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12 Best Joo Chiat Cafes Selection [2023]

Joo Chiat Cafes

Best Joo Chiat Cafes
Best Joo Chiat Cafes

If you’re looking for the best cafes in Joo Chiat, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the 12 best cafes in this vibrant district area, each with its own unique charm and appeal. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or get some work done, these cafes will surely satisfy your needs. From charming independent coffee shops to trendy Korean bistros, there’s something for everyone here.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best food and drinks that Singapore has to offer.

Key Consideration Factors

  • Ambiance: The ambiance of a Joo Chiat cafe is crucial to the overall experience. Look for cafes that have a cozy and inviting atmosphere with comfortable seating options and good lighting. Some of the most famous coffee shop are Common Man Coffee Roasters, Kings Cart Coffee Factory, and Humble Origins Coffee Roasters.
  • Quality of Coffee: For many people, the quality of coffee is one of the most important factors when choosing a cafe. Look for cafes that serve high-quality coffee made with freshly roasted beans.
  • Food Menu: While coffee is often the main attraction at cafes, having a good food menu, lunch menu, brunch menu, and a breakfast menu can also be a draw for customers. Look for cafes that have a range of tasty and interesting food options to go with their coffee. Explore more of their menu such as mochi fried doughnuts, light lemon sponge, passionfruit french toast, umami mushroom avocado toast, soft boiled eggs, creamy egg white scramble, superfood salad, wagyu beef burger, honey parfait, and poached eggs. Of course, don’t forget about the their selection of coffeee, coconut latte, roasted almond latte, salted caramel latte, matcha latte, macadamia nut latte, and others.
  • Service: Good service can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your time at a cafe. Look for cafes with friendly and attentive staff who are knowledgeable about the menu and can help you navigate any unfamiliar items.
  • Outdoor Seating: Joo Chiat is known for its colorful shophouses, so having outdoor seating can be an added bonus to enjoy the vibrant neighborhood while sipping on your coffee or tea.
  • Value for Money: Finally, value for money is an important consideration when looking for the best Joo Chiat cafes in Singapore. Look for cafes that offer reasonable prices while still providing high-quality ingredients and service.

Best Joo Chiat Cafes

1. Sevens Cafe

Sevens Cafe - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Sevens Cafe)
Sevens Cafe – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Sevens Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe
Address29 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427753
Phone+65 8585 7777
Operating HoursMonday – Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday – Saturday: 8:30am – 10:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

The Sevens Cafe was designed to provide a meeting place for clients and consumers as well as a quick drink. The interior is influenced by sand dunes with waves that mimic the rough surface of the sand seen on the ceiling, walls, and customized lighting in the main dining area.

Key Differentiators

  • Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant
  • Dessert Shop
  • Cafe

Customer Testimonial

Considering the quality and the ambience, the price is reasonable. we really LOVE the mac and cheese. Kudos to the team for being prompt especially Mr Jim Wong who was attentive and he took extra step to ask for our feedback to ensure the food quality is good.
Thank you very much Jim!
We had a very pleasant Saturday afternoon in Sevens Cafe and will certainly come back again even we are staying in West.


2. Petit Pain

Petit Pain - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Petit Pain)
Petit Pain – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Petit Pain)
Key ServicesBakery
Address315 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427566
Operating HoursDaily:  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

There is a new bakery that’s making waves in the Katong neighborhood. While they began as a small sit-down cafe, they eventually changed to a take-away-only model owing to increased demand.

Baking is limited to small quantities resulting in the limited supply of breads and pastries, all of which are without enhancers, preservatives, and artificial tastes.

Key Differentiators

  • Limited supply of pastries
  • Small bakery
  • No preservatives added

Customer Testimonial

Possibly the best pastry you’ll find in Singapore. We’ve tried everything from the shop and every single item is painstakingly made with the highest quality ingredients and attention to details. The baguette is chewy with crisp crust. The raisin escargot is flaky, rich, with the right level of sweetness and glaze making you want more after each bite. The croissant is buttery, flaky and yet so light and airy. We initially dropped by to check what’s with all the hype and the long queues, and now a regular patron of the shop!! To avoid disappointment and frustration from sold out and long queues best to come by when they’re open, place your order and come back to collect at 12:30 or 2:30pm bakes.

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3. Tigerlily Patisserie

Tigerlily Patisserie - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Tigerlily Patisserie)
Tigerlily Patisserie – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Tigerlily Patisserie)
Key ServicesPastry shop
Address350 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427598
Phone+65 8887 0988
Operating HoursTuesday to Sunday,
9am to 5pm

The bakery cafe is located directly adjacent to the colorful three-story Black Earth Art Gallery, which has received a lot of acclaims.

