If you’re a coffee lover who loves backpacking (or flashpacking for this particular country), Singapore offers a lot of options when it comes to coffee culture. From international coffee chains to independent or third wave cafes, the Lion City is where your coffee taste buds won’t be disappointed. Every coffee destination offers something for every budget, and every café caters to different types of tastes. Covering the entire coffee scene in Singapore would take pages and pages on the Internet, so we prepared a quick list on what you can expect in and around the area of the luxurious travel destination in SIN – the Marina Bay Sands.
INSIDE MARINA BAY SANDS
(1) Toast Box
Location: B2-62, Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Opening Hours: SUN –THUR 7:30 AM to 11 PM, FRI – SAT 7:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Getting a meal with freshly brewed coffee here would give you a taste of what Singapore is. You’ll get to see, smell and taste what Nanyang Coffee is together with signature delights such as thick toast with peanut butter and coconut jam, plus a variety of flavorful noodles.
(2) The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Beanstro
Location: B2-20, Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Opening Hours: SUN –THUR 8 AM to 11 PM, FRI – SAT 8 AM – 2 AM
If you love the CBTL in your hometown, you’ll find comfort that the Marina Bay Sands also houses a branch here, with an added Asian twist. Beanstro is a casual and trendy restaurant overlooking the central canal which offers a wide variety of dishes. They also offer tea time treats with their signature teas and pastries. Plus, you’ll get your favorite CBTL drink here while lounging in one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
(3) TRUNG NGUYEN CAFÉ
Location: L1-71, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Opening Hours: SUN –THUR 10 AM to 10:30 PM, FRI – SAT 10 AM – 12MN
If you can’t get a flight to Vietnam anytime soon, you might as well get a taste of Vietnamese coffee at Trung Nguyen Café at the Marina Bay Sands shopping area. You’ve got to try Vietnamese coffee once in your life to see why coffee enthusiasts around the world love it so much. The café offers a wide range of fine quality coffee such as espressos, drip coffee, and ice blended beverages. Try their Legendee Coffee, which is brewed using a special process mimicking the coffee bean digestion of a palm civet. This is like Kopi Luwak, but way more affordable.
AROUND MARINA BAY SANDS
(1) Three Hands Coffee
Location: One Marina Boulevard #B1-04/05, Singapore 589825
Opening Hours: MON – FRI 8 AM to 6 AM, SAT 9 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Sundays
Contact No.:+65 64381120
This is that kind of good ‘ol coffee shop where you can just lounge and read books, or hangout with your friends. You’ll find little details in the menu which makes this café extra special. They offer light meals, pastries, and coffee beverages in a no-fuss comfort food kind of way.
(2) Hill Street Coffee Shop (Gardens By the Bay)
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens By The Bay, Supertree Dining, Singapore 018593
Contact No.: +65 66363323
Get an authentic experience of how coffee is traditionally brewed and served in Singapore in this street-style café. You can also order Singapore hawker-style dishes here which will give you a boost after walking around this side of town.
(3) Artisan Boulangerie Co. (Asia Square Tower 2)
Location: 12 Marina View, #01-02 Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Opening: MON – FRI 8 AM – 10 PM, Closed on weekends
This café is famous for its hearty meals and freshly baked bread. They also offer baking workshops for foodies. Try their cakes with their awesome coffee, and you’ll wish you can stay at the café for a very long time.