These joints with charming open air areas are just the place to dine on breezy evenings.
Alkaff Mansion Ristorante
The two-storey dining room’s interior channels the same regal air with starched table linens and understated furnishings, ideal for a special occasion; it even accommodates a cheese and charcuterie room in the center.
GRUB’s part of these new generation shack restos and it’s got a sweet location at Bishan Park, right next to a lovely stream. The eatery has great vibe: Fresh, idealist and full of bohemian values.
Lower East Side Taqueria
This Mexican eatery offers items like octopus and squid burrito ($18) and chilli con carne tacos (from $13)—in three levels of spiciness—which you can wash down with milky horchata ($5), craft beers (from $7) and tequila tasting flights (from $28).
Very femme, with lots of pink and adorable plant fixtures on each table. There’s also a charming alfresco area out front covered with faux grass—it’s quite the serene oasis in nightlife-centric Boat Quay.
It feels just like a tropical resort. Located in a historic colonial building, the place is outfitted with Asian-inspired elements such as golden Buddha statues, swatches of fabric with ethnic embroidery, and dark wooden furnishings.
TWO FACE Pizza & Taproom
Gussied up with blackboard dividers and playing smooth tunes by crooners like Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra, the coffee shop becomes a cool yet comfortable spot to chow down on simple Western recipes with a local twist.
The Green Door
There’s an alfresco area amid lush greenery for outdoorsy types, while the rest of us who need air-conditioning can still enjoy the kooky interiors stuffed with vintage trinkets.
An intimate bar-café where you can stretch out on rattan chairs on the sprawling alfresco area, enjoy cold beers, cool cocktails like the honey Choya martini as well as lemongrass and blueberry margarita while grooving to the laid-back music.