Going to be around the central region and need study spots?

The central region is where life in Singapore intersects the most frequently. With blistering paces and overwhelming noises, it may seem impossible to settle down on a spot to study or work.

Here, we uncover study spots in the central region that are perfect for students who need to focus on their work at hand.

#1. Starbucks

Here’s everyone’s default and favourite study spot – Starbucks! The quintessential coffee house that serves delicious coffee, offers new and exciting seasonal drinks and is conveniently located all around the country.

Starbucks – Plaza Singapura

This is one of the most convenient Starbucks outlets in Singapore, located near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.

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Newly revamped, this chic and spacious joint is open 24 hours with plenty of tables to boot. Perfect for doing some studying in the day if you have plans to be in town.

Starbucks, Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road #01-53 Plaza Singapura Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Starbucks – The Cathay

Less than a 10min stroll away from the Starbucks outlet in Plaza Singapura is another sprawling outlet in the Cathay.

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With both indoor and outdoor seatings, this is another 24 hours branch in Singapore.

Starbucks, The Cathay
2 Handy Road The Cathay #01-05 Singapore 229233
Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Starbucks – United Square

Located right outside United Square, this Starbucks outlet has both indoors and outdoors seating, with an indoor loft as well.

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Power plugs are widely available so be sure to come on down to grab a spot before it gets too crowded!

Starbucks, United Square
101 Thomson Road #01-01 United Square Singapore 307591
Opening Hours: 24 Hours

#2. The House of Robert Timms – Wheelock Place

The House of Robert Timms at Wheelock Place is hidden behind the mall, shielding it from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road.

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With plenty of seats available, this is a sweet spot for lunch, dinner and a bit of work.

The House of Robert Timms
501 Orchard Rd, 01-02/03 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Opening Hours: 8:00AM to 1:00AM ( till 3:00AM on Thursday and Friday)

#3. Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters Singapore

Nestled in the corner along Upper Thomson Road, Pacamara – with its white washed interiors and long wooden communal tables, is the ultimate spot for coffee addicts and fans of brunches.

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The cafe serves all day breakfast along with mains which will fuel your studying marathon all through the day.

185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333
Opening Hours: 9:00AM to 11:00PM

#4. Drury Lane

It’s hard to miss the bright red doors of Drury Lane Cafe at Tanjong Pagar road.

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With seats on ground and upper levels, this hip cafe is extremely apt for those in the neighbourhood looking for a good spot to finish up on some readings.

Drury Lane Cafe
Address: 94 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088515
Opening Hours: 8:00AM to 06:00PM (Mon-Tues), 8:00AM to 09:00PM (Wed-Fri), 9:00AM to 06:00PM (Sat-Sun)

#5. The Daily Press

The Daily Press is an unpretentious cafe located within the mature estate of Toa Payoh that serves a variety of sandwiches and good coffee.

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Quiet and unassuming, the cafe is comfortable enough for a couple hours of work and lunch or dinner right after!

The Daily Press
126 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-561, Singapore 310126
Opening Hours: 10:30AM to 09:00PM (Tues-Fri), 8:30AM to 09:00PM (Sat), 8:30AM to 08:00PM (Sun), Closed on Mondays.

#6. Hyde & Co.

Hyde & Co. boasts stunning colonial-era shop fronts that literally draw you inside. English inspired decor adorn the establishment for a minimalistic yet sophisticated touch.

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Even the items on the menu are ‘English inspired with a touch of local’. With bright lights and plenty of tables, this cafe is for those who’ll be spending time with books.

Hyde & Co.
785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753
Opening Hours: 12:00PM-06:00PM (Mon), 12:00PM to 10:00PM (Wed-Fri), 11:00AM  to 10:00PM (Sat), 11:00AM to 06:00PM (Sun).

#7. Lowercase

Located within LaSalle, Lowercase is undoubtedly one of the most artsy cafes in town. With its high ceilings and glass walls, the cafe is a dream place to do some work while idling the rest of the day away.

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With largely student-friendly prices on items in the menu, this cafe is as good as it gets.

Lowercase Cafe
 Blk D #01-01, 1 McNally St, Singapore 187940
Opening Hours: 08:30AM-09:00PM (Mon-Sat), 09:00AM to 03:00PM (Sun).

#8. Library

For people who need absolute silence and zero distractions in order to be productive, we didn’t forget about you! Here are some of the quietest spots in town for you to mug hard all day long! 

National Library, Singapore

The ultimate study spot in the central. This library has designated study spots on the 5th level, but there are plenty of tables through till the 11th floor.

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Just be sure not to occupy the tables reserved for those referencing the library’s materials.

National Library
100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064
Opening Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Library @ Esplanade

This one comes as a surprise to many. Yes, there is a library inside the Esplanade. Yes, it is super quiet and conducive.

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Food to refuel yourself might be expensive in this area, but for the environment, we believe it’s absolutely worth it.

Library @ Esplanade
8 Raffles Ave, 03-01 Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: 11:00AM to 9:00PM

Library @ Orchard

Located on the 3rd and 4th floors of Orchard Gateway, this library is a real architecture gem with it’s tall glass windows, wavy bookshelves and communual gathering spaces.

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If you are in need of some inspiration while doing your work, this is the study spot to go to.

Library @ Orchard
277 Orchard Rd, #03-12 / #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: 11:00AM to 9:00PM

With all being said, we know that there are bound to be more study spots than those listed here. But for those of you who are still desperately seeking, give these places a shot!

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