In the Thomson area and looking for some good food to fill your belly? Well, here are some places you can head to!
215F Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Belgian Liege Waffles
This place claims to be “mad about waffles”, so you probably will not go wrong here. They serve a range of Belgian Waffles served with home-made ice cream.
2. Salted Caramel Artisan Ice Cream
246F Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Earl Grey Ice Cream
This independent ice cream parlour offers a variety of ice cream flavours, home-made waffles, cakes, and coffee.
3. Udders Ice Cream
246D Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Rum & Raisin Ice Cream, Mao Shan Wang Ice Cream
This local ice cream chain is definitely no stranger to Singaporeans. Udders started off as a kooky and fun place to get your ice cream fix and they have since expanded and grown even more successful. What really wins us over is their variety – they serve up to 30 flavours of ice cream.
4. Old School Delights
215M Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Mee Siam
This place carries old school charm and nostalgia, especially with their interior being modelled after a classroom. They also serve up a variety of quintessential Singaporean dishes such as Mee Siam, Laksa and Kueh Pie Ti. Look out for their old school toys instore as well – they’re guaranteed to bring back memories.
5. Yi Jia Bakery House Café
229 Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Milk Bread
This place is definitely a trip down memory lane, especially with your kopi or teh and freshly baked traditional style breads.
6. One Man Coffee
215R Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Brioche French Toast
It’s quite easy to miss One Man Coffee if you do not know that they share the same shop space as Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar. So keep your eyes peeled when you’re headed there. They’re known for their quality coffees and affordable brunch items, but it is their Brioche French Toast which have been especially raved about.
7. November 8 Coffee & Company
#01-30 Thomson V Two
11 Sin Ming Road
Must-try: Big Breakfast
This café has already gained a following despite being a relatively new kid on the block. Their chic interior is inviting and the place allows for ample sunlight for you to bask in while you enjoy your leisurely brunch.
8. Black Sheep Café
#B1-30, Thomson V Two
11 Sin Ming Road
Must-try: Duck Confit
This is one of the hidden gems of Thomson V Two. Previously located at Mayo Street, this café serves up French fare in a cosy and casual setting at an affordable price. Patrons will also be glad to know that this place has no service and GST charges.
9. Oz Specialty Coffee
#01-13, Thomson V Two
11 Sin Ming Road
Must-try: Belgian Liege Waffles, Coffee
Even though they are fairly new to the café scene, Oz Specialty Coffee are one of the few cafés which go beyond just food and coffee – they stock specialty coffee equipment and products as well. You might want to note that seating is mostly al fresco.
10. Fluffy White Cloud
#01-19, Thomson V Two, 11 Sin Ming Road
Must-try: Signature Ciabatta Sandwich
Fluffy White Cloud Café has a unique café concept which combines a retail and F&B space. They carry independent watch and accessory brand TOKYOBay and also offer bites like traditional pastries, cupcakes, sandwiches and drinks.
11. Habitat Coffee
223 Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: The Big Ben
Habitat Coffee serves quality coffees and food and their popularity has grown beyond their shop space. It’s not uncommon to see the café packed on a weekday afternoon.
12. Little Pancakes
#01-04, Thomson Imperial Court
200 Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Ham & Cheesy
This place serves – you got it – little pancakes. These bite-sized beauties come in sweet, savoury and Asian options. Looks like pancakes could really give waffles a run for their money.
13. Little Part 1 Café
15 Jasmine Road
Must-try: Chicken Schnitzel
This independent café has been serving up comfort food, coffee and alcohol for some time now. They call themselves the “third place – neither work nor home”. One gripe though: You have to navigate past the private houses before you can get to this gem, but it’d be well worth your time.
14. JBM Coffee Works
#01-80, Midview City
22 Sin Ming Lane
Must-try: Take-away coffees
Veer off Upper Thomson Road and you’ll find JBM hidden behind the HDB flats at Midview City. If you’re looking for a cuppa and and coffee equipment, this might be the place for you. It has a modest seating area of about 15.
15. Badoque Café
Address: 246 Upper Thomson Road
Must-try: Beef Ribs
Some may know Badoque from their original shop at Bedok Simpang. Well, they’ll be glad to know that they are finally opened at a location which is more accessible than their eastern sister. Badoque is pretty hard to miss, especially with their large green and black signboard. Do come here hungry as they’re well known for their hearty portions.