Cafes in Paya Lebar? We’ve got nine to recommend.

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor exploring the best cafes in Singapore, Paya Lebar offers an array of charming hidden gems that cater to every palate and preference. On top of the best Paya Lebar cafes, we’ll also share insider tips on what to eat in the four nearby malls: Paya Lebar Square, PLQ (Paya Lebar Quarter), SingPost and Kinex.

Where are the best places to eat in Paya Lebar?

Paya Lebar cafes
1. Soul Coffee — hororscope-themed cafe
2. Knots Cafe & Living — a welcoming cafe that feels like home
3. Coexist Coffee Co. — aesthetic two-storey cafe in Paya Lebar Lifelong Learning Centre
4. Fluff Stack — one of the best souffle pancakes in Singapore
5. Joe & Dough — no-frills coffee house in Paya Lebar
6. Huggs Coffee — Largest homegrown coffee brand
7. LeVie5 — Vietnamese coffee cafe in Paya Lebar
8. Fong Sheng Hao — Taiwanese-themed breakfast spot at PLQ
9. SGCatHouse — cat cafe in Paya Lebar

Paya Lebar restaurants
10. Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Niku King
11. 5 Little Bears
12. Nom Bistro
13. Bistro101
14. Charcoal Grill & Salad Bar Keisuke

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

9 best cafes in Paya Lebar

1. Soul Coffee

Soul Coffee, horoscope Paya Lebar cafe in KINEX
The most unique Paya Lebar cafe, offering horoscope readings, whimsical decors and themed food

Beyond a cafe, Soul Coffee is an experience.

Located at Kinex Paya Lebar, Soul Coffee is the first ever cafe in Singapore with 4D immersive experience that doubles as panoramic Instagrammable spots, tarot reading, and crystal aura reading.

Even their menu is designed to match their concept, with their range of Signature Horoscope Coffee and Signature Horoscope Cocktails.

Soul Coffee

Location: 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, #02-16 Kinex Shopping Mall, Singapore 437157

2. Knots Cafe & Living

Brunch and coffee place in Paya Lebar. — Knots Cafe & living
Photo: Knots Cafe & Living

Step into Knots Cafe & Living, where the mix of delicious food, chic furniture, and greenery sets a welcoming vibe; almost like you’re visiting a friend’s home!

Enjoy a variety of brunch options like the Knots Waffle Brekkie ($26.4) and Parma Ham Benedict ($22.3). For sharing, the Paya Lebar cafe recommends their Charcuterie Board ($25.5), comprising camembert cheese, honey baked ham, and cranberry jam.

While you’re enjoying your meal, check out the carefully chosen home pieces. They’re up for grabs if something catches your eye.

Knots Cafe & Living is also trusted florist that is known to deliver bouquets to anywhere in Singapore 24/7.

Knots Cafe & Living

Location: 160 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-07, Singapore 409022

3. Coexist Coffee Co.

Coexist coffee, cafe in paya lebar lifelong learning centre
The only two-storey cafe in Paya Lebar. Photo: Coexist Coffee Co.

Hidden in the less-explored Lifelong Learning Centre, beside Paya Lebar MRT station, Coexist Coffee Co.’s boasts an aesthetic and modern industrial chic vibe, reminiscent of a trendy coffee warehouse. It’s perfect for a vibey photo.

Opening bright and early at 8:30am, the cafe in Paya Lebar is an ideal spot for breakfast, offering a variety of options such as the Coexist Breakfast ($28) and their 12-hours cold brew coffee — the Coconut Brew ($7.5).

To conclude your visit, try their artisanal desserts. The Ondeh-Ondeh ($12) is a standout recommendation.

Coexist Coffee Co.

Location: 11 Eunos Rd 8, #01-02 Lifelong Learning Institute, Singapore 408601

4. Fluff Stack

Fluff Stack souffle pancakes cafe in Paya Lebar Quarters (PLQ)
Souffle panckes in Paya Lebar. Photo: Fluff Stack

Got a sweet tooth? Swing by Fluff Stack during your Paya Lebar cafe-hopping session.

Just like its name, this cafe in Paya Lebar offers halal selections of fluffy, light, and stacked of souffle pancakes. Nestled in PLQ Mall, despite being in the mall, the setup feels more like an open dining concept. Dive into a stack of pancakes and choose your own toppings, such as mango passionfruit and strawberries.

Fluff Stack

Location: 10 Paya Lebar Rd, B1-K3 PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057

5. Joe & Dough

Conveniently spread across 11 branches in Singapore, Joe & Dough is a haven for speciality coffee and artisanal bakes.

Ideal for those on the move, their brunch menu includes quick bites like the Tuna Mayo Croissant ($6.5). If you’re in the mood for heartier options, try their gourmet sandwiches like the Meatball Melt ($10).

Joe & Dough

Location: 10 Paya Lebar Road #02-25/26, Singapore 409057

6. Huggs Coffee

As the largest homegrown speciality coffee brand, Huggs Coffee seamlessly merges the artisanal realm of espresso with classic coffee choices.

Huggs Coffee takes pride in its two distinct coffee roasts. The H-blend presents notes of cocoa, fruitiness, and florals, while the K-blend combines Colombian and Brazilian beans in a medium roast. This Paya Lebar cafe also houses bakes and pastries from other bakeries.

