Bukit Merah cafe guide

Tiong Bahru’s reign as Singapore’s lone cafe hub is dwindling, especially now that Bukit Merah is stepping up as the trendy new ‘hood in Southern Singapore.

The area’s crowning glory used to just be its dynamic duo of hawker centres, Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre and ABC Brickworks. Nowadays, the wider neighbourhood is slowly but surely a new hotspot for brunches, coffee hour and teatime thanks to the growing number of Bukit Merah cafes.

From those offering artisanal coffees and gourmet burgers to homemade gelato, here is our guide to Bukit Merah cafes.

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1. Pyroast

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Housed inside the urban farming facility, City Sprouts, is Pyroast, a local coffee roaster that serves very affordable, high-quality coffee. Fifteen types of single-origin coffees are available, with three house blends, sourced from all the main coffee growing regions in the world. Prices start from $3.50 for a Long Black and $4 for a Latte. Though Pyroast themselves do not serve food, they occupy a revamped canteen space that is shared by other food vendors, such as Japanese rice bowls stall o-Kome, and loklok seller, Lok-kol, among others.

The cafe is also great to work out of if you need a work-from-home break, given that it is relatively spacious, well-lit and quiet.

Address: 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 7pm

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2. Durian Lab

Durian lovers will definitely find this cafe worth the trip, even though its address is framed by industrial buildings. Open by famed durian sellers, Ah Seng Cafe, the King of Fruit is taken to new heights at

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