We sniff out the best new cafes in Singapore each month so you’ll always have cool hangouts for coffee and brunch.
Always on the lookout for fab new cafes in Singapore? You’ve come to the right place. Keep your cafe-hopping 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: January 2022
There’s a hot new bakery in town, and it’s 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
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.
From now till 9 Jan, get Basque cheesecakes and Korean fat macarons from White’s Bakery. Next, eat your fill of cinnamon rolls, tarts and popsicles by Browned Butter Bakehouse from 11 to 30 Jan. Mon Cerise Patisserie takes over from 8 to 20 Feb with elegant cakes and tarts, followed by Ree And Mummy’s cheesecakes and toffee creations (22 Feb to 6 Mar). Other upcoming names include Flourcrafts, Simplybakez, Egg Sugar Butter and Frosted by Fang.
Baker X Baking Studio & Cafe, #04-29, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
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
This hidden gem in Kovan stands out from its neighbours with a colourful, holographic storefront. Formerly taken up by Hatter Street, the revamped 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
From the good folks at Sentosa’s Panamericana comes a bakery that delivers carb-y goods to your door. Everything’s baked fresh each day, with an ever-evolving menu of bread and pastries made without artificial enhancers or preservatives. If you can’t pass up a good loaf of bread, you gotta try the house sourdough, potato onion, brioche or focaccia. We’re also huge fans of the frangipane tart and pecan pie for a sweet treat! More unique flavours come in the form of farro sesame sourdough and olive lemon with thyme sourdough.
Panamericana Bakery, order online
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
Sticking to your keto diet? Add this hotspot to your list. Its new home at The Scarlet 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
Add these new cafes in Singapore to your 2022 bucket list!