With all the best cafes and restaurants here, it’s no wonder Tanjong Pagar is every foodie’s haven.

The repertoire of restaurants and cafes in Tanjong Pagar continues to grow. Hence, if you’re spoiled for choice, we’ve located the 21 cafes and restaurants in Tanjong Pagar to check out if you’re looking for the best places to eat here.

What are the best things to eat at Tanjong Pagar?

Tanjong Pagar cafes
1. 10 Cent Pancake — cheesy pancakes from Japan
2. Good Egg by Bearded Bella — coffee and brunch
3. Equate Coffee — industrial-themed cafe with coffee and caneles
4. Soul Smoothie Bar — guilt-free smoothies and toasts
5. Alice Boulangerie — one of the best croissants
6. Nesuto — Japanese-French cakes
7. Baristart — drinks and desserts made with premium Hokkaido milk
8. Champion Bolo — authentic Hong Kong bolo bun
9. Cafe Kreams — Korean autumn-themed cafe
10. Bearded Bella — one of the best brunch cafes in Tanjong Pagar

Tanjong Pagar restaurants
11. Pura Brasa — charcoal-grilled Spanish food
12. CouCou — authentic Swiss restaurant along Craig Road
13. WagyuX — a special crossbreed rarely found outside Japan
14. Nook — a new multi-concept space for contemporary European cuisine
15. Celebrity Prawn Mee — comforting and affordable bowl of prawn mee
16. Aburi En — A4/A5 Miyazaki Wagyu
17. SBCD Korean Tofu House — authentic Korean sundubu
18. Daejim — Korean grilled seafood and meat
19. Doco Donburi — affordable Japanese rice bowls
20. City Hot Pot — hotpot at Guoco Tower
21. Hamburg Steak Keisuke — hamburg patty and free flow eggs

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Here are the best cafes near Tanjong Pagar.

Best cafes in Tanjong Pagar

1. 10 Cent Pancake

Cheese stretch of 10 Cent Pancake Cheesy pancakes in Singapore
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Joining the wave of the viral coin pancake craze from Japan, the Singapore rendition has just  landed in Tanjong Pagar Plaza. Get ready to get your ultimate cheese pull at 10 Cent Pancake.

Despite the mention of 10 cents, each pancake is actually priced at $5, similar to how Japan prices their rendition of the cheesy pancakes. Each pancake is filled with a huge block of mozzarella, which turns into a gooey, satisfying mess as the pancake shell cooks.

While pancakes take centre stage, you can complement your order with beverages such as White ($5) or Black ($5).

10 Cent Pancake

Location: 1 Tanjong Pagar Plz, #01-20, Singapore 082001
Opening hours:
Monday: 10am-7pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wed-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm

2. Good Egg by Bearded Bella

Good Egg review brunch cafe at Tanjong Pagar
Brunch spread at Good Egg cafe

Situated in the SBF Center, right beside Tanjong Pagar MRT Station, Good Egg is an extension of the Melbourne-inspired cafe along Craig Road, Bearded Bella.

Reflecting the British slang “good egg”, which describes a friendly and pleasant neighbour, this new cafe in Tanjong Pagar aims to be a good neighbour to the office workers in the area with its selection of coffee and brunch.

The cafe offers delectable dishes such as Crispy Creole Chicken Salad ($20), crunchy Parisien Toast ($18), and Chia Pudding ($18). Complement your visit with their signature beverages like the Coffee Slushie ($8) or Citrus Coffee Spritz ($6.5).

While all cutleries are designed for takeaway, the cafe did not neglect its furnishing. Its designed with organically-shaped lamps and colourful wall art, and the whole cafe is lit up with natural light from its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Good Egg by Beaded Bella

Location: 160 Robinson Road, SBF Center #01-01, Singapore 068914
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 7.30am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

3. Equate Coffee

Iced latte and Mocha at Equate Coffee, Cafe at Tanjong Pagar
Iced Latte and Iced Mocha

Equate Coffee is a minimalistic industrial cafe known for its maths symbols. Unlike the Orchard Central outlet, this outlet serves coffee and freshly baked pastries

Indulge in their Iced White ($7), showcasing Equate’s house blend coffee with a prominent nutty aroma and hints of chocolate in the background. For non-coffee enthusiasts, experience the grassy Iced Matcha Latte ($7) crafted with matcha powder sourced from Ajisai Niko Neko. 

