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Ultimate Guide to Alfresco Restaurants & Outdoor Dining in Singapore

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Avoid germs with our ultimate guide to outdoor dining in Singapore, featuring all our favorite alfresco restaurants both for kids and date night!

Since Singapore entered into Phase 2 in mid-June, folks have delightedly headed back out to their favorite kid-friendly restaurants and brunch spots. Of course, social distancing and mandatory face masks have altered the dining experience, not to mention an increased concern about how Coronavirus spreads. Read on to see why outdoor dining in Singapore is the way to go…

Current research seems to indicate that your risk of contracting Coronavirus is lower outside — this is due to a variety of factors such as sunlight, wind and temperature. “I think the data on large outbreaks suggests the risk is considerably higher inside,” is how a Harvard epidemiology professor puts it in this enlightening interview. Lucky for us all, outdoor dining in Singapore is possible every day of the year thanks to our gorgeous tropical climate (just beware the mosquitos and the flash thunderstorms!).

Check out our fave alfresco restaurants in the list below — we listed by area at the bottom, or you can just scroll to read the full listings. Just about all the restos below are particularly kid-friendly, but we’ve noted those that might be better for a quiet date night.

Scroll on to see our ultimate guide to outdoor dining in Singapore!

Outdoor Dining Restaurants by Area:
Central
Dempsey/Botanic Gardens
East
North/West
Sentosa/Harbourfront

outdoor dining in singapore at arbora restaurant at the top of mount faber
Arbora atop of Mount Faber has plenty of outdoor dining and gorgeous views

Arbora
Enjoy a “unique hilltop garden dining experience” at this lush little restaurant at the top of Mount Faber. Nestled against a rainforest hillside, the restaurant offers stupendous views of the Sentosa Cable Car and the Singapore skyline. The menu is a mix of Western classics with kids’ options like chicken nuggets, pasta and fish & chips.

Arbora, 109 Mount Faber Road, Level 2 Faber Peak, Singapore 099203, Tel (+65) 6377 9688, www.onefabergroup.com/arbora

Artichoke
The Middle Eastern-inflected cuisine at this indoor-outdoor restaurant in the Heritage District is totally delish. Some greatest hits include burnt miso hummus, pomegranate teriyaki glazed baba ghanoush, the signature fried chicken and the famous “Lambgasm”. A great soundtrack and extensive drinks menu make it a fun one for date night or a grownups dinner.

Artichoke, 161 Middle Road, Singapore 188978, Tel: (+65) 6336 6949, www.bjornshen.com

Aura
Located atop the National Gallery, Beppe De Vito’s Aura is the spot to head for dinner and drinks after a visit to the National Gallery. Food is sophisticated Italian with killer cocktails to match. The view is to die for, with sweeping panoramas of Singapore’s stunning skyline from the Flyer across to MBS and the financial centre with the lush green carpet of the Padang at your feet. While they have a great set lunch menu that would work well with more mature kiddos, this alfresco restaurant is definite more of a date night spot.

Aura, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #05-03, #06-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, (+65) 6866 1977,  www.aura.sg

Baker & Cook Dempsey
Head to the Loewen Road location for both Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza and you’ll discover outdoor dining, picnic tables, and a playground — a first for Baker & Cook! On the playground you’ll find a bouncy swing, little treehouse, ship, and ride-ons, along with tonnes of green space perfect for running around and getting the wiggles out. NB: Weekends are crazy busy, so they don’t take reservations between 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Baker & Cook Dempsey, 30C Loewen Road, Singapore 248839, Tel: (+65) 6251 1098, www.bakerandcook.biz

Bee’s Knees
If you’re out at the Botanics with the little ones, Bee’s Knees is the place to make a beeline for a coffee (they open at 8am!) or a bite to eat. The kids’ menu is $18 and includes a main like pasta or pizza, a juice and chocolate cookie. And get this: there’s only outdoor seating (prams can be parked nearby). Even handier, the Cluny Park Road carpark is practically on its doorstep.

Bees Knees, 50 Cluny Park Road Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore 257488, Tel: (+65) 9831 1106, www.thegarage.sg

Bollywood Veggies
It doesn’t get more lush than the jungly Poison Ivy Bistro within the Bollywood Veggies Farm in the Kranji Countryside. All seating is currently outside, and you can enjoy yummy farm-to-table cuisine featuring super fresh produce from right on the premises. Bonus that kiddos love exploring the entire farm, too.

Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026, Tel: (+65) 6898 5001, www.bollywoodveggies.com

Cafe Melba
Cafe Melba has two branches — one in the East, and one in the West at Mediapolis. At East Coast there’s a huge lawn with a bouncy castle on the weekends, while at Mediapolis there’s plenty of scooting space and games on offer including soccer balls and a basketball hoop. At both locations kids eat FREE every Monday (with every main meal purchased), and we love that teachers get a 15% discount Monday to Friday (just flash your staff pass).

Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N#01-56, Singapore 439053, and Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 138507; Tel:(+65) 6440 6068 www.cafemelba.com.sg

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Camp Kido at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club is always a fun alfresco time for families

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club
This alfresco backyard-style barbecue joint specialises in roast meats. Expect picnic-style wooden tables and meaty feasts of Whole Roasted Hog ($12 per 100g), and Roasted Chicken which are shared for the table (so no dedicated kids menu). It’s only open Friday nights and weekends and they often have kids games set up on the pavement but on their special Camp Kido days there is a lot more on offer for kids — keep an eye on their Facebook for the next one.

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, Singapore 338987, www.kilokitchen.com/camp-kilo-charcoal-club

Carrotsticks and Cravings
With two lovely locations offering up outdoor dining in Singapore – one at Dempsey, one at Robertson Quay – this healthy café and deli serves wholesome dishes like fancy smashed avo on toast, breakfast burritos, hearty salads, and turmeric lattes. Kids’ meals include a Sourdough toastie with ham and cheese plus berries; a picnic style pack of Hummus, veg crudites, bread, cheese and popcorn ($13); smoothies; and gluten-free pancakes ($14).

Carrotsticks & Cravings
Dempsey: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248845 Loewen Road, Singapore 248845, Tel: (+65) 8128 9926
Robertson Quay: 7 Rodyk Street, #01-34, Singapore 238216, (+65) 8128 9326
carrotsticksandcravings.com

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It doesn’t get much prettier than the Coastal Settlement near Changi Village

The Coastal Settlement
Lending a rustic charm to this cavernous Changi restaurant with outdoor dining aplenty is the old-world memorabilia, the background melodies and the low-hanging chandeliers. But it’s not all about the looks mama — their menu is stuffed with finger-licking, tummy-rubbing delicious food plus they have a small retro-style playground outside for the youngsters!

The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529, Tel: (+65) 6475 0200, www.thecoastalsettlement.com

Coastes
This casual open-air beachfront bistro on Sentosa is a firm family favorite thanks to its all-day breakfast (well, til 3pm anyway), it’s proximity to parking, and its dog-friendliness. Last year they also introduced a delicious all-day brunch menu chock full of classics like pancakes, French toast and waffles, along with heartier fare like pulled pork tacos, bacon and kale frittata, and Rosti with Smoked Salmon and Poached Eggs. They even have some nice salads if you’re being good and, if you’re not, there’s a weekend free-flow menu where you can get unlimited Cava sparkling wine for $45++ per person.

Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05 Sentosa, Singapore 099000,  www.coastes.com

Colbar
Colbar at Portsdown offers some old school colonial charm – it’s a casual rustic style kopitiam café set in lush greenery and the big draw here is the abundant open space for kids to run around or kick a football about right in view of the alfresco seating.The food is casual British pub fare with some Asian dishes thrown in, and all affordable enough to not warrant a separate kids’ meal – think chicken curry and rice, Sausage Sandwiches  and Omelette and chips all washed down with copious amounts of beer (for mama and papa only, obviously).

