Open For Business: The S Bar, Creamier, Stamping Ground Coffee, Grain Traders, Marks & Spencer Cafe

1 THE S BAR


PHOTO: THE S BAR

Senso Ristorante & Bar in Club Street has revamped its bar, The S Bar.

The 30-seat drinking hole serves handcrafted cocktails inspired by Italy.

They include the Aperol Spritz ($18), which consists of Aperol - an Italian apertif - and prosecco over ice and a splash of club soda; and the Romantico ($20), made with Belvedere vodka mixed with lime cordial, peach puree, cranberry juice and garnished with thyme.

Pair them with gourmet bar bites such as The S Bar's La Plachetta Platter (from $26, photo 1), which includes cold cuts and a variety of cheeses; and fresh oysters (from $14).

Where: 21 Club Street

Open: Noon to 3pm, 5.30 to 11pm (Monday to Thursday); noon to 3pm, 5.30pm to midnight on Friday; 5.30pm to midnight on Saturday; 6 to 11pm on Sunday.

Info: E-mail reservations@senso.com.sg


2 CREAMIER AT GILLMAN BARRACKS


PHOTO: CREAMIER

Ice cream and waffles shop Creamier has opened its second outlet in Gillman Barracks, which is much more spacious than its Toa Payoh one.

Creamier Gillman Barracks can seat 20 indoors and 50 on the patio, compared with 27 indoors and six outside at its Toa Payoh outlet.

The Gillman Barracks outlet offers some exclusive ice cream flavours, including Kaya Toast, which is made with organic pandan leaves and toasted bread ($3.30 a scoop); and Macadamia Tropicana, which contains macadamia nuts, coconut and pineapple ($4.20 a scoop) - perfect for a hot day.

Creamier's other signature ice cream flavours, such as Roasted Pistachio, Sea Salt Gula Melaka and Earl Grey Lavender, are also available, as are its popular waffles ($6, photo 2).

Where: 5A Lock Road

Open: Noon to 10pm (Tuesday to Thursday); noon to 11pm (Friday and Saturday); noon to 10pm (Sunday); closed on Monday

Info: www.creamier.com.sg


3 STAMPING GROUND COFFEE


PHOTO: STAMPING GROUND COFFEE

Stamping Ground Coffee, previously a hole-in-the-wall, takeaway-only coffee shop in Club Street, has found a new home in Upper East Coast Road. It shares the space with a florist, so expect the fragrance of blooms to waft over your brews.

The coffee house uses local roaster Papa Palheta's Throwback blend to make its cold brews.

Bottled in-house, the cold brew concentrate is priced at $5.50 and customers have the option of mixing in milk ($6), housemade almond milk ($8) or coconut water ($7).

While coffee is the main draw here, its Bacon Jam Toast ($12, photo 3) - caramelised bacon with honey and balsamic vinegar, served with melted mozzarella cheese and baked egg on brioche toast - is also highly recommended.

Where: 87 Upper East Coast Road

Open: 9am to 6pm (Tuesday to Sunday); closed on Monday

Info: E-mail hello@stampinggroundcoffee.com


4 GRAIN TRADERS AT 100AM


PHOTO: GRAIN TRADERS

Eatery Grain Traders has opened its second branch at 100AM in Tanjong Pagar.

At 2,000 sq ft, this new outlet is double the size of the first. It also opens every day, unlike the CapitaGreen outlet which opens only on weekdays.

Menu highlights include the Upstream Bowl ($16, photo 4), comprising salmon, butternut squash, sweet potato, housemade cucumber pickles and super greens; as well as Roasted Pork Brown Rice Porridge ($8), served with corn, carrots, spinach, soft-boiled egg and avocado.

This outlet also has weekend specials. The items change every week, but dishes offered so far include a mutton rendang with root vegetables and coconut gravy and a frittata with potatoes, roasted peppers and caramelised onions.

Wash down the nosh with white or black cold brews ($7 to $7.50).

Where: 01-03/04 100AM, 100 Tras Street

Open: 8am to 8pm (Monday to Friday); 11am to 8pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Info: www.grain-traders.com


5 MARKS & SPENCER CAFE


PHOTO: MARKS & SPENCER CAFE

British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer has opened a cafe in its Wheelock Place flagship store.

Located near the Food Hall within the store, the 60-seat cafe serves breakfast and hot food items, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Menu highlights include bagel with salmon and cream cheese ($9.90); fish and chips ($14.90); and triple layer carrot cake ($6.90 for a slice).

The cafe also offers an Afternoon High Tea Set For Two, which consists of freshly made sandwiches, sweet treats, scones and two pots of tea ($29.90, photo 5).

The Wheelock Place store also recently introduced a chilled food range with more than 600 items. They include dips, soups, salads, cheesecakes, yogurts and puddings.

Where: 01-K2 Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road

Open: 8.30am to 10pm (Sunday to Thursday); 8.30am to 10.30pm (Friday and Saturday)

Info: Go to www.facebook.com/MarksandSpencerSingapore

Bryna Singh

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 04, 2016, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe