40 Cafes In The West Of Singapore You Must Visit

Cafes In West

Singaporeans are blessed with a strong cafe scene in this little red dot we call home. Almost every region in the city has a good handful of cafes for you to explore – all the way from Pasir Ris to Jurong. Yes, even the west!

Although the west may sound like a far away land to many of you who do not reside there, we would gladly make our way there for a good cup of coffee or simply to appreciate the unique cafe interior design. We like to think of it as taking a day trip there with our friends in search of hidden gems in Singapore.

In this guide, we share with you our updated list of 40 Cafes in the West of Singapore You Must Visit

Fruit Compote Waffle

ARCHIPELAGO CREAMERY

Archipelago Creamery boasts a nautical theme complete with anchors, and blue and white life buoys hanging on the walls.

Favourites from the the cafe’s menu include waffles with ice cream and Shibuya toasts. A notable item is The Fruit Compote Waffle (S$11.90) which is a charcoal waffle filled with sliced bananas, strawberries, blueberries and a single scoop of Madagascan vanilla ice cream.

60 Jurong West St 91
#01-09
Singapore 649040
Tel: +65 9856 1234
Daily: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Boon Lay

Arkadas Cafe

ARKADAS CAFE

Arkadas Cafe is a good place to visit if you find yourself sick of the usual eggs and toast combination for breakfast. Pop by this Turkish joint for more exotic flavours. Tuck into authentic creations like hummus with pita bread, chicken kebab, and other Turkish sweet treats like baklava and créme caramel.

For your caffeine fix, they also serve a mean Turkish coffee that is sure to perk you up. A wide selection of tea is available but we highly recommend trying the coffee.

1 Fusionopolis View, #01-02,
Sandcrawler,
Singapore 138577
Tel: +65 6466 9918
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: one-north

ATLAS COFFEEHOUSE

The sister cafe of Lunar Coffee Brewers, Atlas Coffeehouse is located just a few minutes walk away from Botanic Gardens MRT Station. The first thing you will notice as you walk up to the front door is the floor to ceiling glass windows where visitors can sit by and people watch.

Atlas Coffeehouse is well known for its pancakes such as the ATLAS Butterscotch Banana Pancake and Breakfast Strawberry Maple Pancake. There are other mains such as Poached Salmon and 18 Hour Slow Braised Pulled Pork served with Creamy Scrambled eggs and Streaky Bacon.

6 Duke’s Road
Singapore 268886
Tel: +65 6314 2674
Tue to Sun: 8am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

awfully chocolate holland village

AWFULLY CHOCOLATE

Awfully Chocolate at Holland Village showcases a carefully curated menu of both sweets and savouries. The spacious bistro is characterised by high ceilings, minimalistic design and rustic wooden furniture.

From Bacon and Cheese Toasties, Baked Sheet Pasta, Vanilla Profiteroles to Dark Chocolate S’more, the bistro serves its usual wide range of sweet treats and a menu of gourmet delicacies that are very affordable.

40 Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277695
Tel: +65 6463 3741
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 1am
Sat: 10am – 1am
Sun: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Baker and Cook

BAKER & COOK

Nestled in the Greenwood Avenue neighbourhood, Baker & Cook is the brainchild of Baker Dean Brettschneider. The cafe has an assortment of jams, chutneys, cookies and homemade granola, apart from its range of freshly baked bread,

Another outlet opened by Baker & Cook is located at Chip Bee Gardens, off Holland Village.

77 Hillcrest Road
Tel: +65 6469 8834
Sun to Thu: 7am – 8pm
Fri & Sat: 7am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee

BAKERSFIELD SANDWICH BAR & PATISSERIE

Presenting something a little more different than your average coffee-and-cake joint is Bakersfield, a patisserie that serves quiches, sandwiches and beautifully crafted cakes and pastries. Hot favourites include their Black Glutinous Rice Coconut Cake as well as their Pistachio Strawberry Tart, but for something more substantial, you can consider their range of hearty sandwiches too.

#01-06, Innovis, 2 Fusionopolis Way,
Singapore 138634
Tel: +65 6250 2934
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 9pm – 4pm
Nearest Station: one-north

Boyle's Coffee

BOYLE’S COFFEE

Bukit Timah Plaza is an old shopping mall with many hidden gems and our latest discovery is Boyle’s Coffee which is situated beside Rise & Grind cafe. Nothing is over-the-top at Boyle’s Coffee and the most impressive thing you will find there is probably their chic espresso machine.

