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15 Best Cafes in Singapore

 
  • With some of the best cafes in Sinagpore, your action packed holiday in the city will allow you to carve your hunger with the authentic Pan-Asian and international cuisines. Follow this list to have an idea of some of the greatest offerings of Singapore and satisfy your cafe carvings.
    Set amidst pretty gardens, and serving up some of the best delectable dishes and desserts, café’s in Singapore boast a signature laid back ambiance coupled with unique and quirky décor that will make you want to whip out your phone and instagram everything immediately.

    Each café out does the other with its vibrant and iconic themes, mouthwatering dishes, perfect locations and distinct atmospheres. Whether it’s a business meeting, sneaking in some alone time or and escapade from the hustle and bustle of city lie, the calm and quite ambiance of cafes in Singapore are the perfect antidote. 

    Here are some Best Cafes in Singapore:

  • 01Artistry

    Based in Jaln Pinang in the quiet Kampong Glam Heritage district, Artistry is a brilliant café that showcases local and international art work, transferring the place into a new art gallery in the shophouse. Aiming to fetch a creative endeavor, there are significant art works displayed to fetch the onlookers attention. Promoting the new and upcoming talents it creates an amazing warm ambience where everything is simply designed but with lot of creativity. Great food, yummy deserts and refreshing coffee is the essence of the place. Some of the special dishes of this place include Artistry Crab Burger, Red Velvet cake, Eggs Benedict and Peppermint tea. However one should not miss the Sunday brunch here which is simply great. The prices are reasonable and pocket friendly.



    Location: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore. Close to Bugis Station.

    Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 7:00 pm. Monday closed. 
  • 02Baker & Cook

    In the lush surrounding of Hillcrest Road, Baker & cook is one of the bustling places where families and friends drop in to spend some quality time with excellent food and brewing coffee. Allpress Expresso, the traditional Italian expresso from New Zealand, remains first time available in Singapore in this exclusive coffee parlor Bakers & Cook. As of food is concern, the chain is known for their first in class bakery items that is served throughout the day in breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Apart from the Hillcrest Road branch, Bakers & Cook is also available in Chip Bee Gardens near Bugis station and Opera estate. Apart from signature bakery goods, there are jams, chutneys, cookies, cakes which are equally delicious.



    Location: 77 Hillcrest Road, Singapore.

    Opening Hours: Open on all days, 7:00am to 8:00pm

  • 03Riders Cafe

    Nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, amidst lush greenery, Riders Café is situated in one of the most pristine locations of Singapore. Based in midst of Bukit Timah Saddle Club, this beautiful breezy café is famous for its delicious weekend brunches. Simply decorated with plush designer seats, looking over the greens, hearing the horses gallop, this is the most harmonious location to enjoy some delicious mouth melting eateries. Having the earliest brunch timings the café remains quite crowded throughout the day and that is why an advance booking is advisable. Away from the bustling city , this is one of the most sought after places to enjoy delicious best quality food.



    Location: 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore.

    Timings: Sun – Thurs: 8:00am to 9:00pm, Fri and Sat: 8:00am to 10:00pm, Monday closed
  • 04Carpenter & Cook

    Based in Alexandra Road, Carpenter & Cook is a vintage store that is famous for its artisan bakery café. The key attraction of the café is its excellent décor which comprises of vintage furniture’s and homely traditional décor with mild contemporary touches. Apart from the unique décor the next key factor is the fresh homemade baked goods, cookies and cakes that are simply delicious and mouth melting. There is a whole range of desert items  which also remains quite in demand among the visitors.

    The little shop adjacent to the café sell all kinds of vintage goods and homely gifts for various auspicious occasion. Apart from Alexandra Road, the café chain had its outlet in Upper Bukit Timah and in Jasmine road too but in recent times the Jasmine road outlet has been kept closed



    Location: 321 Alexandra Road, Singapore

    Timings: 9:00am to 10:00pm
  • 05Chye Seng Huat Hardware

    Chye Seng Huat Hardware or CSHH is located in Tyrwhitt Road is one of the popular coffee joints in Singapore. Looks are deceiving, since the coffee bar looks almost like a shabby hardware shop from outside but once inside it is a very hip coffee bar. Special attractions like coffee school, private coffee tasting room are interesting addition to the place. The in house bakery treats the visitors with a wide variety of cakes and confectioneries, desert items and baked food. Cookies of CSHH are popular among the visitors of the country.

