WHERE TO EAT: Dining At Museums

Cafes for museum-goers to rest their eyes, stretch their legs, and fill their stomachs.

While a trip to the museum may enlighten your senses, you can’t ignore the growls for food. However, deciding where to eat, especially somewhere nearby is a dilemma.

Here is a list of cafes for those looking for a pleasant meal after a long stroll through museums in Singapore at your convenience.

Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum

If you strive for both exquisite fare and stunning scenery, Privé at Asian Civilisations Museum may be your quintessential destination. Situated by the Singapore River, the cafe guarantees breathtaking views — the Boat Quay and CBD skyline serving as the perfect backdrop for hearty meals and drinks. Popular dishes consist of classic eggs Benedict to seafood laksa, and its iconic sticky date pudding topped with housemade butterscotch, walnuts, and vanilla bean ice cream. Happy hour is from 5pm to 9pm daily, allowing you to relax and take in the surrounding scenery at your leisure.
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ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum

In partnership with ArtScience Museum, FabCafe (the ’Fab’ incorporating the meaning of fabulous and fabrication) looks like a co-working place, fuelling creativity through a cup of coffee. To explore the intersection of art and science, the cafe is a platform for movers and makers, offering 3D printing and laser-cutting alongside hand-crafted bites. The menu ranges from savoury fresh wraps to curry bowls, and cakes for sweet tooths. Within the museum’s foyer, visitors are bound to have a pleasant surprise at this bespoke cafe.
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National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore

The heritage charm of the National Museum is reflected in this outlet of Food For Thought. Round marble tables with wooden chairs and wall mosaics pay homage to the kopitiams and dining rooms that are uniquely Singaporean. Not only does it serve the usual all-day brunch, sandwiches and salads, but the cafe also showcases specials inspired by the exhibits in the museum itself. Try popular dishes such as the creamy prawn angel hair pasta and spicy pulled pork cocciolini.
foodforthought.com.sg
8Q Singapore Art Museum

8Q Singapore Art Museum

Put your hunger to rest with a visit to Love Pal Cafe at 8Q, a contemporary space across the main museum building of Singapore Art Museum. Marrying Western and Asian cuisine, the cafe is famed for its signature Lovepal Chicken Burger and home-baked pastries. The eatery is suitable for families or outing with friends, either for simple refreshments or a filling meal to invigorate oneself for further discovery and enlightenment at the four-storey building.
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National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore

Spark your tastebuds with a Straits Asian menu at Courtyard Cafe. Welcome to all locals and tourists alike, this cafe exudes a modern colonial charm with their blue, white and gold theme accompanied by traditional desserts such as Peranakan kuehs. In such a casual atmosphere, a cup of their iconic local coffee will instantly satisfy caffeine cravings and energise you for further gallery exploring.
nationalgallery.sg/dining

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