The Eastern part of Singapore gets lots of credit for housing hipster cafes, but Westsiders have few reasons to make the long trip there. That’s because Jurong has its own fair share of cafes for coffee, yummy bites and desserts, and here are a few that are worth checking out if you’re in the area!
Time Table Cafe has free WiFi, power points and wallet-friendly prices, making it a great spot for Westies to hang out or even to do some work at. On the menu you’ll find pasta dishes, pizza, waffles and more. Tuck into hearty mains such as Smoked Salmon Baked Rice or Mushroom Aglio Olio. If you’re giving in to your sweet tooth, get the waffle with a scoop of ice cream or yogurt and fruits for a less sinful choice.
Address: Blk 456 Jurong West St 41, #01-726, Singapore 640456
Opening hours: 11 AM–11 PM Mon to Thurs, 11 AM–3 AM Fri, 10:30 AM–3 AM Sat & Sun
Get a small piece of Japan in Jurong at Suzuki Coffee. The interior is inspired by traditional Japanese tea houses, and drinks are made with high-quality Hokkaido milk and freshly roasted coffee beans. Make sure to also try their authentic anpan which is from an old Wagashi shop in Hokkaido! The dessert matches perfectly with Suzuki’s beans, and it is carefully hand-made by experienced Japanese bakers.
Address: 8 Chin Bee Ave, Singapore 619932
Opening hours: 8:30 am–5:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
WellSmoocht was founded by the same folks behind Brownice, Singapore’s first vegan ice cream joint. For dairy-free, eggless, plant based food and desserts, this is where you wanna be! We love their Fresh Mushroom Soup, made from three kinds of mushrooms as well as nut cheese and bonsoy, giving the soup a light nutty taste. Other popular items include their Classic Cong You Pancake and Sesame Citrus Soba. And of course, you cannot leave without at least a scoop of their guilt-free ice cream. Whoever said that vegan food is boring has clearly never been to Smoocht!
Address: 319 Jurong East Street 31, #01-58, Singapore 600319
Opening hours: 12–9 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs & Sun, 12–9:30 pm Fri & Sat
Nunsaram stands for ‘snowman’ in Korean, and this shop selling bingsu is very aptly named. This Korean dessert cafe is in Westgate and they serve up authentic bingsu with the option to add on ice cream! If you’re not in the mood for bingsu, Nunsaram also has a side menu for food such as tteokbokki, kimbap and Injeolmi toast.
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #04-37/K4, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: 11:30 am–10 pm daily
Craving for durian but it’s not durian season? Head over to Pang Zi Durian for all things durian-related. Think desserts like durian puff, durian mousse, durian mochi, MSW Ice Cream and about 30 other flavours as well! Everything is made fresh and from scratch. During durian season, you can also pop by to purchase different varieties of durian, from MSW to Golden Phoenix, D13 and Red Prawn.
Address: 492 Jurong West Street 41, #01-18, Singapore 640492
Opening hours: 12–10:30 pm Sun to Thurs, 12 pm–12:30 am Fri & Sat
Tucked in a quiet neighbourhood, Soul Kind Cafe specialises in vegetarian and vegan dishes that are uniquely infused with local flavours. With yummy dishes such as Laksa, Bibimbap, and Yam Cake, Japanese Curry Rice and Korean Ramen, the cafe will win you over with its delicious has definitely won me over with its delicious and healthy meals, great vibes, and charming setting. Whether you're a vegetarian or just looking for a unique culinary experience, this cafe is well worth a visit.
Address: 242 Jurong East St 24, #01-627, Singapore 600242
Opening Hours: 7 am–9 pm daily
Located in Boon Lay, Bok’s Kitchen cooks up honest-to-goodness and affordable food. Aside from its main menu that offers rice bowls, pasta and mains like its Salmon Teriyaki Bowl. it also has a brunch menu available during he weekends and public holidays. There, you’ll find favourites like Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Breakfast Burger and a classic BLT Sandwich.
