Under $20 Restaurants and Cafes

All of us want a delicious meal but don’t want to spend half of a day’s earnings. Though we may not be able to find one at $4, we can find places that have good deals under $20. Here are some restaurants and cafes with meals under $20.


Saveur offers affordable, decent French food in a casual dining environment. Their Duck Confit goes for $14.90 in a generous portion, Pork Belly for $16.90 and Seabass for $15.90. They also offer a more expensive option of Saveur Art at Ion Orchard which have a 1-for-1 deal on their mains until 6pm. They have several outlets at Purvis Street, Far East Plaza and The Cathay. Address:

  • 5 Purvis Street, Talib Court #01-04
  • 2 Handy Road, The Cathay #01-11/12
  • 14 Scott’s Road, Far East Plaza #01-07B
Saveur cafe interior
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Saveur food image

Fresh Fruits Lab

Known for their laboratory style restaurant and interesting and unique food, Fresh Fruits Lab serves Italian and Western food for brunch, lunch and dinner. Salads are $15/16 and most of their mains including pastas, burgers and meat sell for an average price of $19. With unique food such as the FFL Wings which are covered in chicken floss and homemade sweet and sour chili sauce, it is definitely a place to try for your next budget food hunt. Address:

  • 351 Changi Road, Lor Mazuki
Fresh Fruits Lab interior
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Fresh Fruits Lab food flatlay

iSteaks Diner

The next Astons? iSTEAKS Diner at Holland Village and Serangoon Gardens could be your next stop for a budget friendly steak. At the price of $18, you can enjoy a NZ Ribeye 200g cut steak that comes with 2 sides of your choice. They also sell burgers, snacks, pastas and more. Address:

  • 1 Maju Avenue, myVillage #02-03/06 17A Lorong Liput
iSteaks Diner store
iSteaks Diner food image
iSteaks Diner food image

Pacamara Coffee Roasters

Located at the food hub of Upper Thomson Road, Pacamara sells great food for brunch, lunch and dinner with different day and dinner menus for different seating. Majority of their menu is under $20 with favorites such as their Truffle Benedict, BBQ Pork Mac & Cheese, Duck Pappardelle and Fish and Chips. Their large variety of roasted coffee is a great pair to your meal. Address:

  • 185 Upper Thomson Road
Pacamara Coffee Roasters interior
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Nakhon Kitchen

Ready for some spice? Time to head down to Nakhon Kitchen for some good Thai food. Nakhon Kitchen has become a favourite for great Thai food at affordable prices. Most dishes to share such as Green Curry Chicken, Tom Yum Seafood Soup and Pineapple Fried Rice range from $6 to $8. It is a great place to share dishes with friends to get the full range of their food. Their refreshing and addictive drinks Thai Iced Lemongrass and Thai Iced Tea go for $3 which pair nicely with the spicy food. Address:

  • 27A Lorong Liput Holland Village
  • 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-341
  • 136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-166
Nakhon Kitchen food flatlay
Nakhon Kitchen drink
Nakhon Kitchen store

The Sushi Bar

If you’re looking for a value for money sushi that will satisfy your craving, The Sushi Bar is the place for you. Their long queues are definitely justified and worth the wait with their star dish of Aburi Salmon Roll of perfectly torched salmon selling for $14.50 and Scallop Mentaiyaki of thinly sliced scallop with creamy and mouth watering toppings at $13.90. If you’re craving for something more raw, their plump, thick and smooth salmon sashimi go at an affordable price of $5 for 3 generous slices. Address:

  • 391B Orchard Road #05-35 Ngee Ann City
  • 14 Scotts Road #04-28 Far East Road
The Sushi Bar interior
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The Sushi Bar fresh salmon sashimi