Best Cafes in Singapore

Singapore Cafe Scene

This guide to the best cafes in Singapore was last updated on 18 June 2014.

Cafés have different interpretations in different countries. In the American context, a café or coffee house is a casual restaurant serving proper food and sandwiches. Whilst a café in other countries is simply a place that serves coffee with light snacks/desserts. Who can resist the lovely smell of brewing coffee, the chic display of desserts on cake stands, and the cosy ambiance of a cafe?

Here is our guide to the best cafes in Singapore:

Anthesis Cafe

Anthesis Cafe

#01-01, Robertson Blue, 86 Robertson Quay
Tel: +65 6737 9873
Tue to Sun: 8.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: CLarke Quay

Artichoke Cafe

Artichoke Cafe’s menu is mainly influenced by Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine. The weekend brunch is highly popular, and it is recommended to make your reservation before heading down. Unpretentious food, a relaxed and casual setting, Artichoke ticked all the right boxes.

161 Middle Road
Sculpture Square
Tel: +65 6336 6949
Nearest Station: Bugis


Arbite Cafe

The cafe’s interiors are rather non-descript – Arbite Cafe is just a simple space with white-washed walls, some tables and chairs. What makes it stand out from the crowd is the honest and delicious food. You can find main courses like Truffle Beef Burger, ($18.90), Squid Ink Spaghetti with Seafood ($23.90), Green Tea Tagliatelle with Smoked Duck ($23.90) on the menu. Also, they offer all day breakfast such as Croque Madame ($15.90), Eggs Benedict ($11.90), Gardener French Toast ($13.90).

66A Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6287 0430

Assembly Coffee Waffles

Assembly Coffee

Excellent coffee, a small and concise food menu serving inexpensive comfort food, and a small and charming space, Assembly Coffee is a gem and worth a visit.

26 Evans Lodge
Tel: +65 6735 5647
Tue to Sun: 8am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

Backstage Cafe

158 Kallang Way
Tel: +65 6743 6893
Mon to Sat: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Aljunied/ Potong Pasir

Baker and Cook

Bakers & Cook

This artisan bakery cafe is tucked in Hillcrest Road and it serves an impressive array of breads and pastries. For those of you who do not stay in the west, you would be glad to know that they have recently opened a new outlet at Martin Road.

77 Hillcrest Road
Tel: +65 6469 8834


Batterworks has the usual desserts like carrot cake, chocolate fudge brownies and cupcakes, but what makes them stand out is its range of savoury pastries such as roasted pork in flaky pastries, and curry flaky pastries. There is also a dine-in menu which offers inexpensive savoury food. You can find main courses (S$4.50 – S$6.90) like lamb stew pot pie, chicken bulgogi wrap and pulled pork wrap.

Blk 4 Everton Park, #01-42
Tel: +65 6438 2208
Mon, Wed to Fri: 10.30am – 7pm
Sat: 9am -6pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Outram

Bloomsbury Bakers

30 Bendemeer Road
Tel: +65 6299 3450
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 8pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Boon Keng

Brawn and Brains

100 Guillemard Road #01-07
Singapore Badminton Hall
Tel: +65 9771 1610
Tue to Sun: 9am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Mountatten

Burpz Cafe & Bakery

#01-2661, 603 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5
Tel: +65 6456 3376
Tue & Wed: 3pm – 9.30pm
Thu & Fri: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio

Cafe Melba

Cafe Melba

Housed in a beautiful glass building, Cafe Melba is chic and stylish, without being overly pretentious. It reminds me of PS Cafe, and while food here is not fantastic, I can see myself coming back regularly to have a quiet dinner. Cafe Melba’s weekend brunch is very popular; they do not take reservations, so make sure you go early to get a table.

There is also ample parking available in the Goodman Arts Centre.

90 Goodman Road
#01-56 Goodman Arts Centre Block N
Tel: +65 6440 6068
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 8am – 10pm

Carpenter and Cook

Carpenter and Cook

Carpenter and Cook is a vintage home store and artisan bakery café at Lorong Kilat. Since its opening in June 2012, I have been there many times and I am happy to tell you that it is now one of my favourite cafes in Singapore. A must-try is definitely the now famous Passionfruit Meringue Tart. Pair it with a hearty cuppa and your afternoon is complete.

19 Lorong Kilat #01-06
Tel: +65 6463 3648

Chillax Massage Cafe

Chillax at Serangoon Garden is a cafe and massage parlour. On the ground floor, the cafe serves simple and satisfying food such as pastas, truffle fries and breakfast food. The best idea is to head upstairs to the massage room for a good and relaxing massage before having your meal at the cafe.