Huggs Coffee

Location: 1 Paya Lebar Link, #01-03 Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore 408533

7. LeVie5

LeVie5 Vietnamese Paya Lebar cafe
Vietnamese cafe in Paya Lebar. Photo: LeVie5

LeVie5 offers to share the boldness of Vietnamese coffee and cuisine with Singaporeans.

They source their coffee beans from Vietnam, as well as other well-known coffee farms from the likes of Panama, Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, and Ethiopia, ensuring that they are able to cater to a more diverse palate.

The Paya Lebar cafe’s menu highlights must-try items such as Vietnam’s classic Egg-Whisked Coffee ($6.5) and the unique Yogurt Coffee ($7.9), offering a taste of authentic Vietnamese coffee culture.

LeVie5

Location: 151 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534851

8. Fong Sheng Hao

This Taiwanese toast cafe in Paya Lebar was all the hype when PLQ Mall first opened.

Fong Sheng Hao prides on their house-made milk bread. Incorporating NZMP Milkfat gives it that rich creamy flavour, while utilising the old dough technique imparts a slight chew to the otherwise soft and fluffy bread.

Enjoy it in its purest form for $9.5 for a loaf of eight slices, or as their signature Pork and Egg Cheese ($8.3). This variation features their house-marinated pork loin.

Fong Sheng Hao

Location: 10 Paya Lebar Rd, #B2-04, Singapore 409057

9. SG Cat House

cat cafe in paya lebar
Photo: SGCatHouse / Instagram

Is this the cheapest cat cafe in Singapore?

SGCatHouse’s prices start from as low as $6.5 per hour, and houses nine distinct breeds for you to pet and play with. While it’s not a cafe-cafe per say, how adorable the cats are is truly a feast for the eyes.

Each entry comes with complimentary free-flow drinks.

SGCatHouse

Location: 729 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389640
Opening hours: 11 am–9 pm

5 best restaurants at Paya Lebar

If coffee and cakes aren’t filling enough for you, we’ve got you covered with the best restaurants in Paya Lebar. The best things to eat in Paya Lebar Square, PLQ and SingPost includes ramen, Taiwanese food, and more.

10. Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Niku King

Ramen in Paya Lebar Square — Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Niku King

The Keisuke brand is no stranger to Singaporeans but did you know that this specific restaurant at Paya Lebar Square serves the creamiest scrambled eggs on rice for a mere $3.9.

After their revamp in 2021, Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King introduces a new concept — Niku King. On top of the usual Tonkotsu King ramen, which uses grilled pork belly instead of regular chashu, you can now order three different bowls of rice from $3.9.

The regular Keisuke Egg Rice ($3.9) comes with a few hidden slices of meat underneath the blanket of eggs. Meanwhile, the alternatives are Niku Soboro Rice ($3.9) which comes with minced meat, and Mentaiko Rice ($4.9).

Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Niku King

Location: 60 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-02/03/04 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

2. 5 Little Bears 五隻小熊

5 little bears — authentic Taiwanese restaurant in Paya Lebar Square

An underrated spot for Taiwanese food in Paya Lebar, 5 Little Bears’ hearty offerings start from as low as $2.

Indulge in a comforting bowl of Braised Pork Rice ($5) or slurp up a bowl of savoury Oyster Mee Sua ($4.5). Don’t forget to try the signature Salted Crispy Chicken ($4.8), an iconic street food you wouldn’t want to be sharing!

5 Little Bears五隻小熊

Location: 60 Paya Lebar Rd, #B1-09 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

3. Nom Bistro

Things to eat in Paya Lebar? Try NomBistro
Photo: Nom Bistro

We heard that Nom Bistro a your go-to restaurant for Paya Lebar residences.

It’s ideal for families! They’ve got outdoor space where you can bring your pets. On the inside, there’s even a play area for the kiddos. Oh, and here’s the kicker, they serve alcohol too! Nom Bistro boasts simple modern look splashed with pop of neon green colour. It’s a great spot to catch up with friends, especially if you’re into sharing bites. The Prawn Paste Wings ($13) and Smoked Duck Pizza ($18) are solid picks.

Nom Bistro

Location: 400 Paya Lebar Way, Level 1 MacPherson Community Club, Singapore 379131

4. Bistro101

Bistro101 at Paya Lebar
Photo: Bistro101

Bistro101 is a contemporary and relaxed bistro with an industrial theme, offers a cosy spot to unwind after work. Grab a drink, grab a meal, and grab a few darts to play with your colleagues.

This restaurant in Paya Lebar is a go-to for wallet-friendly Western cuisine, offering a menu that won’t break the bank. Their popular offerings include 101 Smoked Duck Aglio Olio ($12.3) and Zuppa di Vongole ($20).

Bistro101

Location: 101 Eunos Ave 3, #01-01/02, Singapore 409835

5. Charcoal Grill & Salad Bar Keisuke

Japanese food restaurant in Paya Lebar Square — Charcoal Grill & Salad Bar Keisuke
Photo: Charcoal grill & Salad Bar Keisuke

One of the best things to eat in Paya Lebar Square, Charcoal-grill & Salad Bar Keisuke offers a distinct dining adventure, blending the savoury essence of Japanese charcoal grilling with the freshness of a salad bar.

Their menu is simple, with a handful of grilled fish and chicken to choose from. A standout recommendation to try is the Charcoal Grilled Teriyaki Black Cod Set ($25.9).

Charcoal Grill & Salad Bar Keisuke

Location: 60 Paya Lebar Rd, #B1-16 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

Cafes near Paya Lebar

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 Paya Lebar:

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