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Empire Cafe - CLOSED

Raffles Hotel Singapore | 1 Beach Road, Singapore 039798, Singapore
+65 6412 1101
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Sep 14, 2015
“Delicious traditional fare and old-world charm”
Jun 27, 2014
“Empire cafe Raffles”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
Raffles Hotel Singapore | 1 Beach Road, Singapore 039798, Singapore
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

Drawing from the décor and style of the Nyonya-Peranakan era, Empire Café offers a menu of flavourful traditional fare, and dishes with a slightly modern twist. Though it might appear that it is quite standard fare that you’re being served (seeing that there are a...More

1  Thank FoodTrails_ME
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Empire cafe Raffles - great for coffee and cake. Reasonably priced. Empire cafe Raffles - great for coffee and cake. Reasonably priced.

2  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Went there for breakfast and would never go there again. The menu was a series of sets ie western set which allowed 2 croissants, orange juice and coffee, oriental set etc etc. The food was poor, I had the so called egg and bacon burger...More

2  Thank mamafuaman
Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is one of our go-to restaurants for prata and hokkien noodles, among others. The prata is always freshly made, and comes with chicken curry. It is definitely more expensive than coffeeshops, but is well worth the visit. Do also try out desserts like ice...More

2  Thank Orator11
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We didn't want to stray too far from our hotel, so decided after looking at all of Raffles restaurant menus, that this one looked perfect. Not too formal, but with some local delights on the menu that I considered a 'must have' whilst in Singapore....More

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed July 9, 2013

nostalgic decor - traditional marble-top 'Singapore kopi-tiam' tables - fit the overall theme of Raffles Hotel - rich history. Quiet place for conversation. Unique style tasty 'ice desserts' - ice kachang and durian chendol - large serving. Excellent service - I was using discount voucher...More

1  Thank SingaTrav3ll3r
Reviewed June 29, 2013

My wife and I had a very long lunch at this restaurant on our last day in Singapore. She wanted roti and curry chicken and I wanted Singapore Chilli Crab. We were pondering attending one of the billion food markets and stalls around Singapore but...More

Thank steve l
Reviewed June 24, 2013

one of the best roti prata which is a typical food item in Singapore. It comes with a delicious chicken curry made with coconut sauce...the prata is non greasy and crispy. Worth going to this cafe in raffles. Follow it up with the Malaysian desert...More

Thank rini47
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

They do a SD20 two course meal with a choice of lime juice or soya bean milk (the price does not include tax or service charge). The cafe is lovely and cool after the outside heat and the colonisl style inside is lovely. My husband...More

Thank LondonIrishlass
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is the place to dine if you want Hawker Style Food without being in a Hawker Centre. The colonial style furniture congers up the grandeur of a bygone era, and dining at the Empire Cafe is like stepping back in time. The Muturbak was...More

Thank TheRoamingBrit
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $20
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raffles Hotel Singapore | 1 Beach Road, Singapore 039798, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6412 1101
  • This restaurant is at Raffles Hotel Singapore
The Empire Café is a casual, cozy cross between a modern hotel coffee house and an old-fashioned kopitiam. The ambience of Singapore’s cafes and coffee houses popular in the 1920s provide the setting for the Hotel’s casual dining restaurant. The eclectic blend of local dishes have found a devoted following among residents and visitors alike. These dishes are prepared by a team of highly specialised chefs who pride themselves on preserving Singapore’s culinary heritage.
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