Serangoon Gardens, NEX and more, with so many cafes in Serangoon, here are 11 that are actually worth visiting.

Where are the best cafes in Serangoon?

Serangoon cafes
1. Chu And Co — offering the best breakfast sandwich in Singapore
2. Cafe Gyoen — Tokyo metro-themed cafe in Serangoon Garden
3. Sun Ray Cafe — pet friendly cafe in Serangoon Garden
4. Folk Yard — known for their breakfast sandwiches
5. Flavour Flings — halal cafe in Serangoon known for their Swiss Raclette Cheese
6. Apollo Coffee Bar — all-white cosy modern brunch cafe in Serangoon
7. Clovelly — unique handcrafted pasta
8. Oddity — odd twist on classic brunch offerings
9. Joji’s Diner — TikTok-famous retro American diner
10. The Better Scoop — unique ice cream shop that serves nian gao waffles and pei pa koa lattes
11. Larder Cafe — neighbourhood cafe with Italian and western delights

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

Best cafes in Serangoon

1. Chu And Cho

Breakfast sandwiches at Serangoon cafe — Chu & Co
A cheesy sourdough sandwich at Chu And Co

For one of the best breakfast sandwiches, not just in Serangoon, but in Singapore, you’ve gotta check out Chu And Co.

This pet-friendly cafe in Serangoon feels like you’re dining in a friend’s backyard. Aside from a small bench inside the cafe, there are no other seats. You can request for a picnic mat though!

Indulge in their freshly-baked pastries and sourdough. Highlights include any of their sandwiches, the German Chocolate Cake, Kopi Bomb, and French Onion Stew and Parmesan Buns. Additionally, you can opt to visit this Serangoon cafe on the weekends for their special menu.

Chu And Co used to operate as a dual concept cafe, turning into a gelato lab at night, but this idea is temporarily put on hold until further notice.

Chu And Co

Location: 15 Lichfield Rd, Singapore 556835

2. Cafe Gyoen

New cafe in Serangoon Garden — Cafe Gyoen Tokyo metro train themed decor
Photo: @pearly.nana_ / Instagram

Popular for its Tokyo metro train themed decor, Cafe Gyoen is a modern Japanese cafe in Serangoon Garden Way. This newly-opened cafe is a haven of Insta-worthy spot to take pictures, with its standout spot being the iconic metro corridor.

Beyond its aesthetics, the Serangoon Garden cafe offers an array of Japanese dishes to try, from the popular Wagyu Tataki ($29) to Creamy Mentai Udon ($16.9). Complement your mains with their refreshing Strawberry Matcha Latte ($8) or a refreshing Kyoho Grape Cream Soda ($6.5).

Cafe Gyoen

Location: 55 Serangoon Garden Way, Garden Estate, Singapore 555951

3. Sun Ray Cafe

Pet friendly cafe in Serangoon
Photo: @shelties_peanut_and_layla / Instagram

One of the few indoor dog-friendly cafes in Singapore, Sun Ray Cafe offers insanely affordable brunch fare, making it an ideal spot to hang out with your pups without breaking the bank.

You can get a plate of breakfast from $10 and a hearty burger at $15. Sun Ray Cafe’s meu also includes pastas, rice bowls and meats.

The best part of the cafe is that you can also get food for your pups, starting from as low as $1 for white rice. Mince Boiled Beef and Minced Boiled Salmon Belly are $4 each, if you’re planning on rewarding your pups.

Sun Ray Cafe

Location: 79 Brighton Cres, Singapore 559218

4. Folk Yard

Thick cut breakfast sandwiches at Folk Yard
Photo: Folk Yard / Instagram

Known for its hearty sandwiches, Folk Yard is a cosy cafe located in Upper Serangoon Rd.

This Serangoon cafe offer six sandwiches on the menu. The crowd favourites are the Breakfast Sandwich ($16) and Patty Melt ($17). We highly recommend getting the sandwiches while you’re here. But if you’re craving for more, this Serangoon cafe offers other sharing plates like pizzas, salads, and finger foods.

Folk Yard also offers simple cafe drinks, such as espresso-based coffee like a White ($5.5) and caffeine-free drinks like Matcha Latte ($6).

The cafe is perfect for hanging out with friends and unwind with its minimalistic and simple decor.

Folk Yard

Location: 51 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-59 Poiz Centre, Singapore 347697

5. Flavour Flings

Melting Swiss Raclette Cheese on top of croissant, this cafe in Serangoon is known for their cheesy offerings
Photo: Flavour Flings / Instagram

Flavour Flings is a halal cafe in Serangoon that’s famous for its cheesy offerings.

The star of the show is the Swiss Raclette Cheese ($5). You can get it on your burger, your croissant, and possibly even your coffee if you’re down for something freaky. The staff will scrap that melty gooey cheese into your dish right in front of you.

