This dreamy café in Duxton Hill looks like something straight out of an art gallery, with an atmospheric vibe and “clouds” floating from the ceiling! The rest of the café’s interior is just as moody, with steely countertops, frosted windows and raw grey industrial-esque accents. The entire café is dimly lit, giving off almost a grim and gloomy ambience, but in the best way possible.
Cloud offers bakes from their display that are freshly baked and rotated every day. You can also choose from a modest selection of classic espresso-based drinks to perk you up, such as Black (from $5), White (from $5.50), Mocha (from $6).
Address: 1A Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089480
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
2. Cafe Limonci
This gorgeous loft-style café hidden in an industrial building above a food court looks more like a lifestyle space or art gallery rather than a mere café. Café Limonci is bathed in natural sunlight during the day, with its high ceilings and massive windows, plus plush sofas for lounging around on a lazy afternoon. The space also has communal desks, power plugs and WiFi if you’re looking to work or study here.
The café is currently in their soft-launch phase, with an official opening coming in March along with a more comprehensive food menu. For now the café serves coffee and drinks like Dirty Matcha ($7), Chai Latte ($6), Ices Strawberry Ade ($5) and more, along with light pastries, desserts, gelato and waffles.
Address: 61 Ubi Rd 1, #01-17 (beside Foodhub) Blk 61, Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408727
Opening Hours: 9am-5pm daily
Don’t be fooled by their name, as Waffl serves much more than just plain ol’ waffles! Waffl serves up unique waffle-burgers, or “waffl.burgers” and wraps stuffed full with delectable fillings to make for a super hearty and chonky sandwich. The café is Muslim-owned with a cosy industrial-inspired interior and indoor and outdoor seating.
Waffl.Burgers (from $9.90) come in flavours like Mashed Tuna, Kimchi Chicken, Smoked Salmon and Spicy Chicken. You can also get their Buttermilk Waffl ($4.90) with gelato (from $3.60), plus other bakes from the display, blended drinks, tea and more.
Address: 262 Jurong East St 24, #01-489, Singapore 600262
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3pm-12am; Friday-Sunday, 2pm-1am
4. Surrey Hills Deli
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The popular Australian gourmet grocer, Surrey Hills Grocer, has opened a brand new deli-style concept in the CBD: Surrey Hills Deli, specialising in quick and hearty sandwiches on the go! Instead of a focus on brunch plates and mains, the deli will be centred around easy sandwiches and salads for take-out for all you corporate guys and gals in the area.
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The small deli also has a limited seating area if you’re looking to dine in. Similar to their other outlets Surrey Hills Deli has a rustic feel with touches of nature, with the addition of painted murals to spruce up the walls. There are currently eight sandwiches on the menu, each with quirky names like Seize the Moo-ment, Spam the Positivity, Truffle Up, Hendurance and more. For more of Surrey Hill, check out our visit to their glasshouse outlet hidden in ION Orchard’s carpark here.
Surrey Hills Deli
Address: 6 Battery Rd, #01-02, Singapore 049909
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-10pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm
5. Beastly Girls
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Get ready for some beastly sandwiches at this new sandwich bar in The Odeon Katong! Beastly Girls lives up to its namesake, offering some of the chunkiest sandwiches in Singapore, enough to satiate those with a beastly appetite. Beastly’s compact space is entirely al fresco, with counter seats and small tables.
Beastly Girls offers open-faced toasts, sandwiches, as well as brunch items like The Breakfast Beast ($16), The Beastly Girl ($16.50), Hot Bird ($16), Mambo Italiano ($14.80) and more. Beastly Girls also prides themselves on using ingredients that are lovingly made from scratch, instead of simply putting raw or pre-prepared ingredients together.
Address: 11 East Coast Rd, #01-18, Singapore 428722
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
6. Tipo Strada
Your favourite affordable handmade pasta joint Tipo has opened a brand new Tipo Strada outlet at Keong Saik Road! The new outlet marks their third pasta concept in Singapore, with Tipo Pasta Bar at Aliwal Arts Centre and Tipo Strada at Novena’s Royal Square. Interior-wise, the new Tipo Strada has their iconic pastel pink and teal tones, with rows of various colourful handmade dried pasta noodles decorating the space as well.
On the menu are Tipo favourites in your choice of Red, White or Pink sauces like the Creamy Crab ($19.90), Truffle Mushroom ($17.50), Pink Salmon ($18.50), Rosé Duck ($15.50) and more; or you can always DIY your own pasta with your favourite toppings. The new Tipo Strada will also have a retail section where you can scoop and take home their handmade pastas to make at home!
Address: 1 Keong Saik Road, #01-02, Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: 8.30am-10pm daily
7. Settlers Cafe
Singapore’s first board game café has reopened as a 24-hour spot with a newly revamped interior and menu near Farrer Park MRT Station. The new space features a clean and minimalist white marble-themed interior, with walls of board games, three private rooms and an outdoor seating area too.
