8 Instagram-Worthy Drinks That Will Have Your Followers Spamming The Like Button

Hands up if you can’t resist snapping a photo of your avocado toast or your latte during brunch.

Most of us are guilty of snapping a pic or two of our food, especially if they’re pretty because #foodgoals. And why shouldn’t you? After all, someone put hard work into plating up or creating these dishes–appreciating it is the least we can do.

If you’re a foodie who loves digging into nosh that not just tastes but looks amazing, we’ve shortlisted 10 beverages from all over Singapore that are not just a treat for the taste buds, but for the eyes as well.

1. Unicorn Tears @ Dapper Coffee 

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While unicorns sadly do not exist, here’s something we’d happily make do with: Unicorn Tears. Created by the good people at Dapper Coffee, a small cafe along Amoy Street, Unicorn Tears is the cafe’s best known product.

A shimmery swirl of aqua blue with flecks of sparkle, this beverage is not just to be consumed–it’s to be admired as well. The one thing you MUST do when you get your hands on a bottle of Unicorn Tears is give it a good shake! This will bring out all the sparkle and the mesmerising shades of blue.

At $10 a bottle, Unicorn Tears does not come cheap, but it is free of alcohol, caffeine, nuts, soy, eggs and it’s gluten-free.

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So what is it made of? We can’t quite pinpoint the ingredients that go into this magical potion but according to the people at Dapper Coffee, Unicorn Tears “is some pure-ass stuff”.

For the animal lovers out there, don’t worry! No unicorns were harmed in the making of Unicorn Tears.

Dapper Coffee
Address: 73A Amoy Street, Second Floor, Singapore 069892.
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm; Weekends & PH: Closed

2. Ombre Drinks @ The Juicy Way & The Talad Drink 

If you were at Artbox this year, you would have noticed some epic-ly long queues at stalls serving up ombre drinks. The Juicy Way and The Talad Drink were two stalls that saw excited Singaporeans queueing up for hours to get their hands on these colourful bottles of fruit juices and smoothies.

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Crafted from an assortment of fruits, The Juicy Way serves up bottles of juice that come in alluring ombre shades. The Big Bang, crafted from dragonfruit, guava, honeydew and blue pea flower is one of the more eye-catching ones with its galaxy-like hues of purple, grey and blue.

Unfortunately, The Juicy Way is primarily a pop up store, so you’ll have to follow them on Instagram and Facebook to get updates on where they’ll be popping up next!

The Juicy Way 

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Serving up authentic Thai nosh, alongside an assortment of juices and traditional Thai drinks, the Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen was a crowd favourite at this year’s Artbox. If you missed the chance to try The Talad Drink at Artbox, fret not! They have a kiosk at Toa Payoh just a stone’s throw away from the Toa Payoh Bus Interchange.

While you can expect your favourite Thai drinks here like Thai Ice Milk Tea and Thai Iced Lemon Grass, don’t expect them to come in their usual dull colours–The Talad Drink serves up all their beverages in giant bottles of ombre tones.

Want a refreshing tea? Opt for the An Chan Orange or An Chan Kiwi. The colours are gorgeous and are bound to up your ‘Gram game!

Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen
190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #01-520, S10190
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm

3. Rainbow Lattes @ I AM & Dazzling Cafe 

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At one point, edible rainbows were the only food trend worth chasing (get it?). Food items served in all the colours of the rainbow may seem ridiculous to some, but to Instagram foodies, they spell an Instagram moment.

There are not one but two well known joints in Singapore serving up the photogenic Rainbow Lattes: I AM cafe, a popular halal eatery that serves up Western fare, and Dazzling Cafe, a Taiwanese franchise known for its thick toasts.

For those unacquainted with the concept of Rainbow Lattes, it typically involves dripping food colouring into a pitcher of steamed milk. A skilled barista then pours the milk into the coffee, as with any other cup of latte.

Rainbow Lattes, like most rainbow-coloured food, do not taste any different from their less colourful counterparts, so they really are your average cup of coffee with a colourful twist!

