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10 Best Cafes in Tanjong Pagar

Whether it’s a catalog of good coffee, or an impressive lineup of award-winning brunch spots, everyone has a foodie bucket list. And if you’re on a mission to ramp up your foodie adventures, Tanjong Pagar is the place to be. Housing some of the best cafes in Singapore, this buzzy district offers everything from a quick lunch stop to a lazy Sunday brunch.

Discover 10 of the best cafes in Tanjong Pagar — the perfect way to kickstart your gastronomic voyage!

Bearded Bella

8 Craig Road
Singapore (089668) Map

Nothing’s better than a solid cup of joe to start your morning before work—and this cafe at Tanjong Pagar does coffee spectacularly, under the helm of a former Singapore National Barista Championship winner. Pair your favourite cuppa with the aromatic Spiced Scramble: creamy scrambled eggs with a dash of turmeric and truffle. For those with a sweet tooth, the Donut Sliders with yuzu and chocolate ice cream would be the perfect way to end your meal!

Brunch Menu

Group Therapy Coffee (Cross Street Exchange)

181 South Bridge Road
#01-05 & #K1-04
Singapore (058743) Map

Located in a quaint shophouse along Duxton Road, this cafe has not only consistently been in our list of top cafes in Tanjong Pagar, but also in town. Choose from their delicious array of breakfast bites, including the raved about Skinny Eggs Ben—it's sure to hit the spot after a morning workout! Pop-by during lunch for a salivating serving of Baked Crayfish Mac & Cheese, topped with avocado smash and an oozy poached egg.

Kafe Utu

12 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore (089265) Map

Is Africa on your travel bucket list? Head to this unique African cafe and lounge in Tanjong Pagar for a slice of African cuisine! Specialising in breakfast, brunch and tapas bites, this cafe stands out from the usual minimalist cafes with its vibrant decor. Must-tries include the Swahili Fish Curry, a fresh fish dish cooked in a spicy, tangy curry. Trust us, one portion definitely won’t be enough! For Meat-lovers, the Moroccan Lemon Chicken Tagine is fork-tender, with a burst of flavour—now that sure sounds like a great flavour-trip to us!

Brunch Menu

The Lokal

136 Neil Road
Singapore (088865) Map

Hailing all the way from down-under, you best believe this restaurant at Tanjong Pagar serves up some hearty comfort food. The cosy restaurant is a warm breakfast bar in the day, serving up Steak & Eggs, Buttermilk Pancakes, and more brunch favourites. But when night falls, it transforms into an intimate location for casual cocktails with your best mates. So if you’re on the hunt for a new watering-hole, this might just be the spot!

The Marmalade Pantry (Downtown)

100 Peck Seah Street
Oasia Hotel Downtown
Singapore (079333) Map

This cafe has built a fantastic reputation as one of the best spots in town for no-frills american classics. You can’t go wrong with their Truffle Beef Burger, but if you’re on the hunt for a pick-me-up, we'd say go for their Spicy Sriracha Burger. Overflowing with a spicy patty, Sriracha mayo, and blue cheese, this burger is the epitome of indulgence. What’s more, they have an executive set lunch special, perfect if you’re getting bored of the same ol’ hawker lunch spots.

The Populus Coffee & Food Co.

146 Neil Road
Singapore (088875) Map

A contemporary gastro-cafe with influences from all around the world, this cafe has become a mainstay in the must-visit list of many foodies. At Populus, there’s something for everyone: the Avocado Superfood Green Platter is a medley of health food including kale, charred broccoli, avocado, and grains—not to mention wholly vegan! But fret not carnivores, the Spring Pancake and Fried Chicken is a twist on the beloved chicken and waffle combo, and o’ so tasty.

Weekday Menu, Weekend Menu

The Providore (Downtown)

6A Shenton Way
Downtown Gallery
Singapore (068809) Map

A cafe, deli, grocery shop, and bakery rolled into one, Providore is your one-stop spot for the freshest food and produce in Tanjong Pagar! Be sure to pay the cafe a visit, and don’t forget to try the Crab Linguini Pasta. The perfect combination of sun dried tomatoes, succulent crab meat, and fresh basil, this pasta will certainly keep you coming back for more! If you’re there for breakfast, we have two words for you: Ricotta Pancakes. You won’t regret it.


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