Alternatively, you can try their cold brew blend, 50’s Brew ($7.5) which combines earl grey tea and cream with cold brew black.

Equate Coffee

Location: 1 Tanjong Pagar Plz, #02-25, Singapore 082001
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 8.30am-5.30pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Soul Smoothie Bar

smoothie bowl at soul smoothie bar tanjong pagar
Smoothie Bowls at Soul Smoothie Bar

Looking for a guilt-free healthy cafe?

Look no further than Soul Smoothie Bar at Tanjong Pagar’s SPF Centre. The cafe offers a range of smoothies of your needs, from protein to keto options.

Indulge in protein-packed refreshment with the Katy Berry (from $8.9), vegan delights with the Liquid Sunshine (from $7.9), or dive into keto-friendly sips with the Ketoccino (from $9.9)

Additionally, this cafe in Tanjong Pagar also has all-day breakfast options like Avocado Smoked Salmon Toast ($8.9) and delightful smoothie bowls like PB&J Bowls ($9.9).

Soul Smoothie Bar

Location: 160 Robinson Rd, #01-02 SBF Center, Singapore 068914
Opening hours: 
Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

5. Alice Boulangerie

alice boulangerie squirrel cake
Iconic Squirrel Cake at this popular Tanjong Pagar cafe

You might have heard of Alice Boulangerie through their giant croissant or iconic Squirrel cake, modelled after the cafe’s logo.

While it may seem like they specialise in pastries, this cafe in Tanjong Pagar actually has pretty solid lunch and dinner menus. Indulge in a smokey and fresh Char-grilled Spanish Octopus ($35), an interesting spin on grilled octopus legs. Or, go for an even crazier dish — the Beef Royale ($27), a burger made with two croissant rolls instead of the usual burger buns.

Whether it’s for pastries or innovative entrees, Alice Boulangerie is no doubt one of the best cafes in Tanjong Pagar.

Alice Boulangerie

Location: 12 Gopeng St, #01-05/11 Icon Village, Singapore 078877
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 8am-9:30pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm

6. Nesuto

Yuki Raspberry Cake and Tiramisu
Yuki Raspberry Cake and Tiramisu at Nesuto

Nesuto is an Insta-worthy patisserie located in Tras Street. Melding Japanese flavours with French baking techniques, this cafe at Tanjong Pagar is known for their artisanal cakes, sculpted with unique and beautiful aesthetics.

Their top choice is the Tiramisu ($15.9), presented in a jar with Kahlua and Marsala syrup served in a pipette. Additionally, their French entremet series is highly sought-after, featuring favourites like the heart-shaped Queen Isaphan ($11.9) and Poire ($10.9) — adorned with charming three-leaf clovers.

If you’re not satisfied with just a slice, Nesuto also offers whole cakes with interesting Japanese flavours like Konnichiwa Hojicha ($12.5) and Japanese Goma ($12.9)

Nesuto

Location: 53 Tras St, #01-01, Singapore 078992
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm

7. Baristart Coffee Singapore

baristart coffee singapore tanjong pagar iced latte
Iced latte in Singapore elevated with fresh Hokkaido milk

Baristart Coffee is a popular Hokkaido concept cafe known for their Hokkaido BIEI Jersey milk creations. 

Expect to be charmed by insta-worthy creations, where the adorable bear-shaped Shiro Kuma Shaved Ice ($11.80) takes the spotlight along with Softo Puff ($7) and Softcream ($7). Additionally, the BIEI Jersey milk can also be enjoyed in beverages like the indulgent Baristart Latte ($6.70).

In addition, you can explore brunch options such as the Hokkaido Tontoro Salad ($17.8) or rice bowls like the Obihiro Butadon ($19.8).

Aside from their first outlet in Tanjong Pagar, Baristart Coffee can also be found in Sentosa.

Baristart Coffee

Location: 65 Tras St, Singapore 079004
Opening hours: 9am-10pm

8. Champion Bolo Bun

Holding Champion Bolo Bun with Butter
The glorious bolo bun at Champion Bolo Bun

Located along Tanjong Pagar Road, Champion Bolo Bun is the cafe to visit if you’re craving authentic Hong Kong food in the comforts of a modern cafe.

As the name suggests, this cafe in Tanjong Pagar specialises in bolo buns, a soft and fluffy bun from Hong Kong that’s characterised by an addictive sweet crust on top. The Classic Bolo Bun ($5.5) is a popular choice, especially when enjoyed with their signature Iced Champion Coffee ($6.5).