Colbar, 9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839, Tel: (+65) 6779 4859, www.facebook.com/pages/ColBar

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Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar has a kid-pleasing brunch menu

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar
Yet another entrant on Dempsey, this elegant-but-casual-enough-to-work-for-well-behaved-kids restaurant from Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has elevated comfort fare like Black Truffle and Fontina Pizza and a Cheeseburger with Brie and Black Truffle Mayonnaise. You can also go straight fancy with their signature Egg Caviar, and the salads are scrumptious (if not huge). Weekend brunch is a hit with the kids, and there’s even a nice little patch of grass adjacent to the alfresco tables.

The Dempsey Cookhouse & BarBlock 17D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676, Tel: 1800 304 5588, www.facebook.com/dempseycookhouseandbar

Entre-Nous Creperie
This spot on Seah Street across from The Raffles isn’t much more than a hole in the wall, but they do offer outdoor sidewalk seating (close your eyes and it’s almost like you’re in Paris). But what really recommends it, though, is that every French chef we’ve ever met in Singapore has sworn by the authenticity of their crepes that taste like they’re fresh from Britanny. They import beer and cider from there, too! NB: Closed Mondays.

Entre-Nous Creperie27 Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore 188383, Tel: (+65) 6333 4671, www.entrenous.sg

GRUB
Grub enjoys a gorgeously lush setting in the middle of Bishan Park. You’ll find ample outdoor dining with a terrace that wraps all around the restaurant, along with kid-friendly fare and a limited weekend brunch menu.

GRUB, Bishan Park, 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569983, Tel: (+65) 6459 5743, www.grub.com.sg

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The Halia is worth a trip unto itself to the Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Halia
The quintessential Singapore outdoor dining experience, this halal alfresco restaurant is conveniently situated just across from the amazing National Orchid Garden and adjacent to the lovely ginger garden in the Botanics. In fact Halia is the Malay word for ginger, and it’s a prominent ingredient across the totally extensive all-day brunch menu (served every weekend from 10am til 5pm). The patient staff will happily bring kiddos crayons and child-friendly utensils, and of course they can always hop right outside to get the wiggles out. And thumbs up for the nice kids menu!

The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, Tel: (65) 8444 1148, www.thehalia.com

Huber’s Bistro
Serving up hearty Swiss-German beer and food (prepared with the great product from the butchery and deli next door), Huber’s Bistro makes the perfect location to bring the fam for a lazy weekend brunch or early dinner. Thanks to the combination of multiple hot dogs on the menu and a huge, fenced in playground within striking distance, it is also every child’s favorite outdoor dining restaurant in Singapore.

Huber’s Bistro, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679, Tel: (+65) 6737 1488, www.hubers.com.sg

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Jones the Grocer at Dempsey has ample outdoor seating for families, kids, and dogs

Jones The Grocer
Jones the Grocer’s Dempsey outpost offers a relaxed space for families to enjoy weekend brunch, with lots of outdoor seating enough space to leave napping babies in strollers, and happy pooches curled up under the table. Friendly staff make even the youngest patrons feel welcome, and with a kids’ menu (that our readers helped design!), highchairs and even crayons for colouring, there’s plenty on offer that little ones can enjoy (like Mama’s coconut pancakes).

Jones the Grocer, Block 9, #01-12 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247697Tel: (+65) 6476 1512, www.jonesthegrocer.com

The Knolls at Capella Singapore
Feed the fam at Capella Singapore, and indulge in a Mediterranean-inspired menu of fresh salads, seafood and tapas, with free flow Champagne available for deserving parents. Staff are friendly and helpful, and with a terrace that looks over the tiered infinity pools and the South China Sea, the view is hard to beat.

