The quaint gentrifying district between Lavender Station and Bendemeer Station is becoming an indie cafe culture hub. There is an interesting and growing list of specialty cafes in Lavender and Bendemeer.
Cafes in Lavender-Bendemeer
Lavender MRT Station (EW11) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line. It is the stop for those going to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA Building) and the Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex. The Bendemeer MRT Station (DT23) on the Downtown Line also serves the Jalan Besar sports complex as well as the commercial developments around Lavender Street and the industrial estates along Kallang Avenue.
The area associated with hardware business and light industrial buildings is now home to many coffee shops and cafes – from the traditional and mundane to the trendy and quirky. There are artisanal coffee roasters and specialty coffee places run by National Brewers’ Cup champions and cafes renowned for cloud cake, tiramisu and waffles.
The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) compile their list of cafes near Lavender and Bendemeer MRT Stations which they have visited – The TOP Cafes in Lavender-Bendemeer.
For The People
For The People is a nice and unpretentious cafe for all day dining and sweet treats. The coffee is very good. We like the aesthetically-pleasing space, which young entrepreneur owner Germaine Chow describes as “inspired by a modern minimalist mood to create a warm and inviting feel”. Read more.
Lucid is a minimalist cafe opened by Andrea Tan, known as the first National Brewers’ Cup champion. The stylish cafe in Hamilton Road serves artisanal coffee, tea, cocktails and pastries. It has recently added savouries to its menu. Read more.
Located at the corner of Lavender Street and Tyrwhitt Road, Apartment looks like a modern stylish apartment. The coffee studio just serves warm bakes, tea and specialty coffee. It is run by coffee experts for serious coffee lovers. Owner Yeo Qing He, who won gold in the Singapore Brewers Cup and placed 6th on the world stage in Brazil, may be the one brewing coffee for you at the Apartment.
Apartment Coffee Bar & Roastery 161 Lavender Street #01-12 Singapore 338750
Nestled in a row of old shophouses, Black Fairy Coffee is an artisanal cafe, restaurant and sports bar all rolled into one. The cafe offers selection of 100% Highland Arabica Coffee Beans handpicked to deliver some fairy dust in your cup of coffee. Read more.
The Tiramisu Hero is a cafe with its own iconic mascot – Sir Antonio, a masked cat with a cape. The hero was conceived when former model and pageant queen Peggy Chang and her partner made a batch of tiramisu for a house-warming party…and the rest is history.
It sells tiramisu in various flavours, from Baileys to Kaya, and in different sizes. The menu also offers a fair range of waffles, cakes and savoury dishes. See our post The Tiramisu Hero @ Tyrwhitt Road.
The Tiramisu Hero 121 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207548
The popular Wimbly Lu cafe and chocolatier is well known for their chocolate truffles and waffles. Wimbly Lu Tyrwhitt is a very pleasant and cosy dessert place. See our post Wimbly Lu Tyrwhitt – New Cosy Cafe.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware (or CSHH) is coffee roaster Papa Palheta’s flagship store. It is one of the oldest and most popular cafes in Lavender. While many cafes try hard to be cool, CSHH is cool without even trying. It has rotating brunch, lunch and coffee menus to give regulars a refreshing treat. It is a cafe you will want to visit again. Read our post Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar.
Run by a Le Cordon Bleu Paris trained chef, Two Bakers is an artisanal bakery cafe that serves bespoke French and fusion pastries, savoury food and specialty coffees. Read our post Two Bakers and a cook at Horne Road.
The Refinery cafe in Lavender is a cool designer workspace which is also a casual diner and mixology bar. It is a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or something stronger and soak up the atmosphere. Gelato, cakes and waffles are on the menu. Read more.
Crown Coffee in CT Hub 2 is a very short walk from the Bendeemer Station. The cosy cafe is good for wholesome food and great coffee and the place to meet ELLA, Singapore’s first robotic barista. Read more.
There are more cafes in Aperia Mall and CT Hub – including Daily Grind by Spinelli, Music Dreamer Live! Cafe, Starbucks, Ya Kun Kaya Toast and La Teh Cafe.
There is a wide variety of shops, eateries and residences in the area near the Lavender and Bendemeer MRT stations. There is a blend of new and old. The cafes add flavours to the eclectic colourful vibe of the area. Hopefully, this TOP list of Cafes in Lavender and Bendemeer will help you find a good place for a coffee stop or prompt you to go forth and explore the interesting neighbourhood.