10 Best Cafes in Singapore for Awesome Coffee and Brunch [2021]

Brunch lovers rejoice—get your weekly eggs benedict and caffeine fix at this 10 best cafes in Singapore!

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If there’s anything that we Singaporeans love, it has got to be food. In particular, brunch and coffee.

With so many new cafes sprouting across our little island, we can always find something brewing (no pun intended) to delight our tastebuds.

Whether you are looking for the next Insta-worthy spot or a new hangout spot for you and your buddies, this 10 best cafes in Singapore are bound to deliver on good food, ambience and company!

1. Apartment Coffee

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://apartmentcoffee.co/
Highlights to Note– Owner Qing He is an award-winning barista who placed 6th at the World Brewers Cup in 2018
– Offers a monthly subscription service (starting from $25) where they deliver specially curated roasted whole bean coffees right to your doorstep
Address161 Lavender Street, #01-12,
Singapore 338750
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
10am – 6pm
Online Reviews381 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)
17 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)

Dedicated to sharing the joy of exceptional coffee, the team at Apartment Coffee are true masters of their craft with a mission to share the stories behind your daily brew.

Having won multiple awards such as the Singapore Roaster Forum Champion (2019) and Singapore Brewers Cup Champion (2018), the coffee studio has quickly garnered attention for its exceptional coffee and alluring all-white interior.

All their beans are carefully sourced with quality and transparency in mind and feature distinct and complex cup profiles that anyone can enjoy (coffee connoisseur or not).

Reviews talk about the cosy space and calming ambience, friendly staff and comforting brews.

2. My Awesome Cafe

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttp://www.myawesomecafe.com/
Highlights to Note– Extensive menu that is vegetarian-friendly with vegan and gluten-free options 
– Unique interior and nolstagic decor
– The cafe has created their own Awesome hand sanitizer given to their guests upon arrival
Address202 Telok Ayer Street,
Singapore 068639
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8798 1783
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
8.30am – 10.30pm
Online Reviews2,095 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.4 / 5.0 stars)
447 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)

Behind My Awesome Cafe is charismatic (and resident Mr. Awesome) Franck Hardy, a consummate F&B expert who took it upon himself to reinvent Singapore’s first traditional TCM hospital into the cool hangout space it is today.

Everything within its walls, from the vintage furniture and dinnerware to unfinished concrete walls tell a story.

With an ever-evolving space that changes every 4 months, their menu is crafted to bring out the Awesomeness in each ingredient and sourced based on quality and value.

Open 365 days a year, it offers an all-day fusion menu from healthy options like the My Awesome Salad ($16) that comes with a heap of fresh greens, smoked salmon, herbed chicken, duck rillettes and avocado to comforting burgers and the Drinkable Idea ($9.50), a refreshing mix of coconut juice with basil seeds and goji berries served in a lightbulb bottle.

Reviews talk about the unique decor that is perfect for the gram and generous portions, and not forgetting the warm and personable service by Franck himself and the team.

3. Old Habits

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttp://oldhabits.com.sg/
Highlights to Note– Fusion menu with local influence
– Vintage items available for sale
– SAFRA Members’ receive 10% off all food and drinks
– Family-friendly spot
Address2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-04,
SAFRA Mt Faber,
Singapore 098803
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 9127 7147
Operating HoursClosed on Mondays

Tuesday – Sunday
11am – 9pm
Online Reviews318 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0 stars)
205 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars)

Old Habits is a part vintage shop and part fusion cafe that takes pride in creating unique, quality and affordable grub that nourishes the heart and soul.

It’s hard to miss the interesting vintage paraphernalia plastered all around the walls and shelves of the cafe, most of which are the personal collection of founder Mr Donovan Goh.

If you can’t decide, try the Seasalt Caramel Roast Chicken ($17.50 for half), juicy roasted chicken, homemade sea-salt caramel sauce and your choice of 2 sides and Simply Salmon ($15.90), pan-seared salmon with spaghetti tossed in homemade Belachan chilli.

Reviews talk about the welcoming staff and personable service, pocket-friendly meals and great ambience!

