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1. Simply Bread
#02-07 Cluny Court
We held many morning team meetings here before we had a place to call home in Cluny Court. We love how simple and delicious the food is here. Our go to brekkie’s are the mushroom scrambled eggs and the butter and jam with their freshly made bread, it is delightful. You can’t leave Cluny Court without buying their sticky buns - they are simply the best thing, we hear that they are usually ready by 11am and sold out before 3pm!
2. Atlas Coffeehouse
6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886
It’s our founders’ favourite cafe in Singapore, we love everything about Atlas Coffeehouse, from their coffee to their food to the aesthetically designed high ceiling interior to how fast they serve their dishes. The only downside? The endless queue if you visit during a peak hour - but we say it’s all worth it. Our go-to dishes are The Gentleman’s Relish, Summer Fresh Toast, Butterscotch Banana Pancake and Salmon Soba Bowl.
3. My Little Spanish Place
619 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269720
About 10 minutes walk from Cluny Court, My Little Spanish Place founded in 2010 serves up authentic and homely Spanish food. It’s always buzzing here in the evening, we have spent countless meals here with our friends. We’ve narrowed down our favourite dishes, the must-haves are Secreto Iberico, Gambas al Ajillo with their garlic bread and Arroz Negro Paella.
4. Bakery Breara
#01-05, 8 Empress Road, Singapore 260008
A little walk from Cluny Court - worth the extra few steps - because you are going to get delicious bread in your tummy. Bakery Brera, offers fresh baked artisan bread made with fine flours from France and Japan with no preservatives. It’s hard to choose a favourite here, as they are all great, they serve up a good variety of sweet and savoury options! Definitely worth a visit we say!
WHERE TO EAT
#02-01 Cluny Court
Walking into Relish, feels like you have walked into a garden for lunch! It gives off such a vacay vibes, with their indoor greenery. The dishes you definitely must order are the Crabmeat Linguine, Hae Bee Hiam Spaghettini and the Turnip, Cucumber, Mango and Tiger Prawn Salad to share.
#01-04 Serene Centre
They have the most delicious - unique steak cuts at an affordable price, they are great for lunch with friends as well as date nights. We especially love visiting this place in the evening for dinner. The steak here are seared nicely giving them a crispy crust with a nice marbling and juicy texture. We love their Jack’s Creek F1 Wagyu Deckle MS-4/5, and don’t forget to add sides like the Fried Brussels sprouts and grilled Broccolini - ending it off with Stan’s Tiramisu.
#01-05 Serene Centre
Dining here at Microbakery makes you feel like you are on vacation, with their moody low lights, huge outdoor seating the ever alluring smells of fresh bread. It’s a great brunch place for sure! They serve up artisanal sourdough bread, sweet bakes, toasts and coffee. We love that they use natural ingredients with no additives, for their breads which are naturally leavened using organic and sustainable flour. We come here often for their Grilled Flatbread & Banana cake!
#01-03a Cluny Court
PV probably doesn’t even need an introduction with their shops scattered all over Singapore, touted for having the best cupcakes in town. It’s hard to choose a favourite, but we think it’s the Cinnamon Brown Sugar for us followed by the Milk Chocolate Banana and Strawberry White Chocolate. PV not only make great cupcakes, they do other bakes like the Banana Bread, Strawberry Custard Tart and Milk Chocolate Honeycomb.
ADAM ROAD FOOD CENTRE
2 Adam Road
There are just way too many good food stalls here but for now we will narrow it down to our two favourite stores.
Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak #01-02
They are so good, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong once served this Nasi Lemak to Indonesian President Joko Widodo when he was here in Singapore. There is no escaping the long queue, but we say drop by at 11am for short or no queue. We love their fried chicken and sambal chilli! The sambal chilli is a sweet-savoury-spicy version, specially cooked with both Indian and Japanese chillies.
Adam Rd Noo Cheng Big Prawn Noodles #01-17
We literally had a bowl of spicy dry prawn noodles with pork ribs for lunch before writing this guide. They are generous with their prawns, thick and fresh and the broth give off such an umami taste, it’s truly a hearty meal.
#02-02 Coronation Plaza
We grew up eating the Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee here, it’s definitely a place that holds a lot of memories for us. Mr Leong has been making delicious dishes at Coronation since 1988. The popiah are huge and filled with ingredients, the skin is very soft with generous amount of crispy bits of parboiled rice giving it an interesting texture. Warning, the aromatic Nyonya style chilli sauce is spicy and promises to leave you craving more! The Kueh Pie Tee is a fun dish to order, as you get to do-it-yourself.
CROWN BAKERY & CAFE
#01-03 Crown Centre
Crown Bakery & Cafe stood out along Bukit Timah with its cerulean blue French style decor. We drop by often for the baked goods, especially the almond croissants. They offer over 45 different varieties of bread, viennoiseries and snacks. If dine-in seatings are available, be sure to try many dishes!
