The Bakehouse

What: A newly-opened whimsical cafe housed, somewhat unceremoniously, at the base of the Park Hotel and next to Ikea. Pros: The staff are fantastic, the decor is charming and for the most part I really liked my food (coffee, ham and cheese croissant and the choc tart get full marks). Cons: It’s small so it … More The Bakehouse

Jonathan’s

What: Gluten-free, super un-pretentious cafe, located in Little India, owned by the cutest couple in ALLTHELAND. Pros: This is obviously a haven for all the gluten-intolerant (real and imagined) people in Singapore and their big breakfast (don’t actually remember the name) was delicious. And, AND they salt the eggs so that I don’t have to. What is it … More Jonathan’s

The Bravery

What: A very hipster, very derelict (I’m using this the Zoolander way) industrial cafe that serves reasonably priced brunch options. Pros: The wait-staff were quite polite and they let you sit forever. Like FOREVER. Cons: Ok… well the food is very whatever. It’s really just like eggs and toast and you can probably make it better at home. … More The Bravery

Aeiou

What: A kitschy, quirky, cafe in Jalan Besar that seems to attract visitors based on how photogenic their food and furnishings are. Pros: Really, REALLY good avocado coffee. It’s basically an avocado smoothie-milkshake thing with one or two espresso shots, depending on how you’re feeling. Two espresso shots – because who are you kidding? Cons: The food is extremely underwhelming. My duck … More Aeiou

Croute

What:A lovely, lazy Western-ish brunch place in the middle of a not very beautiful mall. Pros: The coffee is GREAT and their vibe, along with their very friendly and accommodating staff. Cons: The food is actually a hit or miss, sometimes very good and sometimes very average. The sardou, pictured above, was a bit of both. As … More Croute

Grub

What: An ethical Jap/Western fusion-ish restaurant in the middle of NOWHERE. Pros: Really, REALLY good fries. They were soft AND crisp and the mentaiko mayo dip was addictive. Also, the setting is beeyootiful. Cons: Ok I know I ordered a fried fish burger and fries (to share ok?!) but everything felt really heavy and oily – and my … More Grub

Tiong Bahru Bakery

What: Arguably THE cafe that started the cafe hype in Singapore – it’s an expat haven in the now very chic/expensive Tiong Bahru area. Pros: Some really good pastries (you gots to try their kouign-amman, almond-chocolate croissant and almond financier) and yummy coffee (I know this clearly means I don’t know good coffee, but I clearly don’t care). … More Tiong Bahru Bakery