We explore the café scene in Singapore and these are our top three picks…
There are a few hidden gems in the city where we can just sit back, relax and have a cuppa whether it is for work or for catch up sessions, not to mention that these places offer Instagram worthy pictures. Here are our favourite cafes when we visited the Merlion City recently.
A cluttered art café. That’s what I would call it and at one glance, it looked like an old school toy-slash-hardware store. Not that these traits are a bad thing. They’re what makes this café such a unique place. There’s even a section for souvenirs where you can purchase handmade and maybe some antique items. At one section of the wall, you could also feel a little nature with a ‘plant-wall’. Food isn’t that bad either with selections aplenty. Mind you, it is always full so be sure to go early!
A must try signature: Avocado coffee.
111, King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208559
11am – 10pm
+65 6291 2698
The Bao Makers
As the name states, this café is all about ‘baos’ (pronounced ‘pows’) which means buns in Chinese. They have all kinds of ingredients to pair with. Our picks: Pulled Pork and Salted-egg Chicken. Traditionally, we also ordered with ice cream (chocolate)! If it’s not enough, there is a selection of mains as well for the big-eaters. Last but not least, of course, there is your usual beverages to choose from.
Interesting: we are given plastic gloves should you not want your hands to get all messy. But where’s the fun in that?
The Bao Makers
78, Horne Road, Singapore 209078
12pm – 10pm
+65 6291 2330
Chye Seng Huat Hardware Café
Don’t be fooled. Chye Seng Huat isn’t someone’s name. It just means ‘to flourish again’ chosen by the landlord and Papa Palheta (does it ring a bell? Same team who runs Pulp Cafe in KL!) as an honour to the hardware heritage of the site and vicinity. At this flagship store, get the ultimate experience of coffee – from roasting coffee beans right up to your cup. You can even learn how to brew in the best way at this coffee bar (C-Program). To accompany that perfect cuppa, there are intriguing bites.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware
150, Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
9am – 12am
+65 6396 0609