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Great Cafes in Kovan Hougang

Top Great Cafes in Kovan, Hougang and North East of Singapore [2021 Edition]

The Top Great Cafes in North East Singapore are a quiet constellation of their own, dotting across the coffeeshops of Upper Serangoon Road, Hougang Street 21, Serangoon Garden, and Kovan MRT. Looking for a delicious brunch menu or dinner menu, and wanting to indulge in your sweet tooth instead, Lola’s Cafe and Ice Edge Cafe are your sure bets. Wanting to ditch delectable cafe food and settle for a cup of coffee, the Apollo Coffee Bar could be your refuge. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s bound to be something for you at these Great Cafes in Kovan, Hougang and North East of Singapore.


1. Baker & Cook

Introduction:

Situated in unique, hand selected locations, their stunningly designed bakeries combine the very best of casual and cosy neighbourhood vibe, baking, shopping and dining experiences.

Founded by Dean Brettschneider, CEO of Baker Boy and Award-winning author of thirteen cookbooks and presenter and judge in multiple TV shows, Dean co-owns and is the founder of the successful artisan bakeries Baker & Cook, Plank Sourdough Pizza, Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers and Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School in Singapore and beyond.

If you are looking for something more exciting, you can join their baking or cooking class today and learn from one of the world’s leading global bakers and his exceptional team of chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and baristas. Keep the art of baking and cooking alive!

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include,
    • B&C Toasted Bagel
    • Avo Smash
    • Eggs Benedict
    • Good Ol’ Pancake

Location: Multiple Location

Contact: +65 64633948

Website: https://www.bakerandcook.biz/


2. Ice Edge Cafe

Introduction:

They aim to deliver great food and drinks with excellent service in comfortable, relaxed settings. Behind every one of their restaurants is a concept designed to offer a truly memorable and authentic dining experience.
Their guests are at the heart of everything they do. In all their ventures, they strive to be genuine, committed and hospitable. Their team members are what make them stand out from the crowd. They work like a family, growing together, committed to supporting each other and helping each other for the benefit of their careers and the company they represent. Ice Edge Cafe offers an opportunity for anyone with the right passion and attitude to build a career in the restaurant industry, and they do everything to develop the skills of their employees.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Pizza Awesome
    • Chicken & Ham Cheesy Macaroni
    • Four Mushroom Aglio Olio Spaghetti
    • Buffalo Wings
    • and many more

Location:

2 Kovan Road, #01-10
Simon Plaza,
Singapore 548008

Contact: +65 6858 5729

Website: http://iceedgecafe.com.sg/


3. Cottontail Creamery

Introduction:

The Taiwanese-owned and operated Cottontail Creamery was founded in December 2017, and has gained a following for their tasty, gourmet ice cream, artisanal, crepes, waffles, and weekend brunch dishes. Cottontail Creamery’s homely and comfortable is well suited for gatherings with family members and friends. Since they having multiple return visits, it shows that they maintain a consistently high standard of food quality, service, and ambience.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Cured Salmon Gravlax Open-face Sandwich
    • Cottontail Big Breakfast
    • Pasta in Pink Tomato Sauce with Crispy Bacon
    • Hawaiian Pulled Pork Bun with Spicy Pineapple BBQ Sauce
    • and many more

Location:

326 Serangoon Ave 3
#01-378
Singapore 550326

Contact: +65 8118 7552

Website: https://cottontailcreamery.com/


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4. Ciel Patisserie

Introduction:

CIEL Pâtisserie is about pure, unadulterated goodness in French based pastries and sweets.
Born out of the belief that good desserts do not have to be fancy or pricey, Ciel serves simple yet wholesome sweets. Ciel’s desserts are deeply satisfying, not to mention, they taste absolutely heavenly as well!
Made with the freshest and finest ingredients, Ciel takes pride in their decadent desserts perfect for a hearty celebration or an everyday treat. It is always on the top of their mind to provide both quality and value in a piece of goodness.
This is why they are called Ciel, pronounced see-el, meaning ‘sky’ or ‘heaven’ in French – they believe Ciel is where everyone can truly have a slice of heaven.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Exotique
    • Tiramisu
    • Fraiche – Fresh Fruit Tart
    • Lemon Meringue Tart
    • and many more

Location: 124 Hougang Ave 1, #01-1444, Singapore 530124

Contact: +65 6383 0803

Website: http://www.ciel.com.sg/


5. Apollo Coffee Bar

Introduction:

If you are looking for something new in town, hippie style kinda vibe, look no further before the Apollo spaceship takes off at Apollo Coffee Bar. Located at Serangoon Gardens, a new joint by the people behind the already well-loved Atlas Coffeehouse and Columbus Coffee Co., if anything to go by from its affiliation, then it should not come with no surprises that Apollo Coffee Bar was swarming with cafe-goers on a weekday afternoon.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Nori, Avo & Eggs
    • Cereal Prawn Pasta
    • Salmon Soba Bowl
    • Iced Carbon Black
    • and many more

Location: 65 Serangoon Garden Way Singapore, Singapore 555961

Contact: +65 6214 9791

Website: https://www.facebook.com/apollocoffeebar/


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6. Hatter Street Bakehouse & Cafe

Introduction:

Hatter Street’s culinary movement is characterized by comfort food influenced by Asia culinary traditions versus the implementation of modern techniques. Derived from an inspired vision of the Mad Hatter, norms are not what you will see within the culinary journey itself. The experience derives from the relationship between each of the Hatters life story, the food served, and the customer. Their desire is for each customer to leave Hatter Street with a distinct flavour, body of taste which would be ingrained in their memory.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Kick Lai Liao
    • Devil Matcha
    • A-Maize-Zing
    • Rabbit Hole
    • and many more

Location: Block 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-333, (S) 530212

Contact: +65 6988 4591

Website: https://www.hatterstreet.com/


7. Lola’s Cafe

Introduction:

It’s cozy inside, it smells of great food and freshly ground coffee. You must have with you anyone and everyone who matters to you for maximum enjoyment. When Lola’s Café was first conceptualized, there was one binding thought that was not to be compromised; Lola’s was going to be a playful and casual environment where you could get honest, unpretentious comfort fare in the company of great friends. They insist to serve only the food & drinks made with great love because food served from the heart is the most delicious.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Lola’s Salad
    • Crab Cake Benedict
    • Honey Apple Cake with Ice Cream
    • Shakshuka
    • and many more

Location: 5 Simon Road, Singapore 545893

Contact: +65 62840349

Website: https://www.lolascafe.com.sg/

8. Dessert Bowl 一碗甜品

Introduction: Feeling hungry? Maybe having an itch and wanting some additional fragant in your mouth? You are in the right place. First of all, the Dessert Bowl is famous of them dessert and Durian Moose is one of their popular dessert. Located at the first floor on a shop lot in Serangoon Garden. So if you are a durian lover, the durian moose is a must try, the texture of the moose is smooth and the taste is breathtaking. It is highly recommend to start of with other desserts first and save the the durian moose for the last.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Durian Mousse
    • Aiyu Mango
    • Rock-Melon Sago
    • Caramelize Milk Custard
    • and many more

Location: 80A Serangoon Garden Way Singapore, Singapore 555976

Contact: +65 6285 1278

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DessertBowl2008


9. Lickers

Introduction:

There’s just something about ice cream. Something about it that’s just bigger than food. Ice cream encourages you to be in the moment because it is melting and changing every second and you have to pay attention to it, or it disappears.
Lickers want to give you that feeling, where you always left feeling happy. Moreover, Lickers have been devoting and honed their mastery in making better ice creams and bringing people together. That surely great ice cream served perfectly in this fun-filled space will give you some time away from this busy world, to just absorb yourselves in this good moment.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Rum & Raisin
    • Speculoos
    • Mao Shan Wang
    • Honey Comb
    • and many more