28 Maju Avenue
1st Level Serangoon Garden Estate
Tel: +65 6244 5529

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Chye Seng Huat Hardware, opened by the folks behind Papa Palheta and Loysel’s Toy, is one of the most popular cafes/coffee places in Singapore right now.

From the outside, Chye Seng Huat Hardware looks like a run-down hardware shop – but don’t be deceived by its name and exterior, because it is actually a very hip coffee bar. In addition to the coffee bar, it also features a roastery, a coffee school and a private coffee tasting room.

Chye Seng Huat Hardware is listed in our guide to Singapore’s best coffee shops.

150 Tyrwhitt Road
Singapore 207563
Tel: +65 6396 0609
Tue to Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri to Sun: 9am – 10pm

Common Man Coffee Roasters

The latest venture by Barista Harry Grover of Forty Hands and the Spa Esprit Group, Common Man Coffee Roasters at Martin Road is a mature space dedicated to coffee lovers, and it has a 7kg roaster for roasting single origin coffee beans.

#01-00 22 Martin Road
Tel: +65 6836 4695
Daily: 7am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay


62 Collyer Quay #02-11
Tel: +65 9339 6878
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Chock full of beans

Chock Full Of Beans

Chock Full of Beans is a cafe at Changi Village where folks staying in the East go for casual brunch on weekends. On the menu you can find brunch food such as Brulee French Toast ($9), Scrambled Eggs ($11), and Eggs Benedict ($12).

4 Changi Village Road #01-2090
Tel: +65 6214 8839

Club Street Social

Club Street Social

Tucked in a quiet corner of Gemmill Lane, Club Street Social has the vibe of a Manhattan bistro-bar. It is one of my favourite new places in town.

On the menu, they have several categories like salads, breakfast, panini, crostini, and tramezzini. Breakfast is served all day, so you can get your favourite breakfast food like scrambled eggs with toast after a long day at work. I’ve tried their panini, and it is one of the best I’ve had.

In the day, it is a cool bistro/restaurant which serves simple but delicious food. When night falls, it transforms into a uber-chic bar where you can go for a nice cocktail.

5 Gemmill Lane
(Off Club Street)
Tel: +65 6225 5043
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10.30pm
Sat: 9am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Outram/Raffles Place

Craft Bakery & Cafe

24A Lorong Mambong
Tel: +65 6467 7710
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Creamier Waffles


It is impressive to see a cafe/ice cream shop doing well in a HDB estate, so if you are living in the area, and looking to satisfy your cravings for ice cream and waffles, this is one place you can consider.

#01-835, Block 128
Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Tel: +65 6250 1476
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Braddell

Department of Caffeine

Department of Caffeine

The Duxton Hill area has seen a revival in the recent years, and there are many new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in the neighbourhood. If you work in the area, or if you are looking for a new weekend brunch spot, one of the places that you should check out is Department of Caffeine.

Main courses on the weekday menu include Minute Steak (S$16), Chicken Fillet Burger (S$15), and a 8 Hour Pulled Pork Burger (S$14.50). You must not leave the cafe without trying its Buttermilk Waffles (S$12.50).

15 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 6223 3426
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

d’ Good Cafe

273 Holland Avenue
Tel: +65 6219 9807
Sun to Thu: 10am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 10pm

Drips Bakery Cafe

Drips Bakery Cafe at Tiong Bahru serves gourmet coffee on the menu along with hot foods, cakes and buns.

82 Tiong Poh Road #01-05
Tel: +65 6222 0400
Mon, Wed & Thu: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Fri: 10.30am – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 9.30pm

Drury Lane Cafe

Drury Lane Cafe

94 Tanjong Pagar Road
Tel: +65 6222 6698
Mon to Fri (Except Tue): 9am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar


13 Bali Lane
Tel: +65 6298 8413

Five Dime

Five and Dime

Easily one of the prettiest new restaurants in town, Five and Dime (see first photo) is located at 297 River Valley Road. I love that the place has a cool NYC vibe; I love that they put in a lot of attention to details in the logo and design of the place; I love that it is housed in a nice shophouse. I also love that it is very versatile; bright and airy for a nice sunday brunch, and when night falls, it transforms into a classy and elegant place for a romantic dinner.

297 River Valley Road
Tel: +65 9236 5002
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat: 10am – 12am
Sun: 10am – 10pm
(Closed on Tue)
Nearest Station: Somerset

Flock Cafe

Flock Cafe

One of the newest cafes in Tiong Bahru, this coffee spot serves sandwiches such as Bacon & Egg ($10.90), Pork Cheek and Gruyere ($11.90), as well as breakfast food like Scrambled Eggs and Toast ($6.90) and French Toast Pancakes ($8.90).

