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12 Korean Cafes In Singapore To Transport You To Seongsudong

4th October 2023

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 food trends too, such as croffles and Dalgona coffee. Here are 12 Korean cafes in Singapore to transport you to Seongsudong, one of the best areas for cafe-hopping in Seoul.


1. Infusion Roastery Cafe


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Formerly known as Urban Table, Infusion Roastery Cafe sees industrial-chic, well-lit interiors, transporting us right to a cafe in Sinsadong in Korea. 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 ($7.30), while casual coffee drinkers can consider the Cafe Latte ($6.60). To pair with your coffees, the Maple Pecan Croissant ($4.50) makes for a good pick, dressed with candied nuts and real maple syrup.

Address: 10A-E, Yio Chu Kang Road, ICB SHOPPING CENTER, Singapore 545524
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 8pm
Website
Infusion Roastery Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Cafe Kreams


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The autumn canopy at Cafe Kreams 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 ($10++), topped with caramel honeycomb candy. Fair warning, this can be too sweet for some. To complement the drink, there’s an array of tiramisu available, including flavours such as Matcha, Mocha, and Fruits. These are priced at around $12++.

Check out our Cafe Kreams review.

Address: 32 Maxwell Road, #01-07, Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 11pm, Sun 12pm to 10pm
Website
Cafe Kreams is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. 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 ($19.90+), 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 ($16.90+) and Kong Tteokbokki ($15.90+)

Check out our Kong Cafe review.

Address: 896 Dunearn Road, #01-11, Singapore 589472
Opening hours: Fri-Tues 8:30am to 7pm, Wed-Thurs 8:30am to 7:30pm
Website
Kong Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Two Cranes


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Joining the list of Korean cafes in Singapore is Two Cranes, a short walk away from Kovan MRT Station

Here, you can expect brunch classics with a Korean twist, such as the Beef Bulgogi Fries ($14). This dish features criss-cut fries with bulgogi mayo! While you’re here, be sure to try their Wonda Army Stew ($19) as well, loaded with rice cakes, noodles, crab sticks, luncheon meat and more!

Check out our Two Cranes review.

Address: Hougang Street 21, #01-291, Singapore 530211
Opening hours: Tues-Thurs 9am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 9:30pm, Sun 9am to 9pm
Website
Two Cranes is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. 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 classic bingsu flavours such as Injeolmi and Red Bean, or crowd favourites of Oreo and Mango. To suit the local palate, there’s also a Kaya Coconut bingsu available. These are all priced around $22 each, and come in generous portions for sharing.

Address: 164 Rochor Road, Bugis Village, Singapore 188439
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 2am
Website
Ice Lab is not a halal-certified eatery.


6. Walking On Sunshine


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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 ($19++) 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 Sunshine Breakfast ($23++), loaded with the full works, or the Eggs Benedict With Chicken Ham ($18++), dressed in tangy hollandaise sauce.

Read our Walking On Sunshine review

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #03-07, Orchard Central Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat 10:30am to 8pm
Website
Walking On Sunshine is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. 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 Matcha Roll Cake ($5.50) available, made with matcha cream and a matcha white chocolate glaze. Meanwhile, if you prefer fruitier desserts, consider the Strawberry Swiss Roll ($5.50), which features fresh strawberries and light cream in the centre. Else, get their Apple Crumble ($6) or Lemon Cake ($3.50)

Address: 100 Jalan Sultan, #01-17B, Singapore 199001
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 1pm 3:30pm
Website
The Pound is not a halal-certified eatery.


8. Snap Cafe


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Right in the hubbub of the CBD, a minimalist cafe called Snap Cafe opened in July 2023. Though small in size, the cosy ambience is one that many can appreciate for a quick coffee break or catch-up meeting.

Their selection of Korean-inspired bakes change up from time to time, but some constant favourites include Black Sesame Cheesecake Crumble ($6++), and Sweet Potato Pound Cake ($5++). For fans of black sesame, we recommend the former—the cheesy flavour is mild compared to the nuttiness of the black sesame! Else, get their Sourdough Toasties, which come in four different flavours: Honey-Baked Chicken Ham & Cheese ($9++), Korean Spicy Chix & Egg ($12++), Gochujang Prawn ($12++), and Triple Cheese ($9++).

