At The Tiny Roaster, grab a seat at the counter to watch your coffee being made.

Whether you’re on the hunt for an Instagram-worthy space or ones that serve up hearty brunch fare like these Australian dining spots, cafe-hopping is a national pastime that doesn’t seem to be letting up. (More proof: The overwhelming turnout at the recent Singapore Coffee Festival).

cafe | sg: A cafe lover’s guide to Singapore ($16) is available at all major bookstores now.

So serious is this obsession with good coffee that a group of journalists from The Straits Times have recently compiled a guide to 50 buzz-worthy cafes here. Combing through every area of Singapore, from the heartland neighbourhoods of Toa Payoh to an industrial estate in Lavender, the 128-page book is a treasure trove of information on popular joints and hidden finds. Any coffee connoisseur worth his/her salt would also be pleased to know that every listing includes the type of coffee beans that are roasted to the kind of machines used.

Paddy Hills, an 80-seater cafe in Buona Vista, offers interesting blends like Berlina Estate Natural Geisha Reserve, which is subtly flavoured with mango and passion fruit.

What we’ve discovered within its pages so far: A quietly unobtrusive cafe that serves up avocado coffee; another with visually arresting wall murals that are perfect for your next #ootd; and a Parisien-themed one with the most delectable cakes on offer.


Photos: Courtesy of Straits Times Press


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