78 Moh Guan Terrace #01-25
Daily (except Tue): 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Food for Thought Botanic Gardens

Food For Thought Cafe

Food For Thought at Singapore Botanic Gardens is an ideal place for weekend brunch; you can take a nice stroll in the park after having scrambled eggs and sausages, with a cup of coffee. Moreover, most of the dishes are reasonably priced.

1 Cluny Road #B1-00
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Tel: +65 6338 4848
Mon to Sun: 8am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Forty Hands Tiong Bahru

Forty Hands

This coffee house focuses on sustainably produced speciality coffee, stocking Fair Trade and Direct Trade coffee beans. Besides coffee, they also have a range of cakes, pastries and sandwiches on the menu. For those who are looking for a place to have brunch, 40 Hands Coffee has a brunch menu available all day from Friday to Sunday.

Blk 78 Yong Siak Street
#01-12 Singapore
Tel: +65 6225 8545
Tue: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Wed & Thu: 8:30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 8:30am – 11pm
Sun: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Habitat Cafe

Habitat Coffee

This little cafe along Upper Thomson Road is worth a trip. It is a cosy chill out spot which has comfort food such as sandwiches, salads, pastas and breakfast food. Most of the items on the menu are under S$20. Make sure you try the Eggs Tomato Relish, Truffle Fries, and churros when you are there.

Habitat Coffee  is also listed in our guide to Upper Thomson neighbourhood.

223 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6456 2567
Tue to Fri: 11am – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount



Hatched, an egg-inspired restaurant, is one of the places that first started the idea of serving all day breakfast in Singapore. Be it baked, boiled, fried, scrambled or poached, you can find all kinds of egg dishes there.

26 Evans Road
#01-06 Evans Lodge
Tel: +65 6735 0012
Thu to Mon: 8am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

267 Holland Avenue
Tel: +65 6463 0012
Tue to Sun: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Hatter Street Waffle

Hatter Street

Hatter Street is one of the newest dessert cafes to open in the heartlands. Located in a HDB estate – just a few units away from popular Thai eatery Nakhon Kitchen – it offers desserts with a twist.

Block 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-333
Tue to Sun: 1pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Kovan

Hoopla Coffee & Kitchen

#01-05, Infinite Studios, 21 Media Circle
Tel: +65 6778 0051
Tue to Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: One-North



House is one of my favourite restaurants in Dempsey. They have a variety of food selections on the menu, and I love the desserts there! Do drop by for a visit if you have not been there before.

8D Dempsey Road
#01-01 to 06 Tanglin Village
Tel: +65 6475 7787
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 6pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Hoshino Coffee

Hoshino Coffee

68 Orchard Road
#03-84 Plaza Singapura
Tel: +65 6338 3277
Daily: 11.30pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Group Therapy Singapore

Group Therapy Cafe

One of the latest cafes to open in the trendy Duxton road, Group Therapy Cafe is a space that is tucked away on the 2nd storey of a reconstructed shophouse above Etna Italian restaurant. I fell in love as I stepped inside the cafe. The best thing is, it is not as crowded as not many people know about them yet. Definitely one of my new favourite cafes in Singapore.

49 Duxton Road Singapore
Tel +65 6222 2554
Tue to Thu: 11am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Jewel Coffee

Jewel Coffee

Jewel Coffee at 1 Shenton Way has quickly become one of the more popular coffee boutiques in the Central Business District (CBD). If you love coffee, and work in the area, there’s no reason not to visit the cafe. It is quite the ideal location to meet your clients or stop by for a coffee break.

Jewel Coffee is listed in our guide to Singapore’s best coffee shops.

1 Shenton Way #01-07
Tel: +65 6636 9452
Mon to Fri: 7am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm

129 Rangoon Road
Tel: +65 6298 9216
Tue to Thu: 9am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 12midnight
Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

Jimmy Monkey

Jimmy Monkey Cafe

It is not easy to find Jimmy Monkey cafe at One-North Residences, but once you get there, you’ll never want to leave. It is a very cosy cafe where you can chill-out and have a cup of good coffee.

9 one-north Gateway
#01-51 one-north residences
Tel: +65 6777 8470
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: one-north

Jones the Grocer

If you are looking for a nice place to hang out with friends, go to Jones the Grocer at Mandarin Gallery. It is a lovely space to have a cup of coffee and desserts for afternoon tea. Otherwise, their outlet at Dempsey road is very popular for their breakfast menu which is available from 8.30am – 12noon on weekdays, and 8.30am – 3pm on weekends.

333A Orchard Road #04-21/23
Mandarin Gallery Singapore
Tel: +65 6836 6372
Daily: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Just Want Coffee

Just Want Coffee is the place to stop by for your caffeine fix for those who are working in the area. This coffee bar first started in Johor Bahru in 2009, and the Everton Park outlet is its first venture in Singapore. It serves an impressive selection of brews made from house blends and single-origin beans. Cakes are also available to go along with your cuppa.

