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Build your own dessert platter with bite-sized treats such as cheesecakes, brownies or cupcakes at this 48-seat cafe in Punggol.

You can choose any three items for $8.90 a set.

Choices include Rainbow and Paddle-pop cheesecakes, and red velvet and chocolate cupcakes.

The line-up changes weekly.

Quench your thirst with drinks such as Yuzu Fizz ($7.90), which is a yuzu-flavoured soda topped with a yuzu sorbet.

The cafe also serves six flavours of ice cream, including toasted marshmallows and Earl Grey ($3.90 a scoop).

Where: 6 Tebing Lane, 01-05

Open: 4pm to 1am, daily except Monday and Tuesday

Info: Go to

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This 11-day-old cafe serves fusion French cuisine and offerings include Vegetable Terrine ($22.90), a loaf made of portobello mushroom and zucchini; Beef Cheeks Pasta ($24.90), which has beef chunks on a bed of tagliatelle tossed in balsamic vinegar and roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad ($14.90).

The 50-seat cafe also sells upcycled accessories and homeware.

Where: 111 King George’s Avenue

Open: 10am to 10pm daily except Monday

Info: Call 6291-2698 or go to

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This three-week-old cafe in Jalan Bukit Ho Swee features an all-day breakfast menu with dishes such as Piggy Stew ($11.50), pork chunks served with crispy buttered toast; Otak Egg ($8.50), which is Muar otah paired with a sunnyside-up egg and toast; mushroom carbonara ($14.50) and meatball pasta ($14.50).

Drinks include Soursop Sorbet Float ($6) with soursop ice cream and Gryphon teas ($6 or $7 by the pot).

The 18-seat cafe is in collaboration with online vintage shop Chair-ish The Moments, which shares a small retail space.

Where: Block 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, 01-162

Open: 9am to 6pm, daily except Tuesday

Info: Call 9736-8087 or go to 1566210050259297?sk=timeline

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Instead of the usual brunch places, head to Japanese-style cafe for tonkatsu sets and cream crepes.

Menu highlights include black pork loin tonkatsu set ($15), wagyu steak don ($45), chicken teriyaki don ($12) and spicy cod roe pasta ($15).

Side dishes include lotus root chips ($5) and deep-fried sweet shrimp ($8). For dessert, create your own fresh cream crepe ($8 each, add $2 for ice cream) with a choice of fruits, sauce and toppings.

Where: 16 Chun Tin Road

Open: 11am to 11pm daily, except Monday

Info: Call 6314-5688 or go to 270549199735963?ref=br_tf

This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on January 11, 2015. For similar stories, go to You will not be able to access the Premium section of The Straits Times website unless you are already a subscriber.