It’s run by Maxine Ngooi, the former head of Vianney Massot Restaurant on Hong Kong Street, who was formerly a Michelin-starred chef.

The elegance of their recipes comes from the variety of herbs included in them, such as Chitose Strawberry & Elderflower Tart, Lemon Thai Basil Tart, The Beehivewith lemon thyme, and Pink Guava & pear made with elderflower mousse, and so on.

Key Differentiators

  • Refined techniques
  • Fresh daily in limited quantities
  • Radiant flavours

Customer Testimonial

Best cafe I’ve been in a while – everything was great! Love the interesting spin that Tigerlily gives to typical cafe food such as sandwiches and danishes, and all the cakes I tried both looked and tasted amazing. The guava and pistachio in particular were super yummy and unique. Also digging the botanical decor – love the vibes that Tigerlily is bringing to Joo Chiat!

Kevin Ng

4. PRAIRIE by Craftsmen

PRAIRIE by Craftsmen - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: PRAIRIE by Craftsmen via Facebook)
PRAIRIE by Craftsmen – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: PRAIRIE by Craftsmen via Facebook)
Key ServicesCafe
Address462 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427674
Phone+65 6972 9142
Operating HoursSunday to Thursday: 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday & Saturday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Craftsmen’s PRAIRIE must be one of the quickest restaurants to expand in Singapore. The brand has quickly expanded its presence in River Valley with a second outlet and a third location in Joo Chiat, having opened its first shop at Cluny Court Bukit Timah only last month.

The name “Prairie” refers to a sort of habitat that is mostly grassy and fragrant, with rare trees and shrubs. It can be seen in various areas of the room.

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee provides the coffee, so you can anticipate interesting tastes.

Key Differentiators

  • Pets are allowed at the al-fresco area
  • Craftsmen Specialty Coffee
  • Outdoor alfresco dine-in concept

5. C Cafe

C Cafe - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: C Cafe)
C Cafe – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: C Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe
Address477 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427683
Phone+65 8875 1122
Operating HoursDaily:

The “C” in C Cafe represents Cards, Choices, and Connections.

The interior of the 40-seater cafe is white and basic, with a Magic Table in the center for the magic-enthusiast owners to perform a trick or two to entertain the customers.

Key Differentiators

  • Freshly brewed coffees
  • C’erious Sundays
  • Close up magic

Customer Testimonial

Lovely staff who are really welcoming and place is always clean and ready for the next customer. Food is also very decent. The fried chicken burger and lobster roll were made to order and everything from the shoestring fries to the chicken patty were freshly fried. Our visit is consistent will the good review this place gets from most customers.

Teck Boon

6. Ambling Turtle

Ambling Turtle - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Ambling Turtle)
Ambling Turtle – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Ambling Turtle)
Key ServicesCafe
Address66 E Coast Rd, #01-01 The Flow, Singapore 428778
Operating HoursMonday:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Flow, a boutique shopping mall along East Coast Road, is home to two floors of dessert cafés. Its name – Ambling Turtle – suggests the rich Peranakan heritage, but it’s all brought into sharper focus by its cuisine.

Their croissants are the main attraction, with tasty fillings like Nyonya curry chicken and pulled-beef rendang bursting out. Traditional sweet items, use ingredients such as coconut milk and palm sugar, and are evident throughout the menu.

Key Differentiators

  • Artisanal Tart Cafe
  • Uniquely flavoured tarts baked daily
  • Refreshing goods

Customer Testimonial

The food are special and very nice. They change tarts and waffles’ flavour for special occassions. We had cheng teng waffle during cny.
It’s a lovely and cozy cafe. The staff is friendly and cheerful.

Qili Chong

7. Good Intentions

Good Intentions - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Good Intentions)
Good Intentions – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Good Intentions)
Key ServicesRestaurant
Address45 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428765
Phone+65 8611 8897
Operating HoursOpen daily:
10:00 – 22:30

Good Intentions, a cafe that focuses on both coffee and craft beers, is located in Singapore’s little neighborhood. It’s by the same owners as Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall and Good Luck Beerhouse, two popular bars that have made their mark in Singapore’s bar scene.

You may enjoy a variety of craft beers on tap at their first-floor bar counter, but for café food, go up to the second floor. It’s a mix of brunch and excellent coffee.

