30 Cafes In The North Of Singapore That Are Worth Checking Out

Cafes in the North

As more and more cafés pop up across our sunny island, the café scene in the North has surprisingly grown quite a bit through the recent years. From bakeries, burger joints, ice cream and waffle parlours to picturesque cafés, cafe-hopping is equally satisfying—minus the hassle of traveling to town, if you stay in the North.

Everyone talks about the “Stranger Things in Yishun” but guys, it is actually still a pretty peaceful neighbourhood with much to offer!

Whether you are on an adventure to hunt down good food or simply seeking solace with a good cup of coffee, here are some of our picks on 30 Cafes In The North Of Singapore You Must Visit.

Bakers Brew StudioPhoto Credit: Baker’s Brew Studio

BAKER’S BREW STUDIO

Nestled amongst a cluster of eateries opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre, Baker’s Brew Studio is a baking studio cum café concept. If you are into sweet treats, try the Earl Grey Lavender (S$8.80), Salted Caramel Chocolate (S$8.80).

Baker’s Brew Studio
No. 6 Jalan Tampang
Singapore 758950
Tel: +65 6635 7166
Tue to Sun: 11am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Sembawang

BurgerUp Express

BURGERUP EXPRESS

BurgerUp Express is a burger joint where dining is intended to be indulged on the go without compromising on the taste. Dive into an exhaustive selection of burger sliders and an array of delicious sides such as Chicken Nuggets and Breaded Mushrooms.

BurgerUp Express
930 Yishun Avenue 2
Northpoint City
South Wing #B2-113
Singapore 769098
Tel: +65 6570 0203
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Canopy

CANOPY GARDEN DINING & BAR
If you are looking for a place to chill out while enjoying some late-night drinks in the midst of lush greenery, then this would be it. Do try out their Crabmeat Aglio Olio (S$19) – the pasta is tossed with fresh crabmeat and garlic before it is topped off with corianders and spring onions.

Outdoor seats are available too so you can bring your fur-kids along!

Canopy Garden Dining & Bar
1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Singapore 569931
Tel: +65 9113 4666
Mon to Thurs: 9am – 10.30pm
Fri and Eve of PH: 9am – 11pm
Sat and Sun: 8am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Bishan

Cheval Cafe Bar Bistro

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CHEVAL CAFÉ BAR BISTRO

Established in 2009, Cheval Café Bar Bistro offers diners a casual and relaxing atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle of central Singapore. Set against lush greenery, you will be treated to superb European cuisine and spectacular sights of horse-riding activities.

The bistro also has live music, a pool table and darts if you are looking to have a night of casual fun and games with friends.

Cheval Café Bar Bistro
1 Equestrian Walk
Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre
Singapore 737863
Tel: +65 6269 0918
Sun to Thurs: 10am – 12am
Fri: 10am – 3am
Sat: 10am – 2am
Nearest Station: Marsiling/ Kranji

Citrus By The Pool

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CITRUS BY THE POOL

Located in between Woodlands and Marsiling MRT Stations, Citrus By The Pool is a Halal-certified cafe situated within the premises of Woodlands Swimming Complex. The retro-themed bistro prides itself on its wide selection of Western and Asian fusion food at affordable prices.

The best part? Everything is set at a nett price with no service charge.

Citrus By The Pool
3 Woodlands Street 13
Woodlands Swimming Complex
Singapore 738600
Tel: +65 6366 6581
Mon to Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Woodlands

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DOUBLE SCOOPS

Living in the heartlands of Singapore does not mean artisanal gelato is inaccessible. Situated right in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio, Double Scoops is an artisanal gelato cafe that offers premium low-fat gelato at very reasonable prices, alongside a plethora of desserts.

Double Scoops
Block 226A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
#01-627 Singapore 561226
Tel: +65 6452 0208
Sun to Wed: 12pm – 10pm
Fri and Sat: 12pm – 11pm
(Closed on Thursdays)
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio

Doughwory Bakery

DOUGHWORY BAKERY

Known for their crispy made-to-order buttermilk waffles, Doughwory Bakery offers pocket-friendly bakes like pies, puff pastries and cakes. Pair the waffles with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream for that perfect sweet-savoury combination.

