Once in awhile (or maybe every weekend), we all crave to get away from the hustle and bustle our busy lives. Pictures posted onto Instagram of friends and influencers travelling and visiting cute cafes don’t help much either. Good food and a nice environment for a moment of relaxation, is that too much to ask for?
Fret not, we’ve done some digging and compiled six cafes that will instantly transport you to a different country. Scroll down to check out which cafes made it to the list.
Tin Hill Social
Tin Hill Social, a cafe/restaurant located at Turf Club, is one that boasts beautiful outdoor seating. The area is surrounded by greenery which makes you feel like you’re in the middle of a forest. Dotted with bright yellow lawn chairs and rustic wooden tables, you’ll surely have lots of OOTD opportunities while having a meal there.
If that’s not enough for your wanderlusting tendencies, Tin Hill Social is in the vicinity of horse stables so you’ll be able to go for a leisurely stroll while watching horses gallop around.
Where: 100 Turf Club Road, 287992
Sharing the space with Poppy Flora & Nature Studio, Wildseed Cafe is a quaint little spot on the ground level of The Summerhouse. The exposed brick walls on the interior of the cafe gives off an industrial and vintage vibe to the cafe, whilst the flowers from the florist add a pop of colour. Its location makes it seem as if it’s on the outskirts of a town. With few people patronising the cafe on a Saturday morning, it’s a quiet place for a relaxing brunch.
Where: 3 Park Ln, 798387
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Wheeler’s Estate, situated in the same area as Wildseed Cafe, is housed in a refurbished colonial bungalow that was built for the military personnel of the British Royal Air Force. With a cafe and grill house on the first storey of the establishment, and a restaurant on the second, you’ll surely be spoilt for choices.
Opt for a seat on the ground floor - the rattan chairs, marble tables and high ceilings exude a chill beach holiday vibe that will get your friends wondering if you’ve travelled over the weekends.
If brunch is not your thing, visit Wheeler’s Estate at night. Enjoy your dinner as the fairy lights illuminate the night sky and local musicians sing in the background.
Where: 2 Park Ln, 798386
Seasoned cafe hoppers, you know we all look for these three factors in a good cafe - aesthetic interior, natural lighting and delectable food. And it’s safe to say that Merci Marcel delivers all three.
Although the cafe has an outdoor space, main dining area and courtyard, we suggest heading to the courtyard for your weekend brunch. The sunlight that enters through the glass roof makes good food and OOTD shots for Instagram.
Where: 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, 160056
Open Farm Community
Amidst the lush greenery is Open Farm Community, a farm-to-table concept cafe that focuses on locally sourced dishes. The cafe can be found in a glasshouse-esque location which allows ample of natural light to enter. It also features an open-concept kitchen.
Alternatively, you can take a seat outside where the space overlooks their edible garden. With no HDB flats in sight, you’ll instantly be transported away from the concrete jungle.
Where: 130E Minden Rd, 248819
Stamping Ground Coffee
Situated near East Coast Park, Stamping Ground Coffee is a great cafe with nice ambience to go to after your morning run or cycle. Since the cafe shares the space with Dawn Q Floral Designs, the space has a nice mix of floral and Kinfolk-esque interior which really reminds us of a cafe in Australia. Flowers displayed at the space are for sale as well, so you can get some and brighten up your home with it.
Where: 87 Upper East Coast Rd, 455223