Offering something for everyone, new and exciting South Beach Avenue will soon became your favourite family haunt.

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WHERE: Dimbulah Coffee

UNIT: #01-14
OPENING TIMES: 7am to 7pm, weekdays.
PRICE RANGE: From $1.80 to $12.90.
WHAT: This Australian coffee chain has made a name for itself, thanks to Arabica beans that boast a sweet chocolate-caramel body. The café offers the perfect oasis in a hectic day, a place to socialise or simply enjoy breakfast or a casual meal ― all pastries are made in-house.
STAR EATS: Coffee aficionados will enjoy the flat white ― an espresso shot topped with velvety-smooth steamed milk. The kiddos will love the fudge-like Downunder slices ($2.50), which come in various flavours including coffee macadamia and white chocolate, plus the pillowy raspberry and chocolate lamingtons.


UNIT: #01-17
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 10pm daily
PRICE RANGE: $8.50 to $9.50 per slice of cake.
WHAT: Your favourite mille crêpe cake maker has opened its third outlet to cater to its ever-growing fan base. Now, you have a central location to go to should you start craving its signature crêpe-layered pastries.  
STAR EATS: Don’t miss the toothsome seasonal specials. The passionfruit is made from 20 paper-thin handmade crêpe layered with light pastry cream and topped with passionfruit purée. The yuzu cheesecake is made with cream cheese, yuzu purée and vanilla sponge cake.   

WHERE: Alchemist Beer Lab

UNIT: #B1-16
OPENING TIMES: Noon to midnight (Monday to Thursday), Noon to 1am (Friday and eve of public holidays), 4pm to 1am (Saturday).
PRICE RANGE: From $15 to $30.
WHAT: Ready for a drink, but not in the mood for anything heavy? You might just find a tipple you like form the yummy cider offerings at this beer infusion bar ― a first in Asia. The 16 pretty-to-look-at infusion towers brew beer using various ingredients. Enjoy your drinks with Modern-European tapas.
STAR EATS: Mum and dad will be spoiled for choice, thanks to the extensive cider menu. Drinks that live up their hype include 50 shades of pink (a pleasant pink guava cider) and the passionista (a refreshing tropical cider with passionfruit and duku). Kids will enjoy the fried falafel balls and the ale-battered sea bass ― a luscious local sea bass with a light ale batter served with duck-fat chips and homemade tartar sauce.

WHERE: Caffè Vergnano 1882

UNIT: #B1-17
OPENING TIMES: 8am to 9pm, weekdays; 10am to 6pm, weekends.
PRICE RANGE: From $3.50 to $8.
WHAT: Established in 1882, one of Italy’s oldest family-owned coffee roasters procures Arabica beans from Central America which it blends with Ethiopian Sidamo coffee beans. This produces a java perfumed with subtle hints of citrus fruit and floral notes. All products are imported from Italy and trained baristas extract the best tastes when preparing every cup of Joe.
STAR EATS: It’s hot chocolate beverages galore at this café! Parents will love the Caffè Gianduja which blends hot chocolate with espresso, topped with whipped cream. Your mini- chocolate lover’s dream will come true when he samples Cioccolata, a decadently rich and decadent, hot chocolate that tastes of heaven with every sip.

WHERE: Real Food

UNIT: #B1-19
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 9pm daily.
PRICE RANGE: From $9.80 to $14.80 (No GST).
WHAT: This vegetarian-cum-vegan concept takes pride in knowing where and how its ingredients are grown. They also actively support local producers. All dishes are free from processed ingredients, artificial preservatives and trans fat.
STAR EATS: Expect hearty dishes with a healthy twist, such as burgers made from carrot, beetroot and millet or barley, mushroom and corn. The non-spicy and light curry soup noodles is a great way to introduce curry to your mini-me. Made with oat milk and extra virgin organic coconut oil, it’s served with spinach noodles and assorted vegetables. 

WHERE: Fynn’s

UNIT: #B1-21
OPENING TIMES: 9am to 10pm, Tuesday to Friday; 11am to 10pm, Saturday, 11am to 5pm, Sunday.
PRICE RANGE: From $16 to $32.
WHAT: This casual-modern Australian restaurant features global flavours and classic favourites in an upmarket contemporary setting. Here, you can look forward to fresh pasta dishes, burgers and grilled meats. On the weekend, Fynn’s offers a brunch that’s full of savoury and sweet dishes. This includes homemade corn fritters, chia seed pudding and fluffy vanilla pancakes that you complement with Common Man Roasters specialty coffee.
STAR EATS: Tuck into homemade cavatelli pasta ― tomato-based pasta shells topped with broken pork sausages, red-wine braised octopus and fennel seeds. Round off your meal with the molten milk chocolate cake topped with vanilla gelato.

