7 Cosy Coffee Cafes in Singapore that’s worth your time
Singapore has seen an increase in coffee lovers, and that’s well-represented by the sheer numbers of coffee cafes that have sprouted up around every part of Singapore. The majority of the working people need their everyday shot of caffeine to get moving in the morning. But coffee is not only a requirement –it is something to be also appreciated. A flavourful cup of java is a fantastic companion for a mid-afternoon day, especially in a lovely ambience and cosy setting. Tropika Club curates seven cosy coffee cafes in Singapore that are absolutely worth your time and money, yet they don’t burn a hole in your pockets.
- 1. APARTMENT COFFEE
- 2. HOMEGROUND COFFEE ROASTERS
- 3. CHYE SENG HUAT HARDWARE COFFEE
- 4. DUTCH COLONY COFFEE
- 5. GLYPH SUPPLY CO
- 6. QUARTER LIFE COFFEE
- 7. ALCHEMIST
1. Apartment Coffee
From the decor to the friendly baristas, everything relating to this brightly coloured white vanilla cafe is geared towards making clients feel like they’re seeing a friend. Apartment Coffee‘s coffee is most likely somewhat better than average, since the cafe is helmed by a former Singapore Brewers Cup winner. Regardless of the casual setting, java is taken seriously here. They do not do takeaways, and every order of coffee is combined by a little card with tasting notes. Anticipate to pay approximately $4.50 for white java and $5.50 to $7 for brewed java.
- Address: 161 Lavender Street, #01-12, Singapore 338750
- Hours: 9am to 6pm daily
2. Homeground Coffee Roasters
This fashionable Joo Chiat area is marked with a glowing white corridor with a seating arrangement which is pretty unique, leading to the kitchen and retail area inside. at Home Ground Coffee Roasters, Vanta is a 50/50 mix of Colombian and Brazillian beans which conveys nutty, chocolatey notes in Long Black ($4) type. There’s also the Level Up Kaya Toast ($8), which replicates the coffeeshop goodness of Hokkaido milk toast, kaya spread and a delectable sous vide egg. Delicious.
- Address: 475 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427682
- Open: 8am to 5pm weekdays (except Wednesdays); 9am to 6pm weekends
3. Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee
Occupying a classic Jalan Besar hardware shop at the Lavender area, Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee has evolved into one of the very well-known joints around the island to get a cup of java. It has a lot of appeal for the Instagrammers, with its industrial-chic as well as an updated mural outside its shophouse wall. While the cafe features a substantial food menu, coffee remains the star of this series here, supplied by veteran roasters PPP Coffee. You can try their nitrogen-infused Nitro Black Issue ($7) carrying flowery and fruity notes, along with the creamy White Cold Brew ($8) endorsed by heavy tones of chocolate and hazelnut.
- Address: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
- Open: 9am to 10pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays; 9am to 12am Fridays and Saturdays
4. Dutch Colony Coffee
Dutch Colony Coffee has acquired a strong following with their three outlets around Singapore. Each outlet radiates their own vibe, but the Fusionapolis branch is really cosy and comfortable with a great juxtaposition of greyish blue hues and the woody browns. They utilise renewable java beans , largely sourced from small-lot plantations, to manage their coffee. Try their Signature Flight Coffee ($8.50) or settle for something more standard such as their Cappuccino ($5).
- Address: 1 Fusionopolis Way, #01-01, Singapore 138632
- Open: 8am to 630pm Weekdays, 9am to 6pm Weekends
5. Glyph Supply Co
Glyph Supply Co‘s whitewashed interiors convey a feeling of cleanliness and comfort. Everything is decked in white, and with its large glass panel allowing the sun to shine in, creates a modern cosy ambience that’s a respite from the busy Orchard outdoors. Their prices are also reasonable, with a cup of Black going for only $4.50 and a White at $5.50.
- Address: 111 Somerset Road, #01-06, 111 Somerset, Singapore 238164
- Open: 830am to 7pm Weekdays; 10am to 7pm Weekends
6. Quarter Life Coffee
Quarter Life Coffee started as an online coffee publication by four buddies in their mid-twenties. They then recently evolved their passion into a coffee cafe with seasonal selections at DECK, which is a container-bunker at Prinsep Street, together with an independent art space. Quarter Life Coffee only use single origins and do not have a signature blend as they believe in featuring coffees from various regions and the story behind their production. Try their Espresso ($.350) or their Cold Brew Tonic ($6.50).
- Address: 120A Prinsep Street, DECK, Singapore 187937
- Open: 10am to 6pm Mondays to Saturdays; 11am to 4pm Sundays.
Located at the ex-Khong Guan Biscuit Factory, Alchemist is a destination for the office workers working at the Tai Seng industrial area. They do have other outlets for takeaway at International Plaza and Hong Leong Building. Adorned with white marble tops, and surrounded by greyish blue walls, Alchemist is certainly a cosy place to grab your java and immerse yourself in your paperback. Try their White ($5) or Iced Black ($5.50) which is brewed with Sitio Serra Negra beans from Brazil.
- Address: 2 Mactaggart Road, Khong Guan Building, Singapore 368078
- Open: 8am to 5pm Weekdays; 9am to 6pm Saturdays
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