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TOP Cafes in Katong – East Coast 2023

Katong and East Coast Road are home to numerous eateries that showcase Singapore’s rich cultural heritage. In recent years, an array of specialty coffee shops, ice cream parlors and bakery cafes has emerged in this area. This TOP cafes in Katong guide aims to point you to the cool establishments and even a few hidden gems in the neighbourhood, whether you are looking for great spot for a good cup of coffee, a gluten free breakfast or a decadent brunch.

Cafes in Katong & East Coast

Cafes in Katong – East Coast Road

Katong is said to be named after a species of sea turtle that is now extinct. Originally a seafront settlement populated by the Peranakan community, Katong became a melting pot of cultures with a blend of architecture and culinary influences. Today, it is a vibrant food hub, offering a variety of Peranakan, Malay, Chinese, Eurasian and international flavours – from traditional kuehs and laksa to chocolate cake and fusion pasta creation. In the stretch of East Coast Road from Odeon Katong (at the Eam Kiam Place junction) to the Telok Kurau Road-East Coast Road junction, there are enough cafes to fill a small shopping mall.

Katong at Night

The TOP Cafes in Katong – East Coast Road is a list of cafes in the area which The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) have visited over a period of time. There are cafes that opened early for breakfast, cafes for local coffee, espresso or chai as well as spots for brunch, lunch or dinner.


Breakfast Grill

Breakfast Grill

Breakfast Grill is a charming breakfast & brunch cafe that offers a delightful experience for coffee and sandwich lovers. Located near The Snooze Hotel close to the Telok Kurau Road-East Coast Road junction, the cosy cafe has clean and minimalist ambiance

Sammies take center stage. There are classic fillings like grilled cheeses and innovative combinations such as dorito crusted tofu and five spices deep fried chicken. The cafe also offers a selection of typical brunch dishes – including pasta, shakshouka and the it item, avocado on toast. Read more.

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Breakfast Grill
380 East Coast Road, Singapore 428986

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Sat & Sun: 7.30 am to 4 pm

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The Neptune

The Neptune Cafe

The Neptune located at the junction of East Coast Road and Lorong Stangee is one of the most popular cafes in Katong. Its connection to Atlas Coffeehouse and Columbus Coffee Company gave it all the street cred it needs.

The Neptune

The Neptune has separate menus for the day and the evening. It offers classic cafe fare as well as Japanese inspired dishes such as scone with yuzu jam, mentaiko tagliatelle and seafood somen. Read more.

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Neptune
237 East Coast Road, Singapore 428930

Tel: +65 69707305

Opening Hours:
Tue – Sat: 9 am – 9 pm
Sun: 8 am – 7 pm
Closed on Monday

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Brawn & Brains Coffee

Brawn & Brains Coffee East Coast
    

At the popular Brawn & Brains Cafe, you can good coffee and pastries as well as a variety of healthy eats like grain bowls and flatbread. Read more.

Brawn & Brains Coffee East Coast

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Brawn & Brains Coffee
218 East Coast Road
Singapore 428916

Opening Hours:
Tue – Fri : 8 am – 6 pm
Sat, Sun & P.H : 8.30 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

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Chin Mee Chin Confectionery

Chin Mee Chin

Chin Mee Chin Confectionery along East Coast Road is an iconic Hainanese coffeeshop that has been serving up kaya toast and coffee and other treats since the 1940s.

Affectionately known as CMC by Katong residents, Chin Mee Chin is now helmed by executive chef and new co-owner Maxine Ngooi, who also runs Tigerlily Patisserie. She has kept the old favourites – kaya toast and traditionally Eurasian confections such as Sugee Cake and Cream Horns – on the menu. She has also introduced contemporary offerings such as peanut butter and chocolate tart and laksa bun. Read more.

Chin Mee Chin

Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
204 East Coast Road, Singapore 428903

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday​: 8 am – 4 pm
Closed on Monday

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Plain Vanilla

Plain Vanilla Cafe in East Coast

Plain Vanilla East Coast stands out as an interesting cafe in a competitive market. It opens early, from 7 am, and has an unusual alfresco lounge area that extends into the back alley, a children’s playpen and a pet-friendly area.

Plain Vanilla Cafe in Katong

The Plain Vanilla cafe in Katong has essentially a brunch menu – offering granolas, eggs, toasts and pastas. Read more.

Plain Vanilla East Coast

Plain Vanilla East Coast
199 East Coast Road
Singapore 428902

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Tel: +65 9642 8100

Opening Hours: 7.30 am to 7 pm

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Merci Marcel

 Merci Marcel Katong

Merci Marcel, the French style cafe, has opened a new outlet in Katong. Housed in a Peranakan hotel, it boast a floor-to-ceiling bar and has a relaxed atmosphere.

 Merci Marcel East Coast

It has long opening hours and has a menu for breakfast, dinner and everything in between. Read more.

Merci Marcel East Coast
171 East Coast Road, Singapore 428877

Tel: +65 6015 0906

Group Theraphy Cafe Katong
    

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon: 8 am – 11 pm
Tue – Sat: 8 am – 12 midnight

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Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe

The Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe

Famed for its All Chocolate cake, Awfully Chocolate has its flagship store in Katong. The Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe is a cosy place for freshly handmade chocolate cakes and desserts as well as for awfully good brunch and more. Read more.

