34 Best Coffee Shops In Singapore You Have To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

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Nothing perks up our mornings up like waking up to the smell of freshly roasted coffee. That strong, seductive aroma that wafts through the streets of Singapore courtesy of the many coffee shops that have sprouted up over the years since the coffee fad took over is one of the simple pleasures in life that we thoroughly enjoy.

It’s official—many of us struggle to function without coffee. In light of the massive array of cafes scattered all over the island, we sussed out the best from the lot. But of course, there is much more that defines a great coffee shop other than just a plain cup of joe.

From stellar workspaces, decadent nosh to heavenly brews—coffee-addicts, this one’s for you—here is our list of the best coffee shops in Singapore for you to get your caffeine fix and possibly more.


% Arabica

Coffee aficionados in Singapore went absolutely crazy when popular Japanese coffee shop % Arabica opened its first store in Singapore at Arab Street last year.

Since then, the renowned coffee chain that hails from Kyoto, Japan has opened another 2 outlets in Singapore at 313@Somerset and Chip Bee Gardens. The brand prides itself for its use of quality coffee beans which are harvested from their own farm in Hawaii as well as sourced from various places around the world.

A piping hot cup of their classic Cafe Latte (S$7 for short, S$8 for tall) is great for days when you need a shot of energy or a morning perk-me-up. Aromatic with a slightly nutty taste, % Arabica’s Cafe Latte had a pleasantly bitter aftertaste that was soothed by the mellow creaminess of the milk.

44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-58
Singapore 278116
Tel: +65 6261 4516
Sun to Thu: 8am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Apollo Coffee Bar


Relatively new to the local cafe scene, Apollo Coffee Bar in Serangoon Gardens is opened by the same guys behind the popular Atlas Coffeehouse and Columbus Coffee Co. It has already made quite a name for itself with its Mediterranean-inspired brunch creations and excellent coffee.

P.S. Apollo Coffee Bar is a dog-friendly cafe; you can also bring your dogs and dine at their outdoor seats.

65 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555961
Tel: +65 6246 3875
Tues to Sat: 9am — 10pm
Sun: 9am — 7pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon

Brawn & Brains Interior

Brawn & Brains


Tucked away in the iconic former Singapore Badminton Hall, Brawn & Brains provides a nice and fresh twist to the older surrounding buildings. The clean interior of the cafe allows for ample natural light to stream in—making great Insta-worthy moments.

But aesthetics aside, what this coffee shop is known for is none other than their solid brews.

100 Guillemard Road
#01-02 Singapore Badminton Hall
Singapore 399718
Tel: +65 6348 8892
Tue to Fri: 8.30am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar

Chye Seng Huat Interior

Chye Seng Huat Hardware Cold Brew


A pioneer of artisanal coffee in Singapore, Chye Seng Huat Hardware—opened by the folks behind Papa Palheta—serves up a wide range of desserts, full-on mains and excellent coffee. Do try their signature cold brew which is perfect for a hot afternoon.

150 Tyrwhitt Road
Singapore 207563
Tel: +65 6396 0609
(Closed on Mondays)
Sun to Thu: 9am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 12am
Nearest Station: Lavender

Common Man


Common Man Coffee Roasters was started by the Spa Esprit Group (the same folks behind Forty Hands and House) and has long known to be one of the best places to have a cup of aromatic coffee.

The coffee beans here are of single origins and roasted in a massive 7kg roaster.

#01-00 22 Martin Road
Singapore 239058
Tel: +65 6836 4695
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 7.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Dapper Gold Cold Brew in Glass


Contrary to its name, Dapper Coffee is a cosy copper-clad cafe tucked away on Amoy Street where you do not have to be wearing a suit and tie to patronise.

Modelled after an Old Fashioned—a classic whisky-based cocktail—their Dapper Cold Fashioned served here features a fruity, subtly tart cold brew and is garnished with grapefruit.

73 Amoy Street, Second Floor
Singapore 069892
Tel: +65 8742 8908
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park

Dutch Colony Coffee


Coffee-lovers would be no stranger to this name—Dutch Colony Coffee Co. The interior is lovely and casual, perfect to relax over some coffee while catching up on the latest book and to simply stay away from the world.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co offers a great selection of quality coffee beans from the different parts of the world where each of the customers can enjoy freshly roasted bean with various brewing methods.

