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65 Best Cafes In Singapore You Must Try

5th September 2023

Best cafes in Singapore to check out


There are many TikTok-worthy cafes that have popped up as of late! If you, like me, have never bought into the hype of cafes, now is a good time to put them on your bucket list for the year. Here are the best cafes in Singapore that are guaranteed to beautify your Instagram feed and leave your stomach happy.

That aside, if you head to cafes specifically for specialty coffee, then be sure to check out our guide to the top coffee cafes in Singapore.

Table of Contents


Orchard cafes


1. Mr Holmes Bakehouse 


Mr Holmes Bakehouse - storefront

Mr Holmes Bakehouse is famously known as the inventor of the cruffin, as is the first of its kind to reach the shores of Southeast Asia. The cafe is great for your next OOTD shot, with its signature white-tiled walls and neon pink signs.

Mr Holmes Bakehouse - flatlay

While the menu is updated regularly, you’re definitely going to enjoy taking your pick from their range of flavoured, filled doughnuts, cruffins, and croissants. Recently, the cafe has launched savoury bites too, including a Tomato & Pesto Melt ($13++), and a Short Rib ($20++) sandwich.

Check out our Mr Holmes Bakehouse review.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (Orchard Central)
ADDRESS
181 Orchard Rd, #01 - 06, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-20:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(7)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Mr Holmes is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Oriole Coffee + Bar


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Image credit: Oriole Coffee + Bar

A really popular Orchard cafe is Oriole Coffee + Bar, located within the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites compounds. It’s a great place for a post-shopping pick-me-up, or to hide away from the Somerset buzz.

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Image credit: Oriole Coffee + Bar

The menu is fairly extensive, and has a variety of classic lunchtime cafe dishes—think burgers and pastas. The coffee here is also excellent. One of their signatures is their cold Taisho coffees, AKA cold brew beverages that pack quite the punch.

Oriole Coffee + Bar (Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Orchard)
ADDRESS
96 Somerset Rd, #01-01, Singapore 238163
Opening Hours: Friday 11:00-22:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(1746)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Oriole Coffee + Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.


3. Le Matin Patisserie 


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Chef-owner Mohamed Al-Matin’s renowned online bakery, Le Matin Patisserie, has a flagship cafe housed in ION Orchard. The former Noma chef made waves for his inventive array of French pastries and desserts, which you used to only be able to get via his frequently sold-out bake boxes. 

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Now, Le Matin Patisserie has become a full-fledged eatery, serving up brunch from 11am to 3pm and dinner from 6pm to 10pm. Pastries are available round the clock. If you’re willing to splurge, try the Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs Croissant ($34++), where flaky croissant sandwiches creamy scrambled eggs drizzled with truffle aioli. For sweets, you can’t go wrong with the Almond Croissant ($7.50++) or the  Sake Lees & Macadamia, Choux Bun ($14++).

Read our Le Matin Patisserie review.

Le Matin Patisserie @ ION
ADDRESS
2 Orchard Turn, B2-49 ION ORCHARD, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.5
(258)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Le Matin Patisserie is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. French Fold 


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French Fold at Palais Renaissance is a French cafe that pays tribute to Brittany’s crepes and galettes. The menu here largely focuses on serving up variations of the two, with a variety of different flavours. 

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Dig into their No. 4 ($19++), a buckwheat galette folded over sauteed mushrooms, ham, Comte, and a sunny-side up. End the meal off on a sweet note with their classic No. 20 ($9++), starring a thin crepe dressed with French butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Aside from these, French Fold also has more substantial burgers and salads. Enjoy these amidst a rustic-chic cafe setting that’s great for midday catch-ups.

Read our French Fold review.

French Fold Orchard
ADDRESS
390 Orchard Rd, #01-02, Singapore 238871
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-00:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.7
(1000)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
French Fold is not a halal-certified eatery

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5. Equate Coffee


Equate Coffee - Ambience

The famed Equate Coffee always surfaces on lists of the best cafes in Singapore and for good reason—they’ve got excellent coffee and the vibes to match it. The brand has recently opened a new outlet at Orchard Central, offering all-day brunch mains, pastries, specialty coffee, and tea. 

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Come for a cuppa joe and one of their signature sandos, made with bread baked fresh in-house daily. The space is also designed to look like a futuristic urban garden, offering photo ops for days.  

Read our Equate Coffee review.

Equate Coffee
ADDRESS
181 Orchard Rd, #01-17A Orchard Central Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(310)

Website
Equate Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.

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City Hall, Clarke Quay, and Boat Quay cafes


6. Dough 


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Dough, a Korean-style bakery-cafe in CHJIMES, was founded by the folks behind Glyph Supply Co and Runes, two other popular local cafes. The space here is sprawling, with multiple indoor seating areas, as well as a lush al fresco space. Whether you’re here to work, relax, or have brunch with friends, there’s a space and a vibe to suit your fancy. 

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All the breads, pastries, and pastas on the menu here are made fresh and in-house. We especially loved the Adzuki Mochi Danish ($5.50++), which offers a variety of textures, and their Pistachio Raspberry ($6.50++) croissant cube, filled with pistachio cream. 

Read our Dough review.

Dough
ADDRESS
30 Victoria St, #01-30, Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: Friday 08:30-21:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(491)

Website
Dough is not a halal-certified eatery

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7. Pilcrow 


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If you’re looking for a cafe to unwind at after-hours, then Pilcrow is the place to go. Located along Boat Quay, the cafe offers plated desserts, cocktail pairings, and sourdough pizzas. The intimate space has 18 seats indoors and an al fresco dining area with views of the Singapore River, which we preferred.

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Those swinging by for a nightcap after dinner ought to try their dessert selection. The Exotique ($16++) was a fave, starring a combination of Japanese yuzu curd with coconut mousse. Pair this with their Pit of the Plum ($22++), an umeshu cocktail spruced up with zesty citrus fruits.

Read our Pilcrow review.

ADDRESS
60 Boat Quay, #01-01, Singapore 049848
Opening Hours: Friday 11:00-23:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(67)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Pilcrow is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. The Glasshouse 


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Image credit: The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse is quite the popular pick if you’re looking for a cafe in the City Hall area. Located in CHJIMES, the cafe lives up to its name with floor-to-ceiling windows and lush plant life as decor, making the space reminiscent of a greenhouse. It’s the kind of cafe you visit to catch up with a friend over coffee, or a quick caffeine fix. The coffees here are priced affordably, and made from beans sourced from homegrown roastery, Apartment Coffee.

