Cue the clotted cream, jam and butter – this is where to go for the best scones in Singapore.
Sourdough, macarons, croissants… we love pastries and we can’t lie. Aside from these, scones are a definite mainstay in our afternoon tea and brunch line-ups. If you love a good scone, here are the best places for amazing scones in Singapore. Gather around, scone connoisseurs, these bites call for liberal lashings of butter and clotted cream.
Best scones in Singapore
The Capella Tea experience isn’t complete without a taste of the cranberry scones. Have a reservation for this? Cancel everything else you’ve got planned that afternoon – you’ll want to kick back and soak in the seafront views as you work your way through a whole tier of them.
Chef’s Table, 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
Fosters is primarily a steakhouse, but boy oh boy, do these folks know how to make a mean scone. Don’t believe us? Try the Devonshire Cream Tea set, featuring freshly baked scones with butter, homemade strawberry preserve, and cream. Fruit cake, finger sandwiches, and your choice of coffee or tea complete the meal.
Fosters, 277 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278994, also available on GrabFood
Handmade with love, Scones Lab started as a hobby and is now a well-loved bakery. Don’t keep them all to yourself – a box of these buttery treats are the perfect gift for a dessert-loving friend too! We’re talking flavours like double chocolate chip, white chocolate chip and the classic blueberry. The owner is also known to throw in a few extra pieces from time to time.
Scones Lab, 2 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018987
If you’ve had enough of city life, escape to Riders Cafe amidst the lush greenery and calm your nerves with a pastry binge. Look to its dessert menu for homemade tea scones that’ll put a smile on your face. Clotted cream, raspberry preserve and butter take them to the next level.
Riders Cafe, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965, also available online
Brasserie Les Saveurs
From truffle egg mayo brioche to smoked salmon blinis, there are lots of delicious bites to be had at the St. Regis Afternoon Tea. But we’d totally start with the basket of fresh-out-the-oven scones, brought to the table with clotted cream and strawberry jam. How could you resist?
Brasserie Les Saveurs, Lobby Level, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, also available online
Food for Thought
We sussed out the cranberry raisin scone hidden within Food for Thought’s menu of lava cakes, ice cream sandwiches and other teatime treats. And you bet it’s worth a try: Perfectly buttery and dense, it’s amazing with a dollop of clotted cream or raspberry jam.
Food for Thought, #01-04/05 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897
Cheryl Scones proves that scones aren’t just meant to be eaten as dessert. This plant-based cafe (it only uses non-animal rennet cheese!) boasts a range of savoury picks that go well with the soups on the menu. Think thyme double cheese or rosemary parmesan scones. Prefer them sweet? Dessert-appropriate flavours include avocado pandan, English lavender and sea salt caramel. And did we mention there’s also a mojito scone?
Cheryl Scones, #01-04, Blk 466 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190465, also available online
There’s no way we could say no to a couple of swish scones from this luxe tea salon. The tea time set menus have stolen our hearts: 1837 is the more modest option while Chic is the ideal set if you want an extensive spread. Whichever you pick, you’ll get a choice of freshly baked scones served with TWG Tea jelly and whipped cream – delish!
TWG Tea at Swissotel, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Da Paolo Gastronomia
How many times have we made spontaneous trips to Da Paolo for a quick sugar fix? Countless. But while the oversized meringues are an eye-catching option, give the humble-looking scones a go, we say. In flavours of chocolate chip, orange cranberry and blueberry white chocolate, these make for an incredibly satisfying midday treat.
Da Paolo Gastronomia, multiple locations including Vivocity, Dempsey and Paragon, also available online
Kick back on the couches at Chihuly Lounge while sipping on loose leaf teas and coffee cocktails. Pop by for an eight-course afternoon tea or an afternoon tea buffet for, among other things, a seriously good scone. Sink your teeth into the plain or cranberry scones and you’ll see (or taste) what we mean.
Chihuly Lounge, #03-00, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Freshly Baked by Le Bijoux
The cranberry scones at Freshly Baked are crowd favourites for a reason – served warm with butter and jam, they’re soft and mildly flaky on the inside, with a lovely touch of caramelised sugar on top. Bite into one and you’ll be raving about them too!
Freshly Baked by Le Bijoux, #01-11, 321 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159971, also available on GrabFood
All Things Delicious
Like its name suggests, the bakes at this charming bakery-cafe are nothing short of delish. All Things Delicious has been winning fans with its signature handmade scones since 2013 and lately, we’ve been into the mini versions for a bite-sized treat. Flavours include lemon blueberry, scallion feta, gula melaka and more. Snag a box of minis to try them all!
All Things Delicious, #01-01, 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733, also available online
After a day of retail therapy, The Providore is where you can catch your breath, dump your bags and chill out with a cup of chai and some delectable scones. These buttermilk pastries are served with jam and vanilla millefeuille – a sweet, sweet way to refuel at midday!
The Providore, multiple locations including Mandarin Gallery, Raffles Place and Downtown Gallery, also available online
Choose to enjoy your sweet traditional English treat in the cosy indoors or by the breezy poolside terrace at L’Espresso. Its reputable high tea buffet features authentic scones that simply melt on your tongue, and are best accompanied with a cup of English Breakfast tea or Earl Grey tea amongst a spread of sandwiches, salads, pastries and even a chocolate fountain.
L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
The Plain Jane
This cosy cafe at Serangoon is known for The Not So Plain Swiss Rolls, but the freshly baked scones are a lesser known fan favourite. Pair yours with a flat white or cappuccino for an afternoon pick-me-up that’s warm, comforting and oh so delicious.
The Plain Jane, #01-10, Blk 211 Serangoon Avenue 4, Singapore 550211
This fixture at Fairmont Singapore promises a stellar afternoon tea set that’ll brighten your day. In it are the must-try blueberry and plain scones that pair perfectly with the housemade lemon curd, strawberry marmalade and Devonshire clotted cream on the side. Talk about an antidote to your mid-week blues!
Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882