If you plan on eating clean while exploring the north side of Singapore, there’s a whole range of wholesome restaurants for foodies in love with healthy dishes. Here’s a sample of what’s available.
All The Batter
Whether you like your avocado on toast or as a sweet dessert, you’ll be in for a treat at All The Batter–Singapore’s first avocado-themed café.
Nestled away behind Thomson Plaza, All The Batter boasts a vibrant, minimalist space and dishes that are bound to convert even devoted carnivores into avocado lovers. Menu staples include cakes, smoothies and fresh avocado on toast, and all dishes served here are made with natural ingredients, with no artificial sweeteners added.
The establishment’s signature cake, the Avocado Rhapsody, is made with fresh avocados, cream cheese, walnuts and other wholesome ingredients. The other two best sellers to look out for are the Avocado Gula Melaka (made with palm sugar) and the Chocolate Avocado.
Adelphi Park. 17 Jasmine Road, Singapore 576585. +65 8510 6313.
Sat & Sun 11am-9.30pm.
Thrive by Boxgreen and An Acai Affair
It may be a casual eatery, but the folks at Thrive by Boxgreen and An Acai Affair certainly take nutrition seriously. This café is the perfect pit stop for health-conscious foodies hankering a quick bite or mid-day snack.
You can opt to indulge in toast topped with a delicious range of fruits like strawberries and blackberries, or go for their acai bowls. The restaurant’s Dragon Bowl is a sweet concoction of fruits, chia seeds and granola, topped off with a choice of peanut butter or honey.
For health food enthusiasts looking to get social, the café also hosts movie screenings and workshops, ranging from acai bowl making sessions to watercolour classes.
Thrive by Boxgreen and An Acai Affair. 215B Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574349. +65 9688 9211.
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat & Sun 11am-11pm.
To discover Western cuisine that employs the freshest local ingredients, drop by The Summerhouse Dining Room. The farm-to-table eats served here include vegetarian-friendly treats like Portobello Mushroom Tarts and Moroccan Eggplants, as well as savoury meats, including Iberico Pork Collar and Fresh Mud Crab Omelettes. The dishes here are garnished with herbs harvested from the establishment’s in-house edible garden.
If you’re hankering for a coffee fix, be sure to grab an after-meal cuppa at Wildseed Café, which boasts its own brunch menu and a delectable assortment of pastries and cakes.
The Summerhouse Dining Room at Seletar Aerospace Park. 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387. +65 6262 1063.
Wed-Fri 6-10pm; Sat & Sun noon-3pm, 6-10pm.
Wildseed Café at Seletar Aerospace Park. 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387. +65 9643 9116.
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat & Sun 8.30am-6pm.
This quaint café along Upper Thomson serves up aromatic cups of coffee, alongside nutritious brunch options like grain bowls accompanied by salmon or wagyu beef, and hearty chicken stews.
If you’re feeling particularly health conscious, we recommend ordering a long black coffee, instead of more decadent options like their mocha latte. Fun fact: A regular cup of black coffee will only net you about three calories, and you’ll be better able to appreciate the aroma of the micro-roasted beans used by this establishment.
Thus Coffee. 4 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577723. +65 8411 7565.
Who says you have to feel sinful after having dessert? You can have your cake (literally) and eat it too at the Grin Affair.
Unlike regular dessert places, this quaint little café makes their desserts and baked goods from natural ingredients that contain no artificial flavourings, preservatives and thickeners.
The cakes are served up in adorable little jars that will sate your sweet tooth without leaving you stuffed. Signature cakes include the lychee passionfruit mousse cake—made with vanilla soft cake, lychee mousse and salted pistachios—and their honey lavender cake, made with fresh blueberries and real lavender flowers.
If you’d like to sample some local flavours, be sure to try their D24 durian flavour, which is made from fresh durian mousse and a generous dollop of durian flesh.
Grin Affair. 505D Bishan Street 11 #01-408, Singapore 570505. +65 8222 2678.