The Knolls, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297Tel: (+65) 6591 5046, www.capellahotels.com/singapore

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Cheese lovers know to head to Latteria on Duxton Hill

Latteria Mozzarella Bar
Latteria is one of our favourite haunts to enjoy an alfresco evening on their lovely terrace atop Duxton Hill. These guys know their mozzarella with an entire menu dedicated to the cheesy stuff offering all kinds of mozzarella and burrata especially imported from Italy. The vibe is much more date night than kid-friendly, however.

Latteria Mozzarella Bar, 40 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089618, Tel: (+65) 6866 1988, www.latteriamb.com

Little Farms Cafe
Little Farms Cafe in River Valley has been revamped with an extended outdoor dining area, along with new dishes on the menu. As a bonus, they open at 7:30am for that caffeine fix! You’ll find ready-to-eat treats like sandwiches, wraps, pastries and salads, or order from the à la carte menu; Gluten-Free Crumpets (we tried the egg-free ones and highly recommend them!), Buttermilk Pancakes, Veggie Brekkie Panini and many more highlight the breakfast offerings.

Little Farms Cafe, 491 River Valley Rd, #01-20, Singapore 248371, Tel: (+65) 6262 0619, www.littlefarmscafe.com

Lucha Loco
The massive outdoor terrace has probably seen wilder days than what social distancing will not allow, but it’s still spacious and a fabulous place to enjoy a refreshing margarita and tasty tacos. Duxton is hands-down one of our favorite locations for outdoor dining in Singapore.

Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598, Tel: (+65) 6226 3938, www.luchaloco.com

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Melt Cafe at the Mandarin Oriental offers tranquil outdoor dining in the middle of the city

Melt Café @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore
This is one of our faves because – in contrast to just about every other high-end brunch in town – we’ve never once felt let down by the food at any of the dizzying array of stations, from the Tandoor grill, to the live carving station, to the succulent fresh seafood and sashimi. They also offer up lots of fun fab kids’ activities during Sunday brunch with caring attendants and activities like a big movie screen and coloring tables. Given that kids 6 and under eat free, we say let them eat cake (and cookies, and lollipops…). The outdoor dining area can get a bit hot at midday, but you’ll be rewarded with some lovely views of Marina Bay.

Melt Cafe, 4th Floor, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, Tel: (+65) 6338 0066, www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore

Merci Marcel
You’ll find a few outdoor tables at the outlets in Tiong Bahru and Club Street, but Merci Marcel’s new flagship Orchard Road location offers the best people-watching in a lush, pink-hued setting with the same delicious French fare (and oodles of wine). We particularly love the brunch and breakfast menus.

Merci Marcel Orchard, 390 Orchard Road, #01-03/04, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871, Tel: (+65) 6224 0113, www.mercimarcel.com

Oasis Restaurant @ Grand Hyatt Singapore
If you’re a fan of BBQ, this poolside restaurant’s tropics vibe might make you forget you’re in the middle of the city. Spend $100 and you’ll also get free parking! There’s also an extensive BBQ buffet on weekends.

Oasis, Level 5 (Terrace Wing), Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211, Tel: (+65) 6732 1234, www.singapore.grand.hyatt.com

open farm community outdoor dining singapore al fresco
Between the farm-to-table menu and the roving chickens, Open Farm Community is as alfresco as it gets

Open Farm Community
Open Farm Community is a joy to mamas’ hearts – this huge, airy, light-filled Dempsey restaurant has a farm-to-table eating philosophy, a fabulously healthy menu and a great outdoor play space (and garden area with roving chickens!) where kiddos can wear themselves out while they wait for their food to arrive. The kids’ menu is delightfully wholesome.

