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A dining guide to One-North: The best restaurants, hawker eats and cafes for a work lunch or weekend brunch

A dining guide to One-North: The best restaurants, hawker eats and cafes for a work lunch or weekend brunch
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Startup haven One-North isn't just a sandbox of innovation and new ideas - it's got some pretty good grub to fuel those active minds as well.

With a collection of restaurants, cafes, and hawker eats at Timbre+ One-North, you can count on a satisfied stomach whether for a work lunch or a weekend brunch. Here're the best restaurants, hawker eats, and cafes in One-North to check out.

Takagi Ramen @ One-North

After a long day's work, a hearty bowl of ramen hits the spot. To honour the diligence of the working middle-class crowd, Takagi Ramen brings this humble street food to the "average Singaporean" with authenticity and affordability in mind.

Besides absorbing GST and service charges, the restaurant frequently updates its menu with innovative ramen selections like Chilli Crab Ramen ($14.90) and Salted Egg Ramen ($14.90).

Staple flavours include the signature Takagi Ramen in a creamy Tonkotsu broth ($6.90). Set meal upgrades start from $3.50, with a side dish and refillable hot tea.

Takagi Ramen @ One-North is located at 1 Fusionopolis Way, #B1-12 Connexis, Singapore 138632, p.+65 9170 7870. Open daily, 10am-9pm.

Bowl Chap

Bowl Chap, not "Bo Chap" (Hokkien for 'don't care'), serves up some mouthwatering rice bowls - think Japanese dons with a local twist - crafted with quality and fresh ingredients.

The brand has warmed hearts with the former Tippling Club chef in the kitchen since its humble beginnings in Ayer Rajah Food Centre.

Indulge in signature dishes like the Braised Five Spice Apple Pork Bowl ($13.90), braised 12 hours to a delightful tenderness, or the Smoked Paprika Chicken Katsu Bowl ($13.90). You'll never go wrong with crowd-favourite Aburi Sambal Mayo Salmon Bowl ($16.90) with a local kick.

Bowl Chap is located at Galaxis #01-25, 1 Fusionopolis Place, Singapore 138522, p.+65 9109 7929. Open Mon - Fri 11am -8pm, Sat 11am-2.30pm. Closed Sun.

Daehwa Korean

With a heart for community and the environment, social enterprise Daehwa creates employment for people with special needs through the quality plant-based dishes in their restaurant.

Enjoy a leisurely meal here with wholesome Korean favourites made without MSG and the five alliums (onions, garlic, leeks, scallions, chives, and shallots).

Choose from Soondubu Jjigae with Rice ($17) or a non-spicy Doenjang Jjigae with Rice ($16). Experience the difference with the meatless Samgyetang with Rice ($17) or find comfort in the plant-based seafood-flavoured Jjampong ($18).

Daehwa Korean is located at 1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-35 Galaxis, Singapore 138522, p.+65 6254 8446. Open Tue- Fri 11am-8.30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-8.30pm. Closed Mon.

Teppei Syokudo x Yama Udon

Working closely with a Japanese Bib Gourmand chef, Teppei Syokodo x Yama Udon revamps their menu, featuring their Signature Kaisendon ($16.90), which spotlights a homemade sauce alongside fresh ingredients and rice from Akita, Japan.

Enjoy it on its own, or indulge in the Teppei Premium Set ($23), which comes with the Signature Kaisendon, a mini udon and a choice of two side dishes. The restaurant also offers over ten types of Udon, curry rice, and Donburi, ensuring something for everyone.

Teppei Syokudo is located at 1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-30 Galaxis, Singapore 138522, p.+65 6258 8486. Open Mon-Fri 11am-8.30pm. Sat - Sun 11am-3pm.

Curry Nations

Preserving the rich heritage of authentic Indian cooking with innovative flavours, Curry Nations serves up the culinary essence of North and South India with a touch of Mangalorean influences.

Their weekday Lunch Vegetarian Set starts from $8, with selections that include a choice of rice, roti or naan. And if you think that's affordable, wait till you see their popular Lunch Buffet that starts from $13.90.

Crowd favourites here include the Chicken Tika Masala ($16) and the Vegetable Samosa ($5 for two pcs); wash it all down with their highly-raved Milk Tea ($2.50).

Curry Nations is located at 21 Biopolis Road, #01-05, Nucleos, Singapore 138567, p.+65 8755 3929. Open daily 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm

Peperoni Pizzeria @ Biopolis

Kick back into the lush surroundings of Peperoni Pizzeria @ Biopolis with Italian-inspired comfort food. Menu options run the gamut of prosciutto, pepperoni, ham, chicken, fresh produce and more.

Tuck into their well-loved wood-fired pizza in classic flavours like Napoletana (from $18++ for nine") or delight in specials like Crispy Bacon & Potato (White) (from $21++ for nine-inch pizza). Their Weekday Lunch Set ($20.90++) is a two-course meal, with a choice of starters and pasta or pizza, along with a free drink.

Peperoni Pizzeria @ Biopolis is located at 10 Biopolis Road, #01-01 Chromos, Singapore 138670, p.+65 6681 6735. Open daily 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-9pm.

Roots @ One North Restaurant

Cosy up to French and Italian fusion cuisine at roots@onenorth, with a wide selection of wines and whisky.

Tuck into a succulent Oven-Baked French Duck Confit ($22.90++) or, if you're feeling frisky, their Signature Wagyu Tomahawk ($198++) that's good for up to six people. The three-course Lunch that'll set you back by $26.80++ includes a selection of soup, mains, dessert, and drinks.

