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A Cup of Kopi


Let your nose lead you to the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans to Singapore’s best cafes! Experience the vitality of The Lion City by giving yourself the same jolt of energy that keeps the locals going. From a packed Central Business District (CBD) shop to a hole-in-the-wall joint in Tiong Bahru, we’ve scoured the city to find the smoothest brews for your daily caffeine fix.

Updated a year ago

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3 saves

Common Man Coffee Roasters (Martin Road, Singapore)

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Start your mornings at Common Man Coffee Roasters where a delectable brunch menu perfectly complements an all-star java collection. Locals flock to the cafe everyday for sustainably sourced coffee beans from around the world, roasted locally for the best flavors. The space regularly hosts cupping sessions, workshops, and the yearly Singapore Aeropress Championship. Check their event calendar for a chance to commune with the city’s barista community!


22 Martin Road #01-00, Singapore

2 saves


Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Head to Sarnies for a midday pick-me-up of coffee and sandwiches! The joint boasts an exhaustive list of classic brews, making it the go-to fuel station of the CBD’s white-collar types. Sarnies gets packed during lunch break, so unless you want to rub elbows with the regulars, skip peak hours for a quieter time.

136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore

4 saves

Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

What used to be a hardware store is now home to the coffee bar of Singapore’s Third Wave Coffee pioneer, Papa Palheta. Enter Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar to join the queue of hipsters sipping their brew and bobbing their heads to catchy tunes straight from the vinyl player. The cafe features a U-shaped bar, so you can watch the baristas masterfully concoct each drink. Feel free to interact with them—better yet, let them know your java preferences for a cuppa made to your taste!


150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore

1 save

Jewel Cafe and Bar

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Roasting its own beans every day, Jewel Cafe and Bar has been recognized as one of Singapore’s best specialty coffee joints. Choose between signature cold brews, single origin coffees from Africa and South America, or V60 pour overs to grab-and-go. The shop changes the beans in their machine hopper every two to three days, so you’ll always have a different flavor profile every week!


129 Rangoon Road, Singapore

2 saves

Nylon Coffee Roasters

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Borne out of a love for coffee, Nylon Coffee Roasters brings life to Everton Park with strong, flavorful roasts of simple black or white affairs. Owners Dennis Tang and Lee Jia Min curate top-notch beans from Central America, which they pick themselves during yearly trips to the region. The outlet is standing room only, but its loyal patrons have embraced the grab-and-go culture. Take your cue from the regulars and enjoy your cup of joe over the pleasant ambience of the neighborhood.


4 Everton Park #01-40, Singapore

1 save

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

A cozy afternoon spent at Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters comes with a delicious mug of in-house roasted java. Coffee offerings are rotated regularly here, so ask the baristas for the day’s selection. The cafe is also known for their comfort food, which pair perfectly with their drinks. Stay ’til dark and watch the Upper Thomson crowd transition from day to night, as espressos are replaced by pale ales and stouts.

185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore

1 save


Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Pull up a chair at RONIN and sip on a Melbourne-based Genovese blend. Locals of Hongkong Street have fallen head over heels with the drink, coming in hoards to the snazzy space during peak hours. For a pleasant treat to the palate, order one of the cafe’s signature mochas or matcha-flavored beverages.

17 Hongkong Street, Singapore

1 save

Dapper Coffee

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Dapper Coffee’s creative inventions definitely deserve your attention! Get to know this hole-in-the-wall’s eclectic mix of customers: locals downing Earl Grey Yuan Yangs to escape the heat; millennials taking photos of their (literally) sparkling Gold Brews; and students in the zone, barely touching their no-nonsense drinks. Stick around and you’ll discover a different atmosphere as the sun goes down—the shop turns into The Spiffy Dapper, a gin and cocktail joint.


73 Amoy Street, Singapore

3 saves

Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee has been serving Singapore’s caffeine-loving community since the 1960s, making it a classic in the city’s java scene. Today, the cafe is famous for its constantly changing roster of blends (no menus here!), which adds a sense of excitement and variety to your visit. Watch out for coffee appreciation workshops by the legend himself, Tan Tiong Hoe, a veteran roaster who has over 50 years of experience under his belt.


170 Stirling Road #01-1133, Singapore

3 saves

Oriole Coffee + Bar

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Oriole Coffee + Bar employs award-winning baristas to create well-crafted brews using the finest Arabica coffee. Savor the shop’s famous house blends: the Yellowbird, a heavy-bodied blend that resembles Italian roasts; and the Raven, a darker taste profile with a nutty aftertaste. The staff’s passion and dedication to crafting the perfect cup of coffee means that every drink is made with great care, so sip slowly to appreciate the love.


96 Somerset Road, #01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore

5 saves

Forty Hands (Tiong Bahru)

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Forty Hands’ strong, smooth, and tasty artisanal brews keep Tiong Bahru going. The cafe’s white coffee selections are a must-try, especially if you’re a fan of caffeine that’s a little less robust. Drop by before lunch hour for a scrumptious brunch before exploring the neighborhood’s collection of shops, galleries, and bookstores. Forty Hands is tucked in a suburban area, so keep your eyes peeled for quaint spaces!


78 Yong Siak Street #01-12, Singapore

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Mavrx Coffee Apothecary

Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 30 May 2018

Quietly popping out of Duxton Hill, Mavrx Coffee Apothecary serves simply good coffee—which many locals still consider one of Singapore’s best. The one-man-show enterprise uses Australia coffee roaster Allpress’ Carmelo blend for rich, aromatic flavors with hints of caramel. Order their popular cold brews, intriguingly presented via five medical syringes.


1A Duxton Hill, Singapore

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