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20 Best Cafes in Singapore to Chill

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Whether you’re looking for a place to study, meet up with friends, or just relax with a cup of coffee and some Wi-Fi, there are plenty of cafes in Singapore that will fit the bill. Here’s our list of the best cafes in Singapore to chill & catch up on some caffeine.

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1. Swee Lee Social Club


Entrance of Swee Lee
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You know it’s a good day when you get to spend it at Swee Lee Social Club. Located in the heart of The Star Vista, Swee Lee has established itself as a go-to place for anyone looking to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, handcrafted drinks, tasty bites, and social events space. Their signature drinks include Bitter Sweet for $6, a combination of expresso and soda; and Magic for just $5. You can’t go wrong with either one! If you’re in the mood for some good music while sipping your drink of choice, they’ve got you covered.

Key Differentiator
  • Free wifi
  • Good music and live events
Website https://sweeleesocialclub.com/
Address 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
Phone +65 3163 5618
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm


2. Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru


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Located in Singapore’s hip and creative district of Tiong Bahru, Merci Marcel is a bohemian-style cafe offering a French Balinese vibe. The cafe is known for its lush glasshouse garden patio, where you can enjoy breakfast-to-dinner dishes. Merci Marcel also serves delicious French baked goods that are made with 100% French butter at unbeatable prices. Enjoy their signature croissants or pain au chocolat for as low as $3.8!

Key Differentiator
  • Bohemian style café
  • Large menu
  • Large wine, coffee & tea list
Website http://mercimarcelgroup.com/
Address 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056
Phone +65 6224 0113
Operating Hours Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am

Sunday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm


3. Nylon Coffee Roasters


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Nylon Coffee Roasters is a place for serious coffee lovers. Starting as a tiny coffee bar/roastery to a more ‘grown-up’ size, Nylon Coffee Roasters is now a favourite of coffee lovers in the neighbourhood. And it’s not just the coffee that keeps people coming back—it’s also the owners’ firm belief in working closely with the source to foster a relationship with the producers. The owners are firm believers in using special fermented methods to bring out the flavours from the coffee beans. This process involves roasting them in an open flame and then letting them rest for several weeks so that they can lose their bitterness and acquire a smooth texture. This method has been used since ancient times and gives Nylon Coffee Roasters’ brews their distinctive taste. The shop also has a small space where you can sit down and enjoy your drink while listening to music or reading a book

Key Differentiator
  • Work closely with the coffee producers
  • Pure and fragrant coffee beans
Website https://nylon.coffee/
Address 4 Everton Park, #01-40, Singapore 080004
Phone +65 6220 2330
Operating Hours Wednesday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


4. Apartment Coffee


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When you’re in the mood for a cup of espresso, what do you look for in your beans? Do you want something rich and full-bodied? Or maybe something spicy and bold? Maybe something light and smooth? If so, then Apartment Coffee is the place for you. They specialize in sourcing the highest-quality coffee beans from around the world—and roasting them to highlight their unique terroir characteristics. Their beans are carefully roasted to bring out their most delicious flavour profiles. In fact, they only use organic, fair-trade beans—so every cup of coffee we serve is sourced with the utmost dedication to quality. The result is a simple space that feels serene and calm—but still has plenty of energy to keep you going through your day.

Key Differentiator
  • Anticipated coffee event of the world – The World Coffee Championships
  • Award-winning coffee shop
Website https://apartmentcoffee.co/
Address 161 Lavender St., #01-12, Singapore 338750
Phone NA
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


5. Maxi Coffee Bar


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If you’re looking for a quirky coffee bar on Ann Siang Hill, Maxi is the place to go. The space is small and cosy —it’s more like you’re hanging out in someone’s living room than in a coffee shop. The black expresso drinks are strong, so if you’re looking for something light, try their House at $4 or Adventurous for just $4.5. Their signature drink is an iced cereal milk latte at $7.5 which will definitely keep you going throughout the day.

Key Differentiator
  • Available for corporate and private catering
  • Serve seasonal menu
Website https://maxicoffeebar.com/
Address SG, Ann Siang Hill, 6, Singapore 069787
Phone +65 9776 7400
Operating Hours Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

(Closed on Mondays)


6. The Wired Monkey Singapore


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The Wired Monkey Singapore is a small cafe located in the streets of Little India. It’s a hidden gem but easily accessible by two MRT stations. Chic and electric styled, this small cafe serves coffee and pastries as well as breakfast sets with choices of pastries and coffees. You might have seen this new set of coffee beans on the retail shelf. Enjoy their breakfast set with choices of pastries and coffees!

