Popular Cafe In Chinatown

Popular Cafes In Chinatown

Chinatown Singapore is home to a diverse range of food and beverage options for travellers, tourists, and local visitors to try. With that, some of the most popular places in the district are cafes with speciality coffee and unique options.

The popular cafes in Chinatown are no exception, offering guests a range of classic and delicious beverages to sip. In addition, these cafes have special treats, from freshly brewed coffee and matcha lattes to sweet treats such as homemade cupcakes and chocolate cake slices!


8 Popular Chinatown Cafes 

The cafes in Chinatown all have something unique to offer. Some have a wide range of coffee options for connoisseurs, while others double as a bar with scenic views and delicious food choices. So no matter where you end up, there’s a cafe ready for your order!

Here are 8 popular cafes in Chinatown to visit:

Cafe & Bar Gavroche

Cafe & Bar Gavroche is a Parisian cafe along Tras Street in Chinatown Singapore, serving up must-try coffee, finger foods, and filling dishes. Guests can also enjoy a complete list of tartans, all-day breakfast options, and a cup of speciality coffee. The Cafe & Bar Gavroche also serves up delectable dinner options and alcoholic beverages for those who want to spend a relaxing evening enjoying authentic french cuisine.  The hearty dishes at the Gavroche Cafe, serve alongside a wide range of excellent coffee and wine, make it the ideal place for visitors to visit. Even the pastries and small plates make for a satisfying mid-day snack while roaming the vibrant Chinatown scene.  
Cafe & Bar Gavroche

Cafe & Bar Gavroche - breakfast, image credit: cafegavroche.com


Golden Cafe 金咖啡小厨

Chinatown cafes in Singapore often serve more than good coffee and snacks to satisfy visitors. However, Golden Cafe takes the cafe dining experience to the next level with its menu of carefully prepared dishes using only fresh ingredients. Their main focus is delighting with local flavours, balanced ideally to create a memorable experience. 

Their most popular dishes include the Curry Fish Head, Stir Fried Kang Kong with Sambal Sauce, and Braised Tofu with Seafood. Each dish averages SGD 20 to SGD 30 for large plates and SGD 6 to 10 for single servings. As the perfect pairing, Golden Cafe also offers hot and cold coffee beverages to choose from. 

The Coffee O is their premium black coffee, ideal for an after-meal beverage that gives you a spike of energy. Those looking for a creamy coffee should try the Coffee C, made with strong black coffee, unsweetened evaporated milk, and sugar. Coffee averages SGD 1, making it an affordable and delicious option for Chinatown Singapore visitors looking for a pick-me-up while roaming the area.


Golden Cafe - Curry Fish Head

Golden Cafe - Curry Fish Head, image credit: goldencafe.com.sg


5 The Moments Cafe

The 5 The Moments Cafe is a quiet meeting hub located at 73 Tanjong Pagar Road with a vintage theme and vibe that coffee lovers will love. The small shop front was a wedding photography shop back in the day and was converted into a vintage coffee house. The café ambience offers a quiet place to unwind and re-energise before heading out again.

Their speciality food is the chocolate waffles topped with your choice of creamy gelato drizzled with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar. These delectable desserts pair nicely with a hot cup of coffee. Try out the red velvet cake slices and grab a gelato cone too!


5 The Moments Cafe - Waffle with Ice Cream

5 The Moments Cafe - Waffle with Ice Cream, image credit: facebook.com/5themoments


The Populus Cafe

The Populus Cafe is located along Neil Road and is ideal for a healthy and energising breakfast or brunch. The gastro cafe serves delicious contemporary dishes inspired by flavours from all over the world. The cafe’s menu includes hearty brunches like the All Day Big Breakky and Buckwheat Pancakes. 

Lunch goes can opt for burgers, pasta, or donburi rice bowls paired with extras like smoked salmon or chunky avocado toast. Paired with a fresh greens salad, you’ll have a complete meal that will keep you full for the rest of the day. 

For coffee and beverages, The Populus Cafe serves up speciality coffee by 2 North Coffee Co. All double shots with the choice of added espresso shots, soy milk, oat milk, and flavoured syrups. It’s the ideal setup for those who love to customise their coffee to make the perfect drink. Order a flat white or explore their selection of artisanal tea and taste the intense flavours that come with a perfectly brewed pot. 


The Populus Cafe - Buckwheat Pancake

The Populus Cafe - Buckwheat Pancake, image credit: facebook.com/thepopuluscafe


PS. Cafe at Ann Siang Hill

The PS. Cafe at Ann Siang Hill takes the Singapore cafe experience to a new level. The cafe is situated inside two heritage shophouses and consists of three levels decorated with ambient interiors that will make even the most tired travellers feel at home and relaxed while enjoying a menu of refined and fused South East Asian street foods. 

Served alongside a steaming cup of single-origin beans coffee, this quiet cafe will be one of the best stops on your tour of Chinatown. The cafe also features two bars and a roof terrace, ideal for city viewing. Choose from a list of light snacks like the portobello fries or go for a heavy meal like the Tiger Beer Battered Fish. Beautiful interiors, city views, delicious food, free wifi, and energising coffee, what more could you ask for in the perfect cafe in Chinatown Singapore?


P.S Cafe - Slow-Cooked Wagyu Beef Cheek

P.S Cafe - Slow-Cooked Wagyu Beef Cheek, image credit: pscafe.com


Huggs Coffee

Huggs Cafe is a cafe near Chinatown and is a place for coffee connoisseurs. Known for having a wide variety of good coffee choices, this cafe also offers a clean and modern setting for the busy bee to work. The curated list of East meets West coffee choices and meals also adds the perfect touch for anyone exploring new coffee flavours. 

Huggs Coffee in Chinatown Singapore also has cold brews, speciality blends, and filling wraps like the omelette wrap, chicken wrap, and turkey and cheese wrap. This little cafe is perfect for local visitors, travellers, and tourists looking for the best place to focus and get some work done while also ordering cup after cup of delicious coffee varieties.


Huggs Coffee

Huggs Coffee


My Awesome Cafe

My Awesome Cafe is a retro vintage-inspired cafe serving delicious cups of great coffee and food that perfectly match its ambience and history. Guests can also choose from a menu of fine wines and delicatessens to match the mood. 

The My Awesome Cafe makes for the ideal spot for a romantic date or an intimate night out with friends. The setting also makes it a great spot to build memories and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in Chinatown Singapore.


My Awesome Cafe - Fine Wines

My Awesome Cafe - Fine Wines, image credit: myawesomecafe.com


September Coffee

September Coffee is located at Southbridge Road and serves generous brunch and lunch options, speciality beverages, and coffees. Their opening hours are from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, so while it’s not ideal as your breakfast choice, their menu is worth trying for lunch or a late afternoon munch. 

Try out their french toast dishes or hearty mains, and you’ll undoubtedly want the perfect drink like the iced espresso latte or iced black sesame latte. But, no matter your pairing, you’ll find the coffee delicious and flavourful enough to give you the motivation and drive to move on with the day and explore Chinatown Singapore from top to bottom.



September Coffee

September Coffee, image credit: septembercoffeesg.com


No Place Like The Perfect Cafe

Chinatown Singapore is full of quiet cafes and restaurants for travellers and local visitors to try out. The best thing is that you don’t have to walk far to get to a gem. Whether at South Bridge Road or Tanjong Pagar Road, there is a place to stop, rest, and re-energise with delightful cafés left and right!


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