USD Cafe at Katong

We’re always on the lookout for new cafes for our weekend brunch excursions. For those looking for something completely head-turning, check out the new Upside Down Cafe USD Cafe – along East Coast Road at Katong.

You’ll get to snap cool optical illusion photos and sip on freshly-brewed Ipoh white coffee. Here’s what you can expect when you pay a visit:

Quirky optical illusion photo ops

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It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the cafe has Trick Eye Museum vibes. Turn your gaze upwards and you’ll spot everything from countertops to dining chairs, and even a toilet bowl – all of which set the perfect backdrop for upside-down photos.

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Trippier than Michael Jackson’s moonwalk.
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P.S. These whimsical photo ops are a result of upside down furniture hung from the ceiling, but trust that the tables and chairs you’ll be dining at are rooted firmly on the ground.

Ipoh white coffee for your caffeine boost

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Ipoh white coffee (left) and Rosy White Coffee (right).
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The cafe specialises in Ipoh white coffee (all $7.50), with many interesting concoctions on their menu including cheesy salted, cinnamon, banana, osmanthus and coconut variations. If you’re a matcha fan, there’s also a matcha white coffee you can order. 

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Latte, soy, oat and cinnamon white coffee are available in hot or cold
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They’ve also got refreshing fruit juices such as Passion Fruit Juice and Lychee Rose Sparkling (both $7.50) if you’ve got a craving for something sweet. 

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Lychee Rose Sparkling ($7.50) – they call this Pink Lady.
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Affordable brunch & tea menu

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Whether you’re here for brunch or for afternoon tea, you’d be glad to know that their menu is rather wallet-friendly. We’re talking just $10 for a classic combo of an egg on toast called You Are My Sunshine. They’ve also got variations that include croissants, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and avocado – all within a decent price range below $16. 

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Their selection of afternoon tea break bites include Portuguese Egg Tart ($3.50), Kaya Butter Toast ($4) and Flossy Muffin ($3.50).

Visit USD Cafe at Katong

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If themed cafes are your weakness, hit up USD Cafe on your next cafe-hopping adventure. It’s situated along East Coast Road, where there’s a myriad of eateries and where new ones are popping up every so often. You can easily get there via a 15-minute bus ride from Dakota MRT.

Address: 171 East Coast Road, #01-05, Singapore 428877
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 9am-6pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

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Cover image adapted from: @xy_marksthespot, @usdcafesingapore, @doggaebi

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