Telok Ayer Food Guide – 14 Bistro and Cafés To Check Out In This Bustling District

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Previously a coastal road situated along the island’s old waterfront, Telok Ayer has transform into a hip and busy neighbourhood teeming with cafes and restaurants to feed the CBD office crowd and avid café-hoppers.

From idyllic garden-themed cafes, burger joints and Korean eateries to cocktails at inconspicuous bars, choosing what and where to eat has never been harder. Surrounded by a mix of old and restored shophouses and modern high-rising buildings, Telok Ayer is filled with a combination of rich heritage and modernity.

If you have not ventured to this side of Singapore before, here is your Telok Ayer Food Guide – 14 Bistro and Cafes To Check Out In This Bustling District.

A Poke Theory

#1 A POKE THEORY

A Poke Theory was founded with the vision to provide healthy, and balanced nutrition food packed with delectable flavours. Specialising in poke—one of Hawaii’s best-known dishes—diners can enjoy the freshest cuts of fish and ingredients at this hip and sleek café.

For those popping by for breakfast or tea, A Poke Theory has a range of superfood smoothie bowls and cold-pressed juices that you can indulge in without the guilt.

A Poke Theory
27 Boon Tat St
Singapore 069623
Mon to Fri: 11am – 8pm
Sat: 11am – 4pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Burger Joint SG

#2 BURGER JOINT

Craving for a good juicy burger? Burger Joint whips up good ol’ fashioned American-style burgers that will tantalise your taste buds.

Sink your teeth in the classic Cheeseburger (S$17.80) which features a thick patty sandwiched between sliced onions, gooey melted cheese and buns.

Burger Joint
115 Amoy Street
#01-03 Singapore 069935
Tel: +65 6221 8648
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 11pm
Thurs to Sat: 11.30am – 12am
Sun: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station Telok Ayer

Chong Wen Ge Cafe

#3 CHONG WEN GE CAFÉ

Located next to Thian Hock Keng Temple, this Peranakan café is another hidden gem in Telok Ayer.

Diners can indulge in an array of Peranakan delights such as Nyonya Mee Siam (S$7.80), Nyonya Curry Chicken (S$10.80) and much more while admiring the collection of vibrant vintage tiles on display.

Chong Wen Ge Café
168 Telok Ayer St
Singapore 068619
Tel: +65 8688 3028
Daily: 11am – 5.30pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

DAPPER COFFEE

#4 DAPPER COFFEE

Tucked away along Amoy Street, this cosy copper-clad café is known for their Insta-worthy Gold Brew which essentially is cold brew coffee with edible glitters!

The coffee is made from Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans which provides a light and refreshing texture. Whoever said coffee has to be plain and boring?

Dapper Coffee
73 Amoy Street
Second Floor
Singapore 069892
Tel: +65 9005 4790
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Free The Robot

#5 FREE THE ROBOT

A stone’s throw away from Teloy Ayer MRT station, Free The Robot is a hip café which offers a selection of breakfast and brunch fare along with cold brew coffee and cold-press juices.

Sharing the space with Bitters & Love, this café transforms into a cocktail bar by night where diners can grab quirky local-flavoured cocktails.

Free The Robot
118 Telok Ayer St
Singapore 068587
Tel: +65 6438 1836
Tue to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Sat: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Mondays and Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Gemmills

#6 GEMMILLS

Gemmills is a quaint Mediterranean-inspired café decked in vintage wooden furniture that exudes a calming ambience.

From hearty dishes such as Lamb Lasagne (S$22) to sweet treats including Pecan Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream (S$9), you can feast on a myriad of homemade delights which will make you feel right at home.

Gemmills
110 Amoy Street
Singapore 069930
Tel: +65 6221 5564
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat: 4pm – 11pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

My Awesome Cafe

#7 MY AWESOME CAFÉ

My Awesome Café is a good place to visit for tasty sandwiches, salads and aromatic coffee. Some food options that you can go for include the Honey Glazed Ham Sandwich (S$14), Cold Cut Platter (S$25) and My Awesome Salad (S$15).

