Singapore exhibits an incredible selection of cafes to discover. From Chinatown to Joo Chiat Road, the ultimate food experience awaits with delicious grub, hearty coffee, and an even better mood. From instagrammable eateries, to beautiful botanical cafes, robot-serving baristas, indulgent brunches, and more… you’ll be spoilt for options. Here’s 33 of the best cafes in Singapore, sorted by neighbourhood so you can find the best café near you. Thank us later!
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Cafes in Chinatown & Tanjong Pagar
1. French Fold
This popular café and crêperie near Chinatown offers an all-day menu starting from 8am at their Telok Ayer branch. The Merci Mercel Group brand specialises in delicious and filled crepes with both buckwheat versions for gluten-free people, as well as regular wheat flavoured galettas. Options include sweet homemade salted caramel, chorizo, organic egg sunny side up, and much more. Grab a seat on the breezy terrace and enjoy a people watching show, alongside a coffee.
📍204 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068640 & other locations
This Australian-inspired healthy food chain exhibits a new ig-worthy outlet at Stanley Street away from the buzz of the Central Business District. It’s the perfect place to snap pictures while devouring indulgent but healthy meals in a pretty pastel setting, boasting tropical beach vibes, botanical prints, and more. Definitely, one of the best cafes in Singapore.
📍 5 Stanley St, #01-01, Singapore 068724 & other locations
First launched in 2019, Singapore’s first African-themed café offers unique and delicious flavours of African cuisine. Spread across three floors, the cosy eatery is a superb place to drink coffee and dive into authentic breakfast and brunch dishes. Crowd-pleasers include tropical cloud 9, ricotta hotcakes and the pulled pork breakfast, to name a few. Add a signature African cocktail for some extra brunch pleasure!
📍12 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089265
Another Australian-inspired café with an Asian brunch twist loved by the masses in Singapore. Expect huge portions of salads, scrumptious omelets, triple cheese toasties, punchy dinner plates from pastas to OTT burgers, loaded brioche French toast…the list is endless. Don’t forget to add a coffee! Certainly, one of the best cafes in Singapore.
📍Telok Ayer St, 136, Singapore 068601
This café in Tanjong Pagar is particularly adored by you for its hearty coffee and brunch dishes. With a range of delicious food, alongside a variety of caffeine choices…you’ll be in your element in a cosy setting. From strong espressos to coffee slushies and more…you’ll get the energy boost needed in no time.
📍 8 Craig Road, Singapore 089668
Housed in an old Chinese Medicine Hospital, this vintage café has become a popular hangout. From bizarre objects, unfinished walls, thrifted furniture and vintage cutlery, you’ll be sure to capture the most impressive pictures of the setting. For foodies, they dish up some top-quality coffees, huge insta-worthy sharing boards, and plenty more nourishing meals. We’ve already crowned this one of the most instagrammable cafes in Singapore.
📍 202 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068639
Hidden in Chinatown, this new green café boasts a cosy ambience with both outdoor and indoor seating. In particularly, it’s a popular location for bagels and authentic brunch bites. Wonderfully, you can bring your pets along for lunch. Learn more about The Food Peeps.
📍34 Sago St, 01-01, Singapore 059026
Cafes near Orchard
This dreamy new botanical glasshouse café is located at Level 5 of ION Orchard. It’s one of four outlets in Singapore exhibiting an authentic grocery store, bakery and florist. Relax in a green-inspired space, on cosy green couches, surrounded by rustic furnishing and hanging plants. Learn more about Surrey Hills Grocer.
📍 2 Orchard Turn, #05-02, Singapore 237973 & other locations
9. Bacha Coffee
Bacha Coffee is another café in Singapore that you absolutely must try. Located inside ION Orchard, the cosy coffee room offers all-day dining and a chance to learn the story of Bacha Coffee which began in 1910 in Marrakech. Sip on glittering pots of 100% Arabica coffees from across the globe, accompanied by sweet treats, desserts and bakery favourites.
📍2 Orchard Turn #01-15/16 ION Orchard Mall, Singapore 238801
Indulge on savoury classics, delightful brunches, and hearty global fare, alongside beers and cocktail jugs at this new café inside Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard. There’s authentic pizzas, pastas, a variety of chicken wings, meat and seafood options, and much more. Customers can expect a Happy Hour throughout the week where drinks are half price or 1-for-1. Therefore, it’s the perfect café for a boozy meal with good company in the Orchard neighbourhood.