113 Frankel Ave, Singapore 458230
Tel: +65 6448 5852
Sun to Thu: 8am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Kembangan

Drury Lane


With a laid-back vibe and soft jazzy music in the background, Drury Lane in Tanjong Pagar is an ideal place to lounge about on a lazy afternoon. They offer pretty much the standard cafe fare but their dinner menu and weekend brunch menu are worth trying.

What really stands out is their excellent coffee that is sure to help you kick-start your day on a good note.

94 Tg Pagar Rd
Singapore 088515
Tel: +65 6222 6698
Mon, Wed to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 6pm
(Closed on Tuesday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Forty Hands Cafe


Using blends from Common Man Coffee Roasters, the aromatic coffee at Forty Hands is one to travel for. Not only are they serving up great coffee, they also offer a menu of fusion all-day-breakfast items, putting their own spin on it.

Get hungry for their Eggs Benedict—featuring all the good thing in one dish.

78 Yong Siak St, #01-12
Singapore 163078
Tel: +65 6225 8545
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 7.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Habitat Coffee


While Habitat Coffee’s food remains subjective to those with discerning palates, it certainly serves one of the better coffee brews in Singapore. They are passionate about bringing different coffee blends of varying origins and each dine-in coffee is complemented with a tasty caramel biscuit.

223 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6456 2567
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Jamaica Blue Coffee


This Australian coffee chain uses the much sought-after Wallenford Estate Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Beans for its coffee blends. This coffee bean is hailed as one of the estate’s most superior coffee-growing regions and produces coffee that is mild, and perfectly balanced—perfect for both coffee aficionados and those who just want a quick caffeine fix.

1 Raffles Place, #01-62,
One Raffles Place Tower 2,
Singapore 048616
Tel: +65 6694 8107
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Jewel Coffee


At Jewel Coffee, every espresso-based beverage comes with a double shot, giving you higher caffeine buzz for your buck. All the beans used here are of single origin and we absolutely love how minimalistic and bright the interior is.

1 Shenton Way, #01-07
Singapore 068803
Tel: +65 6636 9452
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 7am – 7pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Downtown

Jimmy Monkey

Jimmy Monkey Coffee


As one of the first few to set up shop in this area, this Australian-style hang out is mostly known for their brunch items such as French toast and eggs benedict, but many coffee aficionados make the journey to have a taste of their coffee blends too.

#01-51 One-North Residences,
9 One-north Gateway,
Singapore 138643
Tel: +65 6777 8470
Daily: 7am – 6pm
Nearest Station: one-north

Kith Cafe Food


Many people rave about Kith Cafe’s stellar food items but boy do they know how to whip up a solid cuppa joe.

Using a rotating custom blend of speciality beans from various regions such as Brazil and India, coffee drinkers can look forward to a consistent cup of joe that is smooth, thick-bodied, with underlying tones of dark fruits and cocoa.

9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-44/45
Millenia Walk
Singapore 039596
Daily: 7.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Promenade

Kurasu Drinks


Originating from Kyoto, this is the Japanese brand’s first venture in Singapore and the cafe shares its space with District6, in Odeon Towers.

Serving speciality coffee from selected roasters around Japan and one heck of a Matcha Latte, this is one destination you have to stop by for a morning pick-me-up.

331 North Bridge Road
#02-01, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
Mon to Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Nearest Station: City Hall



Kyu Coffee Bar is a minimalistic coffee kiosk that sits strategically right outside the entrance of Prudential Tower in Raffles Place.

You can look forward to a wide array of beverages such as tea from Clippers Tea, aromatic coffee blends from Knockhouse Supply Co. and Nylon Coffee Roasters as well as some snacks and cakes.

30 Cecil Street, Level 1
Prudential Tower
Singapore 049712
Tel: +65 8233 3361
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Lunar Cappuccino


Fill your tummy with hearty home-cooked rice bowls and even signature dishes originating from sister cafe, Atlas Coffeehouse.

The Cappuccino is just one of the many caffeine-packed options. Intensely creamy with a surprisingly fruity finish, this is hands down one of the better brews we have tried.