Location: BLK 124 #01-1446 SG 530124

Contact: [email protected]

Website: https://lickers.com.sg/


10. Flavor Flings

Introduction:

Flavour Flings is a Halal restaurant-cafe serving Halal foods specific to Western cuisine. Home to the first salted egg yolk croissant in Singapore, is back at it again with another dish that will set fire to the food scene. Specifically, they do serve Western Breakfast and brunch. The Halal cafe is tucked in the cozy corner of Hougang. They have an All-day menu, eggs Benedict and an assortment of egg dishes. In addition, they serve pastas and spaghettis. They also have Cafe’s Entrees and desserts.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Fling Noodles
    • Chili Crab
    • Nasty Burger
    • Salted Egg Yolk Crossaint
    • and many more

Location: Blk 121 Hougang Ave 1 #01-1348 S530121

Contact: [email protected]

Website: https://www.facebook.com/flavourflings/


11. oblong

Introduction: Situated at the heart of Serangoon Gardens, a renowned supper spot in Singapore—Oblong serves delectable sweet treats. Opened until late hours in the morning, 2:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, your midnight ice cream and waffle cravings can now be satisfied! Hmmmm yummy. Known for its famous Red Velvet Waffles (not the K-Pop group of course), this arty-craty little shop has been producing delicious mouth-watering waffles since 2012. Oblong boasts tons of choices of flavours and the food presentation is picture perfect.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Ferrero Rocher Waffle
    • Lava Cake
    • Affogato
    • Milo Crunch
    • and many more

Location: 10 Maju Ave, Singapore 556688

Contact: +65 8367 4171

Website: https://www.facebook.com/oblongicecream


12. Maison Kayser

Introduction: Founded by Eric Kayser in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Baker. Meaning that in Paris, Singapore and other 24 countries in the world, the artisan bakers from Maison Kayser start baking in-house early in the morning, using natural leaven and long fermentation process to come up with the best quality days after days. Eric Kayser’s bakeries propose a wide selection of breads, pastries, viennoiseries, baked goods and snacks from the French classics to more exotic creations.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Danish
    • The Eclair
    • The Entremets
    • Sourdough
    • and many more

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: +65 9839 7252

Website: http://maison-kayser.com.sg/


13. [email protected]

Introduction: Looking for something “Oishii”? There is a Japanese restaurant around the corner, situated at myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens. Opened by former Campus Superstar alumni Renfred Ng, [email protected] is the latest venture after The Milky Way Homemade Ice-Cream and Coffee at Tanglin Halt. Their Wagyu Beef Don would be a crowd pleaser on its own coming with a generous portion. A must try although at [email protected] may not be entirely authentic (from Japan), its offerings seem to have targetted the young and hipster generation fairly well.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Bara-Chirashi Don
    • Wagyu Beef Don
    • Ika Karaage
    • Assorted Sashimi
    • and many more

Location: 1 Maju Avenue#01-09Singapore 556679

Contact: +65 8383 9977

Website: https://monzengardens.business.site/


14. The Bread Shop

Introduction:

The Bread Shop offers a variety of traditional bread selection and pair with the food you love such as their signature All-Day Breakfast or their pungent but delicious Garlic Bomb. Don’t forget to pair your meal with aromatic coffee. And do take their home freshly baked bread from the storefront because sharing is caring!

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Pan-Seared Duck Breast
    • Grilled Rosemary Chicken
    • Pesto Chicken & Egg Mayonnaise Croissant
    • Pulled Beef Sandwich
    • and many more

Location: 953 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore, Singapore 534715

Contact: [email protected]

Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheBreadShopSG


15. The Larder Cafe

Introduction:

The Larder Cafe offers a variety of quality food and drinks. A friendly and relaxing place where you can meet-up with friends and chill out in the heartland of Toa Payoh and Serangoon Garden. Did you know that the word “Larder” (pronounced as lahr-der, not ladder) means where food is being kept in a place and not exactly a place where food is cooked with lard (pork fat).

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Pulled Pork Wrap
    • Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
    • Black Mama Pork Burger
    • Mushroom Truffle Gratin
    • and many more

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: +65 6253 8382

Website: http://lardercafe.com/


16. Knuckles Bistro

Introduction:

Here at Knuckles Bistro, you are in for a treat. The rustic bistro located around Kovan serves up a long list of Western food and surely will guaranteed to save your pocket hole and satiate those cravings you had in a long time. Let’s be real guys, we all sometimes want to enjoy some comfort Western food. It would be a nice place to be seated in a cosy interior and being served by a warm hearty team.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Pork Schitzel
    • Tender Pork Ribs
    • German Triplets
    • Banger and Mash
    • and many more

Location: Blk 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-33 Singapore 530212 Singapore

Contact: +65 6285 0549

Website: https://www.facebook.com/knucklesbistro/


17. PLONK

Introduction:

Established in January 2013, Plonk is a contemporary and friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar located at the heart of Singapore’s charming Serangoon Gardens. Inspired by fresh produce, fabulous food and laid-back Australian vibes, it’s the go-to local for friends and families from within “the ‘Goon Gardens” and beyond. Offering hearty breakfasts, an extensive range of mouth-watering a la carte meals and regular rotations of chalkboard specials, they’re all about unpretentious and heartwarming cuisine.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Big Plonk Breakfast
    • Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
    • Smashed Avocado on Sourdough
    • Homemade Lemon Tart
    • and many more

Location: 7 Maju Ave, Singapore 556685

Contact: +65 6286 4688

Website: http://plonk.com.sg/


18. Sun Ray Cafe

Introduction:

Sun Ray Cafe offers some of the best Western cuisine in Serangoon Gardens. They are not only a pet-friendly cafe offering restaurant style food, but their main specialty is coffee, whereby it is roasted in-house by their certified baristas. With a cosy, welcoming and intimate ambience, their foods are made in-house by using fresh ingredients, ranging from sandwiches, salads, pastas to burgers, its extensive menu is reflective of the restaurant’s efforts to cater to every palate.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Sunray’s Big Breakfast
    • Beef Cube Salad
    • Smashed Guacamole Toast
    • Bacon & Mushroom Truffle Cream Linguine
    • and many more

Location: 79 Brighton Crescent, Serangoon Gardens, S (559218)

Contact: +65 6283 8200

Website: https://www.sunray.sg/


19. Wimbly Lu

Introduction:

Situated along Jalan Riang and just a few minutes away from Serangoon MRT station, Wimbly Lu is a café and chocolatier that serves for its mouth-watering desserts and snacks. Everyone will love their chocolate truffles, pancakes, cakes and more, bursting with such great flavors which will surely satisfy one’s cravings. Wimbly Lu is a perfect place where you can chill and relax with your friends and family over a variety of comfort food in a casual and cozy setting.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Apple Crumble
    • Blackout Cake
    • Ayam Penyet Burger
    • Wimbly Lu Grand Slam
    • and many more

Location: Multiple Locations

Contact: +65 6289 1489

Website: https://www.wimblylu.com/#


20. The Plain Jane

Introduction:

Calling for Swiss Role lovers, this Swiss Role Specialty Café definitely worth to visit while you at Serangoon. They serve The Plain Swiss Role and The Not So Plain Swiss Role such as Matcha, Earl Grey, Thai Milk Tea, Raspberry, Yuzu, Nutella Chocolate, Meringue Roulade. The owner Jane wants to share with those who visits with her love for simple, true love for food and lifestyle where she always been an advocate of literally slow-living.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Original Crème
    • Lemon Yoghurt Loaf
    • Meringue Roulade
    • Tiger Mint Tea
    • and many more