Highlights of Flavour Fling’s menu include the Milo PopCorn Chicken ($11), Salted Egg Yolk Fries ($10), and Nasty Beef Burger ($20)

Flavour Flings

Location: 121 Hougang Ave 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121

6. Apollo Coffee Bar

Lemon Curd & Hotcakes - maple syrup, lemon curd, hotcakes, blueberries, butter
Hotcakes and Passionfruit at this popular cafe in Serangoon Garden

Kick start your day at Apollo Coffee Bar, a cosy modern cafe that offers an array of delectable brunch options.

Try their hearty brunch like Porto Francesinha ($22.9), flavourful Chili Chicken Biang Biang Noodle ($20), or a healthy Super Nutty Acai Bowl ($14.9). Opt for their Iced Latte ($6.4) or The Milky Way ($7.3), for a white cold brew option. 

To end your meal on a sweet note, share a dessert like their popular Salted Caramel Buttermilk Waffle ($12.5).

Apollo Coffee Bar was created by the same team behind Atlas Coffee Bar and Columbus Coffee Co.

Apollo Coffee Bar

Location: 65 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555961

7. Clovelly

Clovelly, new cafe in Serangoon with the prettiest croissants
Best-selling Crab Croissant Florentine. Photo: Clovelly / Instagram

Clovelly is one of the newest cafes in Serangoon known for its homemade pasta. Instead of classics like the tagliatte or linguine, you can find more interesting pasta shapes like mafalde and Gemelli.

The popular items at this Serangoon cafe are Crab on Crab ($24.9), tossed in a buttery white sauce and Frutti di Mare ($22.9), a seafood tomato pasta. This cafe also serves other Italian delights like Burrata Salad ($15.9) and Crab Croissant Florentine ($22.9) — one of the prettiest looking croissants we’ve came across.

Clovelly

Location: 15-2 Jln Riang, Singapore 358987

8. Oddity

Indoor space of the pet friendly Serangoon cafe Oddity
Photo: Oddity / Instagram

Just like its name, Oddity offers inventive twists on brunch classics.

For instance, adding bulgogi to your Eggs Benedict, or sandwiching some kimchi in between your grilled cheese. Beyond the ingredients, you’ll find oddity all around. The Serangoon cafe also uses fun innovative names for its menu items such as Miso Sexy ($18), Intrusive Tots ($16), and A Ballsy Feelings ($22).

Don’t miss their house-made ice cream from its own sister brand, Odd Balls Ice Cream, that offers a unique Fried Mantou Ice Cream Sandwich (from $9).

This cafe in Upper Serangoon boasts a cosy warm indoor space that is perfect for a simple fuss-free brunch. Pet owners can also dine with them at their pet-friendly outdoor seating, where you can get Pawpsicles ($2.5) for your furry companions.

Oddity

Location: 730 Upper Serangoon Rd, #01-01A Yeley Building, Singapore 534613

9. Joji’s Diner

A vibrant neon light sign on the cafe front store., Joji's Diner
Photo: Joji’s Diner

One of the most unique cafes in Singapore, Joji’s Diner is modelled after a retro-themed American diner that typically serves milkshakes and American breakfast. Going all out in their renovation, with the vintage furniture and neon lights, you’ll actually find yourself transported back to the 50s.

In terms of food, expect diner fare like the All Star Plate ($12.9) and a classic Chicken and Waffle ($12.9). And it’s not a diner without a good sinful shake. When you stop by, be sure to try their signature milkshake, the Big Bang ($8.9).

Joji’s Dinner

Location: 534 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534549

10. The Better Scoop

Nian Gao Waffles with local flavour ice cream
Waffles with a stretchy nian gao inside. Photo: The Better Scoop / Instagram

Formerly known as Just Because Creamery, this cafe in Serangoon rebranded to The Better Scoop.

Located conveniently near NEX, this cafe is known for their Asian flair. The Nian Gao Waffles ($6.8) provides a delightful contrast of crispy and chewy texture, and goes perfect with flavours like Honey Chamomile Blue Pea and Chrysanthemum Goji Berries. Single scoop starts from $4.2.

Wash it all down with their unique drinks such as the Pei Pa Koa Latte With Peach Gum ($6.5) and the Mung Bean Ice Latte ($5.5).

The Better Scoop

Location: 264 Serangoon Central, #01-203, Singapore 550264

11. Larder Cafe

Baked Escargots at The Larder Cafe in Serangoon Garden
Baked Escargots ($10) Photo: @yoake_culinary_fun / Instagram

Larder Cafe is a cosy neighbourhood cafe in Serangoon Way Garden. It’s perfect for most crowds — brunch for cafe hoppers, a family dinner, or a catch up with a few drinks.

Favourites include Mushroom Truffle Gratin ($16.9), Baked Escargots ($10), and Bacon Eggs Benedict ($16). Catering to all customers, they also have a kids menu.

Visit the Serangoon Garden cafe during happy hour to catch their promotion of Bucket Deal of 5 Craft Beer ($50).

The cafe boasts a laid-back vibes, offering distinct brunch menu (from 11am-3pm) and dinner menu (from 6pm-9.30pm).

Larder Cafe

Location: 66A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555962

Cafes near Serangoon

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