Holland Village is always buzzing with activity. 

It’s one of few central locations in Singapore where you can get everything done: you have the convenience of every bank at your fingertips, and even grab some groceries while you’re at it.

Looking for a leisurely stroll around some beautiful art galleries and artisanal shops? Holland Village’s got that too. This, coupled with a whole host of restaurants, makes the quaint neighbourhood truly one of the best places to be.  

If you find the main Holland Village area a little too crowded for your taste, dart over to Chip Bee Gardens, a leafy residential area just across the road. The dreamy enclave is also home to gourmet cafes that are worth a visit as well. 

From charming Italian joints to casual dessert establishments, read on for the full list of dining options in the area for your perusal.

La Nonna

Feast on time-honoured Italian dishes at La Nonna. This quiet joint has a steady following from loyal fans that find themselves here time and time again for their mouthwatering dishes. If it’s your first time at La Nonna, give their crowd favourites like the La Nonna Pizza, the Crabmeat Linguine and the Agnello (Oven Roasted Lamb Rack) a go.

Two Men Bagel House

Singapore’s favourite bagel place, Two Men Bagel House has landed within Holland Village to satisfy hungry diners. Apart from hearty options like the K-Town Gim, a generous combination of Braised Short Plate, Swiss, Asian Pickles, Gochugara Sauerkraut, Mojo Sauce, you can also customise your order to create the ultimate bagel.

D'Good Cafe

D’Good Cafe is one of Holland Village’s most popular casual cafes: the cosy joint not only serves classics like the Bacon Carbonara for a casual meal out, they also have an intimate rooftop area that serves a whole host of cocktails infused with their own teas and coffees.

Original Sin

Original Sin is Singapore’s first and only Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant, and you can find them right here in the Holland Village area. They’ve been serving delectable veggie dishes since 1997, which is a huge testament to their consistent, quality fare in Singapore’s competitive dining scene. If it’s your first foray into the diner, we recommend favourites like the Bosco Misto, a beautiful blend of spinach, feta, and tofu patties blanketed with crushed almonds and sesame seeds.

Sunday Folks

Handcrafted ice-cream and artisanal treats? Yes, please. Sunday Folks is one of the places to get your dessert fix if you’re in the area. With classic ice-cream options like the Earl Grey Lavender and Sea Salt Gula Melaka as well as more interesting ones like the Kaya Toast, each bite is a sweet treat to end of any meal.

Da Paolo Pizza Bar

For more causal Italian offerings, head to Da Paolo Pizza Bar. Here, find a neat selection of handmade pizzas, with each thin-crust made from slowly leavened, hand-stretched and then stone-baked dough. Apart from tomato-based classics, they also have white-based options for the cheese-lover in you.

Vatos Cantina

Hankering for some Mexican cusine? Vatos Cantina is serving their take on the fare with their menu of Korean-Mexican dishes and craft beers. Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays anymore: feast on the savoury Soy Sesame Pork Belly tacos and Galbi Short Rib tacos, best served with a side of their famous frozen margaritas.

Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.