These days, few cafes impressed us enough for us to return again and again. But Hoopla Coffee & Kitchen made it and we have been there on a few occasions and none of the experiences disappointed.
It is located at the nondescript one-north, in a building called Infinite Studios. Not the most accessible cafe in the West of Singapore, but definitely worth making a trip down if you haven’t. With a welcoming and hippy environment where you can hang around with your friends, the brightly-lit cafe has a menu with nothing above S$17.
On the drinks menu, Hoopla is known for their matcha drinks. There are several to choose from – like Matcha Milk at S$6 and Matcha Salted Caramel at S$7 – but to be honest, those didn’t leave too great an impression on us; we prefer their regular brews and hot chocolate anytime.
Over on the food side, the kitchen has lots to offer – soups and salads, sandwiches, buttermilk waffles, breakfast dishes and comfort food, and signature steam pau sliders. Making a decision might be difficult, but we’ll help you.
The Buttermilk Waffles (S$4) that’s served with your choice of sauce is awesome. Crispy and warm, they are baked fresh to order. If you need a scoop of ice-cream, the add-on is only S$3.50 and we absolutely love the Tahitian Vanilla Bean.
The range of baked eggs (S$13 – S$15.50) under the ‘Comfort Food’ section are comforting indeed. But try it and you’ll know what we mean. We tried the Garlic Butter Prawn Aglio Olio (S$15), and it was decent but not fantastic. We’d say just go for the breakfast options.
Hoopla ticks all the right boxes – a comprehensive and inexpensive menu, aromatic brews, airy and spacious, artsy and makes good photo spots, and parking is very cheap.
Hoopla Coffee & Kitchen
#01-05, Infinite Studios
21 Media Circle
Tel: +65 6778 0051
Tue to Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: One-North
For more recommendations, read our guide on the top cafes in the West of Singapore.