Best TikTok-recommended cafes in Singapore
The Tik-Tok phenomenon is starting to take over the world so much so that it has provided solutions to questions we once Google searched. I’ve got no idea how TikTok figured out I was a foodie — but more often than not, a new cafe spot shows up on my FYP (for you page). After hours of scrolling through my FYP, here are the cafes I found that would be perfect for a chill-hangout with your friends, a fancy date with your partner, or a new go-to place for all the hardcore coffee lovers.
For the coffee lovers
We totally understand if you are not able to function without getting your caffeine-fix. Fancy a cuppa date on your next day off? Check out these breweries!
Alchemist currently brews at three different locations. TikTok recommends visiting their flagship store at the former Khong Guan Building, where you can witness the brewing of coffee by the roastery first-hand. With a simple no-frills approach, the cafe holds occasional pour-over sessions to whip up the perfect brew to your liking.
Tiktok recommends trying: Dark Matter, an expresso infused with hazelnut, milk chocolate and topped with a caramel drizzle
2 McTaggart Rd, Singapore 368079
Opening Hours: 8am-5pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-6pm (Sat-Sun)
Discover more about Alchemist here
Flown in straight from Indonesia, Tanamera brews coffee seeds grown in Volcanic red soil (the direct translation of Tanamera). It has taken Indonesia by storm since its establishment in 2013 and has since franchised its first international outlet on the red dot just two months ago.
TikTok recommends trying: Cold Brew coffee sold in pre-packed bottles, which are great for a grab-and-go whilst on the run for another meeting in town.
Change Alley Mall, 30 Raffles Place, #01-12/13, Singapore 048622
Opening Hours: 8am-8pm (Mon-Sat), Closed on Sunday
Discover more about Tanamera Coffee here
Tiktok users have raved about Glass Roasters’ replicate cafes that they have visited in Seungso Dong, a hipster neighbourhood in Korea. The newest brewery in the west makes ordering so much simpler, given the choice of black or white coffee. Take your pick and off you go to start the day.
Tiktok recommends trying: Quite clear-cut on your choice depending on your coffee preference but do grab a seat and sip a cuppa served in double walled bodum glass (which reflects the name choice).
108 Faber Drive, Singapore 129418
Opening Hours: 8am-5pm (Mon, Wed-Sun), Closed on Tuesdays
Discover more about Glass Roasters here
For a chill-hangout
Some days, all you need as a break from reality is a chill-out date with your best pals. What’s hanging out without delicious food? Take the chance to #OOTD with your out-of-the-office look whilst you are at these cafes too.
United in their love for coffee, the beach as well as quality goods, the founders of Monument Lifestyle have brought the Californian lifestyle they once led into a cosy boutique cafe right here in Singapore. That’s an excellent combo, we must say, for being able to chill out with friends over a quick brunch as well as go on a shopping spree, all within one store.
TikTok recommends trying: Artisanal toasts topped with Avocado or Apple Caramel; the cafe doesn’t offer a wide range of food but its a perfect hideout to catch up with your friends.
75 Duxton Road, Singapore 089534
Opening Hours: 8am-5pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-5pm (Sat-Sun)
Discover more about Monument Lifestyle Here
For the love of good food, coffee and magic, the founders of C cafe have a goal of providing that tad bit of magical experience every time a diner walks in. If you’re in luck, you might be able to catch a moment of closeup magic tricks performed right before your eyes whilst waiting for your food to arrive.
Tiktok recommends trying: Avocado on sourdough toast topped served alongside pumpkin seeeds and hummus. If you are looking for healthier options, C Cafe serves acai bowls and Chia Seeds pudini as well.
477 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427683
Opening Hours: 8am-6pm (Mon-Sun)
Discover more about C Cafe here
Did someone say burrito and tacos? Chill out with your colleagues for a midweek Mexican affair at the 20-feet container-concept restaurant in the heart of the Central Business District.
Tiktok recommends trying: Chicken and sweet potato burrito and the all-time favourite Nachos.
1 Marina Boulevard, #01-01, Singapore 018989
Opening Hours: 12pm-1030pm (Mon-Fri), 4pm-1030pm (Sat-Sun)
Disover more about Chimi’s here
For a fancy date
It doesn’t have to be your anniversary to go on fancy dates. On top of a scrumptious date, you could also take the opportunity to snap a new couple #OOTD shot, after months of quarantine.
Cafe de Nicole’s Flower
Step into a lush garden filled with fresh flowers whilst indulging in one of the best soufflés in town (according to TikTok users). It triples up as a florist, event space and cafe. Plus, every tiny corner is super Instagram-worthy, so any shots here will be a great addition to your feed.
Tiktok recommends trying: Matcha souffle pancakes and rose latte. All desserts and drinks ordered comes with an addition of fresh or dried flowers, simulating your sense of smell for a complete experience.
Cafe de Nicole’s Flower
UNI Building, 224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01, Singapore 423826
Opening Hours: 9am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-9pm (Sat-Sun, PH)
Discover more about Nicole’s Flower here
Tempura Oji Secret Bar
What seemingly feels like a normal double fridge door stocked with chilled craft beers is where the hidden magic lies. The “fridge” is, in fact, the entrance to the late night bar. If you are planning to embark on a holiday to Japan once the pandemic subsides, Tempura Oji offers you a gist of it.
Tiktok recommends trying: Shio Tonkutsu Ramen and the Brown Sugar cocktail
Tempura Oji Secret Bar
51 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089008
Opening Hours: 12-2pm, 6-1030pm (Mon-Sat), Closed on Saturdays
Discover more about Tempura Oji Secret Bar here
Are you looking for a romantic dinner spot in the heartlands? Bask in the tranquillity at the new enclave overlooking the Bishan swimming pool. Be dazzled by the beautiful fairy lights surrounding the restaurant and who knows, it could be the perfect spot for the long-overdue proposal.
TikTok recommends trying: Create your very own healthy bowl based on your preference but a must-try is their smoked-salmon soba bowl.
Bishan Sports Hall, 5 Bishan St 14, #03-01, Singapore 579783
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm (Mon-Sun), Last order 930pm
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