#01-27 1 Everton Park
Tel: +65 6225 8115
Mon to Thu: 8.30am – 6.30pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Outram

kith Cafe Singapore

Kith Cafe

Kith Cafe at Park Mall is a nice place to hang out when you are in Orchard, especially if your friends are on a budget, as most of their items are reasonably-priced under $20.

9 Penang Road
#01-01E Park Mall
Tel: +65 6338 8611
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Letoile Cafe

L’etoile Cafe

L’etoile is a whimsical cafe where you can go and have a cup of coffee, read a book, and watch the world goes by.

If you ever find yourself in the Farrer Park area, you can go on a cafe-hopping trail. Start with L’etoile cafe, then walk along Rangoon Road to Liberty Cafe, and end your adventure at The Broers Cafe on Petain Road.

160 Owen Road
Tel: +65 6298 2872
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

Little Part 1 Cafe

Little Part 1 Cafe

Little Part 1 Cafe is an indie cafe located at Jasmine road near Thomson Plaza. It is one of the best hidden cafes in Singapore. For folks living in the Thomson/Bishan/Ang Mo Kio area, now you know where to go for dinner.

15 Jasmine Road
Adelphi Park Estate Singapore
Tel: +65 6451 7553
Mon to Wed: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Thu & Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Sat: 12pm – 12 midnight
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest station: Ang Mo Kio


Lola’s Cafe

Almost all the dishes on the brunch menu (10am – 3pm) and dinner menu (6pm – 10pm) at Lola’s Cafe are priced below S$15 nett. For a wallet-friendly meal, note down Lola’s Cafe.

5 Simon Road
Tel: +65 6343 1808
Tue: 3pm – 11.30pm
Wed & Thu: 10am – 11.30pm
Fri to Sun: 10am – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Kovan

Lots Gourmet Stop

Changi Garden, 965A Upper Changi Road North
Tel: +65 6633 9651
Tue to Thu: 10am – 4pm
Fri to Sun: 10am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Simei


1 Mcnally Street
Block D #01-01
Tel: +65 6337 5581
Mon to Sat: 8.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Bugis/Little India


Loysel’s Toy Cafe

66 Kampong Bugis
Tel: +65 9451 0236
Tue to Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat & Sun 9am – 7.30pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee

For those who are staying in the west of Singapore, Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee at Eng Kong Terrace – just a few units down from Necessary Provisions – is a nice place to check out. It is a clean and quaint little cafe where you can expect sweet treats like carrot cake, red velvet cake, chocolate cake and rainbow cake that are freshly baked on-site. Definitely a new great addition to the Bukit Timah neighbourhood.

11 Eng Kong Terrace
Tel: +65 6314 2886
Tue to Thu: 11am – 7pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 11am – 9pm
Sun & PH: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

20 Kandahar Street
Heritage Centre
Tel: +65 6294 0078
Mon to Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Marmalade Toast

Marmalade Toast is a hidden gem in Orchard Road. It has been around for very long, but even up till now, I’m surprised that not many people know about them. Located at a corner of Ngee Ann City, the cafe is a simplified version of Marmalade Pantry restaurant. They have a pretty straightforward menu of salads, wraps, sandwiches and desserts – everything priced reasonably under $10.

#02-11 Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6733 8489

Maple & Market

Maple & Market

Many cafes and bakeries are starting to open in HDB neighbourhood estates, and one of them is Maple & Market. It is a new addition to the Old Airport Road neighbourhood and surely a hidden gem. Maple & Market is a small bakery with just a few seats. So it is probably not a place to linger. However, you should still drop by to pick up a few cakes on your way home. They also conduct baking classes for those who are interested to learn more about baking.

Good coffee, delicious waffles, lovely cakes, gorgeous displays – this charming cafe fully utilised the small space and ticked all the right boxes.

34 Cassia Crescent, #01-82
Tel: +65 6348 8068
Mon: 12pm – 8pm
Wed to Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Dakota

Mu Parlour Holland Village

MU Parlour

It is easy to miss MU Parlour if you are not paying special attention to the shops on the second level. It’s the kind of place that is introduced through friends’ recommendations. And this is exactly how we came to know about it. Besides serving gourmet burgers, MU Parlour also has a range of desserts and cocktails.

16A Lorong Mambong
Holland Village
Tel: +65 6466 9336
Daily: 10am – 11pm

Nassim Hill Bakery

#01-03 Tanglin Post Office
56 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6835 1128

Necessary Provisions Cafe

Necessary Provisions Cafe

Opened by the folks behind Smitten Cafe, Necessary Provision is a gem and a wonderful spot for people who stay in the West of Singapore.