Address: 216 Boon Lay Ave, #01-01, Singapore 640216
Opening Hours: 11 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–9 pm Tues to Fri, 10 am–9 pm Sat & Sun
My Little Ice-Cream Shop is set up by the folks at Pandan Gardens Fishball Noodles, so you can have some fishball noodles first before heading over for ice cream. The flavours are straightforward and no fuss, with options such as Dark Chocolate, Earl Grey and Cheesecake. Waffles are also available, along with toppings such as sauces and syrups, marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed biscuits, chocolate sprinkles, almond chips, and gummy bears.
Address: 150 Pandan Gardens, #01-07, Singapore 609335
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm daily
A halal-certified European street food and coffee joint, Brio offers a huge array of cuisine from hearty risottos, delightful pizzas and pasta, to succulent grills. The Seafood Cataplana Linguine featuring a classic Portuguese seafood stew seasoned with a dizzying trio of oregano, thyme, and basil. The 36-hour Oxtail Risotto is another crowd favourite, where slow-braised, succulent oxtail meat is placed on top of a gorgeous bed of risotto. For dessert, don’t miss the Spanish Churros or the decadent Buttermilk Waffles Ice Cream!
Address: 1 Jurong West Central 2, #02-24/K5 Jurong Point, Singapore 648886
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm daily
The Poolside Café is a casual, yet picturesque dining spot situated by The Chevrons’ swimming pool. Featuring both indoor and al fresco seating, the cafe offers the choice of dining in the AC, or outdoors where you can enjoy the refreshing warmth of sunlight. With a wide selection of local and Western cuisine available, satisfy your appetite with local favourites such as kaya butter toast, economical bee hoon, or Nyonya curry chicken, alongside Western delights such as Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken and Classic Fish & Chips.
Address: 48 Boon Lay Wy, The Chevrons, Singapore 609961
Opening Hours: 8:30 am–10 pm daily
A vegetarian and vegan-friendly dining spot, D'Life crafts exceptional dishes that cater to diverse palates. Expect an eclectic array of dishes ranging from nourishing boiled soups and stir-fries to delectable dim sum, pasta options, "chicken" rice and more!
Address: 428 Jurong West Ave 1, #01-256, Singapore 640428
Opening Hours: 10:30 am–10 pm daily
Awfully Chocolate is one of Singapore’s most well-known chocolatiers, and you can find their outlet in JEM for an indulgent tea-time stopover. Some yummy desserts to indulge in include the Chocolate Cake, Hei Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Tiramisu Cake, and their Chocolate Praline Cake.
Address: Jem, #01-15, 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, 608549
Opening Hours: 10 am–9 pm daily
A Japanese bakery with its origins from Hokkaido, Pullman Bakery uses nothing but the freshest ingredients locally grown and produced from the region. They have an outlet in Jurong Regional Library with myriad varieties of breads, cakes and more. Think Sweet Potato Donut, Mentaiko Cheese Chikuwa Roll Bread and Hokkaido Curry Donut! Its location also makes it a quiet spot to grab a bite while you’re studying or working.
Address: 21 Jurong East Central 1 NLB Level 1, 21 Jurong East Central 1, Pullman Bakery, 609732
Opening Hours: 8:30 am–8:30 pm daily
Oh My Mango has transformed over the years, from being mango-centric to more diverse options. This Thai-style dessert café serves huge portions of Korean bingsu which includes flavours such as Choco Banana, Milo Dinosaur and Thai Milk Tea, to name a few. You’ll also find other sweet treats such as Shibuya Toast, Mango Sticky Rice and Frappes.
Address: 762 Jurong West Street 75, #01-334, Singapore 640762
Opening Hours: 12–10 PM daily
Toby's Kopi Toast Bakery has been in operation for over 10 years, and the no-frills eatery offers Western dishes such as BBQ Baby Ribs, Fish & Chips, burgers, pizza and pasta, as well as local fare like kopi and toast sets, curry rice and handmade noodles. While it might be in an ulu location, the cosy cafe is well worth checking out if you’re in the area, thank to its variety of dishes, generous portions, quality food and affordable prices.
Address: #01-35, Tradehub21, 8 Boon Lay Wy, 609964
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–7:30 pm Mon to Thurs, 7:30 am–10 pm Fri & Sat. Closed on Sun