Popular Types of Coffee

Types of coffee you can find at the best coffee cafes in Singapore

Singapore coffee has undergone an incredible renaissance, with an increasing number of specialty coffee shops popping up across the city. These cafés offer a wide range of options from pour-over and siphon to espresso and cold brew coffee. Contemporary coffee culture has seen inventive artisans experiment with various ingredients and flavours, but there is still a lot of love for the classics.


For a stronger hit of caffeine in the morning or a jolt of energy to fuel your day, an Americano combines a shot of espresso with hot water, while the long black is the opposite: hot water with a shot of espresso added on top.

A cup of hot americano, a popular coffee type you can find in Singapore
Cup of cappuccino with milk foam, one of the best coffee to get in Singapore


Similarly, the cappuccino blends an espresso shot with steamed milk, topped with a thicker layer of foam for an interesting mouthfeel and delicate flavour.

Cup of flat white with latte art, coffee beans and powder

Flat White

A more recent addition to the legacy line-up is the flat white. Originating from New Zealand, the flat white is a velvety-smooth drink prepared with espresso and steamed milk but containing less foam than a latte or cappuccino.

Cup of latte with latte art, the best coffee to get in Singapore


The latte – a creamy espresso shot blended with steamed milk and a thin layer of foam – is a staple crowd pleaser.

Singapore Kopi Guide

Traditional Singapore kopi with soft-boiled eggs and kaya toast

No discussion of coffee culture in Singapore would be complete without mentioning kopi, the country's version of coffee beloved by locals and visitors alike. Strong Robusta beans are roasted with sugar and margarine or butter, which gives the coffee its distinctive caramel-like flavour. The coffee is brewed with a traditional muslin sock filter and mixed with sweetened condensed milk, resulting in a creamy and sweet cup of coffee.

Served piping hot, kopi is a staple of hawker centres and a must-try for anyone looking to sample the city's unique drink of choice. For healthier alternatives, opt for a kopi siew dai for a coffee with less sugar, or a kopi o kosong for a coffee sans sugar and condensed milk. For those sweltering Singapore days, order a kopi peng and enjoy a refreshingly chilled coffee over ice.

Getting the best coffee in Singapore


From elaborate caffeinated creations to a classic cuppa, the cafés and restaurants at Marina Bay Sands offer an expansive variety of the best coffee in Singapore.

% Arabica

The origins of % Arabica trace back to the summer holidays founder Kenneth Shoji took with his parents when he was a kid. Through these influential escapes, Kenneth developed an interest in multicultural design, which eventually led to his passion for coffee.

Stepping inside the boutique at Marina Bay Sands is akin to a sensory oasis of Arabica coffee, freshly roasted and artfully brewed by skilled baristas. Be sure to try the Kyoto Latte, a unique and refreshing coffee drink made with espresso, milk foam, and vanilla syrup. With a strong coffee taste and a hint of sweetness, it's the ideal choice for coffee lovers as the rich milk base makes it indulgent without being heavy. Serving the best coffee and hailing from Kyoto, Japan to Singapore, head down to this minimalist white café at Marina Bay Sands.

% Arabica is located at L1-75, The Shoppes.

Iced coffee from % Arabica, Marina Bay Sands, offering one of the best coffees in Singapore


With its tempting array of pastries and signature Gaelic charm, Angelina is a Parisian Cafe that has garnered a loyal following. The luxurious setting has a decorative flair, making Angelina an ideal café for a sophisticated brunch or afternoon coffee in Singapore. The Caffe Latte is a go-to that pleasantly warms the heart with its smooth and comforting taste. For an added French flair, complement your coffee with a delectable Éclair Chocolat.

Angelina is located at B2-89, The Shoppes.

Coffee with pastry on the side at Angelina, one of the best cafes in Singapore that serves coffee

Bacha Coffee

Situated in the heart of Marina Bay Sands, Bacha Coffee is a specialty coffee boutique with a wide variety of coffees meticulously sourced from harvesters worldwide. Initially founded in Marrakech, the baristas at Bacha Coffee take the art of coffee making to the highest levels of refinement, preparing, and roasting every bean to perfection. Dedicated to serving the best coffees, Bacha Coffee has over 200 single-origin brews and exquisite blends, each cup is a potential odyssey percolating with taste.

A popular favourite, the fragrant 1910 Coffee is known for its smooth, sultry flavour on the palate and aromatic top notes of strawberries. Pair with a delicate butter croissant for a delectable teatime treat.

Indulge in the aroma of the very best Arabica beans and get your caffeine fix in the comfort of your home. Also a perfect souvenir for friends and family, the Bacha Coffee boutique at Marina Bay Sands offers a range of gift boxes to choose from. Offering the best coffee in Singapore, make your way down to this famed coffeehouse now.

Bacha Coffee is located at B2-13/14, The Shoppes.

Coffee and croissant at Bacha Coffee, a coffee boutique in Singapore popular for serving the best coffees


Located next to the Rain Oculus – an instagrammable spot in Singapore – Beanstro at Marina Bay Sands offers a stylish reprieve from the rush of the city.

