10 Cafes With The Best Coffee in Singapore

Where should we go for the best coffee in Singapore? The general standard of coffee in cafes in Singapore is high these days.  Independent roasters, champion baristas continue to contribute 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 us choose to have a meal. Of course what is “the best coffee” in Singapore is subjective. Our latest list of the best coffee in Singapore is based on what we have tried (so far).

Cafes in Frankel Avenue, best coffee in Singapore

For our favourite places that serve the best coffee in Singapore we settled on a list of cafes that we are happy to make repeated visits for the coffee. Places that serve very good coffee in a pleasant environment.

PPP Coffee

Cafes With The Best Coffee in Singapore

PPP Coffee is a new futuristic looking cafe at the new Funan Mall. They were formerly known as Papa Palheta and specialises in sourcing, roasting and serving specialty coffee in Singapore and Malaysia. Established in 2009, they rebranded themselves as “PPP Coffee” in 2019. In case you find the names familiar, they are the folks behind the hip cafe Chye Seng Huat Hardware coffee bar in Lavender, which is also an entry in our list of the cafes with the best coffee in Singapore. Read about our visit to PPP Coffee Funan here.

PPP Coffee Funan Mall
107 North Bridge Road, #02-19
Singapore 179105
Tel: +65 6299 4321

Opening Hours: 9 am to 10 pm

Nearby MRT Station: City Hall

Bread Yard

Cafes With The Best Coffee in Singapore

Bread Yard is located on the ground floor of the building known as Galaxis in Fusionopolis, Buona Vista. Unlike many cafes on this list, it does not have a “hip cafe” look. In fact, it looks as modest and plain as its name. But what is important is that they serve good food and wonderful coffee. Read more.

Bread Yard
Galaxis, 1 Fusionopolis Place
Singapore 138522

Opening Hours: 
Mon – Fri: 0800 – 1830 ; Sat: 0900-1430

Nearest MRT Station – One North

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Atlas Coffeehouse

Atlas Coffeehouse

Atlas Coffeehouse is located in a wedge-shaped building along Bukit Timah Road. No 6 Duke’s Road is probably Singapore’s equivalent of the Flatiron Building in New York City. The star occupant of this building is Atlas Coffeehouse on the ground floor. Although situated almost in the middle of nowhere, this seems to be a bustling cafe at all times of the day. Good food and great coffee are probably reasons.

Atlas Coffeehouse
6 Duke’s Road
Singapore 268886

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
8am – 7pm (Last orders at 6.30pm)
Closed on Monday

The Coffee Academics

The Coffee Academics Singapore
Cafes With The Best Coffee in 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.

Coffee Academics
6 Scotts Road
Scotts Square
Singapore (228209)

Chope Reservations

Mon-Thu: 9am-8:30m
Fri-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 9am-8pm

Nearest MRT Station – Orchard


Apart from good coffee by their sidekick 63Espresso, the 63Celsius restaurant and coffee bar at Paragon Orchard has some of the nicest serving staff we have come across in recent times.

63 Celsius
290 Orchard Road
Paragon Shopping Centre
Singapore (238859)

Chope Reservations

Mon-Sun: 9am-11pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Orchard; Somerset

Chye Seng Huat Hardware.

Chye Seng Huat Hardaware in heritage district of Jalan Besar
CSHH bottled cold brew coffee

Chye Seng Huat Hardware is coffee roaster PPP Coffee’s (formerly known as Papa Palheta) 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.

Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar
150 Tyrwhitt Road
Singapore 20756

Tel +65 6396 0609

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 10pm
Closed on Mondays

Nearby Station: Lavender

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.

Curious Palette is an outpost of Strangers’ Reunion, a lovely cafe in Kampong Bahru, which also has an outlet in Raffles Place – Strangers at Work.

Curious Palette
64 Prinsep Street
Singapore 188667
Tel : +65 62381068

Opening Hours: 09:00am – 10:00pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Dhoby Ghaut; Bras Basah

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Forty Hands Cafe

New Forty Hands at East Coast
Forty Hands CMCR Coffee

Forty Hands is a chic third wave coffee movement cafe with outlets Tiong Bahru and East Coast Road. Their coffee is expertly prepared by the barista at the coffee bar using beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters. Read about our visit to Forty Hands in East Coast.

Forty Hands East Coast
226 East Coast Road
Singapore 428923

Tel: +65 6877 4860

Opening Hours
Mon – Sat:  7.30am – 10pm (last orders 9.30pm)
Sun: 7.30pm – 5pm


Dutch Colony Coffee

Dutch Colony at Frankel
Cafes in Frankel Avenue

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. also has outlets in UE Square Mall, Fusionpolis and Defu Lane.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
113 Frankel Avenue
Singapore 458230

Tel: +65-6448-5852

Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday 
8am – 6pm
Friday – Sunday
8am – 8pm


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 cafes in Singapore that really focus on the coffee. Read our review here.

Toby’s Estate Singapore
8 Rodyk Street #01-03/04
Singapore 238216

Tel: 6636 7629
Opening hours
Sunday – Thursday  7.30am-6pm
Friday – Saturday  7.30am-7pm

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The Coffee Academics

We hope you find our list of the places with the best coffee in Singapore useful. As we continue our journey, we will add new discoveries onto this list.  Cheers!

The Ordinary Patrons | Real Dining Experience of Ordinary People
an independent Singapore food blog


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