#01-49 Downtown Gallery
6 Shenton Way
Singapore 068815
Tel: +65 6224 4500
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Mavrx Flatwhite


Located along the cafe and drinking hole-laden streets of Duxton Hill is the photogenic Mavrx Coffee Apothecary.

This quirky coffee shop takes on a rather unorthodox approach to your typical coffee shop fare. Picture this: lattes served in ice cream cones and cold brews presented in syringes—a true maverick indeed.

1A Duxton Hill,
Singapore 089587
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Nylon Coffee


Located below an HDB block in Everton Park, Nylon Coffee Roasters is one of the best coffee shops in Singapore. What they have is excellent quality coffee and a team of experienced baristas who will be more than glad to share their knowledge with you.

4 Everton Park, #01-40
Singapore 080004
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park

One Man Coffee Brunch


One Man Coffee is a speciality coffee concept that focuses on the art of espresso and quality coffee beans. The humble coffee shop shares the premise with French eatery, Garçons.

Serving up a wide range of coffee products, one of their highly raved items is their flat white which is velvety smooth and jam-packed with flavour. Do consider their food offerings as well such as Gashaus Eggs and French Toast.

215R Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574349
Tel: +65 9658 1685
Daily: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Omotesando Koffee Barista Station

Omotesando Koffee Latte


Omotesando Koffee is a popular coffee chain from Tokyo. Look forward to their high-quality espresso-based beverages. Their first and only outlet in Singapore features a myriad of caffeinated beverages from matcha based drinks to a good old latte.

6 Shenton Way, #04-09
The Work Project Downtown
Downtown Gallery
Singapore 068809
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

Oriole Coffee + Bar

Oriole Cold Brew Coffee


Coffee connoisseurs will definitely appreciate the effort taken by Oriole Coffee + Bar to offer the best brews in Singapore by travelling to countries like Ethiopia to source for beans and roasting them locally. Aside from single origin coffee brews, cold brews served black, with milk or non-dairy M.A.D milk (cold-pressed nut milk) are some crowd favourites you will be able to enjoy at the coffee specialty house.

In particular, the Death Cream (S$10++) is a special concoction of vanilla beans, espresso and cream – high level of caffeine well-balanced with the ensuing vanilla taste.

Otherwise, try their other signature in-house cold brew, Taisho White (S$8++), which is made using Oriole’s in-house signature Raven blend on the daily. Nitro cold brew lovers will be excited to hear that Oriole Coffee + Bar has recently introduced 5 different types of Nitro Cold Brew (S$7) too!

96 Somerset Road, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
Singapore 238163
Sundays to Thursdays: 8am – 11pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 8am – 12am
Tel: 6238 8348
Nearest Station: Somerset

Pacamara coffee cafe


This coffee shop sitting on the edge of the Upper Thomson stretch serves up restaurant-standard grub, and quite possibly one of the best cups of coffee in the entire Upper Thomson enclave.

They keep their coffee offerings modest with no fancy names or quirky creations. Just order up a basic latte and you’re pretty much set to take on the day.

185 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574333
Daily: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Penny University

Penny University Coffee


With an aesthetically pleasing interior, an all-encompassing menu and sumptuous cafe fare, Penny University is one of the most popular cafes in the east of Singapore.

The cafe is perpetually crowded and it is not difficult to see why. It sources its own coffee beans from local coffee roasters, serves cakes and bread freshly baked by local bakeries. Drop by for brunch and a cuppa the next time you are in the neigbourhood.

402 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428997
Tel: +65 6345 9055
Mon to Thu: 8.30am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 8.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Kembangan


Coffee and cake


Percolate is a coffee shop in the heartlands of Bedok. They curate a fine list of exceptional coffees and artisanal goods which is more than anyone would expect from a neighbourhood coffee shop.

You can’t go wrong with their standard latte that is creamy, smooth and goes really well with their assorted croissant offerings.

136 Bedok North Ave 3 #01-152
Singapore 460136
Tel: +65 8259 0316
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Bedok



This trendy establishment has made a name for itself as the place to go for delicious, quality café nosh.

With coffee beans that are meticulously roasted by a team of talented baristas, and with all coffees made with a double ristretto for a more intense flavour, Sarnies firmly establishes itself as the place to go for your caffeine fix.