Other than their classic flavour, they have also innovated on interesting combinations, such as Curry Potato ($7.1) and Breakfast Bolo Bun ($7.7) with spam and cheese. 

If you plan to visit on the weekends, be sure to head down earlier as these treats tend to sell out quickly.

Champion Bolo Bun

Location: 92 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088513
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm
Sat-Sun: 8.30am-7pm

9. Cafe Kreams

Dalgona Latte at Cafe Kreams - Korean honeycomb toffee with iced latte
Dalgona Latte at Cafe Kreams, the Korean autumn-themed cafe in Tanjong Pagar

Cafe Kreams is adored for its Korean autumn garden-themed decoration.

Located at Maxwell Chambers, just beside Tanjong Pagar MRT station, you can capture Instagram-worthy moments in this enchanting cafe. Of course, the food is not to be neglected as well.

Indulge in their delectable dessert and coffee selections, featuring delights such as the classic Signature Tiramisu ($12) and the nutty Pistachio Matcha-misu ($12)

Additionally, try their Korean-inspired beverages like Sweet Potato Latte, Cloud Latte, and Dalgona Coffee. Coffee enthusiasts will also be delighted to hear that this cafe roasts its own coffee beans, ensuring an exceptional coffee experience.

Cafe Kreams

Location: 32 Maxwell Rd, #01-07 Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 9am-11.30pm
Sunday: 12pm-11.30pm

10. Bearded Bella

Harissa Duck Burger, one of the most unique burgers in Singapore

Nestled along Craig Road, a walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Bearded Bella is a pet-friendly brunch cafe with alfresco dining space.

Founded by Singapore National Barista Championship winner in 2016, this cafe at Tanjong Pagar serves an array of Melbourne-brunch offerings. 

Savour their brunch favourites such as the vegan Sliced Avocado Toast ($22) or opt for the savoury Grilled Cheese and Prosciutto Sandwich ($24). For those with larger appetites, go for the No BS Brekkie ($28), which includes a generous serving of Australian grass-fed ribeye on English muffin buns.

Make sure to sample their coffee, meticulously sourced globally and roasted in-house. Try the Iced White ($7) or their signature Citrus Coffee Spritz ($6.50) for a refreshing twist.

Plus, here you can get dog treats from The Barkery, such as Muttballs (from $7.8) or Beef Bark-kwa ($20.5).

While the food here is on the pricier side, it’s no doubt that Bearded Bella is one of the best brunch cafes in Tanjong Pagar.

Bearded Bella

Location: 8 Craig Rd, Singapore 089668
Opening hours:
Mon-Wed: 7.30am-5pm
Thu-Sat: 7.30am-9.30pm
Sunday: 7.30am-6pm

Best restaurants in Tanjong Pagar

11. Pura Brasa

jamon iberico at pura brasa, spanish restaurant in tanjong pagar
A whole leg of Jamón at Pura Brasa

If you frequent Tanjong Pagar often, you might have seen their logo in bright red outside the MRT station.

Pura Brasa is a Spanish restaurant that bestows its dishes with a smokey Josper charcoal oven grill.

Highlights include the Pancetta and Kale Pizza ($33), with one of the best pizza crust ever, and the Smoked Wild Tasmanian Abalone ($48), showcasing the beauty of the charcoal grill with its meaty smokey flavours.

Don’t forget to savour a few slices of their premium Jamón ham. Pura Brasa imports their Hand-Cut 72-Month 100% Acorn Fed Bellota Jamón Ham ($65/60g, $35/30g) from award-winning producer Monte Nevado.

Pura Brasa

Location: 5 Wallich St, #01-16, Singapore 078883
Opening hours: 12-11pm

12. Coucou

A fan of fondue? You’ve gotta try it straight from the source then.

Coucou is an authentic Swiss restaurant at Tanjong Pagar, helmed by globally-renowned Executive Chef Sebastian Donati. Some of the recipes are far more than authentic, but actual formulas passed down from his family, such as the Salad CouCou ($12). It’s a simple salad, drizzled with ‘Grand Pere’ dressing, which translates to grandfather’s dressing.

Of course, while you’re at a Swiss restaurant, you have to order a fondue to share. A fondue pot at Coucou, available in the original recipe, without alcohol, with chilli padi, and more, starts from $38 per person, with a minimum order for two people.

