The Dream Café, Toa Payoh

Thursday, July 31, 2014 , 0 Comments

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The Dream Café, Toa Payoh

The Dream Café is a café for dreamers, placed in a realistic day-to-day kind of setting. It’s a far cry from any hipster, garage-feel, and quaint kind of cafe, which Singapore coffee shops are almost known for. But, the Dream Café in Toa Payoh has this unassuming yet likeable approach to its coffee shop that makes it a favorite by young and new coffee chasers.


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How to get to the Dream Café in Toa Payoh

It will take a good ten-minute walk from the Toa Payoh MRT Red Line to reach the Dream Café. It’s on the first floor of an HDB, which may seem to look like another one of the retail shops. Best time to visit though is during weekend afternoons, when the crowd is almost filtered out and all that’s left are passionate students and conversationalists enjoying good coffee talk air time.

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What to do and see in the Dream Café

Christmas Lights, paper creations, and a monochromatic skyline backdrop make the whole dream café setting like a work-in-progress. It’s as if the café is compelling your imagination to do the rest of the work and fill in the gaps to make the place look dreamier. Work-in-progress in this case is a good thing, because the target customers for this coffee shop are more on the student and young home base found around this area. The place allows them to concentrate more on their dreams of fulfilling their homework and enjoying their coffee+desserts.

Did I mention that the pricelist is drop dead gorgeous? Yes, student-friendly for good coffee and dessert quality. Everything is affordable. Coffee here is very sweet and delicately rich, a good starting point for aspiring young café hoppers.


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The Dream Café Favorites

I’m sure we think, at some point, dreams can and should come from BIG things that are happening in our life: travel, prestige, or happiness experience. But then again, even in the most unassuming of daily experiences, we can get inspired and be all dreamy hopeful about what tomorrow brings. That’s what the Dream Café is here – it’s a good place for simple chill, dates, big group gatherings, study sessions, and hidden out-of-the-popular scene kind of café time.


Address: Block 163 Toa Payoh Lor 1 #01-1016 Singapore 310163 (next to CHIJ)
Opening Hours: Daily 1:00 A.M. – 10:30 P.M.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

For invites, reviews, or collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

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