If you’re looking for an all-encompassing venue to gather family and friends for a meal, or simply because you’re a night owl who’s awake at odd hours and would like to get your tummy refuelled at a nice environment — what you’ll need is a place that is accessible, opens till late, and most importantly, it should have a variety of food choices to suit every mood.
At Changi Airport, you’ll find plenty of eateries that is fitting for any occasion, we bring you five reasons to have late night supper here, even if you aren’t flying.
1. La Kopi With Friends Just Like The Old Days
Old Town White Coffee
Tuck in to good old favourites like Ipoh hor fun and ice kacang with gula melaka, which are sure to evoke nostalgia and keep conversations of the good ol’ days going.
Visiting the outlet at Changi Airport has additional benefits because it’s open 24/7, and serves all-day set meals including nasi lemak or curry mee that comes with a choice of black tea, soya milk, or the signature Old Town white coffee.
Expected Damage: S$2.20 – S$15 per pax
Ya Kun Family Café & Beard Papa’s
You can’t go wrong with classic Asian breakfast, especially soft-boiled eggs and kaya on toast. Ya Kun offers those at the Family Cafe, and it is open 24 hours, so there’s no need to worry when your outing has dragged on later than you thought it would.
From 6pm onwards daily, choose from its Asian Signatures menu and top-up S$1.50 to get a regular-sized iced lemon tea. The dishes valid for this promotion are mee rebus, laksa, chicken curry with bread, just to name a few.
The Asian Signatures menu is found only at Ya Kun Family Cafes and selected Ya Kun stores — when you’re dining at Changi Airport, don’t miss out on trying dishes exclusive to these outlets, including Mee Siam or Nasi Lemak Istimewa.
Ya Kun is most well-known for their kaya spread, and you can buy jars of them in neat packs as a unique souvenir to bring overseas as a gift to friends.
Ya Kun Family Café will undergo renovation from 19 March onwards, but don’t be disappointed because…
We have an exclusive news that Beard Papa’s will be opening in the same concession space as Ya Kun Family Cafe, in a delightful dual concept headed your way by end April 2017!
Here’s where you can pair your favourite coffee with scrumptious cream puffs soon, and try the Ya Kun Kaya Cream Puff, which was just released on 8 March.
Expected Damage: S$2 onwards (Ya Kun Family Café), $2.50 onwards (Beard Papa’s)
Ya Kun Family Cafe & Beard Papa’s: Terminal 3, Basement 2 | Opening Hours: 24 hours (Ya Kun Family Café), 10.30am — 11pm (Beard Papa’s) | Website (Ya Kun Family Café) | Facebook (Ya Kun Family Café) Facebook (Beard Papa’s)
1983 Cafe Nanyang
The cosy 1983 Cafe Nanyang serves dishes from our childhood, including Mee Rebus, traditional laksa and more.
When it’s time for desserts, you can choose from a selection of traditional cakes that come in flavours including peanut, chocolate and pandan, all at an affordable price of S$1.80 per slice.
1983 Cafe Nanyang is located near other shops like MUJI To GO and Durian Mpire, so it’ll be convenient to go from late-night chattering to late-night shopping before 11pm.
Expected Damage: S$5 – S$10 per pax
1983 Cafe Nanyang: Terminal 2, Level 2 | Opening Hours: 24/7 | Tel: 65432650 | Website
Heavenly Wang at Terminal 3 is halal-certified and carries a similar range of food to the Wang Cafe at Terminal 1. You’ll find the similar fuss-free menu here, with an assortment of local drinks like kopi, teh, honey lemon and the ever-sinful milo dinosaur.
Traditional toast sets come with soft-boiled eggs and coffee or tea, and they are available from S$5. We recommend that you order their signature curry chicken, served with either rice or bread.
Expected Damage: S$1.80 onwards
2. Dosa Run
You’ll be glad to know that Chutney Mary is open 24 hours, here’s where you can pop by for supper and good dosa when hunger pangs strike in the middle of the night.
Dosa, also known as thosai, is one of those that you’ve got to dig into when it’s hot and crispy, and with curry on the side; mmm, now that’s an unbeatable meal.
Psst, don’t just stop at dosa, they serve tandoori chicken, mutton and chicken biryani, palak paneer (heads up to cheese lovers) and lots more.
Expected Damage: S$8 – S$15 per pax
Chutney Mary: Terminal 2, Level 3 | Opening Hours: 24/7 | Tel: 65462790 | Website
3. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Swensen’s has always been unparalleled in making creative sundaes that will appease those who live for dessert (such as yours truly).
I’m still working on the stomach space to attempt a solo take on their Earthquake sundae with eight scoops of ice-cream and cherries on top. While I get there, other indulgences that are equally satisfying are Macadamia Mania, Coit Tower (strawberry and chocolate fudge), Mango Fantasy and more.
The chocolate fondue comes with five ice-cream flavours and would be ideal to get if you’re with a group of people to share — who can resists melted chocolate and marshmallows, after all.
Expected Damage: From S$6.90+ per pax
“Doughnuts galore” is the only way to describe Krispy Kreme’s display counter. From original glazed that is said to “melt in your mouth”, to assorted varieties — the sight and smell of these delicious treats will have you buying them by the dozen.
Apart from the usual flavours including chocolate icing, rainbow sprinkles and powdered sugar, did you know that you can get a Red Velvet doughnut here too? Sweet and creamy, it’s a unique choice worth trying.