Cold drip coffee at Beanstro, Marina Bay Sands, a cafe serving the best coffee in Singapore

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee permeates the air, drawing you into the café where you’re greeted by a welcoming atmosphere with modern décor, comfortable seating, and soft lighting. This attention to detail defines their choice of coffee beans and a philosophy that demands the finest quality. Whether you're looking for a quick pick-me-up or a relaxing breakfast spot in Singapore, Beanstro provides an easy-going backdrop to enjoy your favourite cup, making it one of the best coffee cafés in Singapore.

Beanstro is located at B2-20, The Shoppes.

Da Paolo Gastronomia

In 1989, Paolo and Julia Scarpa opened the doors to their humble trattoria, Da Paolo, with a vision to bring a piece of Italy to Singaporean diners. It has fast become a beloved haunt for authentic Italian cuisine, including freshly baked pastries, delectable paninis, and quaint breakfast sets.

Pastries, latte and espresso served at Da Paolo, the best cafes in Singapore serving coffee

Being an Italian eatery, coffee is an integral part of the joy. Serving the best coffee in Singapore, sip on a caffe latteespresso, or piccolo as you bite into a flaky almond croissant. For something with a twist, the Mint Mocha and the Caramel Latte will hit the spot for something sweet.

Da Paolo Gastronomia is located at L1-87, The Shoppes.

Miracle Coffee

Located at ArtScience Museum, Miracle Coffee is a limited-time coffee experience brought to life by multi-talented Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin. The pop-up café features specialty drinks inspired by JJ Lin's music and his travels, with pour over coffee brewed with Ethiopian beans and plant-based Bonsoy Latte.

Iced and hot coffee at Miracle Coffee, Marina Bay Sands, which serves the best coffee in Singapore

The Miracle concept debuted in Taiwan, and its arrival in Marina Bay Sands is accompanied by the Kaya Cloud. This Singapore exclusive is an Americano-style coffee crowned with a fresh cream kaya-flavoured cap, then finished with shaved gula melaka. Now a local favourite among coffee connoisseur and fans of JJ Lin, savour a cup of aromatic coffee from one of the best coffee cafes in Singapore while admiring waterfront views of Marina Bay.

Miracle Coffee is located at ArtScience Museum, Level 1, Rain Oculus.

Origin + Bloom

Savour the fusion of European culinary traditions with modern Asian craft and creativity at Origin + Bloom. Delivering a mouth-watering selection of sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and decadent cakes, their selection of sweets is the perfect accompaniment to their handcrafted coffee creations.

From cold drip coffee to cappuccino, there’s a cup for everyone. For a delightful change of pace, let the baristas surprise you with the Speculoos Latte. Carefully crafted using a rich, caramelised cookie butter and a bold espresso blend, this creamy concoction is topped off with frothed milk, providing the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Savour the smooth, velvety texture and complex flavours that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight.

Check out the locations of Origin + Bloom at Marina Bay Sands.

Barista preparing a cup of coffee at the best cafes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Rasapura Masters

Be transported to a bygone era of old Singapore at Rasapura Masters, where you'll discover an unparalleled selection of local food in Singapore and an authentic cup of Singapore kopi. Pull up a seat amongst the decorative rickshaw bikes and birdcages and indulge in a cup of kopi made to your liking. Complete your meal with a traditional Rasapura Breakfast of fluffy toast and the softest of boiled eggs for a classic start to your day.

Rasapura Masters is located at B2-50, The Shoppes.

Soft-boiled egg and kaya toast paired with Singapore kopi at Rasapura Masters, Marina Bay Sands

Starbucks Reserve

Whether you’re a casual drinker or a caffeine addict, Starbucks is instantly recognisable among coffee circles. With Starbucks Reserve, the brand displays its comprehensive knowledge of coffee and sophisticated brewing methods. This premium coffeehouse offers a selection of rare and exotic beans from around the world, each expertly roasted to bring out unique aromas and complex notes in every cup.

Starbucks Reserve is also home to the famous Siphon Brewed coffee. Also known as vacuum brewing, this method uses a two-chambered glass apparatus with a filter in the middle. Water is heated in the lower chamber, and as it heats up, it rises to the upper chamber. Grounds are added to the upper chamber, and as the water cools, it is drawn back down into the lower chamber through the filter, creating a delicious cup of coffee.

Pair your brew with a slice of cake or a muffin to complement the deeper flavours. Constantly pushing boundaries to deliver the best coffees, Starbucks Reserve at Marina Bay Sands also offers the most extensive selection of drinkware and coffee beans in Singapore to elevate your morning coffee routine.

Starbucks Reserve is located at B2-56, The Shoppes.

Barista at Starbucks, a popular coffee cafe in Singapore, using the espresso machine

Toast Box

A Singaporean staple, Toast Box showcases how Singapore's rich history and cultural influences have had a profound impact on authentic Nanyang coffee and toast culture. The nostalgic location immerses you in 1960’s Singapore, with rustic touches of a colourful past given a contemporary lift. The earthy fragrance of freshly brewed Singapore kopi is particularly pleasing, blending with the irresistible aromas of the mains. For a true Singapore experience, order a cup of coffee with a side of their famous Kaya toast for the ultimate local breakfast.

Toast Box is located at B1-01E, The Shoppes.

Egg, kaya toast with butter and Singapore kopi at Toastbox, a popular coffee cafe in Singapore

Coffee enthusiasts in Singapore are in for a treat with an array of options available across the city. From local blends to international roasts, coffee is a must-try during your adventure in the Garden City.

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