Alexandra Cafe Guide – For When You’re Not Feeling IKEA Meatballs Anymore

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When you think of Alexandra, you’ll think of IKEA, Alexandra Village Food Centre and ABC Brickworks hawker centre. Of course, we love these three options but there are tons of other places you can explore in or nearby the Alexandra area, just in case you’re looking for some cafe grub!

Whether it’s cold brew coffee, burgers or truffle fries, we’ve got you covered with this guide to cafes in the Alexandra area!


CARRARA CAFE


Decked in marble tables and rose-gold accents, Carrarra is a pretty Instagram-worthy cafe serving some interesting dishes ranging from Western pasta and waffles to hawker zhi char classics.

Try their Salted Egg Yolk Fried Chicken Waffle, Marmite Wings and their Signature Chilli Crab Seafood Pasta! Those with a sweet tooth can savour their freshly-made waffles with their home-made gelato.

Carrara Cafe
2 Jalan Bukit Merah
#01-5148
Singapore 150002
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Redhill


ELYON CAFE


If you’re into Keto diets, try Elyon Cafe – a cafe specializing in all-things Keto! This humble cafe is run by passionate people who believe in the health benefits of keto-food while not compromising innovation and taste!

Indulge in some snacks such as Crispy Enoki Mushroom Fries or try one of their signature noodles – the Roma Carbonara Shirataki Noodle or the Tom Yum Seafood Shirataki Noodle. Who says healthy can’t be delicious too?

Elyon Cafe
126 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-202
Singapore 150126
Mon to Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat: 11am – 9pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Queenstown/Redhill

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FOLKS & STORIES


Specializing in all sorts of cookies with quirky toppings and infusions is Folks & Stories. Their humble storefront is neatly nestled away in the quiet streets of Queenstown. Set up by SMU Alumnus Jody Ang, each cookie has distinct and unique personalities.

Their range of cookies (S$3.50) include the Quirky Tastemaker (Rosemary Dark Chocolate), the Curious Merrymaker (Cream Cheese Dark Chocolate) and the Inquisitive Wanderer (Green Tea White Chocolate).

Folks & Stories
Block 163 Stirling Road, #01-1238
Singapore 140163
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 6pm
Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Queenstown

Geometry


GEOMETRY


Artisanal ice cream parlour Geometry is located right beside ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre. The shop is simple yet intimate; think geometric-inspired lamps, potted plants and wooden benches. From Dark Chocolate Truffle to Earl Grey Tie Guan Yin, all their ice creams are free from artificial ingredients and preservatives.

2 Jalan Bukit Merah
#01-5142
Singapore 150002
Tel: +65 6255 6366
Sun to Tue & Thu: 12pm – 9.30pm
Fri and Sat: 12pm – 11pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Nearest MRT Station: Queenstown / Redhill


QI PHILOSOPHY CAFE


Boasting a serene garden-like interior filled with greens and plants, QI Philosophy Cafe is a great place to unwind, relax and have some healthy cafe grub. If you like Sweet Potato Fries,  their rendition is pretty great and comes with some tangy mayonnaise to complement the mild sweetness.

An interesting dish they have is their Laksa Pesto which is a dry laksa with pesto and an onsen egg. Quite the unique take on dry laksa and it’s a must-try!

Dawnson Road
Sky [email protected] 93, #01-02
Singapore 142093
Tue to Sun: 10.30am – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Redhill


REFUEL II CAFE


Sporting a nice and clean wood and tile-themed interior, Refuel II serves comforting all-day brunch and popular nosh!

You definitely have to try their Truffle Fries that are generously sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, their Fuel Me Up baked eggs with chorizo, crispy bacon, mushrooms, peppers and cheese! It’s served with crispy toast and is one of the most satisfying brunch dishes!

Refuel II Cafe
Block 28 Jalan Bukit Merah
Brickswork Estate, #01-4468
Singapore 152028
Mon to Fri: 11am – 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Redhill

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TIONG HOE SPECIALITY COFFEE


Tiong Hoe Gim Kee Trading Co is a reputable pioneer in Singapore’s competitive coffee industry. Its founder, Mr Tan Tiong Hoe, has more than half a century worth of experience in roasting coffee beans.

Their roasts are fragrant and addictive. Give their Pollen White Cold Brew Coffee a try – it’s delightfully creamy with a floral aftertaste from being infused with pure raw honey.

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

The Coffee Belt


THE COFFEE BELT


Open daily till 8pm, the third-wave coffee establishment is a wonderful place to catch up with friends over a good and strong cuppa, or to simply unwind into some me-time in the late afternoons.

With over 25 different flavours and types of drinks, The Coffee Belt’s comprehensive menu will cover everyone’s differing preferences. We’ve been there several times, and are still discovering new favourites! From the all-time favourite Aussie flat white (S$6.50), Chai Tea Latte (short – S$6.50, tall – S$7) to sinfully rich Iced Blended Coffee Frappe (short – S$6.50, tall – S$7), there is a drink for every mood.

The Coffee Belt
Lobby Level
Park Hotel Alexandra
323 Alexandra Road
Singapore 159972
Tel: +65 6828 8888
Daily: 7am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown / Redhill

Seeds Cafe


SEEDS CAFE


This unique cafe is dedicated to providing training to differently-abled students from the Rainbow Centre it’s located in. Students will be trained in a separate area from the dining area then moved out to do different duties.

You can enjoy their very affordable food options ranging from Pies to Sandwiches and coffee. Their coffee blends are from Tiong Hoe Speciality Coffee, ensuring great quality as well!

Seeds Cafe
501 Margaret Drive
Rainbow Centre
Tel: +65 6817 9414
Singapore 149306
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown