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Best Cafes in Singapore 2019

Best Cafes in Singapore 2019

Burpple's guide to twelve best cafes in Singapore! From a contemporary joint for yummy egg dishes to a chic little nook for dog-watching and a stunner doling out delicious kueh salat, these spots check all the right boxes — solid nosh, great ambience and stellar coffee.
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This buzzy cafe has been sporting queues since its inception, and for good reason. From the umami Creamy Mushroom on Sourdough ($14) with light and fluffy Scrambled Eggs (additional $3), to a decadent Butterscotch Banana Pancakes ($18.50) with honeycomb ice cream, the nosh hits the spot everytime. Pair your meal with The Milky Way ($7), a refreshing white cold brew perfect for hot days.
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You're bound to impress a loved one at this posh space in The Straits Clan, complete with plush velvet sofas and intricate floor tiles. Equally stunning is their Kueh Salat ($6.90), having shot to fame for its smooth pandan custard and lightly savoury, chewy glutinous rice – a definite must-order. Also on the hit list is the Otah Sandwich ($16), featuring housemade prawn and mackerel otah and meaty Comté cheese between buttery brioche buns.
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Located along Craig Road, this joint gets our love for doling out quality brunch and solid joe. Look to the Spiced Scrambled ($18), consisting creamy scrambled eggsl, alongside a generous heap of juicy mushrooms on toasted sourdough, or the simple and light Scallops & Cold Pasta ($24). Don't miss on the coffee here — a lovely blend of 70% Ethiopian and 30% Honduras beans roasted in-house.
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Rocking an alfresco courtyard, this swanky spot is perfect for chill weekends spent with a good friend (or a book). Expect elevated brunch plates, including a deceptively simple Grilled Cheese Toast with Tomato Bacon Soup ($11). On sweets, the fluffy and fragrant Earl Grey Pancakes ($16) with cookie crumbs and poached pear is a winner. Get also the dark and roasty Flat White ($5.50), complete with nutty notes.
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Don't look past this hole-in-a-wall along bustling Telok Ayer Street. The toasties are excellent, like an Avocado Toastie ($8) that the Burpple community can't stop raving about – think creamy avo paired with pesto, feta and cheddar between toasty, fluffy bread. Also a must-try is the Chicken Meatball Pasta ($13) that sports al dente spaghetti in a light and creamy sauce with juicy and massive chicken meatballs. P.S. Look out for resident doggie Baileys here!
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Planning your next brunch? Put this cosy joint in Upper Thomson on your list. Service is good, and the brunch plates are top-notch (even better with Burpple Beyond 1-for-1 deals!). Follow Burppler Ade Tan's lead and get the Gashouse Eggs ($13), a unique dish that sees runny eggs baked in a thick, cheesy brioche. For something more substantial, the Big Brekkie (from $12) featuring honey ham, hard boiled eggs and pork sausage is foolproof!
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From the popular Guillemard Road spot of the same name come this minimalistic, white-walled space along East Coast Road. Come for a late afternoon coffee run, and stay for dinner after. Options include an all-day breakfast, like the simple yet satisfying Scrambled Eggs ($10.80). You could also pick from the dinner menu exclusive to this outlet, with offerings such as the punchy Wafuu Aglio Olio with Tobiko, Pepperocini and Onsen Egg ($16.80).
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Move aside, run-of-the-mill cafe fare – this Arab Street resident dishes out creatively done, big-on-flavour bowls and burgers. Go for the highly raved Pulled Pork Kolo Mee ($17), a fusion dish of poached egg, flavour-packed pulled pork and springy kolo noodles. Perfect for a sumptuous lunch, the Steak Burrito Bowl ($18) sees a generous portion of perfectly seared steak on cauliflower rice, best paired with the well-balanced Flat White ($5.50).
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Beautiful Scandinavian-inspired decor aside, this hidden gem in Mount Faber also serves up comfort fare worth the trip down. Good to share are the creamy, al dente Truffle Bacon Mushroom Farfelle ($16) and the tender Mad About Salmon ($17) — don't forget to save with Burpple Beyond 1-for-1 deals! Also set aside tummy space for the delicious Matcha Pancakes ($15).
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Tucked among the many eateries along Tanjong Pagar Road, this trendy dig is great for group gatherings – food portions are generous and space is ample. The flavourful Mentaiko Mac & Cheese ($20.50) is an indulgent dish, best shared, while the juicy Breakfast Steak ($24) also comes highly recommended by the Burpple community. Need a java hit? The easy-to-drink and fruity Filter and Cold Brew ($4.50) is a good choice.
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Spend relaxing afternoons catching up with a friend over honest-to-goodness nosh in this quiet 28-seater along Sim's Place. Start with the crispy Golden Wings ($8.90) to share, before moving on to the fork-tender, 24-hour braised Beef Cheek ($16.90). Pasta lovers shouldn't hesitate on the Chilli Crab Pasta ($14) – al-dente penne doused in homemade spicy crab bisque.
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A stone's throw away from Bugis MRT, this beautifully decked-out cafe warrants a visit on weekends. On the all-day brunch menu, the Soft Shell Crab Burger ($19.80) is a must-try. Don't leave without an order of the Berry Ricotta Hotcakes ($14.90), famed for its unfailingly crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside texture as well as its berries, maple syrup and ice cream combo. Served in a handy glass bottle, the chilled Sea Salt Chocolate ($6.90) is a must for chocolate lovers.
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