Coffee Break is the mobile app for cafe addicts
Forget the proverb about eating an apple a day. The only saying I can relate to nowadays is, “A coffee a day keeps the grumpy away”. A hopeless caffeine addict, I sometimes need more than one cup of joe to keep me going, but that also means I often find myself burning a hole in my wallet after spending an entire day downing coffee.
If you ever feel the same, Coffee Break can help those like us save some moolah. This new smartphone app offers discounts for coffee at more than 70 cafes around Singapore, and you can get a cuppa starting from $3.75. All you need to do is buy a package, make your order on the app, and flash it to the cashier to redeem your brew!
1. Park Bench Deli
Whenever I see a picture on Instagram of a mouthwatering sandwich overflowing with chunks of meat and gooey, stretchy melted cheese, chances are it is from Park Bench Deli. Whether you’re indulging in their decadent sandwiches for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can redeem a cup of large-sized coffee to go with your meal using the app. There are five choices available, including cappuccino (U.P. $5+) and flat white (U.P. $5+).
Address: 179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 4pm, 5pm to 9:30pm, Sat 9am to 4pm
Tel: 6815 4600
2. Jab Bistro Bar @ The Sail
Located in the heart of the CBD, Jab Bistro Bar @ The Sail is the place to go to whether you are looking to grab a cup of coffee before work, munch on a sandwich during break, or chill with your colleagues over craft beers after a long day of hustling. With the app, you can redeem a regular-sized latte (U.P. $5), cappuccino (U.P. $5), and even hot chocolate (U.P. $5)!
3. The Lokal
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The Lokal serves a wide selection of mains for brunch and dinner. One of the most interesting dishes on their menu is Pimp My Breakfast, which lets you customise your plate with sides including smoked salmon, roast beef, and poached eggs. With the app, you can also choose to get your daily dose of java through the usual cup of latte (U.P. $5++) or long black (U.P. $4.50++), or go for their tea (U.P. $7.50++) that is served in a pot.
Address: 136 Neil Road, Singapore 088865
Opening hours: Mon 8am to 5pm, Tue-Fri 8am to 10pm, Sat 9am to 10pm, Sun 9am to 4pm
Tel: 6432 9918
4. The Affogato Bar
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As the first specialised affogato cafe in Singapore, The Affogato Bar at Bukit Timah serves not just coffee-based desserts, but also bagel sandwiches (from $10.50) and coffee. If you are looking for a simple cuppa to start your day, you can redeem a cup of cappuccino, flat white, latte or long black via the app! The original prices of coffee start at $4.50.
Address: 501 Bukit Timah Road, #01-04B, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 11pm
Tel: 9238 9005
5. The Assembly Ground @ The Cathay
Frequent moviegoers at The Cathay would probably have walked past The Assembly Ground many times, or even shopped at The Assembly Store right next to the cafe. The spacious cafe serves brunch and dinner alongside coffee. Whether you are dining in the cafe or simply getting a drink to kill time before your movie starts, you can use the app to get yourself a cup or coffee or their house-made iced coolers including Iced Osmanthus Sencha, Iced Lemon Tea, and Iced Honey Cabana. The regular prices of coffee and iced coolers start at $5+.
Address: 2 Handy Road, #01-21, The Cathay, Singapore 229233
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6733 3375
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6. Nook and Cranny
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Tucked away in a corner near Upper Thomson Road, Nook and Cranny is a simple cafe suitable for squad gatherings. Along with mains such as Truffle Mac & Cheese ($14.50+) and Miso Roasted Pork ($16.50+), the cafe also has an extensive list of coffee, tea, and bottled beers. With the app, you can choose from 14 drinks, including regulars such as long black (U.P. $4.50+) and latte (U.P. $4.50+), as well as more interesting options including Masala Chai Latte (U.P. $6+) and Lemongrass Chai Latte (U.P. $6+)!
Address: 9 Sin Ming Road, #01-03, Thomson V One, Singapore 575630
Opening hours: Mon & Wed-Thur 12pm to 10pm, Fri 12pm to 11pm, Sat 11am to 11pm, Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6452 7449
7. Jones the Grocer
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Jones the Grocer opened their first outlet in Singapore at Dempsey with a supermarket-cum-restaurant concept. In the spacious restaurant, you can choose to dine-in or shop for their fresh meats, cheese, and wine. Head down for a sumptuous brunch on weekends as they offer a wide range of omelettes, breakfast dishes, sandwiches, wraps, and pasta. As for drinks, you’ll be able to get a fresh brew to go after your meal. Prices start at $5++ for an espresso.
8. Seed and Soil
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If a cup of coffee is too much caffeine for your mid-day break and you are craving for something refreshing, you can use the app to redeem cold pressed juices from Seed and Soil. At two in-app tokens each, you’ll get to choose from six different types of juices, including Uprooted (U.P. $8), a blend of pineapple, carrot, strawberry, and basil leaves, and Pink Lava (U.P. $8), which is made of raspberry, lemon, and raw honey.
Address: 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-22, Singapore 082001
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 5pm
Tel: 9644 0752
9. VXX Cooperative
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With so many cafes popping up around Singapore, VXX Cooperative stands out by serving coffee made with carefully curated beans. The beans they use are sourced from different countries, including Norway and Sweden. With Coffee Break, you can get your hands on three types of coffee here – cold black, iced white, and hot flat white, each priced at $5 usually!
Address: 20 Foch Road, Singapore 209261
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 9pm, Sun 10am to 6pm
Tel: 8720 0093
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10. Daily Acai
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If you’re having one of those rare days where you’re feeling up for a smoothie rather than coffee, check out Daily Acai. This acai cafe at Kent Ridge offers all sorts of acai bowls and drinks, and you can redeem a cup of Acai Classic Smoothie (U.P. $6) with the app! On days you need that cuppa, you can go for tasty options such as Red Velvet Latte (U.P. $4.50) or Salted Caramel Latte (U.P. $4.50) as well. For those who can’t go through the day without that extra dose of caffeine, flash the app to redeem a Double Shot Caffe Latte (U.P. $4.50) or Double Shot Cappuccino (U.P. $4.50)!
No more sleepy days with Coffee Break
Caffeine addicts or not, everyone needs a good cup of coffee to slog through the day or simply accompany a slice of chocolate cake. With Coffee Break, you can pop by over 70 popular cafes and treat yourself to a cup of coffee without having to worry about breaking the bank.
There are four packages available on the app, and these allow you to save some money whenever you get your daily dose of caffeine. Especially for us coffee addicts, these dollars and cents can add up to quite an amount throughout the weeks! Plus, you can redeem your coffee via the app, so you won’t have to worry about not having enough cash for your java. Download Coffee Break on App Store or Google Play for free to check out the cafes you can get discounts at!