Roots@ One North Restaurant is located at 3 Fusionopolis Place Workloft, Unit, #01-50 Galaxis, Singapore 138523, p.+65 8040 5140. Open Mon-Thu, Sat 12pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-12am. Closed Sun.

One Fattened Calf Burgers

Experience what burgers made from scratch taste like, and never crave fast food again. One Fattened Calf Burgers packs 150g of premium New Zealand grass-fed beef between their freshly baked and toasted fluffy potato buns.

Go classic with OFC Burger ($17), or go for gold with the OFC Gold Burger ($20) with house-special pulled beef brisket and cheddar cheese.

Even the OFC Impossible Burger ($22) is a cheesy delight, with 113g of ImpossibleBurger patty, topped with house-made crisp pickles and the OFC special sauce.

One Fattened Calf Burgers is located at 01-31, Galaxis, 1 Fusionopolis Pl, Singapore 138522. Open Mon-Sat 11am-3pm and 5pm-8pm. Closed Sun.

Ristorante Pietrasanta

Teleport to sunny Tuscany when you dine at Ristorante Pietrasanta. Founded by two brothers from Pietrasanta, this stylish restaurant serves a spread of homestyle Tuscan flavours in a breezy alfresco setting.

Bask in the open air as you tuck into pizzas crafted with organic dough, such as the sinfully cheesy Quattro Formaggi ($26.90). There's no missing out on their freshly handmade pasta, especially the Gnocchi Al Granchio ($27.90) - silky potato dumplings filled with crab meat, tomato and cream sauce.

Ristorante Pietrasanta is located at 1 Fusionopolis Way, #01-08, Singapore 138632. Open daily 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-10pm.


Sloppy B

The sister concept of Bowl Chap, Sloppy B, uses Halal-certified quality and fresh ingredients to fire up hearty sandwiches on the grill.

Bite into the super loaded Chickpacito ($13.90), which sees Mexican grilled chicken with onions, avocado puree and American cheese. Alternatively, have a go at the Coho Salmon ($16.90), which features their special Wasa-bae sauce on premium salmon steaks in between soft buttery brioche buns.

Craving some sweets? The gooey and sloppy Nutella & Marsh ($6.90) sandwich is the answer for a sweet ending.

Sloppy B is located at 1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-20 building, Galaxis, Singapore 138522, p.+65 9109 7929. Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-2.30pm. Closed Sun.

Long Black Cafe

For pocket-friendly Japanese-Italian fusion cuisine, make your way to Long Black Cafe. Besides freshly roasted beans and finely crafted coffee, the tranquil cafe takes much pride in its handmade pasta, freshly made daily.

Slurp on the rich and umami-filled Salmon Mentaiko Cream pasta ($15.90++) or chow down on the homemade corn beef grilled sandwich, Reuben Sandwich ($14.90++). For just $4.50 more, you can upgrade your meal to a set with soup and drink.

Long Black Cafe is located at 20 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138668. Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm. Closed Sat-Sun.

Bread Yard

On exchange at MIT, what started off as a microbial side project by the founders of Bread Yard, has since leavened the thousands of loaves of bread the cafe is known for today.

Taste bread in exquisite harmony with other ingredients in brunch items such as the Beef Kofta Shakshuka ($18) and Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict ($18). Enjoy a hearty bowl of Argentina Striploin Bowl (from $18) or grab a Spicy Fried Chicken sandwich ($14) for a quick meal.

Bread Yard is located at 1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-23/24 Galaxis, Singapore 138522, p.+65 9773 5318. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.45pm and Sat 8am-2.30pm.

Jimmy Monkey Cafe

A capsule of the Melbourne cafe lifestyle in Singapore, Jimmy Monkey Cafe's menu is filled with delicious all-day brunch options to accompany their popular coffee blends.

You can't go wrong with the bacon and omelette goodness in their signature JM Brekkie Sandwich ($17) and Salted Caramel Cold Brew ($8.50). If you've some space left after a hearty meal, get a sweet treat by ordering Caramelised Banana Pancakes ($22) or find both sweet and savoury flavours in the Aussie Sunrise ($20) with grilled bacon and maple syrup on pancakes.

Jimmy Monkey Cafe is located at #01-51 One-North Residences, 9 One-North Gateway, Singapore 138643, p.+65 6777 8470. Open daily 8am-4pm.


FoodBarn is a source of wholesome comfort food such as sandwiches, burgers and pasta made from all-natural ingredients.

Settle in with a meal starting with sharing plates of Crispy Garlic Squid ($15++) that'll whet your appetite. Mains see selections like Signature Classic Barn Burger ($19.50++) with Angus beef patty and crispy bacon topped with cheese.

Plant-based eaters can enjoy the Impossible Lasagne ($19++), with Impossible beef and tomato sauce layered between luscious baked egg pasta.

FoodBarn is located at Galaxis, #01-13, 1 Fusionopolis Place, Galaxis, Singapore 138522. Open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 10am-8.30pm. Closed Sun.

Hawker Eats at Timbre+

The urban food park in the heart of JTC LaunchPad boasts 40 stalls of restaurant-grade food and hawker eats at affordable prices, with a full calendar of live entertainment in the evenings.

Dig into Band and Artist Signature Pizzas from Timbre Pizza to support good food and local musicians, and discover authentic Filipino flavours with Iskina Cebu. Savour the best of Thai with Streets of Bangkok and have the ultimate local favourites, noodle and kopi combi at Noodlefellas and Kopifellas.

Timbre+ One North is located at 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, Singapore 139957, p.+65 9850 5819. Open Mon-Thu 7am-12am, Fri-Sat 7am-1am Sun 11am-10pm. Please refer to stall listings for the opening hours of each stall.

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This article was first published in City Nomads.

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