Lisa Ng & Tasha Lam | 13 September 2021
Escape The Hustle & Bustle with these Cozy and Aesthetic Cafes
Are you looking for a new hideout to escape the hustle and bustle of your life? Or simply a new sanctuary for weekend brunch with your friends? Fret not, we have compiled a list of cafes that can instantly transport you into a time of relaxation!
1. Around Cafe (Glasshouse cafe) Price range /$
With high ceilings, glass windows, and tucked in the corner of a condominium, Around’s glasshouse café is definitely a rare sight in Singapore. This beautiful ice cream café offers your usual classic flavours such as Matcha and Salted Caramel. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also try their outlet exclusive flavours such as Yakut Oreo or Blueberries and Cereal Milk. Around is also open until 2 am daily, allowing you to get your ice cream fix at almost any point of the day.
Location: 117 Tampines Street 86, The Alps Residences, #01-51, Singapore 528538
117 Tampines Street 86, The Alps Residences, Singapore 528538 & 421 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1611 Singapore 560421
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2am (Mon – Sun)
2. Blu Kouzina (Greek Restaurant) Price range /$$$
Next, be enchanted by Blu Kouzina’s authentic Greek cuisine and its alluring interior. With a contrast of white and pastel blue coupled with wooden furnishings, this restaurant resembles something out of a travel magazine. Treat yourself to traditional Greek dishes such as Grilled Pita with more than 10 choices of Dip. There are also many seafood and meat items such as Xtapodi (grilled octopus) and Kotopoulo Kalamaki (Grilled organic chicken skewer). Hence, be assured that there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds!
Location: 907 E Coast Rd, #01-01, Singapore 459107
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon – Thur) 8.30am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)
31 Hongkong St, Singapore 059670 & 10 Dempsey Rd, #01-20, Singapore 247700
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Mon – Thur) 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Tue – Sun)
*Closed on Mondays
3. Champion Bolo Bun (Minimalist Bread Cafe) Price range /$
Located in the CBD area, this 3-storey café specialises in Hong Kong Bolo Bun. With a concise menu, the buns they offer include Classic -$ 4.50, Classic with Butter -$5, Curry Potato -$6, Mini – 4 for $4.50. Pair these buns with their signature Champion’s coffee or milk tea, priced at $6, to get the perfect break from the busy CBD crowd.
92 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088513
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm (Tue – Sun) *closed on Mondays*
4. Knots Cafe and Living @ (Nature themed cafe) Price range /$$
Known for its stylish look and cordial ambience, the café is definitely an ideal place to dine and enjoy. Serving café classics such as Truffle Parma Spaghetti -$21.50, French Toast -$15.90, Smoked Salmon Sandwich -$15.90, be sure to leave the place with a satisfied palate. The café also has an array of wine and beverages to choose from, ideal for a completely relaxing experience after a long week of work.
160 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-07, Singapore 409022 Opening Hours: 10am-9pm (Mon – Sun)
5. Nicole’s Flower Cafe (Nature Themed cafe) Price range /$$
A wondrous flower-based décor, matched with savoury desserts and well-roasted tea, this café is highly recommended to flower lovers. While appreciating the aesthetically pleasing interior, taste their mouth-watering delights like the Original Souffle Pancakes- $15.90. Complement these treats with the café’s thoughtfully chosen flower tea which ranges from $9.90 to $11.90. Besides the scrumptious cuisines, the place also offers gorgeous Gift Boxes, suitable for your loved ones.
224 Telok Kurau Rd, #01-01, Singapore 423836
Opening Hours: 9am-10pm (Mon – Sun)
6. Tittle Tattle (24hrs Retro Cafe) Price Range /$$
Open 24/7, this café is perfect for late-night work as it provides free WI-FI and power sockets as well! The place is retro-themed and looks just like an old-school American movie, especially with a jukebox in the café. Apart from the fascinating design, Tittle Tattle serves their very own specials which include the Tittle Tattle Breakfast -$24, Mr. Avocado -$18, and Tittle Tattle Disaster -$22. These appetising specials together with their unique interior are absolutely worth visiting.
183 Selegie Rd, #01-03, Singapore 188329
Opening Hours: 24/7
7. Wildseed (Plant House Cafe) Price Range /$$$
Dine in a scenic setting at Wildseed with a plethora of greenery for a perfect chance to unwind. The cafe’s posh interior is accompanied by a fine selection of dishes. Try out their famous Truffle Brie Pizza -$26 and the café’s local take on pasta – Soft Shell Chilli Crab Linguine -$28. Furthermore, the café is pet-friendly, so remember to bring your beloved pets along to enjoy the spectacular sight. Bonus: Your furry friends are welcomed here as it is a pet-friendly cafe!
10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Opening Hours: 8am – 930pm (Mon – Sun)
8. Walking On Sunshine @ (Garden Themed Cafe / Hair Salon) Price Range /$$
Can you imagine a secret garden inside a shopping mall? Walking On Sunshine turns this imagination into reality! Other than having beautiful botanical décor, the café offers all-day breakfast and free-flow prosecco and draught beer from 12 pm-930 pm daily. Interestingly, Walking On Sunshine has a separate section dedicated to a hair salon beside its café. Hence, ladies, you’re in luck! Satisfy your food cravings and enjoy a session of pampering all in a single place.
181 Orchard Rd, #03-07 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
9. Good Bites @ (Halal-certified Cafe) Price Range /$$
Situated at a stone’s throw away from Bishan Sports Hall, Good Bites is the perfect place to grab your post-workout nutrition. The café serves western-style dishes with items like Chicken Steak-Out -$13.99 and the Sambal Goreng Chicken Pasta -$11.99 to satisfy your hunger. Also, look out for the Milk Shakes sold at the café such as the Chocolove to recharge yourself after a taxing workout.
5 Bishan Street 14, #03-01, Singapore 579783
10. Old Habits @ (Old School Retro Cafe) Price Range /$$
Take a blast into the past when you visit Old Habits with its vintage layout and design. The café displays a variety of olden day toys and items that will get you feeling nostalgic. Apart from its unique furnishing, the café has an extensive menu with dishes ranging from Smoked Duck Bigarade -$19.90, to Clam Vongole Spaghetti -$10.90 and even Grilled Chicken Thigh Rice Bowl -$6.90. The café is also a vintage store! If you are a vintage lover, be sure to purchase some items from them!
2 Telok Blangah Way, Mt Faber, #01-04 Next to the Swimming Pool, SAFRA, 098803
Once in a while, do remember to unwind and treat yourself to a relaxing time in this busy city. With this list of cafes, you can definitely find your ideal environment to chill out and rejuvenate yourself.