The Best Cafes in Singapore
Get inspired with The Asia Collective’s latest foodie travel guide revealing the Best Cafes in Singapore!
The demand for premium breakfast/brunch and artisanal coffee is being met by the best in Singapore’s cafe business. From specialty coffee and hearty breakfasts in Tiong Bahru, the best avo smash and power-packed smoothies in Dempsey Hill, house bean blends and exceptional brunch dishes in River Valley, a bit of everything in the CBD and Downtown, and the best weekend brunch spots in the city (and beyond), we have your taste buds covered with our guide to Singapore’s Best Cafes.
Read on to explore Singapore’s hip cafes and stylish all-day brunch institutions as featured in The Asia Collective’s latest guide to the Best Cafes in Singapore!
Cultivate Cafe is the latest health-conscious, plant-based GMO and gluten free vegan restaurant to hit the block, housed within the lavish Maxwell Reserve boutique hotel. At the centre of Cultivate is a desire to serve only the purest food, guaranteed to cultivate your soul. They endeavour to provide exceptional and flavourful dishes made from the finest organic ingredients sourced locally and globally from small & family farms. Enjoy a menu packed with a variety of dishes, like Pear & Leek soup, avocado smoked plant-based mozzarella cheese sandwich, as well as a large selection of poke bowls and vibrant salads. Plus, you can enjoy Cultivate with an easy grab and go option, serving up delicious handmade delicacies to carry you through the day from the first-morning croissant to an afternoon pick me up patisserie and beautifully boxed celebratory cakes.
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Welcoming The Paddock, a lavish poolside bistro at the prestigious Singapore Polo Club serving up delicious fare, tasty tipples and tropical vibes. People are flocking to this new dining and lifestyle oasis with the famed Coriander Leaf Group behind the scenes.
Chill out with a cocktail by the pool and enjoy uninterrupted views out across the polo field at their alfresco seating area. Their summer inspired cocktails will instantly transport you to a tropical destination, while their menu delivers a vast selection of local and western dishes, plus a “Nourish” section for the mind, body and soul. Whether you’re craving a juicy burger, a nourishing smoothie or a noodle stir-fry, there’s something for everyone at this chic new tropical destination.
Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at Singapore’s best cafes, including 1-for-1 cocktails or house wine at The Paddock at Singapore Polo Club.
BEST CAFES IN SINGAPORE’S CBD & TELOK AYER
‘Sarnies,’ slang for sandwiches, is an epic little cafe in downtown Singapore ran by Aussie Ben Lee. The casual-hipster atmosphere pays homage to the cafe culture scene of Fitzroy in Melbourne. Sarnies offers the perfect chilled space to – you guessed it – kick back and indulge in a legendary sandwich. Other gourmet deli treats include soups, salads and homemade bakery items.
They’re also renowned for their freshly roasted coffee, inspired by Melbourne’s famed coffee culture – brewing and serving the best in town. Order a cuppa alongside a hearty breakfast and add on their house-cured bacon, it’s to die for!
BEST CAFES IN DEMPSEY HILL
CUISINE: Australian, Western
ADDRESS: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore, 248845
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm| Saturday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
CONTACT: +65 8128 9926
Welcome to Carrotsticks & Cravings, Singapore’s healthy yet deliciously satisfying oasis, situated amongst stunning century old trees in Dempsey Hill. The gorgeous stand-alone cafe and cooking school uses healthy and quality ingredients, plating up some of the best smashed avo in Singapore.
Indulge in scrumptious plates that are almost too pretty to eat, try the Organic Acai Berry Bowl topped with berry or peanut butter granola, or the Green Falafel Bowl. The focus of Carrotsticks & Cravings is balanced eating and home-style cooking with a delightful merge of superfood dishes and decadent sweet treats. Enjoy riverfront dining at their second location in lively Robertson Quay.
Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at Singapore’s best cafes, including 1-for-1 main dishes at Carrotsticks & Cravings Dempsey Hill.
Offering an impeccable industrial-style setting with its unique raw furnishings, this local foodie haven has caused a love affair for locals and expats alike with its good coffee, globally inspired sharing plates, cheese & charcuterie boards and no-fuss dinners.
There’s a strong focus on quality produce including artisanal micro-roastery Cata Coffee, Woodlands sourdough bread and an extensive wine collection. If you’re feeling peckish after your meal, grab one of their rave- worthy cheeses from the gourmet grocery’s ultimate cheese room. With a selection of over 100 varieties you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at Singapore’s best cafes, including 1-for-1 main dishes & a $5 cheese room voucher at The Dempsey Project.
BEST CAFES IN ORCHARD
Indulge in contemporary European fare with flavour influences of Sichuan. Halcyon and Crane offer all-day brunch cafe-style dining right in the heart of Singapore city in Orchard Road’s Paragon Mall. Test your tastebuds with an array of unique Asian flavours all the while in a cosy European setting.
If you’re a brunch lover try out their Crispy French Toast or Portobello Florentine. Other crowd favourites include the Korean Fried Chicken Burger or Oriental Capellini Soup. Don’t shop until you drop – make a stop at Halcyon and Crane!
Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at Singapore’s best cafes, including 1-for-1 main dishes and drinks at Halcyon and Crane.
