The early bird catches the worm, but early (human) risers know that finding a cosy café that serves a good cuppa can be really tough. Ahead, we share four cafes that open before 8am so parents can get their morning caffeine fix or enjoy a good brekkie, with or without the kids in tow.
Craving a good cup of joe? Stop by Bearded Bella, a quaint Melbourne-inspired eatery located along Craig Road. Beyond its aesthetically pleasing décor, the café has a versatile selection of food – highlights include Spiced Scramble, which uses turmeric and truffle for a clever twist on scrambled eggs, and Fowl Play, a yummy combination of savoury chicken, charred miso corn, roasted cauliflower and sage. With that being said, Bearded Bella might still change up their menu, so keep your eyes peeled!
Where: 8 Craig Road Singapore 089668
Contact: +65 9880 0775
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 7:30am to 5pm
Friday and Saturday: 7:30am to 11pm
Popular Tiong Bahru hotspot, Forty Hands has set up shop on the East Coast. Like its sister café, Forty Hands East Coast serves up gourmet coffee and delicious all-day breakfast. Feeling adventurous? Try the outlet-exclusive Stinky Har Cheong Gai Waffle, a sweet-savoury combination of shrimp paste chicken drizzled with sambal maple syrup.
*Forty Hands is pork-free, but non-halal.
Where: 226 East Coast Road, Singapore 428923
Contact: +65 56877 4860
Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday: 7:30am to 5pm
Thursday to Friday: 7:30am to 10pm
Want toast for brekkie? Pop by Amber Ember for some good ol’ Jaffles, which is what the café calls their unique spin on toasted sandwiches. From savoury treats like Truffle Shrooms and Pablo’s Beef to sweet fare like PB & Jelly, Amber Ember’s toast variations will satisfy even the pickiest of taste buds. As you recharge on a cuppa, your little one can sip on the Babycino, a child-friendly beverage topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate dust.
Where: #01-01, 730 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534613
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 6pm
Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari
Bring the kiddos – you’re taking a walk on the wild side at Tiong Bahru Bakery’s (TBB) most exciting café yet. Setting up camp on Dempsey Hill, the 46-seater safari-themed cafe serves up signature TBB pastries and breads, as well as branch-exclusive Power Breakfast Jars and exotic latte flavours (they have caffeine-free options available!) featuring fruits and herbs harvested straight from the on-site garden. Plus, TBB Safari has plenty of space (they even have an open playground) for the kids to frolic while you relax after a scrumptious meal – all the more reason to head down!
Where: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Contact: +65 6877 4876
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8am to 6pm