Hey, 3,000 international journalists in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit. Wonderful as the media centre is, it's a distance from the summit, and even further from where the two leaders are staying. Yes, we know there's plenty of amazing food there, but what about a less stifling area close to the action where you can get to work with the bonus of good coffee? Did we mention there's free WiFi as well?
Real Food Cafe
Known for their organic vegetarian cuisine, Real Food Singapore has opened a new outlet in town that offers a neat interior space and plenty of sunlight with floor-to-ceiling windows. Here, you should order a cold pressed wheatgrass shot in lieu of coffee because, c'mon, it's clearly the healthier option.
Real Food Cafe is located at #02-16 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896. For more inquiries, call 6737 9516.
Tucked away in the cosy outskirts of town is this vintage cafe from Australia. The part cioccolateria, part pasticceria, part gelateria (basically heaven for the sweet-toothed) is ultimately an Italian cafe, so you can expect a fine latte to power you through your work.
Brunetti is located at #01-35 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933. For more inquiries, call 6733 9088.
The wood-heavy decor of this contemporary deli and grocery provides a comfortable atmosphere to settle into. It doesn't hurt that there's all-day dining and a curated selection of wines, craft beers and cocktails to choose from if coffee is not on your itinerary that day.
The Providore is located at #02-05 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897. For more inquiries, call 6732 1565.
This well-lit coffee joint is found in one of Orchard Road’s lesser-known shopping malls, making it a conducive place for you to chug your cuppa and churn out articles. Sourcing their beans from Sumatra to Brazil, know that no two cups are the same.
Jewel Coffee is located at #01-01 Claymore Connect Mall, Singapore 238879. For more inquiries, call 62353945.
Don't make the mistake of pronouncing this establishment as 'oreo-le'. It’s just 'oreo' (not kidding). Coffee shop at dawn, bar by dusk, this establishment gives the lactose-intolerant populace a reason to rejoice with their own cold-pressed nut milk made from macadamia, almonds, and dates.
Oriole Coffee + Bar is located at #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163. For more inquiries, call 62388348.
Jones the Grocer
We can’t quite put a finger to the appeal of getting work done in a cafe that's also a grocery. Perhaps the abundance of food fuels your flames of motivation as you forge to finish your work. And nothing is more satisfying than digging into a plate of avocado and poached eggs right after a submission. Remember to bring your own reusable cups and straws though, Jones takes going green seriously.
Jones the Grocer is located at 9 Dempsey Road #01-12, Dempsey Hill Singapore, Singapore 24769. For more inquiries, call 64761518.