Truth be told, we were really upset when November 8 at Upper Thomson shut its doors a few months ago. Thankfully, the same people behind November 8 has opened a brand new cafe & bar concept in the same Thomson V One Building and it is called Five by Five (5 x 5).
The 2-week old casual establishment is decked in an all-white interior with minimalistic wooden furnishings. Five by Five is one of the rare few cafes in Singapore that opens till midnight daily (except for Tuesdays).
The Daily Roundup at The Working Capitol – one of the hottest co-working spaces in Singapore - serves a simple purpose of offering fresh food and coffee. The menu is conceptualised by Chef Bruno Menard, and the star dish has to be their great selection of both sweet and savoury crepes. We love the space for its free wifi and minimalistic interior.
Great ambience, laid back vibes; that is what you will get at The Daily Roundup.
Iced coffees and lattes are definitely the underrated drinks at restaurants and cafes. Most people lean towards hot lattes, just because it looks better in photos, or simply because they prefer their coffee warm. However, in our sweltering tropical climate, it is always good to grab an iced cuppa to rejuvenate yourselves.
We have to admit that while we drink iced coffees and lattes a lot, they have never really been our priority for photos. But now, we think it is time for these glorious drinks to step into the spotlight.
We picked out our favourite ones for this list of the Best Iced Coffees in Singapore - or what we’d affectionately call ‘kopi peng for the soul’.
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.
We were greeted by a full house on a weekday lunch hour. That did not stop us from stepping in. We were welcomed by fresh bakes on display, as well as savoury lunch options. The neat interior with greyish tones makes it an ideal cafe for a nice comforting meal; you bet we were in love.
A good cup of coffee is complex – an enchanting aroma, the right amount of acidity, a memorable first sip and a multi-dimensional body. The rising number of specialised coffee houses in Singapore has expanded our love for different coffee made from coffee beans from all around the world.
Different coffee beans have their own specific identity, and trying these unique blends is so much more accessible to us now than ever before. Admit it, a good cuppa is a glorious treat.
Here are 9 Independent Cafes & Coffee Shops in Singapore that serve great coffee.
A new cozy coffee shop has sprung up around the corner of Duxton Hill and seems like it is here to stay. Unlike the typical café concepts, MavRx Coffee Apothecary is a specialty coffee shop that only serves what they do best – coffee.
If you are an avid Instagram user, you might have seen insanely photogenic dishes of Paddy Hills taking the platform by storm. This Australian-inspired cafe by day and tapas bar by night prides itself in its choice of location by being away from crowd, so that diners can indulge in the food comfortably without the hubbubs of the city.
And by the way, if you recall, this unit used to be a part of many of our childhoods. It was where the former Lim Seng Lee Braised Duck used to be at.
Located just at the first floor of Bukit Timah Plaza, Rise & Grind Coffee Co. occupies a cosy space with a partial alfresco dining area. Opened about three months ago, Rise & Grind Coffee Co. offers a nice and comfortable dining environment together with delicious food and different blends of coffee to choose from.
All mains at Rise & Grind Coffee Co. are well priced under S$20, and they occasional offer lunch deals at a steal. Expect Asian fusion food here, together with a good range of beverage and dessert options.