More than just a top spot for Indian food, this quaint neighbourhood is home to some stellar cafes perfect for brunch, coffee, and vegetarian food.
Little India is an obvious go-to for some of the best Indian food in Singapore, but there’s also lots in store for the seasoned brunch bunch and café hoppers too! Here are some of the best places to visit in Little India if you’re after some freshly roasted coffee, or in the mood to sate your sweet tooth.
Old Hen Coffee Bar
If there’s anything that can make us stray from our usual order of lattes, it’d be Old Hen Coffee Bar’s ingenious bottled cold brews. Just pop them open (like you would a bottle of Heineken) and savour the chilled caffeinated goodness of Oriole’s smooth Raven blend – in either smooth black or creamy white. Feeling a little er… peckish (pun intended)? Then Old Hen’s selection of mains like basil pistachio pesto spaghetti are sure to satisfy.
Old Hen Coffee Bar, #01-03, 88 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218374, p. 6341 5458.
Want vegetarian dishes that are a little out of the ordinary? Pay a visit to Cafe Salivation’s vibrant fuchsia- and tangerine-themed shophouse cafe for its fun take on international vegetarian cuisine. Here, you’ll find a smorgasbord of vegetarian dishes including burgers (veggie ones, of course!), pastas, baked dishes, quesadillas, eggless cakes and more! The menu also offers items suitable for vegans, Buddhists and Jains.
Cafe Salivation, 176 Race Course Road, Singapore 218607. p. 6298 1412. Open Mon-Fri 10am – 10.30pm – Sat, Sun 8am – 11pm (On weekends Breakfast served 8am-12pm).
The Malayan Council
If you’re hitting a café more for food than coffee, The Malayan Council offers some truly eclectic menu items featuring local twists. Tuck into hearty mains like the salted egg mud crab and soft-shell crab linguine or the perennial favourite, duck lemak and chilli padi linguine. For dessert, choose from the cafe’s wide selection of cakes that include the ondeh ondeh and gula Melaka cake
The Malayan Council, 22 Dunlop Street Kampong Bugis, Singapore 209350. Open weekdays 11.30am-11pm, weekends 11am-11pm.