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18 Serangoon Cafes For Brunch And Desserts, Including Pet-friendly Spots

1st September 2022

The best Serangoon cafes for brunch and desserts

Mention Serangoon food and my friends will list of NEX food options, but as much as we love going to the mall, this neighbourhood has more to offer. Serangoon is home to cafes that will have you camping at for brunch, tea and even supper! Check out these 18 Serangoon cafes the next time you’re looking to dine in the area.

1. Flavour Flings

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Flavour Flings is the place to head to when you want unique Western fare that’s also halal. They were the mastermind behind salted egg yolk croissants, and loaded raclette cheese mains. Get their Salted Egg Croissant With Raclette Cheese ($9.90) for a double win, or Beef Steak With Raclette Cheese ($27.90) for gooey cheese atop tender meat. 

Address: Blk 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121
Opening hours: Thurs-Mon 11:30am to 4pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Wed 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6286 0051
Flavour Flings is a halal-certified eatery.

2. The Plain Jane

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If you’re a fan of swiss rolls, The Plain Jane has got just the thing for you. You can start with their signature, The Plain Jane ($4.90), or not-so-plain flavours such as Thai Milk Tea ($5.90) and Matcha ($5.90). The swiss rolls go well with their Flat White ($5), and they also offer interesting teas such as Mango Sticky Rice ($6/$8 for a pot) for the more adventurous.  

Address: Blk 211 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-10, Singapore 550211
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 12pm to 6pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 6pm
Tel: 6281 2477
The Plain Jane is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Kooks Creamery

Specialising in molten lava cookies, Kooks Creamery puts a creative spin to the traditional lava cake. With over 18 ice-cream flavours to pair your lava cookie with, you won’t be running out of choices and combinations anytime soon. We love how the Matcha Lava Cookie Set ($9.50) balances the slight bitterness of matcha and the sweetness of cookie butter ice cream—truly a match made in heaven.

Check out our full review of Kooks Creamery.

Address: Blk 211 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211
Opening hours: Sun, Tue-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 9006 8748
Kooks Creamery is not a halal-certified eatery, but they do not use pork, lard, or alcohol.

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4. Ciel Patisserie

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Ciel Patisserie specialises in French treats that are affordably priced. Popular choices include Opera Cake ($6.90), which has almond sponge layered with dark chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream, as well as the highly Instagrammable Mon Cheri ($8.20), a  chocolate mousse and cherry confit entremet shaped like the stone fruit.

Address: Blk 124 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1444, Singapore 530124
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
Tel: 6383 0803
Ciel Patisserie is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Lickers

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Lickers serves a wide selection of handcrafted ice cream including less mainstream flavours such as Yakult Oreo ($3.80) and Cookie Monster ($3.80). Regular flavours that still pack a punch would include Honeycomb ($3.80) and Speculoos ($3.80), and you can have any of them on a Waffle ($10 with two scoops).

Address: 124 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1446, Singapore 530124
Opening hours: Tue-Thur 1pm to 2am, Fri-Sun 12pm to 2am
Lickers is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Moments’

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A relatively new entrant to the Serangoon cafe scene is Moments’. The interior is airy and decorated with Chinese graphics, but the menu is decidedly local with a dash of Western. Expect breakfast sets that feature toasts and kopi under $5 to kickstart your day, or Western mains, from grilled platters to steaks, as well as pasta. The Western fare is equally affordable, as you can get an NZ Grassfed Sirloin Steak for only $14.90++, with your choice of sauce. 

Address: 326 Serangoon Ave 3, #01-380, Singapore 550326
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6962 8875
Moments’ is not a halal-certified cafe.

7. Apollo Coffee Bar 

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Serangoon Gardens is home to several cafes, but Apollo Coffee Bar stands out as a longtime fave. Some liken the cafe to those in Bali, while others say it’s a nod to Australian coffee houses. Either way, expect quality cups of coffee, as well as a day and night menu. Their Lemon Curd & Hotcakes ($15.50++) is a popular pick, where diner-style hotcakes are topped with a tart lemon curd. Else, if you’re coming by for dinner, they’ve got fusion mains served from 5pm onwards, including a Wagyu Cheeseburger ($21.40++), and Chorizo Squid Risotto ($23.50++).

Read our Apollo Coffee House review.

Address: 65 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555961
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 9am to 10pm, Sun 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6246 3875
Apollo Coffee Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Pints & Cones 

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Get your ice cream and waffles fix at Pints & Cones, where they serve up unique thyme waffles, as well as freshly churned ice cream. The Signature Waffle with a Single Scoop Flavour Gelato ($7.30) is an easy choice as you get to pick from a variety of their signature ice cream flavours, including Banana Biscoff, which tastes like a speculoos-packed banana cake. As for the thyme waffles, look forward to fragrant, aromatic waffle squares that are slightly savoury, but not overpowered by the herb.

Address: 304 Serangoon Avenue 2, #01-02, Singapore 550304
Opening hours: Daily 1pm to 10:30pm
Pints & Cones is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. The Better Scoop 

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Another ice cream and waffles joint worth checking out is The Better Scoop, a quick walk from Serangoon MRT Station. The cafe specialises in Nian Gao Waffles ($6.80++), made with a buttermilk batter laced with nian gao. Aside from waffles and gelato, they also do specialty drinks, including a Pei Pa Koa Latte With Peach Gum ($6.50), flavoured with actual pei pa koa syrup.

Read our The Better Scoop review.

Address: 264 Serangoon Central, #01-203, Singapore 550264
Opening hours: Tue to Sun, 12pm to 10pm
The Better Scoop is not a halal-certified eatery.

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10. Amber Ember 

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If you love cafes that bring on the vibes, then head over to Amber Ember. This Serangoon cafe scores big points with their dusky pink walls, wooden furnishings, and lush array of plants. While they serve brunch, they’ve also got a lunch menu available from 11am. They’re famous for their jaffles, AKA Aussie-style grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as open-faced sourdough toasts.

Address: 730 Upper Serangoon Road, #01-01, Singapore 534613
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 6pm
Tel: 6926 3312
Amber Ember is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Babba 

New Peranakan restaurant and cafe Babba recently opened in Jalan Riang, with a multi-concept menu. You get brunch from 8am to 4pm, pre-dinner snacks from 4pm to 6pm, then dinner from 6pm to 10pm. If you’re heading down early for brunch, you can choose to build your own breakfast (from $8++), or get their elevated Homemade Kaya Butter Toast & Eggs ($12++), served with crispy, fresh-made brioche, and a coconutty kaya. Else, swing by later in the day and enjoy Peranakan fusion mains.

Address: 15-9 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 8285 3826
Babba is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. AMIKA Cafe & Bar 

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AMIKA Cafe & Bar is all about cafe fare that visually wows. Try their AMIKA Eggs Benedict ($22++), which comes with beautifully arranged avocado slices, smoked salmon, and molten poached eggs. Else, get the Earl Grey Pancakes ($14.50++), perfumed with notes of the tea. Their colourful lattes are a must as well, including their lilac Taro Latte ($6.50++).

Address: 9 Teck Chye Terrace, Singapore 545720
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 9pm
Tel: 6241 6393
AMIKA Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. Dutch Colony Coffee Co. 

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Award-winning homegrown coffee roastery Dutch Colony Coffee Co. was established in Pasarbella, before moving into their own space along Frankel Avenue. The small cafe offers a variety of coffees, including beans you can purchase to make your own brews at home. They’ve also got a wall of specialty coffee equipment you can buy too. If you’re just there for breakfast and a good cuppa, they’ve got a menu full of breakfast staples, from the classic Breakfast Platter ($19++) to House Pancakes ($15++), served with blueberry jam.

Address: 113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 6pm
Tel: 6448 5852
Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is not a halal-certified cafe.

14. Joji’s Diner 

Joji’s Diner is one of the more eye-catching cafes on the list, thanks to their all-American interior, and diner menu. The cafe’s walls are lined with records, while the checkered floor is dotted cherry red vinyl seats, and even a  jukebox machine. Aside from your usual breakfast platters, Joji’s Diner also offers American bites such as Chicken & Waffles ($12.90++), and  Mac & Cheese ($7.90++).

Read our Joji’s Diner review.

Address: 534 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534549
Opening hours: Tue 11am to 5:30pm, Wed-Fri 1pm to 5:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 5:30pm
Joji’s Diner is not a halal-certified eatery.

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15. Sun Ray Cafe 

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This pet-friendly Serangoon cafe is situated just outside of the main Serangoon Gardens area and has drawn regular customers for its super affordable prices. Most of their dishes are just under $15, from Beef Shakshuka ($14+) to seafood pastas. Beyond just allowing pets in the cafe, Sun Ray also offers a pet menu, offering Puppucinos ($2+), and even a Happy Paw Bento Set ($10+), which comes with veg, fruits, scrambled eggs, rice, and your choice of protein.

Address: 79 Brighton Crescent, Singapore 559218
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8909 8458
Sun Ray Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

16. Urban Table 

Urban Table is a minimalistic Serangoon cafe run by Koreans. They’ve got a lean menu of pastries and breakfast items, though the cafe is really best known for their coffee, as the space doubles as a micro-roastery. The interiors are also spacious, with ample seating—great for those WFH days when you need a change of scenery, and prefer to work out of a cafe.

Read our Urban Table review.

Address: 10A-E, Yio Chu Kang Road, ICB Shopping Centre, Singapore 178905
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 6pm
Urban Table is not a halal-certified eatery.

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17. Oblong 

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Oblong has been a Serangoon Gardens mainstay for desserts, especially late at night as the cafe opens till 1am over the weekend. They were a pioneer of red velvet waffles, priced at $12 with ice cream, and your choice of syrup. If you’re not big on red velvet, don’t fret, as they have normal buttermilk waffles too, as well as other flavoured options, from Cookies & Cream ($13) to Milo Crunch ($14).

Address: 10 Maju Ave, Singapore 556688
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 1pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 1pm to 1am
Tel: 8367 4171
Oblong is not a halal-certified eatery.

18. Baker & Cook 

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Nestled at the edge of Serangoon Gardens is Baker & Cook, a popular brunch cafe and bakery for those living in the area. On the food menu is a handful of the usual brunch suspects, both sweet and savoury, from Eggs Benedict ($16++) and French Toast ($18.90++). Most orders come with bread that is freshly baked daily in-house, but if you want to try out the full selection fresh from the oven, we recommend the Bread Basket ($11++), which serves two, and comes with butter and jam.

Address: 87 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555983
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6241 5548

Serangoon cafes to dine at

You know now that cafes in Serangoon aren’t limited to the choices at Serangoon Gardens, so grab your fam and friends and check out these cafes!

For more cafes in the area, check out our North-East cafes guide!

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