Bukit Timah is a prominent location in Singapore is somehow called the “rich man’s area”, lined with several properties of high land value.
Other than being known for its bungalows, high rise condominiums, many expatriates who live in this district, elite schools, the Bukit Timah Race Course, and Downtown Line 2, let’s not forget about the food.
It is also home to many characteristic cafes, which are housed in Cluny Court, Serene Centre, Crown Centre, Bukit Timah Plaza, Beauty World and King Albert Park.
Here are 12 Cafes At Bukit Timah – 12 Cafes At Bukit Timah – for Relaxing Brunch, Artisanal Bakeries And Good Coffee:
The Affogato Bar
501 Bukit Timah Road, #01-04B, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm (Mon – Sun)
1st Affogato Specialised Café In Singapore
Located within Cluny Court at Bukit Timah Road, The Affogato Bar is a stone’s throw away from Botanic Gardens MRT (CC19/DT9) Exit A, with popular Atlas Coffeehouse and Crown Bakery & Cafe in the vicinity.
Specializing in Affogato (as their name implies) and Coffee, the cosy 15 seaters cafe is a relaxing place for an afternoon respite.
Available specialities include Death by Chocolate ($13.90) and Pot of Honey ($11.90) served with Costa Rica base espresso, Carota Carota ($13.90) and Banana Ramble ($12.90) served with Nicaraguan base espresso and Classic White ($10.90) served with v base espresso. The Affogato Bar (Bukit Timah Road)
Sugarhaus And Fat Belly
10 Jalan Serene, #01-03a, Serene Centre S(258748)
Tel: +656314 2247
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thurs, Sun) 11am – 11pm (Fri, Sat)
Ice Cream, Desserts and Steak
Sugarhaus no longer serves the Taro Galaxy Cake (unfortunately), but they have incorporated the galaxy theme into a new dessert of the Galaxy Tart.
Ice cream is one of the main draws, with 18 flavours available on rotation at any one time.
Fat Belly is the steakhouse concept within Sugarhaus that only operates from 6pm onwards. It serves alternative cuts of steak, including Wagyu Marble Score 7-9 Denver Steak, which is a cut so rare that they are one of the only ones offering it currently in Singapore.
Diners will still be able to order desserts from Sugarhaus at night.
The Bakery By Woodlands Sourdough
10 Jalan Serene, #01-05 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues
Artisanal Breads & Pizza
The humble micro bakery was first started by a husband and wife team in a house at Woodlands.
They have opened a retail shop at Serene Centre, selling sourdough loaves and pastries, with Pizza Nigh on every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.
All the artisanal sourdough breads are hand crafted, made with organic flour, water, sea salt and naturally leavened with their own sourdough culture.
Coffee is by Cata Coffee where they roast their beans fresh every week, with offerings of espresso based coffee, drip coffee and cold brew coffee.
6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886 (Botanic Gardens MRT)
Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon
Third Wave Coffee And Hearty Nosh
This is a really popular brunch spot, so much so that my friends far away from Bukit Timah will purposely travel all the way there. Atlas Coffeehouse is helmed by the team behind Assembly Coffee, and the name is the acronym for At-Land-Air-Sea. The interior reflects part of the theme.
At las(t), not the usual repetitive brunch fares seen in the usual cafes. Presentation is straight-forward and it is evident that they’re steering away from just being ‘Instagram-worthy’.
Loads of interesting brunch items, from Salmon Soba Noodles ($18), Creamy Mushrooms on Sourdough ($14.00) and an ATLAS Superbowl ($18.00) filled with roasted quinoa, umami miso eggplant, crispy kale, shimeiji mushrooms, marinated cherry tomatoes, torched butter corn, and roasted rosemary chicken. Atlas Coffeehouse (Duke’s Road)
Crown Bakery & Cafe
557 Bukit Timah Road, #01-03 Crown Centre, Singapore 269694 (5-10 min walk from Botanic Gardens MRT)
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 7:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Delicious Wholesome Bread With No Artificial Food Flavourings
Located at Crown Centre along Bukit Timah Road, Crown Bakery & Cafe serves artisanal breads without the use of artificial food flavouring, colouring and preservatives.
Under the guidance of Master Baker Katsuei Shiga who had more than 40 years of baking experience from Signifiant Signifié, Japan’s top- notch artisanal bakery, Crown Bakery offers a fusion of Japanese’s baking expertise and European- styled breads.
Amongst the artisanal bread, I loved aromatic tea leaves scent of the Shizuoka Matcha Brioche ($3.20) and Earl Grey Cashew Brioche ($3). The bricohes were soft, fluffy and moist with distinct and non overpowering matcha and earl grey taste. Crown Bakery & Cafe (Bt Timah)
KARA Café & Dessert Bar
617 Bukit Timah Rd, S269718 (Tan Kah Kee MRT, Downtown Line)
Tel: +65 6468 8940
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10:00 pm (Sat – Sun)
Froyo Shop Diversifies To Dessert Bar
From the people behind Sogurt, KARA Café & Dessert Bar is influenced by the owner’s experience in Los Angeles during her college years (where Sogurt was initially inspired).
The current menu is an eclectic mix of the many ethnic diversities found in the city, such as Japanese, Korean, Thai, Mexican and healthy LA food (kale and quinoa).
