6 Cafes In Tai Seng If You Are Sick Of Coffeeshop Food For Lunch

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A place that sees a large pool of executives, factory workers, novice drivers and the likes on a daily basis, Tai Seng is a pretty bustling area that still goes pretty much unnoticed by foodies.

Yet, those who work there will know that hidden within the industrial enclave lies a surprisingly vibrant slew of concept cafes.

If you find yourself a tad sick of your usual coffeeshop lunch option where its often crowded, humid and repetitive then here is our list of 6 Cafes in Tai Seng you should visit soon.

Alchemist Khong Guan Coffee

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Located at Khong Guan Biscuit’s old factory space is minimalist cafe Alchemist. This Instagrammable cafe roasts its beans in-house with a giant coffee roaster, leaving the entire place basking in the aroma of fresh coffee.

Alchemist offers a wide range of single-origin coffees and a selection of pastries to go along with your cuppa. If you’re ever bored of your instant coffee at the office, check them out for a great pick-me-up!

2 Mactaggart Road
#01-01 Khong Guan Building
Singapore 368078
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 6pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Tai Seng

Jjak &Co Poke Bowl

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At Jjak & Co, you can ball on a budget with their Mentaiko Salmon bowl and Bara Chirashi bowls that are just below $15! If you’re feeling fancier, try their Cold Truffle Somen with Hotate for a refreshing meal.

If you don’t fancy regular donburi, you can grab some fresh sashimi atop fluffy rice with healthy greens as an accompaniment by customizing your own poke bowls. They’re pretty generous with their portions too!

3 Irving Road
#02-03 Tai Seng Centre
Singapore 369522
Tel: +65 9656 1456
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 9pm
(Closed on Sundays)

Knots Cafe And Living


The perfect oasis from the hustle (and heat) of the surrounding industrial buildings, Knots Cafe & Living is a furniture store and cafe all in one. Wooden furniture, flowers and an assortment of plants are strewn all over the cafe and the natural light that enters make for pretty gorgeous photos too.

The food options here are relatively straightforward and nothing too far off from your typical cafe fare. Think waffles, cakes and sandwiches on weekdays and full-on brunch delights such as Eggs Benedict on weekends to get you well sorted before a spot of furniture shopping.

#01-07, 160 Paya Lebar Road,
Singapore 409022
Tel: +65 6817 0383
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Thu & Sun: 9am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tai Seng/ MacPherson

Prodigal Cafe Grilled Cheese Collage


If the name Prodigal Café seems to ring a bell, that’s because the eatery is the sister café of the now-defunct Prodigal Roasters which was previously located in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio.

Now, the charming little café resides in a tiny space underneath a HDB block at Macpherson Lane, where it is home to yummy sandwiches, toasties and specialty coffee.

#01-55 Block 81
Singapore 360081
Tel: +65 9450 0484
Mon to Sat: 8am – 5pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Tai Seng

Grasso Coffee

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Humble in its menu offerings, Grasso Coffee is not one to skip because even though they only serve coffee, sandwiches and desserts, you can count on the good folks here to do them right.

Their beverage offerings are also given an innovative twist so expect quirky options such as Iced Caramel Corn or even an ice-blended alternative that features a mixture of both Horlicks and Milo—a surefire hit among those with a sweet tooth for sure.

The Commerze @ Irving #01-27/28,
1 Irving Place,
Singapore 369546
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 8am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Tai Seng

TheGoodBoysCafe,Acai Bowl

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Offering a wide range of delicious smoothies, acai bowls and juices, The good boys over at The Good Boys place heavy emphasis on delivering nutritious treats made using fresh ingredients to ensure that patrons will always left a shot healthier and immensely satisfied.

For the matcha-obsessed, go for their Fruity Matcha (S$12), and try also the Crimson Lush that features beetroot and dates as well as the Viva Amazonia with acai and banana.

#01-26 1 Irving Place,
The Commerze Building,
Singapore 369546
Tel: +65 8130 1083
(Closed on Fridays)
Mon to Thu: 9am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Tai Seng