We have compiled this list of places to remind ourselves of the places to go for the best coffee in Singapore. Coffee culture has really caught on in Singapore. Major chains have set up shop. Independent roasters, champion baristas have all added to the vibrant coffee scene in Singapore. Coffee used to be an afterthought, simply a drink to complete a meal. These days, the coffee dictates where some of our friends choose to have a meal. Looking for a place to get the best coffee in Singapore is like a search for the holy grail.
The overall quality of coffee in Singapore has improved significantly, places that serve bad coffee are uncommon these days. For our favourite places that serve the best coffee in Singapore we settled on a list of coffee places that serve very good coffee in a pleasant environment and also have a special quality about them. What some may call an ‘X-factor’.
The New Black Coffee. Having coffee at the New Black Coffee in Republic Plaza is quite an experience. It is what a coffee shop would look like in a Star Trek spaceship. Read our review here.
Coffee Academics Singapore . The Coffee Academics cafe in Scotts Square is a big and beautiful place. A conducive place to try a wide range of coffee options. Read our review here.
63Celsius. Apart from good coffee by their sidekick 63Espresso, the new 63Celsius restaurant and coffee bar at Paragon has some of the nicest serving staff we have come across in recent months.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware. Chye Seng Huat Hardware is coffee roaster Papa Palheta’s flagship store. It adopted the name of the former hardware store that it occupies. While many cafes try hard to be cool, CSHH is cool without even trying. In fact it is a cool cafe even though it does not even sound like a cafe or look like one from the outside. Read our review here.
Curious Palette. Many of the good coffee places we have listed here also serve good food. But there is one that stands out for their quality of food. Curious Palette not only serves some of the best coffee in Singapore, their food is top-notch. Thinking about their food selection makes us hungry. Read our review here.
Dutch Colony Coffee. Dutch Colony Coffee in Frankel Avenue brings together a wide selection of coffee beans from different parts of the world here. Different brewing methods are available – by the Steampunk MOD machine or by hand brew methods including V60, Chemex, French Press, Aeropress and Woodneck. Read our review here.
Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
113 Frankel Avenue
Caffè Vergnano 1882. Founded in 1882, Caffè Vergnano is Italy’s oldest family-owned coffee roasters. The attention to detail at the beautifully appointed Caffè Vergnano 1882 at South Beach is noteworthy – from the range of equipment and accessories for making coffee to the expertise and care of the baristas in making coffee one cup at a time. Read our review here.
Caffè Vergnano 1882
26 Beach Rd #B1-17
Tel : +65 6385 5579
Stamping Ground Coffee House. A modern shophouse at 87 Upper East Coast Road is shared by Stamping Ground Coffee House and Dawn Q. floral design. The result is a lovely space filled with beautiful flowers where floral scent and the aroma of fresh coffee permeates. Read our review here.
Stamping Ground Coffee House
87 Upper East Coast Road
Tel: +65 9070 7610
Toby’s Estate. Occupying a riverside warehouse that has been transformed into a roasting plant and cosy cafe, Toby’s is probably one of the earliest cafe in Singapore that really focuses on the coffee. Read our review here.
Toby’s Estate Singapore
8 Rodyk Street #01-03/04
Tel: 6636 7629
We hope you find our list of the best coffee places in Singapore useful. As we continue our journey, we will add new discoveries onto this list. Cheers!