    Salami sandwich and Ham omelets are some of the specialties of this location. Both natives as well as visitors are quite fond of the location and makes the place quite busy specially in weekends.

     



    Location: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore

    Timings: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00am to 7:00 pm and Weekends: 9:00am to 10:00pm 
    Chye Seng Huat Hardware
  • 06The Book Cafe

    Based at Martin Road, The Book Café is one of the coolest coffee joints in Singapore to enjoy with friends and family. With a perfect ambience of warm and coziness, this café ensures quiet and friendly atmosphere where one can enjoy good food and excellent brewing coffee of multiple kinds. The sitting arrangement is also quite comfortable with plush sofas overlooking good views of the city roads ahead. One of the key attractions of the place is its excellent food which includes smoked grill chicken salad, oreo cake, lava cake, pastries, wedges and a whole lot. The price of the café is quite reasonable and remains quite crowded in the weekends.



    Location: 20 Martin Road, Seng Kee Building, Singapore

    Timings: 8:30am to 10:30pm, Open on all days. 
  • 07Strangers' Reunion

    Stanger’s Union is one of the popular cafes based along the multiple shophouses in Kampong Bahru Road. The design of the café is quite similar to other hipstar cafes with simple portrayal of craftsmanship in every corner. White walls and plush chairs complement the hard wooden tables. Several works of art, classical paintings highlight the walls focused with hanging lamps make it look more like an art gallery. The food is delicious whereas the menu comprises of both signature dishes as well as the popular café dishes like Eggs benedict, truffle fries etc. Their coffee is known to be special and the key attraction of the place. A great place for hangout; this is one of the crowded joints.

     

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    Location: 33/35 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore, Near Outram Station.

    Timings: 9:00am to 10:00pm, Open on all days

  • 08Sarnies Cafe

    Located at a distance of only 5 mins walks from the MRT station in Telok Ayer Street, Sarnies Café is known for its range of unique sandwich and freshly brewed tea and coffee. It’s one of the popular coffee joints among the natives and presents an Australian ambiance which is quite unique here. Elegant designs yet simplicity runs in the atmosphere of the café with flair of friendliness. The food here comprises of large yet tasty varieties of sandwiches in multiple taste that excites all taste buds.

     The prices of the sandwiches are reasonable and equally delightful in taste. Home baked brownies and cookies are by far the favorites of the visitors. The service is quick with friendly staff that simply makes the place more welcoming.

    Location: 36 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore.

    Timings: Mon to Fri 7:30am – 10pm; Sat & Sun 9am – 4pm
  • 09La Ristrettos

    Smacked in the middle of medical offices, La Ristrettos, is located at the 8th floor of Novena Medical Centre. Even on the 8th floor there are medical offices which makes it look quite suprising that a café like La Ristrttos may be based here. Unlike the offbeat location, the interior of the café is quite contemporary with modern decorations around the walls, wooden café tables highlighted with a glass façade and outdoor garden. With café makers and roasters right in front one can enjoy freshly brewed coffee along with mouth melting all day breakfast menus with pastas and Panini. Brunch food is majorly available here.

    The prices are quite affordable here and the best part is they don’t charge service fees or GSt making the prices quite less. The deserts are soft and moist and worth a try here. It’s a great café and a must visit for Singapore travelers.

    Location: 08-37 Novena Medical Centre, Singapore, Near Novena station.

    Timings: Mon- Fri: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sat: 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • 10Crown Bakery & Cafe

    The soul belief of the people at Crown Bakery & Café is that breads can be tasted much more delicious and it can be healthier if the artificial coloring, flavoring, use of chemicals, preservatives can be avoided. Based at Bukit Timah Road at the Crown Center, the café offers 45different styles of bread all packed with full of goodness including soluble fiber, whole grains and healthy fat. The food options are plenty and people loves to explore the versatility of the café joint. The signature dish Crown Breakfast is a popular dish here. Range of fresh based cookies and cakes are also available here. To try out different style of breads garnished with multiple dressing this café is worth a venture.



