Late Night Cafés in Singapore
Skipping drinks on a weekend night might not be so dull anymore. Many cafés are opening past the usual 9 or 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays to cater to people who just want to kick back and relax after a long and tiring week. Here is a roundup of some popular cafés that open until or past midnight for your late night hang-outs.
1. Strangers Reunion
strangers reunion
This name is synonymous in the café scene with their fluffy buttermilk waffles and truffle fries. Also, the coffee served here is dubbed one of the best around. Try their bestselling “Magic” Coffee ($5.50) made up of double shot ristretto and milk with a serving of their famous waffles. Who says Friday nights should always be spent partying? Grab a cup of latte (with Instagram-mable latte art), chat with your buddies until midnight, get home and get a good night’s rest. Opening Hours: Fri - Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 am Stranger’s Reunion, 37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169356 (Image: Openrice user, rachelays)
2. Butter Studio
butter studio
Butter Studio offers a wide range of sweet desserts and also all day brunch items. Come here for your after dinner dessert fix and you can stay late as they open all the way to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Try their Sea Salt Caramel Nutella Tart ($6.90). This is a treat as the thickness of the crust is proportional to the Nutella filling, balancing out the flavours well. For an alternative, try their wide range of pancakes (pictured) with various different toppings Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am Butter Studio, 147 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208865 (Image: Butter Studio’s Facebook page)
3. MU Parlour
mu parlour
This cozy little spot tucked away in the second level of Holland Village is the perfect place to kick back after a long week. Besides a modern and classy interior, they serve up a wide range of both sweet and savoury items. Try their Duo Chocolate Mousse on Brownie, a perfect balance of ingredients and taste, this delicious dessert. You definitely get more than you pay for as you get to stay all the way to 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays before the shop closes. They also serve up other decadent desserts that look as good as they taste. Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 11am - 1am MU Parlour, Holland Village, 16A Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277677 (Image: Openrice user, The Chosen Glutton)
4. Lola’s Café
lola's cafe
One thing you must try at Lola’s Café is their Honey Paprika Crispy Wings ($10). This crowd-favourite is a stunner and 8 wings go for a mere $10, hence making it perfect for sharing. Expect long queues even on weekday afternoons at Lola’s as people swarm to this humble little café that serves delicious and unpretentious food. Hang out here up till 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 10am - 12am Lola’s Café, 5 Simon Road, Singapore 545893 (Image: Openrice user, shauneeie_)
5. Habitat Coffee
habitat coffee
Popular with the younger crowd, Habitat Coffee is a cozy little café along Upper Thomson Road. Serving up fuss-free comfort food, they serve a range of pastas, coffee and desserts. Order your favourite choice of pasta from their various pasta mains and a serving of their highly-raved about Truffle Fries ($9) and you are set. Habitat Coffee is also the perfect place for a laid-back chill-out session with your friends over coffee. Opening Hours: Friday – Saturday: Until 10:30PM Habitat Coffee, 223 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574355 (Image: Openrice user, rachelays)
6. Milk & Honey Gelato
milk & honey
Value-for-money gelato and a modern ambience, it is no surprise that this dessert joint is always packed with people. For just $4 for a single scoop, enjoy freshly made gelato flavours such as White Mac, Salted Caramel and Salty Malty. Salty Malty is a fan-favourite and made using Horlicks (a malt drink mix) with a nice hint of sea salt to balance out the flavours. You can also choose to have your ice cream on top of freshly made waffles. Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am Milk & Honey Gelato, Blk 86 Bedok North St 4 #01-179, Singapore 460086 (Image: Openrice user, SharonNghehehaha)
7. The Orange Thimble
the orange thimble
The interior of The Orange Thimble is the main draw of the place. With funky furniture and various paintings hanging on the wall, this place is homely and comforting – perfect for a chill-out session with your buddies. Try the Caramel Macchiato ($5.50), a sweet delight with homemade coffee and the added sweetness of caramel to offset the bitterness. Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 9am - 12am The Orange Thimble, 56 Eng Hoon St #01-68, Singapore 160056 (Image: Openrice user, cheesemafia)
8. The Book Café
the book cafe
Kick back with some coffee and desserts over the comfiest seats here – sofa seats. Yes, you get to get cozy in this Aussie-inspired café that promises to free you of your worries for the night because of its relaxing ambience and simple but hearty fare. Try the Berries Shibuya Toast (pictured). A thick slice of toast, buttered and topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and mixed berries. This is a simple dish but be warned that it is highly addictive! Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 8am – 12pm The Book Café, Seng Kee Building, 20 Martin Road #01-02, Singapore 239070 (Image: Openrice user, mycc)
9. The Alley Café
the alley cafe
Located in the trendy Keong Saik neighbourhood, this quaint little café serves up really good coffee and various salads and mains. Oddly enough, the star of their menu is their range of salads as they serve up a generous amount at affordable prices. Try The Macho Salad ($15) – smoked salmon, grilled chicken, bacon and mesclun salad. They provide a generous amount of proteins so this is perfect for those who are bulking up or working out.They also serve up various all-day breakfast mains such as The Greasy Spoon (pictured) ($16) that are similarly protein-packed. Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 9am - 12am The Alley Café, 21 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089128 (Image: Openrice, restaurant provided)
10. Little Wimbly Lu
little wimbly lu
You might have seen the waffles from Little Wimbly Lu all over your Instagram feed and the popularity of these waffles is justified because they are delicious. Freshly made waffle batter is cooked on the spot for you so you’re guaranteed with a fresh plate of waffles every time. Try the Little Wimbly Lu Waffles, the classic serving with maple syrup and icing sugar. Have it with a cup of their freshly brewed coffee or fresh fruit juice to complete your meal. Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday: 11am to 1am Little Wimbly Lu, Maju Avenue #01-09/10, Singapore 556679 (Image: Openrice, restaurant provided) See Also: More cafes to check out 24h supper places
Written by Cheryl Chong
Late Night
OpenRice SG Editor
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