Antea Social - speciality tea cafe

In a world where pink reigns supreme, and whimsical dreams come to life, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of Barbie. As the recent Barbie movie hype sweeps the nation, we invite you to experience the magic in a uniquely delightful way — by exploring the vibrant landscape of pink cafes that have sprung up across Singapore.

1. Coach Cafe

Photo: Coach Singapore

Nothing screams Barbie like the world’s first Coach Cafe, enveloped in pink and yellow. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Chinatown along Keong Saik Road, this unique three-storey space also houses Coach’s debut bespoke concept store in Asia.

The cafe’s ambience is a perfect marriage of vintage-inspired decor and contemporary chic, with specially designed milk cartons and cereal boxes adorning the shelves.

Meanwhile, the menu is a product of collaboration with the renowned homegrown cafe, Brawn & Brains, featuring an array of delectable brunch items and exclusive plated desserts. Indulge in all-day breakfast delights like the Classic Pancakes ($16), or a sweet and savoury harmony of the Chicken & Waffles ($18), drizzled chili honey and maple syrup drizzle. And what’s a cafe experience without delightful donuts? At $4.2 per piece, choose from flavours like Classic Sugar, Cinnamon Spice, Zesty Lemon Curd, and the exclusive Cherries & Cream, each boasting pillowy softness and a perfect balance of sweetness.

Before bidding adieu, explore the themed rooms across the levels and immerse yourself in the Coach World Art Experience on the third floor, taking this enchanting journey to new heights. Whether you’re a fan of Coach, a pink enthusiast, or simply a lover of unique dining experiences, the Coach Cafe promises an extraordinary adventure that’s not to be missed.

Coach Singapore

Location: 05 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089113

2. Nico Cafe

Floral cafe, Cafe de Nicole's Flower

A mix of a floral shop and cafe, Nico Cafe is embroidered in bouquets of pink flowers.

Formerly known as Cafe de Nicole Flower, they have recently rebranded to Nico Cafe. However, do not worry as the cafe is still decked in pastel petals, retaining its former glory. This pink cafe is not just all for show though. Aside from her whimsical furnishing, Nico Cafe serves delectable brunch dishes, such as the Nico All-day Brunch ($24), and Tiger Prawn Laksa Linguine ($21).

While most of their dishes are elegantly plated, the ones that really stand out are their souffle pancakes. The Original ($17.9) places an emphasis on the supreme texture of the pancakes, accompanied with a humble side of fresh fruits and cream. Meanwhile, for a more adventurous gastronomy, give their newest flavour — Creamy Sweet Potato ($21.9) — a try. This variation features a unique combination of their house-made sweet potato cream with fresh blueberries, dried cranberries, chocolate chips and vanilla ice cream.

Now for the drinks, you might be tempted to order a comforting cup of joe. But, Nico Cafe’s speciality drinks fare so much better in terms of creativity and aesthetics.

Cafe de Nicole’s Flower

Location: 224 Telok Kurau Rd, #01-01, Singapore 423836

3. GIG Cafe

Cafe interior. Photo: GIG Cafe

Love all things pink? Then GIG Cafe at Tampines is a must-visit for you!

Decked in pink from the ceiling to the chairs, with beautifully polished marble-top tables and adorable large stuffed teddy bears, GIG Cafe would be Barbie’s favourite hangout spot. Every corner in this cafe presents a new photo opportunity — from a paper flower feature wall to the beautiful pink leaves draping from the ceiling, this cafe looks like a scene straight out of a fairytale.

Their menu features affordable dishes, ranging from classics like Bacon Carbonara ($9.9) and Fish and Chips ($12.9) to interesting desserts like Chendol Waffle ($11.9). They even have high tea sets affordably priced at $56 for 2 people, so you can enjoy some sweet pastries and coffee while soaking in the beautiful atmosphere. 

GIG Cafe

Location: Blk 419 Tampines Street 41 #01-104, Level 1, 520419

4. Smile Dessert

Photo: @jopeonies / Instagram

While the essence of any eatery should be their food, it wouldn’t matter as much when you’re in Smile Dessert. This 3-storey cafe is decked in Insta-worthy backdrops and props.

With multiple outlets across Singapore, do note that only the one in Bugis is decked in pink. The gigantic ball pit on the second level is the obvious choice but you can also snap a shot with any of their elegant gold-rimmed marble furniture, wall of holographic tumblers, and even along their pink stairwell.

For a sugar-rush after a tiring shoot, recharge with an army of desserts ranging from Korean bingsu to traditional Chinese desserts and crepe cakes. For drinks, there are also fruit teas and smoothies.

Smile Dessert

Location: 534 North Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 188749

5. Antea Social

Antea Social is a contemporary tea house along Tyrwhitt Road.

Their tea leaves are carefully curated across the Orient, strictly selecting only the best of the best. Aside from the classics, you’ll get to experience tea from all walks of life, such as their more popular fruit-infused tea ($6 for hot, $6.5 for iced) which lures you in with fruity, sweet or tangy notes of fruits like Mango and Peach.

Antea Social

Location: 9 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207528

6. Dewgather

Photo: Dewgather

Dewgather is a new cafe concept with at The Star Vista that with an extensive menu of coffee, toasties, mains and desserts from Nesuto and Dolc Patisserie.

This glasshouse cafe takes on a contemporary industrial facade with its walls dusted in a light coating of pink.

Interesting items to try on their menu include Triple Cream Brie Toastie ($8), which is slathered with truffle honey and vegemite, and their Kurobuta Pork Rack ($26), served with spiced pumpkin puree and an apple slaw.

Dewgather

Location: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-46 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617

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