Feeling hungry? Unleash your inner foodie at the best new cafes in Singapore for 2022.
Calling all cafe-hoppers! On the lookout for fab new cafes in Singapore that opened in 2022? You’ve come to the right place. Keep your adventures fresh and fun with our regularly updated list of the best eatery openings. Whether you’re in the mood for coffee and pastries or tea and cake, you’ll find something to catch your fancy.
Best new cafes in Singapore: The 2022 list
1. Surrey Hills Grocer Glasshouse Cafe
If you’re looking for dreamy vibes, you can find them at this new cafe in Singapore. This glasshouse-inspired spot down at Ion Orchard is filled with plants and sports beautiful green tiles and decor. It reminds us of an enchanted forest (the sort you’d find in Alice in Wonderland). Fuel up on steak sandwiches, eggs benny and delish pasta dishes. And when you’re done, don’t forget to explore the Surrey Hills gourmet marketplace, bakery and florist bar.
Surrey Hills Grocer Glasshouse Cafe, #05-02, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 237973
2. There Was No Coffee
Ever had an avocado latte? What about watermelon or durian? This cafe concept from Shenzhen, China serves quirky bevvies to intrigue and delight your palate. Located at Orchard Gateway, you’ll recognise it from its futuristic-looking, metallic exterior. Swing by for a drink that’s out-of-this-world.
There Was No Coffee, #01-08, Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
3. So France Cafe
This unassuming cafe at the Alliance Francaise Singapour serves brunch delights and small bites that pay tribute to France’s diverse gastronomic scene. Highlights include thick quiches, indulgent smoothies, crispy galettes (and a delish Madame Croq’ that’s topped with raclette and a perfect fried egg). We particularly enjoyed our mint cooler smoothie – an extra refreshing concoction that kept us cool on a hot afternoon.
The cafe also comes with a retail section that stocks gourmet items from artisanal producers in France. Think butters, yoghurts, French jams, cookies, sweets, teas, bottled soups and savoury dips. We’ll be back to pick up some of that top quality Bordier butter to slather on our morning toast.
So France Cafe, Level 1, Alliance Francaise Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
4. Rough Guys Coffee
Here’s another cafe to add to your growing list of places to stop by in Chinatown. If you love minimalist monochrome interiors, Rough Guys Coffee is right up your alley. Just picture dark wooden floors and cement tabletops – perfect for snapping pics of aesthetic-looking drinks. You can sip on an array of caffeinated and non-caffeinated bevvies here. Plus, there’s an assortment of pastries supplied by the folks from Yeast Side. A warm slice of banana cake or a flaky croissant? Yes, please.
Rough Guys Coffee, 214A Southbridge Road, Singapore 058763
5. Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery at Jewel Changi
Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery has blessed us with a boutique cafe at Jewel Changi Airport. Think lush seating, a bombe display roundabout, espresso bar, brew bar and soft serve station. Satisfy your sourdough bomboloni cravings, and then pop over to the brew bar for filtered coffee and Japanese-inspired bevvies. We’re also excited to give the soft serve station a whirl. It’s doling out unique and dreamy flavours like hay and honey as well as pistachio and lavender for those with a sweet tooth. Not a fan of sugar? No problem. Fill up on savoury new additions like crab and caviar, or tahini beef with short ribs.
Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery at Jewel Changi, #02-237, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
6. September Coffee
If you’re looking for a hangout spot, swing by this aesthetic joint in Chinatown. Fuel up on an array of brunch plates, umami pasta dishes, thick dessert toasts and fragrant cups of joe. We’ve got our eyes on the hearty brekkie that comes with buttermilk pancakes, tater tots and thick-cut pancetta. Can’t decide if you want something sweet or savoury? Order the fried chicken French toast that’s drizzled in spicy honey.
