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17th November 2023

Beautiful IG-worthy cafes in Singapore

With the countless #foodporn and #whatsonmytable flatlays on Instagram, social media has now gone way beyond simple snaps of food. New cafes sprouting all over Singapore have caught on to the Insta-action, and are now tempting us with their chic and aesthetic vibe on top of fancy brunch nosh. Here’s a list of 20 beautiful cafes in Singapore to check out when you want to up your Insta-game. 

1. Five Oars Coffee Roasters

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Weekend brunch at Five Oars Coffee Roasters is a must. Nothing revives an Instafeed like luscious green plants, wood accents, and cement floors. If you have never been here, expect a sort of Melbourne cafe scene meets Scandinavia vibe. The centrepiece of this cafe is a huge table filled with plants in the middle; make sure to come early for a seat on the most coveted table.

Beautiful Cafes - Five Oars Coffee Roasters Food

Five Oars Coffee Roasters offers that extra dose of fancy with their dishes plated beautifully. The prices here might be on the higher side, but you will not be disappointed in the taste department. Dishes to try from their brunch menu include Smoked Salmon Rosti ($25++), featuring house-made rosti with poached eggs and smoked salmon, and Sticky Date Pancake ($18++) if you’re looking for something sweet.

Five Oars Coffee Roasters
6 Upper E Coast Rd, Singapore 455200
Opening Hours: Sunday 08:00-22:00  Show More Timings 

Five Oars Coffee Roasters is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Twenty Eight Cafe

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It is notoriously difficult to find a nice cafe with good natural lighting, but in the case of Twenty Eight Cafe, you need not worry. Unpretentious to a T, the cafe in Singapore is also minimally decorated with an industrial-chic interior design. The colours are a chic mix of greys and neutrals like black and white. This space also makes for a good place to do work or study, as it has charging ports and free Wi-Fi.

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Those who love breakfast, but never seem to be able to wake up in time for it will be glad to know that Twenty Eight Cafe serves breakfast all day. Get your fill with the Common Breakfast ($23+) that comes with sausage, eggs, sourdough toast, bacon, beans, grilled tomato, mushroom, and hash brown, or their Eggs Benedict ($18+), which comes with a unique bed of crispy hash. If you head down on weekdays, you can grab their Cheesy Mushroom Toastie and a cup of coffee at a special price of $9.90.

Twenty Eight Cafe
28 Wilkie Rd, #01-06, Singapore 228051
Opening Hours: Sunday 08:00-16:30  Show More Timings 

Twenty Eight Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Jin Yu Man Tang Dessert Shop

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Located in East Coast is Jin Yu Man Tang Dessert Shop, which specialises in Chinese desserts. Within the cafe’s white walls, you’ll find wooden tables alongside leather chairs, as well as a hanging chair in the corner for that #metime moment. The space is also blessed with natural lighting and gorgeous potted plants that bring the outdoors in.

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Their desserts are as much a treat for your palate as they are for your Instagram feed. Get your camera ready as a staff member pours warm milk into your bowl of Signature Ginger Milk Pudding ($4.70). When executed correctly, the pudding is super smooth and melt-in-the-mouth. If you’re into traditional Cantonese desserts, try their Mango Pomelo Sago ($5), featuring a mix of mango puree and milk topped with pomelo slivers, or the Peach Gum + Milk ($4.70), which is fruity and creamy.

Read our Jin Yu Man Tang Dessert Shop review.

Address: 66 East Coast Road, #01-03, The Flow, Singapore 428778
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6214 3380
Jin Yu Man Tang Dessert Shop is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Chin Sin Huan

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Chin Sin Huan is a new cafe in Singapore by the same people behind the popular bao place, Chin Sin Huan Eating House at Jalan Batu. Exuding an ‘80s flair, this is another place on the list for #tileporn and more. The walls are pretty in peach, juxtaposing with emerald green accents from the tiles and potted plants as well.

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Take a trip down memory lane with old-school favourites such as Glutinous Chicken Rice ($1.80), better known as lor mai gai, or bite-sized Small Pork Pau ($0.80), Lotus Paste Pau ($0.60), and Red Bean Paste Pau ($0.60). Another hot-seller is their Yuanyang Pau ($1.30), which has a filling of red bean paste, lotus paste, and salted egg yolk.

Address: 285 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208948
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm, Sat 8am to 5pm
Tel: 6906 4957
Chin Sin Huan is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Hvala

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Hvala CHIJMES is a modern teahouse with a good selection of tea beverages and desserts. The cafe’s interior echoes the simplicity of tea with clean lines and curves. With earthy tones of brown, grey, and black, this is the place to visit to wind down on weekends. Natural light is the foolproof formula behind every good photo, and Hvala CHIJMES is not short of it at all.

