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 www.cravings.com.sg
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 www.facebook.com/aeioulife
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 www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Halo/ 1566210050259297?sk=timeline
CAFE AOYAMA COLLABORATIVE
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 www.facebook.com/pages/Aoyama-Collaborative/ 270549199735963?ref=br_tf
This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on January 11, 2015. For similar stories, go to http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/singapore. You will not be able to access the Premium section of The Straits Times website unless you are already a subscriber.