September Coffee, #01-01, 258 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058807
7. Ree.Connect by Ree and Mummy
We can’t get enough of dessert cafes – even better if everything on the menu is homemade. This home-based business started by mother-daughter duo Celine and Reeyern has cultivated a steady following online since the pandemic. And once you try their bakes, you’ll know why.
The signature charred pineapple cheesecake is creamy and the pineapple topping cuts through the richness, making the cake indulgent but keeping the flavour light. Pair it with gelato, made by husband and father Mark, in flavours like pistachio, lavender, and lemon tart. For our lactose-intolerant friends, there are also dairy-free options like dark chocolate, passion fruit, and raspberry yogurt! Enjoy it all in the cosy 12-seater cafe with plush seats and a homey ambience.
Ree.Connect by Ree and Mummy, #01-03, Katong V, 30 East Coast Road, Singapore 428751
8. Lola’s Cafe Holland Village
Lola’s Cafe has been a stalwart in Singapore’s cafe scene since it first opened its doors in Kovan back in 2013. And we couldn’t be happier that it’s made the buzzy ‘hood of Holland Village its second home. Pop down for its well-loved brunch dishes – complete with requisite creamy scrambled eggs, avocado and sourdough toasts. Don’t forget to order outlet-exclusive offerings like the tsukune sando with furikake mayo, and rigatoni pasta with sweet chunks of crab meat.
Lola’s Cafe Holland Village, 48 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277699
9. Oh My Cow!
Looking for an Instagram-worthy spot with a lip-smacking selection of desserts? You’ll find that and more at this cafe. It offers an extensive range of house-made ice cream and plated desserts right in the heart of Marina Square. We’re talking classic favourites like dark chocolate and cookies ‘n’ cream; plus interesting creations like the super umami signature truffle cheesecake (our favourite) and soya bean with dough fritters.
For an extra dose of chocolatey goodness, amp up your dessert with hazelnut spread from the cafe’s very own Nutella fountain (possibly the first of its kind in Singapore). Any coffee lovers in the house? This cosy hangout also has a unique java experience with hand-pulled cups of fresh brews prepared by an all-manual espresso maker. We’re in love.
Oh My Cow!, #02-280, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
10. Small Tables
Love the cafe aesthetic, but prefer the taste of Asian cuisine? Get the best of both worlds at Small Tables. This sidewalk cafe at Orchard Road serves signature Ipoh dishes, white coffee and other scrumptious Asian flavours. You’ll find everything from hearty mains to small bites, with a drinks menu offering coffee, tea and wine. Kick things off with a plate of pork belly satay skewers, and finish off with the Ipoh chee cheong fun or chef Sandra’s signature curry mee. Delish!
Small Tables, #01-09/10/11/12, Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, Singapore 228210
Add this new Muslim-owned cafe to your 2022 list of new eateries in Singapore. Gamo dishes out a delicious assortment of Japanese- and French-inspired pastries for you to munch on. Yes, even the viral circular croissant (or “croon”) in flavours like black sesame and kaya. And you can’t leave without trying the strawberry guava mochi tart that’s topped with Japanese strawberries and fresh house-made mochi.
Gamo, #01-75, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
This cafe has some of the most mouth-watering mains we’ve ever laid our eyes on. We’re talking about dishes like crab mafaldine (pictured above) and beef ragu pappardelle. But the highlight of its offerings has to be the gorgeous selection of desserts. The Gentle Daisy tart is a cute and sweet treat featuring a dollop of passion fruit in the middle, and creamy piped petals all around it. You can bet our camera eats first at this joint.
Pomme, 47 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058680
13. B for Bagel
Any bagel lovers in the house? These Gangnam-famous bagels have made their way to our shores from Seoul. We can’t get enough of them! Tuck into savoury flavours like smoked salmon, ham and fig, and garlic butter cheese. You can also order the fruit cloud bagels if you have a sweet tooth. Once you’re done, wash it all down with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. It’s perfection.
