Bras Basah.Bugis embodies the colours and flavours of Singapore’s rich culture, design and heritage. The culinary landscape in Singapore is ever-changing and the area is a treasure trove of dining concepts, from low-key cafés, backstreet hawker stalls to haute cuisine establishments that offer an abundance of local and international dining options.
Starting at our home on 51 Waterloo Street, Station 51 at Campers’ Corner is a cosy café that offers visitors a respite from the tropical heat. Its menu has a tightly curated selection of light meals, snacks and beverages for a quick pick me up. Have a chat with one of the friendly team to find out more about upcoming events and adventure travels.
If you’re curious about local cuisine, make a trip to The Waterloo Centre (Block 261) for an authentic experience at a Singapore hawker centre. Leong Yeow Hainanese Chicken Rice has a strong following for their namesake succulent roasted chicken rice, which is well complemented by their tangy chilli sauce. Waterloo Times is one of the building’s best-kept secrets; this chic ground floor restaurant features a modern European inspired menu.
Nestled at the corner of the Catholic Welfare Centre opposite 51 Waterloo Street, Crossings Café is a social enterprise that serves an all-day menu of hearty comfort food with fusion flavours and local signature dishes such as laksa and braised beef shin.
Only a short walk away from 222 Queen Street, the Singapore Art Museum houses several casual dining restaurants. You certainly won’t miss Food for Thought’s striking red exterior. The restaurant is a social enterprise with a moreish all-day brunch menu and healthy main courses that appeal to international palates. Standing Sushi Bar is inspired by sushi joints in Japan, dishing up affordable Japanese cuisine including robatayaki, sashimi and sushi. For your caffeine fix, 7 Kickstart is a well-known spot amongst coffee aficionados for their speciality ice drip coffees.
Mary Gomes, a cookbook author, has adapted recipes from her childhood and brings a taste of Eurasian home cooking to Mary’s Kafé at Kun Yan Methodist Church on Queen Street. Mary’s Kafé has a generous daily set lunch so diners can sample a variety of dishes and the piquant flavours of this little-known cuisine.
Artichoke on Middle Road is one of the cool kids on the block, plating up creative Middle Eastern-influenced dishes designed for communal dining.