10 Must-Try Cafes & Restaurants In Jalan Besar


Cafes are aplenty at Jalan Besar and many of these F&B establishments are notable and rank as one of the best in Singapore. What’s especially popular in this neighbourhood are the cafes who have reconstructed old shophouses into a spanking new cafe space, while still retaining a big part of the vintage and rustic interior and nature.

Besides cafes, Jalan Besar also offers a variety of restaurants, pastry shops and dessert places. This is your definitive Guide to Jalan Besar’s Cafes & Restaurants.

Aeiou Cafe


Antiques and vintage treasures are aplenty at this quaint little cafe located in Jalan Besar. Many rave about their unique Avocado Coffee (S$8), served in a glass made from reconstructed vodka bottles. For a quiet afternoon out, AEIOU is the perfect place for people to appreciate old school-style collectibles and enjoy hearty, yet homely fare.

111 King George’s Ave
Tel: +65 6291 2698
Daily: 10am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Lavender

Antoinette Patisserie

#2 Antoinette

French-inspired patisserie, Antoinette, is known most commonly by their beautiful and decadent desserts. The stylish and regal interior of their Penhas outlet beckons as a perfect afternoon tea or Sunday brunch spot.

30 Penhas Road
Tel: +65 6293 3121
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

Butter Studio

#3 Butter Studio

Butter Studio is every cupcake lover’s dream. Handcrafted fresh in store daily, it’s always a treat to look forward to Butter Studio’s new creations. Some notable ones include the Salted Egg Yolk Cupcake and Salted Gula Melaka Cupcake (S$3.50 each)

Butter Studio’s Salted Nutella Tart is also listed in our guide to Singapore’s best desserts.

147 Jalan Besar
Tel: +65 6294 7115
Mon to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Little India

#4 Cocotte

Housed in a quieter part of Jalan Besar in boutique hotel, Wanderlust, Cocotte serves some of the best steaks with an ambience that is hard to beat. Their Steak Frites (S$28) is the bestselling item on their menu and also their specialty.

2 Dickson Road
Tel: +65 6298 1188
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 11pm
Fri to Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 11pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Little India

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

#5 Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Keeping the name of the hardware store that they took over, Chye Seng Huat Hardware possesses a modern-industrial style interior, specialising in unique blends of coffee and an exciting all-day-breakfast menu. Cold brew coffees are also available here.

150 Tyrwhitt Road
Singapore 207563
Tel: +65 6396 0609
Tue to Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender/Farrer Park

Suprette Burger

#6 Suprette

Located inside heritage hotel, Kam Leng Hotel, Suprette offers a range of gourmet burgers and other mains with an ambience like no other. The Suprette Burger (S$20) is their signature dish consisted of melted gruyere cheese on top of a perfectly cooked beef patty, sandwiched with buttered and toasted buns.

383 Jalan Besar
Kam Leng Hotel
Tel: +65 6298 8962
Mon to Thu, Sun: 7am – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 7am – 2am
Nearest Station: Lavender
The Refinery

#7 The Refinery

The Refinery is a triple concept space that consists of a Yakitori kitchen, a bespoke cocktail bar and a designer workspace area. Munch on delicious a la minute grilled yakitori items while sipping on a pint of beer or a cocktail of choice.

115 King George’s Avenue
Tel: +65 6293 0461
Tue to Sun: 6pm – 12am
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Lavender

The Bravery

#8 The Bravery

Pancake lovers rejoice because The Bravery serves possibly the tastiest and fluffiest pancakes around. The Pancakes Stack (S$15) features a triple stack of fluffy pancakes, caramelized bananas, a dollop of ricotta cheese and drizzled with golden syrup. Be sure to get their signature Lavender Latte (S$5.50) too!

66 Horne Road
Tel: +65 9452 4785
Daily: 8am – 8pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Lavender

Tiramisu Hero Cafe

#9 The Tiramisu Hero

Aptly named so, The Tiramisu Hero serves one of the best Tiramisu-in-a-jar in Singapore. Other dishes offered here includes savoury pasta dishes and a range of other sweet desserts, but we suggest going right for their signature Mommahero (S$7.50) tiramisu as it can do no wrong.

The Tiramisu Hero’s Tiramisu is also listed in our guide to Singapore’s best tiramisu.

121 Tyrwhitt Road
Tel: +65 6292 5271
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

Two Bakers Cafe

#10 Two Bakers

Opened late last year, Two Bakers is one of the newer faces in Jalan Besar’s cafe scene. The two chefs here are Le Cordon Bleu Paris-trained so you can be sure that their food here is of standard. The YTB or Tau Yu Bak (S$13.80) pull pork sandwich topped with fried egg, is a popular choice there.

88 Horne Road
Tel: +65 6293 0329
Mon to Thu, Sun: 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Lavender