It’s our favourite past-time, too.
Conveniently sat at the mouth of 313@Somerset, the cafe is a peaceful hideout to watch the human traffic that never quite ceases. Plus, all-day breakfast comes in the form of a Jumbo Breakfast Burrito, a Humble Baked Egg Skillet – that’s not all that humble – and more.
#01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238163
NEXT: Canopy Garden Dining →
Time passes calmly as you dine al fresco at this cosy cafe nestled amongst the greeny of Bishan Park. On the menu: Egg plates, pastas and burgers, and more. We’d say don’t miss happy hour here, but you won’t – it starts from 12pm! They’ve got a kids menu, and furkids are welcome, too!
Bishan Park, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 569931
NEXT: Club Street Social →
Fitted on a street lined with restaurants and more restaurants, the wide doors of Club Street Social mean diners walking down the street in search of dinner are in your full view. We’re happy to watch the bartenders work their magic, too – wash down your grub with the most charming barrel-aged cocktails.
5 Gemmill Ln, Singapore 069261
NEXT: PARK →
Cafe by day and bistro by night, the indoor seating at PARK fill up quickly during mealtimes – which can only be a promise of good food. Sit outdoors instead, facing the trendy Holland Village where all the action happens.
281 Holland Ave, Singapore 278996
NEXT: Coastal Rhythm →
This waterfront bistro cafe sits right by the Cable Wakeboarding Park, with the ocean breeze rhythmically waltzing in from the sea not far beyond. Fancy fusion fare? Crabsolutely – we mean, the Homemade Crab Cakes topped with pomelo salsa and wasabi aioli.
1206 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449891
NEXT: The Assembly Ground →
The Assembly Ground is an extension of The Assembly Store just next door, a multi-label curation of fashion and lifestyle brands. Inside, where the ambiance is distinctly Melbournian – casual, warm, and coffee-centric – time seems to pass slower than the typically busy vibes of this shopping centre along the Orchard Road belt. A perfect break from all that shopping.
#01-21 The Cathay, 2 Handy Rd, Singapore 229233
NEXT: The Fabulous Baker Boy →
Sat in a glass house by the grassy foothill of Fort Canning Park, it’s as though this cafe was made for you to idly pass time. Bonus: They say they’ve got “probably the best cakes in Singapore”. Can we also add “best cake display” to their accolades?
70 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
NEXT: Whisk and Paddle →
The brunch menu features not much more than the usual suspects, but they’re done well, so who’s complaining? After all, the real star is the tranquil ambience of this riverside cafe. On weekends, you’ll see families walking their dogs by the riverbank, couples taking a leisurely stroll, with lush greens and azure blue sky framing the scene.
10 Tebing Ln, Singapore 828836
NEXT: TWG at Marina Bay Sands →
Let the afternoon slip by second by second as you sip on aromatic teas – choose from over 1,000 of them – at this TWG Tea Salon situated on a bridge. Beneath, sampans glide along the otherwise still canal waters, while leisurely shoppers walk by on both sides. Fun fact: TWG is a homegrown brand!
#B2-65 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972
NEXT: Halia →
Tuck into a hearty brunch at Halia, a charming cafe nestled in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Simple but scrumptious Smashed Avocado on Sourdough is adorned with the juiciest candy-red tomatoes; or, try their chilli crab eggs, Singaporean-chilli-crab-meets-chilli-con-carne. P.S. Say hi to their resident squirrels!
Singapore Botanic Garden (Ginger Garden), 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
NEXT: Oriole Coffee + Bar →
By Pinky Chng, last updated December 2017
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