With the ever increasing number of cafes springing up lately, we managed to narrow down to the final five cafes which we think are the best in Singapore to date. While we are conscious that best is as subjective as it can be to anyone, theRantingPanda’s definition of the best café is one that undoubtedly provides the best coffee and ambience for anyone to relax and chill while having their brew and food. There are some cafes which are simply too noisy and uncomfortable though it may serve very good coffee, which are excluded from our list below. The five best cafes in our opinion, in no particular order:
I like Loysel’s Toy understated location in Kampong Bugis beside the Kallang River which adds to the charm of this café. Expect good quality roasted coffee beans from the Papa Palheta brand which is almost synonymous with good coffee, as well as rubbing shoulders with a diverse crowd here, especially ukulele enthusiasts. It is the unpretentious setting which draws me back every time as well as the open space tables. My pick is the Affogato, which is to date one of the best I have tried. I do not know if this café will stay for long with the announcement of the latest URA plan but this is one cafe I will definitely miss visiting.
66 Kampong Bugis
#01-02 Ture / Sam Tat Warehouse, Singapore
Tel: +65 9451 0236
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 4.30pm
Tiong Bahru Bakery
If you have not been to Tiong Bahru Bakery yet, you are clearing missing out on the food scene for a long time. While the crowd can get rowdy during weekends and may not be the best place to chill, I have to give credit to its highly acclaimed croissant which I think is one of the best in town. Pair it with their coffee and my weekend is complete.
56 Eng Hoon Street
Tel : +65 6220 3430
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8am to 8pm
It is difficult not to fall in love with The Providore for me. It has the ideal location right smack in the middle of Orchard Road, a retail concept by showcasing its range of house brand teas and coffee as well as a retail warehouse in Tan Boon Liat Building. This is one café I enjoyed for its ambitious concept, good quality coffee as well as delectable brunch selections. A perfect spot to catch up with friends in town over the weekends.
333A Orchard Road
Mandarin Gallery #02-05
Tel: +65 6732 1565
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 10.30pm
Jewel Café & Bar
This gem in sleepy Rangoon Road is no secret to café junkies as it is probably one of the best in this part of Singapore. I like the duplex concept of Jewel Café where I can people watch and chill out at the mezzanine level, or simply enjoy my café latte while reading a magazine on the huge woody communal table at ground level. This is one café where I can laze my weekend away all day in comfort and possibly peace. For food to share, try the signature OMG! burger. The strong coffee is also a great boost to any lethargic soul.
129 Rangoon Road
Tel: +65 6298 9216
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 10pm
Friday to Saturday, 9am to 12am
Common Man Coffee Roasters
This is easily one of my favourite cafes recently as it opened to great hype. I like it not for its hype, but the simple fact that Common Man Coffee Roasters manages to combine great food with good coffee. Try the Organic Eggs Benedict which still leaves an impression on me. There is still so much to try on its menu that I want to be back soon.
22 Martin Road #01-00
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 7pm
Does this list resonate with the best cafes in your opinion as well? Let us know what you think!