best coffee shops in singapore

As time goes by, there are more and more coffee shops sprouting. In general I have never got turned down by a coffee shop in the city, b...

As time goes by, there are more and more coffee shops sprouting. In general I have never got turned down by a coffee shop in the city, but you must be wondering what are the best coffee shops in Singapore, especially if you're a first timer in the city. Here I listed down some of my favourite. Go and check it out.

1. Omotesando Koffee
One of the top coffee shops in Japan, Omotesando Coffee is well known for their signature ice cappuccino with bubble foam and cocoa powder (pictured above S$7.5) I love how it has the milky taste but doesn't loose the coffee note. Located in the Downtown Gallery, you'll be greeted by their minimalist stall and friendly barista. Opens mon-fri until 6PM.
address: Downtown gallery #04-01

2. Kurasu Kyoto
Another coffee shop from Japan. Kurds Kyoto offers simplicity and minimalist interior with various espresso based and hand drip coffee. I can feel the vibe from their original Kyoto branch. The space is located within a compound of Odeon Tower building.


3. The Glasshouse
Centrally located inside Chijmes area, this rather new coffee shop is certainly match its name. With high glass windows and plenty of plants inside, it has becoming one of my to go coffee shops. Their ice white is best paired with the banana cake, especially on a hot sunny day. It opens quite early as well starting from 8 am, so it's my go to place if I wake up early.

address: Chijmes
nearest MRT: City Hall

4. Chye Seng Huat Hardware
Located nearby Lavender MRT Station, the cafe is a go to for the coffee lovers because they serve amazing coffee. This is located quite near to my old apartment, and yes it is one of my favourites! They have their own roastery and also have a small shop inside for those who wants to bring home the beans and coffee wares.

address: 150 Tyrwhitt Road
nearest MRT: Lavender

5. Common Man Coffee Roasters
Common Man Coffee Roasters is definitely a specialty coffee shop, roasters, and wholesaler. My favourite thing is that they have so many single origins to choose from, which is also distributed through various coffee shops nationwide. They also serve various brunch menu, so fret not of being hungry.

address: 22 Martin Road

6. Hinoki
This Japanese style coffee shop is located inside Habitat by Honestbee, an integrated shopping complex in Pasir Panjang area. They use Kyoto roasted beans and Hokkaido Milk, making their cappuccino one of a kind. All order and payment is done within the application, so you have to download it before entering the Habitat.

address: Honestbee Habitat
nearest MRT: Pasir Panjang

7. 40 Hands
This cozy and warm coffee shop in Tiong Bahru has been my go to places for years. Their coffee beans are roasted by the people from Common Man Coffee Roaster. 40 Hands also serve delicious food. Perfect for brunch or those lazy day while reading your favourite book.

address: 78 Yong Siak Street
nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru

8. Atlas Coffeehouse
With marble and navy interior and industrial component, Atlas Coffeehouse is a go to neighbourhood coffee shop in Bukit Timah Area. Their coffee is roasted by the local roasters, 2 Degrees North Coffee Co. Totally love their food menu as well !

address: 6 Duke Road
nearest MRT: Botanic Garden

9. Brawns and Brains
My top favourite whenever I venture to the east. Simple coffee and great food ! Their  menu is not much but everything is done well. I love their molten egg with salmon, full of protein as well as fresh veggies and avocado. Their place is quite industrial with a neon green La Marzocco. Brawns and Brains is also featured on my best brunch places in Singapore list. 

address: 100 Guillemard road #01-02
nearest MRT: Mountbatten

10. The Apartment
This scandinavian vibe coffee shop has becoming a cult favourite. With white space and plenty of light, the owner is inspired to create a space where people could feel like home. Their menu is simple and they also have seasonal beans from time to time.

address: 161 Lavender Road. Close on wednesdays
nearest MRT: Lavender

11. PS Cafe
Most probably my most favourite branch in the entire city, the PS Cafe Harding Road is nested in the lush Dempsey Hill area. Choose the indoor or the outdoor alfresco seating. It is a nice break amidst the busy city. They have various food and delicious cakes too !
address: Harding Road

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  1. Your pics look so amazing
    that I am now craving for some coffee and pastry.
    Love this post ♥


  2. Im a huge coffee fan so this post was awesome! I completely agree with the coffee shops from Japan, the coffee there is delish

  3. I've never really been a fan of coffee but your pics are tempting and I love your taste in food and pastries. Fab post!


  4. Wow! Yum! I would love to visit these!

  5. I’m such a coffee drinker and whenever we travel I always look for the best places to drink coffee. I’ve never been to Singapore, but for sure taking notes in this post!


  6. I am not a big coffee drinker but I love visiting cafes for the interiors and design. You have so many amazing finds here. Would love to visit one day


  7. Beautiful pictures. I'm totally craving some coffee now. All these locations look so fabulous!

  8. This place looks amazing! All the different types of coffee all look so good. Thanks for sharing!
    xx Jenifer

  9. I've never been to these coffee shop! Would totally try each one of them when I have the chance! Thank you so much for sharing!


  10. Delicious food and amazing place!
    Kisses, Paola.


  11. Hoping I ever get to travel to Singapore, will like to try the 1ST coffee.
    New post:

  12. I love your photography! Thank you for sharing this post xx

  13. Love hanging out at cafes like this! Nothing beats a good cup of coffee.

  14. Wouuuuw, its amazing!


  15. I lovee visiting cafes and coffee houses. Hehe it's my kind of food and I'm always in love with the cute decor they have set up. Thank you for sharing with us your fave coffee shops in Singapore. I will have to check them out when I'm there.

  16. These places are incredible! Singapore really has some of the best coffee shops!
    Jessica |

  17. I am obsessed with coffee shops and these sound fabulous babe :) xx


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