We are always on the lookout for cafés that serve quality brew, alaongside fabulous vegan & vegetarian fare that goes beyond croissants and pancakes. Here are 5 of our favourite cafés around Singapore, that not only serve a mean cup of Joe but also deliver on the veg-vegan front.
Influenced by the vibrant flavours of Asia, The Sampan’s Pan-Asian cuisine offers dishes that seek their inspiration not only from South East Asia, but also the more distant exotic flavours of Japan and India. They have an extensive menu with an impressive range of vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Something about weekend brunch just sets it apart from other meals. Maybe it is the relaxed weekend vibe and the fact that this vibe turns meals to happiness on a plate. Of course, to make that happiness linger, we need awesome plant-based food. Here are some of our favourite restaurants to head to for Weekend Brunch that offers yummo vegetarian and vegan options.
Honest. Simple. Homely. Flavourful. That describes the food at Podi & Poriyal. Podi & Poriyal is driven by the desire to share Tamil culture through food. The owners are passionate about their culture, and it reflects in the menu that finds its root in heirloom foods from the small towns of Tamil Nadu, cooked using traditional methods.
Cuba Libre Café & Bar at Frasers Towers, in CBD, offers an extensive food menu serving Latin American fare to hungry diners. The food that brings in influences from surrounding countries like Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Portugal and Spain; and there is plenty for vegan and vegetarian diners.
Shannon Binnie, Executive Chef of The Botanic is vegan and focussed on sustainable ways of cooking. Chef Binnie has worked alongside Australian chef-restaurateur Luke Mangan since 1999, running the kitchens on his Salt brand of restaurants in Australia, Tokyo and Singapore. We talk to Chef Binnie here to learn about his culinary passion, the thought behind the Botanic and his favourite restaurants.
Cask and Bangers in Clark Quay is a British Gastropub with trendy interiors, an extensive range of drinks, a selection of unpretentious comfort food, and live music for a rocking night out? What’s more is that Cask and Bangers is one British pub where you will not lack in food choices. They have a varied food menu, with a selection of vegetarian dishes too.
Saint Pierre at One Fullerton is a one Michelin-Starred restaurant that caters beautifully to those on plant-based diets with its full-blown vegetarian menus. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant who is vegetarian, so you can only imagine the finesse with which his vegetarian plates are executed.
Singapore has a mind-boggling array of Thai restaurants that will keep even the critics happy. Vegetarians and vegans need not worry either, there are many Thai restaurants in Singapore that offer a decent selection of veg delights. Here is our pick of the Top Thai Restaurants in Singapore, for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Summerlong at Roberston Quay offers a beautifully curated holiday ambience. Think comfy beach seating, colourful lights, staff in floral beach shirts, complete with a hammock! The restaurant serves Eastern and Western Mediterranean cuisines from an open kitchen, with great vegetarian offerings as well.