Read our Snap Cafe review

Address: 21 McCallum Street, #01-01/02, The Clift, Singapore 069047
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 5pm
Website
Snap Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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9. NOWAFTER Cafe


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A new addition to Design Orchard is NOWAFTER Cafe, a monochrome-themed cafe known for their charcoal bun and black sesame einspanner.

Among several Korean-inspired bakes, give their Charkey Bun ($13) and Matcha Basque Cheesecake ($10) a try. The former is their own rendition with influences from popular Korean artisanal dessert brand NUDAKE’s Peak Cake. In terms of flavour, the charcoal bun is filled with mozzarella, garlic herb butter, and truffle sour cream. Else, the latter is topped with mascarpone vanilla cream, and strikes a good balance between earthy matcha notes and velvety cream cheese. Complete your dessert experience with their Black Sesame Einspanner ($9.50) or Dark Cocoa Vanilla Latte ($8.50).

Read our NOWAFTER Cafe review.

Address: 250 Orchard Road, Design Orchard, #03-01, Singapore 238905
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 6pm
Website
NOWAFTER Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery. 

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10. Cafe Margaret


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Cafe Margaret originates in Hongdae, Seoul, and they recently opened their first outlet abroad here in Singapore. The cafe isn’t only known for their cube croissants, but also for their cottagecore interior that momentarily takes you to Korea. 

It’s a must to try their signature CubePie, which comes in a variety of flavours: Lotus Cream ($8.30), Nutella ($7.80), Real Vanilla ($7.80), and Matcha Cream ($8.30). Each cube croissant boasts 72 layers of pastry brimming with cream filling within. To go with your desserts, we recommend getting their Vanilla Latte ($8.20), Matcha Latte ($7.50) or Grapefruit Ade ($7.80).

Read our Cafe Margaret review.

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


11. B For Bagel


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Helmed by the same team behind Market Blue is B For Bagel, a bagel brand from Seoul. You get a good range of freshly baked bagels from $3+ here, as well as a variety of spreads to choose from.

The bestselling Bacon Cheese Omelette ($14.50+) features a winning combination of bacon, egg, cheddar cheese, maple syrup, and dill yoghurt sauce. Alternatively, you can opt for Smoked Salmon ($16.90+), which is packed with pickled egg, capers, red onion, cream cheese, dill, spring onion, and smoked salmon. For something simple, pair their Plain ($3.90+) or Sesame ($3.90+) bagel with Truffle Butter ($5+), Bacon Maple Butter ($4.30+), or Flavoured Cream Cheese ($4.30+).

Read our B For Bagel review

Address: 163 Tanglin Road, #B1-125,126, Singapore 247933
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 4:30pm
Website
B For Bagel is not a halal-certified eatery.


12. Routine Korean Fusion Cafe & Bar


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Routine Korean Fusion Cafe & Bar doubles as a cafe by the day, and a bar at night. Even better, it opens until 12am every day, and you can get there by foot in just four minutes from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station.

The cherry blossom-themed cafe offers both beautiful aesthetics and good food. We encourage you to get the Routine’s Injeolmi Bingsu ($21++), which presents a tower of shaved ice topped with roasted soybean powder, sweet red bean paste, and chewy rice cakes. For something more substantial to share with your friends, try their Garlic Butter Octopus ($22++). You get a good amount of octopus, baby corn, chillies, and garlic stir fried in butter!

Read our Routine Korean Fusion Cafe & Bar review

Address: 60 Duxton Road, Singapore 089524
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 12am, Sun 12pm to 12am
Website
Routine Korean Fusion Cafe & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.


Best Korean cafes in Singapore


We have curated a list of 12 best Korean cafes in Singapore to transport you to Seoul, whether you’re looking to try out the latest food trend, or simply to quell your travel withdrawals.

For more Korean food, find out more about Joo Bar in Bugis for a variety of makgeolli flavours, and kimchi mac and cheese. Otherwise, read our guide to cheap Korean food with mains under $15 in Singapore. 

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