If you are looking for a change from the usual gimmicky cafes, Boyle’s Coffee is an artisanal cafe where you can settle in and escape with great coffee and some light bites.

L1-CS1 Bukit Timah Plaza
1 Jalan Anak Bukit
Singapore 588996
Mon to Thu: 9.30am – 9pm
Fri: 9.30am – 9:30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am to 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Breadyard

BREAD YARD

Bread Yard sprouted on campus in the early and inspiring days of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It became quite the food icon of the university, drawing in crowds from outside the campus. In three years, the team made a decision to move out of the campus to gain wider access to the public.

At Bread Yard, bread is handcrafted with ancient Japanese and European techniques served with all-day breakfast, sandwiches, leavened pancakes, and aromatic drip coffees in a rustic and fast-casual setting.

1 Fusionopolis Pl,
Singapore 138522
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 7.30pm
Sat: 9am – 2.30am
Nearest Station: one-north

Bucktile St Cafe

BUCKTILE ST. CAFE

Sitting on the ground floor of Faberhills Apartment is Bucktile St. Cafe. The name is derived from the anagram of Bucket List and the cafe serves an assortment of cakes which includes Rainbow Cake (S$7.90), Earl Grey Cake (S$6.90), as well as a Mysterious Velvet Cake which comes in different (and you’d never know what) colours like turquoise, orange, yellow or green.

104 Faber Drive
Tel: +65 6566 7058
Daily: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

Butter My Buns

BUTTER MY BUNS

Butter My Buns is owned by the folks behind the successful The Tiramisu Hero. You can find the cafe at National University of Singapore’s University Town (UTown).

The prices here are very reasonable to cater to the students and you really get a bang for your buck. We picked out a savoury and a sweet option for variety’s sake.

2 College Avenue West Stephen Riady Centre
#01-07 University Town
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore 138607
Daily: 10.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Kent Ridge

Catfeine Bukit Timah

CATFEINE

New kid on the block, CATfeine, is nestled in The Hillford along Jalan Jurong Kechil. Contrary to its name, nothing about the cafe’s interior design reminds you of a cat but the idea is there—a cosy environment coupled with relaxing vibes to encourage their guests to lounge around.

Other than specialty tea and coffee, CATfeine’s also offers sweet and savoury bites in the likes of waffles, pies and cakes.

182 Jalan Jurong Kechil
#01-50, The Hillford
Singapore 596152
Tel: +65 9818 4693
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8am – 8.30pm
Sat: 9am – 9.30pm
Sun: 9am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Carpenter & Cook

CARPENTER & COOK

A vintage home store and artisan bakery cafe at Lorong Kilat, what you have to try at Carpenter and Cook is its signature Passionfruit Meringue Tart. Have that with a pot of fragrant tea to complete your afternoon.

19 Lorong Kilat
#01-06 Singapore
Tel: +65 6463 3648
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

CROWN BAKERY & CAFE

If you are heading to Crown Bakery & Cafe with a friend, The Crown Breakfast is good for two. On a large wooden chopping board lies slow braised oxtail meat, chicken sausage, Canadian back bacon, the Crown Puff Pastry and salad.

What you should also not miss is the wide array of European-styled breads freshly baked daily for sale.

Crown Centre #01-03
557 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269694
Tel: +65 6463-3066
Daily: 7.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

D'Good Cafe

D’ GOOD CAFE

Cute latte art, inexpensive food and a convenient location are the reasons why D’ Good Cafe is a hit among students since opening in the Holland Village neighbourhood. Check out the different interior designs on each levels of the three storey cafe. The third level is a rooftop alfresco dining area.

273 Holland Avenue
#02-01/02
Tel: +65 6219 9807
Sun to Thu: 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Dutch Colony Coffee

DUTCH COLONY COFFEE CO.

You will never guess that Dutch Colony Coffee started out as a coffee shop at PasarBella. The successful cafe now has its own coffee roastery and academy at Defu Lane, as well as a full-fledge cafe at Frankel Avenue.

For those who are interested to learn more about coffee, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. organises coffee related events – from coffee degustation sessions to barista appreciation workshops and latte art workshops – regularly.

