Bitters & Love
What to imbibe: Kaya Toast Cocktail
With its inconspicuous, blink-and-you’ll-missit entrance, Bitters & Love was once known as Telok Ayer’s best kept secret. The bar door’s reverse peephole provides throngs of wiser customers an inviting glimpse into a food and drink haven in the heart of the CBD. The locally-inspired tipples are as distinct as they come, with signature cocktails like the kaya toast (Singapore’s breakfast for champions) and teh tarik (a popular local milk tea conventionally ordered at your favourite roti prata shop) showcasing the flexibility of Southeast Asian ingredients. Feeling more adventurous? Don’t be shy to ask for a bespoke order—the creativity of the bartenders is renowned around the island and they are always up for a challenge. Heading to Bitters & Love is like showing up at just the right time to a friend’s party, where the vibe is impossibly easy and the service warm and chatty. Turn up early to avoid disappointment.
"Bold, creative locally-inspired cocktails that taste familiar and new at the same time." — Singapore Tatler Editors