Budget in Orchard

Orchard isn’t the best place to find good food in Singapore. Most of the restaurants are overpriced and not very good either.

Here’s a guide of where you can have proper meals at low cost (<$10), in Orchard. By no means is this a guide to good food in orchard. It’s just for situations where you happen to be in Orchard with a friend, hungry, not willing to splurge, but you want a proper meal and not just finger food. I’ll not list down fast food or food courts.

Orchard Road



Takashimaya Basement 2

$8.50nett for Chicken & Ham Aglio Olio to $13.50nett for crayfish or cod pasta

All day


Café Cartel

Plaza Singapura

$5.50nett for “quick bites meal” (fish fingers and fries), $6.50nett for burger with fries, $8.20nett for baked rice – comes with Pepsi and cheeseballs. 10% off for students.

2pm – 6pm (Mon – Fri)


Fish & Co

At all outlets, except the Heeren.


3pm – 6pm


Charlie brown café

313 Somerset

$8.80nett – $9.80nett for oven baked

1 for 1 lasagne

1 for 1 oven baked with UOB

All day


Pasta Mania

Cineleisure, Plaza Singapura

$4.90nett for plain Aglio Olio – $13.50nett for Crayfish pasta

30% off for students (eg, $3.43 for Aglio Olio!)

2pm – 5pm (Mon – Fri)


Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

313 Somerset

$3.50nett for a bowl of oyster mee sua

All Day


Umi Sushi

313 Somerset

$5.20nett – $6.80nett for Bento

PAssion Card Privileges: 10% off with a minimum spending of $10


Botak Jones

Youth Park

$7.50nett for fish & chips, $8.00nett for Cajun chicken with 2 sides

All Day
(but night time is better due to warm weather)



The Cathay

$6.90 for chicken chop, $7.50 for fish, with 2 sides

All Day


Café Indulge

The Cathay

$7.90 – $9.90+ for pizzas/ pasta, $9.90+ for chicken chop or crispy dory

All Day


Mad Jack


$6.45+ for student meals

Or 20% discount from main menu for students

11:30am – 6pm (Mon – Fri)


Raindrops Café


Pizza $9-$11++, fish & chips $12++, pastas $10- $14++

40% off when 6 mains, pizzas or pastas are ordered, so it’s:

$5.40++ – $8.40++

11am -3pm (Mon – Fri)


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