At the risk of sounding painfully first-world, the Internet’s practically a necessity now.
That’s why we love our public Wi-Fi. All the better if it comes with food – like in these cafes!
This homely café isn’t big, so it’s easy to find calm in the sound of clinking cups and gurgling coffee machines in the background.
Be sure to get here in time for brunch – we love their Hei Amigo (pictured), their brunchy take on Huevos Rancheros, a harmony of chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs on tortilla.
#L1-CA1 Bukit Timah Plaza, 1 Jln Anak Bukit, Singapore 588996
NEXT: Privé Cafe →
In a perfect world, every day of work should look like this. Kick back by the water’s edge and savour the breeze and perhaps the booze, if you prefer that over a cuppa joe.
Their menu is simple but it certainly satisfies, offering all-day breakfast, burgers, stone-baked pizzas, cakes, and more.
Marina At Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
NEXT: Toby’s Estate →
Sat along the tranquil riverside of Robertson Quay, we love the sense of liberation we get from whiling hours away at this Melbournian café.
Their specialty coffees are made from beans sourced from Yemen, Panama, and more; get some finger food if you’re planning to stay for the day – we’re thinking shoestring fries.
#01-03/04, 8 Rodyk St, Singapore 238216
NEXT: d’Good Cafe →
This two-storey shophouse cafe is divided into 4 differently furnished spaces, each with its own charm – the vibrant bar, a homely lawn, an airy, white-washed attic, and a charming al fresco balcony.
Whether you’re planning to power through an afternoon of work or have a laid back brunch date, this place is it.
Plus, a maple sea salt cheesecake (pictured) from heaven that we still dream about today.
#02-01/02, 273 Holland Ave, Singapore 278992
NEXT: The Coffee Academics →
This famous Hong Kong coffee chain is crowned one of the “25 coffee shops around the world you need to visit before you die”. And for good reason – their coffees sport some serious personalities.
Plus, it’s nestled in the quiet Scotts Square right in the heart of town – perfect for a pre-dinner chill out.
#02-01/02 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228209
NEXT: W39 Bistro And Bakery →
Westies, here’s one for you. We love the colorful vintage aesthetic at this energizing yet relaxing space.
That aside, we’re here for the cakes – our favourites are the Red Velvet as well as the Rainbow cake (pictured).
39 Jalan Mas Puteh, Singapore 128637
NEXT: 7Kickstart Museum Cafe →
If the sexy nitro cold brew coffee apparatus doesn’t tempt you into getting a cuppa, try the unique Espresso Tonic – tonic water and espresso served iced.
On the food front, we particularly love that trending local flavours are incorporated into classic desserts, from orh nee (yam paste) waffles to salted egg yolk custard french toast.
#01-03 Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555
NEXT: The Tiramisu Hero →
Adorable hand-drawn graphics of Sir Antonio, the café’s well-loved mascot, adorn the walls of this cheeky space.
The menu of savoury fare and light bites reads well, but no prizes for guessing that everyone’s here for the handmade tiramisu of about 12 exciting flavours, from lemon lavender to matcha.
121 Tyrwhitt Rd, Simngapore 207548
NEXT: The Book Cafe →
Shelves and shelves of books, from fiction to travel guides to children’s storybooks, line the walls of The Book Cafe. It’s their way of saying: stay.
Make yourself comfortable on one of the sofas (they’re really comfy) and spend an entire lazy afternoon here.
#01-02 Seng Kee Building, 20 Martin Rd, Singapore 239070
NEXT: Symmetry Cafe →
If you’re planning to spend the entire day here, the finger food won’t disappoint, from usual suspects like Potato Fries to Smoked Turkey Ham & Cheese Croquettes.
On the drinks front, we fancy their cocktails as much as their coffee – so you decide!
9 Jln Kubor, Singapore 199206
NEXT: Lowercase Cafe →
Long communal tables are spread out in this spacey, unpretentious cafe, making it a conducive place to get some work done or have a group meeting.
Try the Smoked Duck Pizza or the Beef Brisket Pasta, and one of their tall cakes to finish.
#01-01 Blk D, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally St, Singapore 187940
NEXT: Grounded by Common Man Coffee Roasters →
This leafy, light-filled cafe shares its space with a yoga studio, so expect comfort food made wholesome, like the Balance Burger (pictured) and even desserts like the Beetroot Chocolate Brownie.
#02-00, 22 Martin Rd, Singapore 239058
NEXT: Oriole Coffee + Bar →
People-watch the throngs of town-goers while you tuck into a hearty Sunday brunch; and if you can peel your eyes away, there’s also free wi-fi available.
The unconventional menu reads well, with dishes like Mango French Toast and Smoked Salmon Rosti (pictured).
#01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238163
NEXT: Cafe & Meal MUJI →
Muji’s new cafe exudes the same minimalistic, clean vibes of its retail store – its woody tones setting you in a peaceful state of mind.
All while you tuck into a meal of seasonal, natural ingredients “full of blessings from the sun, soil and water.” Sounds promising to us!
#04-36 to 40, Orchard Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859
NEXT: Butter Studio →
All cakes were created glorious, but some more so than others. Case in point: THIS rose-scented Lady Ispahan cake.
Butter Studio is equal parts homely and enchanting, as are their cakes and pastries, from cupcakes to tarts and more. Just don’t get too much of a sugar high if you’re going to spend the afternoon here. Or do – your call.
147 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208865
NEXT: Rise And Grind Coffee Co. →
By Pinky Chng, June 2017
Like this? Read more food stories here,