When I first heard about Necessary Provisions, I was really excited for a few reasons. First, I know that they will have good coffee as it is by Smitten Cafe. Second, the cafe is very near to my place – I can get there in ten minutes. Third, I have always lamented the fact that we lack a good coffee joint in this part of the island. While we have seen many cafes sprouting up over the past few years, somehow, there is not any cafe that serves good coffee in the west.

Eng Kong Park
21 Eng Kong Terrace
Tel: +65 9231 7920
Tue – Thu: 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 12 Midnight
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

Cat Cafe SIngaporePhoto credit: Furry-Photos

Neko no Niwa

Neko no Niwa, Singapore’s first cat cafe, is located at Boat Quay, the cafe is named Neko no Niwa, which means ‘cat garden’ in Japanese. Neko no Niwa has 13 resident cats, and it is charging S$12/pax for the first hour, and S$5/pax for the subsequent 1/2 hour block.

54A Boat Quay, Level 2
Tel: +65 6536 5319
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & PH: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 2pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place

Nom Bistro

Nom Bistro & Bakery

Quite possibly the first cafe to open in a community club, Nom Bistro & Bakery is a simple and no-frills cafe that serves homemade fare at inexpensive prices. Main courses include Beer Battered Fish & Chips (S$12.90), The Ultimate Burger (S$12.90), and Slow Roast Chicken Leg (S$12.90).

Nom is also known for its rainbow cakes which are available in oreo, salted caramel and chocolate flavours.

Level 1, Macpherson Community Club
400 Paya Lebar Way
Tel: +65 6747 3839
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Macpherson/Paya Lebar

November 8 Cafe & Company

It is quite a hunt to locate November 8 but the tasty waffles and premium coffee will make the hassle worthwhile. Good news to all nocturnal creatures and workaholics – November 8 serves all day breakfast and provides free WIFI.

November 8 Cafe is also listed in our guide to Upper Thomson neighbourhood.

#01-30, Thomson V Two, 11 Sin Ming Road
Tel: +65 6554 4388
Daily (except Wed): 12pm – 12 midnight
Nearest Station: Marymount


Nylon Coffee Roasters

Located in a small shophouse at Everton Park Estate, Nylon Coffee Roasters is a gem for coffee lovers, and the place to go for a quality cup of coffee. This specialty coffee shop sources, roasts and brews amazing coffee beans from around the world. They are the experts and we should all pay homage to coffee together with them.

Nylon Coffee is listed in our guide to Singapore’s best coffee shops.

4 Everton Park #01-40
Tel: +65 6220 2330
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Outram

One Man Coffee

One Man Coffee

Being hidden is trending right now and One Man Coffee is doing an excellent job. One Man Coffee shares the same venue as Crust Pizza and you will not see its signboard until you near the entrance of Crust Pizza.

Espresso blends are being rotated from time to time but consistency of coffee remains satisfying. Its most popular blend would be The Axil’s Seasonal, directly imported from Melbourne, Australia but sourced from Brazil and Colombia. Other than the coffee, must-order would definitely be their signature brioche French toast (S$10).

One Man Coffee is also listed in our guide to Upper Thomson neighbourhood.

215R Upper Thomson Road
Daily: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Oriole Cafe & Bar

Oriole Cafe is one of the places that I frequent whenever I am in town. Besides having good coffee, it also serves pretty decent food – in particular, the fish and chips and beef cheek tagliatelle are my favourites.

Oriole Cafe is listed in our guide to Singapore’s best coffee shops.

96 Somerset road
#01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
(Opposite Brotzeit 313 @ Somerset)
Tel: +65 6238 8348
Mon to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri: 11am – 12 midnight
Sat: 10am – 12 midnight
Sun: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

OZ Specialty Coffee

Coffee is serious business in OZ Speciality Coffee, a tiny café characterised by its squeaky-clean, white-bricked walls and arsenal of coffee beans on display. With its large variety of beans that come from all over the world (i.e. single origin Espresso from Ethiopia and specially curated espresso blends from Melbourne), OZ successfully proves its belief that there is no such thing as the best coffee.

Instead, OZ encourages its patrons to give different beans and different variations of coffee a go. Cold brews are at S$4.50 each and Aussie flat white starts at S$4.50 too. Pastries, sandwiches, waffles and all-day breakfast platters are also sold in this little café.

OZ Speciality Coffee is also listed in our guide to Upper Thomson neighbourhood.