But if it’s one dish you have to get before leaving, it’s the Meringues a la Double Creme de Gruyere ($20) — a meringue elevated with a surprisingly light gruyere cream and tangy compote.

Coucou

Location: 9 Craig Rd, Singapore 089669
Opening hours: 12-2:30pm, 6-11pm

13. Wagyu X

Insane marbling on the Wagyu X steak — one of the best restaurants in tanjong pagar for steak
Insane marbling on the Wagyu X steak

Not just a cool name, Wagyu X actually refers to a new crossbreed that’s rarely found outside of Japan.

Wagyu X is the product of Kuroge black Wagyu cow and Aberdeen Angus Bull, resulting in a well-marbled and flavourful beef. It’s not too fatty and not too lean either. This unique and exclusive flavour profile renders Wagyu X as one of the best steakhouses not just in Tanjong Pagar, but the whole of Singapore.

Indulge in their Wagyu X Ribeye, priced at $140 for 500g, which is a highly marbled cut with flavourful fats. All their Wagyu X are prepared in portions for two. Hence, if you’re dining alone, you can also opt for the Wagyu X Fried Rice ($28), which comes with 120g of Wagyu X Sirloin.

Wagyu X

Location: 82 Club St, Singapore 069450
Opening hours: 11am-3pm, 5-10pm

14. Nook & Nowhere

Nook restaurant Tanjong Pagar - contemporary european food with asian flavours
This restaurant in Tanjong Pagar serves contemporary European cuisine with Asian flavours

Art gallery, European restaurant or cocktail bar?

You decide for yourself at this newly-opened multi-concept space at Tanjong Pagar. The more interesting dishes at this restaurant is the Aqina 1/2 Organic Chicken ($42), dry-aged for seven days. Get this with Koshihikari Rice ($18), cooked in Hainanese spices and cockscomb, and you’ll get a European version of the Hainanese chicken rice.

Another standout dish is the Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata ($24), which proves that simple ingredients can be the star of the show when handled right. Meaty and juicy tomatoes are paired with a grassy and aromatic basil and tarragon sorbet. And for an extra crunch, the dish is topped with puffed quinoa.

Nook

Location: 11 Craig Rd, Singapore 089671
Opening hours: 11:30am-12am

15. Celebrity Big Prawn Noodle

For one of the best prawn noodles in Singapore, you have to head down to Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre, located beside the MRT station.

To make their prawn broth extra umami, the chefs melt a pile of pork lard into their shells before boiling it with other aromatics. Don’t worry about the oil though. It’s filtered out of the broth at the final stage.

Their signature Porks Ribs Big Prawn Mee costs $6.5 for a regular size and $8.5 for an upsize. Typically, stores would just add more noodles for a large bowl, but big-eaters will be delighted to hear that they actually give an extra heap of prawns.

If you’re not a fan of pork ribs, you can also get their Big Prawn Mee or Big Prawn Mee with Sliced Abalone.

Location: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plz, #02-30, Singapore 018006
Opening hours: 9:30am-4pm (closed on Sunday)

16. Aburi En

3 kind but a combo jyu at aburi en, japanese restaurant at tanjong pagar
3 Kind Buta Combo Jyu to enjoy three kinds of meat from Aburi En

Located at Guoco Tower, right outside Tanjong Pagar MRT Station, Aburi En serves premium Japanese rice bowls at an affordable price.

Like its name suggests, Aburi, translating to “sear” in Japanese, the chefs sear their meats at high temperatures to impart a smokey aroma upon them. This Japanese restaurant also pride themselves on their premium A4/A5 Miyazaki Wagyu, which tasted just like the ones I’ve had in Japan. But frankly, their pork deserves an equal amount of attention.

Get the Premium Miyazakigyu Jyu ($35.9) to savour rich buttery flavours of A4/A5 Miyazaki Wagyu. But, for a more affordable and less sinful option, the 3 Kind Buta Combo Jyu ($22.9) allows you taste the best of not two, but three worlds — pork belly, pork loin and iberico pork jowl.

Aburi En

Location: 1 Wallich St, #B2-09, Singapore 078884
Opening hours: 11am-10pm

17. SBCD Korean Tofu House

Oyster Soontofu at SBCD Tofu House, Korean restaurant at Tanjong Pagar
Oyster Soontofu at SBCD Tofu House

SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the most renowned places for good sundubu-jiggae, a spicy Korean tofu stew, in Singapore.