136 Telok Ayer Street,
Singapore 068601
Tel: +65 6224 6091
Mon to Tue: 7.30am – 10.30pm
Wed to Fri: 7.30am – 12am
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer / Raffles Place

Stamping Ground Cafe

Stamping Ground Coffee Singapore


Located along Upper East Coast Road, Stamping Ground Coffee shares the same space with a florist—Dawn Q Floral Design.

From local brand Papa Palheta’s Throwback Blend to Melbourne’s Rumble Coffee Roasters, blends are on a rotational basis and you can look forward to a different roast from time to time.

87 Upper East Coast Road
Singapore 455223
Tel: +65 9070 7610
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am to 6pm
Nearest Station: Bedok

The Bravery

The Bravery Cafe


The Bravery Café is a Muslim-owned café located in the Lavender neighbourhood. The abundance of charging ports and free WIFI make The Bravery an ideal spot to catch up on work.

We are particularly fond of their signature Lavender Latte which boasts a really nice fragrance with a creamy finish. The cappuccino and cold brew are also consistently good.

66 Horne Road
Tel: +65 9388 2973
Mon, Wed, Thu & Sun: 9am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 9.30pm
Closed on Tue
Nearest Station: Lavender

Coffee - Hot and Cold Latte - The Coffee Academics


This famous Hong Kong coffee chain is famous for using speciality coffee beans and state-of-the-art equipment to craft their exceptional brews.

Taking their passion for coffee to a whole new level, their “sensory playground” over at Scotts Square promises to excite with their rare blends and a wide range of brew options.

Scotts Square, #02-01/#02-02
6 Scotts Road,
Singapore 228209
Mon to Thu: 9am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

The Populus Coffee Co Coffee


Opened by the folks behind the now-defunct Department of Caffeine and Two Degrees North Coffee Co., The Populus Coffee & Food Co. is easily one of our favourite coffee shops in Singapore.

The coffee bar, with the sleek coffee machine, is a sexy one that will not go unnoticed. Watch the baristas in action, have a chat with them and they will be happy to share their knowledge about third wave coffee with you; smells are free, too!

The coffee beans are roasted exclusively by Two Degrees North Coffee Co, with 3 blends and 4 single origins at the moment. You cannot leave The Populus Coffee & Food Co. without having a cup, that’s for sure.

146 Neil Road
Tel: +65 6635 8420
Mon: 9am – 7 pm
Tue: 9am – 4pm
Wed to Fri: 9am – 10.30pm
Sat: 9.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Outram

Providore Coffee


The Providore is a multifaceted concept that features a deli, bakery, a cafe and even a gourmet grocer. At their cafes, you’ll find great coffee and gorgeous food inspired by their own range of seasonal products.

Their contemporary spaces offer all-day dining as well as a huge selection of coffee, tea, wines, craft beers and cocktails.

7 Raffles Place
Singapore 048625
Tel: +65 6533 1352
Mon to Sat: 8am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Thus Coffee Latte


Located in the Upper Thomson enclave, Thus Coffee is a chic cafe that offers stellar grain bowls, pasta, brunch, hearty stews and delicious coffee.

Coffee aficionados can take pleasure in knowing that their coffee beans are freshly roasted in-house—something often overlooked at many cafes in Singapore.

4 Jalan Kuras
Singapore 577723
Tel: +65 8411 7565
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio

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Tiong Hoe Gim Kee Trading Co is a reputable pioneer in Singapore’s competitive coffee industry.

The cafe boasts several roasted single-origins and espresso blends. Prices range from S$13 for a 250-gram package of Gachala Espresso Blend to S4 for their single origin beans.

170 Stirling Road
Singapore 140170
Tel: +65 6473 1133
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown

Toby Estate

Toby Estate Coffee


Toby’s Estate Signature Café & Roastery at Rodyk Street is founder Toby Smith’s first venture outside of Australia, where a team of world-class coffee experts is dedicated to creating and serving remarkable coffee every day.

At Toby’s Estate, you can enjoy some of the best coffees from all over the world and explore the amazing tastes and aromas of their coffee through different brewing methods.

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8 Rodyk Street, #01-03/04
Singapore 238216
Tel: +65 6636 7629
Sun to Thu: 7.30am – 6pm
Fri & Sat: 7.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Fort Canning