B for Bagel, #B1-125,126, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
14. Mio Fine Foods
Mio Fine Foods is shaking things up along Neil Road with traditional, yet artisanal fine Japanese cuisine. If you’re missing holidays down in the land of the rising sun, we recommend stopping by. We love that this two-storey cafe evokes zen vibes in a minimalist Japanese garden concept. Come for the IG-worthy interiors, and stay for its juicy wagyu sandos and crisp tempura.
Mio Fine Foods, 82 Neil Road, Singapore 088843
15. Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap
Here’s another reason why Singapore’s East side is probably the best side: Tiong Bahru Bakery has opened its 10th outpost in the heart of Siglap. This means easy access to all your TBB favourites like its award-winning croissants, kouign amann, sourdough breads and artisanal coffee. And if you’re in the area, you’ll want to get your hands on its Siglap exclusive drink. The Your Royal Ryeness Milkshake is a creamy sourdough concoction spiked with cold brew syrup from Common Man Coffee Roasters.
Tiong Bahru Bakery Siglap, 77 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455218
16. Homeground Coffee Roasters
We’re all about great vibes and good coffee. That’s why we’re pleased that crowd-favourite Homeground Coffee Roasters has made its way to the streets of Keong Saik. It’s way nearer to our office, versus its previous home at Katong. You can bet you’ll see us here for iced filtered coffee, mezze platters, and other Asian-fusion dishes. We’ve got our eyes on the slow-braised pork belly.
Homeground Coffee Roasters, #13-15, Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088328
17. Yeast Side Lyf Farrer Park
If sourdough pizzas are your thang, you’ve gotta grab a seat at Yeast Side. We’re already big fans of its outpost at King Albert Park. And now we won’t even have to travel to the west for it. This pizza joint doles out delish pies and craft beers in the evenings. If pizza’s not your jam, don’t fret. Swing by in the day for decadent brunch plates like jambalaya and meatball stew with toast.
Yeast Side Lyf Farrer Park, #01-06, 2 Perumal Road, Singapore 218773
Need an Instagrammable cafe to hit up? Turn your eyes to Fleurato. This gelato cafe in Singapore, which opened in 2022, serves botanical-inspired desserts and tea mocktails in a dreamy floral setting. If you’re not a fan of cold treats, that’s no problem! Tuck into baked sweets like the dome Ispahan that features lychee rose cake, berries and a dollop of speculoos.
Fleurato, #01-06, Rendezvous Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905
Like your sandwiches packed to the brim with a runny egg, chunks of meat and veggies? Head down to Stack for thicc’ sandos that are bound to satisfy your hunger pangs. If you’re looking for a sweeter type of stack, indulge in its buttermilk waffles with cool and creamy soft serve ice cream. Its brown butter kaya soft serve flavour is reminiscent of Singapore’s iconic kaya butter toast!
Stack, #01-07, 155 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187962
20. Five Oars Coffee Roasters Heritage (Tanjong Pagar)
If you work at Tanjong Pagar, we can bet you’ve missed Five Oars. And we’re pleased to share that this popular cafe is back! Its bright-lit industrial-themed setting has been replaced with darker tones and red-bricked walls. But the brunch menu is just as amazing as we remember it. Swing by for baked eggs, smoked salmon rosti, buttermilk chicken burgers and, of course, a fragrant cuppa.
Five Oars Coffee Roasters Heritage, 43 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088464
21. Ground Floor Coffee
The cafe scene in Singapore was abuzz with excitement when this new spot popped up in 2022. The quaint home-based business doles out delish cuppas from Fridays to Sundays from the window of his ground floor HDB flat. Think drinks like lavender latte and dark mocha, served hot or iced according to your preference. Complete your coffee break with a slice of burnt sugar cake baked fresh by Adhwa’s mum.