With a variety of savoury dishes and an even larger assortment of alcoholic beverages, My Awesome Café is the perfect place for a gathering with friends.

My Awesome Café
202 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068639
Tel: +65 6222 2007
Daily: 9.30am – 12am
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

pantler sg

#8 PANTLER

Sourcing ingredients from all over the world such as flour from Japan and butter from France, you can only expect nothing but the best when it comes to freshly baked goodies from Pantler.

This modern bakery is well-known for their delicate bakes that are light on the taste buds yet packed full of flavour.

Pantler
198 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068637
Tel: +65 6221 6223
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Sat: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Park Bench Deli

#9 PARK BENCH DELI

Previously only available at pop-up gigs, Park Bench Deli has come a long way when it comes to whipping up sandwiches oozing with Cheddar cheese and layered with smoked pastrami.

Diagonally across Amoy Street Food Centre, this humble shop incorporates international influences into sandwiches such as Kong Bak Banh Mi (S$14) and Torta (S$14).

Park Bench Deli
179 Telok Ayer St
Singapore 068627
Tel: +65 6815 4600
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 9.30pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

SARNIES - ICED LATTE

#10 SARNIES

Nestled in the bustling CBD area, Sarnies is arguably one of the more well-known cafes in Telok Ayer.

Some items on their menu include hearty breakfasts, massive salads, gourmet sandwiches, homemade bakes and excellent coffee—all at affordable prices. If you are planning to drop by during tea, try the Sarnies Brownie (S$5) for a decadent sweet treat.

Sarnies
136 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068601
Tel: +65 6224 6091
Mon and Tue: 7.30am – 10.30pm
Wed to Fri: 7.30am – 12am
Sat and Sun: 8.30am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Shop Wonderland

#11 SHOP WONDERLAND

Right next to the popular café, Sarnies, Shop Wonderland is a cosy cafe with an interior largely inspired by botanicals décor which offers an indulgent selection of cakes and hearty portions of food.

The rustic cafe offers brunch items over the weekends such as Avocado Toast and Bacon (S$16), Marmite Toastie served with Onsen Egg (S$14) and Big Breakfast (S$22).

Shop Wonderland
134 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068600
Tel: +65 6229 5848
Tue and Wed: 8am – 6pm
Thurs and Fri: 8am – 10pm
Sat and Sun: 10am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

SPRMRKT

#12 SPRMRKT

Founded with an aim of making the everyday a little different, SPRMRKT redefines your supermarket experience by encouraging diners to browse through a curated selection of produce, products and artwork to bring home after they enjoy a meal at the café.

The menu consists of All Day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides, Bar Bites, Weekend Brunch and a range of beverages.

SPRMRKT
2 McCallum St
Singapore 069043
Tel: +65 6221 2105
Mon to Fri: 8am – 9.30pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Teloy Ayer

Vanilla Bar and Cafe

#13 VANILLA BAR AND CAFÉ

At Vanilla Bar and Café, you will be greeted with a sweet waft of vanilla scent as soon as you enter. Besides an all-day breakfast menu and hearty mains, Vanilla Bar and café also offers an Asian-fusion omakase upon request.

If you are looking for something unconventional, go for their signature Truffle Sea Salt Kaya Toast.

Vanilla Bar and Café
3 Boon Tat St
Singapore 069612
Tel: +65 6423 0366
Mon to Thurs: 10.30am – 11pm
Fri: 11am – 12am
Sat: 11am – 9pm
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Wang Dae Bak Pocha

#14 WANG DAE BAK POCHA

Founded by the owners of Wang Dae Bak Korean BBQ, this eatery offers a selection of BBQ meats, a variety of traditional Korean dishes and a selection of rice wine and cocktails..

With an interior that resembles the Korean street scene back in the 70’s, Wang Dae Bak Pocha provides a unique dining and drinking experience like no other.

Wang Dae Bak Pocha
93 Amoy St
Singapore 269913
Tel: +65 6220 0322
Mon and Tue: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 12am
Wed to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 1am
Sat: 5.30pm – 1am
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer