Lapis in Wonderland - Kueh Lapis served in red wine sauce, poached grapes and vanilla ice cream. New cafe in Bedok 2021

Cafes in Bedok? Didn’t realise there was any…

When you think of the best cafes in Singapore, Bedok might not come to mind. But you’ll be surprised at how many hidden gems are gatekept by the residences here.

From coffeehouses to gelato stores, here are the seven best cafes in Bedok that you must check out, even if you don’t stay in the area.

Where are the best cafes in Bedok?

Bedok cafes
1. Percolate — One of the best cafes for coffee
2. Refuel — affordable brunch cafe in Bedok with amazing pork ribs
3. Mosanco Enchanted Cafe Bedok — famous for their cold brew coffee
4. Marie Lapis — Peranakan-inspired desserts
5. Home Cafe — new work-friendly cafe in Bedok
6. Scoopy Doo – ice cream and mochi waffles along Bedok Reservoir
7. An Acai Affair — one of the best acai brands in Singapore

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Here are more cafes near Bedok.

Best cafes in Bedok

1. Percolate

percolate review, hot latte with tulip latte art, best bedok cafe for coffee
One of the best spots in Bedok for coffee

A quaint cafe in Bedok, Percolate is serious about delivering the best cup of coffee to their customers.

Curating coffee beans from all over the world, Percolate rotates their house-choice based on the season. The Hot Latte ($5.5) that we got recently featured Peru’s nutty undertones. Meanwhile, coffee extracted from the single origin from Rwanda underscores fruitier notes.

Interesting drinks such as ginger and coconut lattes are also found on this cafe’s menu.

To get a bite to go with your drink, we recommend their croissants. One of the best in Singapore, the Smoked Salmon Croissant ($7.2) is elevated with a layer of wasabi mayo. The PB&J Croissant ($8) is also a popular choice.

Percolate

Location: 136 Bedok North Ave 3, #01-152, Singapore 460136
Opening hours: 9am-7pm

2. Refuel

Honey Pork Ribs at Refuel Cafe, with a side of corn. Best cafe for brunch in Bedok
Refuel Cafe’s signature pork ribs, one of the best at its price point

Located along Bedok Reservoir, Refuel Cafe is an all-day brunch cafe in Bedok that serves comforting and affordable dishes under $16.

Refuel yourself with classic brunch dishes like waffles and pasta; nothing too quirky. But it’s the affordability and consistency of the dishes that earned Refuel their reputation in the area.

If there’s one item on Refuel’s menu that deserves a standing ovation, it’s their barbecued pork ribs. It comes in two variations: Baked Honey Ribs ($14) and Spicy Ribs ($14). Both are lightly seasoned with the right texture. Fall off the bones, but retaining a firm texture for a more palatable mouthfeel.

Refuel is also located at Queenstown and Yishun.

Refuel

Location: Bedok Reservoir Rd, #01-3029 Blk 744, Singapore 470744
Opening hours: 9am-9pm

3. Mosanco Enchanted Cafe Bedok

Mosanco Enchanted Cafe Bedok cafe branch
One of the most famous cafes at Bedok for cold brew

With its oak furniture and numerous paintings of enchanting landscapes, Enchanted Cafe Bedok looks straight out of a fairytale.

Located at Bedok North, this whimsical cafe is part of the Mosanco cafe cluster. Enchanted Cafe Bedok is also known as The Secret Garden, and they are most famous for their cold brew coffees. Specifically, their White Cold Brew ($6.9) was creamy, full-bodied and lightly sweetened. All without the astringency that comes with coffee that is brewed otherwise.

While they might be relatively more expensive, their brunch items tasted pretty great. We highly recommend the Almond Butter on Toast ($10.9), which uses a nutty and textured almond butter. Strangely, it also reminded us of tang yuan stuffing, even though peanuts are commonly used for that.

Meanwhile, the Croissants with Stuffing ($9.9), with a choice of filling, had a nice flaky texture.

Aside from this cafe in Bedok, Mosanco also has other branches in Serangoon, Farrer Park and Bukit Timah.

Mosanco Enchanted Cafe Bedok

Location: 510 Bedok North Street 3, #01-75, Singapore 460510
Opening hours: 11am-11pm (closed on Tuesday)

4. Marie Lapis

Bedok Cafe — Marie Lapis serving peranakan desserts
Peranakan-inspired desserts. Photo: @eggeatsbread / Instagram

Brunch and coffee is great, but this cafe has to be one of the more unique ones at Bedok as they serve Peranakan-inspired cafe food.

From a Kueh Lapis store to a full-fledged cafe in Bedok, Marie Lapis’s menu now includes Western mains infused with Peranakan elements and interesting adaptations to traditional Kueh’s.

Take the Lapis in Wonderland ($10.9) for example. Lapis served in a glossy red wine sauce, with poached grapes and vanilla ice-cream. Meanwhile, the Coffee Lapis-Misu ($7) features an amalgamation of Indonesian and Italian cuisines — a harmonious blend of imported Italian Cheese, Rum, wine-soaked sponge and coffee lapis.

Marie Lapis

Location: 537 Bedok North Street 3, #01-575, Singapore 460537
Opening hours: 10am-10pm (closed on Monday)

5. Home Cafe

Home Cafe Bedok Reservoir for waffles cheesecakes and coffee
Photo: Home Cafe / Instagram

A brand new cafe along Bedok Reservoir, Home Cafe is aims to provide a second home to its patrons with a comfortable and cosy setting.

With wifi and electrical sockets in place, it’s also the perfect cafe to get some productive work done while you’re out of the house.

Home Cafe serves a range of coffee, cakes, croissants and ice cream.

Home Cafe

Location: 150 Bedok Reservoir Rd, #01-1727, Singapore 470150
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm
Sunday: 11:30am-10pm

6. Scoopy Doo

mochi waffles and ice cream at Bedok
Mochi waffles and ice cream after a relaxing stroll around the reservoir. Photo: Scoopy Doo / Instagram

What’s the best way to recharge after a stroll along Bedok Reservoir? Ice cream and mochi waffles!

Scoopy Doo is one of the newest cafes in Bedok, nestled within the HDB clusters that’s just a short walk its nearest bus stop.

Upon stepping into this ice cream parlour, you’ll instantly notice two things: the buttery fragrance of freshly-made buttermilk waffles and a selection of tea-like flavours such as Honeycomb with Chrysanthemum and Earl Grey.

Classic flavours are priced at $4.9 per scoop, with premium flavours costing $0.5 more. You can also opt for the waffle and ice cream combos, which starts from $6.9.

Scoopy Doo

Location: 740 Bedok Reservoir Rd, #01-3179, Singapore 470740
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 6-10pm
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 1pm-12am
Sunday: 1-10pm

7. An Acai Affair

Can’t go wrong with acai, and you especially can’t go wrong with An Acai Affair, one of the best acai brands in Singapore.

You can either order one of their signature Acai bowls that starts from $6.9, with the toppings already pre-determined, or customise your own bowl from $7.5. Toasts, with options like Berry Crunchy and You Butter Believe, start from $8.9.

An Acai Affair

Location: 136 Bedok North Ave 3, #01-160, Singapore 460136

Best cafes near Bedok

If you can’t find any suitable cafes in this area, hop over to the nearby neighbourhoods. We have compiled various guides of the best cafes near Bedok:

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