Doughwory Bakery
Blk 504 Yishun Street 51 #01-03
Singapore 760504
Tel: +65 6425 5028
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Eatzi Gourmet Bistro

EATZI GOURMET BISTRO

Located in SAFRA Yishun, Eatzi Gourmet Bistro is a Halal-certified bistro by popular restaurant chain Jack’s Place. Diners can feast on a myriad of value-for-money Asian fusion and Western cuisines in a cheery and cosy environment.

The bistro offers daily Executive Lunch Deals with prices starting from S$13.80++.

Eatzi Gourmet Bistro
60 Yishun Ave 4 #01-V2
SAFRA Yishun
Singapore 769027
Tel: +65 6852 8270
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Factory Cafe

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FACTORY CAFÉ

Factory Cafe is a two-storey café that sits within the industrial enclave of Admiralty. Besides serving a menu of local flavours, the rustic café offers a peaceful environment and complimentary wifi that makes it an ideal place to get some work done. Be sure to try their Raspberry Lychee Cake (S$7) if you are up for a sweet treat.

Factory Café
8B Admiralty St
#01-10 Singapore 757440
Tel: +65 6266 3088
Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Admiralty MRT

Fart Tartz Yishun

FART TARTZ

Following the success of the other outlets in Chinatown and Singapore Expo, fArt tArtz is a garden-themed café that has opened in Yishun. The cafe is known for their signature fusion style pasta-in-a-jar and no-bake cakes.

Aside from these Instagram-worthy delights, they also offer light bites, pastas, burgers and many other desserts.

Fart Tartz
18 Yishun Avenue 9 #01-02
Singapore 768897
Tel: +65 6252 0280
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 10pm
Sat and Sun: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Fat Papas

FAT PAPA’S BURGERS & SHAKES

Halal-certified Fat Papa’s Burgers & Shakes is the place to visit if you ever find yourself craving for some juicy burgers. Besides a wide selection of specialty burgers, pasta, finger food and sweet treats, you can also customise your very own burger.

Fat Papa’s Burgers & Shakes
930 Yishun Avenue 2
Northpoint City
South Wing #01-150
Singapore 7690981
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

FO.H Cafe

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FO.H CAFÉ

FO.H (Forever Happy) Café is a humble hole-in-the-wall café that aims to serve excellent coffee in the Woodlands district. Brewed with a Carmelo Blend from Allpress Espresso in Australia, you can expect medium roast coffee with a lively acidity that is not as sharp as your usual black coffee.

The food menu there is concise so expect only light bites such as quiche, croissants and a small selection of cakes.

FO.H Café
30 Woodlands Avenue 1
#01-18 The Woodgrove
Singapore 739065
Tel: +65 8642 0988
Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Marsiling

Grub Chicken Burger

GRUB

At Grub, diners will be able to feast on hearty wholesome food in a casual, family-friendly setting while being surrounded by the gorgeous greeneries of the park. Instagram enthusiasts will also be thrilled to know that the idyllic cafe boasts a great stream of natural lighting which is perfect for gorgeous photos.

Dishes to try are the Mentaiko Fries (S$9.50) and their GRUB cheeseburger (S$14.80).

Grub
Bishan Park 1
Blk 510, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Singapore 569983
Tel: +65 6459 5743
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 10.30pm
Nearest MRT: Bishan

Grin Affair Cakes

GRIN AFFAIR

Known for their cakes in a jar, Grin Affair impresses with their Soy Meringue Waffles made with healthier ingredients such as soy milk, whipped egg whites and canola oil. Sink you teeth in a crispy pretzel-like waffle with hints of egg white and soy flavours.

Grin Affair
Blk 505D, Bishan St 11
#01-408 Singapore 570505
Tel: +65 8222 2678
Mon to Fri: 2pm – 10pm
Sat and Sun: 2pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Bishan

Holy Cow Creamery

HOLY COW CREAMERY

Located in the quieter side of Yishun, Holy Cow Creamery is the place to visit if you ever need a waffle-and-ice-cream fix. Serving rich and creamy handcrafted ice cream, you can pair it with crispy waffles or a cup of aromatic coffee for a refreshing combination.

