The cafe scene in Singapore is thriving with many new cafes opening every month. However, there are many places that do not last long because they lack real substance to build a following. Oftentimes, new cafes are more style than substance, and serves mediocre food with lacklustre service.
Habitat Coffee at Upper Thomson Road deserves a mention for the great work that it has been doing. The bistro has been around for a few years, and despite the tough competition, it shines and remains a favourite for many. Habitat Coffee is worth visiting because it serves good coffee and well-cooked dishes at sensible prices.
The menu has a nice mix of sandwiches (S$9), brunch food (S$10 – S$15), pasta (S$12 – S$17), and desserts (S$5 – S$12). Noteworthy dishes include the Truffle Al Funghi (S$17), a creamy truffle mushroom pasta with baby spinach; the super addictive Truffle Fries (S$8); and house-made Churros (S$9) served with warm chocolate ganache.
For brunch, we highly recommend the hearty and satisfying Eggs Tomato Relish (S$15) – two eggs, bacon, and baby spinach cooked in a tomato sauce. Amazingly simple, but absolutely delicious and very hearty.
It is heartening to see that Habitat Coffee is sticking to the basics and focusing on serving simple comfort food well. It is a laidback spot where you can go back regularly with your family and friends.
223 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6456 2567
Tue to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount
For more recommendations, read our guide to the best cafes in Singapore.