Below are 15 restaurants and cafes that are also hotspots for Pokémon Go gyms and Pokestops. They are categorized into various locations: Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar, Kampong Glam, Little India, Orchard Road, Somerset Station, Dhoby Ghaut Station and East Coast Park.
In case you have been living in a cave, Pokémon Go is a mobile game that has taken the world by storm. This is a location-based game where players walk around physically to capture and battle virtual creatures called “Pokémon”. It was developed by the company Niantic.
Even though Pokémon Go has not been released officially in Singapore yet, Update as of 06 Aug 16: Pokemon Go is now officially released in Singapore, and it is possible to get an idea of the PokéStops and Gyms’ locations based on another mobile game called Ingress, which was developed by Niantic too. Many landmarks in Singapore have been marked as “portals” within the Ingress Intel Map, a virtual map in the game. Many of these portals overlap with the PokéStops and gyms in Pokémon Go. Therefore, based on the Ingress map, the below districts in Singapore should have a high density of PokéStops and gyms.
So now, guys can have fun catching Pokémons while their girlfriends are taking pretty food photos for Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. The perfect win-win situation. You’re welcomed.
This is an Ingress Intel Map. The green and blue spots are the Ingress portals.
Office workers working in and around Raffles Place can now look forward to catching Pokémon during their lunch breaks. Some of the portals on the Ingress map include the Raffles Place Park (just outside Raffles MRT Station), the large Singapore Grass Map at Ocean Financial Centre, and the various art sculptures around the area.
1. The Providore Raffles Place
This is the flagship café of the Providore franchise. Expect delicious brunch, savoury mains, and great coffee. Our favourite items include the Organic Muesli Parfait ($12.50), the Crab Linguini Pasta ($26.50) and the Lobster Mac & Cheese ($26.50).
2. The Daily Cut
The Daily Cut is a salad shop that specializes in healthy protein salads. It is located at the basement of One Raffles Place. The salads taste awesome and this is hands down my favourite salad shop in Singapore.
Read our full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2016/01/the-daily-cut-singapore
Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-31 One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening Hours: | Mon-Fri: 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 8.30pm | Sat-Sun: 11am to 3.30pm |
3. Aglio Olio (China Square Central)
Aglio Olio is a quaint bistro that offers delicious Italian food with a local twist. The pastas here are served with chilli padis, which will cater to Singaporeans with a spicy palate. The price is extremely affordable, with the pastas going for just $13.90. This is probably our favourite bistro in Singapore!
Read our full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2014/05/aglio-olio-hidden-gem-at-china-square-central
Address: 3 Pickering Street, China Square Central, #01-40/41, Singapore 048660
Opening Hours: | Mon to Sat: 11am to 10pm | Sun and PH: Closed |
Phone Number: +65 6327 3622
Similar to Raffles Place, there are also many Ingress portals at Tanjong Pagar. Look out for Pokémon at the Tanjong Pagar MRT Station, the Icon Village building, the Fountain at Capitol Tower, etc.
4. Twins Korean Restaurant
Twins is a Korean Fried Chicken joint that just opened last year. I was in Korean Fried Chicken heaven after taking a bite of the super tasty Soy & Garlic Chicken Wing ($15). One of the best KFC in Singapore!
Read our full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/07/twins-korean-restaurant-singapore
Address: 7 Craig Road, Singapore 089667
Opening Hours: | Mon to Sat: 11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 12am | Sun: 5.30pm to 11pm |
Phone Number: +65 6221 5205
5. Kajiken Singapore 油そば専門店 歌志軒
Kajiken is Singapore’s first dedicated dry ramen restaurant. It is famous for its signature Mazesoba ($12.80). In Japanese, “Maze” means mix while “soba” means noodles. We were simply enamored by the Mazesoba’s delicious taste, and until today we are still making regular trips back to indulge in the delicious dry ramen.
