East side, best side. Whether or not you agree with it, this popular local belief is bolstered by the fact that Katong is filled with plenty to see, shop, and of course: eat. The charming area used to be known as a popular coastal town, drawing in crowds with its beachside retreats and views of glittering vista (fun fact: Katong refers to the rippling effect of a sea mirage).
Today, the neighbourhood remains just as well-loved, with people flocking to the east for its quaint vibes and charming architecture. And it definitely helps that there are numerous delicious eats to be found within the district—from hip cafes to gourmet restaurants. Be sure to come hungry when making a stop at this beautiful location.
1. La Bottega Enoteca
You might have heard of private dining outfit Casa Nostra and its year-old waitlist. Hungry diners were willing to wait for months on end, just to get a taste of Italian-born Antonio Miscellaneo’s handmade pizza and pasta.
Luckily, that wait-time is now much more manageable; the chef has decided to expand his operations to open a trattoria-style restaurant along the roads of Katong. The reservations-only restaurant continues to serve up a rotating menu that spotlights a carb-laden feast of smoky pies and slurp-worthy strands.
La Bottega Enoteca, 346 Joo Chiat Road, S(427596)