Ground Floor Coffee, 214 Pasir Ris Street 21, Singapore 510214
22. Naga House
We can’t get enough of Japanese-inspired cafes in Singapore, so you can bet we’re putting Naga House on our list of cafes to visit. This cool establishment is a cafe by day, bar by night. Fill up on fried chicken with tamago kake, spam and sunny side up sandos, and refreshing matcha lattes.
Naga House, 14 Lorong Telok, Singapore 049027
23. Well Collective
Add this contemporary Japanese-French concept to your list of pet-friendly cafes to visit in Singapore. This fun space is a sister outlet of well-loved cafes Botany and The Ritual. You’ll love its medley of house-made deli, bakes, and brunch delights. Got a little furry friend? Dine at the cafe’s alfresco pet-friendly area. There’s even a pet salon and veterinary clinic next door, so you can chill out with a cup of coffee while your fur baby goes for its monthly grooming sesh.
Well Collective, #02-11/12, Northshore Plaza II, Singapore 820418
24. La Petite Boulangerie
Fancy a sweet treat after picking up some swish dinnerware for your abode? This boulangerie corner occupies the same space as My Selection, a homegrown furniture store that sells a hardy array of lamps, tables and sideboards. La Petite Boulangerie offers a traditional French and Belgian meringue dessert called merveilleux – and the folks behind it claim you can’t find this elsewhere in Singapore. We’ve got our eyes set on flavours that cater to local palettes like kaya and tiramisu.
La Petite Boulangerie, 2 Marne Road, Singapore 208393
If you’re familiar with street-posh restaurant bar Stay Gold Flamingo, you’ve gotta stop by its daytime coffee bar for equally good tipples and bites. Its Mediterranean-inspired menu perfectly complements the cafe’s seaside vibes. Think all-day nibbles like pita bread served with homemade dips like courgette pesto, sunflower hummus and garlic confit; and salmon lasagna filled with smoked salmon, spinach and cheese. Wash it all down with innovative, low-ABV cocktails that you can sip on all day. Our favourite has to be the pink guava bellini – a sweet and refreshing tipple that’s perfect for our hot weather! Plus, the hospitality you’ll receive is A-plus. Take it from us: it’s hard to leave after stepping foot in this space.
Flamingo, 69 Amoy Street, Singapore 069888
Fans of one Michelin-starred Whitegrass and master tea artisan Hvala can look forward to all-day dining Japanese cafe Boyutei at Ann Siang Hill. Whitegrass’ head chef Takuya Yamashita has crafted a savoury menu that comprises salads, soups, Japanese sandos, rice, noodles and crepes. We’re talking dishes like ebi katsu sandos, Japanese dry curry with tender prime cut beef, and seafood mentaiko crepes. Of course, Hvala will oversee the dessert and beverage list. Choose from an expansive tea selection, as well as handmade matcha warabi mochi and freshly churned homemade matcha ice cream. Delish!
Boyutei, #01-02, 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
27. Cafe Hachi
We’re obsessed with the matcha-centric desserts at Cafe Hachi. It’s a matcha paradise serving authentic Japanese desserts like parfait, chewy warabi mochi, and Swiss rolls made with three ceremonial grades of matcha powder. You can even grab gluten-free vegan dishes at this specialty cafe. Indulge in savoury, hearty bowls like the Loco Moco that comes with a grilled soy patty in ginger and teriyaki sauce atop homemade granola tossed in maple syrup.
Cafe Hachi, #01-01, 35 North Canal Road, Singapore 059291
28. Linden’s Dessert House
Linden’s Dessert House transports you to a flowery, ethereal wonderland. Tucked above its sister restaurant Under The Linden, this Instagram-worthy cafe serves intricately-designed desserts, coffee, cocktails and wine. Take a bite out of the Ugly Duckling – an adorable duck-shaped dessert filled with mango chutney and vanilla mousse. We also recommend sipping on caffeinated refreshments like the coconut cappuccino.
