More than a decade ago, it seemed almost impossible to simply sip a cup of coffee and enjoy a good treat after a long day or week. However in the recent years, cafés are gradually blooming in the little red dot that we live in. Having troubles finding a good café near you? Here is a guide of 10 cafés to visit in Singapore to accommodate 10 different occasions.
1) Feeling lazy?
84 Bedok North Street 4, #01-25/27,
Hidden under high-rise housing buildings in the east, this café will perk you up with its refreshing ambience and food. Singaporeans are always taken in by good food and what’s more a reasonably-priced menu? If one cuisine is inadequate for you, To-Gather café provides you with a fusion of cuisines, causing you to be spoiled for choices!
Blk 4 Changi Village Road, #01-2090,
Visiting a café is incomplete without a picture. Chock Full of Beans is known for its latte art and provides a wide variety of drinks to suit your individual preference. It is one of the few cafés in Singapore that does 3D-latte art. However, what’s a good meal without food? Daily combo-sets are also available for you to have a complete experience at Chock Full of Beans.
3) A coffee-lover?
Located in the heart of Outram Park, this café is hard to miss with numerous well-rated coffee reviews. As the name suggest, this café is a coffee fanatic with experienced baristas to ensure that the coffee served has the right consistency and texture for all to enjoy. Moreover, the café makes it a point to constantly change the items available on the menu for you to have a bit of everything!
4) Good food, better company.
49 Duxton Rd, #02-01
There is never an end to food with a great company of friends to hang out with. Group Therapy is the perfect place for gatherings or catch-up sessions with your friends. Situated on the second level of a shop house, this café allows you to escape from the hectic Singaporean lifestyle and is surrounded by a light-hearted atmosphere for you to unwind and relax. The café’s second outlet is now open at Katong Village.
5) Longing for a taste of heaven?
28B Harding Rd, Singapore 249549
45 Ann Siang Road, #02-02, Singapore 069719
Paragon S.C, 290 Orchard Road, Level 3, Singpaore 238859
Recognised as a local favourite, this café caters an abundance of food ranging from appetisers to main courses and desserts – you name it they have it. With the specialty savoury cakes and truffle fries accompanied by the lush interior and ambience of the café, this will entitle you to taste a glimpse of heaven.
6) Creamy. Sweet. Delightful.
Blk 128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-835
Waffles and ice cream is the main highlight of dessert after a meal. Think no further, a neighbourhood café – Creamier, is the ideal dessert place to go. Specialising in handcrafted ice cream, the burst of flavours: sweet, sour, salty leaves you longing for more. Other than ice cream, Creamier also specialises in coffee. Why settle for an ice cream scoop elsewhere when you can have the best of both worlds here?
7) Is chilling and hanging out your forte?
48 Arab Street,
The unique feature of this café is the placement of it under a hostel. It is dimly lit, creating a “chillax” ambience for a nice chat over any meal of the day with your friends. Having an array of gourmet burgers, pizzas and sandwiches, a small bite like this can satisfy you the entire day.
8) Going slow on dates.
30 Penhas Rd,
Known for its elegance in dining, Antoinette serves meals fit for royalty with meticulously crafted cakes, pastries and fine dishes. Not knowing where to go on a date? Antoinette will take your breath away with its specialty French cuisine dishes and the perfect romantic ambience for you and your loved one.
9) Ever thought of dining off the coast?
200 Netheravon Rd,
Tucked away in the outskirts of the bustling city, a meal at Coastal Settlement brings the coast to you. Located near the coast of Changi Beach, this café serves a wide range of seafood dishes ranging from the Asian to the Western cuisine. The interior of the café is surrounded by yellow lights, creating a fuzzy and warm atmosphere. Longing for an escape from the busy reality? This café can definitely serve that purpose.
10) Exploring the unknown.
This café serves dual purposes: a café in the day and a bar in the evening. Inspired by the Australian casual dining and French cuisine, this café takes you on a journey to discover the rich and flavourful fusion dishes of the cuisines. Furthermore, the café has a classic interior for all walks of life to enjoy a “symmetrical” experience in this serene part of Singapore. Once you step in, you wouldn’t want to step out!
Writer: Marissa Yeo Si Min
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Chock Full of Beans: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/12014586344_aa51e5d3a6_o.jpg
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Group Therapy: http://spicerover.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/dsc_0267.jpg
P.S Café: http://www.pscafe.com/#pscafe
The Coastal Settlement: http://www.thecoastalsettlement.com/