Korean cafes in Singapore
Korea’s cafe scene is in a league of its own, brimming with hip cafes that range from minimalist to quirky. They’re always coming up with new trends too, such as croffles and Dalgona coffee. While we can’t travel right now, here are 10 Korean cafes in Singapore to transport you to Sinsadong, one of the best areas for cafe-hopping in Seoul.
1. Urban Table
Urban Table sees industrial-chic, light-flooded interiors, transporting us right to a cafe in Sinsadong. Plus, the owner grew up in Gangnam, so you know the vibes here are legit.
The coffee here is a must-try, as this cafe has a micro-roastery where they roast their own beans. Purists can opt for the Filter Coffee ($7), while casual coffee drinkers can consider the Cafe Latte ($6). To pair with your coffees, the Maple Pecan Croissant ($4.50) makes for a good pick, dressed with candied nuts and real maple syrup.
Check out our Urban Table review!
Address: 10A-E Yio Chu Kang Road, ICB Shopping Centre, Singapore 178905
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 7pm
Urban Table is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Kreams Krafthouse
The autumn canopy at Kreams Krafthouse looks right out of a K-drama scene, making for IG-worthy material as you chill over coffee and desserts.
If you were hooked on Dalgona coffee during the circuit breaker, get the Dalgona Iced Latte ($9++), topped with caramelly honeycomb candy. Fair warning, this can be too sweet for some. To complement the drink, there’s an array of scones available, including flavours such as Matcha and Cranberry. These are priced at around $4.50++.
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Address: 32 Maxwell Road, #01-07, Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 10:30pm, Sun 9am to 6pm
Tel: 6226 2369
Kreams Krafthouse is not a halal-certified cafe.
3. Chir Cafe + Bar
Chir Cafe + Bar is Korean fried chicken brand Chir Chir’s latest cafe-bar concept, a new addition to the dynamic restaurant scene at Holland Village. Their menu sees brunch fare and modern cuisine, laced with Korean elements.
To hop on the croffle trend, consider the Chir Chicken Croffle ($17.50++), which sees flaky croissant pastry turned into a waffle, alongside fried chicken, maple syrup, and house-made whipped cream. There’s also the Bulgogi Beef Tartine ($22++), comprising sweet bulgogi beef on brioche toast, peppered with flower buds for the ‘gram.
Check out our Chir Cafe + Bar review!
Address: 26A Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277685
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:00am to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 09:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6235 9950
Chir Cafe + Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
For more croffle goodness, check out Bunsik, a Korean cafe located within Ang Mo Kio. Their menu also sees Korean street snacks, such as spicy rice cakes and cheesy corn dogs.
Injeolmi bingsu-lovers can opt for the Single Injeolmi Croffle ($5.50) which comes dusted with nutty soybean powder. If you prefer a savoury touch to your croffle, there’s a Single Cheeze Croffle ($5.50) available. While you’re here, be sure to give their Mozza Corndog ($5) a shot, loaded with stretchy cheese that gives an IG-worthy cheese pull.
Check out our Bunsik review!
Address: 61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Jubilee Square, Singapore 569814
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Bunsik is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Kong Cafe
You might mistake Kong Cafe for an art gallery, as the walls are decorated with various art pieces, all done up by artist-owner Hanna Mi Kim. Aesthetics aside, this minimalist cafe offers scrumptious Korean fare and brunch selections.
If you’re here for brunch, consider the Savoury Waffle ($18), which you can choose fried chicken, sausage, or smoked salmon to go along with. Otherwise, there’s a selection of Korean dishes available, including Jja Jang Myun ($16) and Bulgogi Rice ($20).
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Address: 896 Dunearn Road, #01-11, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 8:30am to 7pm, Thur-Fri 8:30am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6900 3562
Kong Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Two Cranes
Joining the list of Korean cafes in Singapore is Two Cranes, located a short walk away from Kovan MRT Station. Here, you can expect brunch classics with a Korean twist, such as the Spicy Dakgalbi With Eggs ($15.90).
This dish is a play on your typical eggs with toast, with stir-fried spicy chicken. While you’re here, be sure to try their Wonda Army Stew ($14.90) as well, loaded with rice cakes, noodles, crab sticks, luncheon meat, and more!
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Address: Blk 211 Hougang Street 21, #01-291, Singapore 530211
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 9am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8166 0140
Two Cranes is not a halal-certified eatery.
If you’re a fan of Korean group BTOB, chances are you’ve heard about Pluseighttwo, the band leader’s first cafe venture in Singapore. The aesthetics here are immaculate, dotted with sleek marble tables and pops of botany. This cafe is also used as a space to celebrate birthdays of various K-pop artists.
The current menu sees mostly beverages, though there are sliced cakes available if you’re feeling peckish, priced at $8. For a heavier meal, consider their ramyun selections, such as the Bibim Ramen ($7.90) and Buldak Ramyeon ($7.90).
Address: 9 Bras Basah Road, #01-02, Rendezvous Gallery, Singapore 189559
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Pluseighttwo is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Ice Lab
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When we think of Korean desserts, bingsu often comes to mind. Ice Lab is one such dessert cafe serving up a variety of bingsu, alongside milkshakes, coffee, and other beverages.
Here, you can expect classics such as Injeolmi and Red Bean, or crowd favourites which include Oreo and Mango. To suit the local palate, there’s also a Kaya Coconut bingsu available. These are all priced at around $18.
Address: 164 Rochor Road, Bugis Village, Singapore 188439
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 1am
Tel: 6977 9665
Ice Lab is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Walking On Sunshine
Walking On Sunshine is a salon and cafe, dressed in gorgeous florals and botanical decor. Here, you can expect a slew of brunch fare and Korean-fusion dishes.
Their Kimchi Pizza ($17.50++) comes highly recommended, with bacon as the protein element, further drizzled with spicy mayo and sour cream. Meanwhile, if you want to go down the classic brunch route, opt for the American Breakfast ($21.50++), loaded with the full works, or the Eggs Benedict With Smoked Salmon ($18.50++), dressed in tangy hollandaise sauce.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #03-07, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 8877 0088
Walking On Sunshine is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. The Pound
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Hidden away in Sultan Plaza is The Pound, an unassuming cafe run by Korean sisters. They’re known for their roll cakes, which are made in-house, and said to be fluffy and cloud-like.
Tea-lovers can opt for the Earl Grey Roll Cake ($4.50), which sports a delicate earl grey fragrance. There’s also a Matcha Roll Cake ($4.50) available, made with matcha cream and a matcha white chocolate glaze. Meanwhile, if you prefer fruitier desserts, consider the Strawberry Swiss Roll ($4.50), which features fresh strawberries and light cream in the centre.
Address: 100 Jalan Sultan, #01-17B, Sultan Plaza, Singapore 199001
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am to 6:30pm, Sat 12pm to 5:30pm
Tel: 9644 6676
The Pound is not a halal-certified eatery.
Dine at Korean cafes in Singapore
We have curated a list of 10 Korean cafes in Singapore to transport you to Seoul, whether you’re looking to try out the latest croffle trend, or simply to quell your travel withdrawals.