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Unlike a typical cafe, Hvala CHIJMES has a longer drink menu than dessert menu. You will be spoilt for choice as there are four full pages of drinks to choose from. We recommend the Matcha Houjicha Latte ($5.90++) for the best of both worlds. Another must-order is the Goma Cake ($8.90++). Its cream-to-sponge ratio is just right. Dense and moist, every bite is chock-full of the aroma of black sesame.

Hvala @ Chijmes (Flagship)
30 Victoria St, #01-04/05, Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: Sunday 12:00-21:30  Show More Timings 

Hvala is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Nakey


Helmed by the same team behind Sawasdee Thai Restaurant next door, Nakey is gaining attention from cafe hoppers for their Instagram-worthy decor and delectable brunch fare. The cafe boasts a mid-century modern design, combining warm, woody materials with sleek marble and stainless steel surfaces. Nakey’s standout features include a fluted wood bar counter and a concrete divider adorned with decorative holes, separating the indoor and outdoor areas.


The cafe offers a variety of pasta dishes, bagel sandwiches, and bombolone doughnuts in flavours such as Custard Bastard ($5.50+), Nutty Praline ($6+), Thai Ice Tea ($6+), and Lemon Meringue ($6+). For something heartier, order the Nakey Brekkie ($22+), a generous spread presenting mushrooms on sourdough along with streaky bacon, chicken sausage, tater tots, and a garden salad with house-made yuzu dressing.

Check out our Nakey coverage.

Address: 10 Trengganu Street, Singapore 058464
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 5pm
Telephone: 9449 7176
Nakey is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. Nesuto

Nesuto, the homegrown patisserie known for its dainty Japanese and French-inspired cakes, recently expanded with a new outlet at Jewel Changi Airport. This new cafe features a cosy 30-seater space that combines minimalistic decor with post-modernist elements and rustic textures.


One must-try dessert is the Matcha Chestnut ($12.90++), featuring light Uji matcha chantilly cream and creamy chestnut mousse on a matcha blondie base. There’s also the Chocolate Orange ($11.20++) cake, where cold cream is infused with orange zest for two days before being blended with dark chocolate.

Nesuto’s Chocolate Bon Bons are definitely a must-try. Available in six flavours—Passionfruit & Hazelnut, Raspberry & Lime, Rose & Pistachio, Earl Grey & Bergamot, Sesame Rum, and Smoked Dark Chocolate & Caramel—they come in a box of six for $23.14+.

Read our Nesuto coverage.

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-236/237, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Nesuto is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Merci Marcel

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Those who frequent Eng Hoon Street at Tiong Bahru during its heydays would be surprised to find Merci Marcel taking over the space where The Orange Thimble used to reside. This French-style cafe is a brunch utopia by day and a snazzy place for wine by night. With both indoor and outdoor seats, take your spot under the dreamy fairy lights or surround yourselves with plants at the garden patio.

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Enjoy breakfast like the French with just a Croissant ($4++) or Pain Au Chocolat ($4++), or give their interesting mains a try. They serve a mean Ravioles de Royan ($20++), which is a French dumpling pasta filled with cheese. For dinner, ordering small plates to share is the way to go. Get the shredded Duck Rillette ($20++) with marinated pear and melted Camembert cheese, and Tarte Flambee ($27++), a thin-crust pizza with bacon, apple, asparagus, and blue cheese.

7-9 Club St, Singapore 069403
Opening Hours: Sunday 08:00-00:00  Show More Timings 

Merci Marcel is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Earlybird

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Located near the hipster Haji Lane, Earlybird offers that extra dose of sunshine at their brightly decorated cafe. It looks like a sunny paradise where little chirpy birds come to play. With yellow seats and dazzling hanging lights and plants, this is one of the top places to bring bae to for weekend brunch.

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Run by the same folks behind Revelry, the dishes here are Insta-friendly as they are plated artistically. Highlights include Chicken & Pancakes ($19) stacked dangerously atop each other and drizzled with a moreish chilli maple sauce, and Truffle Shrooms ($17), a croissant sandwich of sauteed mushrooms with truffle oil and cheese.

Address: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 5pm
Tel: 9788 6856
Earlybird is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Nico Cafe

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Nico Cafe, formerly known as Cafe de Nicole’s Flower, recently unveiled a stunning alfresco outlet with a revamped menu and floral-themed ambience. The cafe, located at Wheelock Place, is decked out in Parisian-inspired decor with garden-like interiors and a whimsical feature wall adorned with old, weathered books. Rattan counter seats are nestled under a drapery of ferns and vines, providing an excellent spot for people-watching.

