If there is one thing to be envious about those who live in the East, it is their close proximity to some of the best cafes in Singapore.
As much as the rest of the population would hate to admit it, there is nowhere in Singapore where you are able to find such an extensive range of independent cafes, brew bars, ice cream parlours and dessert studios. In summary, the cafe scene in the east is nothing short of exciting—with new F&B projects and initiatives popping up every once in a while.
We’ve compiled a list of our favourite cafes in the east of Singapore and they range from artisanal cafes with deliciously bespoke blends and delectable brunches to casual hangout spots where eastsiders can drop by for their daily coffee run. Do let us know how many on the list you have been to! READ ON
UPDATED: Common Chefs Cafe will be closing on 28 Feb 2018.
When prompted about good cafes to visit in Singapore, rarely does a café outside of the East or Central Singapore come to mind; and especially not one from Sembawang.
Common Chefs Café & Bakery is an exception and it will be a good enough reason for you to make a trip down to this Northern part of Singapore.
A café plus bakery, Common Chefs Café & Bakery offers a wide spread of Western dishes, drinks, delightful desserts at affordable prices. Here’s what to expect if you are taking a trip down.
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. READ ON
There is little chance that you will stumble upon Paper Crane unless you have heard of that place. Hidden in the grounds of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) in Waterloo Street, this cafe is within walking distance from Bras Basah MRT Station.
Paper Crane is an unpretentious cafe that serves comforting Western food. Their attractive menu boasts All Day S$10 Deals and other Western main dishes that are below S$20.
Visitors do not have to pay for GST or service charge at this cafe. READ ON
The enclave of cafes and eateries at Tiong Bahru has been expanding at full force and it does not seem to be stopping any time soon. Late last year, a new addition – Whisk Café – has joined the hipster neighbourhood and the rest is history.
White seems to be the new black for most up-and-coming cafes and we are sure that frequent cafe hoppers will agree with us. Whisk Cafe’s interiors are completely decked out in white; white walls, white pillars, white tables, white stools. You get the gist.
Hougang has never been known to have a bustling cafe area, but Flavour Flings – located in the heartland neighbourhood of Hougang Avenue 1 – brings an interesting fresh face in to the neighbourhood. Flavour Flings offers a whole list of brunch menu items, with a lot of interesting dishes featuring eggs as its centrepiece.
Iced coffees and lattes are definitely the underrated drinks at restaurants and cafes. Most people lean towards hot lattes, just because it looks better in photos, or simply because they prefer their coffee warm. However, in our sweltering tropical climate, it is always good to grab an iced cuppa to rejuvenate yourselves.
We have to admit that while we drink iced coffees and lattes a lot, they have never really been our priority for photos. But now, we think it is time for these glorious drinks to step into the spotlight.
We picked out our favourite ones for this list of the Best Iced Coffees in Singapore - or what we’d affectionately call ‘kopi peng for the soul’.
Tucked away in the iconic former Singapore Badminton Hall, Brawn & Brains provides a nice and fresh twist to the older surrounding buildings. The clean interior of the cafe allows for ample natural light to stream in – making great Insta-worthy moments.
We were greeted by a full house on a weekday lunch hour. That did not stop us from stepping in. We were welcomed by fresh bakes on display, as well as savoury lunch options. The neat interior with greyish tones makes it an ideal cafe for a nice comforting meal; you bet we were in love.