In the super fast-paced rat race in Singapore, it’s getting increasingly difficult to have more alone-time. It’s super hard just to get a few hours to ourselves, yet even then, we might have other priorities outside of work, school and all.
Here’s a list of cafes you can visit if you want to take a short breather from life. They’re quiet and perfect for being alone while sipping on a hot drink, watching as life passes you by even just for an hour or two.
Instagram-worthy cafes are all the rage, with the photogenic walls and food that are impeccably plated. However, sometimes all we need is a comfortable place to lounge around while enjoying a good book.
Book cafes are highly underrated. How wonderful it is if we could just escape from the hustle and bustle of life, and just have some quiet time alone with a book in hand!
Sounds like something that appeals to you? We’ve collated a list of 5 Book Cafes scattered around Singapore to take you on a journey of a lifetime through its pages, all while enjoying a hot cup of joe and a delicious plate of food.
The Book Cafe is not a place that is known for food. Neither does it serve exceptional coffee. What sets them apart, however, is their cosy and relaxing atmosphere. It is a great chill-out place where you can sit down, have a cup of coffee, read a book, and watch the world go by. Besides having a wide selection of magazines and newspapers, the cafe also has plenty of power-points for folks who are on their laptops. Moreover, the food is relatively inexpensive. They serve simple food such as pasta, sandwiches, soup, sandwiches, desserts and all-day breakfast.
20 Martin Road
Tel: +65 6887 5430
Sun to Thu: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 8.30am – 12 midnight
Words by Jolin Ma, photographs by ladyironchef
The Pigeonhole is tucked away from the bustling city, perfect for people like me who love some serenity in life. This little cafe is located, in my humble opinion, in the best area to hang out – Tanjong Pagar. Drop by someday, any day and for the matter everyday to get pampered with an array of cafes and restaurants located along winding streets power packed with culture and goodness!
A book cafe & dynamic arts space promoting local NGOs, music, film, performance & art – The Pigeonhole brings in uncommon beers from around the world. Besides that, they also offer pure simple coffee and tea to please the hearts and stomach of everyone.