Cue the clotted cream, jam and butter – this is where to go for the best scones in Singapore.
Sourdough bread, macarons, croissants… we love baked goods 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
1. Chef’s Table
The Capella Tea experience isn’t complete without a taste of 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, Capella Singapore, Sentosa, 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
2. Carpenter & Cook
Who doesn’t love a plate of buttery scones served with cornish clotted cream and homemade jam? Carpenter & Cook is a vintage homeware store and cafe known for its fab scones. Alongside these delish treats, try sweet bakes like Nutella hazelnut rolls and savoury grub like croque monsieur. If you’re a fruit lover, the fruit scones will have you coming back for more!
Carpenter & Cook, 19 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598120
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. Cake, finger sandwiches, and your choice of coffee or tea complete the meal.
Fosters, 277 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278994, also available on Foodpanda
4. Scones Lab
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 (orders are temporarily unavailable, to return in February 2022)
5. Riders Cafe
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
6. Brasserie Les Saveurs
From house-cured citrus salmon to chilli lobster with brioche bread, there are lots of delicious bites to try 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 can you resist?
Brasserie Les Saveurs, Lobby Level, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, also available online
7. 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
8. Cheryl Scones
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
9. TWG Tea
There’s no way we can 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. The Providore
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. Check out the fruit scones for 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 or Earl Grey amongst a spread of sandwiches, salads, pastries and even a chocolate fountain.
L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
15. 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 (note: it’s temporarily closed for upgrades – look out for updates on Facebook)
This fixture at Fairmont Singapore promises a stellar afternoon tea set that’ll brighten your day. In it are the must-try madagascan vanilla that pair perfectly with the housemade lemon butter 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
Now you know where to go for the best scones in Singapore when the cravings kick in!