South Beach Avenue is a hip lifestyle enclave that is the perfect place to fuel up. Plus it’s super accessible from the Esplanade MRT so it’s easily accessible for some post work drinks and grub!
Tacos are the perfect party food, and Vatos does them up with an intriguing twist. This beloved brand was created by three Korean-American friends who decided to fuse the flavours that they grew up eating in their homes and on the streets of California and Texas. The results are fab Ko-Mex dishes that go big on taste like the kimchi fries and BBQ pulled pork carnitas burger with apple coleslaw, grilled jalapenos, sweet pickled red onions, and chipotle relish.
Vatos Urban Tacos, 36 Beach Road, Singapore 189766. p. +65 6385 6010. Open Sun – Thurs 12pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat 12pm – 12am
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the good folks at Wild Honey couldn’t agree more. This wildly popular restaurant serves irresistible all-day brekkie and brunch dishes inspired by global cuisines. The new location at South Beach is the perfect spot to get in some great eats before the race with options like the acai berry bowl, spicy shakshouka with chorizo and eggs, and the New York style bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
Wild Honey, 26 Beach Road #B1-18, Singapore 189768. p. +65 6214 3398. Open Mon – Sat 8am – 5pm
Taking over the space formerly occupied by Fynn’s at South Beach Tower, Caffe Cicheti is another offering by restaurateur Liling Ong. If you’re familiar with her venues Cicheti and Bar Cicheti, then you can expect the same inspired Italian fare here. It’s all about homemade pastas, roast meats, and fresh seafood in an array of dishes that burst with Mediterranean flavours. They also do a fab brunch with a good mix of savoury and sweet dishes.
Caffe Cicheti, 26 Beach Road, South Beach Tower #B1-21, Singapore 189768. p. +65 6384 1878. Open Tues – Fri 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm, Sat 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm, Sun 10:30am – 4:30pm
Need a quick pick-me-up? Lady M is renowned for their excellent coffee and divine sweet treats. Indulge in a slice of Lady M’s Checkers, a beautiful checkerboard of vanilla and chocolate sponge cake with pillowy fresh whipped cream tucked in between the squares and silky dark chocolate ganache covering the outside. Pair it with an espresso-based bevvie like a latte or cappuccino, and you’ll be good to go.
Lady M, 26 Beach Road #01-17, Singapore 189768. p. +65 6702 6735. Open daily 10am – 10pm
If you’re planning on partying all weekend long, then do your body a favour and fuel up on something healthy at Real Food first. The cafe is committed to serving up fresh, wholesome vegetarian food that’s free of additives and processed products. There are loads of options to choose from including vibrant smoothies, fresh salads, rice and noodle dishes, and meat-free burgers. The pizzas are pretty darn delicious and great for sharing.
Real Food, 26 Beach Road #B1-19, Singapore 189768. p. +65 6384 2206. Open Mon – Sat 10am – 10pm, Sun 10am – 9pm
Harry’s is always a spot you can count on, for beers and easy pub grub. Head in for a few pints after work or on the weekend to unwind and pair them with burgers, fries and more. Check out their website for their specials and promotions.
Harry’s, 26 Beach Road #01-18, Singapore 189768. p. +65 6386 6306. Open Sun – Thurs 11:30am – 11pm, Fri, Sat & PH 11:30am – 12am
Steak buffet anyone? Yes, please! Head in to this lively gastro bar to enjoy some laid back vibes and free flow of steaks before the race. It includes free flow steak cuts, unlimited meats and sides including BBQ pork ribs, grilled pork belly, grilled shabu shabu beef, oven baked dory, fried chicken thigh, nacho chips, fries, corn, greens, pasta and more! And if you want to indulge in a 800g porterhouse, you can top up for just SGD 20. Available only on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5pm – 9:30pm. Adult: SGD 30nett, Child: SGD 15nett (6 – 12 years old)
You will feel right at home at this hidden and cozy salon; it’s a great place to recharge before heading out. Hairpage Underground has a team of stylists with years of salon experience so you will definitely be in good hands. If you’re heading to South Beach Avenue for brunch, book in appointment here for post and kill two birds with one stone.
26 Beach Road B1-25, Singapore 189768, Open Mon – Fri: 11am – 9pm and Sat – Sun: 11am – 7pm