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Tampines Cafe Guide: 12 Places For Mochi Bagels And Kopi Toast Gelato In The East

17th November 2023

Best Tampines cafes guide

We’ve introduced sedap hawker food in Tampines, so it’s only right to bring attention to Tampines cafes too. Tampines may not come to mind when the word ‘cafe’ is mentioned, but there are food gems hidden throughout the neighbourhood. With most of them offering cafe fare at affordable prices, you now know where to bring your hipster mates to the next time you guys are in the area! With that said, here are the 12 best Tampines cafes you should definitely visit!

1. Hundred Acre Creamery


If you’re looking for pandan waffles and Asian-inspired ice cream flavours, look no further than Hundred Acre Creamery. If the name rings a bell, that’s because the cafe draws inspiration from Winnie The Pooh’s home, Hundred Acre Wood, which is reflected in its cosy ambience and decor. We highly recommend getting their chewy Coconut Pandan Waffle ($7) and pairing it with a scoop of Chrysanthemum Honey ($5.50) ice cream. For something more refreshing, order the Isaphan Sorbet ($4.50) instead for a burst of raspberry, rose, and lychee.

Read our Hundred Acre Creamery review.

Address: Block 824 Tampines Street 81, #01-24, Singapore 520824
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 9764 9107
Hundred Acre Creamery is not a halal-certified eatery. 

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2. Around Cafe

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If glasshouse cafes are your jam, swing by Around Cafe,  located in the compounds of a Tampines condominium complex. The cafe opens till 2am daily, making them a popular supper spot for Easties. A must-try is their Waffles With Two Rounds ($15), starring a satisfyingly thicc and cakey waffle topped with two gelato flavours of your choice. We recommend the Hazelnut Rocher gelato for something rich and nutty, and the popular Strawberry Cheesecake, a creamy and cheesy flavour with a fruity tang.

Read our Around Cafe review.

Around Cafe
117 Tampines Street 86, The Alps Residences, Singapore 528538
Opening Hours: Tuesday 12:00-23:00  Show More Timings 

Around Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Craze Kitchen

Craze Kitchen

The Muslim-owned Craze Kitchen specialises in affordable Western food. All their items come at nett prices and boast huge portions. The Mala Beef Pasta ($25.50) is bursting with flavours, starring tender striploin beef slices, parsley, and linguine doused in Mala sauce.

Craze Kitchen

One of the more unique items is the Chicken Run Waffle Burger ($14.90), which comes with a sizable portion of chicken cutlet and thick waffles. The sweet taste of the waffle buns goes well with the breaded patty. It also comes with a basket of thick fries, mushroom sauce, and a refreshing salad. If you prefer to have the chicken burger with regular buns, you can get it at $9 instead.

Read our Craze Kitchen review.

Address: 201D Tampines Street 21, #01-1171, Singapore 524201
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6970 0287
Craze Kitchen is a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Tipsy Penguin 

Tipsy Penguin

Tipsy Penguin is a great place to chill and visit on a Friday night. It’s roomy, relaxing, and has live bands performing in the evenings from Mondays to Saturdays. The menu has drinks, rich desserts, and fusion Western fare. One signature is the Gyudon Beef Bowl ($16++), featuring seared striploin served with sauteed truffle mushrooms, onsen egg, and garlic chips on a bed of Japanese rice. Tipsy Penguin serves mala dishes too. You can get the Mala Noodles With Seafood ($18++)—egg noodles tossed in a Mala sauce, served with wonton, prawns, and roasted char siew.

Tipsy Penguin

In terms of desserts, you can get their charred Tipsy’s Burnt Cheesecake ($12++) which comes with vanilla ice cream. This warm, crustless cake is smooth and milky on the inside, pairing well with the cold ice cream for a mouthful of sweet delight.  

Check out our Tipsy Penguin review.

Address: 300 Tampines Avenue 5, #01-02A, NTUC Income Building, Singapore 529653
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 1am
Tel: 8223 2983
Tipsy Penguin is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. Rocky Master

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Rocky Master is a Halal cafe that serves up Asian dishes, Western pasta, and fusion food. Their Tampines outlet is located on the first floor of Tampines Grande, a few minutes walk from Tampines MRT Station, and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The spacious cafe serves up fusion food such as Beefy Kimchi Burger ($18.80++), comprising two juicy beef patties topped with zesty kimchi and a special Gochujang chilli sauce.

The local food is a little pricey, with the Laksa Supreme priced at $13.80++. It uses high-quality belacan and comes with juicy prawns, calamari balls, tau pok, and quail eggs. For pasta options, there are both classic Italian options and fusion items. Look out for the Beef Bolognaise ($14.80++), Teriyaki Chicken Rice ($15.80++), and yet another signature— the Fried Chicken Waffles Burger ($15.80++).

Address: 9 Tampines Avenue 5, #01-11, Tampines Grande, Singapore 528735
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 8pm, Sat 8:30am to 8pm
Tel: 6785 2874
Rocky Master is a halal-certified eatery.

6. Bae.gal

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While Bae.gal is more of a grab-and-go kiosk than a cafe, they still deserve a spot on this list due to their affordable and chewy bagels. Located at Century Square, they’re opened by the same folks behind Swee Heng, and are most known for their Garlic Cream Cheese Bagel ($3.60+) and Triple Cheese Honey Mochi Bagel ($3.80+). There’s also the unique Taiwan Yam & Purple Sweet Potato Bagel ($3.40+), comprising sweet potato paste and yam chunks, and the Chicken Cutlet with Egg & Cheese Bagel ($3.20+): lettuce, chicken cutlet, egg, cheese, tomatoes, and a creamy sweet sauce.

Read our Bae.gal coverage.

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-032A, Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 9:30pm
Bae.gal is a halal-certified eatery.

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7. Three’s A Crowd

Three's A Crowd - S'mores Brownie with Ice Cream

This neighbourhood cafe specialises in ice cream and whole cakes. Those dining in at Three’s A Crowd can get the ice cream parlour’s Single Scoop Ice Cream ($4.30) with their Classic Waffles ($6). One of their popular flavours is the Leegacy dark chocolate ice cream that comes with a strong cocoa flavour. They also have premium flavours such as the Roasted Pistachio ($5.30) flavour that cost a bit more.

Apart from piping-hot waffles and sweet ice cream, Three’s A Crowd has savoury options too. You can get an Ayam Penyet N Waffle ($12) or a Lasagna ($9.80). Wash down the meal with a creamy Hazelnut Latte ($6) or Hojicha Latte ($5), both of which are brewed in-house. 

Read our Three’s A Crowd review.

Address: Block 802 Tampines Avenue 4, #01-11, Singapore 520802
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 11pm
Tel: 6702 0700
Three’s A Crowd is a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Cafe Bom Bom

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Bingsu lovers, look no further than Cafe Bom Bom to get your Korean dessert cravings satisfied. A crowd favourite is the K-Ogok Bingsu ($7.60) with injeolmi, AKA Korean rice cake, and the Melon Bingsu ($8.60) that’s refreshing and fruity. Try their range of unique Korean-style coffees too, including Sea Salt Blanc ($7.50), a mint-infused iced coffee with a touch of sea salt. If you’re still feeling peckish, get some of their XL-sized macarons ($4.90 each) to share, with popular flavours being Oreo and Cheese.

Address: Tampines Central 1, #04-14, Singapore 529536
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8345 6212
Cafe Bom Bom is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. The Tree Cafe

tree cafe tampines

For wallet-friendly Western fusion mains, head over to The Tree Cafe, located at Tampines 1. Most dishes here are priced under $15 nett, including Mac & Cheese and the cafe’s take on Southern-style chicken and waffles. The former features macaroni cooked in a creamy mozzarella cheese sauce alongside tender chicken chunks and mushrooms. You can also try their Sous Vide Duck Confit at a well-priced $16.90! This gets you a bone-in duck leg served with creamy mashed potatoes, green salad, and savoury gravy on the side.

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529509
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8819 0537
The Tree Cafe is a halal-certified eatery.

10. Delato

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This under-HDB dessert joint specialises in small-batch gelato offerings. The menu offers 12 gelato flavours daily, each with its own unique twist. We’ve heard good things about the Maple Walnut Pie, Mango Basil, and Kopi Toast flavours, priced from $4.20 per scoop. You can also pair your gelato with Delato’s Original Waffles ($6) or Matcha Mochi Waffle ($7) for something more substantial.

Read our Delato coverage.

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477 Tampines Street 43, #01-154, Singapore 520477
Opening Hours: Tuesday 14:00-23:00  Show More Timings 

Delato is not a halal-certified eatery.

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11. Luckin Coffee

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If you’re an Eastie who’s a fan of Luckin Coffee, you’ll be glad to know that they’ve got an outlet located at Tampines 1. Often dubbed the Starbucks of China, the renowned coffee chain is popular for their Coconut Latte ($6.40) and Fruity American Series—the Iced Coconut Americano blends premium Yirgacheffe coffee beans with coconut water for a cooling drink, while the Pomelo Americano is a sparkling coffee drink that features tangy pomelo juice. If you’re new to Luckin Coffee, don’t forget to order through their app to enjoy your first cup of coffee for just $0.99!

Read our Luckin Coffee coverage.

Address: 10 Tampines Central, #01-17/18, Tampines 1, Singapore 529536
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Luckin Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.

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12. Puffs And Peaks

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Originally an online-only bakery, Puffs And Peaks was founded by a mother-daughter duo and gained popularity for their signature brioche doughnuts, among other homemade baked goods. Their physical store in Tampines offers the popular Salted Honey, Lavender, Blackcurrant Jam Cake ($6), featuring lavender sponge with salted honey whipped cream, and the Brookie ($3.70), a half-chocolate chip, half-brownie cookie with Valrhona dark chocolate chunks. Don’t miss out on their Taro Coconut ($3.80) too, which features a soft and fluffy doughnut filled with house-made taro paste. Do note that the bakery currently accepts takeaway orders only.

Read our Puffs And Peaks review.

Puffs And Peaks Bakery
866A Tampines Street 83, #03-03 Central Community Complex, Singapore 521866
Opening Hours: Tuesday 10:30-17:00  Show More Timings 

Puffs And Peaks is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Tampines cafes to visit in the East

While Tampines is all the way on the far end of Singapore, there are plenty of malls and hidden gems to discover, as shown with these Tampines cafes! Our Tampines Hub alone has a ton of good spots to eat. For more food in the heartlands, check out our list of spots to dine at in Ang Mo Kio! And if you’re hungry for a bigger meal, check out our review of The Social Outcast, located right here in Tampines.

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