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Nico Cafe is renowned for its signature fluffy pancakes, specifically the Original Souffle Pancakes ($17.90++). It’s served with homemade sweet cream, seasonal fruits, and a side of maple syrup. If you something fruity, you can try the Mixed Berries Pancake ($21.90++) instead, which features soft and fluffy pancakes topped with a berries sauce, fresh blueberries, and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.

Have a look at our Nico Cafe coverage.

Address: 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 7pm
Nico Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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11. Dough

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Dough, founded by the same team behind Glyph Supply Co and Runes, will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a trendy cafe in Seoul. The expansive space boasts an indoor dining area that’s minimalist in design, complete with a little alcove at the back that offers a more cosy dining experience.

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Don’t skip on the Adzuki Mochi Danish ($5.50++) with its flaky layers of pastry, dusted with icing sugar and stuffed with gooey mochi filling. We were also impressed by the Pistachio Raspberry Croissant Cube ($6.50++) and Kaffir Lime Guava Strawberry ($5.50++)—the former starring tart berry notes and a subtle nuttiness.

Read our Dough review.

Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-30, CHJIMES, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs, Sun 8:30am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am to 9:45pm
Dough is not a halal-certified eatery.

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12. Equate Coffee

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Equate Coffee takes on a minimalist design with their most eye-catching feature being the towering pair of upturned tree trunks in the middle of the cafe. The cafe also sports an unfinished concrete look complemented by gold and lush greenery, so you can take your #OOTD while brunching in style.


Besides impressing with its aesthetics, Equate Coffee also delivers on the culinary front. Their coffee menu includes the usual suspects such as Espresso (from $3) and Dirty Matcha Latte ($8), alongside other unique blends. Try the 50’s Brew ($7): Earl Grey lavender cold brew, black cold brew, and tea-infused foam.

If you’re looking for a hearty brunch, order the Rueben ($18.80)—house-made salted beef sandwiched between two toasted sourdough slices. Equally noteworthy are Equate’s pastries, with the Ondeh Croissant ($7.80) being a crowd-favourite with house-made gula melaka ganache oozing from a cube-shaped croissant.

Read our Equate Coffee review.

Address: 81 Orchard Road, #01-17A, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 8:30pm
Equate Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.

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13. The Glasshouse


Five years after their debut as a pop-up cargo container cafe at CHIJMES, The Glasshouse has launched a second outlet near Outram Park MRT Station. While the new cafe doesn’t have the same glass-fronted space as its original outlet, it resembles an opulent yet cosy home, complete with plush sofas and round marble tables.


We recommend the Avocado Nut Parfait ($20++), a refreshing starter featuring a blend of nuts and creamy avocado purée, as well as the Roast Beef Sanger ($28++), a colossal sandwich starring medium-rare Australian ribeye steak, sauteed onions, red cheddar, and pickled cucumber. Give their Mont Blanc ($10++) a try too! This coffee-based beverage is layered with macchiato foam and orange zest, which can be enjoyed separately to savour its unique flavours.

Check out our review of The Glasshouse.

Address: 136 Neil Road, #01-01, Singapore 088865
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 8am to 6pm
The Glasshouse is not a halal-certified eatery

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14. Cafe & Bar


Formerly known as The Nursery Cafe & Bar, Cafe & Bar is a garden-inspired eatery at Gambas Crescent serving simple bar bites, pastries, pizza, and waffles. If you’re here for brekkie, try their flaky Nursery HEC Croissant ($12.90++), stuffed with egg, ham, and cheese. The Four Cheese Pizza ($12.90++) is good for sharing, and sees a modest-looking yet flavourful pizza topped with mozzarella, mascarpone, blue cheese, and Gran Moravia, an Italian aged cheese.


Aesthetics-wise, the cafe is a cross between a fancy bar and a plant nursery. Wooden accents and faux marble furnishings are seamlessly incorporated into the space, complete with rattan seats that add a touch of colonial chic.

Read our Cafe & Bar review.

Address: 7 Gambas Crescent, #01-16, ARK @Gambas, Singapore 757087
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Cafe & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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15. September Coffee


Despite the cafe’s coffee-centric name, September Coffee offers a diverse menu that spans from brunch to dinner, featuring dishes such as Fried Chicken French Toast ($18++) and Beef Ragu Udon ($20++). The latter sees Conchiglie pasta and house-made beef ragu crowned with chives, shredded cheese, and a jiggly egg.


The cafe itself is spacious with ample tables for couples, solo diners, and large families. It boasts a soothing atmosphere, incorporating natural elements such as potted plants and wooden furniture into its space.

Read our September Coffee review.

Address: 258 South Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 058807
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat 10am to 11pm, Sun 10am to 9pm
September Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.

