Those living in the Hillview area — rejoice! Set up by the Ninepress folks, who are also behind the takeaway coffee stand Kyu Coffee Bar in the CBD, this beautiful cafe is just the place to go to have an intimate catch up session with your friends, or to enjoy a good read with a cup of coffee. Kohi-Ya, which means coffee house in Japanese, is located in the newly built Hillview Community Club, a short walk from Hillview MRT Station. Cool down with a cup of refreshing Iced Cappuccino ($5.50) that comes in a cute miniature fishbowl mug or get your caffeine kick with a Flat White ($4.50). They've recently revamped their menu to do away with starters and desserts, and currently only serve a modest selection of all-day mains like the tasty Squid Ink Orzo Pasta ($18) and the Miso Yuzu Udon ($18). That said, prices are steep for the location and portions run small, so you might want to file this away as a pitstop for just drinks instead.
Avg Price: $10 per person
Photo by Burppler Hilary See