Singapore’s café culture has enjoyed an explosion recently, with boutique cafes and coffee shops opening up all over town. While the likes of Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf still draw in the crowds, Singaporeans are starting to embrace a more boutique and specialized approach to their coffee appreciation. Toby’s Estate is one such establishment making its mark on the coffee scene, promising high quality coffee served up by trained baristas.
All of the choices on the list serve up more substantial fare if you’re heading out for a filling brunch, lunch or dinner – if breakfast is your thing, then check out one of the two Wild Honey branches whose menus offer a trip round the world in local breakfasts, from Italy to Canada to Mexico. If its large portions of hip-expanding cakes you’re after then be sure to try ladies-who-lunch favourites P.S Café or Marmalade Pantry, both of which also serve a comprehensive selection of sandwiches, salads and pastas too.
Bot DEAN & DELUCA and Jones the Grocer are excellent choices for evening platters of cheese, cold cuts and glasses of wine, and are an equally good choice for breakfast also, dishing up freshly baked bread, pastries and hot items. For a more tranquil setting, try out Food for Thought in the Botanic Gardens, or Prive which is set within a marina on its own private island.