Signature brunch items include Pork Belly Miso Bowl ($16), Smoked Bacon Blues Toastie ($15), Okonomiyaki Truffle Tots ($12), Coco Cashew Pomelo Bowl ($12) and P.B. Skillet Cookie with Softie Swirl ($15).
For fans of their froyo, do not worry as they are still available. New favourites now include Maple Lavender and Salted Speculoos for ice-cream, and Strawberry Thyme, Lychee Rose, and Passionfruit Mint for froyo.
Rise & Grind Coffee Co.
Bukit Timah Plaza, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit #L1-CA1, Bukit Timah, Singapore 588996
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 10am – 10pm (Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat), 9am – 9pm (Sun)
Rise For Brunch At Bukit Timah Plaza
Rise and Grind Coffee Co offers brunch items, some mains after noon and leisure coffee on the outside of the plaza.
Offerings included HEI AMIGO – their take on Huevos Rancheros, Pulled Pork Benedict, Scrambled Eggs on Toast, Truffled Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, Chili Crab Linguine, and Tom Yum Seafood Pasta.
Ocean’s Thirteen (loved that movie by the way) came on a platter with varied colours like a coral reef within an ocean.
The salmon was topped with 2 nicely poached eggs runny yolks and the brilliant use of beetroot yogurt gave it a refreshing taste. Rise and Grind (Bt Timah)
L1-CS1 Bukit Timah Plaza, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit SG, Singapore 588996
Tel: +65 6386 7875
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Cold Brew Coffee Specialist
Boyle’s Coffee which first originated from South Korea, is known for its Cold Brews.
Offerings include Dutch Straight Coffee, Iced Dutch Latte, Iced Dutch Americano, Cold Brew Nitro Coffee, and Piccolo Latte.
Using 100% Arabica beans, the menu is divided into 2 different types of Cold Brew: Dutch and Nitro.
Using nitrogen gas infused within the Nitro Cold Brew, the coffee comes with a layer of creamy foam on the top layer like a Guinness stout.
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #01-17 Beauty World Centre Singapore 588177
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Under The Radar Homely Café Within Beauty World
An all day dining menu offering no-fuss café food. Items include Egg on Toast ($9.90), Avocado Toast ($12.90), Mushroom Toast ($10.90), Chicken Cream Pasta ($13.90), and Super Food Salad ($12.90).
There was a free drink with any purchase.
9 King Albert Park #01-09, Singapore 598332 (King Albert Park Station, Downtown Line)
Tel: +65 6928 3043
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon, Tue, Thu), 12pm – 10.30pm (Wed), 12pm – 11pm (Fri-Sun)
Ice Cream Cafe At King Albert Park
Kindred Folk is a cosy two storey cafe serving up handcrafted ice creams, other desserts and fusion pastas.
The café was created firstly with students in mind, a place where students can get away from their usual surroundings to chill out or study.
In terms of Ice Cream flavours, they included Roasted Rice Milk Tea, Watermelon-Calamansi Sorbet, Cereal Milk, Grapefruit Froyo, Matcha Gao, Sea Salt Gula Coconut, Latte, Pure Hazelnut, to a very interesting Wasabi.
$3.70 per scoop for the basic flavours, and students and residents of KAP Residences get a 10% discount. Kindred Folk (King Albert Park)
9 King Albert Park, #01-14/33/34/56/57 KAP Residences Shopping Mall Singapore 598332 (King Albert Park MRT Station)
Tel: +65 8151 7777
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 12am (Mon – Fri), 8:30am – 12am (Sat – Sun)
Blue Nautical Themed Café With Italian-Asian Food
EagleWings Loft has nautical themed interior. The café boasts of a boat-shaped bar, wooden panels and purplish-blue lighting to replicate the experience of sailing out to sea on board a ship.
What is served here are Italian and Asian-fusion cuisines, with Breakfast items such as Captain Benedict ($13), Portside Pancakes ($10, $12) available from 8am to 3pm; Western specials of Bacon & Egg Wagyu Burger ($18), Lobster Submarine ($20); Pasta dishes of Captain’s Carbonara ($15), Truffled Blackbeard ($18) and Signature Aglio Olio ($18); and Asian dishes of Thai Yom Yum Bee Hoon ($12), Singapore Famous Fish Soup; and Pizzas.
One of the best sellers is the Lobster Risotto ($38), in which the shop claims that Goh Chok Tong have left the plate spotless after trying this particular dish.
Cooked in lobster broth and topped with succulent lobster and scallop chunks, I liked the kitchen did not stinge on the seafood, and gave a portion likely sufficient for two to share. EagleWings Loft (King Albert Park)
9 Yuk Tong Ave, Singapore 596314 (Beauty World MRT)
Tel: +65 9728 8563
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Everyday
Korean Bingsu Café Opens 24/7
Nunsongyee offers varieties of Pat Bingsu, Oreo, Choco-Banana, Cheesecae, Injeolmi, Blueberry, Mixed Berries Black Sesame, Strawberry, Coffee, Snow White and the latest addition of Mango Bingsu.
Price range from $12.90 to $18.90.
I would have possibly tried every bingsu on its menu, and personal favourites include Mixed Berries, Snow White and Injeolmi. Nunsongyee (Yuk Tong Ave)
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