Key Differentiator
  • Serve pastries
  • Cosy & relaxing atmosphere
  • Free WiFi
Website NA
Address 5 Dunlop St, #01-00, Singapore 209335
Phone +65 9069 4569
Operating Hours Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

(Close on Thursdays)


7. Acoustics Coffee Bar


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We all know that coffee is a restorative drink, but did you know that it can also be restorative in a space? That’s right. Acoustics Coffee Bar is all about providing a safe space for their customers to enjoy quality espresso for just $3.5 and Spanish at $6.5. And if you want an extra shot of espresso, it’ll only cost you $0.5 more! You deserve a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, so why not come to Acoustics Coffee Bar? They provide patrons with a quiet environment they can enjoy while they sip on their favourite beverage or snack.

Key Differentiator
  • Serve craft beers
  • Large menu
Website https://acousticscoffee.com/
Address 61 Neil Rd, Singapore 088895
Phone +65 8023 9619
Operating Hours Sunday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm


8. The Mind Cafe (Flagship Store)


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Board game cafes are the new trend in Singapore. If you haven’t been to one yet, you’re missing out on a whole lot of fun! The latest board game cafe is The Mind Cafe. It’s not just your regular cafe that offers fantastic coffee and tasty pastries – they want to share the love of board games! You can play until you drop at The Mind Cafe, with its exhaustive game library of at least 800 games in the cafe. You’ll find a wide range of food and beverages to keep you refreshed while you play, including free-flow americano, latte, mocha, and decaffeinated coffee for just $4.90.

Key Differentiator
  • Organizing and hosting Game Show Events
Website themindcafe.com.sg
Address 60A Prinsep St, Singapore 188664
Phone +65 8121 5188
Operating Hours Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 2:00 am

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am- 6:00 am


9. The Assembly Ground, The Cathay (Dhoby Ghaut)


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The Assembly Ground is a perfect place to hang out. It is a coffee and food place located in the heart of the city. It serves the best coffee blends from the best coffee roasters all day, every day. Their classic pasta, pizzas, burgers and hearty weekend brunches make The Assembly Ground a perfect hang-out place, all day, every day. The Assembly Ground has two outlets across Singapore with different menus: The Assembly Ground 1 at Dhoby Ghaut and The Assembly Ground 2 at Somerset. Enjoy their speciality coffees, Aeropress or Pour-over for just $7 at any of their outlets in the city. Do not forget to try out their Dalgona Coconut at $8 too!

Key Differentiator
  • Large menu
  • Large portions
  • Assembling new recipes and creating new concoctions
Website https://www.theassemblyground.com/
Address 2 Handy Rd, #01-21 The Cathay, Singapore 229233
Phone +65 6733 3375
Operating Hours Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday: 11: 00 am – 9:00 pm


10. My Awesome Café


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Cafe interior

If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy a meal, My Awesome Café is the place for you. The cafe serves western food with an Asian twist and has a charming atmosphere. The restaurant was started by a group of friends who wanted to open up their own business in the neighbourhood where they grew up. Now, the café is run by these same friends and has become a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. My Awesome Cafe serves up gourmet salads, sandwiches, and pastries in a cosy space with repurposed decor. You’ll love the ambience here—it’s warm and inviting, but also casual enough that you can dress down if you want to snag one of their amazing seats by the window or fireplace. If you’re looking for something different than your usual coffee shop or diner fare, this is definitely worth checking out!

Key Differentiator
  • Vintage style décor
  • Wide variety of alcohol
Website http://www.myawesomecafe.com/
Address 202 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068639
Phone +65 8798 1783
Operating Hours Monday – Tuesday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Saturday: 10:30 am – 12:00 am

Sunday: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm


11. Grids Coffee & Bar


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Grids Coffee Bar is your favourite cosy hideout away from home. Here, you can enjoy Clouds coffee for just $8. They also serve non-coffee drinks such as Matcha, Hojicha, Lavender and Chocolate for as low as $6. The atmosphere is very chill, with a very relaxed vibe that makes you feel like you’re somewhere far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s also a great spot to study because it’s quiet enough but still has a lot of natural light from the windows. So whether you’re looking for a place to work or just want to hang out with friends over some good coffee—Grids Coffee Bar is here for you!

