Saturday, November 21, 2020

17 Cafes in the Far West of Singapore that You've Never Heard Of

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We checked out 17 cafes in the west of Singapore. And we mean the extreme west, like Pioneer to Dover so cafes in Holland Village and Bukit Timah are not covered in this listicle. The independent cafes featured are not part of any chains and are not located in shopping malls. If you're planning a cafe-hopping trip to the west side, our little list might be of help!

1) Bok's Kitchen by Hidden Chefs

  Photo credit : Bok's Kitchen
Bok's Kitchen in Boon Lay promises fusion dishes and even traditional treats such as soon kueh and curry puff crafted by a grandma. Pop by for a taste of their creations!  

Nearest MRT : Lakeside
216 Boon Lay Avenue, #01-01, Singapore 640216
Tuesday - Friday : 1130am - 230pm, 530pm - 9pm
Saturday : 10am - 10pm
Sunday : 10am - 9pm

2) Beans & Cream
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A humble icecream and waffles spot that dishes out housemade icecream and waffles at very affordable prices. We paid $6.50 for this sweet lil treat and I have to say that it was money well spent. I will recommend the Thai Milk Tea icecream. 

Nearest MRT : Bukit Gombak
347 Bukit Batok Street 34, #01-260
Singapore 650347
Tuesday - Friday : 1230pm - 930pm
Saturday - Sunday : 12pm - 930pm

3) D'Life
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Picture credit : D'Life
D'Life is a lacto-ova vegetarian cafe that has vegan options. They have three outlets and their food proves to be extremely popular. They have cakes and coffee too.

Nearest MRT : Lakeside
428 Jurong West Avenue 1 #01-256
Singapore 640428
Daily : 1030am - 10pm

4) Time Table Cafe
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The fragrant waffle ($6.80) was dense, chewy and had a light crisp. The range of icecream available is outsourced and I'll suggest that you skip them but the waffles are definitely worth a try. Prices are very wallet-friendly and they have quite an extensive menu. I'll love to give their pasta dishes a go someday.

Nearest MRT : Lakeside
Block 456,Jurong West Street 41, #01-726
Singapore 640456
Daily : 11am - 11pm

5) Pang Zi Durian89872086_525557378133887_3581932025407340544_o  
Photo credit : Pang Zi Durian
Listen up, durian lovers(especially those residing in the west)! Here's a cafe that's dedicated to durian pastries and good quality durian. They have gelato as well!

Nearest MRT : Lakeside
492 Jurong West Street 41
#01-18, Singapore 640492
Daily : 12pm - 10pm

6) Smoocht x Bold

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Photo credit : Smoocht  

By the folks behind Brownice, Smoocht is a vegan cafe that doles out icecream, waffles, coffee, and pizza. Their highly raved matcha waffles is made using Uji matcha powder. The cafe uses a Synesso Hydra to brew their coffee, so you can be sure of a good cuppa here.

Nearest MRT : Chinese Garden
319 Jurong East Street 31, #01-58
Singapore 600319
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday : 12pm - 9pm
Friday- Saturday : 12pm - 930pm

7) Lee's Confectionery

Photo credit : @lees_confectionery

A gem in the west, Lee's Confectionery sends out beautifully-plated French desserts. It seems like everyone who's been there enjoyed what Lee's has to offer. They're constantly updating their menu so be sure to check if the dessert you're after is available on the day of your planned visit!

Nearest MRT : Chinese Garden
343 Jurong East Street 31, #01-59, Singapore 600343
Friday - Tuesday : 12pm - 10pm

8)Venture Drive Coffee

Photo credits : @venturedrivecoffee

Tucked away on the second level of Vision Exchange, Venture Drive Coffee is dedicated to brewing rich and aromatic coffee. If you're looking for a chill space to do some work, this cafe does seem quite ideal. And it's only a short walk away from Jurong East MRT!

