Looking for a cool hangout spot in the East to catch up with friends and have a strong cup of specialty coffee with your favourite desserts, brunch and ice cream? Check out these six standout cafes in Bedok
Bedok is more than just the East ’hood that serves delicious hawker food like roti prata and nasi lemak. It also stands as one of the hippest hotspots for specialty coffee, brunch, ice cream and mouthwatering desserts. You may have to squeeze through one of the most populated suburbs in Singapore, but fret not; it’ll all be worth it. Here are six of our favourite cafès for a good ‘ol cuppa Joe – save us a table!
FatCat Ice Cream Bar
With themed menus that change monthly (now serving Korean desserts), a trip to FatCat is never a bore. Rice and honey, orange soju, bingsu, and banana loaf are just a few of FatCat’s varied menu offerings; this vibrant café even hosts degustation sessions! Besides the usual coffees and teas, Potterheads can also enjoy a sweet glass of butterbeer! Who needs to fly to Hogsmeade for a taste of magic?
FatCat Ice Cream Bar, 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416, p. 6241 0830.
Located within walking distance to four local schools is To-gather Café, offering simple Western faves like seafood aglio olio and grilled pandan chicken that are affordably priced. If you fancy a full breakfast at say, 4pm, these guys are more than happy to whip a signature To-Gather big breakfast for you. A fan of green tea? We highly recommend its signature dessert: matcha lava cake with gelato.
To-gather Café, 84 Bedok North Street 4, #01-25/27, p. 6445 1011.
This unpretentious joint is great for coffee connoisseurs. The café stocks a decent range of coffee beans from all over the world including Workshop Coffee Co. London. A sweet spot for brunch, Percolate is also known for its buttery croissant filled with either egg mayo, curry chicken or smoked salmon. You’ll be begging for more.
Percolate, 136 Bedok North Avenue 3, Singapore 460136, p. 8259 0316.
Wake up early and swing over to this charming coffee house for a generous – yet affordable – brunch such as the Full Tank and the Fuel Me Up which include Bratwurst sausage and sausage balls respectively, on top of the usual eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans and toast. Its pancakes are served with bratwurst sausage and scrambled eggs too, and cost less than $10. Steal!
Refuel, #01-3029, 744 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470744, p. 6448 0015. Open Mon & Wed-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-sun 11am-10pm.
If you’re in the East (specifically, around the Bedok area) and need some house-brewed coffee, red velvet waffles and honey lavender ice cream to perk you up, give RouteSixtySix a go. Named after the well-known US highway, this industrial-inspired café offers specialty coffees ranging from $3.50 to $5.50, and waffles with flavours such as buttermilk, charcoal and red velvet.
RouteSixtySix, #01-122, 412 Bedok North Ave 2, Singapore 460412, p. 9752 0054. Opens Tues-Thurs 12pm-10pm, Fri & Sun 12pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-12am. Closed on Mon.
Sweet-toothed East-siders will love D’zerts Café. This spacious cafè serves an array of pastries as well as pastas, cakes, gelatos and more sweet treats. They also do a satisfying cuppa Java. We recommend ordering their Deliciously Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake and Mango Passion, and especially their apple crumble.
D’zerts Café, 30 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488696, p. 6448 6707. Open Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am. Closed on Tue.
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