📍6 Somerset Rd, #01-01, Singapore 238163
The 41-seater Mr Holmes Bakehouse is cult-favourite for Singaporeans. The bakery café serves the most delicious fix of donuts, famous cruffins, cookies, unique croissants like Matcha and ham & cheese, milkshakes, Danish pastries, sandwiches, salads and plenty more. Definitely, it’s the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Learn more about Mr Holmes Bakehouse.
📍 9 Scotts Rd, 01-01/02/03 Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
12. Wild Honey
Savour the most magnificent all-day global breakfasts with a twist here. Think generous portion sizes of exotic green and fruit salads, perfect for increasing your energy. As well as plenty of naughty breakfasts like waffles, Tunisian-style spicy Shakshuka with bread, egg and chorizo and grilled Rueben sandwich filled with meat and cheese, to name a few.
📍 Various Locations
Cafes in Little India, Jalan Besar & Kampong Glam
Another refuge for people who adore coffee and want to relax in a calm setting. Situated inside an old heritage shop in Jalan Besar, the small café serves delightful brews such as black and white coffee, mochas, heartwarming hot chocolates, its own unique espresso blend, and much more – all paired with your choice of milk and add ons. It opens at 8am daily so it’s an ideal place to savour a cuppa before work.
📍311 Jln Besar, Singapore 208970
Indulge on large Australian-influenced brunches, with high-quality produce, at this friendly café in Singapore. Savage truffle eggs and toast, hearty pastas, lamb shakshuka, and more goodness. Pair your meal with an iced Matcha coffee or black coffee for some extra nourishment. Excitingly, this spot is one of the best breakfast places in Singapore, so you know you’ll be treated to the good stuff!
📍 9 Jln Kubor, #01-01, Singapore 199206
This coffee house was suggested by you as one of the best coffee places in Singapore. Built in a former hardware store, it’s a unique coffee bar supplies all the caffeine you need. Plus, the coffee is brewed to perfection so it’s well worth paying a visit to this quirky hangout.
📍 150 Tyrwhitt Road, 207563
Cafes in Central
16. P.S Café MBS
PS.Cafe opened a new outlet at Marina Bay Sands this year. The beautiful eatery is a stunning, black-and-white, 86-seater outlet at The Shoppes, serving creative, contemporary cuisine. Complete with the brand’s signature monochrome aesthetic, alongside well-crafted designs and detailing – from marble tables to a minimalist colour tones. It creates a dazzling venue for a photo shoot along the Canal – you’ll certainly feel like Emily In Paris. Learn more about the new café.
📍Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Canal Level #B2-119, Singapore 018956 & other locations
17. Free The Robot
Whether you’re after a dinner and cocktails, a weekend brunch, or a lunch during the week…this delightful café has got all your needs covered. The robot-themed coffeehouse offers a selection breakfast creations like waffles and ice cream, nutritious bowls, burgers, pancakes, mains like mala prawn pasta, to name a few. Plus, its pet-friendly so you don’t have to leave your fur babies at home!
📍118 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068587
18. The Populus
Send your taste buds on an adventure at this lovely gastro-café along Neil Road in Singapore. Serving delicious feasts featuring Japanese wagyu beef bowls, insta-worthy dark chocolate sundae waffles, all-day breakfast platters and plenty more. In fact, it’s one of our top picks for brunches in Singapore.
📍146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
In this modern creative café on North Canal Road expect to be treated to a feast for the eyes. In particular, they are popular for their famous pancakes. For example, the Earl Grey pancakes, a tea-infused triple stack, with poached pear, white chocolate macadamia crumble, and more…is the mouthwatering dish you need to try this weekend.
📍 32 N Canal Rd, Singapore 059288.
This award-winning coffee house needs no introduction. Certainly, you won’t be left dissatisfied with the extensive coffee and latte range first launched in 2013. Why not go at the weekend to pair your coffee with a delicious brunch? Otherwise, it’s one of our favourite coffee shop deliveries with one of the best breakfasts in Singapore.
📍 12 Stanley St, Singapore 068730 & other locations
Get a taste of Spain at this wonderful Halal café situated at National Gallery. In a dreamy pastel interior, complete with marble tables, comfy couches, greenery and plenty of natural light…it’s the ultimate place to dine and take ig-worthy pictures. Grab the booth with views of Marina Bay Sands in the back for the money-making shot. Read further about The Great Mischief here.
