15 Must Go Cafés on a Weekend Afternoon in Singapore

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15 Must Go Cafés on a Weekend Afternoon in Singapore

1.     Windowsill in the Woods Cafe, Jalan Besar

     Nearest MRT: Lavender
     Website: http://www.windowsillpies.sg/
     Recommended for: School reunions and long study sessions.

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2.     Antithesis Café, Robertson Quay

     Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
     Website: http://www.cafehopping.sg/review-post/anthesis-cafe-singapore/
     Recommended for: Weekend afternoon casual-fancy meet up.

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3.     Stateland Café, Bali Lane

     Nearest MRT: Bugis
     Website: https://www.facebook.com/statelandcafe
     Recommended for: Young yuppie hang out hideout and quaint date place.


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4.     The Orange Thimble, Tiong Bahru

     Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru
     Website: http://theorangethimble.tumblr.com/
     Recommended for: Sunday session with family and friends.

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5.     November 8 Café and Company, Thomson Road

     Nearest MRT: Marymount
     Website: https://www.facebook.com/November8.SG
     Recommended for: Long artsy study place over good coffee.

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6.     Charlie Brown Café, Orchard Road

     Nearest MRT: Somerset
     Website: https://www.facebook.com/charliebrowncafe
     Recommended for: For the child at heart and the noisy crowd – compact alfresco atmosphere!

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7.     Percolate, Bedok North Avenue

     Nearest MRT: Bedok
     Website: https://www.facebook.com/PercolateCoffee
     Recommended for: Ultimate quaint and cozy place for locals and expats who prefer local-crawling hangout cafes.

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8.     Lola's Café, Simon Road

     Nearest MRT: Kovan
     Website: http://lolascafe.com.sg/
     Recommended for: Busiest café with lots of mini-action stories from the regular café hoppers here – looking for a good crowd, it’s here.

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9.     Laurent Café and Chocolate Bar, Robertson Quay

     Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
     Website: http://www.nibschocolate.net/
     Recommended for: Sweetest and most secure café place for expats and non-locals. Good for dates and small groups.

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10.  Carpenter and Cook Artisan Bakery Café, Upper Bukit Timah

     Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok
     Website: http://www.carpenterandcook.com/
     Recommended for: Unforgettable place for all the right reasons – 5 stars on a café level. Best for Out-of-the-city date place.

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11.  Elffin & Elffin Gallery Café, Haji Lane

     Nearest MRT: Bugis
     Website: https://www.facebook.com/elffinelffin/
     Recommended for: Newbie yet goodie cafe! The perfect personification for a quick café-hop place.

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12.  Awfully Chocolate Café, Buona Vista

     Nearest MRT: Buona Vista
     Website: http://www.awfullychocolate.com/
     Recommended for: We cannot and should not question why we like Awfully Chocolate. Period. Recommended for everything chocolate and sweet.

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13.  Ibake Prima Bakery Café, Vista Exchange Green

     Nearest MRT: Buona Vista
     Website: http://www.ibake.com.sg/
     Recommended for: Surprisingly good, nothing fancy but still of quality. Best for family get-togethers.

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14.  Oromo Coffee Cafe, City Hall

     Nearest MRT: Bugis
     Website: https://www.facebook.com/OromoCoffee/
     Recommended for: A good go-to cafe for wide and quiet corporate commercial meet up place.

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15.  Room Coffee & Bar, Alexandra Road

     Nearest MRT: Labrador Park
     Website: http://www.roomcoffeebar.sg/

     Recommended for: Inspiring! From ambiance to food to coffee – a place for first-time meet ups and long overdue setups.

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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 52 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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