PasarBella, The Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road Stall 67-68
Tel: +65 6467 0255
Sun to Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

EagleWings Loft Interior Collage

EAGLEWINGS LOFT

EagleWings Loft is a new nautical-themed cafe and bar at the King Albert Park Residences Mall.

This humble week-old establishment by EagleWings—a popular luxury yacht charter in Singapore—features a cosy yet sophisticated ambience that is perfect for a weekend family brunch or any typical work-week meal.

9 King Albert Park
#01-14/34 King Albert Park Residences Shopping Mall
Tel: +65 9796 0761
Mon to Fri: 9am – 1am
Sat & Sun: 8am – 1am
Nearest Station: King Albert Park


Greenwitch Cafe

GREENWITCH

Serving up hearty and wholesome salad bowls, Greenwitch is a good spot for a casual lunch among co-workers and friends—who may or may not be calorie-conscious. In addition to greens, they also offer protein-packed grain bowls with meats like salmon or meatballs.

Healthy eats aside, they also brew up a mean cuppa so don’t miss out on that—especially their creamy flat white.

1 Fusionopolis Walk #01-12 Solaris Building
Singapore, 138628
Tel: +65 9155 1689
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Nearest Station: one-north

Huggs Coffee

HUGGS COFFEE

Nestled within Galaxis, Huggs Coffee is another coffee joint where you can satisfy your caffeine needs. Presenting artisanal coffee originating from places like Columbia, Brazil, and Vietnamese origins, coffee aficionados will be spoilt for choice. Huggs Coffee caters more to the office crowd, which is why it is not uncommon to spot them at several office districts in Singapore.

Pair your freshly brewed cuppa with one of their freshly baked pastries as well for something a little more substantial!

1-3 Fusionopolis Way,
Singapore 138633
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: one-north

Jimmy Monkey

JIMMY MONKEY

Jimmy Monkey at One-North Residences sources its coffee beans from independent farms from all over the world. On the food menu, you can find pastries, pastas and main courses. Its brunch menu is only available during the weekend.

9 one-north Gateway
#01-51 one-north residences
Tel: +65 6777 8470
Daily: 7am – 6pm
Nearest Station: One-North

Kohi-Ya

KOHI-YA

Opened by the team behind Ninepress who also runs Kyu Coffee Bar at Prudential Tower, Kohi-Ya offers Asian cuisine that comes with a Creative twist. Think udon served with Mentaiko sauce, wagyu beef balls doused in Japanese curry and more.

1 Hillview Rise
#01-04, Hillview Community Club
Singapore 667970
Tel: +65 6288 8488
Daily: 9am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Hillview

Little Diner SG

LITTLE DINER

Sitting in the midst of the lush greenery of Bukit Timah, Little Diner is a humble eatery away from the hustle and bustle of city life – cosy and unpretentious. You will find that it is a no-frills place; just earnest comfort food in generous portions.

Thick brioche with a crunchy cereal crust, lavishly stuffed with everyone’s favourite hazelnut spread, topped with fried bananas and drenched with chocolate sauce. Now, you’d be pretty darn sure you need this for your weekend.

789 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 6466 4088
Tues to Thu: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue

Lynn's Cake Rainbow

LYNN’S CAKES & COFFEE

The sweet treats from Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee will appeal strongly to those with a sweet tooth. Expect to indulge in Carrot Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake and Rainbow Cake which are all freshly baked on-site.

Even though Lynn’s Cakes is not halal-certified, it uses only halal products to bake the cakes, which explains its popularity among our muslim friends.

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

MIAM MIAM

Conveniently located in Westgate, Miam Miam is a fusion of Japanese and French influences. Food is prepared only upon ordering so you will have to be prepared to wait for some time. Many people go to the restaurant mainly for its desserts such as French Toast, Plain Pancake and Oven Baked French Soufflés.

#01-21/22 Westgate
3 Gateway Drive
Singapore 608532
Tel: +65 6837 0301
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East

MILK & HONEY GELATO

Do not confuse this cafe with the popular froyo chain in Singapore. Milk & Honey Gelato is found in Bukit Batok HomeTeam NS Clubhouse that serves instagrammable waffles and their latest addition—the donut waffle.

