Looking for freshly roasted coffee in Singapore? Here's where to get quality beans from around the world.
How do we like our mornings? With a nice, hearty breakfast and a side of caffeine. Coffee is a huge part of the average Singaporean’s day. While we still love our budget cup of kopi-o, there’s something about specialty coffee and all the complex techniques that really intrigue us. Best if the beans are roasted in-store! Bring on the caffeine – here’s our collection of top coffee roasters in Singapore.
Cafes in Singapore that roast their own coffee beans
1. Acoustics Coffee Bar
Imagine a curated space where you can enjoy your brew and unwind. Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? Well, you can find this conducive environment at Acoustics Coffee Bar along Neil Road. Its roasted beans from Brazil lend a fruity taste to each cuppa, which cuts down the acidity. Pair your coffee with the various brunch options for a relaxing afternoon.
Acoustics Coffee Bar, 61 Neil Road, Singapore 088896
2. Apartment Coffee
This minimalist concept along Lavender Street has become a popular pit stop for coffee aficionados in Singapore. After sourcing quality coffee beans, it roasts them to bring out their distinct characteristics. Pop down to the physical outlet to enjoy coffee served in aesthetic cups of varying shapes and sizes, or sign up for the monthly coffee subscription that delivers freshly roasted whole bean coffees to your doorstep.
Apartment Coffee, #01-01, 139 Selegie Road, Singapore 188309
3. Bacha Coffee
Bacha Coffee boasts more than 200 single-origin coffees, flavoured coffees, fine blended coffees and even naturally decaffeinated coffees. While we recommend you sit down and soak in the opulence of the cafe, you can also choose to pick out several bags of coffee beans at the retail area to take home with you.
Bacha Coffee, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Takashimaya
4. % Arabica Coffee
This minimalistic cafe needs no introduction since it’s been conquering one city at a time with its amazing brews. The beans are sourced from all over the world in countries such as Ethiopia, Brazil and Japan, depending on the season. A popular choice? The Spanish latte – mixed with condensed milk, it balances out the acidity with a mellow sweetness. Oh, and the magic happens at the back of the cafe, so feel free to take a peek at the roasting process before you grab a bag of beans to bring home.
% Arabica Coffee, multiple outlets including Arab Street and Chip Bee Gardens
5. Thus Coffee
Located in the enclave of restaurants and cafes at the Sembawang Hills estate, Thus Coffee is a humble spot to spend a morning. With hearty grub and a menu that keeps things fresh (it’s always different), the great coffee – made with beans that are micro-roasted in-store! – is just a bonus.
Thus Coffee, 4 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577723
6. Upside Down
Blink and you’ll miss this mini coffee bar along Amoy Street. Still, do stop by the takeaway kiosk for coffee to start your day. The coffee is roasted in-house and in small batches to ensure freshness; some are bought directly from farms. Its line-up includes different flavours and characteristics of coffees so there’s a favourite for everyone – just ask the friendly barista for your choices! While you’re there, don’t forget to bag a donut or two for a snack.
Upside Down, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935
7. Common Man Coffee Roasters
If you’ve had a sip of coffee at Common Man Coffee Roasters and marvelled at the glorious taste, you’re not alone. A partnership between Harry Grover (also of 40 Hands), Aussie specialist roaster Five Senses Coffee, and the illustrious Spa Esprit Group, Common Man is the exclusive distributor for Five Senses in Southeast Asia. The beans are imported, roasted in-house (filter roasts are prepared in the Martin Road outlet while bulk espresso roasts are done at the larger roastery in Senoko), blended and distributed to other cafes.
Common Man Coffee Roasters, #01-00, 22 Martin Road, Singapore 239058
8. Toby’s Estate
This Aussie specialty coffee roaster spends time and effort honing – not just the technique – but also the necessary sensitivity that makes coffee roasting such a refined craft. Coffee lovers rejoiced when Toby’s chose Singapore for its flagship roastery and cafe in Southeast Asia back in 2011. Since then, Toby’s has established itself as a popular brunch spot and go-to cafe for a mean cuppa. You can pick up packs of local blends or single-origin coffee from the store, and don’t forget to check out the extensive range of brewing equipment while you’re there!