Key Differentiator
  • Serve Japanese menu
  • Available for gatherings and events
  • Good for groups
Website https://grids.sg/
Address 200 South Bridge Rd, Levels 1 2 & 3, Singapore 058749
Phone +65 9665 4398
Operating Hours Sunday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 am


12. Homeground Coffee Roasters


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This little coffee shop is a traditional cafe on Joo Chiat Road. Homeground is compact and minimalist, with a focus on quality coffee and desserts. It’s a favourite among insiders, who love the lovely white and black coffees served here. The team at Homeground aspire to grow a community of home brewers. They’ll help you get started with their curated selection of coffee beans, which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Here, you will meet friendly and approachable people who are more than happy to share their passion and experience as fellow home brewers.

Key Differentiator
  • Simple and spacious atmosphere
  • Large menu
Website https://homegroundcoffeeroasters.com/
Address Teo Hong Rd, #13 15, Singapore 088328
Phone +65 8218 4285
Operating Hours Wednesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6: 00 pm

(Closed on Fridays – Tuesdays)


13. Percolate Coffee


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Percolate works with both local and international coffee roasters who share their ideals & vision for speciality coffee. They believe that good coffee should be accessible to everyone—no matter what neighbourhood they live in or how much money they make. They also believe that great-tasting coffee doesn’t need to come at the expense of sustainability or ethical sourcing. It opened its doors in March 2014 in the heartlands of Bedok. Since then, Percolate has expanded into several locations across Singapore and Malaysia. Each cafe offers outdoor seating (with 4 tables at five-foot way) as well as cosy indoor seating options for those who prefer a more private setting. If you want something different, try out their coconut latte. There are also plenty of pastries on offer if you want something more substantial than just a cup of joe!

Key Differentiator
  • Serve delicious pastries
  • Free WiFi
Website https://www.percolate.sg/
Address 136 Bedok North Ave 3, #01-152, Singapore 460136
Phone +65 8259 0316
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm


14. Yahava Koffee Works 


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Yahava Koffee Works is a place where you can experience the world of coffee. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted by a smell that will make your mouth water. You can choose from a variety of coffees and brews to try. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, ask for a guided tour so you can learn about the different varieties available and how to distinguish them. The staff at Yahava Koffee Works are happy to answer questions and help you find what works best for your taste buds. Whether it’s just a cup of coffee or something more elaborate, they will help make sure every visit is perfect!

Key Differentiator
  • Single-origin coffees
  • Offer Tasting Benches
Website https://www.yahava.sg/
Address 50 Tagore Ln, #B1-02, Singapore 787494
Phone +65 8126 8484
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


15. Wildseed Café at The Alkaff Mansion


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When you think of a relaxing day out in Singapore, what comes to mind? Maybe you’re thinking of a trip to Gardens by the Bay and its incredible orchid sanctuary. Or maybe you’re picturing a stroll through Chinatown and its bustling market stalls. Either way, we know one thing: You don’t picture yourself sitting in a bustling café with your dog at your feet, surrounded by a lush landscape of flora and fauna.

Well, if that sounds like your idea of blissful escapism, then Wildseed Café is where you should be headed next time you want to get away from it all! Located at the ground level of The Alkaff Mansion, this pet-friendly floral café boasts an intimate setting surrounded by lush greenery and flowers—it’s the perfect place for couples on dates, and friends who want to relax over coffee and pastries without having to fight for space on busy sidewalks, or families who want to spend quality time together without worrying about crowds or traffic.

Wildseed Café́ offers freshly roasted coffee (available hot or cold), floral cakes and pastries made in-house daily using local ingredients when possible; hearty weekend brunches complete with pancakes; casual all-day fare including sandwiches.

Key Differentiator
  • Serve floral cakes and pastries
  • Pet friendly
Website https://www.wildseedcafe.sg/
Address 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Phone +65 8126 8484
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


16. Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee


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Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee was founded in 2014 by a group of coffee enthusiasts who wanted to bring the best quality coffee to the people in Singapore. The company started as a wholesaler, supplying speciality coffee beans and coffee equipment to F&B outlets. The owners soon realized that there was a demand for speciality coffee among the general public, so they decided to start selling their products directly to consumers.

