Are you tired of all the hipster cafes and bars? Looking for a more intriguing restaurant that will bring you to another world? Or maybe you’re a professional foodie who’s already visited all the restaurants in Singapore, and can’t seem to find your next target. With so many interesting restaurants and cafes around on our little red dot, finding one that stands out from the crowd can be a tough job. But lucky you, we’ve found 5 unique dining places that are sure to wow your socks off!
1. Selfie Coffee
Located along the streets of Haji Lane, Selfie Coffee is the most interesting cafe you’ll ever come across. The name says it all. They literally print customers’ selfies onto cups of coffee. How does it work? The first step is to take a selfie (duh). Next, you’ll have to choose a drink, and just like that, your selfie will be printed on the foam of your coffee.
The selfies are printed with 100% edible foam and cream. We recommend ordering a cold drink instead of a hot one, for the picture to last longer on the foam. Print your selfie on a cold cup of Mocha ($8.50) or on a cup of Selfie Coffee’s Signature Coffee ($7.50). Other drinks are also available if you’re not into the idea of sipping a picture of yourself.
Address: 11 Haji Lane Singapore 18920
Opening Hours: Sun & Mon 11am-10pm, Tues to Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11pm
Tel: +65 6341 7213
2. Jungle Tandoor Restaurant
Interested to have dinner with bears, monkeys and deers? We’re not talking about visiting the Zoo, we’re talking about eating at Jungle Tandoor! Located in the heart of Serangoon, this urban jungle (pun intended) is really one of a kind. Decorated with tribal statues and fixtures of different jungle animals, stepping into Jungle Tandoor is just like stepping out of the city and deep into a real jungle. Feast on their delicious Chicken Tikka ($14) or some kebab ($15) and complete your meal with a glass of white wine ($10). Whatever you do, just remember: Don’t feed the animals!
Jungle Tandoor Restaurant
Address: 102 Serangoon Road Singapore 218007
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-11pm
Tel: +65 6299 0400
3. NOX – Dine In The Dark
Y’know how scientists say that blindness will rapidly enhance a person’s other senses? Well, you can put this saying to the test at NOX! The dining area is pitch dark and all light emitting devices (mobile phones and torches) are not allowed in the room. The restaurant hires visually impaired guides who will lead customers to their seats. A mystery 3 course set dinner ($88++) will be served after customers are seated in the dining room. Yes, you really dine in the dark. Reservations can be made by phone or through their website.
NOX- Dine In The Dark
Address: 269 Beach Road Singapore 199546
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 6pm-late, Saturday 5pm-late, Sunday 5pm-11pm
Tel: +65 6298 0708
Step into a little piece of France here at Antoinette. This french restaurant aims to bring exquisite classic french dessert and cuisine to a whole new level. With their beautifully decorated interior and pretty pastries, you’ll never find a more atas restaurant than this! Order a savoury Concorde Crepe ($22) or a delicious warm Chocolate Cake served with Caramel Orange Ice Cream ($16). Antoinette also has a wide selection of teas and beverages, perfect for a little afternoon high tea session.
Address: 30 Penhas Road Singapore 208188
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-10pm
Tel: +65 6293 3121
This is the most mysterious restaurant yet. Its menu, theme and location changes every session and customers will only know details of the meal on the day itself! All we know is that guests will be treated to a staged play while having dinner. Reservations are to be made in advance, through their website. Guests will then receive a text on the day itself, with clues that will lead them to the location of the dinner. Each session costs about $108 per person. For a unique dinner experience, head to their website to book a slot now!
Opening Hours: Fri to Sun, Dinner
So the next time your friends talk about a cafe, you can tell them you’ve had dinner at a place way cooler than that! Let us know if you’re interested to visit these unique dining places?
(Header image credits: flickr, words by author)