13 themed cafés your kids will love! [Photo Gallery]

Who doesn’t like their fries with a serving of cuteness? Take junior to these themed cafes and he’ll love you forever!  

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27 Oct 2017

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One thing’s for sure, Singapore doesn’t lack eateries. We certainly are spoilt for choice when it comes to good food at countless locations. However, at some point, cafés and restaurants can start to look alike, even offering similar dishes.

To stand out from the many that clamour for diners’ attention, themed-cafés have started sprouting up around the Lion City, each offering something unique in terms of food and ambience.  Many of these cafes are designed with tot-friendly features, so they make for a great family outing destination.

So now, not only can junior enjoy his favourite burger, he can even run shoulders with his favourite cartoon character while chowing down! Scroll through the photo gallery to find out which ones to take your brood to this weekend.


#1 Central Perk Café
#1 Central Perk Café
27 Oct 2017

#1 Central Perk Café

Address: #01-01 Central Mall, 1 Magazine Road

Opening hours: 11am to 11pm (Mon to Sun)

Junior might not be old enough to watch TV show Friends, but he’ll still be able to appreciate Central Perk Café, which is a close replica of the coffee house featured on the hit sitcom. Feel the nostalgia as you walk through familiar-looking sets and paraphernalia from the show, such as Monica’s kitchen, Rachel’s runaway wedding dress and Chandler and Joey’s foosball table. The kiddos can also explore the many knick-knacks here, including Ross’s dinosaur collection. As the dishes are named after episodes, you’ll enjoy ordering it, as much as the brood will enjoy their tastes. Junior will love tucking into “potatoes the way Joey likes it” ($10) ― also known as tater tots ― and Monica’s lasagne with ground beef, aubergine, zucchini and mushroom ($26). Dessert options include the heavy fudge chocolate mudcake ($12) and Phoebe’s grandmother’s infamous Nestle Toulouse cookies ($3 each).  (Photo: Central Perk Café) 

#2 Settlers Cafe
#2 Settlers Cafe
27 Oct 2017

#2 Settlers Cafe

Address: 39 North Canal Road

Opening hours:  6pm to 11pm (Tue to Thurs), 1pm to 1am (Fri and Sat) and 2pm to 8pm (Sun). Closed on Monday.

Force the kids to do a digital detox when you head to Settlers Café for good old-fashioned board game fun. It’s easy to spend hours here as the shelves are heaving with every type of board game you can imagine. From old-school favourites ― like UNO, Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders ― to the newer ones, like Angry Bird, something will surely catch junior’s fancy. Feeling peckish? You can’t go wrong with the menu that offers comfort foods like cheesy fries ($7.90), chicken wings ($7.90), fish and chips ($14.90), chicken sausage spaghetti ($14.90) and chocolate lava cake ($7.90).  (Photo: Ethree5)

#3 Bliss House
#3 Bliss House
27 Oct 2017

#3 Bliss House

Address: #03-216 The Central, Eu Tong Sen Street

Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (daily)

Your little prince and princess will have a blast pretend playing at Bliss House, thanks to its whimsical backdrop. The kiddos will have lots of fun exploring the fairytale-like interior, as they dine in a pumpkin carriage, run through a flower trellis gazebo, and marvel at the shiny chandeliers. The halal-certified menu features an extensive selection of food items, which includes pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, plus finger food for the little ones. They also have western dishes with a local twist, such as chilli crab pasta ($20.90), rendang lamb shank ($28.90) and satay strip loin ($26.90). Leave some space for dessert as the Pyramid of Love ($15.90) ― a beautifully crafted berry-filled flaky pastry served with chocolate ice-cream ― has been described as mind-blowing. (Photo: The Dainty Candy) 

 #4 Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
#4 Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
27 Oct 2017

#4 Hello Kitty Orchid Garden

Address: Arrival Meeting Hall Central, Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport

Opening hours:  24 Hours

You’ll be greeted by a life-sized version of your favourite feline as you step into Hello Kitty Orchid Garden ― a rustic greenhouse-inspired space overflowing with orchids, greenery and elegance. Get the kiddos to pose for pix as this photogenic café is filled with Instagram-worthy backdrops. Next, settle down to enjoy some, you guessed it, Hello Kitty-shaped food. Stellar eats include The Leaning Tower of Kitty , Japanese bread with tender smoked salmon and melted cheese, and Take a Bow – a beef pot pie baked with shitake mushrooms and roasted veggies. There are also a slew of delectable desserts such as gelato sundaes, waffles, pastries and tea cakes. Leave with more than just good memories when you purchase a plush Hello Kitty toy at the merchandise store (Photos: Hello Kitty Orchid Garden)

#5 Hungry Heroes
#5 Hungry Heroes
27 Oct 2017

#5 Hungry Heroes

Address: 33 Tessensohn Road

Opening hours: 4pm to 11pm (Tues-Fri), 12pm to 11pm (Weekend and PH). Closed on Monday.

A side of superhero with your burger and fries, anyone? That’s the kind of hospitality you can expect at Hungry Heroes. Located in a quaint part of Little India, in a charming old-school shop house, the eatery boasts a plethora of superhero memorabilia from Marvel and other comic books. Expect to dine next to life-sized statues, head busts, figurines and movie posters of your favourite superheroes including Iron Man, Thor and the Dark Knight himself. Speaking of nosh, the menu features dishes fit for a hero, so we’re talking gigantic Ka-Boomz Burgers, twice-cooked pork ribs, Bacon Karate Chop and the Nuclear Fission Angus Beef Cheeks. (Photos: Hungry Heroes) 

#6 Platform 1094
#6 Platform 1094
27 Oct 2017

#6 Platform 1094

Address: 1094 Serangoon Road

Opening hours:  11am to 10 pm (Weekdays), 10am to 10pm (Weekends)

Make your little Harry Potter fan’s dream come true when you jump on the Hogwarts Express and head straight for Platform 1094! The magical theme of this café is evident as soon as you step foot inside ― from its brick walls and long wooden tables to the chandeliers. Indulge in your deepest sorceress desires when you don the witch’s hat and shout out a spell while waving your wand. You can also try on Harry Potter-inspired glasses, plush owls and cloaks for snaps ― so much fun! The menu doesn’t disappoint either ― signature dishes include the Crab Meat Aglio Olio ($17) and Giant’s breakfast ($13) – a platter of truffle-infused scrambled eggs on a toasted English muffin, roasted pumpkin, bacon wrapped pineapple, oxford sausages and homemade sundried tomato. Complete your charming experience with a sip of Mr Lich’s Flaming Brew ($15). This blue beverage is literally served flaming hot and with sparks, we kid you not! (Photo: Audrey Tan and Platform 1094) 

#7 DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe
#7 DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe
27 Oct 2017

#7 DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe

Address: L1-03, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours:  10.30am to 11pm (Sun to Thursday), 10.30am to 11.30pm (Friday and Saturday)

Dine in, take-away or save the day at DC Comics Super Heroes Café, a restaurant-cum-retail outlet, which pays homage to the DC Comics universe. Unleash your inner DC super hero as you shop for apparel, then chill out at the Superman-inspired café. Order junior the epic Dark Knight charcoal-black-bun burger ($28.90) or The Flash Mushroom Lightning Linguine ($20.90) as you sit back and enjoy the exotic Wonder Woman’s cool Earth-Mother Iced Mocha ($9.90). Feeling naughty? Satisfy your sweet tooth with a little something from The Joker’s “just desserts” menu. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. (Photo: www.marinabaysands.com)

 

#8 Kombi Rocks Diner
#8 Kombi Rocks Diner
27 Oct 2017

#8 Kombi Rocks Diner

Address: 66 Yio Chu Kang Road

Opening hours:  12pm to 11 pm (daily)

Relieve your hippie days, with junior by your side, at this vintage-inspired restaurant. Kombi Rocks Diner, which is bent on preserving the golden years, is full of heritage automobiles, such as the Volkswagen Kombi, just waiting for you to take them out for a spin. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into hearty old-school Teochew-Thai fusion dishes. You’ll love the Claypot Fujian Noodles ($16) and the Thai Beef Noodle Soup ($10) as the little ones fill up on warm waffles and ice cream ($9.50). Once they’re done with their meals, the kiddos can continue to keep busy by checking out the wide collection of toy cars that are on display. (Photo: Kombi Rocks Instagram) 