Address: 1 Tras link #01-07 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening Hours: | Mon to Fri: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 9.30pm | Sat to Sun: 11.30am to 9.30pm |
Phone Number: +65 9831 0441
Other than being a hip enclave of cafes, bistros, cultural attractions and lifestyle shops, Kampong Glam looks set to be come an enclave of PokéStops and gyms too. There is a high density of Ingress portals here such as the Masjid Sultan, the Istana Kampong Glam, and the many street murals.
For a full list of 20 great places to eat at Kampong Glam, check out: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/04/20-great-places-to-eat-in-kampong-glam
6. Box N Sticks
One of our favourite hidden gems in Kampong Glam is Box N Sticks, a traditional Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant that serves a variety of Japanese food such as Sushi, Sashimi, Kushiyaki (grilled skewer meat/ vegetable), Yaki Mono (Japanese grilled meat), etc We loved the Kushiyaki here. The classic Yakitori ($2.40) was tender and succulent and went perfectly with the savoury-sweet Teriyaki sauce. Be sure to also check out the Butabara Shioyaki ($2.40), Butabara Wasabi Mayo ($3.80), and the Enoki Bacon ($3.80)!
Read our full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/04/box-n-sticks-singapore
Address: 28 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198889
Opening Hours: | Tue to Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm | Sat & Sun 1.30pm to 10pm | Closed on Mon & PH |
Phone Number: +65 6341 7780
7. Tolido’s Espresso Nook
We love this cozy café located at Crawford Lane inside a HDB neighbourhood. Tolido’s Espresso Nook offers great artisan coffee and Western food. We ordered the Sea Salt Caramel Latte ($6), which had a coffee fragrance that was punctuated by the distinctive sweet and salty flavours of the sea salt caramel. The Waffle Slammer ($11.90) is a great dish too.
Read our full review at: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/01/tolidos-espresso-nook-singapore
Address: Block 462 Crawford Lane, #01-63, Singapore 190462
Opening Hours: | Tue – Thur: 9.30am to 7pm | Fri & Sat: 9.30am to 10pm | Sun: 9am to 6.30pm | Closed on Mondays |
Phone Number: +65 6648 0178
Similar to nearby Kampong Glam, Little India is a great cultural district with a unique bohemian vibe. And based on the Ingress Intel Map, you will probably find many Pokémon here too! Going by the Ingress portals, the PokéStops will probably be located at places such as the Goddess of Mercy Temple and various other heritage landmarks.
8. Jumbo Grill
Jumbo Grill is a new bistro that just opened this year in July. Located along Dunlop Street, this hip bistro specializes in delicious skewered and barbecued foods. We simply adored the Bacon Wrapped Asparagus ($8.60 for set of 3). This unctuous skewer of bacon was so sinful but tasted absolutely delicious. We also loved the Chicken Stuffed Green Chilli ($8 for set of 3), the Swiss Cheese Pork Sausage ($8.90 for set of 3) and the Shish Mutton Kebab ($3.80 per stick).
Read our full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2016/07/jumbo-grill-singapore
Now guys will have something to do while the ladies shop along Orchard Road – catch Pokémon! Not surprisingly, this bustling retail and entertainment area has a high density of Ingress portals, which probably means it will have a large number of Pokestops and gyms too. You will find PokéStops at the statues outside Ngee Ann City, at ION Orchard, as well as the many art sculptures along the road.
9. Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ
We enjoy going to Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ at Ngee Ann City for its convenient location, delicious Korean BBQ, and great service. Our favourites include the Marinated Beef Short Ribs ($28), and the signature Authentic Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup ($28).
Address: 391 Orchard Rd, #B2-36A Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 10.30pm
Phone Number: +65 6733 3229
Somerset MRT Station
There are many Ingress portals around the Somerset MRT Station area too, such as the Youth Skate Park, *SCAPE, the fountain outside Cold Stone Creamery, and the many artistic sculptures scattered in the nearby shopping malls.
10. O’ma Spoon
Conveniently located at 313@Somerset, the bingsus from O’ma Spoon taste every bit as good as they look. We loved the Fresh Strawberry Bingsu ($18.90), which consisted of copious amounts of strawberries and tantalizing vanilla ice-cream perched on pristine white “snowflakes” ice-shavings.
