Cafes in Singapore are a dime a dozen. Be it in the hipster neighbourhoods or heartland estates, cafes are almost ubiquitously found in every part of Singapore. However, it seems that the ambience and interior design of a cafe play an important role in drawing the crowds while the food menu is put on the back-burner. These days, fancy cafes seemingly have an unspoken smart-casual dress code with their elaborate interior and atmosphere.
If you are on the prowl for places to finally wear that perfect #ootd-worthy outfit, here are 6 cafes so fancy even your atas friend will approve!
1. The Coffee Academics
Highly rated coffee specialty store from Hong Kong, The Coffee Academics finally opened its first outlet in Singapore in 2015. Interestingly, their impressive interior goes beyond mere spacious and splendid.
The interior of The Coffee Academics looks like a mash-up of a fancy cafe and science laboratory, yet the different design themes within the cafe complement each other in perfect harmony.
At one end, there is a Japanese-style table with tatami-like seats, perhaps catering to the affluent Japanese tai-tais. The other corner is filled with bar-like tables while the rest of the dining tables are spread out across its spacious interior.
Naturally, coffee would be their signature here, with seven coffee-making stations located around the cafe. Complement your coffee with their extensive selection of food, ranging from all-day breakfasts, pizzas and delectable desserts. Its swanky interior will no doubt make you want to put on your sassiest outfit!
The Coffee Academics
Address: 6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square, #02-01/02, Singapore 228209
Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 9pm
2. Wheeler’s Estate
Fancy dining amidst a quiet neighbourhood surrounded by colonial buildings and lush greenery? Then you should absolutely head to Wheeler’s Estate.
The sister outlet of popular cafe establishment, Wheeler’s Yard, Wheeler’s Estate is decorated with mainly white, black and wooden elements. Taking advantage of its surrounding two-acre lawn space, Wheeler’s Estate also boasts refurbished colonial-era verandahs as well as picnic tables for that idyllic outdoor dining.
In addition to its beautiful aesthetics, this fancy cafe also serves up a delectable brunch menu as well as a variety of wild and interesting dishes. Order up some refreshing coffee or a bottle of exquisite wine and you are setting yourself up for some fancy English garden party for the afternoon!
Address: Seletar Aerospace Park, 2 Park Lane, Singapore 798386
Opening hours: Tue – Thu 11am – 10pm, Fri 11am – 10:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 11pm
3. Boufe Boutique Cafe
Boufe Boutique Cafe is located deep within Phoenix Park. While getting here is going to prove quite a walk, the effort will certainly be worth it.
This boutique cafe will certainly blow you away with their sleek white-black minimalist interior and furniture. Naturally, its hipster feel will make you want to whip out your best weekend brunch outfit for that #ootd shot with Boufe’s gorgeous interior.
Even their outdoor setting is absolutely picturesque, with a huge tentage entwined with flowers and of course, the all-white furniture.
Tuck in to their delicious brunch offerings from 10am to 3pm or if you are willing to wait, their dinner menu starts from 6pm to 10pm.
Boufe Boutique Cafe
Address: 308 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park, #01-01, Singapore 247974
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 8am – 10pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 10pm, Closed on Mon
4. Populus Coffee & Food Co.
Joining the slew of hipster cafes along Neil Road is Populus Coffee & Food Co. Despite being around for less than two years, this brainchild of the folks behind the Department of Caffeine has been garnering a lot of attention on social media and amongst cafe-hoppers.
Together with their industrial-chic lamps and geometric-tiled walls, the sheer size of its interior is enough to amaze you. Furthermore, their appealing decor adorned with plants and enhanced with natural light makes it an ideal place for you to take those instagram-worthy shots.
Populus offers a comprehensive food menu, which differs on weekdays and weekends. However, be sure to make a reservation as the place can get extremely crowded even on weekends!
Populus Coffee & Food Co.
Address: 146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
Opening hours: Sun – Wed 9am – 7pm, Tues 9am – 4pm, Thu – Fri 9am – 10.30pm, Sat 9.30am – 10.30pm, Sun 9.30am – 7pm
5. PS. Cafe
Opening its doors in 1999 as a cosy cafe hidden amidst a clothing store, PS. Cafe has quickly gained a slew of regular patrons with its charming and quaint environment.
Boasting several outlets island-wide, this fancy cafe certainly boasts a fancy ambience with its thoughtfully detailed and chic interiors. With the occasional plants artfully placed around the cafe together with its dim lightning, it oozes classiness and elegance throughout the cafe.
On top of its lovely interior, PS. Cafe is known for its hearty Western fares, amazing desserts and wide selection of wines. Whether you are here for a casual brunch or romantic dinner, be sure to be in your best-dressed here!
Address: 28B Harding Rd, Singapore 249549 (Other outlets available)
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11.30am – 11pm, Sat & Sun 9.30am – 11pm
6. Wild Honey
Wild Honey is certainly no stranger to cafe-hoppers, boasting two outlets – one at Mandarin Gallery and another at Scotts Square. Their clientale comprises mainly of well-dressed girlfriends having brunch, glamorous-looking couples on dates or rich tai-tais with their expensive-looking handbags.
This cafe clearly stands out with its cosy and intimate atmosphere. Think carpeted floors, huge beaded curtains draped across the surrounding walls, complete with plush cushioned chairs. Even their outdoor seating reflects well-thought designs – with bay windows that divides between the indoor seats and flanked by huge red curtains at the corners of the outdoor verandah.
On top of the beautiful decor, Wild honey is also all about beautiful breakfasts. Their hearty all-day breakfasts, albeit on the slightly pricier end, will surely not disappoint!
Address: #03-01/02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 9am – 9pm, Fri & Sat 9am – 10pm
Fancy cafes in Singapore are certainly up and coming! From all-white minimalist to industrial-chic theme cafes, these fancy cafes in Singapore certainly offer a tinge of luxury and opulence. Additionally, you will definitely be with the in-crowd at these chichi cafes.
So step out in your swankiest outfit and head down to these fancy cafes in Singapore. The power of a dressy outfit will definitely make dining at these cafes even fancier.
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