4 Cafes to Check Out

There’s just something about cafes; the smell of bread, the smell of coffee, and the thought of simply sitting down and taking time for yourself. Here is a list of cafes here in SG, some popular, some not-so-popular. Be sure to check out all of them!

1. Open Door Policy
In Open Door Policy, you can be sure that your food is fresh, healthy, and sustainable. This is a cafe that prides itself on its eco-conscious values; its sustainable marketing strategy begins with growing their own produce indoors, using vertical growing methods. This cafe boasts of a dairy- and gluten-free menu, so those with gluten and lactose allergies can rest assured that their food is good for them. Those who simply want to have a more eco-conscious and sustainable diet can also find a good dining experience in Open Door Policy.

Open Door Policy is located at 19 Yong Siak St. and is open daily except Tuesdays.

2. Marble Bistro and Cafe
The Marble Bistro and Café is a cafe that everyone should experience. Headed by local chefs trained by the Culinary Institute of America, this café is popular for the quality of their dishes and the uniqueness of their presentation. All their dishes are made and presented with a clever twist; take for example their Deviled Eggs, which is presented in a bell jar and mini pesto cones.

The Marble Bistro’s seven-course dinner comes highly recommended. They can be found at 6 Everton Park, and are open on weekdays from 11:45 am to 5 pm, then at 6 pm to 9:30 pm.

3. Monocle Café
The Monocle is a global affairs and lifestyle magazine, with three other cafes in London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Its cafe here in SG is housed in a two-storey shophouse and comes with a retail shop, so fans of the mag can browse and shop while sipping a cup of their renowned Allpress. Located in a residential house with minimalist interiors and outdoor seating, photography junkies and Instagram enthusiasts would find this cafe a treat for the eyes.

The Monocle Cafe can be found at 74 Jalan Kelabu Asap and is open from 11 am to 7 pm Mondays to Saturdays, and from noon to 6 pm on Sundays.

4. PS.Cafe at Palais Renaissance
Since its opening in 1999, PS.Cafe has always been a Singaporean favorite. Its large windows and high ceilings make for lovely photographs and an ambiance that can only be described as rustic and romantic. PS. Cafe is perfect for romantic dinners or casual get-togethers with friends.

PS.Cafe at Palais Renaissance Is located at 390 Orchard Road., Palais Renaissance, and is open from 11:30 am to 11 pm on weekdays, and from 9:30 am to 11 pm on weekends.