#01-30, Thomson V Two, 11 Sin Ming Road
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Park Cafe Bar

281 Holland Avenue #01-01
Mon to Fri: 10am – 2am
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 2am

Penny University

Penny University

402 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 9008 9314
Tue to Thu: 8.30am – 8pm
Fri: 8.30am – 12 midnight
Sat: 8.30am – 12 midnight
Sun: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Eunos/Kembangan


136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152B
Mon: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Wed to Fri: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Bedok

Pique Nique Cafe

Pique Nique

Besides Marmalade Toast at Takashimaya, another place that I like to go whenever I am in town is Pique Nique American Cafe by Chef Pang Kok Keong.

It is located at the basement of Takashimaya where McDonald’s used to be. It serves favourite American comfort food like mac & cheese ($12-16), hot dogs ($8.5-11), burgers ($10-13), all day breakfast ($7.5-13.5), whoopie pies ($2) and desserts ($4-8).

#B1-01 Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Ngee Ann City Tower A
391A Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6238 6705
Nearest Station: Orchard

PS Cafe Dempsey

PS Cafe

Known for its chic and elegant ambiance – PS Cafe is the place to be seen. Other than the two branches at Dempsey and Palais Renaissance, they have recently opened a new cafe at Ann Siang Hill. PS Cafe may not have the best food, but regulars go back again and again for the ambience.

28B Harding Road
Tanglin Village (Dempsey Road) Singapore
Tel: +65 6479 3343
Nearest Station: Orchard

45 Ann Siang Road
#02-02 Singapore
Tel: +65 6222 3143
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Rabbit Carrot Gun

Rabbit Carrot Gun

With a tongue-in-cheek name like Rabbit Carrot Gun, it is hard not to do a double take when we passed this watering hole along East Coast Road. Like its name suggests, Rabbit Carrot Gun does not take things too seriously. The menu is full of quirky dishes that fortunately turned out fairly well.

49 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 6348 8568
Tue to Sun: 8am – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Eunos

Restore Cafe

ReStore Cafe

Restore Living is a vintage furniture shop and cafe which is tucked in a shop house along Tanjong Pagar Road. Freshly baked bagels, homemade waffles in a nice and quint cafe surrounded by vintage furniture – it is the formula for a perfect afternoon. All the vintage furniture in the shop is available for sale. If you are looking for a new addition for your place, you can choose your favourite piece and bring it home.

124 Tanjong Pagar Road
Tel: +65 6222 3510
Tue & Sun: 11am – 7pm
Wed to Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 9am – 11pm
Sun: 9pm – 7pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Revolution Coffee

For people who work in the Buona Vista area, Revolution Coffee at Portsdown is worth checking out for lunch. Look forward to handcrafted speciality coffee, all day breakfast, freshly baked goods and casual cafe food like sandwiches and pastas.

21 Media Circle, #01-03A
Off Portsdown Road
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm
Tel: +65 6777 2110
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Riders Cafe

Riders Cafe

Riders Cafe at Bukit Timah Saddle Club needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular brunch spots in Singapore and everyone knows about them. If you have never been there before, you must go there for brunch this weekend. And if it has been a while since you last went, it is definitely time to go back again.

51 Fairways Drive
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Tel: +65 6466 9819
Sun to Thu: 8am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

Rokeby Cafe

15-9 Jalan Riang
Tel: +65 9106 0437
Tue to Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon


17 Hong Kong Street
Daily: 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Selfish Gene Cafe

Selfish Gene Cafe

While cafes are sprouting out everywhere these days – most with predictable and mediocre brunch, Selfish Gene Cafe at Craig Road stands out for their consistency in delivering good comfort food.

40 Craig Road
Tel: +65 6423 1324
Mon to Fri: 10am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Sarnies Cafe

136 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6224 6091
Nearest Station: Raffles Place/Telok Ayer

Shrove Tuesday

#01-32, 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
Tel: +65 6258 2254
Sun to Thu: 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Bradell

Smitten Cafe Robertson

Smitten Cafe

Coffee lovers should absolutely check out Smitten Coffee & Tea Bar. It has quickly become one of our favourite hangout places whenever we are at Robertson Quay. Do drop by for a cup of coffee when you are in the area.

60 Robertson Quay
#01-11 The Quayside
Tel: +65 9876 2347
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay



SPRMRKT prides itself on redefining your local supermarket experience. It is a space where food, retail and art mingle together. You can enjoy a cosy meal at the bistro while shopping for daily necessities and random gifts.

The food is simple and unpretentious. There are two menus at SPRMRKT. The all-day breakfast menu dishes out the usual favourites such as Eggs Benedict ($14) and Breakfast Croissant ($7) everyday.

2 McCallum Street
Tel: +65 6221 2105
Mon to Fri: 8am – 9pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar



One of the most popular brunch spots in Singapore is Spruce at Phoenix Park. If you are going there on weekends, make sure you call to get a table in advance.

