Did you know that chai tea literally means tea tea?

Obviously, the most authentic Masala chai, or just chai, are found in old corner stores such as Bhai Sarbat at Kampung Glam. But if you’re all about the aesthetics, be prepared to pay slightly more for a cup of chai latte in cafes. Here are four cafes in Singapore that serves a good cup of chai, that aren’t made with syrup like Starbucks does.

1. Good Chai People

The first and only chai speciality cafe in Singapore, Good Chai People just set up shop along East Coast Road, located opposite Brawn & Brains.

Chai Good People has concocted their very own chai blend — Sticky Chai, which diners can appreciate in various forms.

The Sticky Chai Latte ($7) is brewed with Ceylon OPA, which is a fine grade of tea that has the largest size leaves in appearance. Compared to other teas, the Ceylon OPA is known for its unique tasting — a rich, aromatic grassy undertone.

It’s also sweetened with coconut sugar and topped with oat milk for a richer, maltier flavour.

Other variations are the Hoji-Chai Latte ($7), Salted Maple Chai ($7), and Minty Chai ($7), which are conceited with Japanese Hojicha, maple syrup and Himalayan pink salt, and mint respectively.

Good Chai People

Location: 225 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428922


Hot Chai from PUNCH Cafe with latte art

The chai here packs a punch. 

PUNCH, located beside Clarke Quay MRT Station, is famous for its basic Grilled Cheese ($14), and Generra and Wicked Cold Brew ($9). But here’s the underdog of PUNCH’s menu.

It’s heavy on the spices, aromatic. PUNCH’s Chai ($6) featured a beautiful spice blend from Prana. Fresh ginger, cardamom and cinnamon were the prominent flavours that gave the drink a strong kick. Meanwhile, the addition of Australian bushland honey curbed the sharp notes while infusing an ambrosial perfume.

There’s also a caffeinated version — the Dirty Chai ($6.5). But, trust me, stick to the regular chai as the espresso shot flattens out the kick of the spice in their chai blend.

Click here for the full review of their other dishes.


Location: 32 N Canal Rd, Singapore 059288

3. Lola’s Cafe

Similar to PUNCH’s variation, Lola’s Cafe’s Chai Latte with Soy Milk ($7), is also heavy on the spices. However, it’s lacking a bit of heat, probably due to the use of soy, which is slightly sweeter than cow milk.

Out of the four cafes on the list, they have the most aesthetic-looking chai though.

Lola’s Cafe is one of the most famous cafes in Singapore, and has recently opened their second outlet in Holland Village.

Click here for the full review of their other dishes.

Lola’s Cafe

Location: 48 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277699

4. Well Collective

Cosy main dining area at Well Collective, cafe at Punggol

Not just a cafe, Well Collective markets themselves as a wellness centric space.

Located at Punggol, Well Collective’s variation has the mellowest flavour out of the four, and is also the largest portion for $6.

The pet-friendly space operates as a cafe in the day, serving brunch and desserts (their French Toast is to die for), and a pop-up dinner space at night.

Click here for the full review of other dishes.

Well Collective

Location: Northshore Plaza II (#02-11/12), 418 Northshore Dr, Singapore 820418

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