Toby’s Estate, 8 Rodyk Street, Singapore 238216
9. Grounded by CMCR
If you swear by the coffee at Common Man Coffee Roasters, you’ll be glad to know there’s another spot called Grounded by CMCR (just head upstairs!) for you to enjoy top-notch joes. Also founded by the team behind CMCR, this breezy, alfresco cafe is an Insta-worthy space where you can slowly sip a great cuppa while taking shots of the lovely interior and latte art. What more can you ask for on a lazy afternoon?
Grounded by CMCR, #02-00, 22 Martin Road, Singapore 239058
From mocha to macchiato, all coffee beans at this popular hangout are roasted in-house. The tasty lunchtime nosh is just as much a draw for us! Sarnies aims to bring in ‘under-the-radar’ beans, which are currently only known to coffee experts, so keep a lookout for updates. Truth be told, we really dig the beans in our own French press as it can get a bit acidic in-house.
Sarnies, 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
11. Forty Hands
Before Common Man Coffee Roasters, there was Forty Hands. Harry Grover’s first brainchild was conceived in collaboration with Spa Esprit Group, as one of the pioneers of Singapore’s Third Wave Coffee movement. The cafe champions sustainability, direct trade and, of course, spectacular coffee made with fresh roasts. Good food goes hand in hand with good coffee, so it’s well worth sitting down to the wholesome brunch items like the Big Boy Breakfast and eggs benedict.
Forty Hands, multiple locations including Tiong Bahru and East Coast
12. Oriole Coffee + Bar
Opened by Keith Loh, winner of the Singapore National Barista Championships (SNBC) in 2010, Oriole has won over a cult following of coffee enthusiasts locally and around the globe. Purveying only the finest and freshest Arabica beans, these beans are roasted locally before being brewed and retailed at Oriole Coffee + Bar.
Oriole Coffee + Bar, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
13. Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
With several branches, Dutch Colony is a casual, open concept cafe space. You’ll spot racks of coffee beans (with over 10 to 12 carefully sourced single origins) alongside brewing accessories and equipment. It’s all about being involved in the entire bean-to-cup experience, so travelling to coffee farms and engaging the farmers is something these folks in Singapore earnestly advocate and practise. Interested to learn more about your favourite beverage? Check out the Facebook page for information on coffee workshops (at wallet-friendly prices) like coffee appreciation, coffee cupping, basic barista and latte art!
Dutch Colony Coffee Co., multiple locations including Frankel Avenue and Lorong Chuan
14. Yahava Koffeeworks
Yet another Australian coffee chain, this place sources its coffee beans from all over the world. Roasting is done on-site, and the team offers free tastings for customers. The Singapore outpost is dedicated to serving the best coffee brewed from the finest single-origin beans and brewing techniques, so you know your cup of coffee will be a great one. This also gets our vote for best service!
Yahava Koffeeworks, #B1-02, Entrepreneur Centre, 50 Tagore Lane, Singapore 787494
Specialty coffee roasters in Singapore
15. Double Up Coffee
Established during the pandemic, Double Up has grown from strength to strength. Its beans are occasionally sourced from countries such as Thailand and Indonesia, giving the brews a sweet and complex taste. Besides stocking coffee, the team also provides training sessions for cafes, bakeries, and restaurants in Singapore.
Double Up Coffee, available online
16. Prodigal Roasters
You can get aromatic single-origin brews or pick up a pack of its aromatic roasts in 250g packages. Prodigal also offers a curated assortment of toothsome sweet delicacies like the miso cheese tart and Rocky Road tart. Coffee aficionados, this is one roaster you should hit up!
Prodigal Roasters, available online
17. Round Boy Roasters
This full-retail coffee bean roastery and cafe serves coffee lovers across Singapore. Stop by to pick up beans and equipment to brew your own perfect cuppa joe at home, or sign up for introductory or advanced lessons that take you deeper into the world of coffee brewing and appreciation. You can even apply for a monthly subscription and receive exclusive unlisted roasts and premium beans.