320 Tanglin Road
Phoenix Park Singapore
Tel: +65 6836 5528
Nearest Station: Orchard/Red Hill

Stateland Cafe

30 Bali Lane
Tel: +65 9296 4997
Mon, Wed & Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12midnight
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Strictly Pancakes

Strictly Pancakes is a cafe that specialises in pancakes, both sweet and savoury. Choices on the menu include tiramisu pancakes, apple and cinnamon pancakes, garlic butter pancakes, and beef skewer pancakes.

44A Prinsep Street Singapore
Tel: +65 6333 4202


Symmetry Cafe

Symmetry is beautiful in a rustic sort of way. The brick walls and dim lights lend a cosy feel to it, making it perfect for a simple and casual meal.

On weekdays, Symmetry does decent pastas for lunch; our favourite being the Penne ($22) which comes with a delicious truffle-tinged cream sauce and a heaping amount of mushrooms and rocket leaves. Dinner is a more sophisticated affair, with mains such as Beef Short Ribs and a whole Baby Barramundi.

9 Jalan Kubor #01-01
Tel: +65 62919 901
Tue to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12 midnight
Sun: 11am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Lavender/Bugis

Tart Blanc

Tart Blanc

Tart Blanc at Millenia Walk specialises in tarts. Best sellers include Banana Chocolate Silk Tart (S$7) and Blood Orange Matcha Tart (S$7.50). We also love the Raspberry Praline Tart (S$7.50) and Blueberry Lavender Chocolate Tart (S$7.50). If you love tarts, this quaint cafe deserves your support.

Millenia Walk #01-102
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6238 6893
Nearest Station: City Hall/Promenade

Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery, opened in collaboration with celebrity baker, Gontran Cherrier, needs no introduction. It is one of the hottest places in town, and you can find a huge variety of bread and pastries.

56 Eng Hoon Street
#01-70 Singapore 160056
Tel: +65 6220 3430
Daily: 8am – 8pm (closed on Tue)

252 North Bridge Road
#B1-11/12 Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6333 4160
Daily: 9am – 10pm

The Tastemaker Store

Block 22 Havelock Road #01-705
Daily: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Tian Kee & Co.

12 Dakota Crescent #01-48
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 9pm
Fri to Sun: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Mountbatten

The Bravery

The Bravery

Other than the slightly uncomfortable furniture, The Bravery has all the factors that we look out for in a cafe. There is free wifi for those who are working on the go. The baristas make exceptional coffee, in particular, the lavender latte (S$5.50) is something that we will order every time. Also, the food offering – which is somewhat similar to The Plain’s menu – is uncomplicated and affordable.

For those who want to do some reading, there is a small selection of good magazines. Parking is not expensive and relatively easy, with ample parking lots in the area.

66 Horne Road
Daily (except Tue): 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

The Book Cafe

The Book Cafe

The Book Cafe is not a place that is known for food. Neither does it serve exceptional coffee. What sets them apart, however, is their cosy and relaxing atmosphere. It is a great chill-out place where you can sit down, have a cup of coffee, read a book, and watch the world go by.

20 Martin Road
Tel: +65 6887 5430
Sun to Thu: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 8.30am – 12 midnight

The Coastal Settlement

The Coastal Settlement

Many of my friends are big fans of The Coastal Settlement (TCS). Some of them like it because of the lovely atmosphere, while others love it because it is a hidden gem in the east of Singapore.

This is a destination to dine in comfort and to simply forget about everything – Sentimental oldies loop softly in the background, crystal chandeliers hang from the low ceiling and cast warm light against the wooden furniture, scents of fresh roast and bakes fill the air…

200 Netheravon Road
(Near Changi Village)
Tel: +65 6475 0200
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30am – 12pm

The Coffee Daily

The Coffee Daily

The Coffee Daily has quite a few good things going for it: the cafe serves a pretty good cup of coffee; the staff are always friendly, genuine and welcoming; it is a cosy place with free wifi to revise for your exams, or to catch up with friends.

75 Brighton Crescent
Tel: +65 6284 8894
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 10.30pm
Fri: 12pm – 11.30pm
Sat: 9.30am – 11.30pm
Sun: 9.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon

The Fabulous Baker Boy

The Fabulous Baker Boy

One of the newer cafes in town, The Fabulous Baker Boy is located directly opposite Liang Court. I like that it is not too crowded during weekday dinners as not many people know about them because of its semi-secluded location.

On its menu, you can find main courses like prawn fettuccine ($18), lamb shank ($24), pastrami sandwich ($10.50). And of course, this being a bakery cafe, there’s no way you can leave without trying the cakes. The Ab Fab Red Velvet Cake is one of the best I’ve had in Singapore.