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They also have a selection of brunch dishes, including sandwiches, granola bowls, and toasts.

Glasshouse
ADDRESS
30 Victoria St, #01-03 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(901)

Website
The Glasshouse is not a halal-certified eatery


9. PUNCH 


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Image credit: PUNCH

Clarke Quay cafe PUNCH is quite one of the most beautiful cafes we’ve seen, with its open courtyard and industrial-themed interiors. It’s definitely quite busy, but in our opinion, it’s worth the wait. 

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Image credit: PUNCH

The breakfast and brunch menu stars your usual suspects—Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($16++), and Poached Eggs with Avocado ($17++)—but the cafe also has quite the extensive weekday lunch menu that we recommend trying. The Kani Ebi Laksa Brger ($24++) is a popular pick, thanks to its piquant laksa slaw and juicy crab-and-prawn patty. 

PUNCH
ADDRESS
32 N Canal Rd, Singapore 059288
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(1357)

Website
PUNCH is not a halal-certified eatery.


10. Naga House


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Naga House has garnered significant buzz on social media for their stylish interiors, and their dual concept menu: they’re a cafe by day and a bar by night. 

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The menu has Japanese-fusion dishes aplenty from their Pork Tsukune Bowl ($16++) to their furikake-topped Seafood Pasta ($18++). Wash down their mains with your picks off their cocktail menu, or their no-ABV menu, which includes an array of coffees. 

Read our Naga House review.

Naga House
ADDRESS
14 Lor Telok, Singapore 049027
Opening Hours: Friday 10:30-00:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(124)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Naga House is not a halal-certified eatery. 

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Tanjong Pagar cafes


11. The Bravery


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The Bravery is a Muslim-owned cafe located just off Maxwell MRT Station. They offer all-day brunch and French-style mains, as well as desserts. The space spans two stories, from a lower-floor that flanks the barista’s bar, to a second level with light wood and emerald green decor that’s great for dining in proper. 

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If you want breakfast to share, try the Steak & Eggs ($27++), where a 200g Australian sirloin steak is served with sunny-side-up eggs and sourdough toast. Else, if you’re here for lunch, get the Salmon Rice Bowl ($20++), a healthy, balanced main with Norwegian salmon cubes, short-grain rice, and an onsen egg.

Read our The Bravery review.

The Bravery
ADDRESS
50 Amoy St, Singapore 069876
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(715)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
The Bravery is not a halal-certified eatery, but is Muslim-owned.

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12. Elijah Pies 


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Local bakery Elijah Pies has been around since 2014, first starting off as a home-based business specialising in beautiful pies. Since then, they’ve established a dine-in cafe in the CBD, where you can get all their pies, savoury and sweet, to enjoy with a cuppa, or one of the inventive drinks on their menu. 

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The warm space, decked out in neutral tones, is a tranquil respite from the buzz of the busy business district. Kick back with their famous Nutella Pie ($7.50) if you’re looking for something sweet and chocolatey, or their bestselling Wild Berry Lavender Pie ($7.90++), complete with its marbled-swirled top. 

Read our Elijah Pies review.

Elijah Pies – Tanjong Pagar
ADDRESS
7 Tanjong Pagar Plz, #01-102, Singapore 081007
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(172)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Elijah Pies is not a halal-certified eatery.

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13. The Populus 


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Image credit: The Populus

The Populus is one of the OG cafes in Singapore. Nestled in the Duxton ‘hood, the industrial-chic cafe offers hearty all-day breakfast and brunch mains, as well as house-roasted coffees. 

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Image credit: The Populus

The Populus Scramble ($22++) is a menu signature, where creamy scrambled eggs are dressed with turkey bacon and feta cheese and served with a buttery toasted croissant. For a substantial main dish, try the Populus All Day Big Brekky ($28++), which comes with all the trimmings of a big breakfast, albeit elevated—think house-made baked beans, rosti, and eggs poached at 64 degrees. 

ADDRESS
146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-18:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(2035)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
The Populus is not a halal-certified eatery.


14. Bearded Bella


Bearded Bella Pig and Egg

Aussie-style cafe, Bearded Bella, is always buzzing. Located along Craig Road, the eatery offers all-day brunch fare, a dinner menu, and artisanal coffees. The brunch here is honestly inventive. You’ve got your typical Sliced Avocado Toast ($22++), but also the likes of their Corned Beef Maple Toast ($28++), and Salmon Pistachio Rosti ($26++).

Bearded Bella Interior

Save some stomach space for their plated desserts and house-made cakes too. The Sticky Date Pudding ($12++), topped with vanilla bean ice cream, is quite popular here.

Read our Bearded Bella review.

ADDRESS
8 Craig Rd, Singapore 089668
Opening Hours: Friday 07:30-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(852)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Bearded Bella is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Chinatown, Everton Park, and Outram Park cafes 


15. Hello Arigato 


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Hello Arigato garnered quite the hype when they first opened along Upper Thomson. Since then, they’ve opened another cafe along the oh-so-cool Everton Park neighbourhood. At this outlet, you can expect exclusive fresh bakes, alongside new menu items. Note that the cafe has limited indoor seating, so there might be a bit of a wait time. 

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There are two things you have to have when at Hello Arigato Everton Park: their sando and their doughnuts. Try the Tamago Sando ($14+), which pays tribute to the three-egg spinach dish from zi char eateries. Onto doughnuts, there are seven different flavour options, but our top pick has to be the Kaya Butter ($5.50+).

Read our Hello Arigato Everton Park review.

Hello Arigato Everton Park
ADDRESS
4 Everton Park, #01-42, Singapore 080004
Opening Hours: Friday 18:00-20:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(50)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Hello Arigato is not a halal-certified eatery

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16. Kafe Utu 


Kafe Utu Ambience

Kafe Utu is Singapore’s first cafe that pays homage to the broad spectrum of African cuisine, as well as specialty coffee from the region. The owner here hails from Kenya, and everything within Kafe Utu feels like a love letter to the region, from the local ceramics and decor used and the artwork displayed, to the dishes on the menu.

