In today’s F&B arena, serving great food just isn’t enough anymore.
To complete a guest’s experience, restaurateurs continue to step up their game to offer Instagram-worthy interiors complementing their picture-perfect menu items that are sure to spice up anybody’s feed.
Such trend also thrives in Singapore, where you will find a plethora of cafes and restaurants that are nothing short of Instagram aesthetic material. So if you’re up for a cup of Joe (or, perhaps, brunch or a cup of tea?) and some pretty snaps, here are ten stunning cafes and restaurants to hit in the Lion City:
Merci Marcel (@mercimarcel)
Merci Marcel is more than just a cafe or restaurant—it is a living and meeting space that promises to bring its guests the authentic French experience. They currently operate in three locations and all branches exude the same vibe—sophisticated yet laid-back, artsy, and inspired. Aside from coffee, they have excellent cocktails, which you can enjoy at the bar or while curling up on their sofas.
56 Eng Hoon Street
+65 6224 0113
8:00 AM – 11:30 PM (Mon – Sat)
8:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Sun)
7 – 9 Club Street
+65 6438 3913
9:00 AM – 12:00 MN (Mon – Sat)
9:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Sun)
Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road
8:00 AM – 12:00 MN (Mon – Sun)
Asian Rad Afters (@asianradafters.singapore)
Osaka-based ice cream parlor Asian Rad Afters made its way to Singapore earlier this year, and easily emerged as one of the city’s most Insta-perfect dessert shops. Its cool mint and gold interiors and fixtures make for great backgrounds to their colorful lineup of handcrafted ice creams and drinks. On your visit, make sure you give their Peranakan Road special a try. This Singapore exclusive features a bubble waffle cone packed with coconut ice cream topped with purple sweet potato fresh cream and slices of mango and dragon fruit.
Asian Rad Afters Singapore
33 Bali Lane 189869
11:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Wed, Thu, Sun)
12:00 NN – 9:00 PM (Fri – Sat)
*Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
When PS.Cafe opened in 1999, it was a modest cafe tucked within a clothing shop. Today, it boasts 10 branches across Singapore and even international stores located in Shanghai and Seoul. While their modern-rustic interiors are eye-catching enough, their biggest draw is still their food. They’re best known for their brunches and afternoon teas.
+65 6708 9288
*For a complete list of store locations and operating hours, please visit PS.Cafe’s official website.
Glyph Supply Co (@glyphsupplyco)
This cafe-roastery on Somerset Road proves that less is more. A well-lit space festooned in (mostly) white, Glyph Supply Co is a minimalist’s coffee haven. Its clean and no-fuss set-up allows for fresh ideas, exciting conversations, and, of course, neat photos. Swing by between 3-6 PM daily to sample their specially-crafted afternoon set.
Glyph Supply Co
01-06, 111 Somerset Road
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM (Mon – Fri)
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Sat – Sun)
Plain Vanilla Bakery (@pvbakery)
Inspired by the comforting taste of home-baked products, Plain Vanilla Bakery takes things back to basics to create some good old-fashioned cakes and pastries. From its humble beginnings as a small takeaway spot, it has evolved into a cafe-cum-lifestyle shop selling various house products.
Plain Vanilla Bakery
*For a complete list of store locations and operating hours, please visit Plain Vanilla Bakery’s official website.
The Glasshouse (@theglasshousesg)
The Glasshouse specializes in specialty coffee and making naturally leavened sourdough. Located at the Chijmes complex, it resembles a greenhouse with its earthy interiors and ornamental plants.
Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, #01-03
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon – Thu)
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Fri)
9:00 AM 0 10:00 PM (Sat)
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Sun)
The White Rabbit (@thewhiterabbitsg)
Entering The White Rabbit on Dempsey Hill is a lot like traveling back in time. This romantic location often booked for wedding receptions gives you a closeup look into a 1930s chapel converted into an award-winning dining institution. Combining Singapore’s rich colonial heritage and delicious food, The White Rabbit truly deserves to be called the “Best dining experience in Singapore”—as the Singapore Tourism Board puts it.
The White Rabbit
39C Harding Road Singapore 249541
+65 6473 9965
*Contact for reservations only
Walking On Sunshine (@walkingonsunshine.sg)
This sunny spot at Orchard Central combines beauty and dining in one place, as it’s actually a hair salon that doubles as a cafe! Inside, it looks like a massive indoor garden overgrowing with greens and flowers, adding to the all-around cheery vibe of the place. And if you’re getting your hair did, you’re in for an extra treat because you’re entitled to a complimentary salad or Danish pastries and beverage.
Walking On Sunshine
Orchard Central 181 Orchard Road, #03-07
Cafe: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
Salon: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily
This ultra-pink cafe is decorated with all things cutesy and neon—just the perfect place to chill for everyone who wants a dose of fab on their feed. They offer a variety of bites and drinks on their menu, including heavenly loaf cakes, but what you really want to try here are their fruit juices.
21 Lor Telok, Singapore
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Mon – Fri)
*Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
My Awesome Cafe (@myawesomecafe)
My Awesome Cafe serves not just great coffee, but good vibes, too! Established in a former free clinic, this cafe encourages its staff and guests to just be themselves as they come. The cafe is decked with thrifted furniture and vintage dinnerware adding to the old-time charm of the place.
My Awesome Cafe
202 Telok Ayer Street
+65 6222 2007
8:45 AM – 12:00 MN (Mon – Fri)
8:00 AM – 12:00 MN (Sat – Sun)
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