The Foothills #01-15
70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Tel: +65 6694 8336
Daily: 12 noon – 11pm

The Plains

The Plains

The Plains, located on Craig Road, is a Melbourne-style cafe where you can go with friends to have perfectly poached eggs and a cup of good coffee.

50 Craig Road
#01-01 Singapore
Tel: +65 6225 4387

Provision Shop

The Provision Shop

The latest addition to the Unlisted Collection Group, The Provision Shop is a new venture by Cocotte’s head chef, the group’s general manager, and operations manager, with hotelier Loh Lik Peng taking a consulting role.

It is a casual eatery which dishes out simple yet delicious meals at affordable prices. Some dishes that are worth trying are Reuben sandwich (S$10), eggs Benedict (S$10), and the homemade pastas (S$14 – S$16). Remember to save room for desserts, too. We love the blueberry lemon cake (S$6.50)!

Block 3 Everton Park #01-79
Tel: +65 6225 9931
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 9pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Outram

The Providore

#02-05, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6732 1565
Daily: 09:00 – 23:00
Nearest Station: Somerset

The Orange Thimble

Located just beside Tiong Bahru Bakery, The Orange Thimble is a space where art meets cafe. It is a place where you can grab an espresso and meet like-minded people and talk about anything under the sun.

The food at The Orange Thimble, however, isn’t exceptional. In fact, I wouldn’t come here just for the food. But I like the place. It has a nice vibe, I can definitely see myself coming back to chill out with a group of friends over coffee.

56 Eng Hoon Street #01-68
Tel: +65 6223 8068
Tue to Sun: 11am – 9pm

Toby Estate

Toby’s Estate

The food at Toby’s Estate is nothing special. However, I can see myself returning for the good coffee – in fact I have been here a few times for my caffeine fix – and if you are working or living in the area, I am sure that it will become your new to-go coffee place.

8 Rodyk Street
#01-03/04 Singapore
Tel: +65 6636 7629
Daily: 7.30am – 6pm

Wild Honey Scotts Square

Wild Honey

Wild Honey needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular places to go for brunch, and both outlets at Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square are perpetually packed with regulars who are there for their Eggs Benedict and pancakes.

333A Orchard Road #03-02
Mandarin Gallery Singapore
Tel: +65 6235 3900

6 Scotts Road
Level 3 Scotts Square
Tel: +65 6636 1816
Mon to Fri: 9am – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 8am – 10.30pm

Wimbly Lu Cafe

Wimbly Lu

Wimbly Lu Chocolate Cafe is a dessert place located in the residential area at Jalan Riang. Part of Wimbly Lu’s charm is that from the moment you walk in, it strikes you as a quaint, whimsical kind of place. It is ideal for whiling away a few hours with friends.

15-2 Jalan Riang
Tel: +65 6289 1489
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 11pm

Wheeler's Yard

Wheeler’s Yard

28 Lor Ampas
(Off Balestier Road)
Tel: +65 6254 9128
Tue to Sat: 11am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh/Novena

Windowsill Pie

Windowsill in the woods

A cosy cafe at Jalan Besar that focuses on pies and only pies. No cakes, no cupcakes, only sweet pies. Strawberry lemon pie, S’mores pie. Windowsill in the woods also has a savoury food menu which features dishes like pasta, pork patty burger, kongba bao, griilled cheese sandwich.

Tue to Thu: 11am – 9.30pm
Fri: 11am – 10.30pm
Sat: 10am – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Lavender


204 Rangoon Road
Tel: +65 6299 4308
Tue to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 11.30pm
Sat: 9am – 11.30pm
Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

W39 Bistro

W39 Bistro & Bakery

Folks staying in the west will be very happy to know about W39 Bistro & Bakery, located on Jalan Mas Puteh off West Coast Road. On weekends, they serve a hearty breakfast at very pocket-friendly prices. Egg lovers will go for the Hearty Breakfast (S$13.50) and Eggs Benedict (S$9). Other options on the menu include Braised Pork Cheek (S$13), Wagyu Burger (S$20) with fries), and Nyonya Mee Siam (S$9.50).

39 Jalan Mas Puteh
Off West Coast Road
Tel: +65 9646 5372
Tue to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 9am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

Yahava Koffee

4 Jalan Gelenggang
(Upper Thomson Road)
Tel: +65 6554 7080
Nearest Station: Marymount

Yellow Cup Coffee

Central Square #01-09
20 Havelock Road
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 5pm
Nearest Station: CLarke Quay


I am looking for a nice quiet cafe to hold a bday bash for ard 25-30pax. Thinking of a golf theme. And the budget is within $1000. Do you have great recommendation? Looking forward to your email. *excited* :D

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>