If you’re after coffee, dessert or brunch, hit these cool Bedok cafes.
While Bedok is known for its tempting array of hawker food, the east-side neighbourhood is also home to several great cafes. Some of these under-the-radar gems feature everything from fresh Canadian oysters to gelato, so if you’re in Bedok, head on down for some delish dishes at wallet-friendly prices.
Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, Fatcat is bound to convert you with its mouth-watering array of desserts. They have super creative ice-cream flavours like Butterbeer, Watermelon Soju and White Peach Sangria, while the Gourmet Charcoal Waffles, drizzled in salted egg yolk sauce (pictured), are the stuff of legend.
FatCat’s plated desserts change depending on the season, and right now, you can try their Reverse Smores. The banana caramel sorbet with a cookie base comes with lightly torched marshmallows on top: Bliss!
416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, 460416. Closed on Tuesdays.
Offering coffee, comfort food, beers and desserts, there’s something for everyone at BLACK&INK, which is in Opera Estate near Bedok MRT station. Bestsellers include the Fat Otah Toast, Tipsy Otah Fries and their Naked Burger (pictured) featuring not one, but two Black Angus beef patties.
29 Swan Lake Ave, 455718.
Artisan bakery and food store Baker & Cook’s Bedok branch offers a wonderful variety of baked goods. Whether you’re craving savoury comfort food like Steak Pie, Thai Green Curry Pie and Salmon Quiche, or desserts like Orange Lavendar Tea Cake or Banana Caramel Cream Cheese Cake, there’s bound to be something to tickle your taste buds.
Coffee lovers can enjoy a smooth cold brew, while the eggs benedict with brioche is also a hit with the brunch crowd.
1 Swan Lake Avenue, Opera Estate, 455718.
If you’re having dinner or supper at the super-popular Bedok 85 Food Market, this is where you need to stop for dessert. Popular ice-cream flavours include White Beauty, Speculoos, Black Goma and Cookie Monster, which can be paired with waffles. Artisanal gelato and sorbet flavours are sold by the pint.
Also try Milk & Honey’s excellent coffee (espresso, cappuccino, latte or mocha). It’s open until midnight every day of the week, so it’s great for a late-night dessert run.
Blk 86, #01-179, Bedok North Street 4, 460086.
Now this is a cafe that is bound to satisfy all of your local cravings under one roof. From Power Coffeehouse’s signature handmade muah chee, a glutinous rice ball rolled with sugar and grated peanuts, to Claypot Curry Chicken, there is something bound to satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings.
Bedok North Street 4, #01-27 Blk 84, 460084.
Tucked away in Bedok Reservoir, Refuel offers simple favourites at great prices (there’s no GST charge). The cafe’s Fuel Me Up breakfast (pictured) is a hearty brunch favourite, with baked eggs, bacon, mushroom, peppers, swiss cheese and tomatoes on toast. Their Creamy Shrimps & Mussels pasta, with lemongrass infused tom yam cream, is another crowd pleaser.
For drinks, choose from coffee, tea, juices, milkshakes and Rekorderlig cider, if you’re feeling fancy.
744 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3029, 470744. Closed on Tuesdays.
By Lisa Twang, November 2018 / Updated by Muneerah Bee, October 2019/ Updated by Jashleen Kaur, November 2020
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