Over the years, more and more coffee shops have popped up around Singapore. With so many new indie cafes and homegrown roasters along with the countless local and established brands, where exactly should you get your daily dose of caffeine? Here are our suggestions:
1. Common Man Coffee Roasters
Probably one of the most well-known places to get an aromatic cup of coffee, CMCR blends high-quality coffee beans with sophisticated brewing techniques. The beans here are single-origin and have a high degree of traceability.
Location: 22 Martin Road, Singapore 239058, tel: 6836 4695
2. Tiong Hoe
One of the pioneers of the Singaporean coffee industry, they mainly sell first-grade specialty coffees that are freshly roasted in their stores.
Location: 170 Stirling Road, Singapore 140170, tel: 6473 1133
3. Chye Seng Huat Hardware
Both a roastery and a coffee bar, Chye Seng Huat Hardware offers a range of mains and desserts to go along with your excellent in-season coffee. Highly recommended to try their signature cold brew.
Location: 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563, tel: 6396 0609
4. Stockist for Bootstrap Beverage
Sometimes you might be impatient to wait for the best cold brew coffee in Singapore to get home and want to grab it yourself. Bootstrap Beverages doesn’t have an offline shop, but you can find the bottles available at some stockists such as Bakery Brera & Fine Foods and BodyFit Training Kovan. Find the full location of Bootstrap Beverage stockists here
5. Baristart Coffee
A well-known Japanese coffee shop brand that masterfully blends roasted beans from Sapporo with fresh, quality Hokkaido milk. They also have a variety of fun desserts to accompany your drink, such as the Shiro Kuma (shaved ice shaped like a bear and dressed with coffee syrup).
Location: 65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004, 6904 3169
6. % Arabica
Another popular Japanese coffee shop, % Arabica is famed for using high-quality beans that are self-grown in their Hawaiian farm. We recommend giving their aromatic Cafe Latte a shot due to its beautiful combination of bitter nutty taste with pure velvety milk.
Location: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278116, 6261 4516
7. Nylon Coffee Roasters
You might want to arrive a bit early for this one as Nylon Coffee Roasters is known to have long lines throughout the day. Some might find this surprising due to their humble appearance, but the range of blends they offer surely would excite any coffee aficionado.
Location: 4 Everton Park, Singapore 080004
8. Upside Down
Start your day with a fresh, in-house roasted coffee from this little takeaway kiosk. They have a wide variety of choices and a friendly barista who can help you choose your drink for the day.
Location: 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935
9. Apartment Coffee
Apartment Coffee is one of the most unique coffee shops around with their minimalistic design and aesthetic cups. Certainly insta-worthy!
Location: 161 Lavender Street, Singapore 338750
10. Dutch Colony Coffee Co
With several branches throughout Singapore, Dutch Colony offers a relaxing and casual decor with a wide selection of high-grade coffee beans. A perfect place to get away from the hectic bustle of the city.
Location: 113 Frankel Ave, Singapore 458230, 6448 5852
11. The Populus
Fancy a talk? With a sleek and modern coffee bar, you can sit there with your drink and chat with the barista about the wonderful world of coffee!
Location: 146 Neil Road, Singapore 088875, 6635 8420