Open Farm Community, 30E Minden Road, Singapore 248819, Tel: (+65) 6471 0306, www.openfarmcommunity.com

Oxwell & Co.
Leave the kids at home and climb up to the rooftop of this snug mod-British establishment on Ann Siang Hill. Freshness reigns supreme over classic comfort food with three floors of offerings that range from bar snacks to Sunday roasts.

Oxwell & Co., 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688, Tel: (+65) 6438 3984, www.facebook.com/OxwellCo

Paulaner Bräuhaus
Singapore’s first authentic German microbrewery, this massive bar and restaurant at Millenia Walk has ample outdoor seating. On Sundays, Paulaner serves up a heaving German brunch buffet from 11:30am to 2:30pm serving hot and cold stations of sausages, Bavarian meatloaf, pork knuckle and salads. At Sunday Brunch kids under 5 eat free; and children are entertained with supervised activities such as colouring or mask making.

Paulaner Bräuhaus9 Raffles Boulevard, #01 -01, #02-01, #03-01, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, Tel: (+65) 6883 2572, www.paulaner-brauhaus-singapore.com

Peperoni Pizzeria
Pizza in the park? This spot screams family friendly with every kid’s fave meal after a scoot or walk in the Botanics. Peperoni Pizzeria is part of the award-winning Les Amis Group, and has been going strong since the first Peperoni at Greenwood in 2004. Wood-fired pizzas and traditional pastas draw families here but it’s the kid-friendly atmosphere that keeps people coming back.

Peperoni @ Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Singapore 259569, Tel: (+65) 6467 7326,  www.peperoni.com.sg

Potato Head Singapore
You won’t exactly be transported to their sister spot in Bali, but at this multi-level burger house on Keong Saik Road Head to level three for the rooftop herb garden and tropical styled Tiki bar where concoctions are served in wooden bamboo and coconut cups from the island of the Gods. You’ll find a kid-friendlier vibe and more outdoor dining at Three Buns Quayside at Robertson Quay.

Potato Head Singapore, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143, Tel: (+65) 6327 1939
Three Buns Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-01 Singapore 238252
www.facebook.com/PotatoHeadSG

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PS.Cafe has multiple locations (including Harding Road @ Dempsey) with beautiful outdoor dining

PS.Café
Whether you dine centrally at the lush and expansive Harding Road location at Dempsey, or opt for the buzzy new PS.Cafe by the Sea at East Coast Park, you’ll find some of the loveliest outdoor dining in Singapore. NB: The East Coast location is the first PS.Cafe with a dedicated kids’ menu, serving kid-friendly faves like Spaghetti Bolognese, Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties, and a Mini Pancake Stack.

PS.Cafe Harding, 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549, Tel: (+65) 9070 8782
PS.Cafe by the Sea, 110 East Coast Parkway (near Carpark D3), Singapore 449880, Tel: (+65) 6788 9208
www.pscafe.com

The Rabbit Hole at The White Rabbit
If kiddos aren’t yet familiar with Alice and Wonderland, this whimsical spot on Dempsey Hill is a fantastic introduction. They’ll be fascinated by the stained-glass windows, and they’ll love running around in the lovely back garden (there’s even a former cable car from Sentosa to explore). The delicious food will equally please parents and munchkins; how many other kids’ menus have you seen featuring Waygyu burgers?

White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249541, Tel: (+65) 9721 0536, www.thewhiterabbit.com.sg

Rider’s Café
This casual (no air con) cafe serves brunch of eggs and pancakes as well as salads and comfort food. There is no play area on site (and note that it’s on the second level so not ideal with strollers due to the steps), but it remains popular with families on the weekend thanks to its proximity to the kids’ pony rides at the Saddle Club — and lots of good horse-spotting.

Rider’s Cafe, 51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965, Tel: (+65) 6466 9819 www.riderscafe.sg

outdoor dining singapore spruce fire station alfresco restaurant
Spruce has outdoor seating both in front and in the back, where kids can play on the sprawling lawn

Spruce
Spruce is a super-popular brunch spot with families, and rightly so. Parents can sit back on the deck, enjoying a cup of coffee in (relative) peace while kiddos run around on the grass (sometimes there’s even a bouncy castle!). Standard brunch fare rules here, with the stand out option being the freshly made breads and pastries.

