12 Bistros and Coffee Spots Around Buona Vista Only The Westies Know About

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Buona Vista is a little far-flung for those who do not reside in the West. The whole vicinity  is well-known for its educational institutes and facilities as well as high-technology research industries.

However, this buzzy part of Singapore happens to be a budding café precinct that is home to a handful of bistros and cafes and is an up-and-coming hipster neighbourhood that is worth exploring.

Whether you are looking for a scrumptious brunch fare or an artisanal cup of coffee, here are 12 Bistros and Coffee Spots in Buona Vista To Explore.

Awfully Chocolate Salted Butterscotch Brownie

#1 AWFULLY CHOCOLATE

As the name of the café suggests, Awfully Chocolate specialises in rich and decadent chocolate cakes. The wide range of chocolate confections and pastries here is impressive and the price points are pretty reasonable. For a 6-inch All Chocolate Cake, you only need to pay S$34.

Awfully Chocolate
1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-18 The Star Vista
Singapore 138617
Tel: +6694 4805
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Bodacious Bar & Bistro

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#2 BODACIOUS BAR & BISTRO

Decorated in an industrial style, Bodacious Bar & Bistro whips up a delicious line up of breakfast and comfort food. If you do not have the time for a hearty breakfast, this cosy bistro is also a great spot for a quick morning brew against a vastly green view.

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Bodacious Bar & Bistro
70 Biopolis St
Singapore 138547
Tel: +65 6778 9585
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 10am –10pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Cedele Carrot Cake

#3 CEDELE BAKERY KITCHEN

At Cedele Bakery Kitchen, you can expect a comprehensive menu with choices ranging from all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner items. There is also a takeaway section for the bakery—perfect for those who are in a hurry.

Cedele Bakery Kitchen
1 Vista Exchange Green
#01-19 The Star Vista
Singapore 138617
Tel: +65 6734 0763
Mon to Fri: 10am – 9.30pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Coalesce - Roasted Pork Belly Rice Bowl with Ajitsuke Egg

#4 COALESCE

Nestled on the third floor of NTU Alumni House, Coalesce is a casual family-friendly restaurant serving up cosmopolitan dishes inspired by various international cuisines with a local twist.

And for those working in the Buona Vista area, you would be delighted to know that Coalesce has a S$8.80++ Weekday Power Lunch set.

Coalesce
11 Slim Barracks Rise
#03-01 Singapore 138664
Tel: +65 9186 0685
Daily: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar

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#5 JIMMY MONKEY CAFÉ & BAR

If you are on a quest to find good coffee in Singapore, you should definitely drop by Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar—an Australian-style cafe at One-North Residences. On their menu, you can find savoury and sweet bites such as Smoked Salmon Spaghetti, Truffle Potato Fries, French Toast with Maple Syrup and many more.

Jimmy Monkey Café & Bar
9 One-north Gateway
#01-51 One-North Residences
Singapore 138643
Tel: +65 6777 8470
Daily: 7am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Monki Cafe

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#6 MONKI CAFÉ

A stone’s throw away from Buona Vista MRT station, Monki Café is a newly-opened Taiwan-Western fusion café that offers savoury set meals and a wide selection of shaved ice desserts. Seasonal dishes are added weekly so there is always something new to look forward to.

Monki Café
43 Holland Drive
#01-41 Singapore 270043
Tel: +65 6258 8112
Daily: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Rochester Cafe

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#7 ROCHESTER CAFÉ

Calling all sweet tooths! Rochester Café is a new dessert café tucked away in Rochester Mall. The lovely dining establishment offers a delightful variety of layered cakes, ice cream, waffles and a decent range of hot beverages to pair with your sweet treats.

Rochester Café
35 Rochester Drive
#01-08 Rochester Mall
Singapore 138639
Tel: +65 9842 5821
Daily: 8am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Seoi Gor Cafe

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#8 SEOI GOR CAFÉ

With its flashy neon lights and retro interiors, it is hard to miss Seoi Gor Café. Hidden in the Buona Vista precinct, this café is a small-scale Hong Kong-style cafe.

If you are seeking for a simple yet satisfying dish, you cannot go wrong with the Scramble Eggs, Ham and Thick Toast (S$4.50).

Seoi Gor Café
45 Holland Drive
#01-357 Singapore 270045
Tel: +65 6266 0366
Mon to Fri: 9am – 8pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Sixty40

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#9 SIXTY40

Located at Rochester Mall, Sixty40 operates as a café in the day and transforms into a casual bar at night. The gastrobar boasts a laid-back ambience, which makes it a great spot to hang out with your mates.

The best part? There are dart machines to keep you entertained!

Sixty40
35 Rochester Drive
#01-05 Rochester Mall
Singapore 138639
Tel: +65 6684 9028
Mon – Thur: 11.30am – 12am
Fri: 11.30am – 1am
Sun: 4pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

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#10 SWEE LEE SOCIAL CLUB

Music instrument institution Swee Lee is a home-grown brand and tucked inside the store is Swee Lee Social Club, a café where patrons can gather over a cup of coffee and light bites.

In addition to their stellar coffee, Swee Lee Social Club also carries juices and sweet treats such as Waffle & Co. (S$10) and Sweet toast (S$7).

Swee Lee Social Club
1 Vista Exchange Green
#01-01-07/10 The Star Vista
Singapore 138617
Tel: +65 6334 7703
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Tete- a-tete Cafe

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#11 TÊTE- À-TÊTE CAFÉ

Drop by Tête- à-tête Café for an afternoon tea and relish in the serene atmosphere. This modern Parisian-style bistro serves both savoury and sweet delights and a variety of exotic coffee and tea beverages.

Some of their signature desserts include Passion Mango (S$6.90), Lemon Meringue Tart (S$6.90) and Carrot Cake (S$6.90).

Tête-à-tête Café
21 Biopolis Road
Singapore 138567
Tel: +65 6397 4268
Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays)
Nearest Station: Commonwealth

The Lawn

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#12 THE LAWN

Tucked away in the lush greenery of Biopolis, The Lawn is a cosy café which specialises in salad and grills. You can customise your own meal by filling up a simple form and ticking off various combinations.

Featuring 12 tantalising grills, 30 toppings and various dressings, diners are spoilt for choice.

The Lawn
31 Biopolis Way
#01-07 Nanos
Singapore 138669
Tel: +65 6478 9739
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 9pm
Sun: 10.30am – 4pm
(Closed on Saturdays)
Nearest Station: Buona Vista