Forget a trip down to obscure places to get your coffee cravings fixed – here are some of the top hunts that are located right in the vicinity of your school. (Being situated near campus grounds means affordability too!) You are most welcomed.
1. Bread Yard
Bread Yard pride themselves on their handcrafted bread with a modern symbiosis of Japanese and European techniques. Serving up sandwiches, all-day breakfast, leavened pancakes, puddings, and more in a rustic and fast casual setting, their crowds’ favourites include the Big Boy’s breakfast ($15), Candied Bacon & Grilled Cheese pancakes ($12) and Dark Chocolate bread pudding ($6).
Address: 1 Fusionopolis Place #01-23/24 Galaxis, Singapore 138522
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 0800 – 1930, Saturday 0900 – 1430
Contact: +65 9773 5318
2. On The Table
The sister cafe of the famous Lola’s Cafe, On The Table settles on the stretch of Pasir Panjang Road, less than 15 minutes from NUS campus. Featuring a menu of comfort food and handmade desserts, settle down in their unruffled vibe to get your work done or simply to enjoy a leisure lunch with close friends – bonus: they provide wifi connection too!
Knife down the flaky and buttery Ultimate Croissant ($14) that comes with honey glazed bacon, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese from their brunch menu, or get their Tokyo Quinoa Bowl ($16) with miso-glazed salmon, crispy shimeiji mushrooms and furikake charred baby corn if you are visiting for dinner.
Student Discount: 10% off total bill upon presentation of valid NUS card
Address: 118 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118541
Tuesday – Thursday 1100 – 2200
Friday 1100 – 2230
Saturday 1000 – 2230
Sunday 1000 – 2200
Contact: +65 9780 8094
3. Envy Coffee
Another hidden spot to escape from the hustle and bustle, Envy Coffee seeks to spoil you and your friends with their range of burgers, sandwiches, pastas and breakfast plates – of course, complimentary wifi applies! Although they are currently not offering any student discounts, they have pretty decent breakfast and lunch sets.
The Smoked Duck Miso Spagetti ($12.90) is a popular choice, while the Sambal Prawn Paste Chicken Burger ($13.90) sounds promising. Get the Lemon Mayo Baked Waffle Fries ($8.90) as a side, or sip on a unique creation of Ice Macadamia Nut Latte ($6.50).
Address: 1 Fusionopolis Link #01-04 Nexus@One-North, Singapore 138542
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 0730 – 1800
Contact: +65 6710 4005
4. Doi Chaang Coffee
This cafe that uses Thai roasted coffee beans serves a dainty selection of Mille Crepe cakes, perfect for that post-lecture peckish itch. Sandwiched between Rochester Park and Star Vista, it is quaint enough to temporarily retreat from the mid-terms blue. Pair their signature Iced Doi Chaang ($6.50) with a Mango Mille Crepe Cake ($6.90) to sweeten up any of your days.
Student Discount: 15% off ala carte items on weekdays upon presentation of valid NUS card
Address: 35 Rochester Drive #01-08 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 0830 – 1800
Contact: +65 8200 8215
5. Pies & Coffee
There’s plenty of spaces for you to clock in some work amidst the tea-time break at Pies & Coffee – from alfresco sofa seats, comfy woven tables and chairs to the cooling indoor seats. It’s understandable to take some time to decide on your order here, as their offerings do not just include a generous range of pies, baked rice and lasagna, breakfast sets, pancakes and desserts are available as well.
Besides their Charcoal Crust Curry Chicken Pie ($11.20), the Lobster Bisque Baked Rice ($14.90) sounds equally indulgent. Those looking for a lighter bite might want to try the Hungarian Beef Goulash Pot Pie ($14.50) or feel free to opt for a Teh Tarik Cake ($4.90) to reminisce that bit of local flavour.
Power socket: Available
Address: 35 Rochester Drive #01-02 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
Monday – Thursday & Sunday 0900 – 2100
Friday, Saturday & Eve of PH 0900 – 2300
Contact: +65 6570 0080