Linden’s Dessert House, #01-04, 5B Portsdown Road, Singapore 139311
29. Waga Waga Den
This third-wave coffee bar is the latest concept from Black Carvery Group, inspired by co-owner Sam Chua’s travels in Japan. Treat yourself to Japanese sweets, wagyu-focused snacks and other seasonal offerings when you swing by. And don’t forget to indulge in a cuppa while you’re here. Its house blend is a mix of single-origin Brazilian and single-origin Guatemalan beans, roasted on the same day it arrives in Singapore.
Waga Waga Den, #01-14, South Beach Tower 1, 38 Beach Road, Singapore 189767
30. Cafe Natsu
Cafe Natsu is the brainchild of Lewis Barker, head chef of Michelin-starred Sommer. Think of the laidback vibes of Melbourne cafes intertwined with the gentle elegance of Japanese establishments. The menu is impressive, featuring a collaborative effort by chef Lewis, head chef of Cafe Natsu Paul Chua, and pastry chef Ang Weichan. Dig into hearty dishes like wagyu beef short rib sandos and eggs benedict with miso hollandaise. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with creamy baked Hokkaido cheese tarts and souffle pancakes topped with peaches.
Cafe Natsu, 283 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427537
31. Mr Holmes Bakehouse
Looking for a cafe to hit up in Singapore’s CBD in 2022? Mr Holmes Bakehouse is perfect for busy executives and passers-by looking for a satiating meal. We’re talking about a larger menu of sandwiches you can grab and go. Think along the lines of spam and egg kimchi or roasted veggies and hummus. Looking for low-carb options? No problem. It has plenty of fresh salads for you to choose from. Our pick is the chicken kale caesar salad. And of course, we can’t forget its selection of cruffins and doughnuts for a mid-afternoon snack.
Mr Holmes Bakehouse, #01-01, MYP Centre, 9 Battery Road, Singapore 049910
32. O Happi Place
Take the afternoon off at this charming gelato cafe nestled within Everton Park. What started off as a home-based delivery business in the midst of the pandemic has transformed into this dreamy little space serving freshly-churned gelato. Treat yourself to sweet scoops of Ju Pu, Cookie Monster and Sake Melon atop warm buttery waffles. Then wash it all down with a comforting cup of hand-crafted coffee.
O Happi Place, #01-22, 5 Everton Park, Singapore 080005
33. PS.Cafe Katong
This crowd-favourite cafe has opened an outlet within i12 Katong. You can bet we’ll be here on the weekends indulging in a decadent slice of double chocolate blackout cake. Who can resist? Expect to find all of PS.Cafe’s classic dishes on the menu, including the burger with shoestring fries and sticky BBQ ribs with cabbage, walnut and potato slaw. Did we mention it’s pet-friendly?
PS.Cafe Katong, #01-01/02/03, i12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802
Add this space to your list of halal cafes to explore in Singapore! The bohemian-themed spot doles out delish brunch-worthy dishes in an alluring pastel pink space. Enjoy a thick slice of French toast drizzled with maple syrup, and local-inspired grilled cheese sandwiches filled with kaya cheese or masala potato. Don’t forget to try its house-made bakes as well! We’ve got out eyes on the sticky pecan buns.
Missus, #01-05, 16 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209186
35. Upshot Coffee
Love specialty coffee? You’ve gotta check out this cafe at One Raffles Place. Upshot Coffee offers a unique selection of high-quality coffee products from Indonesia. It takes pride in using sustainable ways to produce organic coffee, and pairs freshly-made cuppas with desserts like Oreo ice cream croffles and sticky cinnamon buns. Yum!
Upshot Coffee, #04-31, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
This pet-friendly cafe sits along Tanjong Katong Road and serves hearty brunch dishes that are absolutely satisfying. Think bacon and pumpkin rigatoni or fried chicken French toast that you can enjoy alongside quality coffee brews. We also love the interiors of the cafe – it features rustic contemporary style intertwined with modern Victorian elements. Yet another reason for Easties to say, “East side, best side”.
