There’s no such thing as a shortage of cafes in Singapore with one sprouting up ever so often. Since the cafe count in our sunny shores has gotten quite dense, business owners ought to be smart and look for ways to be different. To stand out from their cookie-cutter counterparts, cafe owners are now required to dish out more than just sumptuous food. The next step includes opting for an interesting concept that would entice potential customers to walk into their cafe! Not only would this gift them with an Instagram worthy shot, but it will also offer them an inviting ambience to have a jolly good time with their loved ones!
To make your cafe experience a memorable one, pay a visit to any of these 8 best unique and interesting themed cafes in Singapore!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Cafe De Nicole’s Flower
Nicole’s Flower may be highly known for its parade of gorgeous blooms but did you know that they also run a speciality cafe? Cafe De Nicole’s Flower features a whimsical concept where you’ll feel like you have stepped into a fairytale garden rich in flowers.
Their sumptuous all-day breakfast menu’s choices could easily satiate your taste buds with dishes like Cheese Filling Tortellini and Nicole’s Favour. If you happen to prefer something lighter; check out their varied options of appetising salads, yummy ice-cream and fluffy pancakes! Then, you should quench your thirst with their array of tea selections that have all been aptly named. Walk into Cafe De Nicole’s Flower admiring their magical and elegant interior setting and leave with your bellies happy from their delightful sweet treats!
Contact: +65 8338 8511
Location: 224 Telok Kurau Road, #01-01, Singapore 423836
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 9am-8pm | Sat-Sun 8am-9pm
2. My Awesome Cafe
Valentine’s Day 2014 marked the birth of My Awesome Cafe. Revamping a historical shophouse into an appealing cafe with an antique touch; you will find unfinished concrete walls, vintage dinnerware and thrift furniture alongside many other items that tell a great story. This very transformation brought to life the purpose and meaning of its cafe – which was to bring out the awesomeness in each other. Just like how they’ve designed their space, their food has been similarly crafted to bring to life the essence of each ingredient.
They pride themselves in sourcing out purveyors that promise them the best of both value and quality. From platters and wines, salads and sandwiches to coffee and spirits; My Awesome Cafe whips up wholesome food with a dash of fun!
Contact: +65 6222 2007
Location: 202 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068639
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 8.45am-11pm | Thur-Fri 8.45am-12am | Sat 8am-11pm | Sun 8am-10pm
3. Kafe UTU
Utu is a Kiswahili word for humanity and at Kafe UTU, they have replicated the comfort and warmth of African homes into their cafe. Founded in 2019, they are proud to be an original African cafe in our little red dot! The owner, Kurt, has seamlessly brought the rich flavours, textures and colours of his African experience to our local shores.
He strives to offer Singaporeans a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. With three floors to explore, expect no less than meticulously handcrafted African details in each. P.S. Their top floor easily makes for a relaxing private dining spot. Save yourself from buying a plane ticket to Africa and explore the fascinating floors of Kafe UTU for a truly exotic experience!
Contact: +65 6996 3937
Location: 12 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089265
Opening Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat-Sun 9am-5pm
4. The Cat Cafe
A sanctuary for furry felines who are adopted/re-homed, The Cat Cafe ensures that these cute little ones will have a permanent roof over their heads. P.S. As their cats were all once on the streets, do not be surprised if they look familiar to you. Understanding that some cat lovers are unable to have a pet cat at home, they have brought us all an environment to interact with lovely felines.
An ideal combination of freshly baked pastries, superior tea, hot coffee and cute cats is what they aim to deliver to you! With their freshly brewed coffee made from locally roasted coffee beans, they accord you a cosy environment that serves as a perfect escape from your hectic lifestyle. After all, it is not every day that cat lovers are gifted with the opportunity to chill at a homey cafe like The Cat Cafe.
Location: 241B Victoria Street, Singapore 188030
Opening Hours: Mon 3pm-10pm | Tue-Sun 10am-10pm
5. Good Old Days Bistro
Do you sometimes wish to be brought back in time to the good old days? Good Old Days Bistro can certainly grant you just that with their nostalgic cafe vibe! Situated along the rows of old shophouses at Old Beach Road, it appeals to customers of all generations no matter how young or old they are. Different themes can be found within the same cafe space such as the Funky Oil Drum Set, Pink Sofa Area and the Four-Seater Swing Piece.
Fun fact: You can literally swing while you enjoy your meals in their Four-Seater Swing Piece area. To secure an Instagrammable cafe spot where you can indulge in the splendid marriage of food and fun, take a sentimental trip down memory lane with Good Old Days Bistro!
Contact: +65 8337 3343
Location: 337 Beach Road, Singapore 199565
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11am-10pm | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
6. Spruce at Fire Station
Only at Spruce at Fire Station will you find a fire station without firefighters! Being a casual dining eatery located right inside the former Bukit Timah Fire station, it is tucked away from the bustling city area and has retained its symbolic historic architecture. Home to both a laidback outdoor space and serene indoor venue, it makes for a unique dining experience that readily accommodates to larger groups.
As Singaporeans appreciate the superb pairing of local fare and western cuisine; they understand your taste buds, serving both Singaporean classics and modern European dishes alike. Come by Spruce at Fire Station to experience in person a vibe like no other!
Contact: +65 8201 0211
Location: 260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588190
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 5.30pm-1am | Thur-Fri 11.30am-1am | Sat-Sun 9am-1am
7. WANNA CUPPA
1920s Gatsby glamour is what WANNA CUPPA exudes in their novel environment where customers can comfortably relax and unwind in. The atmosphere is similar to that of a secret garden and the mood is elevated with beautiful floral decorations alongside smooth-jazz music. P.S. Their interior designer, Enpuro, is a UK-based designer whose goal is to provide an innovative take to the classic 1920s Art Deco designs.
Featuring an array of appetising cakes, they also boast a complete menu to deliver you a dining experience like never before! Before stepping out of WANNA CUPPA, you won’t want to miss out on the taste of their award-winning signature blend coffee beans and soothing gourmet teas!
Contact: +65 6816 2494
Location: 15 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059385
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 8.30am-10pm | Fri 8.30am-11.30pm | Sat 10am-11.30pm | Sun 10am-6pm
8. Beirut Grill
Merging heavenly food with a mystical aura, Beirut Grill is where you will be rewarded with a divine entertainment experience! From the delectable meals to their cosy interior; an authentic and unforgettable experience is what awaits you as their bellydancers energetically bust out their hypnotising moves, dancing to the rhythmic beat of the live drumming. Do note that they only perform during the weekends!
Add this dancing element to the flavours of their Middle Eastern dishes and you will most definitely have both your taste bud and visual senses stimulated! Right up on their second floor is an Arabic themed lounge which serves their signature dishes, Mixed Grill or Baklava Platter. Need I say more? Sit back and soak up the magical ambience when you enter the enchanting world of Beirut Grill!
Contact: +65 6341 7728
Location: 72 Bussorah Street, Singapore 19948
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 12pm-10.30pm | Fri-Sun 12pm-12am