Expected Damage: S$23.40 (for 12 original glazed doughnuts) onwards
Beancurds, soy milk and pancakes are what we always expect to find at Jollibean. What’s not to love when they come up with creative flavours apart from its red bean and peanut classics, to keep things fresh at their store.
Now, you can have savoury beancurds topped with garnishes of spring onions, radish, braised peanuts and preserved olives. Sounds like a hearty meal replacement to me.
If you get bored with regular soy milk, you’ll find more choices in Jollibean’s coffee soy latte, almond soymilk and matcha soy latte, ranging from S$2.40 to S$2.60 each.
One of the most creative snacks is the tofu cheese tart, going at three pieces for S$5; it sure looks like a combination of flavours for the adventurous.
Expected Damage: S$2 – S$7 per pax
4. Watch Planes Fly While Having Supper
Xin Wang Hong Kong Café beats all other non-24/7 eateries with its late closing at 2am daily. Plus, it’s located right next to the Aviation Gallery, so try to get a good seat if you’d like to see the airplanes in action.
French toast, fried rice, fried chicken and dim sum are only the start of the comfort food list, but if you’re having cravings for something warm and soupy, opt for their signature Hong Kong Noodles or homemade papaya soup.
Expected Damage: S$7 – S$15 per pax
Xin Wang Hong Kong Café: Terminal 3, Level 4 | Opening Hours: 10am to 2am (Weekdays), 9am to 2am (weekends & public holidays) | Tel: 62415201 | Website
5. Late Night Cafe Hopping
Artisan Boulangerie Co.
Expect to find French pastries, sandwiches, pies, quiches and other savoury delights, all ready to be ordered with a cup of coffee made from roasted blends.
If you’re avoiding a caffeine overload, try the freshly-squeezed fruit juices, which include carrot, apple and orange. And combinations such as ABC (apple, beetroot and carrot) or orange, carrot and ginger.
Alternatively, there are fresh blended smoothies with flavours such as strawberry banana oats, avocado kale banana and mixed berries, for you to slurp to your heart’s content.
On top of those, Artisan Boulangerie Co. also offers Gryphon Tea Company’s Artisanal hot teas with flavours such as English breakfast, lavender earl grey, lemon ginger mintloose – comforting flavours to cosy up with a good book.
Expected Damage: S$8 – S$14 per pax
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
I don’t know about you, but I’ve once squirmed over everything Hello Kitty. And, when Hello Kitty Orchid Garden first opened its doors in our very own Changi Airport, I knew I had to check out the cafe.
The first double-bowed kitty cafe, named after our national flower, is open 24 hours and serves all-day breakfast, alongside main courses and desserts.
Breakfast served here isn’t just ham and eggs with a sausage on the side – we’re talking creamy scrambled eggs with Shiitake mushrooms and smoked duck slices alongside a waffle topped with cheese. If you’re more of a sandwich person, the Leaning Tower of Kitty is stuffed with melted cheese, Japanese cucumber and smoked salmon. Yummy!
More great news: starting from 20 March 2017, there will be a special tea set available on weekdays, which gets you a slice of cake and a coffee (either flat white, latte or cappuccino) for just S$10++. Getting two sets will cost S$18++, so make use of that offer to organise a catch-up with your bestie, any time from 2pm to 5pm.
Expected Damage: S$10++ onwards
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden: Terminal 3, Level 1 | Opening Hours: 24/7 | Tel: 62416127. | Website
Bread makes up the main component of Paris Baguette, and the array of sandwiches available is telling of that. Their subs are pretty filling for a meal and are stuffed with ingredients, including turkey and avocado; mozzarella, tomato and olive; and many more.
Paris Baguette originated from Korea, although most of their dishes are pretty Westernised, you can find Korean roots in items like the Bulgogi Panini.
Being in business for 70 years, their refined menu will satisfy a wide range of cravings with their selection of Western comfort food, to Asian-Western fusion dishes such as Phat Thai Noodle Salad and more.
Of course, the uniquely-titled desserts are not to be forgotten, especially with a name like It’s My Yogurt Pancake, but do take note that this particular dessert needs to be ordered two days in advance and is not available for walk-in.
Expected Damage: S$10 – S$25 per pax
Last, but far from the least, our pick of all the eateries on the list: O’Coffee Club and we can’t wait to tell you why it’s a must-try.
It starts out with all-day breakfast where O’Coffee Club serves up three-egg omelettes and an amazing Waffle Stacker comprising of three waffles, bacon, eggs and coffee maple syrup. Beware, it’s not for the faint-hearted and it’s advised that two to three people share this humongous pile of goodness together.
If you feel like you haven’t had enough after finishing that, you can even go on to order waffles with ice-cream for dessert, which comes with one scoop each of vanilla and chocolate.
Other creative eats to try out are the Wasabi Prawn Salad, Baked Salmon With Shoyu and the Chilli Crab Linguine, all of which are unique takes on the fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine.
Expected Damage: S$15 – S$25 per pax
Bonus: Permanent Discounts On Shopping
The eateries and restaurants are conveniently located near stores that you can shop at after a hearty meal. You’ll be pleased to find electronics, stationery, household items and even jewellery all located within Changi Airport.
When you shop with your Changi Rewards membership, it will grant you GST-free shopping (excluding food) and rebates — with a perpetual 7% off your purchases. I’d say it’s a sweet deal!
Grab your friends and your membership card and head down to the airport for a good time today.
*This post was brought to you in partnership with Changi Airport.