#01-01/02/03
Bukit Batok HomeTeamNS Clubhouse
2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7
Singapore 659003
Tel: +65 9822 5043
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bukit Batok

My Little Ice Cream Shop Waffle

MY LITTLE ICE-CREAM SHOP

The ice cream parlour’s clean and spacious environment makes it a great place to chill with your friends or to hang out after work.

We ordered the Waffles and two scoops of ice cream in New York Cheesecake and Green Tea Azuki Bean flavours (S$9.60). The rich and creamy ice cream went really well with the waffle which was drenched with maple syrup and topped off with whipped cream.

150 Pandan Gardens
#01-07 Ayer Rajah Community Club
Singapore 609335
Tel: +65 6265 5845
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East

Necessary Provisions

NECESSARY PROVISIONS

Opened by the team behind the now-defunct Smitten Coffee & Tea Bar, Necessary Provision is a lovely spot for people who stay in the West of Singapore.

Located on a stretch of shophouses along Eng Kong Terrace, the coffeeshop is always packed with coffee lovers who are there to enjoy a cuppa. The menu boasts a variety of small plates such as Stir-fried Baby Kailan with Beef (S$10) and Garlic Fried Spinach (S$8), as well as mains such as Pork Burger (S$16) and Handmade Pastas (S$16). It is not the most comfortable spot to linger, but certainly makes up for it by offering quality caffeine.

Eng Kong Park
21 Eng Kong Terrace
Singapore 598993
Tel: +65 9231 7920
Wed – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clementi


One Man Coffee

ONE MAN COFFEE

This extension branch of One Man Coffee serves the usual cafe beverages and some pastries. Small in size, this outlet serves as more of a grab-and-go for office workers working nearby in need of a solid cuppa.

We highly recommend trying their Nitro Cold Brew. It is surprisingly smooth and easy to drink with a subtle fruity note at the end, great for hot afternoons.

4 Fusionopolis Way, Kinesis #01-15,
Singapore 138635
Tel: +65 8181 2479
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Nearest Station: one-north

Paddy Hills

PADDY HILLS

If you are looking for a place to capture beautiful, artisanal food, you will find that at Paddy Hills. The place is an Instagrammer’s heaven with good food and a beautiful restaurant interior.

The star of the menu is the Chick N Egg (S$20). Although you might not agree with the slightly hefty price tag initially, you will be coming back for more once you sink your teeth into the ultimate combination of crisp chicken skin, garlic fried rice and runny egg yolk. Every component of this dish is executed professionally and we love how this dish looks on camera, magnificent!

38 South Buona Vista Road
Tel: +65 6479 0800
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 5pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 5pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Haw Par Villa

Park @ HV - Truffle Mac & Cheese

PARK HOLLAND VILLAGE

PARK at Holland Village takes pride in being an unique environmentally friendly cafe-cum-bar that has been interestingly constructed with reassembled containers and solar panels. As it is a tranquil cafe by daytime that transforms to a bustling waterhole at night, PARK at Holland Village’s comprehensive food and beverage menus have propelled the bistro as an ideal hangout destination no matter what time of the day.

281 Holland Avenue #01-01
Tue to Thu: 11am – 12 Midnight
Fri to Sat: 11am – 2am
Sun: 10am – 12 Midnight
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Poppy Pops at Jem Food

POPPY POPS

Most of us who live in the West should have already visited JEM, but how many of us are actually familiar with JEM inside and out? No one mentioned a hidden eatery located above Cookhouse by Koufu. If you think the fifth storey is the highest level in JEM, think again.

Poppy Pops actually sits on the sixth floor and is only accessible through the food court or the breezy rooftop located at the top of the shopping mall. If you are seeking a place with tranquil ambiance, sunlight and pleasant bites whenever you feel peckish, take a seat and grab a Poppy Classic along with the café’s Maple Butter Waffle.

#06-03 Jem
52 Jurong Gateway Road
Singapore 608549
Tel: +65 6262 0339
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East

Chicken Waffles Revelry

REVELRY

A waffle specialty cafe tucked away in Lorong Kilat, Revelry is where you ought to go for your waffles fix. It boasts a lively yet enticing vibe that illuminates the entire street.

If Chicken & Waffles are not up your alley, some other savoury creations to try are Prawn Avocado Tartare (S$17.50), Strawberries & Cheese (S$14) and the adorably named Monkey King (S$14) – which is really a dessert waffle with banana cake chunks, caramelised bananas, toasted walnuts and vanilla ice cream.