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Kafe Utu is great for dining at all hours of the day, though they do have dinner-only and brunch-only dishes. Expect spice-forward curries, stews, and hearty grain bowls prepared with the freshest ingredients. Their desserts are also a must, especially their Nakupenda (market price), a fried Swahili pastry with house-made soft-serve. 

Read our Kafe Utu review.

ADDRESS
12 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089265
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-16:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(1231)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Kafe Utu is not a halal-certified eatery.

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17. Kream & Kensho


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Situated opposite Singapore General Hospital in Kampong Bahru, Kream & Kensho stars a Japanese-inspired design and tasty grub that’s IG-worthy as well.

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While the cafe recently revamped their menu to include new items including the California Crabbie Sando ($18), classics such as the Hotate Sakura Ebi Capellini ($24) and Grape Ricotta Brioche ($15) can still be found. Expect a burst of umami with each mouthful of pasta for the former, whereas the ricotta in the brioche toast remains creamy without being cloying.

Read our Kream And Kensho review.

Kream & Kensho
ADDRESS
35 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169355
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-20:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(404)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Kream & Kensho is not a halal-certified eatery.

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18. September Coffee 


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If you’re looking for a cafe in Chinatown to chill at, pay a visit to September Coffee.

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They’ve got a selection of hearty, unique mains, from their Beef Ragu ($20++), topped with a runny egg, and their Fried Chicken French Toast ($18++), topped with bits of fried chicken. They also have a popular Iced Black Sesame Latte ($8++), which pairs espresso and sweet milk with the nuttiness of black sesame.

The minimalistic cafe is also quite spacious, with seats that accommodate single diners and larger families.

Read our September Cafe review.

September Coffee
ADDRESS
258 South Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 058807
Opening Hours: Friday 11:30-21:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(239)

Website
September Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.

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19. Baker’s Bench Bakery 


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Baker’s Bench Bakery is a mouthful to say aloud multiple times, but the bread and other pastries here are definitely worth your while. Situated opposite Pinnacle at Duxton, the cafe is renowned for its homely and welcoming atmosphere.

Baker's Bench Bakery Top Shot

Popular menu items here include the Sticky Bun ($5) and Plain Croissant ($4). The sticky buns are sold individually, but you probably wouldn’t be able to stop at one. Slathered with sticky toffee and walnuts, the buns are best eaten warm. You can also take their House Jam ($5) home or have it with their plain croissant, pairing the tartness of the jam with the butteriness of the flaky pastry.

Check out our Baker’s Bench Bakery review.

Baker’s Bench Bakery
ADDRESS
6 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089820
Opening Hours: Friday 08:30-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(322)

Website
Baker’s Bench Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.

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20. Grids Coffee Bar 


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If you’re looking for a cafe that’s good to study or work from, visit Grids Coffee Bar in Chinatown. By day, the cafe serves up a Japanese-inspired menu of sandos, prepared with their house-made shokupan, as well as some light breakfast bites.

Minimalist Cafes - Grids and Circles Wagyu Beef Bowl

After hours, the menu expands to include mains such as ochazuke, omurice, hamburg steaks and more, all prepared with a distinctly Japanese twist. Don’t skip on their coffee, which starts from $5 for a long black or espresso. If you’d like to work from the cafe that day, co-working fees are priced at $30 a day, with WiFi, power points, food, and drink included in the fee.

ADDRESS
200 South Bridge Rd, Level 1 2 & 3, Singapore 058749
Opening Hours: Friday 18:00-23:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(797)

Website
Grids is not a halal-certified eatery.


21. Maxi Coffee Bar


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If you’ve ever walked up Ann Siang Hill, you might have seen a small cafe with an awning bearing a blue tile design. At their al fresco seating area, there’s typically a crowd, even on a hot day. This is Maxi Coffee Bar, a popular cafe best known for their cereal milk coffees and sandwiches. 

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Their Iced Cereal Milk Latte ($7.50) is a must here, best enjoyed alongside their Miso PB&J ($5.50), where brioche toast is spread with a house-made miso peanut butter and jam. If you prefer something savoury, there’s the hearty Tuna Melt ($14), which combines cheddar cheese with a tuna mayo spread.

Read our Maxi Coffee Bar review.

Maxi Coffee Bar
ADDRESS
6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.7
(412)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website

Maxi Coffee Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Telok Ayer and CBD cafes


22. Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe


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If you’re looking for a cafe that offers comfort food in the CBD, then pay a visit to Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe. Founded by the owner of Yang Ming Seafood, the cafe offers old-school Hainanese Western dishes and other local hawker favourites, all with recipes meticulously R&D-ed by the owner and his team. 

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The old-school kopitiam decor here is matched by an equally nostalgic menu. The Signature Hainanese Chicken Cutlet ($15.90) is one we’d recommend; the recipe is a product of the owner trying 20 different old-school chicken cutlets before creating this version. They also have elevated breakfast sets here: think Traditional Kaya Butter Toast (from $2.50) prepared with a rich coconutty kaya, best enjoyed alongside their Soft Boil Kampung Egg ($2.50).

Read our Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe review.

Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe 大南洋
ADDRESS
5 Craig Rd, Singapore 089665
Opening Hours: Friday 07:30-20:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.8
(187)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Great Nanyang Heritage Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses no pork or lard

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23. Abseil


Abseil InteriorImage credit: @xo.burrito

One of the newest kids on the block in Shenton Way, Abseil is known for its stylistic monochrome interiors, with high ceilings and modern furniture. Those fortunate enough to get a table can enjoy the Abseil ($9), which is the cafe’s interpretation of an Einspanner—an espresso-based drink topped with sweet cream.

Abseil EinspannerImage credit: @kohi.taimu

Try their Dacquoise ($8), a French meringue dessert with flavours including Earl Grey, Passionfruit, and Pistachio. This treat pairs well with their coffee. 

Read our Abseil review.

abseil
ADDRESS
70 Shenton Wy, #01-14 Eon Shenton, Singapore 079118
Opening Hours: Friday 08:30-17:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(127)

Website
Abseil is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

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24. Royz et Vous 


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Royz et Vous is a Muslim-owned cafe and restaurant that has been around since 2014. They’ve got a variety of Western dishes, largely priced under $30, as well as specialty coffee beverages.

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Some of their dishes are also fusion; think Rendang Duck Pasta ($25.90++), and a Rendang Chicken Lasagne ($23.90++). The cafe is spacious yet cosy, and is a great pick if you’re looking for a place for a casual meal or a special occasion.

