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Designer Cafes in Singapore Worth Checking Out!

Small countries like Singapore have this certain charm that big countries lack. For a young nation like Singapore, its economical growth is incredibly rapid. In fact, it is one of the most expensive countries to travel to. But that does not there is no room for budget travelers. Travelers can save when booking their Singapore hotel early and by planning your trip before you go. One curious fact about this tiny country is its widespread café culture. There is obviously a huge demand for it, especially among university students and young professionals. Indeed, you can explore the city through its cafes. Here are five unique cafes in Singapore to start with that will peak your curiosity with their quaint, unique interior design.

Wheeler’s Yard: When Fun Takes a Wheel

Photo by Running Man via hungrygowhere.com

Photo by Running Man via hungrygowhere.com

An old warehouse metamorphosed into a bicycle atelier and café, Wheeler’s Yard puts a lovely twist into the phrase coffee shop. A bicycle as a table centerpiece? Yes. A blue instagrammable entrance door? Yes. You can tell that the owners take cycling personally. Try their Salmon Royale, Lu Lu Sotong, or their hot chocolate. You will end up taking plenty of photos of the interior while you wait!

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters: Where Clean Lines Matter

Upon entering Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters, your mood will instantly improve. The café’s neat interior and subdued colors are relaxing. This place is the favorite for young professionals and students who perk up their studies with awesome food and great ambience. Try the creative French toast and Sticky Date Pancake–two of the bestsellers on the menu. If you are coming alone, bring a book or your diary: the place makes the perfect company for a lovely date with yourself.

Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café: Where Nature Is Felt

You can never go wrong with the combination of brown wood and green–earthly elements that not only fascinate the eyes, but also the heart. The place looks and feels magical: vines curling down, pine trees standing erect, and clocks in little wooden houses curtaining the wall. These tiny details will make you love Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café. And the food is equally magical.

Boufe Boutique Café: Where White Is Perfect

Photo by wedever.co

Photo by wedever.co

There is something about places that choose white as their main color. No, they are not boring to look at; rather, the simple palette is the main selling point. Boufe Boutique Café is that kind of place. It draws inspiration in simplicity and the elegance of its white interior, punctuated with carefully maneuvered black edges–and its food is simply mouthwatering.

Curious Palette: Where the Palate Got Curious

Carefully named places can get people’s attention; for example, the Curious Palette. The name itself asks you to pay attention to its elegance and mystery. The white, brown, and grey tone is perfectly mixed to give that ambience of neatness, elegance, and functionality. Try the Berry Ricotta Hotcake, which looks like a flower mandala, and let the flavors bloom in your mouth.

Singapore is a lovely place for your taste buds. Its mixed tradition–Malay, Chinese, and Indian–is enough reason to get adventurous with this little country and venture out there.

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Hi there, I’m Jona, originally from Cebu, Philippines, had live in Hanoi, Vietnam, and now currently based in Munich, Germany. This blog used to house thoughts on life and books, but eventually it morphed into a travel blog. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at backpackingwithabook@gmail.com. For essays, creative nonfiction, and others, find me elsewhere.

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  1. Bhushavali says:

    Interesting cafes!!! I’m yet to visit Singapore and will be going there soon. So, thanks for this list.

  2. Wow, I was in Singapore a couple of weeks ago and wish I had known about these when I was there! Now I can’t stop thinking about that Berry Ricotta Hotcake!! Maybe next time!

  3. It’s nice to look art designer around something pretty good like the coffee!! I really like the first one coffee bar, unique and original! I tried the real coffee in the first major producers in the world (Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia), I have to say that I loved that one from Vietnam and I found a place like Wheeler’s Yard!! Thanks for sharing it

  4. Monika says:

    I would like to visit themall! I also love visiting cafes all over the world

  5. Revati says:

    These are downright gorgeous!! I’m certainly not surprised that Singapore would have such well-designed spaces, even if they’re cafes. I’d love to grab my morning cuppa in one of these!

  6. Joanna says:

    I love cute coffee shops! I would like to go to the bicycle themed one as I am a fan of cycling. In my hometown, Bucharest, there used to be a bar themed with the bicycle in mind. All the chairs used to be saddles and the drinks would come in upside down bottles.

  7. Andrea says:

    great post! I wish there were pictures for all the cafe’s and their exact location. Will be sending this to a friend who is currently traveling through singapore. Thanks

  8. So fun! Singapore is on our list of places we’d love to see, when we do I will definitely check out Wheeler’s. Wonderful pictures and information. Thank you for sharing!!

  9. Jamie says:

    I too would like to see a photo of all the cafes. The ones you showcase are so fun and inviting. I think I need to redo my kitchen now!

  10. How amazing is that hotel!!! Great post! x

  11. Leslie says:

    Now I’m curious I’m going to have to look them up to see photos. I sometimes stop by a cafe while traveling, it’s a good place to see the locals.

  12. I had no idea Singapore had such wonderful cute cafes! I especially like Wheeler’s Yard, it reminds me of a cycle cafe in London.

  13. Why did I not know about these 3 years ago? Boufe Boutique Café looks right up my alley! I guess, I need to make another trip.

  14. Ahhh, I do love finding little lesser known spots in Singapore. I return every other year and can you believe that i don’t know any of these cafes?! I know designer and “hipster” cafes/bars are popping up around the country and there’s so many to check out! I’ll definitely try to hit some of these places up when I’m back.

  15. Katie says:

    This looks like such a cute little cafe! Would love to visit 🙂

  16. These look so awesome! I’ll definitely have to visit a few when I’m in Singapore next!

  17. Great post! I’ve never been to Singapore and never knew they had such interesting cafes! Very unique! I’ve got to try some pancakes when I go! Nice work X

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