Cafes along Katong – East Coast Road – Siglap
Residents along East Coast Road and Siglap should be beaming with joy as there has been a mini explosion of cafes in this region recently. For many years, there are a handful of cafes such as Udders Ice Cream, The Cheesecake Cafe and Ice Cream Chef to chill apart from other eateries around that district.
From what I’ve noticed, since the cafe boom around 2010 in Singapore, this area only caught the wave within in the past 2 years. Staying around the East, I have observed that there have been more than 5 new cafes added along East Coast Road and Siglap area and most of my visits were gratifying.
So here is the list:
This is probably one of the only few old school bakery/cafe where you can sit down and indulge in a hearty traditional breakfast and snack. What I love most about the place is their Kaya Butter Bun! The blend of savoury and sweet together with the frangrant bun just taste out of this world!
Definitely worth the trip! Make your way down before the extinction of this traditional confectionery!
Going for lecture? Not! This is probably the only “University” which you won’t mind visiting again and again. Penny do serve brunch and do give a try at their signature Muddy Espresso
This is one of my first few cafes even before I started cafe hopping since September 2013 and till date, Group Therapy is one of the cafe that serves up good Mocha. However, being situated at Tanjong Pagar is quite out of the way for Easties. But fret not, Group Therapy has finally arrived in the East at Katong V and still serving good coffee and brunch!
To me, this cafe is a replication of my favourite coffee in the West, Dutch Colony Coffee and Co. at Pasarbella (Turf City). Despite having beans from Dutch Colony, but they are still inferior to them. Nevertheless, Craftsmen’s coffee is still superior over many other cafes around Singapore! For health conscious peeps, you may indulge in their freshly baked pastries which are also preservatives free according to the manager.
In my opinion, this is the Wheeler’s Yard of the East and they definitely serve up better coffee too. For Chye Seng Huat Hardware and Loysel’s Toy fans, you may like to try out their coffee as they uses blends from Papa Palheta and more important, delivers it similar to theirs.
This is also a bicycle friendly cafe where you can rest and chill while knowing that your wheels are safely secured onto the racks provided.
Located in the midst of bars, eateries and along side with to a lan gaming venue, Second Storey Cafe may easily be overlooked. However, you wouldn’t want that to happen as they do serve up delicious brunch which will leave you wanting for more! Check out their Eggs Benedicts and Asparagus with Miso-Butter Scrambled eggs, also not forgetting their coffee! There is a little children corner too for your kids while you catch up with friends over a sumptuous meal (w/o tax too!)
Rabbit Carrot Gun
Wanna play a game of “Rabbit, Carrot, Gun”? Well, it’s a modification of “Scissors, Paper, Stone”! Be sure to pop by this quirky yet chill-out cafe that is nearby Katong Shopping centre and Roxy Square.
Carvers & Co. loves to roast. Not coffee beans, but hearty food that satisfies your appetite and ensuring good times spend with friends and family. The featured roasts change every week and can be ordered as a whole, half or individual portion. At the same time, Carvers uses coffee beans from Common Man Roaster. So come on down for a toast and a roast!
Hope you enjoyed this entry!