Key Differentiators

  • All-day dining
  • Coffee & libations where flavour and textures are harmonised
  • Empowering interaction through daily exchanges

Customer Testimonial

Lovely cafe with cozy set up.
Love the smiles of staff and food quality!
Recommend for family, friends gathering and couple’s moment ❣️

Moe Moe

8. Neptune

Neptune - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Neptune)
Neptune – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Neptune)
Key ServicesCafe
Address237 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428930
Phone+65 6970 7305
Operating HoursTuesday to Saturday:
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Neptune, which is owned and run by the same people who brought you Atlas Coffeehouse and Apollo Coffee Bar, has just as much street cred. It’s Instagrammable, to be sure, but we’re mostly there for their coffee and food.

The menu is certainly something to get excited about. For brunch, the “Big in Japan” savory scone is a crowd-pleaser with its yuzu jam and cold shrimp and salmon in dill sauce; for dinner, try the crab and scallop tagliatelle, which is served in a miso broth

Key Differentiators

  • Specialty Coffee
  • Funky Natural Wines
  • Good Food for Day & Night

Customer Testimonial

Great spot for afternoon coffee time on East Coast road. They have good food and good coffee with some interesting options on the menu. Their food is made with premium ingredients, which can be easily told based on the visual and great natural taste. Coffee options are solid, though I’d prefer my mocha less sweet. The cafe has amazing glass door and window front, which makes outside seats a good option for a cloudy afternoon. The inside is a little simple and it can be crowded and noisy with the dining crowd. And of course the queue as usual for a popular cafe – so try to avoid the peak hours.

HuyenLy Nguyễn

9. The Brewing Ground

The Brewing Ground - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: The Brewing Ground)
The Brewing Ground – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: The Brewing Ground)
Key ServicesLight-filled coffeehouse with a patio & a playground serving upmarket global breakfast & lunch fare.
Address406 Joo Chiat Pl, #01-24 The Yards, Singapore 428084
Phone+65 8313 6092
Operating HoursDaily: 7:30AM–5PM

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more popular café than The Brewing Ground in Telok Kurau, but it’s now an established institution on the old Telok Kurau Primary School grounds.

The café provides guests with a beautiful view of the courtyard, which is complemented by white walls. It’s airy and bright, thanks to plenty of natural light streaming in. Their specialties are kept basic for the most part. The majority visit here for their tartines, which makes excellent use of fresh fruits like tomatoes and avocados.

Key Differentiators


Customer Testimonial

A charming restaurant in an unassuming corner of Joo Chiat, it’s relatively small and cozy atmosphere belies a menu that includes your classic brunch dishes such as their Eggs Benjamin (their spin on Eggs Benedict), grilled cheese sandwich, and quite a bit more! Though prices are a little on the steeper end, the quality shines in presentation, taste, and friendly service. If you find yourself in the area, it’s a great place to have some coffee and you might even catch a glimpse of one of your local politicians too

Gabriel Tay

10. The Whole Kitchen

The Whole Kitchen - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: The Whole Kitchen via Facebook)
The Whole Kitchen – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: The Whole Kitchen via Facebook)
Key ServicesBakery
Address 11 E Coast Rd, #01-16, Singapore 428722
Phone+65 8128 3562
Operating HoursMonday to Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The Whole Kitchen may have a CBD spin-off along Robinson Road, but their first brick-and-mortar location is in Katong. It might be difficult to start eating healthier, but this café makes it simple – their cuisine is both delectable and nutrient-dense.

Anne Swain and Susan Soulard, the cafe’s owners, are totally behind the healthful food movement with hearty sandwiches.

Key Differentiators

  • Gluten Free
  • Low in Natural Sugars
  • 100% Natural

Customer Testimonial

Healthy breakfast as you can see from the pictures. Nice cozy place with really good service. Everything served was fresh. The extra hot cappuccino was also good. It was a good change from the usual English breakfast places. The outside seating area is pretty cool. Will try their other items in the menu next time.

Toms Arackal

11. Sinpopo Brand

Sinpopo Brand - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Sinpopo Brand)
Sinpopo Brand – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Sinpopo Brand)
Key ServicesSingaporean restaurant
Address458 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427671
Phone+65 6345 5034
Operating HoursDaily: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sinpopo Brand is a café that endeavors to tickle nostalgia with Singapore’s history, from the décor to the menu, which includes a variety of familiar hawker dishes.

The cakes are the main attraction at Sinpopo, with its pastries being the ideal teatime treat on a lazy weekend afternoon.