Royz et Vous
ADDRESS
137 Telok Ayer St, #01-01, Singapore 068602
Opening Hours: Friday 12:00-16:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(821)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Royz et Vous is a halal-certified eatery.


25. LUNA 


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For a sweet treat in the middle of the day, swing by LUNA. The dessert cafe first opened in 2020, and offers a wide range of whole cakes, tarts, and other unique confectioneries, often with Asian ingredients and flavours. 

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The range of cakes here is priced under $10. Bestsellers include their Orh Nee Cake ($8), where a vanilla sponge is layered with a yam and ginkgo paste, and topped with a coconut chantilly cream. The Matcha Opera ($8.50) is another fave, where the opera cake gets elevated with green tea mousse and ganache. 

Read our LUNA review.

Website
LUNA is not a halal-certified eatery.

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26. Hellu Coffee 


Hellu Coffee storefront

Just a minute away from Telok Ayer MRT Station is the pet-friendly Hellu Coffee. The joint seats 16 people across its indoor and outdoor space, so it’s definitely one for a quick grab-and-go or short meal, rather than a full-on sit-down brunch affair. 

Hellu Coffee flatlay

Still, don’t discount Hellu Coffee. We love their wallet-friendly bites, from their croffles with unique fillings, priced from $7.90, or their Egg Mayo Roundwich ($5), packed with a Japanese egg mayo filling. Both of these are great to enjoy with their specialty beverages, from refreshing teas to matcha, and coffee. 

Read our Hellu Coffee review.

Hellu Coffee
ADDRESS
137 Amoy St, #01-05 Far East Square, Singapore 049965
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-16:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(138)

Website
Hellu Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.


27. Botany


cafe at Robertson Quay

Longtime viewers of MediaCorp will be familiar with Julie Tan, who aside from being an actress is also the part-owner of Botany at Robertson Quay. Even though the outdoor dining area makes for a very romantic dinner date spot, it is the interior of the Instagram-worthy cafe that is unquestionably stunning with high ceilings, marble tables, and teal highlights.

Avocado Toast

Botany does not skimp on its uni and ikura for its Uni Truffle Capellini ($29+)━a cold pasta dish that’s aromatic with truffle salsa. If you happen to be someone who likes to eat breakfast for dinner, you can get the Signature Avocado Toast ($19+) all day long here! It’s garnished with kale, pomegranate seeds, and edible flowers, making for a vibrant and aesthetically pleasing dish.

Check out our Botany Cafe review.

Botany Robertson Quay
ADDRESS
86 Robertson Quay, #01-03 Next to M Social Hotel, Singapore 238245
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(743)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Botany is not a halal-certified eatery.

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28. Old Hen Kitchen


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Image credit: Old Hen Kitchen

One of the longest-standing cafes in the Little India neighbourhood is Old Hen Kitchen, the sophomore Old Hen Coffee Bar outlet. It’s all about dining with friends here over their specialty filter coffee and quality brunch dishes. The coffees here are all made with beans from Nylon Coffee Roasters. Their cold brew is especially well-known and includes non-dairy versions. They also have a Cold Matcha ($7.50++), worth ordering if you’re not big on coffee. 

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Image credit: Old Hen Kitchen

For food, you’ve got all your usual brunch staples, including Avocado on Toast ($17++), Shakshuka ($16.50++) and plenty more.

ADDRESS
127 Owen Rd, Singapore 218931
Opening Hours: Friday 09:30-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(459)
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Old Hen Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.


29. Ms Durian 


Ms Durian Ambience

If you love durian desserts, you’ll want to pay a visit to Ms Durian in Jalan Besar. The spacious, pet-friendly cafe has both outdoor and indoor dining areas, as well as every durian dessert you can feasibly imagine. 

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Come with friends to enjoy their Afternoon Tea Set ($50), which comprises four types of durian pastries. Otherwise, for something smaller, try their signature Whisky Mao Shan Wang Cake ($14.50), which is worth the heatiness. Wash it down with their Durian Ice Blended ($10.50), a creamy, refreshing drink served with the surprising addition of roasted sesame seeds. 

ADDRESS
11 kelantan road, Jln Besar, Singapore 208604
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-23:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.7
(1320)
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Ms Durian is not a halal-certified eatery.


30. Madu The Bakery 


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For a cafe with really inventive bakes, visit Madu The Bakery. The Little India cafe has garnered social media buzz for their Mentaiko ($6.50+) bun, as well as their Cereal Prawn Croissant ($13.90+), and we’re here to admit that the hype is valid. 

Pair any of their bakes with some of their equally experimental coffee beverages. The Yuzu Espresso Tonic ($5+) is a fun, citrusy combo that’s a great way to enjoy your caffeine fix on a hot day. 

Read our Madu The Bakery review.

Madu The Bakery
ADDRESS
421 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218668
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.7
(194)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Madu The Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.

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31. Daizu Cafe 


Daizu Cafe Interior

Daizu Cafe is another Little India gem. The Japanese cafe offers an all-day small plates menu, with a variety of Japanese dishes, as well as brunch, which is only available till 3pm. 

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If you’re there for brunch, try their Tamago Ikura Sando ($16++), of brioche toast, scrambled eggs, Japanese mayo, and ikura. For those swinging by for lunch, the Fresh Cut Bowls are highly recommended. There are 10 options, most of them being variations of chirashi, priced from $18++.

Read our Daizu Cafe review.

ADDRESS
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(507)

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Daizu Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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32. Apartment Coffee 


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Image credit: @apartmentcoffee

Located in Rochor, Apartment has steadily built up a loyal customer base since its inception in 2018. Wooden furniture and potted plants add a splash of colour to this otherwise all-white cafe that is largely illuminated by sunlight.

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Image credit: @apartmentcoffee

The menu is mostly limited to drinks, and changes from time to time. This cafe is one for real coffee enthusiasts, as you get to try a variety of pour-overs from various coffee-growing regions, served with tasting notes so you can best parse out its flavours. Coffees are priced around $7 to $8 for pour-overs, but if you prefer your coffee with milk, you can get White coffee for $5.50 here as well.

Read our Apartment review.

Apartment Coffee
ADDRESS
139 Selegie Rd, #01-01, Singapore 188309
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.7
(819)

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Apartment is not a halal-certified eatery.

