A millennial pink juice cafe, an alternative coffee joint and a breezy greenhouse cafe in CHIJMES...these are the hottest new cafes to check out in November
Good brunch in Singapore has its requirements: great food and coffee in a gorgeous space. Thankfully for us, we’re seriously spoilt for choice, courtesy of the countless cafes popping up every month. This November, we’ve got a couple of Instagram-trending hotspots, and healthy food joints for you to check out.
We’re pretty sure you’ve seen The Glasshouse popping up all over your feeds. Located at CHJIMES, the breezy space is a minimalist’s dream come true. Awash with natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s got major #plantporn going on, with greenery hanging from its walls, decking its tables and decorating its exteriors. These guys don’t play around with their coffee either. Expect your cuppas to boast full-bodied, complex flavours; single origin beans brewed include Ethiopian Ardi by Common Man Coffee, which feature maple, ripe dark fruits with a lingering chocolate finish, and Peru La Naranja that captures green apples, raw sugar and hints of cinnamon.
The Glasshouse, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
You’re forgiven if you’d missed the arrival of Upside Down Coffee Alternatives to the Telok Ayer Enclave. Bright orange sidewalk stools aside, it’s almost a blink and you’ll miss it spot. Aside from your usual lattes, long blacks, and drips, you’ll find brilliant coffee alternatives here, like the Cold Drip & Tonic, with botanicals like juniper berries, coriander seeds and citrus. Read our editor’s interview with Upside Down’s owner Rashyd Haniff here.
Upside Down is at 15 Amoy Street, Lobby, Singapore 069935
Stepping through the door of Harvest, you might think you’re in one of those health-food joints in the CBD instead. This East Coast salad bar serves up what you’d expect at any city lunchtime nook, but at a more affordable price: at $12 nett, you’re getting one protein, one base, three sides and a topping and dressing. Wash it all down with a cold-pressed juice for an extra dose of goodness.
Harvest, 81 East Coast Road, Singapore 42878
Situated at the new Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Publico is a deli by day, and Italian cocktail bar by night. Swing by bright and early for a riverside brekkie. Recharge with its healthy brunch staples made with only fresh and local produce. On the menu are all the cafes you love, including fluffy pancakes with berries, hearty breakfast bowls, and eggs benedict. Those aside, there’s also a deli counter where you can savour traditional Affettati and Formaggi boards with cheese, nuts and pickles.
Publico, Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
A Juicery proves that millennial pink is still going strong. Though small, it’s fast become a trending location on Instagram. Pop in to its pastel pink premises for a teatime cold-pressed juice – these come in four categories (pure, calm, fuel and invigorate), with refreshing combinations like Citrus Ninja (think OJ with dashes of turmeric and cayenne pepper) and wholesome green blends. But if you aren’t one for juices, the cafe serves coffee as well. Try something offbeat like a Strawberry Latte, or a Chilli Chocolate Coffee.
A Juicery, 21 Lorong Telok, Singapore 049033
Greater Lot by Cedele
Yet another divine riverside brunch spot to try is Greater Lot by Cedele. Located at Sentosa’s Quayside Isle, it’s home to a bakery, retail space and a cafe. The cafe serves up healthy meals, served with local produce and superfoods. Think beetroot hummus toast, and Nasi Ulam: a take on a traditional Malaysian dish, with crispy tempeh, coconut flakes and a coconut palm dressing.
Greater Lot by Cedele, Quayside Isle, 1 Ocean Way, Singapore 098373
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