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We will never turn down a brunch date; more so when it involves such adorably plated dishes! After all, how can you say no to Pikachu smiling back at you in the form of an latte art? From colourful pancakes to mouthwatering burgers, these dining spots are certain to be a winner amongst fussy kids and foodies alike.
The first ever Southeast Asian outlet opened on 18 April 2016, and takes on a garden city theme in light of our tree-lined roads and greening efforts. The space is decked out in adorable Sanrio characters complete with cosy booths called Tomodachi House (’friends house’), and picture perfect spots like the signature Pompompurin Gate and Pompompurin and Friends Tree. Remember your time here with a Pompompurin mug keepsake with every order of a dish that has its logo, like the spaghetti napolitana ($26.99) or the bagel’s special pancake tower ($21.99). Also, for a sweet finish, don’t forget the classic Pompompurin pudding ($9.99). Daily 11am-10.30pm. #04-08 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road. Tel: 6509 8672
Pokémon Café (pop-up store)
Following its tremendous popularity in Japan, PARCO Singapore in collaboration with EWF is bringing Pokémon Café to our sunny island for a limited period from 27 May to 31 July. Aside from merchandise being sold exclusively at the café, the menu is inspired by Pokémon characters and stories which are identical to the dishes served in Japan with the exception of one. How can you not smile when the dish names include Pikachu Smiling Rice Omelette with Magma Sauce, a big Pikachu face made of saffron rice with egg omelettes shaped as its ears ($25); and Battle on Pikachu! Level-up with Rare Candy! ($20)–a beef patty served with mashed potatoes covered by a crepe, monaka and vegetables in the shape of a pokéball. There are also a variety of Pikachu designed desserts and drinks to complete your meal. Daily 11am-9.30pm. #04-05 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street.
DC Comics Superheroes Café
DC Comics Superheroes Café recently upped the rah-rah for the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film with the specially crafted menu of wagyu beef jaw burger ($31.90) and truffle pasta ($26.90) for Batman and free range chicken burger ($27.90) and pasta crevettes carbonara ($28.90) for Superman, now extended from the previously mentioned 30 April due to popular demand, so check-in for a treat! Sun-Thu 11.30am-11pm, Sat 11.30am-11.30pm. #1-03/04/05 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Tel: 6688 7610
Charlie Brown Café
From the popular Peanuts comic strip that took hold since the 1950s, the Charlie Brown Café pays homage to the works done by Charles M. Schulz. Both outlets are halal certified, reaching out to a larger fan base with their signature crepes ($9.90 each) in Charlie Peanuts, Snoopy Chocolate and Woodstock’s Cherry flavours. If you like something thick and oozy instead, the Snoopy lava cake ($8.80) fits the bill. Sun-Thu 11am-11pm and Fri-Sat 11-2am. Main outlet: #04-01 Cathay Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road. www.charliebrowncafe.com.sg
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
Opened with fanfare and long queues on 12 May 2016, the thematic Hello Kitty Orchid Garden showcases Singapore’s national flower, the orchid, in its greenhouse-like design and dishes. Partake of their signature fusion dishes that take on local-inspired flavours, like the Cowabunga! Wagyu! ($24), slow-cooked wagyu beef in a thick rendang gravy; Hide and Seek ($16.90)–silky panna cotta infused with fragrant pandan; as well as soothing drinks like Cumbernade ($7.90) and latte ($5.90), complete with a cocoa stencilled Hello Kitty face, that are just oh-so Instagram-worthy. #01-22 Terminal 3 arrival hall central, Singapore Changi Airport. www.hellokittyorchidgarden.com
The Little Prince Creamery
This humble enclave, opened July 2015, resides in the heartlands with an interior seemingly peeled off the pages of the must-loved Le Petit Prince book. It’s a quaint space serving comforting scoops of handcrafted gelato ($3-7.60), savoury waffles like muar otah ($7.90) and their signature bespoke latte ($5 hot/$6 iced). The book, Le Petit Prince is also available for browsing in several different languages on a small shelf too. Wed-Thu, Sun-Mon 12-9pm; Fri-Sat 12-10.30pm. #01-134 Blk 47, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh. Tel: 8684 8218
Hungry Heroes Café
A funky space featuring huge pop culture influences while serving American-style dishes like the signature Mother Of All Burgers ($32), spider pig burger ($21) and bacon karate chop w honey thyme gastrique ($20). It also doubles up as a museum of sorts with countless original and licenced life-sized statutes, head busts, figurines and movie posters displayed throughout the café, which have been amassed over the past 25 years. Tue-Fri 4-11pm and Sat-Sun 12-11pm. 33 Tessensohn Road. Tel: 6295 5401, www.hungryheroes.sg