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Address: 674 North Bridge Road, S199486
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 11pm; Fri & Sat: 11am – 1am; Sun: 11am – 10pm

Address: #03-04, Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Ave 4, S520940
Opening Hours: Daily, 11 am – 11 pm

Dazzling Cafe
#01-85, Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Rd, S178906Website

4. OTT Milkshakes @ Cake Spade, Robert Timms, Patissez  

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Known for their deliciously dense cakes and OTT milkshakes, Cake Spade is a cafe that’s truly knows its desserts. From the Matcha Adzuki Cakeshake to their Unicorn Cakeshake, Cake Spade doesn’t fool around when it comes to their monster desserts. The perfect spot to satisfy your sugar cravings, we highly recommend sharing the Freakshakes at Cake Spade.

Another place you can go for your Freakshake fix is Robert Timms. With flavours like Banana Popcorn and Rocky Timms, these OTT milkshakes will have you getting busy slurping everything up!

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The original creators of the Freakshake, Patissez is all about keeping it simple. Patissez has an array of more “traditional” tasting OTT Milkshakes, with flavours like mint chocolate and salted pretzel. Ironically, the creations at Patissez are quite tame compared those from other dessert spots, but we kind of like the fact that these look far less intimidating than the others.

Cake Spade
83 Tg Pagar Rd, S088504
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 12pm – 9.30pm; Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm; Sun: Closed
118 Holland Avenue, #01-06, S278997
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 10am – 10pm; Weekends: 9am – 10pm
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If you’re all about the ‘gram, Enchanted Cafe is a quaint spot you need to check out. Far from the typical brunch fare we’ve become accustomed to, this cafe offers up food with an enchanting Singaporean twist!

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The star of the show at this cafe is the Sorcerer’s Elixir.

Served atop a stone dish filled with dry ice, this enticing beverage starts off slightly purple with whispers of shimmer. The staff will come around and pour a slightly orange-y substance into your drink, turning it from a dark red to a deep purple. The whole spectacle of the Sorcerer’s Elixir is mesmerising, so we advise getting your phones ready to capture the magic!

Sip slowly though, because this particular drink will set you back almost $10!

Enchanted Cafe
Address: 88 Rangoon Road #01-04, S218374
Opening Hours: Wed & Thu: 12pm – 10pm; Fri: 11am – 11pm; Sat: 10am – 11pm; Sun: 10am – 8pm; Tue: 11am – 10pm; Mon: Closed

6. Heisenberg @ The Lab 

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The Lab is one of those cafes that will keep you coming back for more. Located a stone’s throw away from Sultan Mosque, The Lab is known for serving up your usual Western fare, alongside a slew of desserts and drinks. If you’re the kind who can never decide what to eat, this place will make that decision even harder for you.

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Like any dining establishment worth its salt, The Lab serves a good range of coffees, juices and mocktails. However, what sets The Lab apart is the presentation of its drinks. The Heinsenberg, which is served with a syringe in it, is a particularly interesting one. Hot beverages also come with droppers filled with sugar syrup!

Not only are these drinks tasty, they’re a fun experience, and they’re 100% insta-worthy.

The Lab
Address: 1 Jalan Pisang, #01-01, S199069
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 10pm; Sun: 1pm – 10pm
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While some food fads are able to stand the test of time (hello salted egg-everything), some quickly fade into obscurity. One that will certainly be a cute addition to your Instagram feed is the Light Bulb Drink. Call it gimmicky if you want, but you can’t deny that these drinks make you want to whip out your phone and snap a picture of it.

Bubbs serves your favourite Bubble Tea flavours in plastic light bulbs, from the classic Milk Tea to an assortment of Fruit Teas. But here’s the bad news–Bubbs only has one outlet and it certainly is out of the way for many Singaporeans.

Located in Tai Seng, it’s great for those working in the area, and not so great for, well, the rest of us.

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What’s a light bulb that doesn’t light up, am I right? Oh My Cafe at Westgate takes the Light Bulb drink to the next level but serving it with a glowing straw. Serving drinks in all sorts of eye-catching colours, we have to say, the drinks here have won our hearts.

Address: 1 Irving Place #01-06, S369546

Oh My Cafe
Address: #B1-01, Westgate Mall, 3 Gateway Drive , S608532

8. Coffee In A Cone @ Coffee Academics

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One caffeinated treat that will have your followers double tapping away is the Coffee In A Cone. No, it’s not as simple as pouring a cuppa into an ice cream cone. Instead, the process involves coating the ice cream cones with different chocolate compounds, giving them that hardened exterior and extra integrity. Warm, slightly sweet and with a crunch, this is a whole new way to enjoy your cuppa.

