8 Cafes In The North Of Singapore Worth Checking Out

by Pinky Chng
LIFESTYLE  |  January 13, 2018
  • Common Chefs
    1 / 8 Common Chefs

    This cafe-cum-bakery’s Rich Man ($16) is basically breakfast in burger form – buttered brioche buns sandwiching a hearty chorizo patty, sautéed mushrooms, caramelised onions, scrambled eggs with a punch of truffle mayo. Make your order more decadent by adding hot melted cheddar sauce over your burger. Oh, and tater tots, just because.

    8 Jln Legundi, Singapore 759274; www.commonchefssg.com

    Photos from the respective cafes.

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  • Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe
    2 / 8 Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe

    You’re here for the view as much as you are for the food. Owned by a vintage bicycle enthusiast, bikes aren’t the only mode of transport you’ll see here. Situated right by the dynamic Seletar Airspace, watch private jets and helicopters take off in plain view as you munch on simple cakes and coffee.

    #01-01 MAJ Aviation Building, 80 Seletar Aerospace, Singapore 797563; www.facebook.com/SoekSeng1954BicycleCafe

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  • Holy Cow Creamery
    3 / 8 Holy Cow Creamery

    Tickle your tastebuds with hot and cold with this dessert parlour’s creamy scoops of ice cream atop smoky cheddar cheese waffles. And, look out for seasonal flavours like the auspicious Melon-dollar, Japanese musk melon sherbet, during Chinese New Year.

    #01-291 Blk 292, Yishun St 22, Singapore 760292; www.facebook.com/HolyCowCreamery.SG

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  • Wheeler's Estate
    4 / 8 Wheeler's Estate

    The up-market cousin of the famed Wheeler’s Yard cafe is slightly harder to get to – it’s housed in a colonial-era shophouse nestled amidst a calming breadth of green, formerly occupied by the Seletar Airspace – but it’s certainly easy to love. Try the classic Fish Chips, or the Cheeky Swine, cider-braised pork cheeks with a light saffron cream.

    The Oval, 2 Park Ln, Singapore 798386; http://wheelersestate.com

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  • The Summerhouse
    5 / 8 The Summerhouse

    Just next door, brunch is a luxurious affair at this unique farm-to-table destination with faves like the Falefel Platter or the Miso Shiitake Linguine with grilled fresh prawns. Feeling fancy (or hungry)? Come dinner time, treat yourself to the 10-course Collective Farming Menu, featuring dishes such as Kelong Rojak and Inka Grilled Mayura Beef.

    3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387; www.thesummerhouse.sg

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  • Wildseed Cafe
    6 / 8 Wildseed Cafe

    Completing the trio at The Oval, this cafe, patisserie and bar sits on the ground level of The Summerhouse. If “the usuals” ever shake off their dismal reputation, their revival starts here: Make your own sarnie with their DIY sandwich and salad platters; for finger food, their sweet-potato fries are enriched with passionfruit and earl grey butter that’ll have you reaching for more. And more.

    3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387; www.thesummerhouse.sg

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  • Thus Coffee
    7 / 8 Thus Coffee

    Sometimes, simple satisfies: the small menu comprises grain bowls and the eponymous Thus Breakfast, your classic plate of big brekkie. That said, simple doesn’t mean stodgy at this humble coffee joint – beans are lovingly roasted in-house, yielding a fuller body.

    4 Jln Kuras, Singapore 577723; www.facebook.com/thuscoffeesg

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  • Yahava Koffeeworks
    8 / 8 Yahava Koffeeworks

    While travelling the world (and avoiding potholes and elephants, they claim), the caffeine-fuelled folks behind Yahava Koffeeworks discovered the best of the best coffee beans, and brought these beans and stories home for fellow cafe-lovers to enjoy. Hence their motto, “Adventure in a Cup”. They also sell coffee-making equipment, and host the occasional coffee appreciation workshop at the cafe academy.

    4 Jln Gelenggang, Singapore 578188; www.yahava.sg

    (Also Read: 9 Really Cool Benefits Of Drinking Coffee)

    A version of this story first appeared in The Finder.

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