Cups n Canvas

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139 Selegie Road Singapore Singapore 188309
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Wei Ling
Listing created by Wei Ling on July 19, 2013    

As the name suggests, Cups n Canvas is all about the harmony of art and coffee, in a cafe-studio setting coupled with elements of fun, vibrancy and homeliness. With a blend of oriental and Western touches infused into its interior decor, the cafe is a cosy and comfortable place that offers a wide variety of food offerings that includes sandwiches, pasta and the classic all day breakfast items. 

Cups n Canvas houses art exhibitions and art classes as well. Learn how to draw, paint and do printmaking if you're interested in the fine intricacies of art-making. 


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Tue - Thu: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm, Fri - Sat: 10:30 am - 11:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm


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cute space

Located just beside Wilkie Edge, Cups n Canvas is easily overlooked by most of the students studying there because like myself, we would just take glances while walking past it. The concept of the cafe is unique as half the space is used for customers to paint and the other half is used for customers to dine in.

The variety of their menu isn’t extensive, serving mainly pastas and sandwiches. The food isn’t commendable, but it isn’t entirely bad. It just didn’t make a significant impression on me. The coffee and much hyped about sweet potato latte were average as well.

The prices are pretty affordable as compared to the other well known cafes and I think they don’t mind students studying there. I wouldn’t return there for their food or drinks, but I might try their desserts if I ever get a chance.

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(Updated: January 05, 2015)

Beautiful Decor

I stumbled upon this cosy cafe and really liked their decor. On one hand, the cafe was lined with rows of canvases filled with vibrant, abstract paintings from which the very essence of modern art emanated. Yet at the same time, the cafe’s vintage, old-timey furniture gave the cafe a quaint, old-fashioned charm. The marriage of both past and present within a single space made for an interesting visual experience.

Food-wise, if you are not a picky or particularly discerning eater, the food will pass muster. One of the more unique items on the cafe’s menu disappointed me a little: the sweet potato latte. It was nothing fantastic, with the texture a bit lumpy because of the sweet potato fibres.

Although the food is average, Cups n Canvas is still a conducive place to hold a genuine conversation.

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(Updated: May 08, 2014)

Artsy Fartsy

Cups n Canvas is artsy fartsy and very cosy. Just as you would expect, the interior of the cafe is adorned with canvases and the whole place just gives off a very comfy vibe. It's a pretty nice little rustic cafe.

The food is affordable and decent. I really liked their pasta and their all-day-breakfast picks. Not everything is good though. For example, the fish and chips was mediocre. There's a self-service station for water, so you don't have to pay for it. I didn't get to try the dessert.

The service staff were friendly, and they don't really bother you to leave as soon as you're done or rush you in placing your orders. I had a very nice time dining there. They also have an alfresco dining area, and it's great for chilling with your friends.

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Affordable, Artsy, Cosy

For one who's really impossibly bad with directions, getting to Cups N Canvas was actually really easy and straightforward, unlike how many other cafes are hidden and buried inside deep alleys with turns and all.

It was pretty crowded when I went, perhaps cos it was a weekend, and the place is pretty small. But the atmosphere was really buzzing. It wasn't the noisy, over-crowded market kind of buzz, but rather a cosy and warm kind of buzz. The service is wonderful. They are so friendly and are aware of every customer there, making sure you get your own personal experience, feeling taken care of whilst not intrusive.

The walls are decorated with art (canvas painitings) that really enriches the air with some culture. Some are rather much food for thought, which helps you keep the awkwardness at bay if you're, say, going on a first date. HAHA. I'd have to say that the tables are pretty close to each other, so you can literally hear the other table's conversation, and vice versa. Probably not that good an idea if you're in for some really private/personal time.

On the other hand, the prices are really affordable, and the food is really good. I had the smoked salmon sandwich and my friend, the chicken mango (i think!) sandwich. And it tasted great. They were priced at around $12, really affordable for such cafes, really. And I ordered hot tea (chamomile) as usual, and my friend had one of their iced tea, which he said was great too!

I saw people all around doing work, studying, and the shop was perfectly fine with it. It's definitely friendly and welcoming so take your time and just enjoy your time like I did ^^

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(Updated: September 01, 2013)

One of my new fav places!

I've been to this cafe twice in less than a month, and this speaks alot because I seldom do return to such places more than once as they're not as convenient as shopping malls at the foot of the mrt station. And even if I do, it'd probably be at least a 2-3 months later. I like that this place is an easy 10-15 min walk from Dhoby Ghaut though. And the fact that they have free wifi. And good coffee, ambience, cakes, and great staff.

They have a $9.90 tea-time set for any drink on the menu + a slice of cake/pastry, and I got this both times I went there although I wasn't actually that hungry during the second time (I ended up packing half of the cakes home both times).

I had a skinny mocha latte the first time there, and this was so strangely comforting that afternoon. Yes, yes, and yes to their coffee. I had an Iced Gryphon's Pearl of the Orient Tea the 2nd time I was there since I was more in favour of something light, and it was refreshing just like I needed it to be!

Cakes wise, I had a slice of carrot cake first time and the classic cheese cake the second time. The carrot cake was seriously damn huge and I finished only half. It was nicely dense and not too sweet, and wasn't as dry as some I had before at other places. The cream cheese frosting was a little too sweet though! I rly wanted to try the earl grey cheesecake the 2nd time I was there, but it was unfortunately not available! Had a classic one instead that came with strawberry sauce. Didn't take the strawberry sauce too well, but it's just a personal preference because I didn't want something too sweet. That said, that's because the cheesecake was great on its own!! The cheesecake base tasted like crumbed digestives, and my sister & mum approved of it too!

Might just go back there again this week...maybe. One of the better places to chill away at, really :') Some people have commented that their breakfast menu items are pretty lacklustre, but that the laidback feeling of the place coupled with their coffee sometimes more than makes up for it. Have yet to try their popular sweet potato latte though, maybe the next time!

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