Singapore is already heavily peppered with many Italian restaurants across the island, but what sets the newly-opened Caffe Fernet apart from its contemporaries is their openness to trying new flavors. Located at its prime spot at Customs House overlooking the Marina Pier with the ever-stunning Marina Bay Sands in the distance, the restaurant adopts traditional Italian tastes and switches things up for a unique spin.
Start with the Golden Beetroot (S$21), that charms with its deliciously fried crunch alongside a generous dressing of feta cheese cubes and rocket leaves. Or opt for the sharing portion of Cherry Tomato Poppers (S$16) that’s drizzled in sweet truffle honey cheese – a great way to trick younger ones into eating their vegetables.
Their main dishes also pack a punch. Meat lovers would enjoy the savory Chicken Picatta (S$36), a boneless chicken cooked with butter, lemon, capers and saffron, while seafood aficionados should try the Spanner Crab Spaghetti (S$29), which tantalises your palette with the right balance of sweetness and zest.
While adults can take their post-meal delight in their array of unique cocktails on their menu, kids are free to roam and enjoy basking in the breeze of the alfresco area outdoors, or dig in to the Stuffed Bomboloni (S$13), a vanilla-lemon infused fried doughnut!
Fanciful Italian fare with a scenic waterfront view – what’s not to like?
Those looking for a well-deserved treat, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or a simple weekend brunch.
Committing to its name, do note that their tiramisu is infused with fernet and may cause a tad bit of booziness, so you might want to avoid sharing that with the kids.
#01-05, Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049232
Photo credit: Michelin Guide Singapore