8 Restaurants At Chip Bee Gardens If You Find Holland Village Too Mainstream

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Holland Village’s sister neighbourhood is a quaint food enclave that resonates well with many who seek a quieter dining experience. Situated just behind Holland Village MRT station, the stretch of charming cafes and elegant restaurants provide a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Holland Village.

Some of the fine restaurants here will delight even the most sophisticated of gourmands such as Mai Thai and Original Sin. For those who prefer a quick bite or some yummy desserts to beat the sweltering heat, pull up a chair at Da Paolo Gastronomia or The Daily Scoop for some top-notch ice cream.

Here are 8 Cafes & Restaurants to hit up at Chip Bee Gardens if you find Holland Village too mainstream.

Baker & Cook

#1 BAKER & COOK

Artisan bakery Baker & Cook is helmed by reputable baker Dean Brettschneider who has over 20 years of culinary experiences and 12 published baking books.

From homemade cakes, pastries, jams to hearty meals, Baker & Cook is your one-stop destination for superb breakfast items. There is also an extensive list of fine wines and Allpress Espresso to choose from.

44 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-56, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278116
Tel: +65 6472 0998
Mon to Thu: 7.30am – 8pm
Fri to Sat: 7.30am – 10pm
Sun: 7.30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Da Paolo PizzaBar

#2 DA PAOLO PIZZABAR

Casual Italian bistro Da Paolo boasts a great ambience with its delightful indoor-outdoor dining concept. Enjoy from a tantalising spread of gourmet Italian fare at the trattoria itself or opt for take-out. Gourmet pasta, pizzas, salads and sandwiches are all freshly prepared by professionals and those with a sweet tooth should not miss out on their signature tiramisu.

44 Jln Merah Saga
#01-46, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278116
Tel: +65 6479 6059
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Mai Thai Restaurant

#3 MAI THAI RESTAURANT

In need for some authentic, lip-smacking Thai food? Mai Thai Restaurant is the perfect place to go to. You will be spoilt for choice with their exhaustive menu featuring Thai salads, soups, seafood, poultry, rice, noodles and desserts.

44 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-58, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278116
Tel: +65 6474 3100
Daily: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Madrinaa Italiano

#4 MADRINAA ITALIANO

A newcomer on the block, Madrinna Italiano has moved from Queens Road and overtaken its previous tenant, Michaelangelo’s. Their handmade thin-crust pizzas are highly raved and start from wallet-friendly prices of S$24++.

Delight the epicurean in you and make this your go-to spot for scrumptious Italian cuisine. You can start off with the Tortelli Crab and Lobster to whet your appetite!

44 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-60, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278116
Tel: +65 6474 7342
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Original SIN

#5 ORIGINAL SIN

One of Chip Bee Gardens’ original stalwarts, Original Sin restaurant has been doling out comforting vegetarian Mediterranean gourmet since 1997. Do order their budget-friendly set lunches which come with an appetising soup/salad, delectable main (choose from grilled eggplant wrap, veggie burger or tomato spaghetti) and a warm chocolate cake for just S$28++.

The al fresco terrace is a splendid spot to wind down after a long day and indulge in their hearty Lasagna Rossa.

43 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-62, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278115
Tel: +65 6475 5605
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

SUNDAY FOLKS

#6 SUNDAY FOLKS

Local speciality dessert cafe Sunday Folks is renowned for their iconic Belgian waffles (single slice – S$8.80, double slices – S$11.80) topped with generous portions of ice-cream (S$7.20 per cup / S$7.20 per cone).

There are only six ice cream flavours available on the menu, but these exotic flavours (Earl grey Lavender!) should suffice to please.

44 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-52, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278116
Mon: Closed
Tue to Fri: 1pm – 10pm
Sat to Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

The Daily Scoop

#7 THE DAILY SCOOP

The Daily Scoop is an ice cream parlour selling an extensive variety of ice cream flavours. Each batch of ice cream is churned and made daily in-house with local fresh ingredientshence guaranteeing superior quality that is unlike other mass-produced desserts.

From the exotic Mao Shan Wang durian to Nutty Macadamia, The Daily Scoop rotates flavours on a weekly basis so that customers will never get sick and tired of the same old creations.

43 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-78, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278115
Tel: +65 6475 3128
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri to Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Sun: 2pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Monocle-Singapore

#8 THE MONOCLE CAFE

Monocle is an innovative venture of the popular culture magazine Monocle. The tastefully-decorated shop is filled with leather accessories and other high-quality handicrafts.

Monocle sells only coffee (from S$4) and is a great hangout place for hipsters who appreciate minimalist and rustic-looking decors. There truly is no other better way to pick up the latest publication of Monocle than from The Monocle Cafe itself!

74 Jalan Kelabu Asap
Singapore 278267
Tel: +65 6475 1791
Daily: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village