6 Cosy Spots In SAFRA Where You Can Bond Over Food

Good food is the universal love language.

By Sean Yee        22 March 2023

Dating is often described to be overly complicated in today’s world, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, a good measure of romance hinges on the perfect location.

SAFRA has several food spots which are great for that first date, or the anniversary dinner. Just for you love birds, we have compiled six of SAFRA’s best eateries for the perfect date!

1. Old Habits Boutique & Cafe – Charmingly old-school  

This cafe can be considered the physical manifestation of love during the era of payphones, vinyl music and romantic handwritten letters. Fully decked with lovingly preserved vintage relics, this cafe has a display of everything from typewriters and vinyl records to vintage caricatures, and the iconic orange public telephone! In fact, its aesthetic can be best described as a union between a traditional TCM hall and our beloved “mama” shops. 

If this isn’t enough to make this the perfect date spot, then maybe its delectable menu will. Their top selling dish – Seared Tuna Steak crusted with a golden Sesame Spice Rub – is delightfully tender and sweet, while still crispy with the caramelised crust. This can be accompanied with a hearty bowl of Mushroom Soup infused with truffle oil. There’s a whole selection of pastas and desserts to choose from as well!  

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off all food and drinks. Find out more at  safra.sg/amenities-offerings/old-habits

SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-07, Singapore 098803

2. 929 Dessert & Bites – Love is sweeter with desserts

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt,” as said by cartoonist Charles M Schulz. And he’s right! Dessert is, arguably, the most fitting personification of romance, its sweet flavours capturing the bliss of love. 929 Dessert and Bites does romance right with its array of bingsu (shaved ice), waffles and ice cream. Try the Mango Madness, topped generously with fresh mangoes, a scoop of mango-infused ice cream and a mango syrup finish. Or if you’re feeling bold, you can opt for its Cookie Monster bingsu, which comes with a mix of both chocolate and matcha flavours. 

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/929-dessert-bites

SAFRA Tampines: 1/A, Tampines Street 92, #01-17, Singapore 528882

3. Black Fairy Sushi & Grill – Midnight bites and kisses

Who says romance has to sleep? Open till 3am from Mondays to Saturdays, this Japanese-inspired restaurant is probably most known for its affordable Wagyu-grade beef sushi (yes, you read that right) which goes for as low as $3.80! This, alongside a selection of sashimi, pastas and grilled platters, takes midnight dating to an all-new level.  Just imagine, you and your lovable accomplice wreaking havoc in town all day and all night long, only to enjoy one another’s company in an intimate environment with platters of maki rolls, skewers and grills as the night sets in. 

Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/black-fairy-sushi-grill

SAFRA Carpenter Street: 29 Carpenter St, Singapore 059923 

4. 7th Heaven KTV & Cafe – The all-rounded choice

Dating today can be especially competitive, requiring you to get creative with your approach. 7th Heaven KTV & Cafe is a great place for first meetups, as it offers not just a comprehensive menu, but also entertainment choices like a pool table, gaming consoles, karaoke systems and tabletop games! They even have a study corner for corporate aspirants and studious lovers who prefer to do a “work/study date”. This all-encompassing establishment helps you and your date put aside your inhibitions and bond over activities which are fun and stress-free.

Of course, you can’t really have a date without good food. Try the Egg Lava Beef Burger, with Lava being the operative word. Juicy, messy, and a taste explosion, this burger is equally heartwarming as it is delicious.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/7th-heaven-ktv

SAFRA Tampines: 1/A Tampines Street 92, #03-02, Singapore 528882

5. Siam Kitchen – Great for group dates 

Known for its multifaceted flavour profiles of sweet, sour and savoury, Thai food has something for even the pickiest of diners! This works especially well if you’re planning a group date.

Whether it’s a bowl of Tom Yum soup, or a platter of Grilled Stingray with Sambal Sauce, Siam Kitchen has an impressive range of dishes which are perfect for group sharing! While you’re here, don’t forget to sample their Green Curry Chicken. Like wine and cheese, great food and amazing company pair with one another incredibly well! 

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the total bill. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/siam-kitchen

SAFRA Toa Payoh: 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #01-04, Singapore 319387

6. Renew Deli – Self-care to show you care

If you don’t love yourself, how can you love someone else? And part of loving yourself involves living a healthy and wholesome lifestyle.

The meat-free Renew Deli is the amplification of the saying “the best of both worlds”. The offerings on the menu are truly organic, fresh, and nourishing. Share an acai bowl with your partner or grab an avocado wholegrain toast for a filling lunch; either way, you are guaranteed a meal which is packed with positive nutrients and energy, as well as a delightful time with your significant other. This is the ideal spot for couples with an action-packed day, as the meals here are light and won’t induce a food coma. The last thing you need in romance is fatigue.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% discount. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/renew-deli

SAFRA Tampines: SAFRA, 1A Tampines Street 92, #01-15, Singapore 528882

NSmen, sign up for your complimentary 1-year SAFRA membership and enjoy discounts on dining and shopping purchases at over 2,000 merchant outlets islandwide, as well as members’ rates at more than 45 sports facilities at SAFRA clubs! What’s more, your family can enjoy the privileges too – your 1st dependent pays $10/year, and it’s free for your 2nd dependent onwards. Click here for more details. 

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