Holland Village is best known as the bohemian district of Singapore due to its relaxed and artsy vibe. Frequented by many expats, families, and young locals, there are a variety of shops and restaurants to explore. So take a stroll with Little Steps and discover what Holland Village Neighborhood has to offer!
D’Good Cafe is the place to go if you are after some award-winning coffee and a bite to eat. Serving all-day breakfast and a variety of pastas and desserts, there is something to please even the pickiest of eaters. The little ones will love the extensive selection of sweet and savory pancakes and the swinging lounge chairs. And if it’s their birthday you can also order them an edible birthday pinata. Before you head to D’Good Cafe be sure to check out their website for some great deals on food to save you some dollars.
If you are looking for some delicious burgers then head to Fatboy’s The Burger Bar. Serving up standard burgers like cheeseburgers to more unusual flavor combinations like peanut butter, the burgers here are massive, so this is the place to head to if you're hungry! If you would prefer to share, then the Chef’s Specials are great as they contain a selection of burgers, starters, and sides which are perfect for a family meal!
The Daily Scoop is the perfect place to head to cool off from the Singapore heat. Serving up some deliciously creamy ice-cream, the Daily Scoop uses local produce and quality ingredients to make their ice-cream. Along with the standard ice-cream flavors, The Daily Scoop serves up some interesting ones like chili chocolate, avocado, pandan, and lychee martini. What’s great is, if you can’t make it in-store there is free delivery every Thursday so you can enjoy your ice-cream at home.
If you love desserts and are looking for something that resembles fine dining, then 2am Dessert Bar is the place to come! From the sleek interior to the almost too pretty to eat desserts, this is the perfect place to come for a date night. 2am Dessert Bar is sure to suit everyone’s tastes by serving up both sweet and savory dishes. And the best thing is, all of their desserts have the option to be paired with drinks!
If you are looking for some cheap but tasty local food, then check out the Holland Drive Market and Food Centre. In the stalls here you will find claypot rice, fish ball noodles, wantons, and melt in your mouth roasted meats (to name a few). It’s best to head there mid morning when all the stalls are open and it’s not too busy.
Holland Drive Market and Food Centre, 44 Holland Dr, Singapore 270044
When you are in desperate need of some relaxation, Om Shiva Yoga is the place to go. Providing both physical and virtual yoga classes, Om Shiva Yoga caters to both beginner and experienced yogis. The classes in Holland Village cater for English and Mandarin speakers and classes are kept small (no more than 10) to ensure individual attention. Be sure to check out their website for special events.
As the name suggests, when you are looking to be pampered, then head to The Pamper Room. Offering a range of beauty services such as facials, waxing, nails, lashes and hair removal, the staff here are both professional and friendly. Before you go check out The Pamper Room’s website for some great off-peak hour specials which will be sure to save you some dollars!
Toy Station is the place to go if you are after rare toys and collectables. From cool science experiments, to lego, robotics, puzzles and games, Toy Station stock both local and international brands. What’s unique about Toy Station is that they also stock a bunch of crowd funded games from places like Kickstarter, so you will be sure to pick up the latest and greatest. Also if you can’t make it in-store, you can shop online from home.
Taksu Singapore is one of the many art galleries you can find in Holland Village. They have been in business for 30 years and are the leading Southeast Asian contemporary art gallery. With over 2000 art works to choose from you can pick up art work (think: sculptures, photography, mixed media) from both local and international artists. And they even have a handy app called ArtFriend which allows you to visualize how the artwork looks in your home before purchasing.
If you are after a healthy meal, then head to Project Acaci. The bowls and smoothies here are made fresh, with juicy fruits, and tasty nuts and of course Acaci! All menu items are dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free, and you can choose to sit in in their funky cafe or take away. The food looks pretty and tastes great, so this is a fantastic place to come if you want to get your little ones to eat their fruit.
Project Acaci, 27 Lorong Liput, Singapore 277738, www.project-acai.com
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