A trio of Singapore’s food-and-wine stalwarts—Spa Esprit Group founder Cynthia Chua, Tippling Club’s chef Ryan Clift and 40 Hands’ owner Harry Grover—front this new addition to the increasingly hip quarter of Tiong Bahru. In the rustic-chic space, outfitted with exposed brick walls, mismatched steel chairs, teakwood-planked floors and a glassed-in show kitchen, the highlight is its Asian-European fusion fare (mushroom risotto with truffle crumbs; pork belly with braised quinoa), but what makes this buzzing bistro a cut above the rest is its specialty coffee bar—run by Grover and the skilled baristas at 40 Hands, just across the street, doing fresh brews from single-origin beans sourced mainly from a selected group of Australian roasters. Perch at the coffee bar and watch the barista work his magic to conjure up a Cold Drip—coffee brewed and chilled drop-by-drop over a 12-hour cycle—served in a Pyrex flask.
19 Yong Siak St.,
Telephone: +65 6221 9307