1. Hoo Loo
This café has an eye-catching concept: with its holographic decor, from the storefront itself, the walls of the interior, to the plates and utensils used. Every inch of the café reminds you of the gorgeous aurora borealis of Iceland.
Aside from ice cream, waffles and desserts, Hoo Loo specialises in what they like to call “Baegoals”, giant bagels that are bigger than your hands can hold. There are 5 varieties of Baegoals to choose from, each one bigger than the next and stuffed full with goodies: Breakfast Yumm ($15.90), Jinjaa ‘Croque’ ($17.90), Roasted Chic ($18.90), Hooly Cow ($19.90) and Weightlifter ($23.90). Hoo Loo opens daily till 12 midnight, but Baegoals are only served from Tuesdays to Sundays.
Address: 212 Hougang Street 21, #01-333, Singapore 530212
Opening Hours: Monday, 5.30pm-12am; Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-12am; Friday-Sunday, 9am-12am
Helmed by ex-hotel pastry chef, Sohtt is a whimsical dessert joint serving adorable and creative sweets, pocket-friendly specialty bubble tea and customisable baked potatoes.
Bubble teas are kept super affordable, with flavours like Yam Milk ($3), White Peach Yakult ($2.50), Tiramisu Milk Tea ($3.50) and more. Desserts are creative and aesthetic, such as the Berries Cheesecake ($8.80), Nutty Chocolat ($7.80) and Passionfruit Meringue Tart ($5.80). But the highlight at Sohtt is possibly their DIY Stuffed Potato (from $3) that you can customise with your favourite toppings such as corn, egg, bacon and more! What’s interesting about the Stuffed Potato is that it’s actually not a whole potato—potatoes are boiled and mashed, then reformed into the shape of a potato again before breading and baking for a more uniform look!
Address: 28 Jln Bukit Merah #01-4464 , Singapore 152028
Opening Hours: 11am-9pm daily
3. Flourish Bakehouse
Situated at The Guild International College, Flourish Bakehouse is a gorgeous colonial-style café with an expansive garden backyard, perfect for picnic dates with some bakes and coffee. For the ultimate picnic experience, borrow a picnic mat from the friendly staff and sit on the lawn (bring your pets along too)!
Bakes available include Coffee Cardamom Walnut Cake ($6), Mom’s Banana Bread ($5.50), Raspberry & Pistachio Friand ($5.50) and more, along with a selection of specialty coffees.
Address: Phoenix Park Block A, 318 Tanglin Road, Singapore 5247979
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8.30am-2pm
4. Coexist Coffee Co.
We’ve all seen the viral red and white Coexist Coffee Co. outlet, and now we’re ready to welcome an all new blue-themed one! The new blue Coexist Coffee Co. is reminiscent of undulating ocean waves, as reflected by the café’s decor, furniture and tableware.
Unlike the original outlet, the new one has a menu revamp, serving cocktails and a night menu for dinner. Expect savoury dishes like Breaded Mozzarella Balls ($14), Crispy Baby Octopus ($18), Baked Bone Marrow ($24) and more!
Address: 1 Keong Saik Rd, #01-02, Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8.30am-10.30pm; Sunday, 8.30am-5.30pm
The Editor’s Market’s new flagship store at Orchard boasts an all-new lifestyle concept, including an all new monochrome café located within the store itself! True to the Editor’s market branding, the café’s interior is minimalistic yet aesthetic.
Highlights from the café include gourmet coffees and desserts (from $3.50) like Rare Cheese Cake, Earl Grey Lavender Loaf, White Choc Cube, Matcha Layered Cake and more!
Address: Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road #B1-16 to 24, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am-9.30pm daily
6. Café Q Classified
Café Q Classified is the latest addition to Orchard’s rich café scene that’s fit for a princess. Café Q has an absolutely beautiful concept: with pink walls and plush pink sofas, as well as countless floral fixtures hanging from the ceiling and all around.
The café serves brunch mains like Cold Caviar Somen ($28), Lobster Uni Tagliatelle ($28), Maestro Crackling Pork Belly ($26), Dutch Baby Pancakes (from $9), Freakshakes ($14) and more! Enjoy a luscious brunch affair with your girlfriends—after an extensive photoshoot at all of Cafe Q’s lush pink and floral backdrops, of course.
Address: 391 Orchard Road #03-15 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm daily
7. Upside Down Coffee Roaster
Upside Down’s newest outlet has a food menu in addition to coffee, all in a soothing and welcoming cafés setting complete with wood tones and terrazzo countertops. The café is nestled within a furniture store, so you can browse their showroom before proceeding to get your coffee fix.
Food highlights include the Mancake ($18), Sweet Cheesus ($16), Homeless Smurf ($15) and more, as well as specially made brews and beverages (from $4.50).
Address: Anson House, 72 Anson Road, Singapore 079911
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
8. Knots Café & Living
Knots Café & Living is just like its namesake—it’s your friendly neighbourhood café, plant and furniture store all in one lovely package. The space is surrounded by welcoming earthy tones: woods, neutrals and a healthy splash of greenery all around.
Highlights at the café include: a Cheese Board ($16.50), Knots Waffle Brekkie ($22), Truffle Parma ($19.90) and more! They also have an extensive dessert, specialty coffee, tea and wine menu to make your brunch affair complete.
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 9am-9pm
Popular Copenhagen sweet shop Leckerbaer opens a new café space at Keong Saik, this time with a gorgeous Scandinavian decor for ultimate zen vibes.
With a larger space, you can truly take the time to kick back and enjoy Danish sweets like Passionfruit Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cream Puff, Lemon & Sea Buckthorn Tart (from $7) and more! Don’t miss out on their new savoury line-up of open-faced sandwiches (from $18) either!
Address: 14 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089121
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday, 10am-11.30pm; Saturday 12pm-11.30pm; Sunday, 12pm-10pm
Located in a nostalgic historic shophouse overlooking the tranquil Boat Quay riverfront, 1826 is a bar and restaurant that merges traditional local flavours with Peranakan culture. The interior of the restaurant-bar is lush, with greenery hanging from the walls and ceiling, creating a calming balance between the cool grey and warm woods of the furniture.
Highlights from the menu include the Risotto Gambas ($18), Pork Belly Good ($14), Beggar’s Chicken ($68) and more!
Address: 33/34 Boat Quay, Singapore 049822
Opening Hours: 11.30am-10.30pm daily