The new menu is by Mosanco Enchanted Cafe, offering brunch items, Korean fare, desserts, sides and snacks. Rates to access their board games start from $7 per hour per person, with a minimum order of one food or drink item per person. Highlights from the menu include the Enchanted Scrambled with Turkey Bacon ($15.90), Croissant with Stuffing ($9.90), Bonito & Smoked Salmon Toast ($15.90) and more.
Address: Serangoon Rd, 562, Singapore 218178
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
This is probably the hottest and buzziest opening in Singapore this month, with the cult-famous American cinnamon roll chain making its debut at Raffles City Shopping Centre to much fanfare and snaking queues. The 20-seater café space boasts a wood-inspired interior accented with the brand’s iconic robin blue hues, and you can get their world-famous cinnamon rolls to-go or eat them fresh in-store.
You can get their cinnamon rolls as singles or in a box of 4, and they have regular-sized Cinnabons (from $6.80) as well as smaller Minibons ($4.20). Flavours include the Classic, Chocobon and Caramel Pecanbon, and you can choose to add on more toppings for extra sweetness (and messiness) like chocolate syrup, cream cheese frosting or caramel frosting. Cinnabon also has on-the-go bite-sized snacks and drinks to go with your sweet treats.
Address: 252 North Bridge Rd, #B1-60 Raffles City, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 11am-5pm daily
9. afterwords Café
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This is a homey new café in the Chinatown area looking to offer its visitors an alternative perspective to the café experience, in other words—become an afterword. The café’s interior is moody, with dim to minimal lighting and dark-coloured walls to give off an intimate and atmospheric vibe that’s great for quiet chats or solitary me-time dates.
Aside from artisanal coffee, tea, smoothies, shakes and other drinks, the café also offers a good selection of breakfast and brunch items, along with desserts too. Look forward to the Breakfast of Champions ($21), Everything on a Waffle ($15), A Moveable Feast ($14), For The Love of French Toast ($15) and more.
Address: 24 Pagoda St, Singapore 059186
Opening Hours: Monday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-7pm; Friday-Sunday, 10am-8pm
10. The Last Scoop
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The Last Scoop is the latest ice cream café in Eunos with unique and unconventional flavours like Pei Pa Gao, WangZai Milk and Cream Cheese and more. The minimalist and no-frills café has plenty of both indoor and outdoor seating and opens till 1am daily for all your late-night dessert runs.
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Ice cream scoops start from $3.90 per scoop, and you can get them in a cup, cone or thyme, cardamom and cinnamon-infused waffle. Other ice cream flavours to choose from include Yuan Yang, Strawberry Tart, Osmanthus Sencha, Peanut Butter Latte, Sea Salt Lemonade and more.
The Last Scoop
Address: 844 Sims Ave, #01-710, Singapore 400844
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 4pm-1am; Saturday-Sunday, 2pm-1am
If you are a fan of IKEA’s Swedish fare, you’ll definitely be down to try Overbrod: a Scandinavian-inspired deli offering unique and pretty open-faced sandwiches! The interior of the café is minimalist and wood-inspired—very IKEA home-esque—perfect for lounging about with a book on a lazy afternoon.
The café offers unique and pretty-looking Smørrebrød, a traditional kind of Danish “butter bread”, or open-faced toasts piled high with delicious toppings. Look forward to various cold and hot Smørrebrød options like Cured Salmon ($19), Roast Beef ($18), Mushrooms ($15) and more. They also offer a modest range of light brunch items, pastries, coffee, tea and beer!
Address: 370 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159959
Opening Hours: 10am-3pm & 5pm-10pm daily
12. Le Matin Patisserie
Le Matin has been the talk of the town since they announced they were opening a physical café, and their newly unveiled ION Orchard café is still buzzing with excitement from patrons waiting to try Le Matin’s new outlet-exclusive treats. The café is minimalist and spacious, with a soft Japanese-inspired interior made from light wood, marbled tables and gold accents.
The café serves brunch items as well as dinner and desserts, and you can order cakes and pastries from the display all day. Aside from fan-favourite items, make sure to give their new and exclusive menu a try: such as the Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs Croissant ($34), Seafood Pot Pie ($24) and Wagyu Brioche Feuilletee ($44).
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-49, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm daily
13. Hot Buns
Need some fuel before partying the night away at one of the clubs in Clarke Quay? Head to Hot Buns for some old school-inspired Asian baos with a modern twist! Hot Buns is a mini convenience store and takeaway kiosk offering Asian street food, snacks, drinks and booze, and they open till 12am!
Baos from the menu include the Ol’ Skool Bao ($10), Classic Pork Belly Bao ($12) and the Beef Galbi Bao ($15), as well as various snacks like Potstickers ($10), Shaker Span Chips (from $6), Spiced Corn Ribs ($6) and more.