All their Soontofus, except for the Sesame Soontofu ($19.9) contain pork and vegetables. The Kimchi ($21.9) is a classic, but if you want something more adventurous, we recommend the Oyster ($21.9) just so you can have a taste of how that fresh briney flavour complements the fermented spices in the soup.

SBCD Korean Tofu House have multiple outlets across Singapore, and their restaurant at Tanjong Pagar is located just outside the MRT station.

SBCD Korean Tofu House

Location: 7 Wallich St, B1 – 01 / 02 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078884
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-3pm, 5-10pm
Sat-Sun: 11:30am-10pm

18. Daejim

air flown korean oysters, scallops and abalone at daejim, korean restaurant at tanjong pagar
Fresh seafood air-flown from Korea

Modelled after a pojangmacha, Daejim is a Korean grilled meat and seafood restaurant in Tanjong Pagar. Pojangmacha, or pocha for short, refers to a tent bar, commonly seen in Korea, which serves affordable but good street food.

It’s hard to decide what to get. Should you get raw marinated crabs? Should you grill up some fresh seafood and meat that are air-flown from Korea? Or maybe… you should indulge in comforting Korean stews? Our recommendation: try everything on the menu in multiple visits.

This might truly be one of the best Korean restaurant in Tanjong Pagar.

Daejim

Location: 4 Craig Road, Singapore 089664
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 5pm-7am
Sunday: 5pm-12am

19. Doco Donburi

Sh-ell Donburi - Japanese rice bowl with garlic butter shrimp, onsen egg and crispy fish skin at Doco Donburi
Sh-ell Donburi – Japanese rice bowl with garlic butter shrimp, onsen egg and crispy fish skin

Eating at Tanjong Pagar can be expensive unless you’re opting for the hawker centres or cai fan stores in the area. But here’s a restaurant that won’t break the bank.

Located on the first floor of International Plaza. Doco Donburi serves affordable Japanese rice bowls with a local twist. For one, all bowls come with a serving of crispy fish skin for that extra crunch and umami. But on top of classic options like Beef and Prawns, you can also find locally-inspired bowls like Sh-Otah Don ($11.9).

The most affordable bowls at Doco Donburi are the Sh-Ken Don ($10.9) and Sh-Room Don ($10.9), comprising chicken shimeji mushrooms respectively.

Location: 10 Anson Rd, #01-16 International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Opening hours: 10:30am-8:30pm (closed on weekends)

20. City Hot Pot

Lobster and Meat Set at city hot pot tanjong pagar guoco tower
A seafood set at City Hot Pot

If you find mouth watering as you walk out of Tanjong Pagar MRT station, don’t worry, we’ve been there.

City Hot Pot fills up the basement of Guoco Tower with its aromatic soup base, starting at affordable prices of $5.99. The prices here are reasonable. For instance, a plate of Australian Wagyu Beef costs $11.99 and a whole lobster is priced a $59.99.

City Hot Pot is also inspired by Taiwanese hot pot style, as seen from the incorporation of Braised Pork Rice ($3.99), a common offering in Taiwan. otpot and a Taiwan staple might not seem like the best pairing, but just trust us. Melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful, homely, it was one of the best Braised Pork Rice we’ve ever had.

City Hot Pot

Location: 7 Wallich Street, B1-04/05, Singapore 078884
Opening hours: 11:30am- 3pm, 5pm- 10:30pm

21. Hamburg Steak Keisuke

Triple Cheese Prime Hamburg Steak at hamburg steak keisuke tanjong pagar
Triple Cheese Prime Hamburg Steak

This Japanese restaurant at Tanjong Pagar is always seen with snaking queues. Hamburg Steak Keisuke specialises in meaty and succulent hamburger patties served on a hot plate.

Starting from $22.9, each Hamburg Steak Set comes with deep fried tofu, fried prawn, tofu with spring onion and choice of sauce. But more importantly, it gives you access to the free-flow salad bar and egg buffet, where you get access to perfectly-cooked eggs in four ways: scrambled, sunny side up, tamagoyaki and omelette.

Some may even say that the eggs deserve more hype than the hamburg steak, but what do you think?

Hamburg Steak Keisuke

Location: 72 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079329
Opening hours: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-9pm

Best cafes near Tanjong Pagar

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