Container-style cafes in Singapore that are perfect for Instagram
We are sure travel enthusiasts are no strangers to the highly gram-worthy Common Ground in Seoul. It is a bustling pop-up area made up of a whopping 200 shipping containers, and houses a variety of dining, shopping as well as entertainment activities.
Even though we can’t fill up our Instagram feeds with aesthetic vacation shots for the time being, there are quite a number of container-style cafes that have popped up in Singapore. They seem like the perfect opportunity for upping our OOTD game, and we can’t contain (pun intended) our excitement in planning our next cafe-hopping session.
1. Quarter Life Coffee
If you’re not paying attention, you could walk right past Quarter Life Coffee. Nestled at a corner on Prinsep Street, its tiny build is almost over-shadowed by DECK, an independent art space. While the area might look shady at first, the cafe’s menu of only single-origin beans are brewed with knowledge, passion and appreciation for their sources.
Most of their drinks range from around S$3.50 to S$6, and you can choose from a selection of pour over coffee, tonic cold brew, latte and more. If you need a small bite to pair with your caffeine, they also serve up popular swiss rolls from cafe The Plain Jane.
While the cafe is cosy, it can only seat up to around eight customers. It has an outdoor area too, but we advise visiting them during non-peak hours for a better chance at having some shade.
Quarter Life Coffee
120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187537
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sat, closed on Sun)
2. MOD Cafe
Walking On Sunshine at Orchard is not the only hair salon that is accompanied by a cafe. At Kuo Chuan Avenue, you can swing by MOD Cafe for a nice brunch session, or visit its neighbouring MOD Salon for some hair #pickmeup. Standing there pretty in pink, the huge one-storey container-style cafe is impossible to miss.
On the menu, you can find All Day Breakfast Sets (S$15.90), which come with either waffle or toast, egg and coffee. There is always space for dessert, so you can try their waffles, muffins or even cakes from famous The Cheesecake Factory.
Don’t forget to take a mandatory OOTD shot with their pink exterior!
1A Kuo Chuan Avenue, Singapore 426888
Opening hours: 10.30am -7.30pm (Mon – Thurs & Sun, closed on Tues), 10.30am – 10pm (Fri – Sat)
Telephone: +65 8138 7957
3. Punggol Container Park
We’re saving the best for last with the Punggol Container Park. Situated away from the rush of the city, the park is surrounded by lush greenery and is especially serene and beautiful after sunset. While there are no cafes here, the container-style eateries still exude that rustic mood. Big Fish Small Fish, Seoul Good, Miami Bistro, Pump Station 1965 Bar & Bistro and D’Grill.
Frequent patrons of the park might not know that its official name is actually SEED, which stands for Social Entrepreneurship and Eco-park Development. It was created to act as a social hub to promote innovative and inclusive solutions to social challenges. Out-of-use containers were repurposed for the concept, and each of the food establishments also carry their own social missions.
50 Punggol East, Singapore 828826
Let us know which of these container-style cafes are your favourite for taking pictures at!