But first, coffee.
Small, quiet coffee shops are springing up all across Singapore, especially now that cycling has become a popular pastime. After all, no matter where you are, there’s always time for a brief coffee break!
For your next coffee fix, we’ve compiled a list of the best-hidden cafés in Singapore.
|Services||Family Style Restaurant and hidden cafes|
|Contact Details||+65 6475 0200|
|Address||200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529|
You’ll discover loads of vintage knickknacks and unusual decor on show at this warm, dog-friendly place. On the menu, you’ll find honest comfort food like burgers and pizzas, as well as regional favourites like nasi lemak. It’s a great place for your pets to go around and explore while you eat because it’s surrounded by nature. It’s also close to a not-so-hidden haunted location (ahem, Old Changi Hospital) that you may visit if you’re brave!
|Services||Hidden Cafes and restaurant|
|Contact Details||+65 9788 6856|
|Address||17 Jln Pinang, Singapore 199149|
The Earlybird Eatery is a large bird-themed cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. The cafe’s aesthetics feed you through your eyes before it fills your stomach. You won’t have to worry about not having enough insta-worthy areas with bird murals on the walls inside and a bright yellow “Earlybird” sign outside. Don’t forget about their must-try menu: $19 Chicken & Pancakes!
|Contact Details||+65 6448 0015|
|Address||#01-3029, 744 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470744|
Make a pit stop at Refuel after gallivanting around Bedok for a little… refuelling (we couldn’t help ourselves!). What’s great about heartland cafes? They aren’t going to abandon your wallet. So, for less than $15, treat yourself to a substantial brunch of eggs benedict or fluffy pancakes. Feeling a little posh? The Full Tank is only $15.90 and includes bacon, smoked salmon, sausage, mushroom, scrambled eggs, tomato, and toast. Sweet delicacies such as waffles, brownies, and cakes are all under $10 on the dessert menu for individuals with a sweet tooth.
|Contact Details||+65 9061 8703|
|Address||101 Jalan Kembangan, Singapore 419139|
Terence Chuah, the chef-owner, has worked in restaurants all over the world and now shows off his culinary skills in a cafe setting, where the tables are always full and the food is nothing short of outstanding. If you go to Kembangan, you’ll be greeted by a variety of delectable European cuisine. Try the duck confit tagliatelle, sorrel salmon, or Pommery mustard pork chop. If you still have room for dessert, try the brownie with salted caramel ice cream.
|Services||Restaurant, Hidden Cafe|
|Contact Details||+65 8411 7565|
|Address||4 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577723|
A small coffee shop on the outskirts of Ang Mo Kio, in the quiet residential enclave of Jalan Kuras, roasts its beans in-house. Choose from white, black, or filter coffee, but a strong dose of the piccolo is usually a good choice. Pair your drink (the ginger latte is also delicious!) with one of the many toastie selections on the all-day brunch menu.
|Contact Details||+65 9633 8122|
|Address||75 Carpmael Road, Singapore 429812|
British Hainan is a throwback to a bygone era, nestled amid a private estate in Joo Chiat. When you go in, you’ll be taken down memory lane. The cafe is decorated with a jumble of antiques that makes it feel like a museum. Take your time looking through antique telephones and radios, black-and-white images of ancient Singapore, and gorgeous portraits of legendary figures from the past. However, the characteristic traditional oxtail stew, grilled rosemary lamb shank, Hainanese pork chop, and mutton soup are not to be missed!
|Contact Details||+65 6242 4617|
|Address||#01-01, 10 Tebing Lane, Singapore 828836|
This sprawling open-air cafe offers serene views of the Punggol Serangoon Reservoir and its environs. You’ll discover a variety of comfort foods on the broad menu, including macaroni and cheese, eggs benedict with smoked salmon served atop waffles, and a variety of pizzas. In the evenings, it transforms into a delightful watering establishment, so stop by for cocktails and bar food.
|Services||Hidden Cafe and Diner|
|Contact Details||+65 8166 8888|
|Address||#01-59/61, Bright Centre, 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, Singapore 425500|
This hidden heartland diner is on a nondescript stretch off Still Road, not far from the famed colourful shophouses of Joo Chiat. The dog-friendly spot, which has been a fixture in the area since 2006, is a great place to catch up over good food: think pasta, salad, and sharing platters. We recommend making yourself at home in the alfresco area and simply watching the world go by. However, before visiting, make sure to check the menu on the internet, as it is subject to change.
|Contact Details||+65 8786 1948|
|Address||778 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198746|
Afterwit is a modern Mexican cafe that serves a variety of unusual tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. The modest halal eatery combines local flavours into traditional Mexican fare to create an enticing menu. Try their unique flavours, such as biryani burritos and tom yum shrimp quesadillas, both of which are around $15!
|Services||Hidden Cafe: basque burnt cheesecake, har Cheong fried chicken waffles|
|Price Range||Main courses around $20 and below|
|Contact Details||+65 8891 9298|
|Address||Stevens @ Novotel, 30 Stevens Road #01-06 S257840|
Grub is a casual neighbourhood bistro, with a fun vibe yet a serious approach to food. Their food is hearty and delicious, great to be shared with family & friends in a warm and welcoming environment! It’s food that they would serve their own families and they would love to share it with you!
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the types of café?
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