Address: 313 Orchard Road #04-20/32 Singapore 238895 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: | Mon to Thur: 11.30am to 10pm | Fri & Sat: 11.30am to 12am | Sun: 11.30am to 10pm |
Phone Number: +65 6333 0997
11. Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory
Chir Chir has captured the hearts of many KFC fans since its launch in Singapore. We enjoyed the Garlicky Wings ($28.90), which was marinated perfectly with garlic and spicy chilli padi, and tasted savoury and succulent.
Address: 313 Orchard Road #B3-04/05/06 Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: | Sun – Thur: 11am to 10pm | Fri – Sat : 11am to 11pm |
12. K. Cook
K. Cook offers sumptuous Korean BBQ buffet at an affordable price, along with great service, comfortable ambience, and a paranomic city view from the top of Orchard Central.
Check out our full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2014/08/k-cook-korean-bbq-buffet-orchard-central
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #07-01, Singapore 238896
Phone Number: +65 6884 7282
Buffet Price and Opening Hours
Mon to Fri (11.30am-3pm): Adult $14.90++ Child $8.90++
Weekends, PH & PH eve (11.30am-5pm): Adult $24.90++ Child $18.90++
Mon to Thur (5.30pm-10pm): Adult $24.90++ Child: $18.90++
Fri to Sun, PH & PH eve (5pm-10pm): Adult $26.90++ Child $18.90++
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
Further down the road from Somerset MRT station, you will find many portals at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station too. These include the Macdonald House Commemorative Plaque and various murals in the MRT station. Walk further to Fort Canning Park for a congregation of even more portals.
13. I’m Kim Korean BBQ
Located at Singapore School Of The Arts (SOTA), I’m Kim Korean BBQ offers wallet-friendly Korean BBQ buffet for the budget-conscious student population in the area. One of the best value-for-money Korean BBQ in Singapore.
Read the full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2014/10/im-kim-korean-bbq-sota
Address: 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of The Arts (SOTA) #01-04/05/06/07, Singapore 227968
Opening Hours: | Mon to Fri: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 10.30pm | Weekends & PH: 11.30am to 3.30pm, 5pm to 10.30pm |
Phone Number: +65 6238 7218
Website (redirects to Facebook page): www.imkim.sg
14. L’ECLAIR by Sarah Michelle
Located on the ground floor of Singapore Shopping Centre, L’ÉCLAIR by Sarah Michelle is the first pastry cafe in Singapore to specialize in éclairs. The two owners, Singaporeans Sarah and Michelle, learned the art of French pastry in famed culinary school Le Cordon Bleu Paris (France). The eclairs here look pretty and taste awesome. Be sure to try the Earl Grey ($8) and Hazelnut Praline ($8) eclairs.
Read our full review: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/08/leclair-by-sarah-michelle-singapore
Address: 190 Clemenceau Avenue #01-28, Singapore 239924
Opening Hours: | Tue to Fri: 11am to 8pm | Sat: 11am to 9pm | Sun: 11am to 6pm | Closed on Mon |
Phone Number: +65 9101 1971
East Coast Park
Based on the Ingress Intel Map, there is a high density of portals in the East Coast Park area. Therefore it would be a good idea to rent a bicycle and visit all the PokéStops and gyms in the area. Portals include the various beach pavilions, signboards, and even playgrounds/fitness centres in the nearby housing estates.
SandBank is a family friendly restaurant-bar at East Coast Park that serves Western foods such as pizzas, pastas and salads. For breakfast it offers perennial favourites such as Egg Benedicts, Bacon and Ham, Omelettes, etc. The bistro has a plunge pool which is great for dipping in the hot weather, or for children to have a splashing good time.
Read the full review of SandBank: http://www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/05/sandbank-east-coast-park
Address: 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-28/32, Singapore 449875
Opening Hours: | Tue to Fri 4pm to 12am | Sat & Sun 9am to 12am |
Phone Number: +65 6247 7988