If you’re not jetting off to Seoul anytime soon, but you’re a lover of all things K-pop, jeolpyeon, and South Korea in general…we’ve got a treat for you. We’ve discovered a range of Korean-inspired eateries islandwide to make you feel like you’re café-hopping around South Korea. Here’s eight of our favourite Korean cafes in Singapore.
This award-winning dining hub and hair salon is brought to you by the folks behind You Are My Sunshine. Immerse yourself in nature in this garden setting away from the bustling city while getting a makeover and indulging on an array of Korean and Western fusion dishes. From a croffle buffet to blossom tea, and Kimchi pizza…this ig-worthy café is the place to be.
📍181 Orchard Rd, #03-07 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
2. Snap Café
This new white minimalist café, located in the CBD, is the ultimate place to transport you to Korea. The small eatery is popular for delicious toasties, Korean-inspired pastries like sweet potato pound cake and black sesame cheesecake, as well as in-house specialty coffees, to name a few.
📍21 McCallum St, #01-01/02 The Clift, Singapore 069047
3. Café Kreams
Experience real seasons at Kreams nature-themed outlets that just so happen to be one of the most ig-worthy cafes in Singapore. Particularly, Cafe Kreams at Maxwell Road, which took over Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, offers a Korean-inspired dining experience under the autumn leaves next to bookshelves, while Kreams Duxton is a cosy Spring hideaway, under beautiful cherry blossom trees. The menu boasts hot plates, chicken karaage, authentic pizzas, and Strawberry Kouign-amann, to name a few.
📍Maxwell Road and Duxton, Singapore
Enjoy traditional Korean food at this popular chain at two locations in Singapore. Decked out in a stylish pet-friendly interior with a youthful ambience, it’s a superb place to dine and share food with a group. Expect delicious dishes, with all sauces and spices imported from Korea, for true authenticity. Menu highlights include cripsy pata pork, butter chicken, seafood or meat pancit bihon with vegetables, fried tofu tokwa’t baboy, to name a few. Plus, there’s vegetarian options.
5. Ice Lab Cafe
This dessert bar has been around since childhood and serves some of the most indulgent Korean bingsu in Singapore. With a range of diverse flavours, from matcha, fruity watermelon or strawberry, soft milk tea and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Portion sizes are generous and you could share with up to four friends, depending how hungry you are. Certainly, one of the best Korean cafes in Singapore for dessert.
This eatery opens from 11.30am daily on weekdays so it’s the perfect place for a Korean lunch. Tuck into the ultimate feast of hot plates with chicken, pork, or beef, alongside slurping spicy noodle dishes, hearty soups with rice, seafood platters…the list is endless. Additionally, this Korean restaurant is known for generous portions – so you won’t go home hungry.
📍106 Clementi Street 12, #01-58/60, Singapore 120106
7. Kong Cafe
Another one of the best Korean cafes in Singapore that serves all-day brunches, Korean bingsu and street food, and plenty of mains, in a relaxed minimalist setting. Diners love the crispy waffles with fried chicken, beef bulgogi, wholesome breakfasts with a Western influence, sweet treats like homemade lemon cake, and plenty more. Add a specialty coffee and you’ll be in heaven!
📍896 Dunearn Rd, #01-11, Singapore 589472
Feel like you’re in Seoul at the first international outlet for Cafe Margaret – which just opened in June. The brand launched on Bali Lane, and is particularly famous for their authentic bakery items. For instance, cafe-hoppers go wild for the drooling cube pies which come in flavours like Nutella or Matcha, as well as viral croissants, pound cakes, and more. Certainly, one of the best Korean cafes for a coffee and bake in Singapore.
📍32 Bali Ln, Singapore 189868