The Greatest Coffee Shops in Singapore’s East

Cafes in the East

In the never-ending struggle between East and West, Singapore’s east side really struck it lucky when it came to cafés. There are many of hip cafes in neighborhoods like Joo Chiat, Siglap, and even Bedok that provide delicious coffee, pastries, and cold delicacies. But which ones are really deserving of the title “best”? These are the best cafés in the East that are worth spending money on.

10 best cafe in Singapore’s east

1. Hundred Acre Creamery

This gelateria in Tampines is the place to go if you’re feeling “rumbly in your tumbly.” Inspired by the beloved children’s book Winnie the Pooh, the mission of this little yet powerful café is to share happiness and love. Tastes like the best-selling honey chrysanthemum (we think Pooh would agree), ocean blue (white chocolate seaweed and blue pea blossom), and Madagascar vanilla with Biscoff crumbs are among the reasonably priced artisanal masterpieces. Gelatos complement the famous coconut pandan waffle quite nicely.

Hundred Acre Creamery, #01-24, 824 Tampines Street 81, Singapore 520824

2. Kings Cart Coffee Factory

Next on our list is Joo Chiat, the caffeine haven for all coffee connoisseurs. We know these people mean business the instant we touch the portafilter-shaped door handle. You may enjoy some special flavors and coffee-infused beverages. Consider adding some tart plum to your cold brew. Maybe you would much rather have lychee and mint. Enjoy your coffee with brunch favorites and shared appetizers.

Kings Cart Coffee Factory, #01-05, 328 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427585

3. Mod Cafe

Is it an elegant hair salon or a cozy cafe? That’s really a blend of the two. The best-kept secret in the neighborhood, this café on Singapore’s east side is housed in a pastel pink container. When you first walk in, the walls are completely white, with the exception of the wall behind the bar. There’s a huge mural of handpainted flowers on one wall. Sample the baked muffins, cheesecakes, and all-day breakfast set by taking a seat. If you feel like getting a haircut, go ahead and do it!

Mod Cafe, 1A Kuo Chuan Avenue, Singapore 426888

4. Apiary

Let’s give it up for Apiary’s ice cream, I say, you say! This well-known dessert restaurant, with its rotating selection of flavors, is a sugar-lovers’ dream come true. You may choose luxury options like the silky Sicilian pistachio or stick to the tried-and-true flavors like vanilla bean and coconut. We advise obtaining the signature namesake if you’re unsure.

Apiary, #01-01, 81 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427725

5. Bloom Coffee

Perhaps you’re wondering what sangas are. Mate, that’s just Aussie lingo for sandwiches. Based only on its name, you should be aware of what to anticipate. Still, that’s not all. Take a risk and try some of the other intriguing drinks on the menu, such as the yuzu basil kombucha and yuzu cardamom lemonade. Little diners may load up on granola bowls and shoestring fries. On a busy day, perhaps you won’t have to wait long for a table since the café doesn’t take bookings.

Bloom Coffee, Goodwill Court, 87 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455223

6. The Brewing Ground

If the East Coast plan calls for additional cafés like this one to be built in the neighborhoods, we’re all for it. The Brewing Ground is a stunning glasshouse restaurant with an abundance of natural light, lush surroundings, and a cozy atmosphere. The menu has standard offerings like mochas, truffle fries, and buttermilk waffles, which patrons may anticipate. Pets are welcome in the outdoor area, so bring your four-legged friends along for the café hopping experience.

The Brewing Ground, #01-24, The Yards, 406 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 428084

7. Bread & Hearth

A door opens as another shuts. For this reason, the East side gains from Keong Saik’s loss. This bakery is well-known for producing exquisite pastries and breads utilizing age-old European techniques. Choose from a variety of brioche burgers, freshly baked focaccias, and viennoiseries. Consider adding the spaghetti to your order if that’s still not enough. Drink a cup of coffee to wash it all down. It tastes nutty and cacao-flavored.

Bread & Hearth, #02-27, Katong V, 30 East Coast Road, Singapore 428751

8. Birds of Paradise

We wouldn’t be doing this “best of the east” list if we left this ice cream shop off, even if it’s not a sit-down café. Inspired by nature, our crew loves gelato, which is prepared with fruits, flowers, herbs, and spices. The end product is a delicious and refreshing dessert that’s ideal for the weather. Our writer’s favorite order of the day is the white chrysanthemum.

Birds of Paradise, multiple locations including Katong and Jewel Changi Airport

9. Percolate

The east side of Singapore is awash with coffee shops. But this should be your sole option if you’re searching for a casual joint. This Bedok local not only serves delicious coffee, but also delicious croissants, mouthwatering sandwiches, and plant-based milk that you can take home. It’s also a great place to read the newest bestseller on a quiet day or finish up some work.

Percolate, #01-152, 136 Bedok North Avenue 3, Singapore 460136

10. Nom

Why is this lovely restaurant located in the MacPherson Community Club? Originally operating as a neighborhood café, Nom later moved to its present location. Though with an improved design, the inside is reminiscent of our favorite void decks. Additionally, there is a clone of the well-known dragon playground! Mains such ribeye steak, rosti, burgers, and pasta are available on the menu. If you see the resident cat Tofu, say hello!

Nom, #01-02/03/04, MacPherson Community Club, 400 Paya Lebar Way, Singapore 379131

11. Five Oars Coffee Roasters

Are you the kind of person who requires coffee to get through the day? Stop by this café to get your coffee fix. Because the beans are sourced from Ethiopia, Peru, and Colombia, each brew has a strong flavor. Even the beans—which are restocked every Thursday—can be bought for your home coffee maker. The menu offers satisfying breakfast options, substantial main courses, and rich desserts that will satisfy your appetite.

Five Oars Coffee Roasters, 6 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455200

12. South Union Park

This undiscovered treasure from the heartland proves how underappreciated Kembangan is. This modest eatery, located near the MRT station, specializes in spaghetti, burgers, and sweets. The squid ink bone marrow is a meal you should definitely try if you’re an adventurous eater. If not, stick to menu staples like vongole, wagyu cheeseburgers, and duck confit tagliatelle.

South Union Park, 101 Jalan Kembangan, Singapore 419139

13. Hello Arigato

We were immediately drawn to this Japanese-inspired restaurant. Its simple yet delectable sandos will have you coming back for more. Try the HCG, an outlet-only dish that comes with crisp cucumbers and shrimp paste chicken that has been marinated for 48 hours. If you have a sweet tooth, the Shibuya toast is a great option. Remember to bid “arigato” as you finish your meal!

Hello Arigato, 314 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427565

14. Tigerlily Patisserie

We’ll take you to the candy and pastry store, to borrow 50 Cent’s words. Established by pastry chef Maxine Ngooi, this patisserie is the result of her passion and years of culinary training under the esteemed Cheryl Koh. You can anticipate creative baked goods here, ranging from savory options like otah on a black croissant to sweet sweets like yin yang cruffin (black sesame cream, coconut ganache, and sesame brittle).

Tigerlily Patisserie, 350 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427598

15. Cafe Natsu

There are two Japanese-inspired eateries in Joo Chiat. The main location of Cafe Natsu, located in a historic shophouse, specializes in combining Japanese cuisine with regional flavors. Delicious dishes like crispy karaage, cold somen, and chestnut mushroom rice with seasonal seafood are available on the menu. Mochi doughnuts paired with salted Hokkaido milk ice cream will fill your tummy to the brim. Drench your thirst with tea, coffee, and cocktails.

Cafe Natsu, 283 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427537