Supernova, 266 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437053
37. Hello Arigato Joo Chiat
If you can’t get enough of the thicc specialty sandos and stellar coffee at Hello Arigato, you’ll be pleased to know it has a second outlet in the ‘hood of Joo Chiat! Grab your friends and share a plate of crispy fried kombu tater tots with shio kombu, then chow down on its signature gyu sando. It’s a whopping 160g of Angus beef striploin topped with caramelised sweet onion jam that’s sandwiched between two slices of Japanese milk bread. And of course, don’t leave without trying some of its bakes – we recommend the miso banana cake.
Hello Arigato Joo Chiat, 314 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427565
38. Blue Balls Cafe
This cheekily named hideout at Pasir Panjang is perfect for cycling aficionados. Think bicycle decor hanging off walls, fitness gear and cycling apparel you can grab to-go, plus plenty of burgers and soups to fuel up on. Stop by with your cycling pals for a quick bite – there’s even a space to park your two-wheeled contraptions just outside the door.
Blue Balls Cafe, 44 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118504
39. Ratio Cafe + Gastrobar
Ratio’s flagship store at Ion Orchard offers some zany frozen cocktails you’ll want to try. Not to mention, the experience will be a little out of the ordinary, as the outlet is run by the world’s first fifth wave coffee robotic barista – The Super Manual! Customise the alcohol level of your tipple when you pick two of its signature cocktails that come with a “push your limit” option, or dig into some mouthwatering nosh like curry-spiced marinated chicken tails and seafood laksa cream linguine.
Ratio Cafe + Gastrobar, #B1-12, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
40. Hvala Beach Road
This modern-day Japanese teahouse has a takeaway outlet along Beach Road. You’ll be able to order your usual favourites (including its delicious sliced cakes, petit gateau, and a vast selection of tea), as well as outlet exclusives like the new rock melon ice blend. Don’t forget to snap some #ootds on your way out – its minimalistic zen interiors are, as always, uber Instagrammable.
Hvala Beach Road, 267 Beach Road, Singapore 199545
41. Cava Cafe
Brunch lovers, this cafe at Jalan Gelanggang is one you should be excited for. It’s not at the same place as Upper Thomson’s thriving food haven, but it’s close by and a worthy addition to your list of must-visit cafes. We’re talkin’ fried chicken atop croffles, rosti platters served with juicy sausages, and creamy tagliatelle pasta topped with sakura ebi. It even has an outdoor pet-friendly area so you can bring your furry friends along for a lovely afternoon out.
Cava Cafe, 8 Jalan Gelanggang, Singapore 578190
42. What The Pug
Any pug lovers in the house? This dog-petting cafe in Singapore lets you get up close and personal with cute, cuddly pugs! They don’t sell food for humans so you won’t walk away with a full stomach, but we guarantee these adorable puppers will fill your heart with love. We hear there’s even a puggy snack bar coming up soon, so you can treat your little fur babies to delicious and nutritious nibbles. Stay tuned to its socials for more info.
What The Pug, 80 Haji Lane, Singapore 189271
43. Coexist Coffee Co. Paya Lebar
When Coexist Coffee Co. first opened at Hillview, we journeyed to the West just to taste its food and coffee. Trust us when we say the Coexist breakfast is to die for – those creamy scrambled eggs and herbed mushrooms were the bee’s knees. If you’re also a fan, you’ll be psyched to know it has a second outlet at Paya Lebar boasting sleek monochrome interiors and equally good food. Shut up and take our money.
Coexist Coffee Co. Paya Lebar, #01-02, Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 089109
44. Working Title Riverside
Working Title Riverside is tucked away in luscious greenery beside Singapore’s longest river – meaning you get to enjoy good food, tons of natural light and scenic riverside views. It even has great options for those who aren’t enthusiastic about meat. Order the Magic Truffle Mushroom for smoky grilled portobello mushrooms served with caramelised onions and truffle aioli.