Spruce @ Fire Station, 260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, Singapore 588190, Tel: (+65) 6466 5582, www.spruce.com.sg

Summerlong
The vibe at this Middle Eastern restaurant with options like Turkish Breakfast (labneh…mmmmm!), Falafel Scotch Egg and a Cypriot Burger is very much Bali-meets-the-Mediterranean.  You’ll find ample seating, a nice breeze off the river, and plenty of room for kiddos to scoot.

Summerlong, 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6235 1225, www.summerlongsg.com

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Masks have always been in fashion at Super Loco

Super Loco
So much to love about this colourful spot right at Robertson Quay: The kids can scoot along the river, and dogs are welcome. The coffee, juices and smoothies are fab (as are the margaritas, of course), and you’ve got unique brunch dishes you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in Singapore [done properly, at least!], such as Huevos Rancheros and Breakfast Tacos (we love their light and healthy breakfast bowls, too!). On top of all that, their well-priced kids’ menu has gluten-free options and perfect portion sizes to please discerning little diners. Waits usually aren’t too long in the big space if you decide to rock up at the last moment, but they do take reservations, so why risk it? NB: You’ll also find lots of outdoor dining (and killer views) at the Customs House location, but it’s far less kid-friendly.

Super Loco, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6235 8900, www.super-loco.com

Tamarind Hill
We recommend arriving to this gorgeous upscale Thai spot in an old black and white before it gets dark, both because it’s up a long, narrow road off Pasir Panjang that can be hard to find, and because you’ll want to admire the beautifully lush surroundings of Labrador Nature Reserve. For our money it’s one of the most romantic spots in Singapore. The food is outstanding (if on the pricy side), and they’ve got one of the most fun cocktail menus you’ll find anywhere.

Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119189, Tel: (+65) 6278 6364, www.tamarindrestaurants.com/tamarind-hill-singapore

Tanjong Beach Club
Enjoy brunch on the beach at this super cool bar-meets-beach-club that’s a peak outdoor dining in Singapore experience. Mama and Papa can order a drink, the kids can build sandcastles, and everyone can refresh with a swim in the infinity pool. Call ahead and book a cabana (brunch menu from 10am-4pm) if you plan to make a leisurely day of it. Saturdays tend to be better for families too, as Sundays are popular amongst the young and trendy (not that you’re not young and trendy mama, but, um, you know what we mean!).

Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942Tel: (+65) 9750 5323, www.tanjongbeachclub.com

TBB Safari
Oh how we love TBB Safari in Dempsey (part of the Tiong Bahru Bakery brand)! This safari-style glamping café is pitched in front of sister resto Open Farm Community. TBB Safari is open for early risers from 8am and offers Common Man Roasters coffee and amazing pastries, healthy breakfast bowls and sandwiches (though no specific kids’ menu). There are chickens and bunnies in the garden (plus 3,000 square foot of edible plants), and there’s a sand pit with slide and a chair swing nearby. Plenty of space for strollers (al fresco but lots of blowers). Older kids will enjoy the boules lawn and exploring the lovely grounds.

TBB Safari, 130E Minden Road,  Singapore 248819, www.tiongbahrubakery.com

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Town Restaurant has stellar brunch and beautiful views from morning til night

Town Restaurant at the Fullerton Hotel
Few restaurants in Singapore can rival the elegant grandeur of the Fullerton and its lovely riverside setting, not to mention the totally delicious spread of everything from fresh seafood, to decadent desserts, and particularly tasty local faves like chicken rice, lobster nasi lemak and satay. They’ve also got dedicated kids’ activities with fun crafts and more. Everybody wins!

Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Tel: (+65) 6733 8388, www.fullertonhotels.com/the-fullerton-hotel/town-restaurant.html

Trapizza
Beachfront Trapizza is a casual Italian resto that’s part of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. The whole fam can nosh on pizzas while the kids play in the water play area nearby, run on the beach or explore the newly opened kids’ playground Nestopia (currently closed).

Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, 098995, Tel: (+65) 6376 2662, www.shangri-la.com/singapore

Waterfall Ristorante Italiano at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Singapore has lots of great Italian restaurants but surprisingly few of them seem to offer alfresco dining! Waterfall Ristorante at the Shangri-La in town has a relaxed vibe that’s super kid-friendly, along with delicious Southern Italian classics and tranquil views overlooking the hotel’s resort-style pool.

Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore (Garden Wing), 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, Tel: (+65) 6213 4398, www.shangri-la.com/singapore

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You’ll find outdoor space aplenty at Wheeler’s Estate in Seletar

Wheeler’s Estate
Wheelers Estate (sister of Wheeler’s Yard in Balestier) does breakfast, Australian style steaks, fish and chips and burgers, as well as picnics in their lovely outdoor garden. There’s a fab playground nearby where kids can swing and play in view of parents sitting out on the lawn.

Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, 798386 Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6262 0001, www.wheelersestate.com

Wildseed / The Summerhouse
The original Wildseed in fun & fabulous Seletar is lovely for brunch, as is its more adult-oriented sister restaurant, The Summerhouse. Part alfresco dining, part aircon, Wildseed is a casual cafe serving up gourmet breakfasts and homemade patisseries and cakes. The brunch menu tends savoury, except for its DIY ‘waffle factory’ menu that’s a big hit with kiddos. Wildseed is popular with dog walkers and families alike – they have kids’ colouring sheets and crayons to keep little hands busy. NB: A new location recently opened up with kids’ activities aplenty at Alkaff Mansion near Harbourfront.

Wildseed Cafe & Bar, Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798387, Tel: (+65) 8126 7524, www.thesummerhouse.sg/wildseed-cafe-bar
Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion, Level 1, The Alkaff Mansion, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178, Tel: (+65) 6773 0070, www.thealkaffmansion.sg/wildseed-cafe

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Fried chicken lovers should flap on over to this fam-friendly American import at MBS, which has a nice outdoor dining on its top floor that looks out to Marina Bay. There’s a great kids’ menu, a kicking classic rock soundtrack, and delicious weekend brunch and free-flow options.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, L1-82 (Bay Level) and B1-07 (Galleria Level), 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, Tel: (+65) 6688 9959, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants

Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Singapore by Area:

Central
Artichoke
Aura
Carrotsticks & Cravings @ Robertson Quay
Entre-Nous Creperie
Latteria Mozzarella Bar
Lucha Loco
Melt Café at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Merci Marcel (Club Street, Orchard & Tiong Bahru)
Oasis @ Grand Hyatt Singapore
Oxwell & Co.
Pauläner Brauhaus
Potato Head Singapore
Summerlong
Super Loco
Three Buns Quayside
Town Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel
Waterfall Ristorante at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Dempsey/Botanic Gardens
Baker & Cook Dempsey
Bees Knees
Carrotsticks & Cravings
Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar
The Halia
Huber’s Bistro
Jones the Grocer
Open Farm Community
Peperoni Pizza
PS.Cafe Harding
The White Rabbit
TBB Safari

East
Café Melba
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club
The Coastal Settlement
PS.Cafe by the Sea

North/West
Bollywood Veggies
Café Melba Mediapolis
Colbar
GRUB
Rider’s Café
Spruce
Wheeler’s Estate
Wildseed at The Summerhouse

Sentosa/Harbourfront
Arbora
Coastes
The Knolls at Capella Singapore
Tamarind Hill
Tanjong Beach Club
Trapizza
Wildseed Café at Alkaff Mansion

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