Most unique cafes in Singapore

August 23, 2011

Here’s a list of what I think are the best cafes in Singapore to visit in terms of uniqueness. Enjoy!

1. Casa Verde at the Botanic Gardens

Visitors Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Cluny Road Singapore 259569

A cafe nestled amongst the greenery of the Botanic Gardens, you can watch people walking their dogs and little kids playing by the plant fountains. A very relaxing place to be in, if you can get a seat!

2. Privé at Keppel Island

No.2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay Singapore 098382

The cafe overlooks the Marina. While you may not own a yacht (yet), it’s never any harm to lust after someone else’s! Romantic and peaceful at night.

3. Epicurious at Robertson Quay

#01-02 The Quayside, Robertson Quay Tel: 6734-7720

Epicurious is touted to have the best breakfast in Singapore. It’s situated along the picturesque Robertson Quay area. After a hearty meal, you can take a stroll along the Singapore River and watch the boats go by.


4. Sunset Bay Garden Beach Bar at East Coast Park

1300 East Coast Park, Bougainvillea Garden (Carpark F2) Singapore 468964
Tel: 6448 9060

You definitely need a car to get here. Snag a seat facing the beach and you will be able to watch people flying kits as well as the numerous cyclists whizzing by.

5. Riders Cafe at Bukit Timah Saddle Club

51 Fairway Drive Singapore 286965

Rider’s cafe, who would have known you can dine amongst horses in Singapore???

6. Jams Cafe at Prologue Bookshop in Ion Mall

2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801

Ok Jam’s cafe is the most accesible out of the entire list. It’s located at Ion Mall so you can just drop off at the Orchard MRT. Since it’s located in a bookshop, with glass windows for you to watch Orchard Road go by, your best bet is to buy a book and grab a seat here.


  1. Haha… Nice list, have been wanting to visit riders cafe for years. But I just realized my list doesn’t quite coincide with yours, for my type of cafes is really the coffee kind.

    • Ya, this list is a list of the most unique cafes, in my opinion, and based on only those that I have actually visited. Good idea on the coffee cafe thingy too.

  2. Nice list!

    There are many coffee cafes springing up and would love to see you reviewing them:

    1. Room with a View @ 17 Carpenter Street Level 5
    2. Jimmy Monkey @ 9 One North Residences
    3. Smitten @ 60 Robertson Quay, The Quayside
    4. 93 Degrees Celsius @ 16 Morse Road
    5. The Broers Café @ 3 Petain Road
    6. Coffeesmith @ Overhead Bridge @ Collyer Quay


  3. I realized what makes a cafe unique in Singapore has a lot to do with its location. But I suppose with the tight competition in tiny Singapore, a good location/ambiance is what makes a cafe stand out from the rest of the mill.

    Btw, i’ve moved my blog 🙂

    • Hmmm yah I just realised you moved your blog. What was wrong with the old one? Well no one was juggling coffees or doing anything particularly different so location/ambience seems to be the best measure. I do intend to come up with a list of cafes serving the best coffees, at some point in time. 🙂

  4. Epicurius gets my vote for best breakfast. Very good value for money.
    Riders gets my vote for best location. I like to be able to sit and drink a coffee while horses walk around outside

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