     Location: 557 Bukit Timah Road Crown Centre.

     Timing: Sun-Thurs 7.30am-9.30pm; Fri/Sat 7.30am-10.30pm
  • 11Antoinette

    Based in the Penhas Road at a mere 3 minutes walking distance from Lavender MRT station, Antoinette is one of the luxuriously designed café with elite arrangements that make every visitor feel quite classy and elegant. The interiors include designer small rounded coffee tables with expensive chairs in different colors and with hanging chandeliers making the café look quite fancy. The place has a wide collection of baked food items followed by delicious deserts. In fact the cuisine offered here is delicious with every popular dish made unique with a little twist in the taste by adding different toppings, layers, herbs and spices. The joint is more like a dining place and it remains quite busy in the afternoons though the management keeps the ambience surprisingly quiet and peaceful

     Location: 30 Penhas Road, Singapore.

     Timing: Mon to Sun: 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • 12W39 Bistro and Bakery

    Based in Jalan Mas Puteh,or the West coast Road, W39 Bistro and Bakery is a casual chirpy café which is famous for its harmonious ambience away from the city bustle, and its lovely awe delicious dishes. The dishes served here are majorly inspired by European cuisine though the tastes are enhanced with local ingredients and spices. One can have all brunch, lunch and dinner here.

    There remains availability of a range of breads, cakes, cookies, and best in taste deserts which are simply great. Some of the special menus of café includes Salted Caramel cake, Ribena Lemon Twist,Wagyu Baurger,Baked Chilian Miso Seabass, Duck confit etc. It’s a perfect place to chill out with friends and family.

    Location: 39 Jalan Mas Puteh, Singapore near Clementi MRT Station.

    Timings: Monday Closed. Tue- Fri: 11:00am to 10:00pm and Sat- Sun: 9:00am to 10:00pm

  • 13The Coffee Academics

    The award winning specialty coffee concept store from Hong Kong, The Coffee Academics opened its first café outlet in Singapore. Based in Scotts square this is the first International outlet of the café and this time it’s large with a 3000sq feet café area. Designed with contemporary designs with a little different and unique touch, this café comes in with 7 sensory stations. Launched in December 2015, this café has attracted a lot of crowd especially in the weekends when the place remains quite full. Academics breakfast and Academics pancake are some dishes which are worth a try. No doubt it’s a good place to hangout though some may feel the price a little on the higher side.



     Location: 6 Scotts Road, Level 2, Scotts Square, Singapore, Near Orchard station.

     Timings: Open on all days, 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • 14Cafe Melba

    Café Melba is located in Goodman Road. Away from the continuous buzz and hustle of city life, the café is a pleasant tranquil escape with all day casual dining opportunity in the luscious verdant compounds of Goodman Arts Centre. Australian cuisine is the main style of food served here though the popular dishes have some enhancement done with local spices. There’s a huge influence of Asia and Melbourne in the Café. Even the ambience and the decoration is been done based on the same theme. Being a large 120 seater café it accommodates a lot of visitors and offers the best food and variety of tea and coffee selection.

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     Location: 90 Goodman Road, Singapore.

     Timings: Open on all days: 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • 15FatCat Ice Cream Bar

    Separating from the usual ice cream parlors, FatCat Ice Cream Bar creates uniqueness not only by its range of ice creams but also by using ingredients and flavors which are absolutely new. The look of the Ice cream Bar is equally unique with an industrial and dark designing with faux brick walls. Traditional furniture highlights the interior décor of the place. The plated desserts are the specialty of the parlor and their main focus stays on ice cream and sorbet. With new flavors and innovation dessert creations one can be assured of tasting something fresh and unique which has never been tasted before. The Ice cream bar is only a year old, opened on January 2015.

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    Location: 416 Bedok North Avenue Singapore.

    Timings: 12:00pm to 10:00pm except Tuesdays.