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16. Well Collective

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Here at Well Collective, it’s all about hearty sandos, Japanese rice bowls, and beautifully plated desserts. Most of the menu items are available all day, but a few, such as Madame’s Truffled Egg Croissant ($19++) and Grandma Lee Chicken Congee ($13++), are only available until 3pm. We recommend the No-Chicken Katsu Sando ($19++), comprising plant-based ‘chicken’  that’s breaded, fried, and then sandwiched between thick sourdough slices.

Classic desserts also come with a Japanese flair, including the Sakura Cheesecake ($9++) with distinct floral notes, and the bittersweet Matcha Basque Cheese Cake ($9++).

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While Well Collective isn’t the most accessible eatery—it’s a nine-minute walk from Samudera LRT Station—it’s worth a visit for the Bali-inspired ambience. Plus, the cafe offers free Wi-Fi and power sockets around the seating areas, and is pet-friendly too.

Check out our Well Collective review.

Address: 418 Northshore Drive, #02-11/12, Northshore Plaza 2, Singapore 820418
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6979 6442
Well Collective is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

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17. Cafe Margaret


Korean drama fans, this one’s for you: Cafe Margaret, a popular cafe from Seoul, has an international outlet in Bugis! Choose from the array of bakes that are laid out at the cafe’s entrance and then make payment before heading up to the second level, which has plenty of seats. The vibes here are homely, with the space decked out in vintage furniture and warm lighting.


Go for Cafe Margaret’s signature CubePies, AKA cubed croissants, which are available in five flavours: Lotus Cream ($8.30), Nutella ($7.80), Real Vanilla ($7.80), Matcha Cream ($8.30), and Injeolmi ($8.30). You can also try their pound cakes, with Singapore-exclusive flavours such as Lemon and Raspberry, both priced at $7.50 a slice.

Read our Cafe Margaret coverage.

Address: 32 Bali Lane, Singapore 189868
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8pm
Cafe Margaret is not a halal-certified eatery.

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18. Keong Saik Bakery

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Keong Saik Bakery’s flagship store is located at the Luzerne building in Bendemeer, featuring a gorgeous dining area with an aesthetic display of their baked goods. The seating options include a row of seats facing the outdoor square, cosy tables in a recessed nook, a communal table, and a long wooden bench that encircles the cafe.

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Go for the cafe’s popular Miso Salmon Kouign-amann ($6.60++) and Mentaiko Cheese Croissant Cube ($6.40++), or order the Muah Chee Croissant Cube ($5.90++) for something sweet. This pastry is aromatic and nutty, spotlighting a liquid black sesame centre and a lump of sticky muah chee within.

Check out our Keong Saik Bakery review.

Address: 70 Bendemeer Road, #01-03, Luzerne, Singapore 339940
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 6pm
Tel: 9021 9626
Keong Saik Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.

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19. Marimekko Cafe

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You’re probably familiar with the vibrant, eye-catching prints of Finnish design giant Marimekko, especially through their collaborations with Uniqlo. Marimekko has finally made their independent debut in the Singapore market with Marimekko Cafe, offering diners the chance to enjoy sweet and savoury treats with their beautiful tableware.

The space is brightly lit with a colour palette of white and light teak. There are also flowers on each table, along with Marimekko’s signature prints on the upholstery for a splash of colour.

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Consider trying their Mango Mousse Cake ($11.90++), a vibrant yellow entremet with mango jelly in its centre, or the delectable Lemon Meringue Tart ($12.90++). The latter consists of a zesty lemon custard layer complemented by a thick layer of meringue atop.

For those with a savoury palate, there’s the Mexican Beef Pie ($11.90++) or a similarly priced Mushroom Pie. Both options feature large chunks of beef with onions, vegetables, and corn nestled within flaky pastry layers.

Read our Marikmekko Cafe coverage.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, B1-12A, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Marimekko Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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20. Tom’s Palette


Tom’s Palette is all about house-made gelato in Asian-inspired flavours. Choose from up to 36 ice cream flavours, priced at $5.20 for a Single Cup and $9.60 for a Double Cup. You can also top up $1.20 for a fresh waffle cone. The cafe’s nine mainstay flavours are definitely worth a try, with the Wild Strawberry Balsamic, Rum & Raisin, and Italian Dark Chocolate being popular picks.


After undergoing a facelift, Tom’s Palette can now comfortably accommodate up to 40 diners. The new space also has multiple seating arrangements to choose from, including a long island table in the middle of the cafe with power sockets, as well as lounge seats for a comfier dining experience.

Read our Tom’s Palette coverage.

Tom’s Palette
51 Middle Rd, #01-01, Singapore 188959
Opening Hours: Sunday 00:00-00:00  Show More Timings 

Tom’s Palette is not a halal-certified eatery.

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