Beyond Tampines Mall and IKEA, here are some of the best Tampines cafes for a nice brunch.

Apart from the cafes in the four malls around Tampines, Tampines Mall, Tampines 1, Century Square, and Our Tampines Hub, tons of hidden gems are scattered around this densely-populated neighbourhood. Tampines is home to some best cafes in Singapore, offering a hearty brunch, freshly-roasted coffee, handcrafted gelato, and more.

Join us as we uncover the lesser known cafes at Tampines, including halal options, so you know where to stop by for your next weekend brunch. 

Where are the best cafes in Tampines?

Tampines cafes
1. Three’s A Crowd — halal cafe at Tampines West with freshly-churned gelato
2. Glasshouse Creamery — Gorgeous ice-cream parlour in a glasshouse
3. Wunderfolks — tart speciality cafe at Tampines Mall
4. Dutch Colony Coffee Co. — coffee and brunch cafe at Our Tampines Hub
5. Rocky Master Singapore — cafe near IKEA Tampines
6. Puffs and Peaks — Handcrafted bakes in small batches
7. GIG Cafe — gorgeous pink cafe
8. Kraft Kitchen — halal cafe in Tampines that serves western and Mexican food
9. 7th Heaven KTV & Cafe — KTV and cafe in one spot

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

Best cafes in Tampines

1. Three’s A Crowd

Ice cream and waffles cafe in Tampines, near Tampines West MRT station
Photo: Three’s A Crowd / Instagram

A short four-minute walk away from Tampines West MRT, Three’s A Crowd is a halal-certified cafe renowned for its freshly-churned gelato and exotic waffle flavours.

What sets this cafe apart from the rest is its unique waffle flavour offering. We all know of the traditional crispy churro sticks, but have you ever tried a Churros Waffle ($8)? Or how about a Pandan Waffle ($9)? They even have special seasonal flavours, such as the Ondeh Waffle, so you’re always in for a delicious surprise. 

Pair your waffle with a wide selection of gelato flavours. If you’re someone who always goes for the bestsellers, then give their store-signature Leegacy (dark chocolate) a shot. They sell single scoops at $4.3 for classic and $5.3 for premium. Their other popular flavours include Oolong Lychee, Pb Caramel and Roasted Pistachio.

If you prefer having a drink but don’t want to give their raved ice cream a miss, you can even customise your own milkshake with the ice cream flavour of your choice. What a way to get the best of both worlds!

Three’s A Crowd

Location: 802 Tampines Ave 4, #01-11, Singapore 520802

2. Glasshouse Creamery

A new cafe emerges in Tampines, and this time, it’s in the form of an Instagrammable glasshouse.

If the exterior of Glasshouse Creamery looks familiar, it’s because it was where Around Cafe was located before it was permanently closed at the start of 2024.

Ice cream is priced at $4.9 a scoop and $8.9 for a double. You can pair it with either a Cone ($1) or Mochi Waffle ($7.9).

Aside from ice cream, Glasshouse Creamery’s menu also comprises finger food like Chicken Karaage, Yakitori Sticks, Popcorn Chicken and Spicy Drumlets. All are priced at $9.9.

Glasshouse Creamery

Location: 117 Tampines Street 86, The Alps Residences, Singapore 528538

3. Wunderfolks

What started out as a home-based business during the covid pandemic has quickly expanded into a full-fledged business with three outlets across Singapore. In addition to its Lot One and Junction 8 branches, Wunderfolks has recently opened its newest cafe at Tampines Mall.

Indulge in sweet tarts like Lemon Meringue ($8), Matcha ($8), and Lychee ($8). Wunderfolks’ Tampines cafe menu has also extended its offerings to croissants, cookies and tiramisu.

Wunderfolks

Location: 4 Tampines Central 5, #01-40, Singapore 529510

4. Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co's Tampines Cafe
Cafe interior of the Our Tampines Hub outlet: 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, the cafe at Our Tampines Hub will be sure to give you a top-notch caffeine fix.

A popular halal-certified cafe 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, so you have plenty of options to fill up your belly. If you just want to grab a light bite, they also have salads, sides, and desserts. Pair your food with a cup of their specialty coffee and you’ll be ready to tackle the rest of the day!

Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

Location: 1 Tampines Walk, #01-K8, Singapore 528523

5. Rocky Masters Singapore

For whatever reason, if you decide not to eat at IKEA, Rocky Masters Singapore is the nearest cafe from IKEA Tampines.

Rocky Masters is one of the most underrated cafes in Singapore. Established in 1999, their menu comprises of a wide mix of Asian, Fusion, and Western dishes. The crowds’ favourite include Laksa Supreme ($13.8), Chicken & Mushroom Quesadilla ($16.2), and, Rocky Master Signature Breakfast ($17.5).

They are halal-certified.

Rocky Masters Singapore

Location: 9 Tampines Ave 5, #01-11 Tampines Grande, Singapore 528735

6. Puffs And Peaks

puff and peaks donuts at tampines
Puffs and Peaks display case. Photo: Puffs and Peaks

Puffs And Peaks serves up a delectable array of pastries that will be sure to satisfy your palate. Founded by a mother-daughter duo, this patisserie exudes warmth and love in all their bakes. 

Famed for their signature brioche doughnuts, these delicate pastries feature a light and airy choux crust filled with custard fillings ranging from the classic Vanilla Bean ($4) and Chocolate ($4), to more adventurous flavours such as Taro Coconut ($4) and Sour Cream And Chives ($4.2). Another popular item is their gooey Brookie ($3.7), a half chocolate chip, half dark cocoa chip cookie that is rich and soft on the inside. 

This cafe in Tampines always has special menu items every week, which they update on their Instagram account. You can pre-order their items on their website, or head down to their store to grab their everyday staples. 

Puffs and Peaks

Location: 866A Tampines Street 83, #03-03 Tampines Central Community Complex, Singapore 521866

7. GIG Cafe

Pink cafe in Tampines, GIG Cafe
Cafe interior. Photo: GIG Cafe

Love all things pink? Then GIG Cafe 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, this pink Tampines 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

8. Kraft Kitchen

Mexican cafe in Tampines
Tapas sharing platter. Photo: Kraft Kitchen / Instagram

This place used to be known as a a hidden cafe in Tampines. But with all its popularity, I’m not sure you can call it hidden anymore.

Located beneath a HDB block, Kraft Kitchen is a halal cafe in Tampines that cooks up Western and Mexican dishes at affordable prices.

Their Signature Gratin Mac and Cheese is a must-try. Creamy and savoury with a satisfying cheese pull, this is definitely one of their most popular dishes. Pair it with a side of your choice, ranging from Sauteed Mushrooms ($15.6) to Striploin Beef Steak ($20.8). If you prefer having rice instead, their Signature Gratin Cheese Baked Rice is also a great choice. 

Their extensive menu also includes Mexican dishes such as Grilled Chicken Fajitas ($16.9) and Golden Crispy Shrimp Tacos ($14.3). If you’re going with friends and family, they also offer Tapas Sharing Platters ($138) with a wide range of items. 

Kraft Kitchen

Location: 820 Tampines Street 81, #01-526, Singapore 520820

9. 7th Heaven KTV and Cafe

7th heaven ktv and cafe tampines safra
Interior. Photo: 7th Heaven KTV and Cafe

7th Heaven KTV and Cafe literally embodies the old “work hard, play hard” adage. Do your work over a cup of coffee in the day (they even have free wifi and power plugs!) and sing your lungs out at the KTV after that!

This Tampines cafe serves up quality fusion food, such as Salted Egg Prawn Pizza ($23.9), Laksa Pasta ($17.9) and even Egg Lava Beef Burger ($19.9). If you’re looking for light finger food, their Bacon Cheese Tater Tots ($12.9) would make a fantastic choice. The minimalistic interior of the cafe promises a quiet and productive working space, where you can be sure to get work done while enjoying these delicacies. 

With many different entertainment facilities, from game consoles to board games pool tables, this place also makes a great night hangout spot with friends. 

7th Heaven KTV and Cafe

Location: 1/A Tampines Street 92, #03-02 SAFRA Tampines, Singapore 528882

Cafes near Tampines

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 Tampines:

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