Today, Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee carries at least 20 different origins of speciality coffee from Africa, Asia, and South and Central America. They sell their beans both as whole beans and as ground coffee packs that you can brew at home. The aroma of their coffees can be smelled from a distance—a sign that they use only high-quality beans and roast them perfectly! Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee is located within a quiet residential area in Singapore, which makes it an ideal place for you to enjoy your morning cup of joe with friends or family members while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery around you!

Key Differentiator
  • Provide occasional workshops and classes
Website https://www.tionghoe.com/
Address 170 Stirling Rd, #01-1133, Singapore 140170
Phone +65 6474 5442
Operating Hours Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm


17. Old Hen Coffee Bar


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Old Hen Coffee Bar has opened its doors in the sleepy yet charming neighbourhood of Farrer Park with a specific focus on sharing coffees of the best qualities. Old Hen Coffee is a humble family-run business that prides itself on being able to offer customers the freshest, most delicious coffee they’ve ever tried at reasonable prices. Their goal is to provide a true coffee experience that can be enjoyed by everyone from hipsters to grandmas. Enjoy black coffee for just $4.5! The space itself is designed to feel like you’re taking your morning cup of joe outside—no matter what time of day it is! With plenty of natural light, comfy seating, and even a dog-friendly patio area, you’ll feel right at home at Old Hen Coffee Bar as soon as you walk through the door.

Key Differentiator
  • Work with local roaster Nylon Coffee Roasters as well as highly regarded overseas roasters Koppi Roasters (Helsingborg) and La Cabra Coffee (Aarhus)
Website https://www.oldhencoffee.com/
Address 88 Rangoon Rd, #01-03, Singapore 218374
Phone +65 6341 5458
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm


18. Glasshouse


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Sometimes, it’s just too much. You’re busy, and you have a lot going on. You want to get your work done, but then you want to relax for a minute. But how do you do that? Well, Glasshouse can help! Right from the beginning, they’ve always strived to present what they feel is the best representation of speciality coffee. They offer all kinds of drinks and treats—from expresso sodas to black coffees—that will help keep your mind clear while still getting everything done. And if you need some time away from the world? They’ve got you covered there too. Let your guard down and let your imagination run wild at Glasshouse. Enjoy their espresso soda and black coffee while chatting with loved ones or catching up with friends over a nice cup of joe.

Key Differentiator
  • Cosy atmosphere
  • Good for groups
Website https://theglasshousesg.com/
Address 30 Victoria St, #01-03 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Phone NA
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm


19. The Populus


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For a place that feels like a comfy home, try The Populus. Located at 146 Neil Road, Singapore, it’s the perfect spot for coffee and varied international dishes, from French toast to Japanese wagyu beef bowls. You can enjoy their Populus Scramble ($21) while sipping black coffee or Gibraltar for just $5. On weekends and public holidays, the Level 2 lounge concept is open, so come up and chill out with your loved ones. The food menu is extensive—there are a lot of brunch menus available including pasta, burgers, and salads.

Key Differentiator
  • Serve French dishes
  • Lounge concept on weekends
Website https://thepopulus.cafe/
Address 146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
Phone +65 6635 8420
Operating Hours Sunday – Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm


20. Dutch Colony Coffee Co.


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Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is a coffee shop that combines history, community, and coffee to create the best experience possible. It was founded by two people who were inspired by the Dutch contribution to the history of coffee. The first retail store was opened at Pasarbella, a rustic and open farmers’ market in Singapore. This space removed barriers, sparking passionate conversations and enabling sharing about coffee to take place and personal coffee experiences to transpire. This cafe is absolutely amazing! The ambience of the Cafe is wonderful, they have utilised both space and lighting inside very well. The menu has many delicious options that are all very fresh and tasty. They offer brunch on weekends as well as lunch options during the weekdays.

Key Differentiator
  • Provide workshop
  • Sourcing & roasting
Website https://www.dutchcolony.sg/
Address 113 Frankel Ave, Singapore 458230
Phone +65 6448 5852
Operating Hours Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm


And that’s our list! We hope you enjoyed reading about the best cafes in Singapore to chill at! You can find them all around the city and each one has its own unique style and vibe.




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