In Singapore, there is a whole array of coffee for you to customise to fit any taste bud. From less milk to more sugar, you can trust the cafes and hawker centres to serve your needs.
So, we posted the coffee question to our community for recommendations on their favourites, and these are 10 unique places we have shortlisted, with a varied price range.
This place is hard to find but also hard to miss. Located slightly away from the bustle of Tanjong Pagar, this place bubbles with energy and screams creativity — the new-age millennial’s favourite vibe. At Nylon you’re free to stand around or sit on funky shaped chairs at this little place, perfect for a small gathering. Plus, they sell nicely packaged coffee beans from all over the world.
Nylon Coffee Roasters had high ratings from our community, and you can get a flat white here at $4.
Address: 4 Everton Park Park #01-40, Singapore 080004
Weekdays: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Weekends: 9am to 6pm
Closed on Tuesdays
2. Keng Wah Sung Coffee Shop
This coffee shop along the streets of Geylang gives you the old school experience of kopi siew dai in takeaway cans like these. Expect the classic scene an unrenovated neighbourhood Kopitiam with old uncles and aunties sitting around in the late afternoon. Enjoy other popular Singaporean delicacies made by old hawkers here, a personal favourite would be the Wanton Mee!
Address: 783 Geylang Road, Singapore 389672
Opening Hours: Every day: 6am to 12am
A hidden gem located in Serangoon Gardens that sources its coffee straight from farms and makes all its food in-house. This honest, not-so-little place won a whole list of awards for its coffee, from Silver Medalist at the Australian International Coffee Competition 2017 to 2nd Runner-Up at the International Tea Masters Cup 2017. It also started a local roaster, Parchmen.co. A very dedicated coffee place, we’d say.
They are also the reigning national AeroPress champion, and serves AeroPress hand brews in-house!
Address: 79 Brighton Crescent, Serangoon Gardens, Singapore 559218
Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30am to 10pm
Closed on Mondays
4. Heap Seng Leong Coffee Shop
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This traditional coffee shop serves coffee the real classic way — with a slab of butter. My grandma used to tell me that back in the days, everyone drank their Kopi with butter because its makes it more fragrant and go down smoother. A rare find these days! Kopi is the affordable Kopitiam price lah, don’t need to say.
Address: 10 North Bridge Rd, #01-5109, Singapore 190010
Opening Hours: Every day: 4am to 8pm
Habitat Coffee is your classic cafe-hopping stop, serving up brunch and pasta alongside carefully crafted coffee. A flat white is $4.90 and Americano, $3.90.
“You won’t regret it”, our community member proclaims. I guess this place is really worth a shot!
Address: 223 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574355
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 10pm
Closed on Mondays
One Man Coffee has three branches located in Fusionpolis (hurrah for working people!), Upper Thomson and Princep Street.
Address: 215 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574349
Opening Hours: Every day, 9am to 5pm
For other branches, click here.
Dal.Komm Coffee has come to Singapore, serving up its Korean-styled coffee to all our loyal Descendants of The Suns’ fans. Yes, Dal.Komm really struck gold appearing in that drama. Dal.Komm is a cosy place in Centrepoint with iced coffee at $8.50 and hot Cafe Latte priced at $6. It also has other Korean favourites such as Bingsu, Injeolmi Toast and delectable pastries. Come here for a weekend date!
Address: 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, #01-01/06, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: Every day, 10am to 10pm
Another coffee place with a cultural edge. This time, it’s Kurasu Kyoto with artisan, Kyoto-styled coffee, and only coffee, no food. If you’re craving for a matcha latte fix, this is the most authentic place to visit.
Kurasu sells its Flat white and Matcha Latte at $5 each.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, Odeon Towers #02-01, Singapore 188720
Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 11am to 3pm
Closed on Sundays
Jewel Coffee began making coffee 7 years ago, it has been powering the working adults of Shenton way and now 9 other branched all over the working districts in Singapore. Espresso is $4.20 and Flat white is priced at $6.
This cafe also serves up breakfast sets and pastries to go with your cuppa.
The name speaks for itself. The hallmark of all kopi shops, the Singaporean Starbucks — serving us since the 1940s. My dad says the drawn picture of old man Ya Kun you see in Ya Kun Stores today looks exactly like Ya Kun when he was selling coffee at a small coffee shop back in the days.
Address & Opening Hours: Again, loads and loads, look here.
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