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33. Cafe Gui


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Japanese-Korean Cafe Gui is located in Novena and offers quality cafe fare at wallet-friendly prices. Unlike your usual big breakfast platters and toasts, Cafe Gui offers Korean-style lunchboxes and rice bowls. We love their Dosirak Rice Bowl ($15.90+), served with pan-fried spam, kimchi, pickles, shredded seaweed, and short-grain rice.

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They also have several unique coffee beverages, including the Dalgona Honeycomb ($9.90+), which combines espresso, fresh milk, foam, and chunks of honeycomb.

Read our Cafe Gui review.

ADDRESS
103 Irrawaddy Rd, #02-10 Royal Square at Novena, Singapore 329566
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-21:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(112)

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Cafe Gui is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Lavender and Bedemeer cafes 


33. Keong Saik Bakery 


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Keong Saik Bakery has come a long way since its first iteration as a bakery serving up French pastries with Asian twists. Since their Keong Saik days, the business has grown, and the brand has relocated to open a full-fledged cafe in Bedemeer’s Luzerne

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The Korean-style interior is immensely spacious and offers a walk-through display of their wide viennoiserie selection. The minimalistic dining area is great for a quick coffee and a pastry, or to work from. We really loved their Muah Chee Croissant Cube ($5.90++), filled with a black sesame and muah chee lava middle,  and their Kimchi Korean Fishcake Sando ($14++), filled with house-made kimchi and gooey cheese.

Read our Keong Saik Bakery review.

Keong Saik Bakery
ADDRESS
70 Bendemeer Rd, #01-03, Singapore 339940
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-19:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(923)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Keong Saik Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.

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34. SYIP 


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Another popular haunt in Luzerne is SYIP, a minimalistic eatery with all-day brunch, desserts, and crafted coffee beverages. It’s a very spacious cafe as well, with a variety of different seating options, from private nooks to bigger tables if you’re dining with a group.

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Popular brunch picks here include the Octopus Mentaiko Rosti ($23++), which comes with a whole charred octopus leg, as well as their Mentaiko Shrimp Burger ($20++). For drinks, the Cold Hojicha Goma ($7++) is a thirst-quencher, where earthy roasted green tea is elevated with a bit of fruit jam.

Read our SYIP review.

SYIP (Luzerne)
ADDRESS
72 Bendemeer Rd, #01-05, Singapore 339941
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(210)
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SYIP is not a halal-certified eatery.

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35. Lucid


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Just a little over two years old, Lucid has established itself as a no-nonsense artisanal coffeehouse in the Jalan Besar area. It is so popular that it has resorted to limiting dining times to an hour during peak periods so that more customers can enjoy their food and drinks.

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Lucid’s menu is comprehensive, ranging from caffeinated drinks to chocolate drinks, and even cocktails. But if you’re just looking to get your regular coffee fix, you can check out their Strong Black ($5.20) and Iced White ($6.50). The house brew features beans from Taster’s Coffee Taiwan, which have a light fruitiness; but customers can also opt for the chocolate blend, which comes with intense notes of dark chocolate and mixed nuts.

Read our Lucid review.

Lucid
ADDRESS
38 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 209208
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(338)

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Lucid is not a halal-certified eatery.

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36. Simple Cafe


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If you’re not paying close attention, you might walk past the nondescript Simple Cafe, marked only by a plain sign and chalkboard by the wall. However, once you enter the cafe, you’ll be transported to Taiwan with their unpretentious furniture and Mandopop playlist.

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Swing by to enjoy their all-day Simple Breakfast ($17++), served with toast, eggs, sausages, and a side salad. They’ve also got both sweet and savoury bagels, priced under $10.

Check out our Simple Cafe review.

Simple Café 簡單。
ADDRESS
462A Crawford Ln, #01-73, Singapore 191462
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(393)
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Simple Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Bugis and Haji Lane cafes


37. Fluff Bakery 


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Fluff Bakery has been around since 2013, and they’ve been pumping out delightful halal-friendly sweet and savoury bakes since. Recently, they’ve opened their very own cafe along North Bridge Road, with a very small dine-in area so you can enjoy their bakes fresh and on-site.

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Pair their bombolini doughnuts, which start from $4, with any of their coffees. Don’t forget their cupcakes, priced the same, as well as your choice from their savoury selection. The Miso Butter Mushroom Galette ($5.50) is a must here, with buttery pastry and ultra-umami slow-cooked mushrooms as the filling.

Read our Fluff Bakery review.

Fluff Bakery
ADDRESS
795 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198763
Opening Hours: Friday 11:30-19:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(299)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Fluff Bakery is halal-certified.

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38. Wan Wan Thai Cafe


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Wan Wan Thai is a neon dessert cafe with Bangkok vibes and desserts reminiscent of the popular After You cafe.

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Try their Thai Milk Tea Bingsu ($10.90++), served with milk tea ice cream, and their Shibuya style thick Kaya Toast ($8.90++), paired with kaya. They are also open till 3am, making it a great spot to satisfy your sweet cravings late at night.

Check out our Wan Wan Thai review!

Wan Wan Thai Cafe
ADDRESS
127A Bencoolen St, #02-127, Singapore 189637
Opening Hours: Friday 12:30-03:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4
(290)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Wan Wan Thai Cafe is not a halal eatery.

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39. Tolido’s Espresso Nook 



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Another cafe with a perpetual waiting line is Tolido’s Espresso Nook, located in Lavender. This Melbourne-inspired cafe offers all your classic brunch dishes—think Banana Almond Fremch Toast ($18++), Shakshouka Eggs ($19++), and Rosti (from $18++), with your pick of sausage.

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Image credit: Tolido’s

Equally impressive is their drinks selection, which offers all your classic coffees and teas, as well as fun inclusions great for a weekend morning indulgence; think Pumpkin Spice Latte ($6.50++), Dirty Sea Salt Spiced Chai ($8.50++) and more.

Tolido’s Espresso Nook
ADDRESS
462 Crawford Ln, #01-63, Singapore 190462
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(2114)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Tolido’s Espresso Nook is not a halal-certified eatery.


40. Pancake & Waffle Place


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Those who aren’t sure if they’re team waffles or team pancakes can enjoy the best of both worlds at the aptly named Pancake & Waffle Place. They have both savoury and sweet renditions of their signature dishes, so this is so much more than a cafe just for desserts.