Key Differentiators

  • Handcrafted Cakes
  • Delicious Bakes
  • Gift Sets & Hampers

Customer Testimonial

Had a wonderful lunch catch up at Sinpopo @ Joo Chiat. Food was great especially the desserts. What impressed us a lot was the service we received. Terence Cruz was excellent. He anticipated our needs and served us with a genuineness that I don’t often observe in many eateries in Singapore. He is definitely an asset to the Sinpopo brand.

Chuan Kit Foo

12. Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe

Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe - Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe via Facebook)
Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe – Joo Chiat Cafes (Credit: Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe via Facebook)
Key ServicesBakery
Address131 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428816
Phone+65 6345 2190
Operating HoursDaily:

The fact that ‘Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe has completely conquered Singapore’s shopping malls reveals that it is not simply a chocolatier.

It’s all about the chocolates. Awfully Chocolate is a Singaporean cafe chain that specializes in sweets and offers several chocolate-themed dishes. The brand has its own café in Joo Chiat called Ninethirty, which is exactly what you’d expect an Awfully Chocolate bistro to be like.

Key Differentiators

  • Casual dining bistro
  • Hearty brunch plates
  • Affordable dinner sets

Customer Testimonial

I wait to visit those places which deserve full five stars. All I can say is I thoroughly enjoyed every bite of Nutella chocolate tart and cauliflower tart with craft beer and a glass of fine merlot wine. It was the excellent service with smiling faces and great food along with vibrant ambience that just enhanced our experience. My only regret is that I couldn’t order the dinner menu because by the time I reached, the kitchen was closed.

Dee World

Joo Chiat Cafes

Joo Chiat is a vibrant district in Singapore that offers plenty of cafes for coffee lovers and foodies alike. With so many unique and charming establishments to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the 12 best cafes in Joo Chiat, each with its own special appeal.

So don’t forget and check out these cafes on the list, who knows you might discover your next favorite spot!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions about Joo Chiat Cafes in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the best Joo Chiat Cafes in Singapore below:

What are the most popular Joo Chiat Cafes in Singapore?

Some of the most popular Joo Chiat Cafes in Singapore include Sinpopo Brand, Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate Cafe, and Sevens Cafe. Sinpopo Brand offers a variety of familiar hawker dishes, while Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate Cafe specializes in sweets and offers several chocolate-themed dishes like tarts and cakes. Meanwhile, Sevens Café is an artisanal coffee roaster serving up specialty brews made with freshly roasted beans paired with delicious bites prepared onsite daily. They are owned by the Sevens Group, a real estate developer. Common Man Coffee Roasters is a great Joo chiat place Singapore has to offer with their swiss roll and crispy buttermilk chicken. They are a relatively new cafe that offers a wide selection of espresso, strong black coffee, flat white coffee with gold flakes, and all day breakfast.

Are cafes in Joo Chiat pet friendly?

No, most cafes in Joo Chiat do not allow pets inside because of health codes about food safety. However, there may be exceptions depending on how each business runs, so it’s best to check before you go.

How much does it cost for meals at cafes near Joo Chiat Road?

Joo Chiat Road is home to many cafes, and the prices for meals can vary depending on the cafe. However, in general, you can expect to spend around $10-$20 for a meal at a cafe near Joo Chiat Road.

What is special about the Sevens Cafe in Joo Chiat?

The Sevens Cafe in Joo Chiat is a popular cafe that stands out for its artisanal coffee roasting and brewing process. The baristas at the cafe use freshly roasted beans and make the coffee with care. They also have a wide range of drinks, such as espressos, macchiatos, cappuccinos, lattes, and teas. On top of that, the cafe also serves up delicious bites prepared onsite daily, like sandwiches, pastries, and cakes. Moreover, Sevens Cafe has a cozy atmosphere with plenty of seating options to choose from that make it an ideal spot for catching up with friends or simply relaxing alone with a cup of coffee. Its located at 29 Joo Chiat Place Singapore near Sevens Atelier property showroom.

What types of cuisines do Joo Chiat Cafes serve?

Most Joo Chiat cafes serve food from all over the world, such as Western (spicy chicken burger, OZ buttermilk chicken pancakes, pasta), Chinese (dumplings, dim sum), Asian fusion (Thai curries, Malaysian nasi lemak), and even some Korean (bibimbap) dishes. There are also cafes that specialize in certain types of cuisine, like seafood restaurants or Italian restaurants, but most cafes cater to all kinds of tastes.

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