Discover Delicious Eats Along the Thomson-East Coast Line

July 1, 2024

For Singaporeans, the opening of new MRT stations means more than just improved real estate and quicker airport commutes. It signals the discovery of new dining destinations in the east, from hawker centres to waterfront dining, offering a gastronomic adventure previously out of easy reach.

Here’s a culinary guide to what awaits near the new stations:


Photo: Paul Toh

Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Rhu

This American diner, brought to you by the creators of Handlebar, features vintage aviation and nautical decor. Enjoy smoky BBQ ribs, flame-grilled steaks, and pecan pie on cassette-tape tables or aeroplane seats under a canopy-shaded patio with waterfront views. Don’t miss the spicy Cocaine Wings, paired with cocktails, beers, and wines.

Location: 11 Rhu Cross, #01-02, Singapore 437440. Check out their menu.

Opening Hour
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, 3–11 pm
Wednesday, 3–11 pm
Thursday, 3–11 pm
Friday, 3–11 pm
Saturday, 8 am–11 pm
Sunday, 10 am–11 pm


Photo: Keson Lim

Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Katong

After Le Cordon Bleu training, the founder brings viennoiserie delights like The Lunar croissant filled with Mascarpone mousse and Valrhona Manjari dark chocolate ganache. Enjoy ample seating and hot dishes like Croque Madame at this spacious new outlet.

Location: 16 Hamilton Rd, #01-02, Singapore 209186. Check out their website.

Opening Hour
Monday, 8:30 am–5 pm
Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday, 8:30 am–5 pm
Thursday, 8:30 am–5 pm
Friday, 8:30 am–5 pm
Saturday, 8:30 am–5 pm
Sunday, 8:30 am–5 pm


Photo: Aloysius L

Nearest MRT station: Marine Parade

Known for its chicken rice and double-boiled Cantonese soups, this hidden gem at Katong Shopping Centre offers steamed or roasted chicken in a sesame oil-infused sauce with crispy fried garlic, alongside unique broths like lotus root and pork rib soup.

Location: 865 Mountbatten Rd, Katong Shopping Centre, Singapore 437844.

Opening Hour
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, 10:45 am–7:15 pm
Wednesday, 11 am–7 pm
Thursday, 11 am–7 pm
Friday, 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, 11 am–7 pm
Sunday, 11 am–7 pm


Photo: Yong Chieh Gooi

Nearest MRT station: Marine Parade

Since 1992, this bakery has delighted with treats like chocolate tarts and banana pie. Recently, competition from Aunty Peng Banana Pie has sparked a dessert rivalry worth tasting.

Location: 865 Mountbatten Rd, B1 93, Singapore 437844.

Opening Hour
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, 10 am–4:30 pm
Wednesday, 10 am–4:30 pm
Thursday, 10 am–4:30 pm
Friday, 10 am–4:30 pm
Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm
Sunday, 10 am–3 pm


Photo: Jypsy Parkland Green

Nearest MRT station: Marine Parade

From the creators of PS Cafe, this Japanese restaurant offers ocean views, a pet-friendly terrace, and dishes like salmon tacos, Jypsy Pan Roasts, and Wagyu Beef Dripping Fried Rice.

Location: 920 East Coast Park, #01-25/26/27, Singapore 449875. Check out their menu.

Opening Hour
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, 11:30 am–11 pm
Wednesday, 11:30 am–11 pm
Thursday, 11:30 am–11 pm
Friday, 11:30 am–12 am
Saturday, 8 am–12 am
Sunday, 8 am–11 pm


Photo: 廖Ben

Nearest MRT station: Marine Parade

With over four decades of history, this nostalgic eatery offers both Teochew-style and Hokkien-style bak kut teh, alongside claypot prawn vermicelli, spicy sambal brinjal, and classic prawn paste chicken.

Location: 439 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427652.


Photo: Chin Mee Chin Confectionery

Nearest MRT station: Marine Parade (10-minute walk)

Reopened in 2021, this historic kopitiam offers traditional kaya buns, sugee cakes, and cream horns in a nostalgic setting with green mosaic tiles and vintage decor.

Location: 204 East Coast Road, Singapore 428903. Check out their menu.

Opening Hour
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, 8 am–4 pm
Wednesday, 8 am–4 pm
Thursday, 8 am–4 pm
Friday, 8 am–4 pm, 6–11 pm
Saturday, 8 am–4 pm, 6–11 pm
Sunday, 8 am–4 pm


Photo: BènéW

Nearest MRT station: Marine Terrace

This iconic stall, now occupying two shop spaces, offers tiger prawns in their Special Big Prawn Mee and a variety of ngoh hiang.

Location: 370/372 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428981.

Opening Hour
Monday, 7 am–4 pm
Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday, 7 am–4 pm
Thursday, 7 am–4 pm
Friday, 7 am–4 pm
Saturday, 7 am–4 pm
Sunday, 7 am–4 pm


Photo: Etna Italian Restaurant (East Coast)

Nearest MRT station: Siglap

This East Coast spot serves Mediterranean-influenced dishes like salt-baked sea bass and Tiramisu al Pistacchio di Bronte. Reservations are recommended for weekend visits.

Location: 110 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455298. Check out their menu.

Opening Hour
Monday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm
Tuesday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm
Wednesday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm
Thursday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm
Friday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm
Saturday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm
Sunday, 12–2:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm


Photo: WL C

Nearest MRT station: Siglap

Known for its Fluffy Egg Banh Mi and unique Vietnamese coffee-infused tiramisu, this eatery prides itself on fresh, daily-prepared ingredients.

Location: 914 East Coast Road, #01-04 The Domain, Singapore 459108.

Opening Hour
Monday, 10 am–10 pm
Tuesday, 10 am–10 pm
Wednesday, 10 am–10 pm
Thursday, 10 am–10 pm
Friday, 10 am–10 pm
Saturday, 9 am–10 pm
Sunday, 9 am–10 pm


Photo: Edmund Li

Nearest MRT station: Siglap

A rooftop farm offering nature experiences for all ages, The Sundowner lets you forage, cook, and even make honey ice cream or dessert cocktails, perfect for a hands-on dining adventure.

Location: 705A East Coast Road, No. 705, Singapore 459062. Check out their website.


Photo: Aud Vianney

Nearest MRT station: Bayshore

Operating from a colonial bungalow since the 1950s, this seafood restaurant offers Chilli Crab, Feng Sha Chicken, and Coffee Pork Ribs in a nostalgic setting.

Location: 462 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 466508. Check out their menu.

Opening Hour
Monday, 5–11 pm
Tuesday, 5–11 pm
Wednesday, 5–11 pm
Thursday, 5–11 pm
Friday, 5–11 pm
Saturday, 5–11 pm
Sunday, 5–11 pm


Photo: FICO

Nearest MRT station: Bayshore

Though a bit of a walk from the station, Fico by Chef Mirko Febbrile offers a seasonal menu inspired by Southern Italian cuisine in a picturesque white house setting. Enjoy dishes like focaccina and pecorino cheese wheel pasta.

Location: 1300 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Area F, Singapore 468964. Check out their menu.

Opening Hour
Monday, 5:30–10:30 pm
Tuesday, 5:30–10:30 pm
Wednesday, 5:30–10:30 pm
Thursday, 11:30 am–3 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm
Friday, 11:30 am–3 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm
Saturday, 11:30 am–10:30 pm
Sunday, 11:30 am–10:30 pm

With these new stations, the culinary delights of the East Coast are more accessible than ever. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's something new and delicious to discover along the TEL.


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