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The Tiger Prawn ($20.90++) pancake is one of their most popular, served with a pancake stack, a smoky sauce, and garlicky tiger prawns. The Smores Pancakes ($17.90++) were another favourite; you get a moreish mess of waffles, charred and gooey marshmallows, complete with chocolate sauce.

Read our Pancake & Waffle Place review.

Pancake and Waffle Place
ADDRESS
56 Kandahar St, Singapore 198904
Opening Hours: Friday 12:00-15:15  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(302)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
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East Coast, Joo Chiat, and Katong Cafes


41. Five Oars Coffee Roasters 


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You may know of Five Oars Coffee Roasters because of their Tanjong Pagar flagship, but they also have another outlet in the East, along Upper East Coast. It is here you can get a menu of inventive brunch dishes, from Sriracha Chicken Benedict ($22++) to Burrata Bruschetta ($24++). These pair beautifully with their house-roasted coffees and other beverages. 

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The cafe doubles as an excellent spot for a laidback dinner, with a varied wine selection to pair with the mains, ranging from freshly made pasta dishes to grilled meats. 

Five Oars Coffee Roasters
ADDRESS
6 Upper E Coast Rd, Singapore 455200
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(1699)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Five Oars is not a halal-certified eatery.


42. Ambling Turtle


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Katong is a hub for cafes in Singapore, and one new player worth visiting is Ambling Turtle, which brands itself as a modern Peranakan cafe. The fusion Peranakan menu is sure to resonate with mature diners, as well as a younger generation that is used to dining at cafes.

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The Yuzu Cheesecake ($7) is served on a beautiful mosaic-tiled plate that complements the yellow dessert. Bright citrus notes are present throughout the dessert, from the yuzu-infused syrup to the cream cheese custard. Another showstopper to order would be the Crack of Dawn ($7.50), which is a fizzy, rosemary-infused butterfly pea tea, layered with strawberry coulis and orange juice.

Read our Ambling Turtle review.

ADDRESS
66 E Coast Rd, #01-01 The Flow, Singapore 428778
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-18:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(126)

Website
Ambling Turtle is not a halal-certified eatery.

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43. The Brewing Ground 


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Image credit: @thesaturdaychronicles

The Brewing Ground is consistently up there with some of the best cafes in Singapore, offering diners a tranquil respite from the city’s buzz. The Telok Kurau cafe is popular with families and those with pets, thanks to its indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as generous seating capacity. 

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Image credit: The Brewing Ground

You’ll often find the glasshouse cafe crowded over the weekends, with folks flocking to enjoy their brunch offerings, which include a Build Your Own Breakfast option, starting at $8++. The coffee here earns an A+, and is made with seasonal blends. 

The Brewing Ground
ADDRESS
406 Joo Chiat Pl, #01-24 The Yards, Singapore 428084
Opening Hours: Friday 07:30-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(622)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
The Brewing Ground is not a halal-certified eatery.


44. Little Farms Katong Point Bistro


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Gourmet grocer Little Farms also has a bistro where you can get brunch, lunch, and dinner dishes prepared with their very own produce. Their Katong Point cafe is particularly popular with Easties. They offer brunch from 8am to 2pm on weekdays, and 7:30am to 4pm on weekends.

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The Avocado Smash on Sourdough ($21++) is one of the priciest around, but if you love an avo toast, it’s well worth trying. They use Australian avocados, and each comes served with poached eggs, feta, and dukkah. Sweet and plant-based brunch options are available here too!

ADDRESS
451 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-04, Singapore 427664
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-21:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4
(241)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Little Farms Katong Point Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.


45. 8Bar Espresso 


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In Paya Lebar, you’ve got a bunch of cafe options, with 8Bar Espresso being one of the latest entrants. The space is designed to look like a modern twist on a traditional Chinese medicine shop—a change of pace from the minimalist cafes dotting the island. 

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On the menu, you’ll find things like rice bowls, sandwiches available all day, and some seriously good coffee brewed using their own roasted beans. The menu is rather inventive, with dishes like Lu Rou Fries ($13+), a Taiwanese take on poutine, and Asian fusion bagels. Also, don’t skip on getting their iced coffees—the Iced Black Sesame Latte ($9+) is a must for goma fans.

Read our 8Bar Espresso review.

ADDRESS
10 Eunos Rd 8, #01-131, Singapore 408600
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-21:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(37)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
8Bar Espresso is not a halal-certified eatery.

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46. PS. Cafe Katong


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PS. Cafe is another one of Singapore’s OG cafes, with establishments across the island. At their Katong outpost, there’s a pet-friendly outdoor terrace and a sprawling indoor area with PS. Cafe’s classic decor—think marble, black and white tiles, and rattan furnishings, as well as lots of plants.

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Image credit: PS. Cafe

Brunch is available only on weekends from 8:30am to 4pm, with their signature Big Breakfast ($29++) and Salmon Eggs Royale ($31++) on the menu. If you’re coming by during the week, all-day mains are available, alongside their popular house-made pizzas, topped with chilli crisp prepared with a secret recipe.

ADDRESS
112 E Coast Rd, #01-01/02/03 i12 Katong, Singapore 428802
Opening Hours: Friday 11:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.9
(264)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
PS. Cafe Katong is not a halal-certified eatery. 


47. The Coastal Settlement


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The Coastal Settlement in Changi offers a hideaway from all the bustle of the main city. Surrounded by lush greenery, the outdoor and indoor dining areas offer vibes that feel far removed from Singapore. 

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Image credit: @jazz_in_april

The space is also decorated with old-school trinkets for added nostalgia. They serve a very affordable high tea at just $19++ per person, with free-flow coffee and tea on the weekdays, as well as quite the lengthy brunch and breakfast menu. 

Read our The Coastal Settlement review.

The Coastal Settlement
ADDRESS
200 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508529
Opening Hours: Friday 10:30-23:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(2124)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
The Coastal Settlement is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Cafes in the West


48. Dewgather Coffee House


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Pink cafes in Singapore have been quite the trend lately, so Westies will be happy to know they now have one in the ‘hood. Dewgather Coffee House can be found on the first floor of The Star Vista, standing out with its glass ceilings, full-length windows, and blush-themed decor. The cafe seats up to 40 people outdoors and 20 people inside.

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Start your morning with French Toast ($19++) which comes with a berry compote. They also have the savoury Dewgather Breakfast ($24++), which comes with all the usual big breakfast trimmings.