Holy Cow Creamery
292 Yishun Street 22 #01-291
Singapore 760292
Sun to Thurs: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri and Sat: 11.30am – 11pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Yishun

Poison Ivy Cafe

POISON IVY BISTRO

Why not escape the city for once and dine in the beautiful Kranji countryside? With a farm-to-table menu offering, Poison Ivy Bistro whips up delicious healthy dishes that is well liked by children and adults alike.

You can find favourites such as the Nasi Lemak Platter, seasonal farm-to-table specialities, handmade desserts and farm fresh brews.

Poison Ivy Bistro
100 Neo Tiew Rd
Singapore 719026
Tel: +65 6898 2013
Wed to Fri and Public Holidays: 8am – 6.30pm
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Kranji

Prodigal Roasters Yio Chu Kang

PRODIGAL ROASTERS

Tucked away in the heartlands of Yio Chu Kang, Prodigal Roasters is an independent speciality coffee shop that serves caffeinated beverages to nearby residents and basically anyone who loves a good cuppa.

The tiny cafe’s location might seem relatively obscure but is actually easily reachable within an eight-minute stroll from Yio Chu Kang MRT station.

Prodigial Roasters
Blk 625 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
#01-112
Singapore 560625
Tel: +65 9450 0484
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 10pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 5pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang

Quench!

QUENCH! BISTRO & BAR

Just a 10-minute walk from Khatib MRT, Quench! Bistro & Bar is one of those places to visit when you need a short getaway from the crowd. Nestled in ORTO, the bistro faces both the prawning ponds and the main fishing ponds, so you can expect to be immersed in laid-back “kampong” vibes.

Quench! Bistro & Bar
81 Lorong Chencharu
ORTO #01-10
Singapore 769198
Tel: +65 6257 3657
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3am
Sat and Sun: 9am – 3am
Nearest Station: Khatib

Rabbit Depot Owl

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RABBIT OWL DEPOT

Taking over the premises of the now-defunct Two Plus One Creamery, Rabbit Owl Depot at The Woodgrove is the company’s second initiative after the original outlet at North Bridge Road.

The heartland cafe serves ice cream as well as their signature Snowflake Waffles and a variety of toppings.

Rabbit Owl Depot
30 Woodlands Ave 1
#01-01 The Woodgrove
Singapore 739065
Tel: +65 6336 4075
Mon to Fri: 1pm – 12am
Sat and Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Marsiling

San Gloo

SAN GLOO

Calling all fans of Korean shaved ice dessert, Bingsu—your next cafe stop in Yishun should be San Gloo. With 26 different flavours and prices starting from as low as S$4.90, you can easily satisfy your bingsu craving without breaking the bank.

San Gloo
18 Yishun Avenue 9
Junction 9 #02-41
Singapore 768897
Tel: +65 8198 1848
Daily: 12pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

School Cafe

SCHOOL CAFÉ

School Café is where you should visit if you are looking for a quick lunch or a sweet fix. With a decent selection of soft serve ice cream and 20 toppings to choose from, you can customise your own waffle or pancake right down to the batter mix and toppings.

Besides that, the humble café also offers savoury dishes such as Beef Bolognese (S$7.90) and Curly Fries (S$2).

School Café
729 Yishun Street 71 #01-107
Singapore 760729
Tel: +65 9180 1109
Daily: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Soek Seng Bicycle Cafe

SOEK SENG 1954 BICYCLE CAFE

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe is a hidden cafe that is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We suggest visiting in the evening to catch a breath-taking view of the sunset while enjoying delicious comfort food such as Fish & Chips (S$11.80) and Ayam Panggang (S$10.80).

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe
80 Seletar Aerospace View
#01-01 Maj Aviation Building
Singapore 797563
Tel: +65 6659 6124
Tue to Sun: 10am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Punggol

The Daily Scoop - Kaya Ice Cream

THE DAILY SCOOP

Established in 2004, The Daily Scoop started out as a small ice cream parlour in Clementi Arcade, and it currently has three outlets scattered across Singapore.

The smooth Kaya Ice Cream (S$3.50) at The Daily Scoop tickled our taste buds and left quite an impression. Other unique flavours include Chilli Choc and Passion Pinada which is made with three tropical fruits—Pineapple, Passionfruit, and Mango.