Working Title Riverside, #01-03, Kallang Riverside Condominium, 51 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338986
Take your gelato game to the next level at GelatiAmo! If you love the creamy cold goodness of authentic gelato, know that you won’t have to travel to Florence just to try it. GelatiAmo has an outlet at OneNorth serving a mix of classic and contemporary gelato (think unique flavours like burrata balsamico). Want something a little extra? Have your gelato to-go in a square cinnamon-coated doughnut. We guarantee it’ll be worth every calorie.
GelatiAmo, #B1-11, Connexis, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632
46. Vanda Botanical Desserts
Traditional Italian techniques meet Asian botanics at Vanda Botanical Desserts. Think exquisite gelato flavours like poached pear walnut, coconut pandan, and chrysanthemum and goji berry. We hear the brains behind these delightful creations is none other than Italian chef Loris Massimini, apprentice of famed ice cream maker Manuele Presenti of Chiccheria Gelateria. If that’s not enough to wow you, we’re sure a scoop of gelato will do the trick.
Vanda Botanical Desserts, #01-16/17, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
47. 99 Old Trees
This shophouse spotlights the King of Fruits with hand-painted murals on its exterior and a warm interior with rattan furniture, framed artworks, botanical designs and upcycled tree trunk “seats”. Come to check out its cool facelift, but stay for the exquisite durians (and durian desserts by its sister brand, Stinky).
Add to your list of must-tries: Stinky Bowl ($5.50, D24 durian mousse) and Stinky Chendul ($3, Teochew-style chendol with durian). Don’t forget to try new treats like Stinky Roll ($6.50 for a quarter piece), a Swiss roll with mao shan wang flesh, and Stinky Bomb ($1.80 per piece) – choux au craquelin filled with mao shan wang. Durian lovers, you know what to do.
99 Old Trees, 1 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088321
48. Cowpresso Coffee Roasters
Can’t give up your daily dose of coffee? Make it a good one at this caffeine paradise, which houses a showroom in its shophouse space to display coffee machines and host coffee appreciation events. These folks are definitely serious about their craft! Savour brioche donuts (from $4.90) in flavours like chocolate, berry jam and croque madame while you sip on your drink. Come nightfall, the cafe cranks things up a notch with neon lights, wines and heartier dishes.
Cowpresso Coffee Roasters, #01-07, 21 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598123
Abseil gives busy worker bees their much-needed shot of caffeine to beat the afternoon slump. Just take note that seating is limited at the black-and-white cafe – it’s more of a grab-and-go concept. Coffee beans are brought in from All Day Roasting Company in Taiwan, but tea enthusiasts can also get in on the action with floral infusions like oolong osmanthus. Enjoy your drink of choice with the French meringue dessert dacquoise ($7) in flavours like matcha, pistachio and Earl Grey.
Abseil, #01-14, Eon Shenton, 70 Shenton Way, Singapore 079118
Just like its name suggests, this minimalistic Muslim-owned eatery adores its signature item in sweet and savoury variations. Munch on those thin pancakes stuffed with picanha steak or chicken sausage ($18 each), or try unique creations ($13 each) like kopi-o, apple crumble, lemon yuzu and blueberry Earl Grey to satisfy your sugar cravings. Complete your meal with sparkling teas, coffees and cheese teas in flavours such as grape and mango passion fruit.
Panquecas’, 92 Club Street, Singapore 069460
51. La Levain
This bakery is helmed by executive chef Wythe Ng, formerly from Bakery Brera and Keong Saik Bakery. Get excited for pastries like kouign amann, pain au chocolat, burnt cheese croissant, bo bo cha cha croissant, hojicha mochi croissant and those famous cruffins. Wanna try a bit of everything? Grab the signatures box ($38 for 8 items) to nibble on goodies like banana danish, pistachio salted caramel cruffin, cranberry and raisin scone, and ham and cheese croissant. The industrial chic cafe sits comfortably in the Jalan Besar enclave, so you know what to do the next time you’re in the ‘hood!