21 Lorong Kilat #01-02
Singapore 598123
Tel: +65 9278 0466
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Revolution Coffee

REVOLUTION COFFEE

Good news for those who work in the Buona Vista area as you can check out Revolution Coffee at Portsdown Road during lunch. Specialty items on the menu are handcrafted coffee, all day breakfast, freshly baked goods and casual cafe fare like sandwiches and pastas. Our only gripe is the poor ventilation of the cafe.

21 Media Circle, #01-03A
Off Portsdown Road
Daily: 9am – 6pm
Tel: +65 6777 2110
Nearest Station: Kent Ridge

Riders Cafe

RIDERS CAFE

Always lively and bustling with people, Riders Cafe at Bukit Timah Saddle Club is one that needs no further introduction. It is wonderful place to escape to if you want a sanctuary away from the humdrum of the city. And yes, food is pretty decent too.

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

Rise & Grind - Brownie

RISE & GRIND COFFEE CO.

Located at the first floor of Bukit Timah Plaza, Rise & Grind Coffee Co. is a small and cosy space with a partial alfresco dining area. The cafe offers a nice and comfortable dining environment with delicious food and different blends of coffee to choose from.

Bukit Timah Plaza
1 Jalan Anak Bukit #L1-CA1
Mon to Thu: 10am – 9pm
Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

SUNDAY FOLKS

SUNDAY FOLKS

Following the success of Creamier at Toa Payoh, Sunday Folks is another desserts venture opened at the west of Singapore – a small ice cream and waffles shop in Chip Bee Gardens, just across the road from Holland Village. The iconic square waffles are served with soft serve ice cream (6 flavours to choose from). As it is a very popular dessert place, be warned that it can get pretty crowded after dinner hours over the weekends.

44 Jalan Merah Saga
Chip Bee Gardens #01-52
Tel: +65 6479 9166
Tue to Thu: 1pm – 10pm
Fri: 1pm – 11pm
Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

The-Daily-Scoop

THE DAILY SCOOP

An ice cream parlour known for selling an extensive variety of ice cream flavours, The Daily Scoop churns out every batch of ice cream in-house on a daily basis with local fresh ingredients. This guarantees superior quality that is unlike other mass produced desserts. From the exotic Mao Shan Wang durian to Nutty Macadamia, The Daily Scoop rotates their flavours on a weekly basis so that customers will never get bored.

43 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-78, Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278115
Tel: +65 6475 3128
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri to Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Sun: 2pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

The Playground Coffee Interior

THE PLAYGROUND COFFEE

The Playground Coffee is a new cafe at Nanyang Community Centre with an all-encompassing menu that is suitable for those who are dropping by for a simple afternoon tea or a filling lunch. All items on their menu are below S$16 and visitors do not have to pay for GST or service charge.

60 Jurong West Street 91
#01-04 Nanyang Community Centre
Singapore 649040
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Boon Lay

Monocle-Singapore

THE MONOCLE CAFE

Fans of the popular cultured magazine Monocle may have guessed that The Monocle Cafe  is an extended venture and you are right about that! The rustic-looking shop is filled with leather accessories and other high quality handicrafts. Monocle sells only coffee (from S$4) and is a great hangout place for hipsters who dig minimalist decors. The best place to pick up a new copy of Monocle has to be at The Monocle Cafe itself!

74 Jalan Kelabu Asap
Singapore 278267
Tel: +65 6475 1791
Mon to Sat: 11am – 7pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

The Tiny Roaster

THE TINY ROASTER

The Tiny Roaster reminds us of Omotesando Koffee and Nylon Coffee Roaster – small, humble, and homely. What started as a tiny outlet on the ground level of a HDB in the West Coast neighbourhood, has since shifted to a new space in Sunset Way.

106 Clementi Street 12 #01-62
Singapore 120106
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

W39 Tea Set

W39 BISTRO

Considered as one of the most popular cafes in the West, W39 Bistro is well-loved for its colourful decor and rainbow cakes. Located on Jalan Mas Puteh off West Coast Road, the cafe serves a hearty breakfast at very pocket-friendly prices on weekends. Egg lovers will enjoy the Hearty Breakfast (S$13.50) and Eggs Benedict (S$9).

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