TL;DR – Need a cuppa or an Instagram spot?
Cafes in Singapore are always coming and going but for now, here’s our list of cafes that we think you should check out – both for the coffee and for the ‘gram.
1. The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar
There may be nowhere in the city that boasts a better, more relaxing ambience than The Glasshouse at CHIJMES. Housed in a standalone all-glass structure that resembles a greenhouse, The Glasshouse is a haven to grab a bite and enjoy your favourite coffee and on a lazy afternoon. Filled with lush greenery in the interiors and exteriors and lots of natural sunlight coming through the floor-to-ceiling windows, The Glasshouse is the perfect casual atmosphere to enjoy pastries such as their Cinnamon Croissant and Hazelnut S’mores.
Address: 30 Victoria Street #01-K11 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm; Sat – Sun: 9am – 6pm
2. Chye Seng Huat
Housed in a former hardware store, Chye Seng Huat Hardware is quite an institution in Singapore’s coffee scene. Proud to host Singapore’s first 360-degree coffee bar, you can enjoy a whole different coffee experience watching and interacting with the baristas as they work their machines.
Address: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri: 9am – 7pm, Sat – Sun: 9am – 10pm
3. Open Farm Community
Open Farm Community is perfect for those who enjoy dining amid horticulture. With expansive urban farms and gardens, OFC lets you get more in touch with the food you are eating in an edible garden. Providing an open concept for dining with outdoor and indoor spaces, sophisticated rustic chic aesthetics with recycled timber flooring and bespoke ceiling lighting, you can indulge in cocktails with friends while the children enjoy the farming workshops. Perfect for families!
Address: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 12am
Sat – Sun: 11am – 4pm
Saturday: 6pm – 12am
Sunday: 6pm – 11pm
4. Mellower Coffee Singapore
A popular coffeehouse from Shanghai, Mellower Coffee is the first global flagship store outside of China. Its casual, rustic interiors, relaxing ambience and specialty coffee from all around the world makes for a beautiful coffee drinking experience. It’s no surprise both outlets seem to always be gleaming with customers. Using an original house blend made with coffee beans specially flown from Brazil, Colombia and Ethiopia, the blend has nutty, chocolate and caramel flavour notes making it achieve the most full-bodied flavours in black coffee. An Instagram hit among the hipsters is Sweet Little Rain, a generous ball of candy floss suspended over a cup of Americano. The steam from the coffee will melt the “cloud” and the sugar drips back into the cup. Other creative drinks are Ondeh Ondeh Latte and Sakura Fubuki.
108 Middle Road #01-01, The Prospex, Singapore 188967
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm Daily
77 Robinson Road #01-03, Singapore 068896
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am – 7pm; Sat: 9am – 4.30pm. Closed on Sun.
5. Shop Wonderland
A garden themed cafe and floral studio, Shop Wonderland is popular among its patrons for its modern botanical vibe and tranquillity. With a foliage-themed feature wall, tiled flooring and rustic furniture, the cafe is perfect for #flatlay shots. The second floor of the shop houses a bright and airy floral studio where you can buy bouquets or attend floral arrangement and craft workshops.
Address: 134 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068600
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 8am – 6pm. Closed on Sun.
6. The Refinery
You don’t just get one type of experience at The Refinery – you get three. The establishment is split into three levels; the first floor houses a yakitori restaurant, the second floor is home to a bespoke cocktail bar, and the third is where you’ll find a craft workshop. What’s not to love?
Address: 115 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208561
7. PS Cafe Ann Siang Hill
Housed in a beautifully restored shophouse by Ann Siang Hill Park, PS Cafe Ann Siang Hill could not have set a better ambience for brunch. Its dimly lit interiors and Victorian style décor makes for a sleek and posh ambience, and you will feel like you have been transported to 1920s colonial Singapore. If you have been to PS Cafe, you would probably already know that it is famous for their signature shoestring Truffle Fries and drool-worthy desserts such as the Sticky Date Pudding and Pecan Pie.
Address: 45 Ann Siang Road #02-02, Singapore 069719
Mon – Wed: 11:30am – 11pm
Thurs: 11:30am – 12am
Fri: 11:30am – 1am
Sat: 9:30am – 1am
Sun: 9:30am – 11pm
8. Epiphyte Café
An epiphyte is a plant that grows harmlessly upon another plant or tree, and as its name suggests, this café is conceptualised from its blend of food and nature. Located at Neil Road, Epiphyte Café serves innovative dishes such as a shocking Pink Risotto, Twilight cake and its famous Terrarium dessert.
Address: 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 1am
9. Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters
Located at the edge of the busy Upper Thomson Road, Pacamara is known for its minimalist look and wide variety of classic brunch specials. Instagrammers will love the white-washed exteriors, bright and clean white interiors with sunlight gleaming through the huge panelled windows and wooden tables to match. We recommend the Salmon Mentaiko Benedict or Truffle Benedict.
Address: 185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574833
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 9am – 11pm. Closed on Mon.
10. Boufe Boutique Cafe
Housed in a colonial house in Phoenix Park is this hidden gem, Boufe Boutique Cafe. The minimalist and clean white spaces here allow one to feel completely relaxed, either on your own or for a weekend date. It has made his name for itself on Instagram with their mini famous Milky Way cake, a multi-coloured cake which you can design on your own, and Twilight, an iced tea that changes colour from blue to bright purple. The other pastries are pretty photogenic as well and you can enjoy them with a coffee on a slow afternoon.
Address: 308 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park #01-01, Singapore 247974
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 10am – 10pm. Closed on Mon.