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8 Best Coffee Shops in Singapore [2022]

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In the mood for coffee? Check out our list of the best coffee shops in Singapore! These establishments are known for their delicious coffee and cozy atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or get some work done, these coffee shops have you covered. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring and indulge in some of the best coffee Singapore has to offer!

1) Strangers’ Reunion

Strangers’ Reunion - Coffee Singapore
Strangers’ Reunion – Coffee Singapore (Credit: Strangers’ Reunion)
Key ServiceInternational sources for coffee beans
Address33-35 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169355
Phone6222 4869.
Operating HoursDaily 9 AM to 6 Pm

Since its inception in 2012, this cafe has been a favorite among coffee enthusiasts. The lattes are fantastic, as Ryan Kieran Tan, the cafe’s owner, and three-time Singapore National Barista Champion, has won the Singapore National Barista Championship three times.

His enthusiasm for coffee has seeped down to his team of baristas, and they have gone on to win accolades of their own — one is a semi-finalist at the World Barista Championship 2018 and another is a three-time Singapore Latte Art Champion.

Key Differentiators:

  • Amazing coffee and wholesome meals
  • International sources for coffee beans
  • Offers four brewing methods: Aeropress, Syphon, Wave Dripper or Iced Brew

Customer’s Review:

Felt like I went there a few years too late. Heard about this place after their “Save a Stranger” campaign, which was launched to help raise funds for their cancer-stricken head chef. The coffee was good. Food was light and healthy. Love the hot chocolate too.

Gustav Yap

2) Five Oars Coffee Roasters

Five Oars Coffee Roasters - Coffee Singapore
Five Oars Coffee Roasters – Coffee Singapore (Credit: Five Oars Coffee Roasters via Facebook)
Key ServiceAustralian city-inspired coffee and food
Address39 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088462
Phone+65 8784 2686
Operating HoursDaily 8 AM to 10 PM

The minimalist theme extends to the coffee menu as well, with no list of beverages such as cappuccino or latte available (although you may ask for them from the baristas). Instead, black, white, icy, and hot coffees are offered. The cafe sells two house strains, which are swapped every two weeks or so, as well as seasonal single-origin beans.

If you like filtered coffee, this is the place to go. A pour-over technique is utilized to serve it, and it’s also available with a filter. The unique design of this café, which features an ‘industrial’ appearance, will make you fall in love with it the first time you visit.

Key Differentiators:

  • Vibrant cafe interior
  • Australian city-inspired coffee and food
  • Two house blends signature coffee

Customer’s Review:

Loving the vibes of Five Oars. The coffee was good. My chicken Benedict tasted great and came with a reasonable price too, as I sometimes feel cafe food these days are overpriced. At least there’s an effort to offer some more unique dishes at a good value. Kudos to the team here.

Foong Yee Loh

3) Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee

 Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee - Coffee Singapore
Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee – Coffee Singapore (Credit: Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee)
Key ServiceCoffee beans are from Central/South America, Africa, and Asia
Address170 Stirling Road, #01-1133, Singapore 140170
Phone6474 5442
Operating HoursWeekdays: 8:30AM to 5:20PM
Weekends/PH: 9AM to 3:50PM

After a brief apprenticeship in a Dutch company, Mirandolle & Voute, Tan Tiong Hoe started Tiong Hoe & Co, a coffee business, in the 1960s. He began by knocking on doors to sell his coffee, but as his company grew, he started supplying it to hotels, restaurants, and ship chandlers.

While it focuses mostly on selling freshly roasted coffee beans and coffee-making equipment, it does have a tiny space where you may relax with your cup of joe. This is for serious coffee drinkers or those who wish to learn more about the local coffee scene’s treasures.

Key Differentiators:

  • Coffee beans are from Central/South America, Africa, and Asia
  • Experiments with various brewing methods
  • Sells high-quality coffee beans

Customer’s Review:

Nice little cafe tucked inside old HDB blocks. Good coffee. They sell great coffee roasted to order. Highly recommended.

Jigar Doshi

4) Chye Seng Huat Hardware

Chye Seng Huat Hardware - Coffee Singapore
Chye Seng Huat Hardware – Coffee Singapore (Credit: Chye Seng Huat Hardware)
Key Service
Address50 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563
Phone6396 0609
Operating HoursDaily 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM

The name honors the site’s hardware traditions, but you’ll find a coffee bar as well as a roastery now. Take a look at the procedure through which coffee beans become what eventually ends up in your cup at the roastery, then observe the baristas in action at the cafe’s island bar, with a 360-degree view of them mixing drinks.

The coffees are swapped on a seasonal basis, so you can get the best brew of the moment from in-season coffee beans at any time.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers private guided tour
  • Opens a 360-degree view of the bar
  • Offers an all-day menu

Customer’s Review:

Industrial chic cafe, super authentic district, not too far from the centre. Close to Kampong Glam. The coffee is to die for. These guys know their craft. Food is also great, so this is the perfect place for brunch. Many cycling groups stop here after a weekend ride, and there are places to store bikes. Super friendly and efficient staff and service.