Awfully Chocolate Bakery Cafe

The Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe
131 East Coast Road
Singapore 428816

Tel: +65 6345 2190

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Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 11.30 am – 11 pm
Sun: 8 am – 10 pm

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Ambling Turtle

Ambling Turtle Cafe in Katong

Ambling Turtle is a cafe inspired by Katong colourful Peranakan culture and its costal settlement heritage.

The menu is fairly concise. It offers essentially croissants with a variety of Peranakan-inspired filling, waffles, tarts, desserts and beverages. In addition to what are on the menu, there are cakes and pastries in the display cabinet. Read more.

Ambling Turtle Cafe in Katong

Ambling Turtle
66 East Coast Road, #01-01 The Flow
Singapore 428778

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Opening Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 9 am to 6 pm
Friday – Saturday, and Public Holidays: 9 am to 10 pm

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Micro red | house

Micro Bakery

Micro red | house is a hip bakery cafe offering sourdough breads, small batch baked goods and good coffee. Read more.

Micro Red House Katong

Micro red | house
63 East Coast Road
Singapore 428776

Tel: +65 8879 4890

Opening Hours:
Wed – Fri: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Mon & Tue

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Monk’s Brew Club

A spacious cafe with a diverse menu for breakfast and brunch – such as falafel burger, salmon avocado toast, quinoa avocado salad, crispy fried cauliflower, waffles and granolas.

    

Monk’s Brew Club
57 East Coast Road, Singapore 428733

Opening Hours: 8 am to 5 pm

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Beastly Girls Sandwich Bar

Beastly Girls Sandwich Bar

Beastly Girls Sandwich Bar is a tiny a cool spot with laid back charm. It offers all day breakfast and freshly made artisanal sandwiches, and good coffee too. Read more.

Beastly Girls Sandwich Bar

Beastly Girls Sandwich Bar
11 East Coast Road
#01-18, The Odeon Katong
Singapore 428722

Opening Hours:
Wed-Fri: 8 am to 3 pm
Sat & Sun: 8 am to 4 pm
Closed on Mon & Tue

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Cafes in Katong i12

eat at i12 Katong Mall

Katong i12 has many F&B outlets including popular cafes such as Prive, PS.Cafe, Huggs and Fun Toast.

PS.Cafe

PS.Cafe Katong

PS.Cafe Katong
#01-01/03
112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802

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Huggs Collective

Huggs Collective

Huggs cafe in the Katong mall offers specialty coffee as well as local kopi with a selection for pastries, muffins and wraps.

Huggs Collective
#01-20
112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802

Tel: +65 9829 7541

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Privé

Privé

A casual all-day dining and drinks concept, Privé offers varied dining options – from decadent breakfast plates to healthy and sustainable plant-based options that vegans can enjoy.

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Privé Katong
#01-28
112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802

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Fun Toast

Fun Toast
    

The unpretentious Fun Toast serves traditional coffee and tea, and local favourites such as Kaya Butter Toast and Soya Sauce Chicken.

Fun Toast
#B1-49
112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802

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Cafes in Katong Square

What to drink and eat at Katong Square

Two famous cafes are located in Katong Square – Killiney Kopitiam and Starbucks.

Killiney Kopitam

Katong Sq Killiney Kopitiam

Killiney Kopitam is where you can get local kopi and kaya toast. There is also a tempting array of simple one dish meals – like laksa, mee rebus, white bee hoon and fish & chips.

Killiney Kopitiam
88 East Coast Road
#01-11 Katong Square
Singapore 423371

Opening Hours: 7.30 am to 8 pm
Except for Tue, 7.30 am to 5 pm

www.killiney-kopitiam.com

Starbucks

Starbucks occupied one of the conserved old buildings in Katong Square. It is rather spacious and is an ideal place for a good cup of artisan coffee far from the maddening crowd.

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Starbucks Katong Square
86 East Coast Road
#01-02 Conservation Building Katong Square
Singapore 428788

Tel: +65 6974 7327

Opening Hours 8 am to 11.30 pm

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Cafes in Katong V

Cafes in Katong V

Katong V houses a very interesting mix of cafes.

Ree.Connect by Ree and Mummy

Ree.Connect by Ree and Mummy is a dessert cafe serving gelato and their signature cheesecakes and toffees as well as good coffee too. Read more.

Ree.Connect by Ree and Mummy
#01-03 Katong V
30 East Coast Road, Singapore 428751

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Yugoslavia Bakery & Cafe

An authentic Yugoslavia bakery offering freshly baked goods at affordable prices. You can pick from sweet and savoury food options, and even desserts. You can either take the food to go or sit down and eat it there with coffee or yogurt drinks.

Yugoslavia Bakery & Cafe

Yugoslavia Bakery & Cafe
30 East Coast Road , #01-05 , Katong V
Singapore 428751

Opening Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

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Bread & Hearth

Bread & Hearth Katong artisan confectionery
    

Bread and Hearth, occupying a  spacious area on the 2nd floor atrium, is a place for fresh bread, delicious pastries as well as pies, burgers, pastas and other reasonably priced mains. Read more.

Bread and Hearth Katong V Menu

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Bread & Hearth
30 East Coast Road, #02-27 Katong V
Singapore 428751

Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 8.30 pm daily

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Cafes in Katong East Coast Road
    

There is a wide variety of cafes in Katong. There is a blend of new and old with diverse offering. They cater to various tastes and budgets. Hopefully, this TOP list of Cafes in Katong & East Coast Road will help you find a good spot whether you are looking for an early breakfast, a brunch place, a satisfying meal or just a good cup of coffee.


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