If you’ve got 24 hours to spare and love the café culture as much as we do, we made the perfect itinerary for you. This carefully curated gastronomic adventure by Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay will take you through the most famed cafes nestled at the heart of this neighbourhood.
9am: Killiney Kopitiam
This coffee shop takes inspiration from the bygone eras of Singapore, preserving its traditional recipes. The fresh fragrance of caffeine will perk up your day, then try some kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs – a breakfast staple for Singaporeans.
20 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059663
10am: Toby’s Estate
Seven-minute drive from Killiney Kopitiam.
This Australian cafe roasts their own coffee beans and offers unique blends. Their beans come from their own farm in Panama, which practices socially and environmentally ethical methods to bring the creme de la creme to your tables. The Eggs Benedict, served with stewed beef, prosciutto or smoked salmon, is a must-try.
8 Rodyk Street, #01-03/04 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238216
11am: Kith Café
For those with a sweet tooth, grab a sugary treat at Kith Cafe nearby. This is an intimate space serving pastries, cakes and cookies, as well as salads, sandwiches, and pastas. The Espresso Jelly, made with Gula Melaka (palm sugar) and Kith Cafe’s signature house espresso blend, is something out of the ordinary.
7 Rodyk Street, #01-28 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238215
12pm: The Book Café
Here lie shelves full of classic and contemporary reads for you to while your afternoon away. Large sofas offer a comfy spot to sink into the pages of that novel you’ve been meaning to read. The Cafe’s menu is as diverse as its library with all-day breakfast items, as well as American, Italian and Asian dishes.
Address: 20 Martin Road, #01-02 Seng Kee Building, Singapore 239070
3pm: Common Man Coffee Roasters
Situated just next door, this big wig of our coffee scene will brew you your mandatory mid-day cuppa. Expect industrial-style decor with exposed ceiling pipes and bare bulbs. It’s not just the interiors that look gorgeous. All artisanal javas come with the most instagrammable latte art.
Address: 22 Martin Road, #01-00, Singapore 239058
6pm: PS. Café
38 Martin Road, #01-01, Singapore 239059