Coffee Academics
Address: Scotts Square, #02-01/02, 6 Scotts Road, S228209
Opening Hours: Daily: 9am – 9pm
Forget Sugar Glazed, This Cafe Serves Up Savoury Donuts Like ‘Cheeseburger’ And ‘Bacon’ At Only $2.90 A Pop

Unconventional Halal Food Places: Dim Sum, Mexican Food, Korean Chicken & More!

Craving for some good food, but you or your friends are Muslim? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. With this list of best hidden Halal food places, you or your Muslim friends will never feel left out!

1. Fix Cafe

Craving for some Mexican Halal foodFix brings the country of chocolate and corn to you.

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 Mexican Food
Try: Beef Chilli Cheese Fries, Chicken Drumlets (Comes with sour cream sauce. Yum!), Prawn and Lime Fajitas, Donuts with salted egg drip
Come here if: You want to get your Mexican food fixed (Get it?).
This place is: Halal Certified
Address: 31 Ah Hood Rd #01-06 HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse Singapore 329979
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily. (Kitchen closes 3-530pm on weekdays)
Facebook here

2. Jinjja Chicken

Think fast food with a unique Asian twist and you have Jinjja chicken.

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This casual restaurant was inspired by South Korea’s rich street food culture, its love for fried chicken and its ‘pali-pali’ (A Korean expression to mean hurry) culture of speed.

Aiming to create and define itself as ‘The Authentic Asian Fast Food Joint”, Jinjja Chicken is an affordable place for just about anyone who loves Korean food.

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Jinjja Chicken
Korean food
Try: Jinjja Chicken (It’s ‘jinjja’ good), Tteokbokki Fries, Shaved Milk Bingsu
Come here if: You’re craving Korean food and k-pop (MVs are played round the clock)
This place is: Halal Certified
Address: 249 Victoria Street (Bugis Village), Singapore 188032
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday (11am till 10pm) , Friday-Saturday (11am – 11.30pm)
Facebook here

3. Hyde and Co.

If you can’t decide between two cravings (western or local), Hyde and Co. is your place.

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Hyde and Co. mixes some of our favourite dishes to create a harmony of flavours- its aim being to create food inspired by old world British charm with a modern twist.

If you’re a fan of coffee and tea, it wouldn’t harm to check this place out. Their extensive tea and coffee selection will make you giddy.

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Hyde & Co.
Fusion Cuisine
Try: Nasi Lemak Risotto, Hyde Specials (Rotated regularly), Ondeh Ondeh French Toast
Come here if: You want creatively named specials (Think Prince of Egypt and The Addams Family) and cute chefs
This place is: Halal Certified
Address: 785 North Bridge Road Singapore 198753
Opening Hours: Monday (12pm till 6pm), Wednesday to Friday (12pm till 10pm), Saturday (11am till 10pm), Sunday (11am till 6pm), Closed on Tuesdays
Facebook here

4. I am Cafe 

Posing for your OOTDs and shopping till you drop can take up a lot of energy. Fuel up at I am Cafe.

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A popular cafe located in Haji Lane (AKA Hipster Heaven), I am Cafe is the go to place for those who want an authentic cafe experience.

Take a look around the cafe and you’ll notice a wall with a photo of bicycles; that’s because I am Cafe was inspired by Amsterdam!

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I am Cafe
Western Food
Try: Charcoal Grilled Beef Burger, Fish ‘N’ Chips, Rainbow Cake
Come here if: You want to enjoy the sights and sounds of Haji Lane and alfresco dining
This place is: Muslim Owned
Address: 674 North Bridge Road, junction of North Bridge Road and Haji Lane
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday (11.30am till 11pm), Friday and Saturday (11.30am till 1am), Sunday (11.30am till 10pm). Closed on first and third Mondays of the month.

5. Kowloon Express

All your favourite Hong Kong dishes in one place.

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This is a great place for those who love Hong Kong fare as it is one of the rare Halal food places that serves popular dishes like Har Kow and Custard buns.

Its custard buns are filled with so much custard that a caution sign was put up on the walls of the restaurant.

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Kowloon Express
Dim Sum, Noodles, Congee, Meat Dishes
Try: Duck Rice, Salted Egg Fish Skin, Dim Sum (Har Kow, Chilli Crab Pau, Charcoal Golden Sand Pau), Salt Pepper Roast Chicken, Cereal Prawn
Come here if: You’re craving Cantonese inspired chow
This place is: Muslim owned and Halal Certified.
Address: 321 Clementi Mall, Eng Wah Cinema, Clementi Ave 3 #01-01
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm daily
Facebook here

6. Paddington House of Pancakes

Tired of sweet pancakes? Try some savoury ones at Paddington House of Pancakes!