Location: 211 SERANGOON AVE 4, #01-10, SINGAPORE 550211

Contact: +65 6281 2477

Website: http://www.cafeplainjane.com/


21. Urban Table

Introduction:

A new rising Seoul-Inspired Cafe by Korean Owner in the heartland of Serangoon. Location was specifically chosen by the cafe’s owner, who wanted to own a café with the ambience of the ones she loved back in Seoul, especially in the Gangnam she grew up in. Their classy, sleek and modern interior provides the perfect ambience for thier brunch, desserts and coffee that’ll leave you pretty spoilt for choice despite their relatively modest selection of savoury food.

Offerings:

  • Highlights from Menu include
    • All-Day Breakfast plate
    • Apple Strudel
    • Raisin Pinwheel
    • Chocolate Truffle cake
    • and many more

Location: 10A-E, Yio Chu Kang Rd, ICB SHOPPING CENTER, 545524

Website: https://urban-table-cafe.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral


22. Two Cranes

Introduction:

Two Cranes is a neighborhood korean inspired café found in Kovan. They serve a focused selection of Korean-themed food – Bulgogi Benedict, bingsu dessert – Caramel Macchiato Bingsu and hand-crafted beverages. It is one of the few cafes around in Kovan, so coffee lovers or Korean Cuisines lovers living nearby now have a place to get their cravings fix.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Kimchi Fried Rice
    • Beef Bulgogi Tartine
    • Two Cranes’ Big Breakfast
    • Fu Korean Spaghetti
    • and many more

Location: 211 Hougang St 21, #01-291, Singapore 530211

Contact: +65 8166 0140

Website: https://twocranes.website/


23. See You Latte

Introduction:

William and Wina, the brother-sister founders of See You Latte. Their café aims to provide Indonesian fusion and Western cuisine to all customers. All the ingredients are fresh and do not contain MSG. Their cultures is to provide excellent hospitality experience to dine in in their café.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Beef Rendang with Pasta Set
    • Butter Croissant
    • Matcha Azuki Cake
    • Prune Kueh Lapis
    • and many more

Location: 988 Upper Serangoon Road, #01-15, Stars of Kovan, Singapore 534733

Contact: +65 8468 7234/ +65 8821 5145

Website: https://www.seeyoulatte.sg/


24. Tie Fun Wan Kovan

Introduction:

Ken Chia, the owner of Tie Fun Wan, previously ex-hotel chef, now is back with a new concept serving wallet-friendly rice and noodle dishes at Tie Fun Wan. They are known to serve Rice Bowls in a metal bowl. Their most signature rice dishes are 72-Hours Slow Cooked Beef Rice Bowl, Mala Pork Collar Rice Bowl and Meat Ball Pao Fan.

Offerings:

  • Click link for menu
  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Meat Ball Pao Fan
    • Pandan Kaya Pudding
    • Salmon Tataki Miso Cream Pasta
    • Mala Pork Collar Rice Bowl
    • and many more

Location: 50 Hougang Ave 1, #01-00 Singapore, Singapore 538885

Contact: +65 9738 6648

Website: https://tiefunwan.oddle.me/en_SG/


25. The Breakfast Club

Introduction:

Food stall in Kovan that offers all-day breakfast for less than $10. Opened in 2020, Breakfast Club serves up a wide range of cafe-style breakfasts at wallet-friendly prices from a coffeeshop just a two-minute walk from Kovan MRT Station. They are selling items like breakfast plates involving eggs, sausages, pancakes and hash browns, and even Rosti.

Offerings:

  • Highlights from Menu include
    • Breakfast Plate
    • French Toast
    • Granny’s Beef Stew with Mash
    • Mac and Cheese
    • and many more

Location: 941 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534709

Contact: +65 88097206

Website: https://www.facebook.com/breakfastclubsingapore/

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