Nearest MRT : Jurong East 

Vision Exchange, 
2 Venture Drive, #02-41
Singapore 608526
Monday- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday : 10am - 6pm 
9) My Little Ice Cream Shop by PGFN
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Having been around for a few years now, My Little Ice Cream Shop is set up by the folks behind Pandan Gardens Fishball Noodles. You can have their fishball noodles and then walk over to My Little Ice Cream Shop for some dessert.

Nearest MRT : Jurong East
150 Pandan Gardens, #01-07, Singapore 609335
Daily : 11am - 10pm

10) Lynn's Cakesphoto Lynns Cakes Eng Kong Terrace.jpg
While the cafe is not halal-certified, the cakes are made with halal ingredients. Popular options include the tall and stunning rainbow cake($8.50), Cookie Butter Cheesecake($8.50) and Carrot Cake($7.50). We did not try the coffee but it should be pretty good seeing that a Synesso is in play.

Nearest MRT : Beauty World
11 Eng Kong Terrace
Singapore 598983
Sunday, Tuesday- Thursday : 11am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday : 11am - 9pm

11) Glass Roasters

Photo credits : @glassroasters

Glass Roasters might be a tad difficult to get to, but it certainly hasn't daunted streams of visitors. They're neighbours with Gelatolabo so it makes the journey here more "worth it" as you will be able to visit 2 cafes at one go. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

Nearest MRT : Clementi
108 Faber Drive
Singapore 129418
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : 9am - 10pm
Friday - Sunday : 9am -1030pm  

12) Gelatolabo

Photo credits : @gelatolabo 
Gelatolabo's gelato selection sure looks good! It's a good thing that they've opened their second outlet in the west!

Nearest MRT : Clementi 
108 Faber Drive
Wed-Fri to 5pm
Sat -Sun to 1030pm 
13) Ice Cream Frenzy
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Ten years old Ice Cream Frenzy has been serving the residents of the West Coast area for a long time now. I popped by but the shop was closed unfortunately so please do share with me what you guys think about this place!

Nearest MRT : Clementi
Blk 501 West Coast Drive, #01-250
Singapore 120501
Sunday - Thursday : 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday : 11am - 11pm

14) Drips Baker's Playground
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The second outpost of Drips Bakery stands tall and proud in Sunset Way, still focused on baking the best tarts and pastries. I was spoilt for choice and had a difficult time choosing between the lemon meringue tart, passionfruit tart, chocolate truffle tart and salted caramel tart. I eventually chose the Salted Caramel Tart ($6.50) which was so rich and decadent. Other pastries that caught my eye include Sticky Buns ($2.80) and Avocado Scones ($2.70). Will be back for more!

Nearest MRT : Clementi
109 Clementi Street 11, #01-05
Singapore 120109
Monday - Saturday : 8am - 8pm
Sunday : 8am - 6pm

15) Olla Specialty Coffee

Photo credits : @ollacoffee

Dedicated to their craft, the baristas at Olla consistently put a smile on the faces of their customers with their carefully brewed coffee. If you're in the area for lunch, why not grab a cuppa, or a waffle here?

Nearest MRT : Clementi
109 Clementi Street 11, #01-03
Singapore 120109
Daily : 8am - 5pm

16) Simple Cafe

Photo credits : @simple.cafesg
Simple Cafe might be simply dressed, but the cafe certainly holds big promises. Their bakes look incredible and are very instagram-worthy!

Nearest MRT : Clementi
1 West Coast Dr, #01-87, Newest, 
Singapore 128020  
Tuesday - Sunday : 930am - 730pm

17) W39 Bistro & Bakery
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W39 is undeniably one of the most popular cafes in the West. They offer hearty brunch fare at reasonable prices and the place is always packed on weekends. It is a nice cozy spot decked in cheery colours and dogs are welcomed in the alfresco area.

Nearest MRT : Clementi
39 Jalan Mas Puteh
Singapore 128637
Tuesday - Friday : 11am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday : 9am -10pm

Okay, I have reached the end of my list and I wouldn't, in a million years, tell you that these are 17 cafes in the west that you MUST visit but there are still gems worth checking out of course.


Love, K

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