The Ultimate List of Instagram-Worthy Food Around Chinatown Singapore
In this Instagram age, it is now the protocol to take pictures of the food before we eat. A lot of effort goes into this mini pictorial—we make sure that the camera angles, filters, and captions are perfect. Has your food turned cold before you could eat it because you took so long to take the perfect shot? Well, sometimes, it’s not you—it’s the unphotogenic food.
To help you save your time, we put together a list of 10 cafes with Instagram-worthy food around Chinatown Singapore. These cafes have ambience and menu items perfect for your curated Instagram feed. You and your friends would not have to wait anymore—one snapshot, and all of you can already dig in.
Note: If you are visiting Chinatown, you can also see this list of the best hotels in Chinatown Singapore.
Located at 84 Neil Road, this cafe takes after the word apiary, where beekeepers keep honey and beehives. Apiary is a cafe that promises to satisfy your sweet tooth while looking good for your Instagram feed.
We recommend checking out their tarts, ice cream, waffles, coffee, and tea. Aside from these menu items, you can also take Outfit of the Day shots against their white walls and woody interior elements. Apiary is open 12 pm – 10 pm from Sundays to Thursdays and 12 pm – 1 am from Fridays to Saturdays.
The Loft Café
You can find The Loft Café right above Nanyang Coffee at 268A South Bridge Road. This cafe serves an Insta-worthy all-day breakfast with its famous waffles and pancakes. This place also has a cozy and quaint vibe, making it perfect for get-togethers. You can visit The Loft Café every Tuesday to Sunday, 7:30 am to 11 pm.
Bread & Hearth
This Chinatown cafe takes pride in its picture-perfect loaves of bread, pastries, and tarts. The beautiful display of baked goods under glass shelves is the first thing you would notice upon entering the cafe. Bread & Hearth is a cafe at 18 Keong Saik Road Singapore specializing in European bread and pastries. You can visit this delight daily, from 8 am to 8:30 pm.
An epiphyte is a cafe that aims to appeal to the five senses. Located at 47 Neil Road, it is an infusion of nature, art, and food. It is open every 10 am to 11 pm every Monday to Thursday, and 10 am to 1 am every Friday to Saturday.
The cafe’s signature menu items are as delicious as they look! These are the grilled striploin, pink risotto, and chicken with Indonesian spices. Of course, we cannot leave out their exceptional cake, Twilight. Twilight is a one-of-a-kind chocolate mousse cake with a galaxy-style design. You must check Epiphyte out!
We have previously suggested Korean and Japanese influence cafes. Now, it is time that we recommend an American-influenced hangout place! You can visit Roosevelt’s at 331 New Bridge Road. They are open from 11 am – 10 pm every Tuesday to Thursday and 11 am – 12 am every Friday. You can also visit from 8:30 am – 11 pm every Saturday and 8:30 am – 10 pm every Sunday.
While you are there, make sure to try their brunch items! These include the Churros Waffle, Crab Cake Benedict, Truffle Potato Foam with Croissant, and Truffle Scrambled Eggs on Waffles.
The Populus Coffee & Food Co.
This café is located at 146 Neil Road and is open from 9 am – 7 pm on Monday and Wednesday. You can also visit this cafe every 9 am – 10:30 pm every Thursday and Friday. The Populus Coffee & Food Co. is also open from 9:30 am – 10:30 pm every Saturday. Moreover, it is available from 9:30 am – 7 pm every Sunday. However, this cafe is closed on Tuesdays.
Check out Populus Scramble: scrambled eggs, streaked bacon, and herb melange on a croissant. You can also try Buckwheat Pancakes with berries and maple syrup. Remember to take a picture as soon as the food arrives at your table!
Café Insadong is a Korean cafe in Chinatown with Korean-trained local service staff. You can find it at 279 South Bridge Road. Customers may drop by every 12 pm to 9:30 pm every Monday to Thursday and 12 pm to 11:30 pm every Friday to Saturday.
Café Insadong is famous for its Patbingsu, their signature dish. Patbingsu comes in different flavors such as mango, sweet potato, red bean, oreo, and green tea. It also has toasts of kaya butter, red bean, ice cream, Nutella, or peanut butter. Doesn’t that sound delicious?
Les Delices means The delights in French, and this is what this Chinatown cafe aims to become. Les Delices hopes to bring enjoyment and smiles to its customers with its Instagram-worthy pastry dishes. You can also order their Chinese teas in different selections.
Make sure to drop by 333 Kreta Ayer Road! They are open from 1 pm to 7 pm on Mondays and 1 pm to 10 pm from Tuesday to Thursday. You may also visit from 1 pm to 10:45 pm from Friday to Saturday. This East meets West fusion cafe will surely be the star of your Instagram feed
This Japanese-style cafe is famous for its Shibuya toasts and pasta dishes. You can visit it at #B1-51 Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road. Wa Café is open from 11 am to 9 pm daily. Of all its dishes, we recommend the oven-baked golden bread toast! This pastry is thick, large, chunky, and perfect for your Instagram feed. You can also order their vanilla honey toast topped with red bean, mochi balls, and ice cream.
This cafe at Smith Street offers BiBing, a Bibimbap and Bingsu fusion! This dish is modelled after real bibimbap using fruits as toppings. Furthermore, the egg yolk in the dessert comprises mangoes, while yoghurt makes up the egg white. This one-of-a-kind dessert will surely spruce up your Instagram Feed! You may visit BiBing 비빙 every day except for Mondays.
Take the Perfect Food Pictures in Chinatown!
We hope you enjoyed going through our compilation. You may also decide to set up a food business in Singapore if these cafes inspired you! In the meantime, visit these destinations to experience the perfect Instagram-worthy food around Chinatown.