WHERE TO DRINK
ORH GAO TAPROOM CRAFT BEER BAR
#01-03 Serene Centre
Killiney Kopitiam by day, a craft beer bar by night! We love Orh Gao Taproom for serving up amazing Asian fare - like the OG Sambal Curry Mussels and Pari Bakar, meaty grilled stingray dressed with sambal. Not forgetting their beer, they have 10 taps of rotating crafts beer, with occasional seasonal drops!
THE AFFOGATO BAR
#01-04b Cluny Court
We regularly pick up our morning coffee from here. They serve a smooth cup of latte and the baristas are friendly. It’s just a great way to start the day. We are also huge fans of their fresh bagels!
GUZMAN Y GOMEZ
#01-02 Serene Centre
We know they are known for their Mexican food, but we spend many after work hours with our friends at their outdoor seating with a beer in hand and nachos on the other. The alfresco seating with the fairy lights are a great way to wind down.
WHERE TO SHOP
THE ELLY STORE
#02-31/33 Cluny Court
(photo credit: theellystore)
Initially known for their collections of kids cheongsams and mandarin collared shirts for boys, The Elly Store have quickly expanded to stock a wide variety of kids’ shoes, gifts and toys from international brands. The store is a kid’s haven in Cluny Court.
#02-03 Cluny Court
(photo credit: Rye)
Think quality and timeless pieces, and you’ll find Rye, Homegrown womenswear label has a beautiful boutique at Cluny Court. The boutique is such a zen place to be, with their use of natural materials and clean palette. Founded in 2016, Rye embodies a slow fashion design approach - creating timeless capsule collections. If you are a fan of minimalistic fashion, it’s definitely a place to check out.
#02-15 Cluny Court
Before we dive into how great their products are, please admire how beautiful Nich Architects have designed their space, collaborating with triple eyelid studio to use upcycled pallet for their loose furniture. Shopping vegan products in Singapore is made easy here, Oasis focus on being 100% natural and impact driven for the environment. Their products ranges from personal care for bath, beauty and home.
#02-11 Cluny Court
(photo credit: Rue Madame)
It’s always a surprise every time you visit Rue Madam, the multi-label boutique is a treasure trove. They have everything here, you can shop from clothes to bags to accessories and even home ware. We are huge fans to the Homesick - New York candles. When you are here, take a peep at the windows, it looks out to a beautiful greenery.
MO LI HUA VINTAGE WATCHES & JEWELLERY
#02-29 Cluny Court
It’s such a joy to visit this shop especially for vintage lovers like us. We are lucky to have them just opposite us! You will discover collections of authentic vintage watches and fine jewellery curated from around the world. They aims to track down exceptional and ageless pieces to suit each client’s need. They have an extensive line-up of watches from Rolex, Cartier and Omega.
#02-13 Cluny Court
(photo credit: SweatyBetty)
Founded in 1998, Sweaty Betty is now a global activewear and lifestyle brand for women. Their sportswear are made with super stretchy fabric with flattering cuts, making you feel and look good while sweating it out. What we really love is that their clothes are responsibly sourced and crafted from recycled bottles, perfect for your body and the planet!
#02-23 Cluny Court
(photo credit: hopla)
If you are in search for the first shoes for babies and toddlers, Hopla is definitely the place to visit. The options are endless here, from Mary Janes, sneakers to sandals for your baby’s first pair.
WHERE TO REST
KEW ORGANICS FACIAL BAR
#03-03 Cluny Court
(photo credit: Kew Organics)
Many customers that pop by Our Cove rave about their facial session at Kew Organics! Reading up on Kew Organics start-up story is such an inspiration! Lily, the founder, created her own organic label catered to clogged pores, acne breakouts, pigmentation and dehydrated skin. And all this using only non-GMO, vegan and “free from chemicals, paragons and preservations” ingredients.
THE GALLERY HAIR AND HEAD SPA
#02-16 Cluny Court
New kid on the block, The Gallery Hair Studio has a team of international hairstylist with skills and experience catered to your hair needs, for both aesthetic and haircare treatment.
#04-01 Cluny Court
(photo credit: my physio)
#04-03 & 03-02 Cluny Court
(photo credit: Alliance Counselling)
It’s important to take care of our mind too… something we often forget to do. Alliance Counselling’s quaint and relaxing place is a great place to start your therapy session. They are located on level 3 and 4 of Cluny Court. The services includes walk-and-talk therapy, pre and post-natal therapy, psychological assessments, couples therapy and other things.
BIG BLUE TRUNK
#02-14 Cluny Court
(photo credit: Big Blue Trunk)
Big Blue Trunk is a home and lifestyle boutique, an exclusive Singapore stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - a quick drying matte paint that glides smoothly on furniture. They regularly host creative workshops where you can upcycle and breathe new life to old furniture.