La Levain, 23 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209193
52. Baker X Baking Studio & Cafe
Gotta love goodies by home-based bakers! This space at Orchard Central features social enterprise Foreword Coffee Roasters, as well as a revolving line-up of businesses that changes every two to six weeks. Pop by to watch the bakers in action and grab your fill of cakes, pastries and coffee.
Baker X Baking Studio & Cafe, #04-29, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
53. Guerilla Coffee
This beautifully minimalistic space will no doubt catch your eye when you’re strolling past shops and eateries at Suntec City. It takes the high tech route when it comes to coffee, using Slayer LPX espresso machines, the city’s first Tone 3 boilerless brewer and Latte Art Factory, an automated milk steaming and frothing system. Go for the floral and sweet Guerilla No. 1 or the rich and nutty Guerilla No. 2 in cappuccino, cafe latte and iced latte versions. FYI, all drinks get double shots of espresso – great for a mid-day boost. Another signature to try is Home, a reimagined kopi beverage of double ristretto shots mixed with condensed milk, pepper and salt.
Guerilla Coffee, #01-506/507, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
54. Hooloo Cafe
This hidden gem in Kovan stands out from its neighbours with a colourful, holographic storefront. Formerly taken up by Hatter Street, this spot serves up burgers and pasta. Plus, Hatter Street’s signature waffles and ice cream. Come hungry and fill up on bagels generously stuffed with turkey ham, smoked duck, ribeye, smoked salmon and more. Don’t forget to save space for an ice cold scoop of rainbow cereal milk, toasted marshmallow, Earl Grey lavender or pistachio!
Hooloo Cafe, #01-333, Blk 212 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530212
55. Panamericana Bakery
Stopped by Panamericana Bakery yet? If not, here’s a reason you should. Its menu includes reimagined brekkie favourites, rustic bakes and indulgent sweet treats. Think flatbread served with fresh tomatoes and manchego cheese (finished over wood-fire for a delicious smoky flavour), ham and cheese puffs and sausage rolls inspired by childhood breakfasts, and chunky, chewy ‘big boy’ cookies that are sinfully good. Delish!
Panamericana Bakery, 27 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore 099892
56. A Beautiful Day
Looking for something unique? A Beautiful Day will surprise you with its charming, pink floral-themed concept. Boasting gorgeous backdrops, every corner of this eatery is totally Insta-worthy. Indulge in scrumptious sweet and savoury high tea treats perfectly placed on a three-tiered cake stand. We’re talking caramel macarons, local favourites like chilli crab crackers and much more.
We especially can’t get enough of Pink My Bubble Tea: pink sugar milk tea topped with raspberry macaron and cream – it doesn’t look anything like your conventional boba drink! But if you’re just popping by for light bites, don’t miss the mala popcorn chicken for a fiery kick. The aesthetically pleasing space complements the cafe’s playlist nicely – we couldn’t stop Shazam-ing those tunes. You’ll be grooving to the beat while spending a beautiful day here.
A Beautiful Day, #01-70/71, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038
57. Sofi Cafe+Keto+Rooftop
Sticking to your keto diet? Add this hotspot to your list. Located at The Scarlet, it houses a cosy cafe space and a breezy rooftop bar overlooking the Chinatown sights. Take your pick from the all-day brunch menu and enjoy low-carb, high-fat dishes: think pizza, pasta and waffles. This joint is owned by keto advocate Sofi Sui, the brains behind Pasta Brava, and each dish is made with organic ingredients. From healthy eats like acai bowls and baked granola to hearty mains such as risotto, lasagna, pan-fried salmon and baked half spring chicken, you have plenty to choose from.
Sofi Cafe+Keto+Rooftop, #03-13, The Scarlet Singapore, 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333
And that’s all the best new cafes in Singapore for 2022!