Michela Zanata

5) Baristart Coffee

 Baristart Coffee - Coffee Singapore
Baristart Coffee – Coffee Singapore (Credit: Baristart Coffee)
Key ServiceCoffee beans are from Tokyo and Sapporo
Offers fun coffee options
Full-range menu
Address65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004
Phone6904 3169
Operating HoursDaily 9 AM to 9 PM

Baristart Coffee is intent on educating customers about the quality of milk produced in Hokkaido, which it has done since its inception. The high-quality beans served there are from Tokyo and Sapporo roasters that complement the refreshing Hokkaido milk beautifully.

Aside from traditional coffee drinks, there are several more interesting coffees to try in the form of desserts. The Baristart Coffee (with panna cotta, cream cheese mousse, and espresso) from their Sweets Jar (a luxurious, creamy dessert served in a glass jar) is one of the most popular options.

Key Differentiators:

  • Coffee beans are from Tokyo and Sapporo
  • Offers fun coffee options
  • Full-range menu

Customer’s Review:

Coffee is a strong one but with Hokkaido milk that tastes balanced. Highly recommend custard pudding.

Evonne Chen

6) Common Man Coffee Roasters

 Common Man Coffee Roasters - Coffee Singapore
Common Man Coffee Roasters – Coffee Singapore (Credit: Common Man Coffee Roasters)
Key ServiceOffers coffee barista sessions
Address2 Martin Road, #01-00, Singapore 239058
Phone6836 4695
Operating HoursDaily 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Common Man Coffee Roasters is a popular location in the local coffee industry, not only because it serves delicious specialty coffee, but also because it values the relationships that develop along the way from bean to cup.

Then, after being trained at the brand’s own CMCR Academy, which offers barista courses on the art of brewing specialty coffee and how to work with an espresso machine, the baristas carefully prepare your drink for you. Choose from a range of espresso coffees or filter coffees, and enjoy your cup of joe with one of the all-day breakfast dishes.

Key Differentiators:

  • Stagg EKG Electric Pour-over Kettle and new Clara Coffee Press signature coffee
  • Offers coffee barista sessions
  • Several cafe branches

Customer’s Review:

Been there a few times. It is on the high-end price wise for brunch but the quality is good. Cold brew coffee is fine and juices are very tasty. Food is also nice and good portions served. The staff is welcoming and friendly.

David Simal Conesa

7) Bearded Bella

 Bearded Bella - Coffee Singapore
Bearded Bella – Coffee Singapore (Credit: Bearded Bella)
Key ServiceOffers subscription for coffees
Address8 Craig Road, Singapore 089668
Phone+65 9880 0775 or
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
7:30am – 5pm
last order 4:30pm
(and public holidays)
7:30am – 6pm
last order 5:30pm

The coffees here at Bearded Bella are imported from Norway and originate from farmers in countries such as Brazil, Panama, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. Beans are roasted in-house, and coffees change with the seasons, so you’ll get the finest of each harvest season. Choose a house blend or a single-origin espresso.

Their filter brew coffees are always available in two or three varieties, and they’re rotated on a daily basis. The decor is incredible, with a beautiful exposed brick ceiling, high black wood beams, and an open floor plan. There’s a large food menu as well, with an all-day brunch and a daily set lunch for $18 for two courses.

Key Differentiators:

  • Brightly-lit, with a minimalist look cafe
  • Offers made-to-order cake
  • Offers subscription for coffees

Customer’s Review:

Awesome place! Excellent food all taste so good. Coffee is roasted in the house! Two thumbs up! For sure will revisit again.

Leow Louis

8) Apartment Coffee

 Apartment Coffee - Coffee Singapore
Apartment Coffee – Coffee Singapore (credit: Apartment Coffee via Facebook)
Key ServiceCoffee blends from different countries around the world
Address161 Lavender Street #01-12 Singapore 338750
Operating HoursDaily 10 AM to 6 PM

Every cup of coffee has a narrative, according to this cafe. From the variety to where it’s grown and who produced it, each element adds to the unique flavor profile of the coffee. Apartment Coffee aims to share these fascinating tales through their love for specialty coffee and profession as a barista.

The amount of coffee served is determined by the season, based on the beans’ origins at the time. For example, from March to June, Burundi, Rwanda, Colombia, and Brazil’s coffees are available for percolation; from July to October, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Central African coffees are available.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers coffee blends from different countries around the world
  • Bright, clean, and minimalist white-washed decor cafe
  • Exceptional quality coffee roasting and brewing

Customer’s Review:

The filter coffee here is nice. we also loved the vibes of the place! definitely, a must come for hand poured coffee!

Daniel Wong

Coffee Singapore

If coffee is your thing, you’re in luck. Singapore has an abundance of coffee shops that are sure to satisfy any coffee lover’s needs. From the coffee beans they use to how much coffee Singapore serves, each one offers something different for customers looking for a new experience with their daily cup of Joe. There are plenty of options out there – but if you can’t find what you want at these 8 best coffee shops in Singapore [2022], then we suggest starting over and searching again because it’s likely right around the corner!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is coffee expensive in Singapore?

Singapore is the twentieth most expensive city in the world for coffee, with cups costing $2.33 (S$3.30) each.

Does Singapore have coffee?

Singaporeans get their coffee or kopi from the same vendor every morning at u0022hawker stalls,u0022 neighborhood food markets’ community food courts. In Malay, kopi means coffee.

Is coffee popular in Singapore?

Yes, local coffee scene is popular in Singapore. It is one of the most common drinks in the country, and there are many coffee shops that offer a variety of coffee beans and brewing methods.