4. Maxi Coffee Bar

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.maxicoffeebar.com/
Highlights to Note– Purchase their refreshing cold brews online on their website
– Simple and straightforward menu with unique creations
Address6 Ann Siang Hill,
Singapore 069787
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 9776 7400
Operating HoursClosed on Mondays

Tuesday – Friday
8am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday
9am – 5pm
Online Reviews145 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)
9 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Maxi Coffee Bar may be small in size, but don’t underestimate them—the team knows just how to serve up a mean cup of joe, whether you are looking for something “comforting” or “adventurous”.

The blue and white-themed cafe situated along Ann Siang Hill keeps their menu simple and seasonal, less than 10 items consisting of rotating single origins, toasts and pastries.

Highly recommended is the Field Trip ($7.50/14), mushroom, marmite butter, dill and parsley salad on sourdough, Not-an-egg Sandwich ($8), egg, preserved egg, chicharron on thick white toast and Kinda Ploughman ($7/13), featuring onion chutney, mature cheddar and soft egg on sourdough.

Don’t forget to wash it all down with the Iced Cereal Milk Latte ($7.50), their unique take of breakfast-in-a-cup or TheDirty” ($7.50).

Reviews talk about the lovely owners and marvellous coffee that never fails to disappoint.

5. Kurasu

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://kurasu.kyoto/
Highlights to Note– Offers Japanese speciality coffee and artisan brewing equipment from Japan
– Beans are specially roasted in their roastery at Kyoto before being shipped to Singapore
– Online store sells Japanese-made paper filters, ceramic drippers, porcelain cups to Kurasa merchandise
Address261 Waterloo Street, #01-24,
Singapore 180261
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
8.30am – 6.30pm
Online Reviews421 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0 stars)
37 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)

Previously situated within a co-working space in Odeon Towers, Kurasu Singapore has recently opened its flagship store featuring the same quality lineup of coffee. 

Partnering up with speciality roasters from around Japan, the owner of Kurasu is on a mission to bring Japanese craftsmanship, coffee culture and design worldwide.

Despite not having a full-fledged menu with food offerings, Kurasu makes up for it with their espresso-based coffee and filter coffee selections.

Take a sip on their Matcha Latte ($6.50 for hot, $7.50 for iced) or the “dirty” version with a shot of espresso, and unwind in the minimalistic, zen-esque space that customers love!

6. Elixir Boutique Roasters

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.elixirboutiqueroasters.com/
Highlights to Note– Great array of food options
– Convenient location near Botanic Gardens
Address#01-03A Serene Centre
Singapore, Singapore
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 6314 2247
Operating HoursClosed on Wednesdays

Monday & Tuesday
8.30am – 3.30pm

Thursday – Sunday
8.30am – 3.30pm
Online Reviews244 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0 stars)
118 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars)

Elixir Boutique Roasters is a small-batch coffee roaster that instantly transports you to the origins of the cafe culture in Melbourne where gold old full-bodied and bold espresso roast is loved and respected.

They carefully select their beans to highlight and express the specific flavour notes of a growing region and have created a delectable menu to complement their brews.

Customers have recommended the Impossible Shakshouka ($22), Impossible meatballs, poached eggs and Greek cheese, Truffle Eggs Prosciutto ($22), grated truffle, fresh parma ham, scrambled eggs, dressed market leaves and brioche toast, Brulee French Toast ($18), a sweeter option with seasonal fresh fruits, house candied bacon and Chantilly cream atop brioche toast, and Wagyu Beef Cheek Rendang ($22) featuring the chef’s special rempah recipe, butterfly pea coconut grains, cucumbers and keropok.

Customers love the full-bodied coffee and interesting menu with generous portions. Located near Botanic Gardens, it’s also a great spot for a lunch date!

7. Daizu Cafe

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.daizucafe.com/
Highlights to Note– Japanese-Western fusion menu and concept
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner options
– Pet-friendly cafe
Address129 Rangoon Road,
Singapore 218407
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8815 8233 (Whatsapp) 
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
11am – 10pm

Saturday & Sunday
10am – 10pm
Online Reviews136 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.4 / 5.0 stars)
13 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)

Daizu (“大豆”) Cafe is a quaint, two-storey cafe centred around the holistic usage of soy, nutrition and sustainability in their menu and decor.

