Everything you need to know about Artichoke is in the “About” section of its Facebook page: “Middle Eastern. Dude food. Loud music. Chummy service. No pretentious bullshit.” If that isn’t enough to convince you of the distinct charms of this café, the foodporn-worthy menu definitely will. Owner Bjorn Shen and his team are constantly switching up the menu with wacky-yet-unbelievably-delicious dishes, such as Brandt Farms flap steak, charred eggplant and Kashkaval cheese pudding with burnt cabbage tabbouleh, all in the one dish. Dessert is no afterthought, either. Shen is set to launch Neh Neh Pop, a booth in front of the café selling a selection of double-coated cream popsicles in flavours like mango sticky rice.  

Location

The Bras Basah.Bugis precinct is the arts and cultural centre of Singapore and is home to the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum and the Peranakan Museum. This is also one of Singapore’s oldest districts so keep your eyes peeled for beautiful and well-preserved architecture, such as The Armenian Church, which was built in 1835.

Artichoke | 161 Middle Road, Sculpture Square, Singapore | +65 6336 6949 

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