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Dedicated to serving up not only value for money food, but healthy options as well, Padding House of Pancakes takes their craft seriously.

They’ve sampled pancakes from around the world (America, China, France, Russia and even Czech Republic just to name a few) in order to not only make better pancakes, but to also bring the tastes of these countries to you.

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Padding House of Pancakes
 Fusion Cusine
Try: Pancake Double Decker Burger, The Brussels, NICE (Yes, that’s the name), Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Jam Crepe Roll with Ice Cream (Sounds like a mouthful? It is.)
Come here if: You like your food sweet and savory, a halal alternative to Strictly Pancakes
This place is: Halal Certified
Address: 180 Kitchener Rd, #02-35/36 City Square Mall, City Square Mall, 208539
Opening Hours: 11AM–9PM
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Meaning ‘Take a break from work’, Fika is exactly what you need after a long day slogging over your desk.

If you’ve always wanted to try Swedish food and you’re looking for another alternative (You know what we mean) for the much loved meatballs, you’ll definitely want to come here.

 Swedish food
Try: Swedish Meat Balls, Panbiff, Macaroni Stew with Sausages
Come here if: You want to try authentic Swedish food (The owner’s husband is from Sweden!)
This place is: Muslim owned and Halal Certified
Address: 257 Beach Road (Corner of Arab Street and Beach Road), 9 Raffles Boulevard (Millenia Walk), 11 Tanjong Katong Road (OneKM)
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday and PH: 11am-10pm, last order is 9.15pm (kitchen only), Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm, last order is 10.15pm (kitchen only), Eve of public Holiday: 11am-11pm, last order is 10.15pm (kitchen only)
Locate them
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If you want a place that always surprises, come to Badoque. The cafe constantly serves up new dishes that will tickle your taste buds! Whether you’re in the mood for some indoor or alfresco dining, Badoque has the option of both.

Try: Beef Ribs, Fried Breaded Oysters, Squid Ink Risotto
Come here if: Steak, you want to try ‘Mermaid Tears’ (It’s a legit dish!)
This place is: Halal Certified
Address: 246 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370
Opening Hours: Tues – Thur, Sat & Sun 12pm till 10pm. Fridays : 2pm till 10pm

9. The Lab

If you’re a fan of cakes, pastas and everything science, visit The Lab.

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Though it sounds like the next Halloween Horror Nights haunted house, The Lab is far from that.

With syringes, flasks and all sorts of science-ish stuff, The Lab is indeed a unique dining experience. Check out their galaxy cakes – they’re out of this world.

The Lab
 Western Food
Try: The Lab Drumlets, Heisenberger, Chocolate Midnight Snack
Come here if: You secretly want to be a scientist, you want to inject stuff in your food
This place is: Muslim owned
Address: 1 Jalan Pisang, #01-01, Singapore 199069
Reservations (only for 6-15 pax): + 65 6299 5681
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 1230pm to 10pm (last kitchen order 915pm), Sundays: 1pm to 930pm (last kitchen order 845pm)
Facebook here

10. My Secret Hideout Peachy’s

If big portions are what you’re after, look no further, because My Secret Hideout Peachy’s is here.

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Raved about for their value for money portions, Peachy’s guarantees that you leave with a full stomach.

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My Secret Hideout Peachy’s
 Western Food
Try: Buffalo Wings, Cheesy Fish & Chips, Chicken Chop
Come here if: You want cheap food with huge portions
This place is: Muslim Owned and Halal Certified
Address: 803A North Bridge Road Singapore 198771
Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm to 1030pm (last order 1030pm)
Facebook here

11. The Ramen Stall

A Halal food option for all ramen lovers. Yay!

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If you’ve always wanted to try ramen, this is your time. The Ramen Stall is a rare gem as it is halal certified. Remember to slurp loudly!

The Ramen Stall
 Japanese Food
Try: Volcano Ramen, Chicken Cha-Su Ramen
Come here if: You want ramen. Obviously.
This place is: Halal Certified
Address: 787 North Bridge Road Singapore 198755
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 5pm to 6am, Sat, Sun, PH: 12pm to 6am
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