The Daily Scoop
#01-05 Sembawang Cottage
Singapore 758382
Tel: +65 6754 1233
Mon to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri and Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Sun: 2pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Thus Coffee Latte

THUS COFFEE

A fairly new addition to the Sembawang Hills Estate neighbourhood, Thus Coffee is a chic cafe that offers stellar grain bowls, pasta, brunch, hearty stews and coffee. Coffee lovers will be interested to know that the coffee beans at Thus Coffee are freshly roasted in-house.

The Hearty Chicken Stew (S$16) deserves a special mention; this lovely bowl comes with herbed potatoes and succulent chicken in a thick, savoury stew.

Thus Coffee
4 Jalan Kuras
Singapore 577723
Tel: +65 8411 7565
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio

Twenty Grammes Yuan Yang Waffle

TWENTY GRAMMES

Essentially a dessert cafe and ice cream parlour, Twenty Grammes specialises in waffles and ice cream.

If you are not a fan of chocolates, try The Sassy Fellow (S$12.90). This waffle features slices of fresh bananas cooked inside the waffle, topped with more bananas, walnuts for an added crunch, drizzled with maple syrup and a huge scoop of Vanilla or Honey-Scotch Ice Cream.

Twenty Grammes
529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-2353
Singapore 560529
Tell: +65 6816 1916
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri and Sat: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio

Wheeler's Estate

WHEELER’S ESTATE

Brought to you by the same folks behind Wheeler’s Yard, Wheeler’s Estate is housed in an impressive heritage building.

Filled with rustic vibes, the Alfresco Café by The Lawn is where you can relax. Otherwise, head to the Grill House and watch the chefs grill some meats and burgers. If you are up for European cuisine, The Verandah has a few signature dishes that will impress you.

Wheeler’s Estate
2 Park Lane Singapore
Singapore 798386
Tel: +65 6262 0001
Alfresco Cafe By The Lawn
Tue to Thurs: 3pm – 11pm
Fri: 3pm – 12am
Sat: 9am – 12am
Sun: 9am – 11pm
The Verandah
Tue to Thurs: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am
Sat: 9am – 3pm, 6pm – 12am
Sun: 9am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Closed on Mondays
Nearest Station: Punggol

Wildseed Cafe & Bar Interior

WILDSEED CAFE AND BAR

Searching for respite away from the crowd? Wildseed Café & Bar would be your best bet. Sharing a space with other F&B establishments in The Oval at Seletar Aerospace Park, this garden themed café whips up hearty dishes during the day and transforms into a casual bar in the evening.

On Fridays through Sundays, diners are serenaded with live acoustic music while sipping on some garden-inspired cocktails.

Wildseed Cafe and Bar
3 Park Lane
Singapore 798387
Tel: +65 6262 1063
Wildseed Café
Daily: 9am – 5pm
Wildseed Bar
Sun to Thurs: 5pm – 11pm
Fri, Sat and Eve of PH: 5pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Punggol

Wimi Coconut Ice Cream

WIMI ICE CREAM

Wimi Ice Cream offers refreshing coconut ice cream that tastes identical to the ones you can find in Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. For S$4.90, you can get a scoop of coconut ice cream on a halved husk with three toppings of your choice. The toppings range from fresh pomegranate to taro and Thai red ruby.

Wimi Ice Cream
18 Yishun Avenue 9
Junction 9 #02-58
Singapore 768897
Tel: +65 8183 1167
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

Workbench Bistro

WORKBENCH BISTRO

This industrial-themed cafe at Ang Mo Kio whips up affordable cafe fares priced below S$20, such as their Crab Meat Linguine (S$15.90) and crowd favourite Egg Lava Beef Burger (S$16.90). The cafe is also known for their array of ice creams flavours that are bound to leave you spoilt for choice.

Workbench Bistro
Blk 332, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
#01-1881 Singapore 560332
Tel: +65 6452 0810
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 10pm
Sat: 10 – 11pm
Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio

Yahava Koffeeworks

YAHAVA KOFFEEWORKS

Specialising in coffee, Yahava Koffeeworks is on a mission to travel the world in search of the finest specialty coffee and amazing Arabica coffees. The cosy café also offers a humble selection of pastries to go with your beverage.

Free koffee tasting sessions are also available for you so patrons get to customise their very own coffee.

Yahava Koffeeworks
4 Jln Gelenggang
Singapore 578188
Tel: +65 6554 7080
Daily: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang


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