10 Pretty Cafes in Tanjong Pagar for an Instagrammable Coffee Break

10 Pretty Cafes in Tanjong Pagar for an Instagrammable Coffee Break

For coffee lovers with an eye for design and aesthetics.

The district of Tanjong Pagar in Singapore is often described as a lively business and commercial centre located within Singapore’s Central Business District. Yet, office buildings aren’t the only thing you’ll find here. One of Tanjong Pagar’s most attractive charms is that it’s a buzzing cafe hotspot in Singapore. In particular, the area is home to Instagram-worthy cafes that have received good reviews for their brew, as well. This article picks out several pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar that we think are worth checking out for their aesthetic ambience!

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Pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar

1. The Glasshouse @ Neil

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For those with an eye for classic beauty, The Glasshouse @ Neil is among the best cafes to head to in Tanjong Pagar because it’s as pretty as its name. Located along Neil Road, this gorgeous cafe is classically elegant, being home to a sprawling interior with beautiful flooring, high ceilings, and elegant woody furnishings. 

This cafe is not simply a pretty place; it has also received great reviews for its yummy food and generous food portions. Try out its waffles and build-your-own-breakfast sets! With its two outlets at Neil Road and Chijmes, The Glasshouse is one of the most trendy cafes not only in Tanjong Pagar, but also in Singapore.

2. Plain Vanilla (Neil Road)

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When we think of Plain Vanilla, we think of the words chic, heritage, and nature-y. This lovely cafe located along Neil Road features warm terracotta tiles, natural reclaimed wood, and an open-concept kitchen. Plain Vanilla draws inspiration for its aesthetic from the Peranakan spirit of tok panjang — where kitchens are the heart of the house, and family and friends gather over great food.

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Plain Vanilla is also home to a beautiful outdoor patio with wooden benches. Additionally, the cafe offers a wide selection of brunch items, sides, and beverages on its menu. We think Plain Vanilla is a great choice when looking for pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar for a meetup over a hearty brunch!

3. Equate Coffee

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Looking for pretty, Instagrammable cafes in Tanjong Pagar? Check out Equate Coffee, which sports a super cool industrial-minimalist interior. Located inside Tanjong Pagar Plaza, this cafe is probably among some of the most aesthetic cafes in Tanjong Pagar. Apart from its super-sleek granite theme, Equate Coffee makes for a good place to catch up with friends over some coffee and pastries. 

4. Chez Suzette 

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This two-storey French cafe, restaurant, and wine bar known as Chez Suzette definitely gets a spot on our list of pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar. The interior has a distinct French-style aesthetic and emits ultra-cosy vibes. The neutral-hued walls go very nicely with the unique furniture and decorations which add nice dashes of colour. 

Another cool feature of Chez Suzette is its cafe-retail concept. It houses a unique retail and event space, which features cool curated items from local and international artists and craftsmen.

Image credit: Chez Suzette Official Facebook Page

Other than its indoor seating area, Chez Suzette also boasts a lovely outdoor patio, which is great for diners who prefer fresh air to air-conditioning. The cafe is also home to a beautiful private dining room and lounge, which can be reserved for private events. So, Chez Suzette might just be the perfect spot for your wedding reception! 

5. Cafe Kreams

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If you like all things Korean, you’re bound to like Cafe Kreams. This Korean cafe features a pretty nature-themed interior that looks like a romantic scene straight out of a K-drama. Located in Maxwell Chambers, Cafe Kreams also happens to be one of the most popular cafes in Tanjong Pagar. 

Image credit: Cafe Kreams Official Instagram Page

We think the autumn foliage and woody furnishings make Cafe Kreams a great place for a romantic date! Additionally, a must-try dessert item here is its tiramisu.

6. O Happi Place

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O Happi Place strives to give visitors a memorable and happi experience, so it absolutely deserves a mention in our picks of pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar. This cafe has a sweet setup that resembles a cosy hideout in a garden, exuding a warm and inviting atmosphere. Here, both indoor and al fresco dining are available.

Image credit: O Happi Place Official Website

Apart from its pretty interiors, O Happi Place has received great reviews for its unique and delicious ice cream flavours. We recommend the cafe’s Ju Pu ice cream, an artisanal blend of Pu-er tea with chrysanthemum flowers that also happens to be a diabetic-friendly dessert!

TripZilla tip: O Happi Place is located in Everton Park, in the southwest corner of Tanjong Pagar. 

The closest MRT station to this cafe is Outram Park MRT Station

7. Acoustics Coffee Bar

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If your concept of ‘pretty cafes’ is synonymous with ‘cool cafes’, then we think you’ll like Acoustics Coffee Bar. Located along Neil Road, Acoustics Coffee Bar is home to a unique interior that has been thoughtfully curated for its visitors. The cafe setup incorporates acoustic panels that minimise echoes, creating a relaxing and conducive environment for visitors to enjoy quality conversations or even complete some work. 

Additionally, the cafe’s woody furnishings and muted, earthy colours create a rather homely atmosphere. Add Acoustics Coffee Bar to your go-to list of cool cafes in Tanjong Pagar! To add to that, Acoustics Coffee Bar also offers a wide menu selection including brunch sets, mains, desserts and beverages. 

TripZilla Tip: To make your money’s worth, visit Acoustics Coffee Bar on weekdays from 11am–4pm to enjoy the weekday set lunch for only S$12!

8. Five Oars Coffee Roasters Heritage

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Five Oars Coffee Roasters Heritage is a cafe sporting a classically beautiful aesthetic that’s true to its name. Featuring woody furniture, rich earthy hues and a spacious interior, this cafe is among the top cafes of Tanjong Pagar

Yet, Five Oars isn’t simply a pretty cafe. Whether you’re up for a hearty meal or a light bite, you’ll find a good selection of yummy items on the menu here! For a delectable brunch, try out its Mentaiko Fries or Baked Egg set. Also, take your pick from the selection of pastas available on its dinner menu, such as the Vongole Spaghetti and Squid Ink Spaghetti. 

9. The Coffee Code Singapore

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If your idea of a pretty cafe means ‘cute’, add The Coffee Code to your list of go-to pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar. We think the ‘c’ in The Coffee Code stands for cosy and cute, because this cafe has an adorable dessert-inspired interior that exudes warmth. There’s also a hipster al fresco seating area at the storefront. 

Located along Neil Road, this cafe serves freshly brewed coffee, waffles, pastries and desserts. Try its specialty: the unique flower-shaped, black rice waffles.

Fun fact: The Coffee Code has a popular branch in Malaysia too!

10. South Side Keppel

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The final item on our selection of pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar is South Side Keppel. The cafe interior features a neutral colour palette of lime-wash grey walls and wooden furniture accented with rattan finishes, which is pleasant and calming to the eyes. One particularly impressive feature is the cafe’s floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to pour into the cafe during the day, creating a cheerful sunny atmosphere.

Yet, the interior of South Side Keppel goes beyond being aesthetically pleasing. With its interior being designed to be friendly for children and wheelchair users, the cafe is a thoughtfully-curated avenue that facilitates conversation and relaxation for its patrons.

So, this article highlights ten eye-catching, pretty cafes in Tanjong Pagar. Check them out and make a review!

Featured image credit: O Happi Place Official Website

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Esther Yue
Esther Yue

Esther is an inquisitive girl who enjoys uncovering the depths of life. She loves exploring new places and cultures. While travelling, she never skips the roller coaster rides in the amusement parks. In her natural habitat, you’ll probably catch her with a book and an iced drink, listening to some good music.