Cold brews have been all the hype in Singapore recently, and understandably so, given Singapore’s relentless heat.
I mean, we don’t like everything hot.
What’s the difference between a cold brew and an iced coffee? In a nutshell, the former is brewed cold – time, rather than heat, is used to extract the coffee’s sugars, oils, and caffeine, yielding a less bitter, smoother drink – whereas the former is brewed as regular coffee and poured over ice.
Check out our top picks for cold brews in Singapore.
An academy, roastery, and cafe in one (hence the name!), trust the folks at A.R.C Coffee to brighten up your day with these easy-drinking cold brews, whimsically bottled in a lightbulb glass.
The selection changes every other month – reason enough to keep revisiting – but whatever the brew, rest assured you’re in Singapore National Barista Champion John Ryan Ting’s good hands.
29 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198477
NEXT: Dapper Coffee →
There’s cold brew, and then there’s Gold Brew – coffee made with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe magically sparkling in its bottle. (We’re not kidding, it really sparkles.)
Not a fan of coffee, but want a share of the magic? Try the caffeine-free Unicorn Tears. We don’t want to give too much away, but citrus fans will love this.
73 Amoy St, Singapore 069892
NEXT: Maison Ikkoku →
It might not look like much, but skip over this one just yet – it’s all in the details.
Layered with flavour, the cold brew is meant to be enjoyed first on its own, before adding carbonated water to adjust the taste according to your preferences. Fancy stuff.
Shoutout to the bar on the first level with kickass cocktails like Strawberry Cheesecake, Banana Chocolate Flambé, and more.
Level 2, 20 Kandahar St, Singapore 198885
NEXT: 7Kickstart Museum Cafe →
If the sexy ice drip apparatus was meant to seduce us into getting a cold brew, it works, and it’s everything you’d expect: smooth and easy-drinking while still carrying a fiesty caffeine kick.
Choose between 7 different types of ice drip coffees, from the smoky El Salvador Shangri-La brew for intensely deep flavour to the Dominican Republic Caribbean Queen brew for beginners to black coffee.
#01-03 Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555
NEXT: Hic Juice →
We love their healthy juices, but few know they do cold brews, too.
The ionised water used during the cold brew process gives the coffee a pristine quality. Couple that with the fact that there’s no added sugar, this guilt-free bottle allows the flavour of the organic coffee beans to take centrestage.
NEXT: Stamping Ground Coffee →
Size doesn’t matter – this little bottle proves it all.
Pour it into a cup of chilled milk for a creamy cuppa, or, if it were up to us, we’d pair it with coconut water for a refreshing, medium-bodied caffeine kick.
Plus, we love that the cafe shares its space with a florist, Dawn Q. Floral Design – as you’ll instantly recognise when the aroma of fresh coffee and blossoming florals greet you as you step in.
87 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 455223
NEXT: Habitat Coffee →
If you’re up for something different, try Habitat Coffee’s Green Tea Cold Matcha Coffee.
Steering away from the regular white and black brews, matcha is brewed together with the coffee, and it’s a beautiful marriage between the two perfectly balanced flavours.
223 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574355
NEXT: Curious Palette →
We can’t disagree with the name; neither can we reject its request. Light-bodied yet luscious, this bottle of magic certainly delivers its promises.
While you’re there, go wild with all things coffee with the Espresso Beef Stew, or if you’ve got a sweet tooth, the Berry Ricotta Hotcakes is a must-try.
64 Prinsep St, Singapore 188667
NEXT: A.R.C. Coffee →