Read our Dewgather review.

Website
Dewgather Coffee House is not a halal-certified eatery.

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49. Open Farm Community 


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Another cafe with “not in Singapore” vibes is Open Farm Community, located in Dempsey. They have a weekend brunch menu that’s available from 11am to 3:30pm, though they can get crowded, so it’s best if you make a booking.

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Their dishes are made with fresh ingredients that are often locally sourced, and they also have quite an extensive vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free selection. Don’t expect your usual big breakfast platters here. Instead, Open Farm Community offers brunch dishes such as Udon Pasta Cacio E Pepe ($32++), topped with applewood smoked bacon, and Hanger Steak and Fries ($42++), dressed with a Balinese pepper jus.

Open Farm Community
ADDRESS
130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
Opening Hours: Friday 12:00-15:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(1861)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Open Farm Community is not a halal-certified eatery.


50. Atlas Coffeehouse 


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Image credit: Atlas Coffeehouse

You may know Atlas Coffeehouse as one of the more popular cafes in the Bukit Timah neighbourhood. They’re well known for their coffee, prepared with espresso blends designed for the cafe itself. If you love filter coffee, the menu here is especially varied, with single-origin roasts sourced from all the major coffee-growing regions.

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Image credit: Atlas Coffeehouse

Their brunch menu is available from 8am, and includes both classic and unique takes on staple breakfast dishes. The Hotcakes & Lemon Curd ($15.50++) offers plate-sized pancakes topped with house-made lemon curd, and is a great option for a post-sweat brekkie. Else, try their Wurst Rosti ($24.60++), where crispy rosti is paired with a cheese-filled wurst.

Atlas Coffeehouse
ADDRESS
6 Duke's Rd, Singapore 268886
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-19:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(1495)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Atlas Coffeehouse is not a halal-certified eatery.


51. Bee’s Knees


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Despite being one of many dining options available within Botanic Gardens, Bee’s Knees stands out from the other eateries with its Asian-fusion menus. They’re one of the best cafes in Singapore for dates, as they have day and night menus to suit different vibes.

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The Spicy Duck Loaded Fries ($19) is a must-try if you’re dining in a group, and come topped with a moreish mix of duck fat mayonnaise with Sriracha and mozzarella. The Bees Knees “Heart Attack” Burger ($28) is also one for sharing. Each burger comes with a double beef patty and confit onions, as well as a generous side of fries.

Check out our Bees Knees review.

ADDRESS
Cluny Park Rd, Level 1 The Garage, 50, Singapore 257488
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(1549)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Bee’s Knees is not a halal-certified eatery.


Cafes in the North


52. The Nursery Cafe & Bar


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Sitting pretty in Sembawang’s Gambas Crescent is The Nursery Cafe & Bar, a relatively new cafe in the North. We’re big fans of the Parisian-style interiors, framed with botanical touches and a long bar that’s the cafe’s focal point.

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Here, expect a brunch menu, as well as bar snacks, as the cafe has a day-to-night concept that turns into a bistro come sundown. Don’t miss out on their Four Cheese Pizza ($12.90++) or their Truffle Fries ($12.90++) for a light bite. 

Read our The Nursery Cafe & Bar review.

Address: 7 Gambas Crescent, #01-16 ARK @Gambas, Singapore 757087
Opening hours: Mon 2pm to 10pm, Wed-Fri 2pm to 10pm, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 2pm-10pm
Website
The Nursery Cafe & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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53. Slow Bakes


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Image credit: @mrsboxes

Slow Bakes offers Northies a tranquil escape set amidst Yishun Pond Park. This waterfront cafe has a picturesque view of the park’s verdant greenery—great for a bit of peace and quiet with a good book in hand. 

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Image credit: @joeydcat

Their concise menu focuses on toast sets and small bakes, such as their Matcha Adzuki Buns ($3), Mushroom Cheese Buns ($3), and Cinnamon Rolls ($3). For breakfast, try their kaya toast sets. Priced from $4.50, you get toasts spread with a house-made kaya, soft-boiled eggs, and a coffee or tea.

Read our Slow Bakes review.

Slow Bakes
ADDRESS
30A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768796
Opening Hours: Friday 07:00-14:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(357)

Website
Slow Bakes is not a halal-certified eatery.

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54. No Horse Run


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No Horse Run isn’t your typical gelato and waffles cafe—instead, they serve up desserts with locally inspired flavours. They’ve got two outlets in the North: one in Yishun, and another in Choa Chu Kang.

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Swing by for their Pandan Gula Melaka Waffles ($6.50), best enjoyed with their Muah Chee ($5), which is zhnged-up with actual bits of peanut and mochi. Their CCK outlet also has savoury items such as kolo mee and all-day breakfast. 

Read our No Horse Run review.

Website | Full list of outlets
No Horse Run is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Cafes in the North-East


55. Folk Yard 


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If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, you’ll want to pay a visit to Folk Yard in Potong Pasir. The eatery offers specialty coffee, alongside loaded sandwiches.

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The Breakfast Sandwich ($14) was a standout for us. You get candied bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs, and a maple-soaked hash, all sandwiched between thick toasted white bread. On the coffee front, Folk Yard serves up drinks made with honey-pressed Colombian coffee, so they’re less acidic.

Read our Folk Yard review.

Folk Yard
ADDRESS
51 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-59 Poiz Centre, Singapore 347697
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(201)

Website
Folk Yard is not a halal-certified eatery.


 56. Lola’s Cafe


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Image credit: @lolascafesg

The OG Lola’s Cafe has finally reopened, with a brand new look to boot. The sleek space is replete with trendy mid-century modern furnishings and warm light—the ideal backdrop to dig into their winning menu.

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The Tsukune Sando ($17++), made with shokupan, a flattened tsukune patty, and a thick tamagoyaki slab, is a must-order here, along with the Black Sesame Tart ($7++), complete with a gooey goma white chocolate centre.

Read our Lola’s Cafe review.

Lola’s Cafe
ADDRESS
5 Simon Rd, Singapore 545893
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(1975)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Lola’s Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery

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57. Anna’s Sourdough


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Anna’s Sourdough is a great option if you’re looking for a cosy cafe in Punggol. It is in Oasis Terraces, a quick three-minute walk from Oasis LRT Station. The spacious joint is great for working at, date nights, or for family meals over their delicious dishes.

