G’day mate! Our experiences tell us that some of the best coffee and food in the world comes from down-under – Australian cafes.
As coffee lovers, we can’t help but fall in love with that fragrant, freshly roasted cuppa joe. Pair it with some delicious and wholesome food (especially breakfast!) and ta-da, your day is made.
Though we are in fast-paced Singapore, it is true that you can find some really authentic, slow and relaxed Australian cafes here!
1) Luxe Sydney Singapore
Fall in love with the unpretentious Australian cafe over at Luxe.
Founded in Sydney, Luxe is an artisan bakery that focuses on making their own premium breads and pastries.
Their awesomeness has since expanded into Singapore, creating that approachable environment that offers amazing food, all day.
Sourdoughs are simple, un-fancy, but it is certainly ultimate comfort food.
The sourdoughs over at Luxe are freshly baked, toasted and served with butter & their house-made berry jam. So delightful.
Another must-try – the ricotta pancakes. There aren’t many places in Singapore serving them, and the one at Luxe is a real gem.
If you are really missing Australia, Luxe has got you this time round because those pancakes are the bomb.
Luxe Sydney Singapore
Address: 1 Keong Saik Road #01-04 Singapore 089109 (The Working Capitol building)
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 10pm, Sunday – Monday 9am to 4pm
2) The House of Robert Timms
You might have already tried Robert Timms’ coffee since they are so readily available in our local supermarkets.
If you think their coffee is good, you have to give their cafe concept a go!
The specially designed space and concept of Robert Timms is curated to create the rustic and casual dining ambience that we all love.
The classic Australian cuisine is always famed for using the freshest ingredients.
The outlet at Wheelock Place serves up your favourites ranging from the classic eggs & toast, Aussie baby ribs, and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth! May we have some lamingtons please!
The House of Robert Timms
Address: Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, #01-02/03, Singapore 238880
Tel: 6735 9201
Open:Sunday to Thursday & PH – 8am to 11pm, Friday to Saturday & PH Eve – 8am to 1am*
Address: Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-11, Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984
Tel: 6509 8117
Open: Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 7.30pm, Closed on Weekends & PHs
3) Toby’s Estate Singapore
Founded by Toby Smith, the first Toby’s Estate Roastery opened in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, back in 2001.
They apply the S.E.E (Social, Ethical and Environmental) philosophy into their business practices.
That includes ethically sourcing and paying the coffee farmers fairly – all without compromising on quality.
Located in Robertson Quay, their outdoor seating area overlooks our Singapore River.
Their indoor seating is large and welcoming with high ceilings – the cafe is almost always ready to impress you.
Behind every cup of awesome coffee is a great barista and Toby’s Estate totally gets that.
Every single cup and brew is specially crafted by their highly trained baristas, ensuring you get a perfect caffeine fix every single time you visit.
Address: 8 Rodyk Street, 01-03/04 Singapore 238216
Tel: +65 6636 7629
Open: Sunday – Thursday 7.30am-6pm, Friday – Saturday 7.30am-8pm
4) Jamaica Blue Singapore
Although a retail franchise, Jamaica Blue is definitely not scrimping on their food quality.
Upholding their really simple philosophy of sourcing the best coffee and using the freshest ingredients in their food preparation, Jamaica Blue has expanded in 7 countries out of Australia.
With their casual and minimal interiors, Jamaica Blue is an ideal place to savour your cup of mid-day coffee.
From the classic Aussie banana breads to scones and a wide selection of bread and pastries, the cafe has them all.
A really wise choice would be to pair a little snack with a cuppa latte. Relax, chill and enjoy.
Address: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-606/607, Suntec City Mall. 038983
Open: Mon – Fri: 07:30 – 22:00, Sat: 09:00 – 21:00, Sun: 09:00 – 17:00
Address: Citylink Mall, #B1-10, Citylink Mall, 1 Raffles Link, 039393
Open: Mon – Fri: 07:30 – 22:00, Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: One Raffles Place, #01-62, One Raffles Place Tower 2, 1 Raffles Place, 048616
Open: Mon – Fri: 07:30 – 18:30, Closed: Sat, Sun & PH
5) Jones the Grocer
Launched in Sydney 20 years back, Jones the Grocer has been serving up gourmet food in their cafes.
Though the food is premium, customers can enjoy it in the casual atmosphere of their contemporary designed cafe.
Their only outlet in Singapore is located at Dempsey Hill.
The modern, brightly-lit and large space perks you up instantly and is certainly a great choice for your weekend breakfast.
The highly comprehensive menu consists of a plethora of dishes, ranging from a simple fare of fresh fruits & vanilla yogurt to creating your very own cheese platter.
Choose from a pretty insane list of cheeses – Brie de Meaux from France to Gruyere Reserve from Switzerland. The world’s best cheeses right at your fingertips. Wow!
Jones the GrocerHill
Address: Block 9 #01-12 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore, 247697
Tel: +65 6476 1518
Open: Monday – Sunday 8:00am – 11:00pm
6) Rokeby (Closed)
Cafe in the day and bistro at night, you should now visit Rokeby for that long-awaited catch up session with your mates!
Named after a street in Western Australia, Rokeby exudes that country feel with their laid-back and cosy interior.
Besides serving up the usual Australian gourmet fares and artisanal coffees, Rokeby is staying true to their Australian roots.
They have some mean varieties of Australian wines and beers!
You won’t be able to resist some good ol’ waffles served with a knob of butter. Oh, and not to forget, that drizzle of maple syrup!
Isn’t that what Australian food is? Simple, hearty, delicious and close to your heart.
Address: 15-9 Jalan Riang Singapore 358987
Open: Mon: Closed, Tue to Fri: 11am-10pm, Sat/Sun: 9am-10pm
7) Cafe Melba
Melba = Melbourne and Asia. Got it?
A bespoke concept, Cafe Melba is essentially a blend of Melbourne and Asia.
They have your usual Eggs Benedict and Chicken Parma, but they are always having special dishes on their menu, thanks to their experimental chefs!
Housed in a glasshouse with floor-to-ceiling windows (Goodman Arts Centre), the interior feels warm, inviting and really laid-back.
A perfect spot for a weekend breakfast/brunch with your family. The communal tables at the outdoor seating area are also great for a gathering with your group of friends.
Address: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk N #01-56, Singapore, 439053
Open: Monday-Friday: 10am – 10pm, Weekends and Public Holidays: 8:30am-10pm
Address: Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore, 138507
Open: Daily, 8am-10pm
You totally deserve a slow and laid-back weekend after a whole week’s worth of hard work!
Spend some quality time with your loved ones and feed yourself some good food and a nice cup of coffee. The good about these Australian cafes? They don’t close as early as in Australia!