Need A Caffeine Fix? Hit Up These 6 Affordable Cafes!
There's a popular saying that we all have room for cake (and coffee) despite being too full! And cafés are the next best place to bunker down and enjoy some down-time, accompanied by tasty treats and satisfying drinks. Tucked across the island in little nooks are 6 cafés that you may not have heard of, but you should!
*Disclaimer: Prices may vary
It's simple, easy and made locally. No prizes for guessing what is that. Yes, this is your regular kopitiam kopi made atas, a commitment to quality and taste! Even if you are not a coffee-lover, they serve the usual array of traditional drinks found in hawker centres such as Milo, Kopi, Teh and Yuan Yang. Along with freshly toasted traditional bread slathered with kaya-butter and soft-boiled eggs, well you get the picture here! It's the ultimate comfort cuisine in the heart of us locals!
Their kopi starts at $1.90 for sio and $2.30 for peng versions. Pair your drinks with their baos or fried snacks that ranges from $5 to $8. And it's all in tabao-friendly sizes!
Address: 2 Havelock Road, #01-10 Havelock II, Singapore 059763 (Clarke Quay MRT Exit A)
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 10.30pm (Mondays to Suturdays); 10am to 10.30pm (Sundays)
Beyond Coffee serves up the most curious-sounding liquid concoctions. By merging flavours you never thought would work with coffee, they host one of the most unique range of crafted coffees in Singapore! It's like BBT, but kopi.
If you're feeling adventurous, start with their specialty drinks such as Tomato Tango that's a special mix of cherry tomato, seaweed and coffee for $7.50. Wait, seaweed?
Or go cray-cray over the Pineapple Pop; a zesty fresh drink made with pineapples, soda and coffee, also for $7.50. Get hooked on these whole new flavour-bombs, because life is short.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-135/136 Vivocity 1, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm, daily
From eco-friendly cups to vegan alternatives, this café's minimalism-meets-industrial chic vibes is a hipster-esque pitstop for really good coffee. Just as the clean interiors of white and concrete grey suggests, Venture Drive focuses on single-origin coffee beans that are roasted in-house. Quality over quantity.
Their menu hosts a standard few: Coffee Black, White, Mocha and Tea, and prices starts from $4.50. It's a focused selection to appreciate simplicity through honing this complex craft.
Address: 2 Venture Drive, #02-41 Vision Exchange, Singapore 608526
Opening Hours: 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays)
Enter a whimsical world in Kreams Krafthouse! Its rustic theme permeates the café and takes you into a wonderworld filled with the wafting aroma of coffee beans. Autumn colours are sprinkled in every corner, truly reminiscent of the scenes from K-dramas.
Since it is a Korean-inspired café, you'll find them serving up Dalgona Lattes ($8) paired with scones of different colours and flavours ($4). This is for you Dalgona fans and yay to not abusing your forearm with all the whipping! There are also other pastries available to satiate your hunger, so be sure to check this place out.
Address: 32 Maxwell Road, #01-07 Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115
Opening Hours: 9am to 10.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays)
Get your fill of authentic småkagers AKA Danish butter cookies at Leckerbaer. Cookies have never been so fancy-looking and deeply delicious; the cookies are awesomely buttery and melts in your mouth - the aromatic fragrance taking charge of every tastebud making you scream with delight - because, well, the shop makes everything from scratch and makes sure it's fresh from the oven and straight to our tables!
There're 8 types of småkagers to choose from: Banana, Milk, Chocolate, Vanilla, Passionfruit, Raspberry, Lemon and Caramel. Selling for $2.80 per cookie, you can also check out the bundle of 8 for $22 to try every single flavour!
Address: 350 Orchard Road, #01-K2/K3 Shaw House Isetan Scotts, Singapore 238868
Opening Hours: 11am to 8pm, daily
It's a wild escape from the city's blurring zip of activity into a beautiful haven dressed up in floral notes from head to toe! It's the mellow countryside with good food and warm-loving coffee (or tea) that we never got to enjoy, AND they're pet-friendly too! So bring your kids or fur-kids to spend a relaxing afternoon here.
The coffee starts at $4 and sweet pastries are a little pricier at $9.50. However, you're sure to get the most bang for your buck because of the food quality and overall ambience. Not I say one - just check out their Google reviews! However prices depends on which outlet you go to because the Alkaff Mansion's has a fixed menu while the Summerhouse's one offers a weekday and weekend menu. #VeryFancy