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Nine best Coffee shops in Singapore for the true coffee lover

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In Singapore, we are spoilt for choice with the local coffee that ensures a cafe everywhere you turn. Do not get me wrong, I have been to a few where the ambience doesn’t hit the spot, and the coffee doesn’t either. So here I have collated a list that is tried and tested myself.

As they say, “You have to kiss a few frogs before you meet Prince Charming”, and can I tell you, I have tested many a coffee just for this article (that’s what I am telling people anyway).

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Singapore Coffee

Location: Singapore Coffee Flagship Store

Raffles Hotel Arcade

328 North Bridge Road #01-13 | Singapore 188719

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm

Ambience: French Colonial Chic (more for catch-ups than a business meeting)

Rating: 9/10

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Bacha Coffee

Location: ION Orchard (Coffee Room & Boutique)

2 Orchard Turn, #01-15/16 Ground floor

Singapore 238801

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 10 pm.

Ambience: Moroccan glamour

Rating: 9.5/10

sitting in bacha coffee

Walking on Sunshine 

Location: 181 Orchard Rd, #03-07 Orchard Central

Singapore 238896

Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9 am – 10 pm (Last Call at 9 pm) Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 11 pm (Last Call at 10 pm)

Ambience: cute Korean

Rating: 7.5/10

You wouldn’t even know this cafe was here if you were not a customer of the nearby hairdressing salon. Whether you choose a standard latte or a ginseng cappuccino, they all come decorated cutely. 

walking on sunshine coffee

The Coffee Academics

Location: 6 Scotts Road, #02-01/02 Singapore 228209 (there are also four other locations to choose from in Singapore)

Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 6:30 pm (Last order 6 pm)

Fri & Sat: 9 am – 9 pm (Last order 8:30 pm)

Sun: 9 am – 8:30 pm (Last order 8 pm)

Ambience: Serious coffee drinkers

Rating: 9/10

the coffee alchemist breakfast

nylon coffee roasters

Location: Tanjong Pagar

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm 

Weekends and public holidays 9 am – 4 pm

Ambience: No fuss coffee lovers

Rating: 8/10

nylon roasters sign


Location: Geylang

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm 

Weekends and public holidays 9 am – 6 pm

Ambience: for serious coffee lovers

Rating: 9/10

front of the building

Chye Seng Huat hardware

Location: Jalan Besar

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 10 pm

Weekends and public holidays 8 am – 10 pm

Ambience: quirky

Rating: 7/10

Unfortunately, the cold brew (which they are well known for) makes me feel it is more of a milkshake than a serious coffee. Within the grounds of the cafe, you will find the Roastery, the Coffee Bar and the Annex (where you can buy all things coffee).

inside coffee shop

Bearded Bella

Location: 8 Craig Road, Tanjong Pagar

Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 7:30 am – 5 pm | Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 am –10 pm

Sunday and public holidays 7:30 am –10 pm

Ambience: A little quirky

Rating: 8/10

There are many coffees to choose from as the menu has just about everything you can imagine. However, the signature drip coffee is pretty good, but the slushie (yep, you heard me right) is a must in Singapore. 

bearded bella

M & S Coffee

Location: Wheelock Place 501 Orchard Rd, #01 – k2 [level 1], Singapore 238880

Opening Hours: Sunday- Monday, 9 am – 9 pm 

Weekends and public holidays 9 am – 10 pm

Ambience: Nothing flash but does the job

Rating: 7/10

What I like most about this coffee shop is that everyone can pay individually, it is easy to get to, and the food and especially the coffee is exactly how you would expect to get it back in the United Kingdom.

marks and spencers coffee

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I hope this post has given you the information you need. If you have any recommendations, tips or advice, I would love for you to share them in the comment section below!

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  • Paula Barreca Barnes

    So 17 years ago, my husband and I set off with our little family in tow, embarking on a short-term assignment in Taiwan. Although without any knowledge of expat life or the Taiwanese culture, we took the chance and decided this would be an exciting little adventure; little did we know it changed the direction of our lives forever.

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