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Local's Choice of Top Cafes in Chinatown

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Looking for a promise of a fantastic cafe adventure? Take it directly from the locals as we bring you through their top cafe selections in Chinatown.


Get ready to embark on a caffeine-fueled adventure of Chinatown's top cafes, as chosen by the locals themselves! With taste buds as their compass and laughter as their fuel, these cafe lovers have scoured the bustling streets to uncover the hidden gems and flavour-packed havens that steal their hearts.

Hellu Coffee

137 Amoy St, #01-05 Far East Square, Singapore 049965 Opens: Mon - Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm | Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm | Sat 10:00am - 4:00pm | Closed on Sundays

In a stroke of serendipity, @jeajeajea found herself in the midst of an unexpected adventure when she stumbled upon Hellu cafe by pure chance. With a devilish grin, she couldn't resist ordering their iced latte, and boy, was she pleasantly surprised! "Theirs is rly not bad!!" she declared, her taste buds doing a happy dance.

However, @jeajeajea quickly realized that space was a bit tight inside the café, leaving her with a single option – to conquer the great outdoors.

But fear not, my fellow caffeine aficionados, for Hellu cafe had a secret weapon up its sleeve: air conditioning! Yes, you heard it right. So what if you have to sip your latte al fresco? As long as the heavenly cool air keeps you company, all is right with the world.

@tengyong comes forth with another concern: he considers it very pricey. @jeajeajea defends Hellu saying that the price ($6.70) is pretty standard for coffees like this. Whether or not you agree with @jeajeajea, it’s worthwhile at least for a once-off experience to embrace the cozy quarters and let Hellu cafe transport you to a caffeinated paradise amidst the bustling streets of Chinatown.

Madame Ooze Ice Cream Cafe & Dessert Bar

Opens: Mon - Thu, Sun 8:00am - 10:00pm | Fri & Sat 8:00am - 11:00pm

According to @faezlatiff, Madame Ooze Ice Cream Cafe & Dessert Bar is a pistachio ice cream haven with cozy vibes that'll make your heart swoon. He confidently declares, "Recommended to a few people and they all enjoyed so don’t say bojio ok!!" He even added a cool bonus: this joint has a bookshelf where you can take and read books! Plus, the staff are friendly, adding that extra sprinkle of awesomeness to your cafe experience.

Madame Ooze Ice Cream & Dessert Bar pistachio ice cream
Photo by @faezlatiff

Several other locals, such as @kappakun93 also sang praises for Madame Ooze after trying their pistachio ice cream, sharing that he liked ”until every last drop of it 🤙🏻🤙🏻”.

But rest assured, once you find your cozy spot, the dessert journey will be a delight! So, if you're seeking a dessert haven with flavours that amaze and a croissant that steals hearts, Madame Ooze Ice Cream & Dessert Bar is the place to be! 🌟🍨🥐

Grids Coffee Bar

200 South Bridge Rd, Level 1 2 & 3, Singapore 058749

Opens: Mon - Thu & Sun 8:00am - 4:30pm | Fri & Sat 8:00am - 4:30pm; 6:00pm - 12:00am

Introducing Grids Coffee Bar, a top favourite among the locals when it comes to delightful cafes! ☕🍳 According to the coffee connoisseur @kermit, this place delivers the goods - good coffee and reliable food that never disappoints.

While she admits a preference for the food from September Coffee, the coffee at Grids Coffee Bar takes the crown as the winner! High praise indeed! 😄

Meanwhile, @jongchomp also recalls their visit to this charming cafe, reminiscing about the quite good food that left a lasting impression. With such positive reviews from coffee enthusiasts and food aficionados alike, Grids Coffee Bar is undeniably a must-visit for a memorable cafe experience.

So, whether you're in for the perfect cuppa or a delightful meal, this local gem has got you covered with its delectable offerings and inviting ambiance. Get ready to savour every sip and bite at Grids Coffee Bar! 🌟🍴

As we conclude our caffeinated journey through the vibrant streets of Chinatown, guided by the locals' discerning taste buds, we have discovered a treasure trove of top cafes that delight the sense. From the worthy coffees at Hellu to the yummy meals at September Coffee, these cafes have captured the hearts and taste buds of our local connoisseurs. Now it's time for you to head down to these cafes yourself!

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