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Carb lovers will absolutely go wild for the Dribs and Drops Diversity Board ($20++), available till 4:30pm daily. This comes with six slices of various sourdough breads, all made in-house. Also available on the menu are different pasta and pizza options, which are great for sharing.

Read our Anna’s Sourdough review.

Anna’s
ADDRESS
681 Punggol Dr., #01-04 Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening Hours: Friday 08:30-21:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(442)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Anna’s Sourdough is a halal-certified eatery.

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58. Flavour Flings 


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Those living in Hougang will know of Flavour Flings, a heartland gem that’s halal-certified, and has tons of innovative fusion dishes: think Milo-coated Popcorn Chicken ($9.90++), Chicken Cutlet with Swiss Raclette Cheese ($22.90++) and more.

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The cafe is cosy, but often quite crowded, so reservations are recommended. 

Read our Flavour Flings review.

Flavour Flings
ADDRESS
121 Hougang Ave 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121
Opening Hours: Friday 17:30-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4
(642)
CONTACT INFORMATION

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Flavour Flings is a halal-certified eatery.

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59. Well Collective 


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Punggol dwellers know Northshore Plaza is chock full of food gems, including Well Collective, a French-Japanese cafe that’s also pet-friendly. The interiors are beautiful, with mid-century modern elements throughout. The cafe is also work-friendly, with power points available.

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The menu combines healthy eats, from acai bowls to vegetarian dishes, to heartier brunch dishes. Madame’s Truffled Egg Croissant ($19++) is our recommendation: it stars a buttery croissant packed with creamy scrambled eggs, Emmental cheese, and shavings of black truffle.

Read our Well Collective review.

Well Collective
ADDRESS
Blk 418 Northshore Drive 02-11/12, 418 Northshore Dr, #2 Northshore Plaza, Singapore 820418
Opening Hours: Friday 12:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
3.8
(259)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Well Collective is not a halal-certified eatery.

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60. Apollo Coffee Bar 


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Apollo Coffee Bar has solidified its status as one of the best cafes in Singapore. This beloved spot in Serangoon Gardens has been around for years now and consistently has a crowd going for it. They’re run by the folks behind Atlas Coffeehouse and Columbus Coffee Co, so you’re definitely in good hands here.

New Restaurants March 2020 - Apollo Coffee Bar

Before 4pm, the menu is all about brunch, with bites such as their Candied Bacon Waffles ($15.50++) and Cereal Prawn Pasta ($21.40++). Come dinner, it’s all about small and large plates, ideal for sharing. 

Read our Apollo Coffee House review.

ADDRESS
65 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555961
Opening Hours: Friday 09:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(831)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Apollo Coffee Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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61. Apricus Coffee & Food Co. 


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Apricus Cafe, brought to you by The Populus cafe founders, is one of Sengkang’s latest cafes.

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This hidden gem offers timeless Australian-style brunch dishes, pasta dishes, and desserts, from Norwegian Salmon Brown Butter Linguine ($23+), to their beautiful Apricus French Toast ($22+), topped with edible flowers, fresh fruit, and soft serve.

Read our Apricus Cafe review.

The Apricus Coffee & Food Co.
ADDRESS
Opening Hours:   Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.1
(360)

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Apricus Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery, but their food contains no pork or lard.

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62. Amber Ember 


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Amber Ember is a cosy pink cafe along Upper Serangoon Road that is great for brunch, lunch, and even dinner. They offer all-day breakfast, including a build-your-own option starting from $4.50. Most of their brunch items are under $20 as well, with the exception of their pastas.

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Come nighttime, Amber Ember turns into a casual restaurant bar, with bites such as quesadillas, loaded nachos, fried chicken, and a variety of natural wines and craft beers to pair with!

Amber Ember
ADDRESS
730 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-01, Singapore 534613
Opening Hours: Friday 10:00-17:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(497)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Amber Ember is not a halal-certified eatery.


63. The Wildseed Cafe 


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Nestled within the picturesque Seletar Aerospace Park, The Wildseed Cafe offers a delightful escape. The cafe is adorned with botanical elements, making the space mirror the gardens it is located within.

Affordable High Tea - Wildseed Cafe

It’s not all about aesthetics here, though. The food celebrates the farm-to-table ethos, with ingredients sourced from their on-site gardens. They’ve got brunch and lunch dishes that spotlight classic flavours, as well as delicious desserts.

Wildseed Café & Bar at The Summerhouse
ADDRESS
3 Park Ln, Level 1A Seletar Aerospace Drive, Singapore 798387
Opening Hours: Friday 08:00-16:30  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(3277)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Wildseed Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.


64. Whisk & Paddle 


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Whisk & Paddle is another cafe in Singapore that feels far removed from the city. Housed within Tebing Lane, the cafe is a frequent favourite for cyclists cruising through Coney Island and Punggol Settlement. The expansive outdoor area is great to sit at on a cool day, with views of the tropical jungle. Otherwise, head indoors for a break from the heat.

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On the menu, you’ve got your usual array of brunch suspects, from the all-in Whisk Breakfast Pan ($20.80++) to Eggs Benedict ($14.80++).

Whisk & Paddle
ADDRESS
10 Tebing Ln, Singapore 828836
Opening Hours: Friday 12:00-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4
(2687)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Whisk & Paddle is not a halal-certified eatery.


65. Eleven Strands


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Another cafe that is a little off the beaten track in the North-East is Eleven Strands. The Yio Chu Kang Road spot is just across from Serangoon Stadium, and specialises in French and Italian fare.


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Their Beef Short Rib Pasta ($29.96) is a must-try, starring slow-cooked beef ragu. The spacious cafe seats about 70 people, and is great for weekend brunch, date nights, or a birthday.

Eleven Strands
ADDRESS
66 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 545568
Opening Hours: Friday 11:30-22:00  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.2
(604)
CONTACT INFORMATION

Website
Eleven Strands is not a halal-certified eatery.


Best cafes in Singapore


The next time your besties want to go to a self-shoot photo studio, you can suggest having your modelling session at these best cafes in Singapore instead. Not only do you get to relish superior coffee and enjoy delectable food, but you also get to take photos too!

We also have guides to the best cafes in every Singaporean district! Here are our guides to the best cafes in the East, best cafes in the West, best North-East cafes, and best cafes in the North.

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