Address: 3C River Valley Rd, #01-02/03 The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 5pm-12am
14. Hellu Coffee
Say Hellu to the latest coffee studio and croffle café in the CBD area! Hellu Coffee is an adorable and cosy café with a warm and inviting wood-inspired furniture and Scandinavian decor. Sit inside and bask in the warm glow of the dim lighting for a moody vibe, or sit at the outdoor tables when the weather’s bright and sunny!
Look forward to a selection of croffles (from $5.50) in flavours like Plain, Choco and Cheese, as well as artisanal coffees like Einspänners topped with their very own homemade cream. Hellu is currently in their soft launch phase, and their full menu will be available from 3rd February 2023 onwards, so stay tuned to their page for updates!
Address: 137 Amoy St, #01-05 Far East Square, Singapore 049965
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm; Saturday, 8am-4pm
15. 8Bar Espresso
8bar is the latest coffee specialty concept by the folks behind Morphine Coffee, with a one-of-a-kind interior that resembles an old-school Chinese medical hall or apothecary! The café is located in SingPost Centre, with a minimalist and spacious decor complete with raw grey industrial floors and walls, plus clear acrylic tables and chairs for a modern touch.
The café serves Taiwanese-style fare like toasts and snacks, alongside specialty coffee drinks. Highlights from the menu include Lu Rou Fries ($14), Black Mango Milk Toast ($11), Taipei to NY ($14) and more. They also have unique drinks like Herbal Blueberry Latte ($8), Matcha Mango Latte ($9) and Pistachio Pineapple Latte ($9) if you’re game to try some fruity coffee drinks.
Address: 10 Eunos Rd 8, #01-131, Singapore 408600
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9.30am-9pm
Looking for a spot that’s away from the bustling crowd? Dine out in the wild with Ten+, a unique camping-style café hidden in the West with brunch mains, BBQ meats, beer on tap and more! Tucked away at Sungei Tengah Road, Ten+ boasts a tranquil and serene outdoor camping-esque dining experience complete with camping tables and chairs surrounded by lush nature.
In the daytime, look forward to brunch items like Breakfast Club Sandwich ($16), Torched Aburi Spicy Prawn Pasta ($23), Flame Grilled Angus Burger ($32) and more. For dinner, go for more hearty mains like the Braised Lamb Shank ($32), Baked Snapper with Sambal Aioli ($23) or their selection of BBQ meats, along with curated craft beers on tap!
Address: 65 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699000
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm daily (Closed on Tuesday)
17. Wai Café
Here’s a new spot for your coffee runs if you’re working in the CBD area! Located at the first level of CIMB Plaza is Wai Café, a quirky independent coffee studio and café that has recently reopened for business.
The café boasts a playful interior, with fun motifs decorating the walls, on framed artworks, as well as on their coffee cups! You’ll also be able to shop for some funky shirts in-store. Aside from specialty coffee, you can also grab some light bites and bakes like cakes, cookies, brownies and more.
Address: 30 Raffles Pl, #01-22 CIMB Plaza, Singapore 048622
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5.30pm
18. Cupping Room Coffee Roasters
Award-winning small batch specialty coffee roastery from Hong Kong has opened a second outlet in Singapore! Cupping Room’s second outlet has even more seats than the first, with a minimalist interior of muted and earthy tones.
Located at Robinson Centre at the CBD, Cupping Room has classic brews (from $5) like Espresso, Macchiato, Mocha, as well as filter coffee using their own seasonal blend. You can also get a Chocolate Chip Cookie ($4.50) to have along with your coffee, the only sort of bake that’s available at the café (for now).
Address: 61 Robinson Rd, #01-03, Singapore 068893
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4.30pm; Saturday, 10am-3.30pm
19. Kreme Cafe
What was previously known as Chang Wang Cake Shop, has now been rebranded to become Kreme Cafe, a retro-inspired café serving old-school bakes that’ll take you on a trip right down memory lane. The café boasts a spacious and minimalistic interior with industrial flooring, silver tables and black seats for a chic look.
There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to go around, and you can look forward to old-school cakes at affordable prices like Kaya Cake ($4.20), Yam Cake ($4.20), Mango Mousse Cake ($4.20), USA Cheese Cake ($5) and more, along with various muffins, donuts, egg tarts, gelato and many more!
Address: 154 Serangoon North Ave 1, #01-404, Singapore 550154
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8.30am-10.30pm
20. ASK Coffee Roastery
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Hailing from Malaysia, ASK stands for “Aku Suka Kopi” in Malay which means “I love coffee”, and the popular Malaysian coffee joint has opened its first outlet along Seah Street! The café boasts an elegant interior, with clean white marbles, cream tones and gold accents for a sophisticated yet cosy ambience.
Coffee lovers can look forward to classic coffee drinks like Black (from $4) and White (from $6) along with various flavoured coffees and more. You can also purchase their house-blend beans in-store. The café also serves assorted pastries like Pecan Keto Pie, Chocolate Croissant and Cinnamon Roll, just to name a few.
Address: 32 Seah St, Singapore 188388
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm; Saturday, 10am-4.30pm; Sunday, 1pm-4.30pm