Forget about travelling to the East for a good cup of coffee. Have your brunch, cakes, gelato and Korean bingsu with specialty brews in the Western neighbourhood of Clementi
Our dear West friends, we totally understand how time consuming it is to travel all the way to the East for a slice of delicious cake and a strong cup of coffee. But fret not; we’ve followed the coffee trail down the residential town of Clementi for the best coffee spots with a good cup of Joe.
Plenty of Instagram opportunities at this Korean-inspired café. Have a seat on its pastel-coloured stools and sip a cuppa with a sweet selection of cakes such as red velvet and ondeh ondeh, as well as Italian gelato and Korean bingsu.
Gecory, Blk 328, Clementi Ave 2, Singapore 120328, p. 6255 2868. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm. Sat 10.30am-10.30pm. Sun 10.30am-10pm.
The Tiny Roaster
Brandishing an intense passion for coffee, The Tiny Roaster is a both a coffee roasting studio and handcrafted brew java bar. While they take real pride in their craft and only stock quality green coffees sourced from across the world, these guys are no java snobs. Come down for a cupping session and see for yourselves!
The Tiny Roaster, #01-62, 106 Clementi Street 12, Singapore 120106, p. 8876 1524. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat-sun 10am-6pm.
Bell’s Cottage Café
Known for its immersive ambience and homely feel, Bell’s Cottage Café is the place to go for long coffee catch-ups with your girlfriends. Get their specialty – cottage burger with churros that comes with a scoop of ice cream – for a sugar rush!
Bell’s Cottage Café, #01-233, 354 Clementi Ave 2, Singapore 120354, p. 6779 3138. Open Sun-Thu 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm.
Bucktile St. Café
Nestled in the West coast of Singapore, Bucktile St. Café is a charming café in a quaint residential neighbourhood. Must-tries here include the blue velvet cake, blue velvet waffle and the flower pot dessert that is available in three flavours – tiramisu, oreo and horlicks. Planning to hide away from the bustling crowds? This is the go-to café to chill and spend your day reading your favourite book.
Bucktile St. Café, Faber Hills, 104 Faber Drive, Singapore 129412, p. 6566 7058. Open Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 12pm-11pm. Closed on Wed.
Tucked within Clementi Arcade is this no-frills café that serves Nanyang roasted coffee, tea, as well as local delights such as kaya toast, mee siam and mee rebus. Fancy a sweet treat? Order the pulut tekan with kaya, sugee and pandan cake. Besides great food, expect occasional live entertainment to enjoy your yummy bites with.
Sunset Railway, #01-02, Clementi Arcade, 41 Sunset Way, Singapore 597071, p. 6463 0069. Open Tue-Fri 7.30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm.
Prepare to be greeted by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee when you step into this intimate café. Specialty coffees are made with its own house blend, which you can even order online. If you like your coffee with a Malaysian twist, try the gula Melaka Special. It’s bound to perk up your day!
Coffee:Nowhere, #B1-06/07, 154 West Coast Road, Singapore 127371, p. 9090 4332. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8.30pm-10pm.
Buttercake n Cream
Planning to pair your coffee with a proper meal and dessert? Buttercake n Cream serves Western and Italian dishes like beef burgers and seafood aglio olio as well as homemade desserts, alongside freshly roasted premium coffee that’s bound to tantalise your taste buds. Plus, with its flora-surrounded décor, you’ll feel like you’re dining in an indoor garden!
Buttercake n Cream, #01-52, Blk 106, Clementi St 12, Singapore 120106, p. 6777 3477. Open Sun-Thu 11.45am-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 11.45am-11.30pm.