7 Must-Try Cafes & Restaurants In Jalan Besar


Cafes are aplenty at Jalan Besar and many of these F&B establishments are notable and rank as one of the best in Singapore. What’s especially popular in this neighbourhood are the cafes who have reconstructed old shophouses into a spanking new cafe space, while still retaining a big part of the vintage and rustic interior and nature.

Besides cafes, Jalan Besar also offers a variety of restaurants, pastry shops and dessert places. This is your Guide to Jalan Besar’s Cafes & Restaurants.

Antoinette Patisserie


French-inspired patisserie, Antoinette, is known most commonly by their beautiful and decadent desserts. The stylish and regal interior of their Penhas outlet beckons as a perfect afternoon tea or Sunday brunch spot.

30 Penhas Road
Tel: +65 6293 3121
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

Butter Studio

Butter Studio

Butter Studio is every cupcake lover’s dream. Handcrafted fresh in store daily, it’s always a treat to look forward to Butter Studio’s new creations. Some notable ones include the Salted Egg Yolk Cupcake and Salted Gula Melaka Cupcake (S$3.50 each)

Butter Studio’s Salted Nutella Tart is also listed in our guide to Singapore’s best desserts.

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147 Jalan Besar
Tel: +65 6294 7115
Mon to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Little India

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Keeping the name of the hardware store that they took over, Chye Seng Huat Hardware possesses a modern-industrial style interior, specialising in unique blends of coffee and an exciting all-day-breakfast menu. Cold brew coffees are also available here.

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

The Refinery

The Refinery

The Refinery is a triple concept space that consists of a Yakitori kitchen, a bespoke cocktail bar and a designer workspace area. Munch on delicious a la minute grilled yakitori items while sipping on a pint of beer or a cocktail of choice.

115 King George’s Avenue
Tel: +65 6293 0461
Tue to Sun: 6pm – 12am
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Lavender

The Bravery

The Bravery

Pancake lovers rejoice because The Bravery serves possibly the tastiest and fluffiest pancakes around. The Pancakes Stack (S$15) features a triple stack of fluffy pancakes, caramelized bananas, a dollop of ricotta cheese and drizzled with golden syrup. Be sure to get their signature Lavender Latte (S$5.50) too!

66 Horne Road
Tel: +65 9452 4785
Daily: 8am – 8pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Lavender

Tiramisu Hero Cafe

The Tiramisu Hero

Aptly named so, The Tiramisu Hero serves one of the best Tiramisu-in-a-jar in Singapore. Other dishes offered here includes savoury pasta dishes and a range of other sweet desserts, but we suggest going right for their signature Mommahero (S$7.50) tiramisu as it can do no wrong.

The Tiramisu Hero’s Tiramisu is also listed in our guide to Singapore’s best tiramisu.

121 Tyrwhitt Road
Tel: +65 6292 5271
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender

Two Bakers Cafe

Two Bakers

Opened late last year, Two Bakers is one of the newer faces in Jalan Besar’s cafe scene. The two chefs here are Le Cordon Bleu Paris-trained so you can be sure that their food here is of standard. The YTB or Tau Yu Bak (S$13.80) pull pork sandwich topped with fried egg, is a popular choice there.

88 Horne Road
Tel: +65 6293 0329
Mon to Thu, Sun: 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Lavender