ADDRESS: Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, #03-01/02, Singapore, 238897
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 9pm | Friday, 9am – 10pm | Saturday, 8am – 10pm | Sunday, 8am-9pm
CONTACT: +65 6235 3900
Singapore’s best all day brunch and breakfast dining location offering a unique and eclectic menu inspired by breakfasts around the world. Tuck into the Tunisian the best shakshouka in town, or try the traditional English Breakfast with handmade white pudding, sweet potato hash, smoky baked beans and brioche.
For something sweet, try the delectable Sweet Morning – mango, hibiscus berry sauce and vanilla mascarpone. Great coffee and an array of juices and drinks including free-flow prosecco round out the brunch experience. You’ll feel right at home in the beautiful setting which exudes warmth and is great for people watching.
Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at Singapore’s best cafes, including 1-for-1 main dishes at Wild Honey Mandarin Gallery.
ADDRESS: 6 Scotts Road, #03-01 Scotts Square, Singapore, 228209
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 9am – 6pm
CONTACT: +65 6235 3900
Indulge in delicious brunch spreads at Wild Honey, plating up the best brunch and all-day breakfast in Singapore. A wide array of dishes from savoury to sweet bless the menu, with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options. With a second location in Mandarin Gallery you can visit Wild Honey for double the indulgence!
Serving up healthy and wholefood meals, you’ll come across contemporary takes on dishes such as Eggplant ‘Bacon’ and Golden Turmeric Lattes. Taste-test one of their famed gluten-free desserts or stop in for a mid-week tipple, we hear their twist on the Bloody Mary is mouth-watering – not to mention the free-flow prosecco over the weekend!
Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at Singapore’s best cafes, including 1-for-1 main dishes at Wild Honey Scotts Square.
BEST CAFES IN RIVER VALLEY
CUISINE: Australian, Western
ADDRESS: 7 Rodyk Street, #01-34, Singapore
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 4pm | Saturday – Sunday, 7.30am – 6pm
CONTACT: +65 8128 9326
Carrotsticks & Cravings delivers healthy superfood cuisine made with healthy, quality ingredients, the ideal spot for a mid-week health hit or weekend brunch. Nestled perfectly along the riverfront in lively dining district, Robertson Quay, their cuisine is inspired by Melbourne’s hip cafe culture.
Expect an eclectic range of gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free goodies – savoury and sweet! Their must tries are classics from Melbourne’s bustling cafe scene – Smashed Avo and a Melbourne Coffee, it’s the best in Singapore! Visit their other location in the untamed lush greenery of Dempsey Hill.
Insider Tip: Get Hungry in Singapore to receive exclusive privileges at Singapore’s best cafes, including 1-for-1 main dishes at Carrotsticks & Cravings.
Roasting since 1998, Toby’s Estate Café & Roastery overlooks the historic Singapore River in the picturesque waterfront location of Robertson Quay. Housed in a historic spice and coffee warehouse, Toby’s Estate is a modern, industrial-styled space with a nostalgic ambience.
Their aromatic coffee beans are roasted to the highest quality assurance parameters to ensure consistency. The coffee bar is manned by skilled baristas, so you know you’re in for a delicious caffeine hit. Select from a variety of specialty coffee beans, from local blends to Single Origin coffees. Why not pair your brew with one of their hearty crowd favourites? The Avocado on toast, Breakfast of Champions or Bircher Muesli.
BEST CAFES IN TANJONG PAGAR
CUISINE: Australian, German, Western
ADDRESS: 136 Neil Road, Singapore, 088865
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 9pm | Monday – Tuesday, Closed
CONTACT: +65 6423 9918
Situated on the edge of Chinatown, this homely yet modern-style restaurant will quickly turn into your local go-to spot. Focused on serving Australian classics with a twist, The Lokal experiments with a variety of home-made delicacies producing food that is honest, delicious, and memorable.
For a hearty brunch to fuel your day, order The Lokal Ricotta – home-made ricotta, smashed avo, pomelo and almonds served on toasted sourdough. If it’s dinner you’re after, this cozy space is perfect for casual cocktails and intimate get-togethers, with the German head chef serving up comfort food such as Catch of the Day, Beef Goulash with Spatzle and Grilled Pork Chop.
BEST WEEKEND BRUNCHES IN SINGAPORE
ADDRESS: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942
OPENING HOURS: Mon 12pm – 10pm | Tue – Fri 11am – 10pm | Sat 10am – 10pm | Sun 9am – 10pm
CONTACT: +65 6270 1355
Tanjong Beach Club perfectly blurs the lines between a relaxed seaside diner and a classy beach club with its indoor-outdoor flow of mid-century nautical influences. Escape Singapore’s hustle and bustle for a relaxed day of island style living underneath tropical palms, only minutes from the city. Enjoy their vast lunch menu of carefree summertime dishes such as fresh Spaghetti Alle Vongole, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, and Grain Salad with Octopus.
Still hungry? Read on to immerse yourself in more of Singapore’s delicious dining scene with The Asia Collective’s guide to the Best Restaurants in Singapore, leading you to exclusive gastronomic delights, mouthwatering menus created by globally renowned chefs, and bespoke cocktails at Singapore’s most stylish venues.
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