📍#01-17 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Cafes in Joo Chiat & Katong
Nimbus is a lively bistro opens at 8am daily along Joo Chiat Road. The homegrown Singapore brand serves something for everyone, from generous portions of signature Golden Waffles, to Breakfast of Champions, sweet treats like churros and Nutella cheesecakes, and of course, a unique 100% Arabica specialty coffee blend to wash it all down with. The setting is cosy and exudes a charming vibe. You could even take a date here?
📍477 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427683
23. Brawn & Brains
Another wonderful all-day dining restaurant offering appeasing diverse foods like curried chicken tacos, oven baked molten eggs and smoked salmon breakfasts, dark chocolate croissants…the list is endless. Equally, their carefully curated coffees go down a treat. Certainly, one of the best cafes for comfort food in Singapore.
📍 100 Guillemard Rd, #01-02, Singapore 399718
Two Men Bagel house is known for its delicious selection of sandwiches in Singapore. And surprisingly, this is one of the best cheap eats in town. Wonderfully, the famous OTT bagel sandwiches start at $7.50. Think thick sandwiches stuffed with ingredients like bacon, eggs, cheese, creamy sauces, meats and more belly fillers.
📍 465 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427677 & other locations
25. Hello Arigato
📍227 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574359
26. Cafe Natsu
This new Japanese spot has a strong reputation for western brunches with a unique twist. Brunch highlights include Souffle Pancakes topped with almond ice cream, Breakfast Plate featuring kurobuta sausage, maitake, sweet potato hash room, and Sandos, to name a few. Read all about it here.
Tuck into a European-style breakfast from 8am or brunch from 10am at this casual coffeehouse in Joo Chiat. Whether it’s a chicken alfredo pasta, grilled cheese sandwich, breakfast burger, or healthy homemade granola…you’ll be truly satisfied. Plus, there are a range of bakery items and sweet treats to pair with your brew and there’s a cosy pet-friendly alfresco patio to relax. Certainly, one of the best cafes in Singapore.
📍406 Joo Chiat Pl, #01-24 The Yards, Singapore 428084
This beautiful café has a magnificent interior and exterior near East Coast Road. In a floral setting, enjoy authentic dishes – from rose lattes, to dark chocolate and pecan soufflé pancakes, and more. Certainly, it makes the perfect backdrop for pictures. Excitingly, this place is also one of the best pet-friendly eateries in Singapore.
📍 224 Telok Kurau Rd, #01-01, Singapore 423836
Cafes in Kallang & Geylang
29. Brunches Café
Elevate your weekend by popping down to this retro-vibe café for an indulgent fusion brunch set. Dig into large all-day breakfasts, homemade desserts and waffles, mains like pasta and pizza and other options. Indeed, one of the best cafes for comfort food in Singapore.
📍 96 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218381
As one of the greatest hangover breakfast places, you know you’ll be treated to the good stuff at this Melbourne-inspired café. Think savoury French toast, shakshuka eggs, huge roasted eggplant pesto sandwiches, to name a few.
📍462 Crawford Ln, #01-63, Singapore 190462
31. La Levain
La Levain is one of the most popular places in Singapore for croissant enthusiasts. Specialising in unique and creative French-inspired bakes, the bakery takes influence from Chef Wythe’s love for French and viennoiserie classics, inspired by his global travels. There are more than 50 pastries, but for crossiants, you can indulge on rare Bobochacha croissants, Pistachio Burnt Cheesecake, Four Cheese & Ham, Camembert Mushroom, to name a few. Learn more about La Levain.
📍 23 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 209193 & other locations
Cafes in Tiong Bahru
Tiong Bahru Bakery needs no introduction. It is, after all, one of your favourite bakeries in Singapore. The famous bakery offers an array of stuffed croissants that are a true sensory delight, alongside artisanal breads, burgers, fluffy pancakes, savoury sandwiches, and more. From classic French butter croissants, to irresistible seasonal flavours like Green Tea Almond…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Be sure to add a unique coffee like Turmeric Latte or Red Expresso.
📍56 Eng Hoon St, #01-70, Singapore 160056 & other locations
33. Merci Marcel
Merci Marcel in Tiong Bahru has more than 2,000 positive reviews on Google. The bohemian-style café takes inspiration from the French Riviera. Each chic outlet features bright and modern décor. It’s a fantastic place to chillout with a beverage and take beautiful shots. Particularly, the Tiong Bahru branch boasts an enchanting outdoor seating area surrounded by brick walls and plants where you can indulge on a stunning spread. No wonder it is one of the most beautiful alfresco dining spots in Singapore. Definitely, one of the best cafes in Singapore.
📍 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056 & other locations