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20 Best Cafes To Visit In 2014

20 Best Cafes To Visit In 2014

[Updated for 2015 - Check out our 2015 cafe guide!] Here's a list of cafes you should visit this year - ranging from regular coffee favourites that can't be beat, to the shiny new kids on the block. Go on, hop away! Don't forget to add these places to your lists ;)
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It's no surprise Ronin serves the best coffee in town, along with sister cafes The Plain and The Bravery. Boasting an ambience of of dark mystery, this is a place for quiet time alone, or a relaxing brunch with your best friend. Go for the French toast, and if you're up for something new, try the Wicked - a genius concoction of mint, chocolate and coffee that comforts your insides like no other. Photo by Alain Foodology

A calming environment with the perfect mix of vintage and industrial, Lola's is a great spot for a casual brunch. Their honey paprika wings are a hit, along with their trusty eggs ben. Pick a nice cider from their wide selection to go with your wings, and kick back for a relaxing weekend. Photo by gninethree G93

While located on a busy road, Assembly Coffee manages to remain a lovely little nook full of natural light and good vibes. You'll feel instantly transported in this cosy hideout, complete with good coffee from Liberty beans. Treat yourself to a fluffy Salted Caramel Waffle while reading your favourite book. Photo by Huixuan Tan

Tucked away in a cosy corner of the OId Badminton Hall, Brawn & Brains makes you feel right at home once you step in, complete with friendly smiles and warm greetings. With a delightfully unpretentious vibe, you can either enjoy a quick and delicious lunch bite, or stick around with a book and enjoy a great latte and homemade Earl Grey pound cake. Photo by Huixuan Tan

This new kid on the Thomson block is a lovely new space that offers simplicity at its best. Sharing a space with Crust (which takes over after 5pm), One Man Coffee serves up superb brioche French toast and Toad in the Hole eggs with bacon jam that has everyone swooning. They also carry small pastry bites from Bakery Artisan Original (BAO). Photo by Alain Foodology

This newly opened cafe in Clarke Quay certainly brightens up your mood with their vibrant yellow cups and cheerful ambience. They serve premium coffee pulled from the top-of-the-line La Marzocco Strada machine, along with simple pastries, waffles and ciabatta lunch sets. Give their signature "Croiffins" (a croissant-muffin hybrid) a try if you're up for something new! Photo by Sheryl Sherbakes

While the space here might be tiny, the flavors definitely are not. With beautifully rustic, house-made bread, their decievingly simple sandwiches are such a delight. For a starter, order the "Not so humble eggs" ($6), a winning combination of thinly sliced Jamon ham on top of perfect soft boiled eggs that will make you want to order a second bowl. Expect a crowd on the weekends! Photo by Su Ann C *currently closed, new location to be announced !

Brunch in this brick-walled space is always a lovely affair, from the ambience to the well-executed food. Favourites include the Flan ($23), pork cheek confit with sauteed mushrooms, a perfectly poached egg, and a mountain of rocket sitting in a light pastry shell. The truffle fries are so delightful, it's worth popping by anytime you're in the neighborhood! Finish off with their decadent waffles. Photo by Jennifer Yeo

A cosy spot under a Bedok HDB flat suitable for young families and groups of friends, To-gather Cafe truly is a place to gather. With really reasonable prices, you can get Chocolate Lava cake ($3.80) and a coffee, or a dinner of tasty Grilled Pandan Chicken Chop ($8.90). Along with great ambience and service, there's no reason you shouldn't drop by this lovely cafe if you live nearby. Photo by Elaine Koh

With an obvious passion for serving the freshest food, you'll be guaranteed a wholesome, seductive meal of Nordic goodness, starting with freshly-baked rye and sourdough breads at Gaest. Go for the roast pork sandwich, or the salt-boiled potato sandwich for an unbelievable tasty vegetarian option, or any of their salads. The perfect pick-me-up lunch with a great coffee on a rough day in the CBD! Photo by Alain Foodology

This refurbished warehouse has been generating a buzz since it's doors opened as a sprawling bike shop and event space that conveniently serves coffee and food too. A lovely spot to relax on the weekend, come and check out the bicycles with your friends, and wind down with a simple coffee. Don't expect bells and whistles, it's a bike shop after all! Photo by Alexis Cheong

This relatively new cafe oozes oodles of industrial-chic goodness, complete with the original Telok Ayer Chung Hwa Free Clinic store front. Dig into My Awesome Salad ($15), which comes with a generous portion of greens, smoked salmon, avocado, chicken breast, duck rilettes and tomatoes for a healthy lunch break. Alternatively, come by for a couple of Happy Hour pints after work! Photo by Votrex Tan

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