Category Archives: Where to eat near Bugis, Singapore

Bugis actually a fantastic area to find great Halal food. Ranging from Nasi Padang to authentic Indian food, eating poorly in Bugis is not an option.

But aside from strictly Halal food, there are also some funky cafes and dessert spots. We especially loved Artistry and Tolido’s, with Tolido’s being one of the cheaper modern cafes we’ve visited in Singapore.

We especially love Liang Seah Sreet. This is where a bunch of modern Taiwanese dessert shops are located. We’ve visited a number of them and prefer Ji De Chi over the rest, but to be honest, you can’t go wrong at any of them.


Pilihan Kami: Tolido’s Espresso Nook


Ji De Chi Dessert, Bugis, Singapore: Crazy Good Asian Desserts

Set right in the heart of Bugis on a street famous for its wacky Asian desserts, Ji De Chi is a must visit if you love shaved ice, sago and other Taiwanese style desserts.

The menu at Ji De Chi starts off with sago puddings with mango and moves onto mounds of shaved ice in an array of flavours such as cendol, black sesame, blueberry and green tea. There’s also glutinous rice balls, waffles and Mille crepes.Ji De Chi Dessert Bugis Singapore mango puddingThis place is so so crowded around 9pm when everyone has already finished dinner and is longing for something sweet. And it’s no wonder. The desserts are extremely delicious and fresh and the service is really fast. You won’t need to wait around long for your order to arrive.

Lastly, if you’re not entirely convinced of the menu here, perhaps try Dessert First next door which looks just as good, but we haven’t yet tried it.

We’re fans of Ji De Chi Dessert and we recommend it for a sweet treat if you’re in the Bugis area.

Ji De Chi Dessert
8 Liang Seah St #01-03, Bugis, Singapore
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Closest MRT: Bugis (green EW12 / blue DT14)

Mille crepe: $6.20
Mango pomelo sago: $6.20

Mural at Academy Roastery Cafe

A.R.C (Academy Roastery Cafe), Bugis, Singapore: Good Coffee, Great Murals

A.R.C is a one of those upmarket coffee shops that Singapore is becoming more and more famous for. Serving both coffee and food, it’s a popular place for brunch and coffee with many Singaporeans and foreign guests alike.

We’ve had coffee here, but not the food so we can’t comment whether the meals here are good or not. What we can say is that the coffee is excellent. World class.A.R.C Academy Roastery Cafe Bugis Singapore Coffee MachinePerfect temperature, smooth coffee taste and perfectly textured milk. Susan had the vanilla latte and really enjoyed it mainly because it’s much sweeter than a normal coffee.A.R.C Academy Roastery Cafe Bugis Singapore cappuccinoThe interior design of the cafe is that typical minimalist bare concrete look with wooden benches and won’t win any design awards for originality, but it’s pleasant nonetheless.

Outside there is a massive mural on the wall which is a tourist attraction in itself. You’ll often see people here with tongsis in hand taking selfies. And we highly recommend it because it’s simply one of the best murals we’ve seen in Singapore.A.R.C Academy Roastery Cafe Bugis Singapore insidePrices here are expensive when compared to a Singaporean kopitiam, but they are normal for Singapore. Definitely a place to come if you’re a coffee lover.

A.R.C (Academy Roastery Cafe)
29 Sultan Gate, Bugis, Singapore
www.arccoffee.sg
Instagram: a.r.c.coffee
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Saturday/Sunday from 09:30)
Closest MRT: Bugis (green EW12 / blue DT14)

Cafe latte: $5.00
Vanilla latte: $5.50