Round Boy Roasters, #01-1092, Block 146, Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 160146
18. Perk Coffee
Get roast-to-order coffee delivered to your door! This coffee roastery in Singapore brings your brew in whole beans, grounds, coffee pods or drip bags, using specialty beans from around the globe. From fruity Ethiopian Yirgacheffe to chocolate-y Brazilian Cerrado, there’s a roast for every coffee aficionado.
Perk Coffee, available online
19. Five Oars Coffee Roasters
Shop the beans from Five Oars Coffee Roasters for a home cafe experience in Singapore. Intriguing names include Poseidon, a signature house blend with notes of cacao and hazelnut; Siren’s Allure, with the flavours of berries and dark chocolate; and El Mirador, a floral and fruity blend from Colombia. It even offers an on-demand delivery service if you’re hosting a last-minute house party!
Five Oars Coffee Roasters, available online
20. The BeansGrocer
Though the BeansGrocer isn’t a dedicated coffee roaster in Singapore, we have to give it a shoutout as it curates some of the most aromatic roasts from multiple brands. Think of it as a one-stop shop for delicious brews originating across the world, from Central America to Southeast Asia. If you’re all about supporting local, it currently offers the largest curation of local coffee roasters (25 and counting!), including micro home roasters. Coffee lovers, if you wanna explore roasts from Singapore and beyond, pick up a bag or two here.
The BeansGrocer, available online
21. Compound Coffee
Coffee here is seasonal and roasted in-store so you know you’re downing a fresh cup every time. Approaching coffee as both an art and a science, these folks work hard to source coffee through importers that have practices to display and ensure transparency, quality and sustainability. Sign up for workshops or bring home a pack of coffee to enjoy.
Compound Coffee, #01-02C, Techlink, 31 Kaki Bukit Road 3, Singapore 417818
22. Nylon Coffee Roasters
Everton Park is a coffee junkie’s heaven, and much of that credit can go to this hole-in-the-wall boutique coffee roaster. The good folks at Nylon are very dedicated – they often make trips to Central America to visit producers at the source and spend time getting to know where the coffee you drink comes from.
Nylon Coffee Roasters, #01-40, 4 Everton Park, Singapore 080004
23. Liberty Coffee
Coffee roasting is of utmost priority at its quaint coffee bar. The outlet is primarily used for roasting and retailing coffee, but when it does open to the public, you can expect throngs of coffee aficionados filling up the narrow shop space.
Liberty Coffee, #01-08, 1 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207628
24. Highlander Coffee
As one of the pioneer independent coffee wholesalers and micro-roasteries in Singapore, Highlander has paved the way for its peers who’ve sprouted up over the years. Besides working towards the goal of providing top-class hand-roasted coffees, it also provides coffee training for the public and aspiring baristas, retails espresso machines and other accessories for home and business use, and offers coffee and cafe consultancy services.
Highlander Coffee, multiple locations including Kampong Bahru and Admiralty
25. PPP Coffee
Previously known as Papa Palheta, this brand means business when it comes to coffee. It practises micro-production methods to meticulously monitor and tweak the roasting process. Plus, it’s active in education, holding a slew of experiences for the public and managing the C-Platform – an avenue for coffee enthusiasts to socialise, exchange knowledge, and collectively learn more about coffee.
PPP Coffee, #02-19, Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
26. Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee
You might be surprised to know that this coffee house started back in 1960. Yes, Tiong Hoe exuded hipster vibes before hipster was even a thing. Besides serving a mean mocha, Mr Tan Tiong Hoe himself also conducts coffee appreciation workshops for coffeephiles. Not to mention, this coffee guru has over 50 years of experience with his craft, so you’ll learn tons from him.
Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee, #01-1133, 170 Stirling Road, Singapore 140170
27. Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory
Located in the bowels of Balestier, Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory Coffee has been in business since 1960. Coffee connoisseurs, be sure to check out its extensive collection of coffee beans from exotic locales such as South Africa and India. Even if you don’t have a coffee grinder, these folks will do it for you on the spot.
Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory, 328 Balestier Road, Singapore 329760
We bet you can’t wait to get out and explore this list of Singapore’s best coffee roasters for fresh beans and brews! But first, have a cuppa.