#9 Antoinette
#9 Antoinette
27 Oct 2017

#9 Antoinette

Address: 30 Penhas Road and #02-33 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road

Opening hours:  11am to 10 pm daily

You could easily be mistaken for French royalty when you dine at this Parisian patisserie, with its ultra-chic French decor and plush velvet sofas. Both Antoinette outlets offer classic French fare ― onion soup, breads, cheese and blinis ― but they are better known for their pretty cakes and pastries. You’ll have an extensive menu of sweets to choose from including sweet crepes with various toppings, a white chocolate vanilla mousse infused with yuzu and macarons in 12 different flavours! (Photo: Antoinette)        

#10 Gudetama Café Singapore
#10 Gudetama Café Singapore
27 Oct 2017

#10 Gudetama Café Singapore

Address: 01-361 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard

Opening hours:  10am to 10pm Daily

If you haven’t already met Gudetama, a melancholic and lazy egg who has won the hearts of many, then hurry down to this café soon! You will find hints of this super-popular Japanese cartoon character everywhere as you dine, including egg-shaped chairs you perch on and adorable Gudetama-inspired dishes. By the way, all the items on the menu were personally put together by popular bento artist Little Miss Bento Shirley Wong. Must-tries include the Eggcited Cajun Chicken with Waffles ($23.90) and the addictive crispy dory fish fingers with ebiko, served with a mentaiko mayonnaise dip ($12.90) ― super yum. Oh, don’t tell junior until he’s finished his meal, but the Swiss rolls are to die for! (Photo: Gudetama Café Singapore Instagram) 

#11 The Book Cafe
#11 The Book Cafe
27 Oct 2017

#11 The Book Cafe

Address: #01-02 Seng Kee Building, 20 Martin Road, Robertson Quay

Opening hours: 8:30am to 10.30pm (Sun to Thur), 8.30am to 12.30pm (Fri and Sat)

Where do you bring your little book worm? To The Book Café, of course! Come for the big inviting sofas, soft lights and rows of book shelves packed with reading material, and stay for the free wireless access, plus the mouth-watering bites. Fill your tummies with the mushroom and cheese omelette, French toast with banana and maple syrup, as well as a pastas, soups and Asian delights. There’s also ample space for toddlers to potter around as you sit back and savour your food. It also boasts a baby changing table and a mini-toilet seat, for potty trained kids. (Photos: The Book Café Facebook) 

#12 Bricks ‘N’ Cubes Café
#12 Bricks ‘N’ Cubes Café
27 Oct 2017

#12 Bricks ‘N’ Cubes Café

Address: 350 Joo Chiat Road

Opening hours:  12pm to 10pm Daily

A paradise for Lego lovers, once you step foot in Bricks ‘N’ Cubes, expect junior to make a beeline for the colourful play zone featuring individual Lego play areas. Since the dining area is right next to the play area, you can easily enjoy their fuss-free fare while keeping an eye on your kewpie. The Captain Bricks Crispy Chicken ($11.90) will surely be a hit with the family, as will the Hawaiian pizza ($10.90). Leave some room for dessert as their waffles and ice cream ($6.90) are a treat! (Photos: Bricks ‘N’ Cubes Café Instagram) 

#13 Picnic SG
#13 Picnic SG
27 Oct 2017

#13 Picnic SG

Address: #03-15, Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road  

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Like the idea of a picnic, but not a fan of the blistering heat? Picnic SG’s indoor food truck-cum-outdoor park experience might just be the thing for you! Set in a picnic lawn under a canopy of trees, it houses 13 food trucks, each serving different cuisines. Expect fast food like KoMex tacos and röstis and not-so-picnic-like food, such as Japanese pork Butadon and Taiwan beef noodles. The colourful space is not only a feast for junior’s senses, but at 930sq m, it’s also roomy enough for him to run freely. (Photo: PicnicSG) 

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