WHERE: Atmastel

UNIT: #B1-22
OPENING TIMES: 11.30am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday.
PRICE RANGE: From $4.20 to $68.
WHAT: This cucina Italiana is dedicated to crafting authentic Italian flavours. Helmed by Andrea Tarini, an Italian chef with a 3-Michelin-star background, the menu only uses the freshest artisanal ingredients and flies in its mozzarella from Italy every week.
STAR EATS: The umami-filled zuppa di pesce, steaming seafood stew chockfull of red snapper and shellfish, is so light and flavourful that everyone will be fighting over it for seconds and thirds. Don’t leave without trying the awesome desserts. The Nutella Pillow, a puff pastry pillow filled with decadent Nutella and sprinkled with chopped almonds and raspberries and crowned with vanilla ice cream, is simply out of this world. 

WHERE: Fasta

UNIT: #B1-23
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday.
PRICE RANGE: From $12 to $16.
WHAT: Fasta makes it their mission to live up to its fresh, fun and fusion concept. Drawing inspiration from different culinary traditions, every dish has been creatively planned to feature unique sauces and dressings, accompanied by various seafood and meat toppings.
STAR EATS: The siow ba mee, aglio olio-style al dente pasta mixed with yuzu dressing and topped with caramelised pork belly will win over the little ones. As will the scallop wallop ― pasta with chopped bacon, crab meat and juicy seared Hokkaido scallops and tossed in a flavourful house sauce.

WHERE: The Armoury

UNIT: #01-01
OPENING TIMES: 9am to 11pm, Monday to Thursday; 9am to 1am, Friday, 10am to 1am, Saturday, 10am to 11pm, Sunday.
PRICE RANGE: From $10 to $45.
WHAT: Housed within the beautiful conservation building that was formerly the military armoury of Beach Road Military camp, The Armoury offers an eclectic mix of Singaporean, classic European and Japanese cuisine.
STAR EATS:  The lobster satay capellini is a twist on the local satay beehoon. In this rendition, capellini pasta is tossed in a peanut sauce with cuttlefish and beansprouts and topped with half a grilled lobster. It also comes with a side of papadum that your peewee will love to munch on. Also worth trying is the royal armoury burger ― a hefty 200g charcoal- grilled wagyu beef patty slathered with onion jam and topped with gruyere cheese, maple-glazed bacon, lettuce and sliced tomato in a brioche bun. It is served with a basket of crispy fries.

WHERE: Vatos Urban Tacos

UNIT: #01-03
OPENING TIMES: 11.30am to 11pm, Monday to Thursday; 11.30am to 1am, Friday and Saturday.
PRICE RANGE: From $14 to $19.
WHAT: Awarded the “Hottest New Restaurant in Seoul” title by CNN, this hot Korean restaurant infuses classic Korean dishes with Mexico’s street tacos culture.
STAR EATS: The signature Kimchi carnitas fries features seasoned French fries smothered in braised pork carnitas, sautéed kimchi and melted cheese. It is topped with cilantro lime crema, Vatos hot sauce and fresh cilantro. If your little one finds it too hot to handle, get a serving of the honey tequila chicken wings instead. The Korean-style chicken wings are coated in a sweet and spicy honey tequila sauce and served with deep-fried jalapenos and blue cheese dipping sauce.

WHERE: Beach Road Kitchen

UNIT: #01-00 JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
OPENING TIMES: 6:30am to 10pm
PRICE RANGE: Breakfast buffet ($42++), lunch buffet ($58 ++), dinner buffet ($78++) Sunday brunch buffet (108++).
WHAT: An international buffet spread showcasing live stations that serve local favourites like Hainanese chicken rice, roast pork, nasi goreng and char kway teow. Also help yourself to a generous slice of roasted rib-eye or tomahawk steak at the charcoal grill station. Be sure to check out the noodle bar to assemble your own bowl of laksa. Be bold and experiment with different combinations of vegetables like broccoli, kai lan, beansprouts, even a variety of mushrooms. You can even combine different types of noodles to add texture to the dish.
STAR EATS:  Seafood lovers will dig the substantial spread in the temperature-controlled Seafood Room. Feast on juicy Maine lobsters, prawns, fresh crab, oysters and succulent Spanish mussels to your heart’s content. And if you fancy something Scandinavian, there’s even pickled herring. If your kiddo would much park himself at the Dessert Showcase, he can treat himself to freshly made waffles, crêpes and pancakes and even various soft-serve ice-cream flavours. Take note, watch out for the shelves filled with glass jars — each containing a different type of gummy sweet —right opposite the noodle station: You might have trouble tearing junior away from them!

Foodie Singaporeans are always on the hunt for new eateries, especially family-friendly ones. The newly-opened and swanky South Beach Avenue, just next to JW Marriott Hotel Singapore, is set to wow young and old with its diverse spectrum of local and international restaurants, cafes, drinking holes and beauty providers.

Perfect for families of all sizes, a spectacular microclimatic canopy protects this sprawling nearly 3,000sq m enclave. The area is so huge, your restless little ones will have a safe sanctuary to stretch their legs and explore while you kick back with a drink.

An added advantage: It’s conveniently connected to the underground Esplanade and City Hall MRT interchanges.

So, where’s good to go and what’s good to eat at this hot and trendy hangout spot? Scroll through our photo gallery above to find out more…