10 Cafes along Katong-East Coast Road-Siglap 2

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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. 

Despite the cafe hopping trend at start of 2010 here 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:

Chin Mee Chin Confectionary


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 them is their Kaya Butter Bun! The blend of savoury and sweetness together with the fragrant bun just tastes out of this world!

Definitely worth the  trip! Make your way down before the extinction of this traditional confectionery!

Penny University


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

Group Therapy


This is one of my first few cafes even before I started cafe hopping since September 2013 and till date, Group Therapy is still one of the cafes that serves 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 serves good coffee and brunch!

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee


To me, this cafe is a replication of my favourite coffee in the West, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. at Pasarbella (Turf City). Despite using beans from the original source, I still prefer the former. 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 preservatives free according to the manager.

Coast and Company


In my opinion, this is the Wheeler’s Yard of the East and they definitely serve better coffee as compared to the former. For Chye Seng Huat Hardware and Loysel’s Toy fans, you may like to try out their coffee as they use blends from Papa Palheta and more important, resembles their originator.

This is also a bicycle friendly cafe where you can rest and chill while knowing that your wheels are safely secured to the racks provided.

Second Storey Cafe and Bar


Located in the midst of bars, eateries and along side 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, Asparagus with Miso-Butter Scrambled eggs and their coffee! There is also a ‘children corner’ for your kids while you catch up with friends over a sumptuous meal!

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 and Co.


Carvers & Co. loves to roast! Not coffee beans, but hearty food that satisfies your appetite and ensuring good times spend with friends and family. Their featured roast changes every week and can be ordered as a whole, half or individual portion. At the same time, Carvers & Co. uses coffee beans from Common Man Coffee Roaster. So come on down for a toast and roast!

Dutch Colony Coffee Co. (Frankel Ave)


From the West to the East, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. has finally expanded its territory to the East! Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is a cafe where customers can enjoy freshly roasted beans with various brewing methods to satisfy their bean to cup experience with its great selection of quality coffee beans from different part of the world.



Located along side with Dutch Colony Coffee Co. at Frankel, Spatula is a cake, cupcakes and sweet bites specialist! They also offer coffee, tea and milkshakes to go along with your sweet treats! Spatula operates outside of their cafe too! They do cater for events and parties, you may find more information over here (http://www.spatulabakery.com/order.php)

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