Staying on the Singapore buzz – even though I’ve been back way over a month now, but I still have some content to share with you. Today’s post is all about the cafes you need to visit in Singapore – not just for the yummy food, but also for the Instagrammable décor. Read on to find out more…..
If you want to sample one of the best avocado toast ever, then Laurent’s Café is the place to be. Based within Robinsons by The Heeren Tower, the café is easy to locate and relatively quiet most days which is great. The décor has a rustic feel – think wooden furniture, low hanging lights with plenty of greens. The service is self-ordering and then brought to the table, pretty simple and low key. I ordered the Avocado Toast with a latte and honest to god, it was so, so tasty. The avocado was fresh and creamy, coupled with organic poached eggs on top of sourdough bread. The portion size was decent for one person and reasonably priced at $16 (approx. £8.50).
Rise & Grind Co is located by Bukit Timah Plaza, neatly tucked away in the corner which is nice and quiet. Upon entering the café, I was immediately taken aback by the modern, trendy décor, I absolutely love the saying on the wall – ‘Smile, there’s coffee’ is now my Monday moto. I chose to have the Scrambled Egg Croissant which was amazing and so, so filling. I went for a Thai Iced Milk Tea for my drink and that basically started off my addiction to it for the rest of my trip.
I noticed that with cafes in Singapore are super quiet when you go early – and early to them means about 12pm which is perfect for my lunch time. I knew when I saw Hatterstreet Bakehouse’s famous Unicorn Whoaffle that I knew I needed to pay a visit. I stayed at a hotel which was within walking distance of this quirky little café – they also have another branch further east of Singapore in Hougang, I went to the one near Lavender area. The lunch time food was the typical type, chicken and fries, etc, but when it came to desserts, the Unicorn Whoaffle which, of course, I had to order exceeded my expectations and more. The mixture of marshmallow and lavender ice cream was so moreish and the waffle was baked to perfection.
OTC Café is nestled on the 3rd floor of Singapore National Library. But don’t be put off by its location, the café is open to anyone and everyone – so even if you’re not looking to borrow a text book or do some studying, you can still visit the café for its scrummy food menu. I opted for the Egg and Cheese Portobello Mushroom with Grilled Bacon and my god, was it good. The juicy mushroom was filled with cheese and topped with bacon and every bite melted in my mouth. I, of course, had another Thai Iced Milk Tea because, you know, I am obsessed with it.
This place was recommended by my cousin and now I am passing on the message and recommending it to all of you’s. This trendy little café based on Tyrwhitt Road is a must visit, not only for their various flavours of tiramisu’s, but also for their food – the Chunky Mushroom Soup I had – honestly, no words, well maybe just two words – super yum. It was delicately creamy and just the right portion size for a light lunch. I also ordered some Truffle Fries because I wanted something extra to peck on. I didn’t end up finish all the fries and took them away with me which became handy when I got the hunger pangs later in the day. I also had the classic original flavour of tiramisu
If you do visit Singapore, I would highly recommend trying out these cafes. If you have any other questions on where to go for food in Singapore, tweet me over at @rainingcakeblog or drop me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org.