Open for business: Jewel Coffee, Old Hen Coffee Bar, Alba 1836, Agnia at once upon a bar, Baker's 13, Tart, Souper Sarnies

Jewel Coffee

Jewel Coffee, with outlets in One Shenton Way and Rangoon Road, has opened a third in Collyer Quay. The 14-seat cafe uses single-origin beans for its espresso drinks. There are new food items such as the Asian BLT ($10), roasted pork belly stuffed in a baguette; and favourites such as the Ribeye Hero ($12.50), ribeye steak on foccacia bread.

Where: 16 Collyer Quay, 01-13, Income at Raffles
Open: 7am to 8pm (weekday), 8am to 5pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday and public holidays 
Info: Call 6536-2091 or e-mail

Old Hen Coffee Bar

This 22-seat cafe, which opened on July 12, offers items such as buttermilk waffles served with blueberry compote, fresh strawberries and honey-infused Greek yogurt ($9), Valrhona chocolate drinks ($5 for hot, $6 for iced) and long black coffee ($4).

Where: 88 Rangoon Road, 01-03
Open: 7.30am to 5.30pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 10am to 10pm (Friday to Sunday), closed on Monday
Info: Call 6341-5458 or go to

Alba 1836

This 50-seat restaurant combines classic Italian dishes with modern cooking techniques. Offerings include tuna tartare with Ligurian olives, Sicilian capers and bottarga ($29), a salted cured fish roe; and housemade tagliolini with Maine lobster, Sicilian tomatoes and fresh oregano ($38).

Where: 28 Duxton Hill, 01-01
Open: Noon to 2pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm (weekday), 6.30 to 10.30pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6222-2048 or go to

Agnia at once upon a bar

Agnia is located in Once Upon A Bar, a concept restaurant featuring different food brands and selling a variety of dishes. Dishes include Croq Nuggets ($6.50 for six), nuggets made with crocodile meat and served with an aioli dip; and Albondigas En Adobo ($8.50), a Spanish-style meatball dish served with chipotle sauce.
Where: 25 Church Street, 01-01
Open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5 to 10pm (weekday), closed on the weekend
Info: Call 9296-0062 or go to

Baker's 13

This bakery specialises in cakes and sweet treats made from fresh fruit and natural sugars. It encourages takeaways, although it has six seats for diners. Items include the Citrus Black & White ($5.50) cake, made with fresh oranges; and the Fro-Mango ($5.50) cake, made using sweet Thai mangoes.

Where: 116 Changi Road, WIS@Changi, 01-07
Open: 11am to 9pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday
Info: Call 6440-6003 or go to


Speciality tarts here include jackfruit, kiwi and coffee, with prices starting at $4.50 for a box of three. Whole tarts with flavours such as chocolate oreo (left), blueberry cream cheese and matcha azuki are also available. Prices range from $30 to $35 for an 18cm tart and $55 to $60 for a 23cm tart.

Where: 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista, 02-27C
Open: 10am to 10pm (Monday to Thursday and Sunday), 10am to 11pm (Friday, Saturday, eve of public holidays and public holidays)

Souper Sarnies

This 18-seat cafe specialises in soups, sandwiches and salads. Try the Souper Club ($12.90), a white-bread sandwich with avocado, bacon, grilled Cajun chicken, lettuce, melted Swiss gruyere and housemade mayonnaise. The cafe also offers a classic creamy mushroom soup ($7.90) and citrus salad ($7.90).

Where: 1 Tras Link, 01-07, Orchid Hotel
Open: 8.30am to 9pm (weekday), 9am to 9pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 9115-9566 or go to

This article was first published on July 20, 2014.
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