The cafe culture in Singapore is becoming increasingly prominent and it seems like there are new joints popping up every other week. These cafes, often located in quiet and quaint places away from the cacophony of the city, each boast their own specialty menus and unique aesthetic. To make things easier for you, ActuallyMAG has taken the liberty of recommending some of our favorite spots to hit for a quick bite or caffeine perk-me-up.
Housed in the elusive Dominic Khoo’s 28th Fevrier along 5 Jalan Kilang, Pause is a one-stop gourmet coffee corner dedicated to luring workaholic friends to taking a time-out to smell the coffee and relax, and to have time stand still even if just for a little while. The layout of the café is designed to make one feel completely at home, with two different themes side by side as if exploring the different rooms in a friend’s house. The first is an all-white bedroom theme, where you can actually enjoy breakfast in bed if you like. The second is an earthy colored living room theme, more suitable for chilling with a group of friends.
Signature coffee would be their cappuccinos and lattes, which is best complimented with their homemade Pistachio and Cranberry biscotti.
From the name to the meticulous menu, it is evident that Loysel’s Toy is strictly for those who are serious about their coffee. Named after the inventor of the world’s first commercial coffee machine, it has been rumored that this café located at Kampong Bugis serves up the best coffee in Singapore. Aromatic and full-bodied, each sip tastes exceptionally strong and gives you an immediate buzz.
The food menu is relatively modest, which makes sense, as the star of the show is still the coffee. The laid-back atmosphere and heady fragrance that permeates the café makes it a perfect spot to relax with a good book or with a friend, and to enjoy the smaller things in life.
Having opened their doors a mere two months ago, the Muffinry boasts handmade gourmet muffins in flavors ranging from classic, such as Double Chocolate, to slightly more adventurous, with Green Eggs and Ham—a savory muffin with avocado, bacon and ham cubes. Clearly appealing to the muffin shaped hole in all of our hearts, this café along Telok Ayer street has already generated much attention.
They also offer specialty coffees and teas to go with your muffins, as well as a selection of other pastries such as tarts and profiteroles to satiate any sweet tooth.