No. 6: Penny University

Penny University is inspired by the cafes that the owners discovered while they were in London. Focusing on delivering an artisanal cafe experience to its devout followers in the East Coast of Singapore, they source their beans from the best local roasters and serve specialty desserts and cakes and freshly baked bread from local bakers. They aim to be a converging point of creators and makers and friends and family.

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Penny University

Address: 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997


No. 7: Wheeler’s Yard

Probably the most instagrammed cafe in all of Singapore, this is a must-visit spot on any cafe guide to this island. They were the first cafe in Singapore to be housed within an industrial estate and are located deep in the heart of Balestier (an area not typically associated with instagrammable cafes). As you might have guessed from the name, the cafe was founded with a bicycle theme in mind (as the owners are passionate riders themselves) and is now a common gathering ground for bike enthusiasts and is a popular spot for pre-wedding photoshoots too!

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Wheeler’s Yard

Address: 28 Lorong Ampas, Singapore 328781


No. 8: Ronin

Ronin is a hole in the world cafe that is truly for tourists looking to hunt and find hidden gems. They serve delicious brunch food with their scrambled eggs being one of the best on the island. With no obvious sign and a minimalist theme, Ronin is mostly frequented by locals so don’t miss out on this if you wanna hang out with the cool kids. The vibe is super chill and you’ll be sure to spot good looking people chilling out there every weekend with their specialty coffees (like the Wicked Hot Coffee – think signature minty mocha!).

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Ronin Cafe

Address: 17 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059660


No. 9: Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

Located at 113 Frankel Avenue, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is another pioneer in the 3rd wave coffee scene in Singapore. They run tasting and cupping workshops to educate the public on the finer details of coffee making and coffee tasting. They source their coffee beans from small lot sustainable plantations from all over the world, hoping to bring the very best coffee to their fans in Singapore.

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Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

Address: 113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230


No. 10: Jewel Cafe & Bar

Not to be confused with the popular 90s singer, Jewel Cafe & Bar is located at 129 Rangoon Road. It’s not far from Mustafa Shopping Centre, so do head over when you’re done hunting bargains at the 24 hour mega shopping complex. Jewel Cafe & Bar is known for its casual vibes and satisfying brunch food (think Umami Prawn Capellini and yummy French Toast for brunch to start an awesome weekend)!

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Jewel Cafe & Bar

Address: 129 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218407