The minimalist aesthetics and creative conceptualization encourages you to sit back, relax and enjoy the moment while tucking into dishes like the best-selling Torched Mentaiko Salmon Don ($17), Japanese grain with pan-seared salmon steak, onsen egg, mushrooms, edamame and housemade mentaiko sauce, Lemon Miso Egg Benedict ($24), brioche buns, poached eggs, smoked salmon, sauteed mushrooms, mixed greens and housemade lemon miso hollandaise sauce, or the Petit Breakfast ($10) for smaller eaters who still want their chicken sausage and scrambled eggs fix.

The Strawberry Cocoa ($7) is also a must-try with its pretty-in-pink layers that comes in a latte version for those who want an extra burst of energy.

Reviews rave about the charming space and thoughtfully created menu that is both a treat for the eyes and appetite!

8. Bread Yard

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://breadyard.com.sg/
Highlights to Note– Popular for their bread and pastry subscription (starting from $24 a month)
– Extensive menu
– Specialize in freshly baked artisanal bread
AddressGalaxis 1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-23/24,
Singapore 138522
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 9773 5318
Operating HoursClosed on Sundays

Monday – Friday
8am – 6pm

Saturday
8am – 3pm
Online Reviews411 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.3 / 5.0 stars)
102 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)

As you can tell from their name, Bread Yard is an artisan bakery and cafe that wants to share their love of delicious, locally-baked artisanal bread across neighbourhoods.

Located above the famous Ghim Moh market, the cafe is now supplying their loaves to top restaurants and hotels in Singapore while serving their loyal following with an exciting menu consisting of rice bowls, pasta, sandwiches and pastries.

Highly recommended is The Ham & Cheese Croissant ($14) filled with premium baked ham, cheddar, homemade Queso cheese sauce, hollandaise and honey mustard, The Bread Yard Big Breakfast ($18), Salsicca pork sausage, bacon, mushrooms, spicy baked beans, sourdough, arugula and your choice of two eggs, and the Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict ($14), pulled pork, poached eggs, peashoots, arugula, pinto beans with corn tomato salsa, peri-peri sauce and hollandaise on brioche.

For sweet endings, order their cruffins (a cross between a croissant and muffin) that comes in 5 different flavours such as Lychee, Matcha and Passionfruit.

Reviews talk about the big portions that are also big on taste, as well as the bread subscription service that makes it easy to enjoy their tasty loaves at home!

9. The Clueless Goat

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/thecluelessgoat/
Highlights to Note– No service charge or GST
– Highly affordable prices
Address189 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307631
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8283 0885
Operating HoursClosed on Mondays

Tuesday – Friday
8am – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday
9am – 6pm
Online Reviews493 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.4 / 5.0 stars)
98 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars)

The Clueless Goat Speciality Coffee House is your humble and friendly neighbourhood cafe that is the brainchild of experienced F&B operators, Zak and Demalza.

The unpretentious space offers a straightforward menu of the classics such as the Salmon Benedict ($13.30) and Breakfast Waffle ($9.50) to unique dishes such as the Truffle Tater Tots ($7), Cremini Melt ($8.80), sauteed garlic butter cremini mushroom, melted swiss, caramelized onions and dijon mustard on sourdough, and Panko Chicken ($9.80), panko paprika and parmesan crumbed chicken with lettuce, tomatoes and cilantro-lime mayo on toasted ciabatta.

Reviews talk about the wallet-friendly prices and fool-proof menu that is worth popping by if you happen to be in the area.

10. Little Part 1 Cafe

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Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.littlepart1cafe.com/
Highlights to Note– Specialize in local craft beers
– Great for hanging out with friends and celebrating special occasions
Address54 Blair Road,
Singapore 089954
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 6909 8354
Operating HoursClosed on Mondays

Tuesday – Sunday
11am – 10.30pm
Online Reviews199 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)
33 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Hidden away from the crowd at the corner of Blair Road and dubbed the perfect hide-out for friends and locals in the neighbourhood is Little Part 1 Cafe.

You can count on them to quench your thirst for local draft beer and comfort foods like Chicken Schnitzel ($22), Bratwurst Brat ($20), grilled German pork sausages with creamy homemade mash potato and Garlic-butter Mussels (from $18), as well as the dizzying array of salads and pizza!

Customers love the cosy and welcoming ambience, genuine and approachable staff, and impressive craft beers—perfect for hosting a birthday party or casual gathering with friends.

Conclusion

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We hope that this guide will be useful in helping you to make an informed decision when it comes to finding the best cafes in Singapore.

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