Discover the vibrant cafe scene nestled within the bustling neighborhood of Buona Vista. From cosy hideaways to trendy hangouts, Buona Vista offers a diverse range of cafes that cater to every taste and preference. Whether you’re in search of a quiet spot to work or a cosy cafe to catch up with friends, our list has got you covered.

Join us as we explore the best cafes at Buona Vista for coffee and brunch.

1. Dewgather

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Drawing inspiration from Melbourne’s cafe culture, Dewgather embraces a minimalist design with inviting ambience Dewgather a cosy spot for brunch or work from cafe. To savour a taste of Australia, try out one of their toasties.

The Triple Cream Brie, Truffle Honey, and Vegemite Toast ($9.5) features a strong contrast of sweet and savoury. Their French Toast ($18) also shares a similar profile, blending salted cream and fresh berries.

Dewgather

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

2. Ji Yue Coffee

Tucked away in the Viva Vista Shopping Mall, you’ll find this hidden gem.

Ji Yue Coffee crafts a warm and inviting atmosphere, establishing a cosy haven with a distinct Taiwanese-inspired charm. Indulge in their range of single-origin coffees, expertly roasted by the renowned Sweet Blossom Coffee Roasters. The beans are treated to a lighter profile, ensuring the preservation of their natural flavours and aromatic richness.

Ji Yue Coffee

Location: 3 South Buona Vista Rd, #01-13 Viva Vista, Singapore 118136

3. House Downstairs

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Step into House Downstairs — not literally though — a minimalist cafe with homey and cosy ambience. Contrary to its name, it is actually located inside Ulu Pandan Community Club.

The cafe’s menu blends flavours and culinary techniques from the east and west. With a quirky menu name of “Eat Some Dong Xi”, which translates to “eat something” in Chinese, they offer unexpected offerings such as House Signature Craygee ($22), Mantous with Sweet Sambal Sauce ($12), and Potato Roti with Sour Cream ($10).

House Downstairs

Location: 170 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-03 Ulu Pandan CC, Singapore 279621

4. Jimmy Monkey

Jimmy Monkey introduces the essence of Melbourne’s cafe culture to Singapore.

For brunch choices, their signature JM Brekkie Sandwich ($17), is perfectly complemented with the Latte ($5.5). For those in the mood for drinking, try the Violet Crumble ($18) infused with sweet butterscotch schnapps.

Jimmy Monkey

Location: #01-51 One-North Residences, 9 One-north Gateway, Singapore, 138643

5. Long Black Cafe

Long Black Cafe introduces the unique fusion of Japanese-Italian pasta bar flavours and exceptional coffee to the vibrant cafe scene of Buona Vista.

This eatery offers an enticing selection of baked rice, burgers, sandwiches, and pastas. For a fulfilling experience, try on their best-selling Chilli Seafood Delight pasta ($13.9) paired with their coffee selection such as a delightful Toffee Nut Latte ($4.5).

Long Black Cafe

Location: 20 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138668

6. Breadyard

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Breadyard is a brunch cafe at One-North that started out as a small bakery cafe.

Famed for their croissants, which are priced slightly cheaper, the cafe is also a popular spot for brunch among students in the area.

Munch on a nutty Almond Croissant ($4.5) or indulge in a sinful Matcha Cruffin ($5) generously loaded with a thick, grassy matcha filling.

Breadyard

Location: 1 Fusionopolis Pl, #01 – 23 / 24 Galaxis, Singapore 138522

7. Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

With six outlets scattered islandwide, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is no stranger in the cafe scene. Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or simply someone looking to enjoy a quality cup of joe, their outlet at Buona Vista will be sure to give you a top-notch caffeine fix.

A popular halal-certified brunch spot, their breakfast menu includes their signature French Toast ($19), which comes with caramelised banana, mixed berries, coffee caramel, expresso butter and maple syrup atop a warm brioche toast. Sounds delicious, right? It looks really pretty too, so you can be sure to snap some pictures for your Instagram Story.

They offer a wide range of pastas and mains, as well as salads, sides, and desserts.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

Location: 1 Fusionopolis Wy, #01-01, Singapore 138632

8. Swee Lee Social Club

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Exclusively situated in Swee Lee’s flagship stores, Swee Lee Social Club offer freshly brewed coffee, handcrafted drinks, and delicious bites in the midst of musical haven.

Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience as you enjoy your coffee surrounded by instruments and tunes, making it the perfect spot for music enthusiasts. The vibrant atmosphere extends beyond beverages and bites, hosting live events and sharing the joy of good music with the community.

Swee Lee Social Club

Location: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-07 / 08 / 09 / 10, Singapore 138617

9. Monki

Bringing tastes of Taiwan to Singapore, Monki is a vibrant yellow themed cafe with playful monkey-themed accents, with ambiance that strikes a delightful balance between cheerfulness and tranquil vibes.

Monki’s menu showcases Taiwanese culinary delights, featuring standout dishes such as the comforting Lu Rou Fan ($9) and satisfying Big Intestine Mee Sua ($8.80). To conclude your dining experience on a sweet note, Monki offers a delightful selection of Taiwan Shaved Ice Desserts (from $7) with range of flavours to choose from matcha to watermelon.

Monki

Location: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-41 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617

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