Whether you’re in the mood for a good brew, brunch, bakes or all of the above, we’ve got the place for you! We’ve compiled 5 of the best hidden coffee places for you to satisfy those weekend munchies and get some #foodgoals shots in while you’re at it!
Westies rejoice! Tucked in a quiet corner of NeWest Mall is Simple Café, a quaint Taiwanese café serving up pretty Japanese-inspired pastries and coffee.
The café is a must-go for peace-seeking café lovers, offering a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The sitting area has an almost rustic feel, with concrete floors, wooden furniture and dangling lights. The atmosphere is cosy and is ideal for a chill sesh with boo.
Do try their signature Pear Tart ($6) and Lemon Tart ($8) for crumbly pastry laden with smooth citrusy curd.
If you prefer something sweeter, definitely go for the Berry Cake ($8.50) for fresh cream and strawberries layered in a beautifully moist sponge cake or Choco Cake ($8) for velvety chocolate cream and sponge cake.
Simple Café also offers whole cakes and tarts for sale, so you can pick up some tasty creations for a birthday or celebration here!
Grab an iced coffee, pastries and get your besties saddled up for an afternoon of catching up; and don’t forget to snap some #foodgoals pictures for the gram before you leave!
Address: NeWest Mall, 1 West Coast Drive, #01-87, 128020
Opening Hours: 9.30 AM – 7.30 PM (Tuesday – Sunday, Closed on Mondays)
If you’re looking for a minimalist café with industrial vibes and a whole lot of spunk, then Double Up Coffee is the place to be! Located on Jalan Klapa, this coffee place is a hidden gem for coffee lovers seeking respite from the midday sun.
Coffee lovers should try the hand-poured brew flavours like Blackberry, Dark Honey and Citrus ($7) or Redcurrants, Orange and Roselle ($7).
Non-coffee drinkers will be delighted to find yummy beverages available too! Options include the Annoying Orange ($6) which is jun kombucha with orange and mint or the Special Tea ($5) which is a cold-brew Hojicha with orange peel.
So if you and your pals are searching for somewhere to chill out and enjoy a cup of joe, come down to Double Up Coffee for lots of good vibes. Plus, their cool interior makes for great photo opportunities!
Address: 7 Jalan Klapa, 199319
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (Wednesday – Monday, Closed on Tuesdays)
If you’re looking for a getaway in the west, Bukit Timah houses the regal Atlas Coffeehouse; a bright and modern café ideal for a Sunday brunch or tea date with beau!
Serving up gram-worthy brunch fare like The Gentleman’s Relish ($17.70) and the Strawberry Maple Pancake ($17.70), there’s something for everyone. If you fancy something healthier, do try their Superbowl ($22.50) for something hearty to keep you going for the rest of the day!
If carbs are your go-to nosh, they also do a large spread of pasta available to choose from like the crowd-pleasing Cereal Prawn Pasta ($20.30) or the Salmon Soba Bowl ($19.30).
Tuck into some scrumptious fare on their sunny alfresco deck for that perfect Sunday afternoon brunch. So, grab your friends for a leisurely chat over some food at the Atlas Coffeehouse this weekend!
Address: 6 Duke’s Road, 268886
Opening Hours: 8 AM – 7 PM (Tuesday – Sunday, Closed on Mondays)
Website: Atlas Coffeehouse
4. Ballad Of Anna May
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia is the Ballad of Anna May – the gorgeous barber cum café gem located along Craig Road. The café is highlighted with splashes of olive green, dark wood and is nestled along a row of traditional shophouses. Making it even more alluring is the delicious scent of freshly-made coffee wafting out from within!
Similar to Double Up Coffee, Ballad of Anna May roasts their own selection of beans with different notes and flavours that you can buy to take home to use!
Some of their flavours include Ghost Rider ($22) which is buttery and creamy with hints of stewed apricot and red grape. Another favourite is Humbler ($20), with a fudgy flavour and hints of caramel and date. You can browse their selection of flavours for sale here.
Apart from their steaming hot brews, Ballad of Anna May also sells their own cold brew in-store in a variety of tasty flavours.
So if you’re interested to dive back into Australia’s vibrant coffee scene but cannot travel, then head down to the Ballad of Anna May this weekend. Remember to pose in front of their picturesque storefront too for the gram!
Address: 42 Craig Road, 089680
Opening Hours: 7.30 AM – 4 PM (Monday – Sunday)
Website: Ballad of Anna May
Dishing up creative croissants and other bakes is Brotherbird Coffeehouse, a quaint café located at Bali Lane. The café has a clean industrial vibe, speckled with geometric tables and chairs. The result is a gram-worthy place to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Definitely go for their Signature Mochi Donut with Cookie Butter Soft Serve which features a luscious mochi doughnut topped generously with soft-serve ice cream.
If sweets are not your thing, fret not! Brotherbird Coffeehouse also serves up a gorgeous brunch, pick from their selection of brunch essentials like the Eggs Benedict or Scrambled Toast.
So head down to Brotherbird when you’re in the mood for sweet treats! You can also bring your beau down for a romantic date and snap some photos for the gram!
Address: 32 Bali Lane, 189868
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (Wednesday – Sunday, Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Instagram: Brotherbird Coffeehouse
Embrace the munchies this weekend and head out to explore some of these lesser-known coffee spots with friends, family or with that special someone. With an assortment of sweets, brunch and more, you’re sure to leave full and happy!