More and more cafes are opening up in Singapore, and if you are a coffee lover, these places offer some of the best brews you can get your hands on. Here are 10 of our favourite cafes, from the most luxurious joints to the hipster places you might not know exist, to check out:
1. Bacha Coffee
Hailing from Morocco, this is the coffee house’s first international luxury coffee space which marks its 110 years celebration. Other than the over 200 varieties of coffee they carry, there’s also a full menu filled with indulgent bites and some of the best croissants you’ve ever tasted.
Bacha Coffee is at #01-15/16 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801.
2. Curious Palette
You know the coffee here is going to be good because it’s from the Stranger’s Reunion team helmed by one of the owners, Ryan Kieran Tan, a champion barista. Their excellent Syphon Coffee or signature White Magic, a potent blend of espresso, milk and a touch of cream – bottled and chilled to perfection, are must-tries!
Curious Palette is at 64 Prinsep St, Singapore 188667.
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3. PPP Coffee
The sister cafe of the well-known Chye Seng Huat Hardware, PPP Coffee (previously known as Papa Palheta) has garnered quite a huge following of fans. Their new outlet in Funan is a multi-sensory cafe that sells the latest state-of-the-art coffee brewing kits and equipment, and you can even try your hand at brewing your own coffee there. Of course, don’t leave without enjoying a cuppa of one of their famous brews first.
PPP Coffee is at #02-19 Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
4. The Coffee Academics
The famous hip coffee house from Hong Kong serves up some of the best range of coffees, made from top quality specialty coffee beans sourced from all over the world. It’s listed as one of “25 coffee shops around the world you have to see before you die” in Buzzfeed. Other than coffee, they have a menu of really delicious nosh, from brunch specials to the amazing Academics Pancake Tower.
The Coffee Academics is at #02-01 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
5. Forty Hands
This chic cafe has been attracting crowds of dedicated fans ever since it opened in 2010. Inspired by the Australian cafe culture, it serves up artisanal brews using beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters. They also have a small menu items dedicated to breakfast egg dishes, toasties and salads.
Forty Hands is at #01-12, 78 Yong Siak St, Singapore 163078
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6. Atlas Coffeehouse
This little cafe serves up specialty coffee, with coffee beans from Two Degrees North Coffee Co. The cappuccino here is amazing, it is thick and foamy with a strong yet pleasant aroma. They’ve also got a menu filled with some really tempting eats, with must-tries including their ATLAS Butterscotch Banana Pancake.
Atlas Coffeehouse is at 6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886
7. Nylon Coffee Roasters
Located in the hip Everton Park neighbourhood, this little cafe serves up simple coffee brews, made from artisanal blends such as their staple Four Chairs Seasonal Blend. Nylon’s roasts also made it on The New Black’s curation of top-notch coffees from around the world.
Nylon Coffee Roasters is at #01-40, 4 Everton Park, Singapore 080004
8. % Arabica
This small, minimalist cafe, a renowned cafe from Kyoto, has been getting lots of hype lately, with foodies posting their cup showing the iconic % logo on IG. It roasts its own coffee beans in-house to ensure fresh cuppas every time. Their milky smooth lattes are a hit with many, so be sure to try those. One caveat: Be prepared to queue up for it!
% Arabica is at 56 Arab Street, Singapore 199753
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9. Baristart Coffee
Serving up cups of coffee topped with the cutest latte art, this cafe uses the popular Brown Jersey Milk from Biei, a small town in Hokkaido, Japan. They also have a range of irresistible food and sweets, from the iced dessert Shiro Kuma to the most delicious cream puffs.
Baristart Coffee is at 65 Tras St, Singapore 079004
10. Glyph Supply Co
This minimalist cafe has been attracting lots of foodies recently, even though it’s relatively hidden and unknown (for now). Like the cafe’s interiors, the coffee selection here is pared down and fuss-free, but you do get brews which are rich and smooth. Be sure to enjoy your cuppa with one of the cakes from Carpenter & Cook which the cafe stocks.
Glyph Supply Co is at #01-06 TripleOne Somerset, 111 Somerset Road, Singapore 238164