Singapore’s Best Coffee Shops

Singapore's Best Coffee Shops

In the recent years, we have seen the explosion of cafes in the local scene, and there is almost a new cafe opening every week. From hole-in-the-wall joints to specialty coffee houses and chic cafes, there are plenty of options to choose from when you are having caffeine withdrawal.

Follow our guide to the best coffee shops in Singapore.

Assembly Coffee

Assembly Coffee

At Assembly Coffee, every cup of coffee is brewed and created with dedication. It is not by chance that the latte art is pretty, and if you look across all the tables, you would realise the consistency and effort behind every cuppa.

26 Evans Lodge
Tel: +65 6735 5647
Tue to Sun: 8am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens

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Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Opened by the folks behind Papa Palheta and Loysel’s Toy, Chye Seng Huat Hardware is considered one of the best coffee joints in Singapore by many.

From the outside, Chye Seng Huat Hardware looks like a run-down hardware shop – but don’t be deceived by its name and exterior, because what do you know? It is actually a very hip coffee bar nestled in the otherwise forsaken street across Lavender Food Centre! In addition to the coffee bar, it also features a roastery, a coffee school and a private coffee tasting room.

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

Department of Caffeine

Department of Caffeine

With a name like that, it goes without saying that the folks at Department of Caffeine take their coffee seriously. They use sustainably-sourced speciality coffee beans, and you can be assured that every cuppa is up to the standard.

15 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 6223 3426
Mon to Fri (except Wed): 10.30am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Jewel Coffee

Jewel Coffee

Jewel Coffee at 1 Shenton Way has fast become one of the more popular coffee boutiques in the Central Business District (CBD). Coffee lovers who work in the area should really drop by the cafe after lunch to grab a cuppa for a little boost before going back to the pile of work and crazy stress. And oh, if you are looking for a weekend brunch spot, they have recently opened Jewel Cafe at Rangoon Road.

1 Shenton Way #01-07
Tel: +65 6636 9452
Mon to Fri: 7am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

129 Rangoon Road
Tel: +65 6298 9216
Nearest Station: Farrer Park


Jimmy Monkey

Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar, an Australian-style indie cafe at One-North Residences, is a great addition to the local scene. If you are a coffee geek, you will be enthralled by the Slayer — a rare hand-built espresso machine which costs more than S$20,000 — at Jimmy Monkey. The coffee extracted on Slayer is exquisitely special and aromatic, and precisely because you can hardly get this quality in town, a trip down to this coffee joint will be worth every while.

9 One-North Gateway
#01-51 One-North Residences
Tel: +65 6777 8470
Sun to Thu: 8.30am – 8.30pm
Fri & Sat: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: One-North

kith Cafe

Kith Cafe

Kith Cafe is my favourite hangout place in Orchard Road. I go there at least twice a week and I am glad to report that besides having good coffee, they also serve hearty breakfast and fresh sandwiches on the menu.

9 Penang Road
#01-01E Park Mall
Tel: +65 6338 8611
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut


Loysel’s Toy

Loysel’s Toy, also by Papa Palheta, is another good spot to enjoy your latte and cappuccino. One of the reasons why I like going there is because there is free parking – how rare in Singapore? The laid-back ambience makes it a nice place to catch up with your pals.

66 Kampong Bugis #01-01
Tel: +65 9451 0236
Tue to Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat & Sun 9am – 7.30pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

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Necessary Provisions

Necessary Provision is a gem and a wonderful spot for people who stay in the West of Singapore. It offers several options for coffee. For espresso based coffees, choose between the Black (S$4) and White (S$5). They also do a Pourover: V60 or Chemex (S$6.50).

Eng Kong Park
21 Eng Kong Terrace
Singapore 598993
Tel: +65 9231 7920
Wed – Thu: 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 12 Midnight
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

Nylon Coffee

Nylon Coffee Roasters

There are plenty of coffee joints in Singapore, but Nylon Coffee Roasters – a small speciality coffee shop – stands out from the crowd. Tucked in the sleepy Everton Park estate, the folks at Nylon are supremely passionate about their coffee. Other than sourcing directly from socially responsible farms, they also roast and put their coffee beans up for sale.

Do note that Nylon is a tiny space as it is more of a wholesale place than a cafe, regulars come here mostly for takeaway coffee.

4 Everton Park #01-40
Tel: +65 6220 2330
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 6pm
(Closed on Tue)
Nearest Station: Outram

Oriole Coffee

Oriole Coffee

Coffee addicts should include Oriole Coffee at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites in their list of favorites. Oriole specials include double ristretto servings of the Oriole espresso blend, as well as some of the award winning coffee creations. In addition, the coffee shop also has an extensive food menu which serves comfort food such as fish & chips, pork ribs and philly steak & cheese sandwich.

96 Somerset road #01-01
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
Tel: +65 6238 8348
Mon to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12midnight
Sun: 10.30am – 11pm

The Bravery

The Bravery

The baristas at The Bravey make exceptional coffee, in particular, the lavender latte (S$5.50) is something that we will order every time. After our first visit to this cafe in the Lavender neighbourhood, we find ourselves returning whenever we are in the vicinity and in need of a caffeine boast.

66 Horne Road
Daily (except Tue): 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

The Tiny Roaster


The Tiny Roaster reminds us of Omotesando Koffee and Nylon Coffee Roaster – small, humble and homely. It has just opened two months ago in a tiny outlet on the ground level of a HDB in the West Coast neighbourhood.

Besides supplying coffee beans, coffee equipment and related merchandise, The Tiny Roaster also serves a selection of black brews, ice cold brews, or white brews in its coffee studio.

The Tiny Roaster is a welcome addition for folks who are staying in the West of Singapore. We will definitely be dropping by regularly when we need our caffeine fix.

612 Clementi West Street 1, #01-288
Tue to Sat: 11am – 8pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

Toby Estate

Toby’s Estate

Another place that you can go for your caffeine boost is Toby’s Estate – an Australian coffee chain – at Robertson Quay. They are involved in the whole process – from buying their beans directly from farmers to roasting the beans and serving the quality coffee.

8 Rodyk Street #01-03/04
Tel: +65 6636 7629
Daily: 7.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Forty Hands

4o Hands

This coffee house in Tiong Bahru – by Australian Harry Grover and the Spa Esprit Group – focuses on sustainably produced speciality coffee, stocking Fair Trade and Direct Trade coffee beans. It is an independent Aussie-style cafe where you can go with friends to have coffee and simple comfort food like freshly made toasties, brunch and hotdogs.

Blk 78 Yong Siak Street
#01-12 Singapore
Tel: +65 6225 8545
Tue: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Wed & Thu: 8:30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 8:30am – 11pm, Sun: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru