“WHO LOVES CAFÉS KEE CHIU!“
*frantically raises up both my hands (and legs)*
*oh yes my toes too*
I love cafes for their casual atmosphere, relaxing vibe and soulful food. I do know how to whip up my own brunches and make my own coffee. But the thought of being out of the house, served by friendly service staff, sipping freshly roasted Americano and inhaling (i mean chewing on) hot-off-the-griddle flapjacks doused in maple syrup seduces me to no end.
Give me a good book and I’m all set for a lazy afternoon. All the more better if Christmas Carols are playing in the air.
I know many of you also love cafe-hopping, but you may not necessarily know where to go.
Being a cafe-hopping addict, I’ve being hopping (and instagraming) around Singapore over the last few years trying to identify the very best cafes in our country. And I came up with this guide to 45 Singapore cafes you have to visit at least once.
I hope you’ll now never run out of ideas again wondering where to get your next weekend brunch or coffee fix! These cafes are listed in no particular order.
|#1 Riders Café|||||Price Range: $20 – $40|
Address: 51 Fairways Drive, Bukit Timah
Saddle Club, s286965
Instagram picture credits: @lingyannn
Don’t even think of not queuing if you intend to come here for weekend brunch. Riders Café is very popular with crowds for their breakfast food they whip up and also their Freshly Baked Tea Scones.
Another HUGE PLUS is guests can dine while having a great view of the stables nearby where horses occasionally graze the lawns. Another signature would be their Death By Chocolate Cake drenched in thick chocolate sauce which is definitely not for the weak-hearted.
Must Tries: Death by Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream ($12), Tea Scones with Clotted Cream, Preserves and Butter ($9), Blackstone Benedict with Bacon & Tomatoes- Poached Eggs & Hollandaise on rustic Sourdough ($15)
|#2 Group Therapy|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 49 Duxton Road #02-01 s089513
What I love about this place is how it’s hidden in one of the lanes along Duxton, on the second storey of a shophouse and how it has an all-day breakfast menu. Many swear by their Poached Eggs ($15) sitting on a slice of thick, fluffy toast and which comes with generous lashings of their thick hollandaise sauce.
Their Belgian style waffle with maple syrup and butter ($8.50) and Key Lime Crumb Cake ($7) are pretty damn awesome too.
Must Tries: Poached Eggs if you’re a sucker for hollandaise, Roasted Almond Latte ($6.50)
|#3 The Plain|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: #01-01 50 Craig Road s089688
This one, yes, oh yes.
When I stepped into this cafe with it’s warm, dim lighting; the interior furnished with rustic wooden furniture, to be honest I didn’t really expect to be wow-ed by them. I was so wrong. I would come back just for their service.
To add to the great homely service, their sandwiches though simple were such a delight to have. The ciabatta buns toasted to a crisp were filled with fresh, savory fillings and melted cheese.
Must Tries: For a healthy yet tasty treat, try their Antipasto Sandwich on Ciabatta
|#4 W39 Bistro and Bakery|||||Price Range: $20 – $40|
Address: 39 Jalan Mas Puteh, s12863
A newly opened cafe in the west, this cafe serves up a mean breakfast with their thick (by thick I mean reallyyyy thick and fluffy) stack of Pancakes topped with fresh berries and bananas served with butter and maple syrup. ($9.50)
If you’re coming for a weekend brunch, don’t forget to make a reservation and give their Bread Basket ($6.50) a hit!
Must Tries: Bread Basket (love the cinnamon toast inside!!), Roasted Spatchcock w Mushroom Gravy and Roasted Vegetables ($24.50)
|#5 Club Street Social|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 5 Gemmill Lane, s069261
Instagram Pic credits: @samanthaahh
If you’re coming down to Club Street Social, you DEFINITELY have to order their legendary scrambled eggs ($12) , touted to be the best in Singapore with it’s fluffy creamy consistency. Not only do they do all-day breakfast, they also have soups, salads, crostinis, tramezzinis, paninis, a range of deserts and cocktails priced between $16-$20.
Must Tries: Bacon and Egg Panini ($14) , Goat Cheese Crostini ($9 for three, $13 for five), Scrambled Eggs ($12)
|#6 Privé Café|||||Price Range: $20 – $40|
Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
Food’s great, ambience’s great, view’s great. What more can you ask for? Located on Keppel Island, Privé faces the vast blue seas allowing diners who dine alfresco to take in the breathtaking views while chomping on their Fluffy Pancakes ($13.50) served with maple syrup, fresh fruits and honeycomb pieces.
They used to serve this Espresso pancakes with chocolate sauce, mini chocolate chips and honeycomb pieces which would be a hit with hard core chocolate fans but unfortunately it’s not on the menu anymore. ):
Tip: Best to take a cab or drive in as taking public transport in is rather inconvenient!
Must Tries: Assorted Milkshakes ($11-$15), Croissant ($2), Lemon Meringue Pie ($7)
|#7 Sarnies|||||Price Range: $10-$20|
Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, s068601
Instagram Pic credits: @beckychiu
Sarnies is known for its HUGE sandwiches which are served on either white or Rye bread with a large variety of options to choose fro with prices ranging from $13.50 – $15-50. Touted to have one of the best sandwiches in Singapore, Sarnies also serves breakfast between 730am -1130am and provides a weekend menu consisting of a different menu containing booze and cocktails.
Must Tries: Roast Chicken Sarnie, Sarnies’ Brownie
|#8 Food For Thought|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: #B1-00 Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, s259569
FFT is my to-go place for hearty, affordable breakfast grub whenever I’m craving my eggs and franks. The must-have when you dine here would be their soft and fluffy as hell pancakes which come in a variety of flavors.
Their Dark Chocolate & Raspberries Pancakes hit the spot for me and FFT makes the best pancakes I’ve ever had by far. Their breakfast is all-day so rejoice, those who are the breakfast-for-dinner people (that’s me)!
Must Tries: Dark Chocolate & Raspberries Pancakes ($12), Full Works – Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Garlic Mushrooms, Chunky Chicken Sausage, Hash Brown, Toasted Brioche with Thyme Tomato Salad ($18)
|#9 Habitat Coffee|||||Price Range: $ < 30|
Address: 223 Upper Thomson Road, s574355
What I love about this place is it’s cozy atmosphere coupled with homely, affordable grub. Don’t forget to try their cakes in their glass display, with unusual cakes taking stage like their Black Velvet Cake. Hidden in the row of the eateries at Upper Thomson, it may be a little hard to notice at first sight.
For those dedicated foodstagrammers, snag a seat on the first level near the counter as the lighting isn’t very good (for photo-taking) inside. For the lovey-dovey couples, head on to the second level for a romantic night!
Must Tries: Seafood Aglio Olio ($16)
|#10 The Fabulous Baker Boy|||||Price Range: $10-$40|
Address: 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Instagram pic credits: @beixin
People flock here for their large variety of cakes. I was one of them who joined in the crowd on a Friday night. Their Fried Chicken on Waffles seemed to be a crowd favourite with 2 pieces of battered fried chicken drenched in maple syrup sitting on a bed of coleslaw with a fluffy waffle and a slab of butter. Come on weekends to try their brunch menu!
Must Tries: Fried Chicken with Waffles ($21), Ab Fab Red Velvet Cake ($9 per slice, $90 for 9″ whole)
|#11 Kith Café |||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 7 Rodyk Street, #01-28, S238215
Be prepared to queue when you come here. Kith serves up a mean breakfast featuring fluffy and smooth scrambled eggs (which I adored) with the usual works in their Big Breakfast ($16.50). What I loved were their panini pressed toasts which diners could enjoy with a variety of spreads – homemade strawberry compote, nutella and peanut butter.
You can choose to dine out in the open or in their rather small indoor dining space. Service was rather swift for the crowd when I was there on a weekend afternoon for brunch.
Must Tries: Spaghetti with Beef Tenderloin Cubes ($20), 2 Piece Toast with 2 Eggs ($6)
|#12 Maison Ikkoku|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 20 Kandahar Street Singapore S198885
Maison Ikkoku has three floors, being a cafe, boutique and bar at the same time. The ambience, food and coffee are highly raved which is what brings people back here. The staff are really friendly too! Their coffee art is on point with the coffee filled right to the brim in a pretty huge cup!
Don’t forget to check out their boutique selling mid to high end international men labels on the 1st floor (one floor up).
Must Tries: Signtature MI Latte ($6), Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($18), Eggs Florentine ($18)
|#13 MU Parlour|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 16A Lorong Mambong
Holland Village, S277677
Instagram Picture credits: @lesterblur
Situated on the second-storey along the stretch of shophouses in Holland-Village, Mu Parlour with it’s gorgeously furnished interior, is a perfect place to spend a lovely afternoon with a group of friends or your significant one.
If you have a mega sweet tooth, don’t forget to drop by after your meal for some post-dinner sweets! They also have a selection of gourmet burgers besides their large array of desserts and pastries.
Must Tries: For something different- Chocolate and Black Sesame tart with Passionfruit Ganache ($7)
|#14 Necessary Provisions|||||Price Range: $10-$20|
Address: 21 Eng Kong Terrace, s598993
Instagram Picture credit: @zulayhasharin
At NP, the food is simple and homely which features an all day menu from their Banana Nutella Panini ($5), Savoury Scones, a selection of Sandwiches (S$9) and a different menu during dinner time.
This cafe has free Wi-fi and power plugs allowing people to do their work while sipping on their cuppa. Even though this café is rather hard to access, the homely and cozy atmosphere more than makes up for that.
Must Tries: Iced Espresso with Chilled Milk ($6.50) , Savory Scones ($5)
|#15 Selfish Gene Café|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 40 Craig Road, s089678
The crowd’s favourite would have to be their mini banana loaf cakes drizzled with peanut butter sauce. Another plus point of this quaint cafe would be its reasonable prices and great service. For me, what I love about this cafe is it’s ambience.
I know many other cafes have brilliant ambience but how Selfish stands out for me is the fact that it’s decor is unpretentious and fun. I could sit inside this cafe the whole day.
Must Tries: The Valerie- Blueberry compote x Cream Cheese on toast with Scrambled Eggs on the side ($11.80), Matcha Latte ($5)
|#16 Windowsill in The Woods|||||Price Range: $10-$20|
Address: 78 Horne Rd, s209078
Instagram picture credits: @telensim
Pie lovers rejoice! Windowsill in the Woods specialize in all sorts of sweet dessert pies with choices like their Banana Almond Brittle where sweet banana mousse meets salty caramel meets crunchy nuts to alcohol-infused versions like their Coconut Lime Vodka and Funny Apple studded with rum-soaked raisins.
My friend who just visited them kept raving non-stop about their pretty interior decor so do hit it up and snap more #ootds girls! 😉
Must Tries:S’mores Pie ($8), Exclusive to Windowsill in the Woods – Grasshopper Pie ($7)
|#17 Forty Hands|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: #01-12, 78 Yong Siak Street, s163078
Forty Hands is a café which is popular for something unusual. It would be their Tau Sar Pau (Red Bean Paste Steamed Bun) which are palm-sized, baby-buttocks soft steamed buns encasing a smooth red bean filling which spills out when torn open.
They also serve Truffle Fries, different varieties of hotdog buns and Asian Meat sliders which are essentially what we would call Kong Bak Pau.
Must Tries: Tau Sar Pau ($2.50), for an Asian Twist – Gula Melaka Roll ($3.50)
|#18 Tiong Bahru Bakery|||||Price Range: $10-$25|
Address: 56 Eng Hoon Street s160056
This is hands down my favourite place for croissants. I’m the type who likes my croissants not flaky and more on the bread-y side, and TBB has got me on their pastry. Their Kouign Amann, which is essentially croissant dough folded with more butter and sugar (forget about the diet for now) is their signature item on the menu.
They have recently introduced many hot meals for diners to have a proper meal at their Raffles City outlet.
Must Tries: Kouign Amann ($4), Almond Croissant ($3.20)
|#19 The Orange Thimble|||||Price Range: < $25|
Address: #01-68 Block 56 Eng Hoon Street s160056
This would definitely go into my list for being one of the comfiest cafes ever, with free Wi-fi, the interior divided into 5 dining areas, comfy sofas and power plugs for you to spend the afternoon with a cuppa or their hot meals and sandwiches.
For those looking for a good hideout, this is The Place To Go, just remember to go all the way inside! The Orange Thimble has also been the venue for filming many-a-times so who knows you may get lucky!
Must Tries: I would say go for their sweets, coffee and pastries over the mains
|#20 Paris Baguette Café|||||Price Range: $10 – $30|
Address: #02-48/53 Wisma Atria & Jem, #02-20/21
This Korean chain has to be one of my favourite cafes to go to, albeit it’s not-so-pocket-friendly prices.
One plus point would be their large variety of breads to cater to different tastes. Whether you’re in camp ‘hard bread’ or camp ‘buttery soft bread’, they have different selections of loaves, sweet buns, pastries and cakes which are placed oh-so-prettily in a long, large glass display you can’t take your eyes off.
They even have an all-day breakfast menu too, for those of you hardcore breakfast food fans.
Must Tries: Oh-my-Baby Crepe cake ($8) , Milk Pudding in assorted flavors ($4.50), Seafood Chowder in Bread Bowl($6)
|#21 Strangers’ Reunion|||||Price Range: $20- $40|
Address:37 Kampong Bahru Road, s169356
This newly renovated café’s speciality has to be their freshly made buttermilk waffles which are made ala minute. They come with a choice of toppings from Greek Yogurt with fresh fruits or butter and maple syrup. Be prepared to wait for a table if you’re dropping by for a weekend brunch.
Must Tries: Buttermilk Waffles with different toppings ($8.50)
|#22 Artistry|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 17 Jalan Pinang s199149
This gallery and café bar has both al fresco and indoor seating. This place would definitely appeal to the art enthusiasts with paintings and creative works adorning the walls of the café. Bands would make their presence on their indoor stage too. Do checkout their website for the dates!
Their Duck Pesto Pasta and toasted sandwiches are must-tries.
Must Tries:Prawn Aglio, Padi e Olio ($16), Duck Confit Pesto Pasta ($17.50)
|#23 Eat Play Love|||||Price Range: < $20|
Address: #01-07 Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street s199918
This place would definitely be a hit with ladies and children with it’s aesthetically pleasing interior comprising of eclectic coloured furniture and vintage showcases. They have a Craft Corner for guests to purchase and complete in their café whilst enjoying their affordable Thai-western grub.
Draw, cut, bake and unleash the inner Da Vinci in you with the art materials provided.
Must Tries:Those with a sweet tooth, try their S’mores Waffles – comes with a THICK layer of torched marshmallows ($3.50), Mango Salsa Burger ($12.50), Grilled Fish with Spicy Sauce ($10.50)
|#24 The Living Café|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 779 Bukit Timah Road s269758
This vegan café is popular for their creative take on vegan food and desserts which are no less tasty than the usual full fat ones. Located along Bukit Timah Road, this two-storey eatery also retails health foods and products.
Don’t leave without trying their cakes, choices include Raw Lemon Cheesecake and Raw Mocha Mint Slice. I also enjoyed their Sweet Potato Fries which was baked with light seasoning and salt, a healthier take to fries which was equally enjoyable to munch on as a side.
Must Tries:Raw Lemon Cheesecake ($9 per slice, Raw Mocha Mint Slice ($5 per slice)
|#25 A for Arbite|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: #01-01, 28 Aliwal St, s199918
Opened in March 2013, A for Arbite is the sister to Arbite at Serangoon Gardens. While they have things in common (like hearty brunches and handmade pasta), A for Arbite has a special focus at dinner time on a food and drink pairing menu. Their plating is superb which got me swooning and snapping.
Must Tries:Lobster Cakes ($6), Lobster Thermidor ($17) and for breakfast with a twist, try their French Toast with G.M Marscapone ($14) – infused with coffee, brandy with touches of Gula Melaka, Marscapone, Cream cheese and Chocolate
|#26 Carpenter and Cook|||||Price Range: < $25|
Address:#01-06 19 Lorong Kilat, s598120
This vintage café occupies the first storey of a shophouse along Lorong Kilat at Bukit Timah. Their little cakes, breads and pies come served on dainty vintage porcelain ware complete with adorable serving trays and cutlery. Be prepared to wait for a seat during busy hours especially after meal times.
But if you’re waiting for a seat outside their store, you can occupy yourself by snapping shots of their cute exterior featuring two dwarf statues.
Must Tries: Sticky Toffee Brownie ($6.50), Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Tart ($6.50), Savory Brioche served with side salad ($5)
|#27 Choupinette|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 607 Bukit Timah Rd, s269708
Choupinette has got to have the best egg benedicts in Singapore in my opinion. This little French diner’s interior resembles the cafes in France with it’s sweet furnishings and a whole wall hung with bread-filled baskets for customers to pick from.
Do try to come before noon so that you would have more brunch set choices to pick from! Be prepared to wait for a seat though, due to the limited dining space.
Must Tries:Egg’s Benedict’s served with fruit juice and any hot drink ($22)
|#28 Fika Café|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 257 Beach Road, s520728
Fika is unlike your usual all day breakfast cafes. This halal Swedish joint with its whitewashed walls and captivating interior design, has a wide variety of Western-Swedish fusion mains with sweets like their Swedish Pancakes ($14.90), Lingonberry Cheesecake ($8.90) and Apple Crumble Pie ($9.90) which are a hit amongst diners.
Their wide variety of food choices plus vegan pasta options makes Fika a hit with customers.
Must Tries: Grilled Chicken Crepe ($17.50), for something different : Lingonberry Cheesecake ($8.90) and Swedish Chocolate Balls ($3.50)
|#29 Sun Ray Café|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 79 Brighton Crescent, s559218
Dog-friendly cafes are all the rage now with the ever increasing amount of pet lovers in Singapore. Sun Ray Café has two dining spaces, one is the usual dining area at the front and another area specially for customers who bring their dogs along with them.
I didn’t expect much initially when I first stepped in, but was pretty wowed with their Breaded mushroom dish in the picture above. The cute dogs pattering around me made everything all the more better.
Must Tries:For those looking for something different in your usual Big Breakfasts, try their rendition of it: American Breakfast Brunch Set ($14.90) with eggs on scones instead of an english muffin/toast
|#30 Baker and Cook|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 77 Hillcrest Road, s288951
If you have read my interview, you would know that B&C tops my list of the cafes I love. This is by far my most-visited café so far, from the large number of shots I took everytime I dined here.
I’ve tried almost everything on their menu, from their hot cooked meals like their Eggs Benedict with Salmon/ Bacon, Pancakes served with Greek Yogurt to their cakes and pastries. Do try their Mochaccino which comes in a huge cup of frothy, thick chocolatey goodness which we never fail to order.
Must Tries:Carrot Cake ( $4.50 per slice, $26 for whole), Baker & Cook Deluxe Granola ($13), Mochaccino ($5.50)
|#31 The Bravery|||||Price Range: $10 – $30|
Address:66 Horne Road, s209073
Instagram pic credits: @kmfmelvin
Opened by the people behind The Plain, this cafe is right opposite the Jalan Besar stadium. This new kid on the block serves up great coffee along with a lovely brunches. Their beef steak Ciabatta is recommended, along with their Flat White.
Opened not too long ago, Bravery is making waves on social media. Just check out the throngs of pictures of their oh-so-photogenic pancakes on Instagram!
Must Tries:For coffee with a twist – Lavender Latte ($4.50) , Pancakes Stack with bananas, riccotta cheese, honey & crushed Pistachio ($15)
|#32 Chye Seng Huat Hardware|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, s207563
What is so unexpected from this cafe is that it is located in a hardware store. Upon first look, nobody would be able to guess it was a cafe inside serving up a range of cuppas, cakes and even brunch on weekends.
It created quite a great hype on social media, with people rushing there in throngs. I loved their Raspberry Cupcake , Brownie and their Signature Hot Chocolate which was oh-so-thick.
Must Tries:Hot Chocolate ($6.50), Pancake Stack ($10) and assorted cakes and pastries on display
|#33 Chock Full of Beans|||||Price Range: $10-$20|
Address: Blk 4 Changi Village Road #01-2090, s500004
Instagram pic credits: @esthergsy
Diners travel here all the way from the West just for their excellent coffee art which aren’t your usual swans or leave designs. Be wow-ed while their experienced baristas come up with cute teddy bears, Hello Kitty, Smurfs, Snoopy, Donald Duck and many other designs on your cuppa.
They have also recently introduced 3D coffee art which would definitely appeal to the Instagram fanatics.
Must Tries:Their coffee (with coffee art duh, you can request for specific patterns/pictures!), Iced Caramel Macchiato ($6.50)
|#34 The Loft Café|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 268A South Bridge Road 058817
The Loft would attract those looking for a hideout for the afternoon. Situated on the second storey of a shophouse, this place has comfy sofas and seats overlooking the hustle and bustle of Chinatown.
Their food comes in pretty huge servings and imo this place would be a good place for a hideout with your laptop while you savor a slow and relaxed brunch.
Must Tries:Shibuya Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes
|#35 La Ristrettos|||||Price Range: $10 – $30|
Address: #08-37, Novena Medical Centre, 10 Sinaran Drive, s307506
Instagram pic credits: @alainlicious
La Ristrettos is hidden in a corner of Novena which makes it very quiet and an ideal place to spend a chill afternoon alone or with a buddy. It is also a laptop friendly cafe, with Wi-fi. Great coffee and a good variety of food plus it’s tax free!
Must Tries: for something hearty- Panini E Uova Pancetta ($11)- panini bread with egg, bacon and provolone cheese, Ristretto ($3)
|#36 Vanilla Bar and Café|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 49 Duxton Road #02-01
You might know this place for one of their signature desserts which is a little unusual. The cafe’s Vanilla Dirt Cake is served in a real flowerpot, with oreo crumbs (the ‘dirt’) on top of frozen vanilla ice cream with 2 gummy worms.
Other dining selections are their panini sandwiches ranging from $7.50 to $9.90 to an all day breakfast menu.
Must Tries: Vanilla Dirt Cake ($9.50)
|#37 Department of Caffeine|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 15 Duxton Road, s089481
Hidden in a corner of Duxton Road, D.O.C has been making waves in the cafe scene with their signature waffles which come topped with either butter rum bananas or blueberry compote. Just take a look at their hashtag on instagram and you would see that it is filled with buttermilk waffles, buttermilk waffle and more buttermilk waffles.
For the coffee-holics, their coffee is a must, as for those non-coffee drinkers, their speciality hot chocolate is recommended.
Must Tries: Buttermilk Waffles ($12.50), 8 hour pulled pork sandwich ($14.50)
|#38 The Book Café|||||Price Range: < $30|
Address: #01-02, 20 Martin Road, Robertson Quay s239070
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a quiet afternoon with a mag and a good read, this is the place to be. The selection of food is amazing, filling up a whole blackboard of choices stuck on one of the walls in the cafe. Though their food is simple and nothing to scream about, their cozy interior lined with bookshelves and relaxed atmosphere would definitely draw you back again and again.
Must Tries: For something different than the usual cafe grub, try their Tex Mex Chili which has 3 levels of ‘spicy’ ratings: Mild, Hot and Insane
|#39 Wimbly Lu|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 15-2 Jalan Riang, S 358987
Instagram Pic credits: @siqiii
Wimbly Lu is a cafe dedicated to serving chocolate in all forms. Their Root Beer Cake with vanilla ice cream and Waffles are popular choices among diners. With it’s homely and cozy interior, it has been attracting the crowds.
They also sell hot food, but I would say go for the sweets. When you’re there, do look out for a vintage car parked right outside their storefront!
Must Tries: Waffles ($8.50), Root Beer cake ($6)
|#40 Oriole Café and Bar|||||Price Range: $10-$40|
Address: 96 Somerset road, s238163
Instagram Pic Credits: @alainlicious
Located in the heart of Orchard, this big cafe is a good chill out place for shoppers and diners alike, serving up good quality coffee with their coffee beans being self-roasted. Many rave about their Chocolate fudge cake which comes covered in a layer of shiny chocolate ganache.
With their great ambience and music, town-goers never fail to hit up this place after a long day.
Must Tries: Chocolate Fudge Cafe ($6), Chilli Chocolate Mocha ($6)
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|#41 D’Good Café|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 273 Holland Avenue #02-01/02
Instagram Pic Credits: @hwangsiyun
Another one to add to the list of Holland V cafes, this café has been attracting throngs of customers for their lovely interior comprising of 3 dining space. Many youths and even blogshops come here to have their shoots with their very photogenic rooftop alfresco and an indoor swing where diners can enjoy a lovely view of Holland.
What I thought was pretty cool about this place was that they are not situated on the first floor but on the higher floors which can be accessed by a futuristic kinda lift. Or steps if you can’t be bothered to wait.
Must Tries: Maple Sea Salt Cheesecake ($8)
|#42 Five and Dime|||||Price Range: < $40|
Address: 297 River Valley Road, s238338
Instagram Pic Credits: @littlemslocket
Five and Dime scores highly for their ambiance and interior design. Not opened too long ago, this cafe has garnered a strong following with their versatile concept, serving up morning brunches and classic British grub like fish and chips come night fall.
Must Tries: For something different than your usual pasta, try the Mentaiko Pasta ($18)
|#43 Dean and Deluca|||||Price Range: < $40|
Address: #04-23/24 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road ,S238896
I love this place for their great variety of fresh baked bread, pastries, cakes and all-day breakfast. One special thing about this place is that they retail bakes from the different bakeries and cafes all over Singapore.
For example they do bring in bread, cakes and pastries from Baker and Cook, from Maison Kayser and many more so it makes it really convenient for people to get their favorite items from different places all at one stop!
Their concept is really cool too, with a dining space, retail space, bread counter and cheese counter, taking up a large area on the 4th level at Orchard Central.
Must Tries:Marble Latte ($6.50), Sauteed Brioche French Toast – 2 one-inch thick slices of cornflake crusteed French Toasted Brioche with Salted Caramelized Bananas, Fresh Berries & Vanilla Ice Cream ($22), Berries & Flapjacks ($18)
|#44 Maple and Market|||||Price Range: < $20|
Address: 34 Cassia Crescent, #01-82, s 390034
Instagram Pic Credits: @thinkprintlove
Relatively new in the neighborhood, this bakery and cakery sells all sorts of homemade cakes and others, complete with coffee. Other than that, they also hold cake and cookie baking classes for adults and children.
Customers can also choose to order their cakes from them and their cakes imo are absolutely gorgeous.
Must Tries: Popcorn Caramel Cupcake ($2.80) , Victorian Sponge Cake ($5.50)
|#45 The Coffee Daily|||||Price Range: $10-$30|
Address: 75 Brighton Crescent, s559216
Instagram pic credits: @thecoffeedaily
The Coffee Daily is a popular hit for students as it offers good food at affordable prices, free wi-fi and power-points for those with laptops. They exude a unique modern-chinese-vintage feel with restored furniture decorating the lovely interior, which is why it has been the place blogshops choose to shoot their collections.
Must Tries: Cinnamon lovers- try their Cinnamon Hazel Dream ($4.90) drink
So there you have it! Your handy guide to the 45 cafes in Singapore to visit at least once in your life. Whether be it for their ambience, service, food or interior design.
Being an avid fan of cafes, I’ve been documenting all my trips on my instagram. I hope to explore the new cafes which are constantly sprouting up! 😀 Do follow me!
Map of these cafes in Singapore
Dynamic list of top rated cafes
Latest 5 TSL reviews of these cafes
Did I miss any you feel should be included in this list? Do let me know in the comments, would love to check them out and add more great cafes to this list for people to find out!
Have fun cafe-hopping aye!