15 Tampines Cafes For Mexican Food, Freshly Roasted Coffee and Korean Desserts

It should come as no surprise that Tampines is home to tons of hidden gems, which include fine cafes offering freshly roasted coffee, handcrafted gelato, Korean desserts and yummy bites. Whether you’re craving a robust cup of joe or catching up with friends over a meal, these Tampines cafes are great places to stop by!

#1 Delato

Located under a HDB, Delato is a new dessert cafe in Tampines serving gelato and mochi waffles! You’ll find a total of 12 gelato flavours daily from Maple Walnut Pie to Salted Oreo, Mango Basil and Kopi Toast. For something more filling, pair your gelato with some  Delato’s Original Waffles or Matcha Mochi Waffle!

Address: 477 Tampines Street 43, #01-154, Singapore 520477
Opening Hours: 2–11 pm Tues to Thurs, 1 pm–1 am Fri, 12 pm–1 am Sat, 12–11 pm Sun. Closed on Mon

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#2 Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or simply looking for a pick-me-up it’s all about the beans at Dutch Colony Coffee Co. You’ll also be able to fuel up on food with a hearty breakfast and brunch menu. There are platters with scrambled eggs, sausages and turkey bacon, as well as an Angus Beef Burger and Truffle Mushroom Linguine which comes with a sous vide egg.

Address: 1 Tampines Walk, #01-K8, Singapore 528523
Opening Hours: 8 am–9 pm daily

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#3 GIG Cafe

GIG Cafe is a pretty pink floral cafe in Tampines with high tea sets and all-day brunch fare. Decked in pink from the ceiling to the decor, every corner in this cafe presents a new photo opportunity. But it’s not just about aesthetics here, as they also offer a delectable menu filled with affordable dishes. Their Bacon Carbonara and Fish and Chips are great choices if you’re looking for familiar favourites done well. Or, go for the high tea sets for two and enjoy some sweet pastries and coffee while soaking in the atmosphere!

Address: Blk 419 Tampines Street 41 #01-104, Level 1, 520419
Opening Hours: 10 am–9 pm daily

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#4 Puffs And Peaks

After finding success as a home-based bakery, Puffs and Peaks now has its own cafe in Tampines selling a variety of bakes. The main highlights are the donuts which come with fillings of Hojicha, Passionfruit Curd, Strawberry Jam, and more. Do note that the menu changes frequently, so while these flavours might not be available all the time, there’ll be some new to try on each visit!

Address: 866A Tampines Street 83, #03-03 Central Community Complex, Singapore 521866
Opening Hours: 10:30 am–5 pm Thurs to Sun. Closed Mon to Wed

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#5 Around Cafe

Ice cream in a glasshouse, anyone? Swing by Around Cafe, which is located in the compounds of a Tampines condominium complex. The cafe opens till 2 am on weekends, making it a popular supper spot for Easties. A must-try is their popular Around Set II, starring a satisfying fluffy yet crispy buttermilk waffle topped with two gelato flavours of your choice. Choose from a variety of classic and premium flavours, including their highly sought-after Hazelnut Rocher and Strawberry Cheesecake. 

Address: 117 Tampines Street 86, The Alps Residences, Singapore 528538
Opening Hours: 12–11 pm Sun to Thurs, 12 pm–2 am Fri & Sat

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#6 Three’s A Crowd

Three’s A Crowd has some interesting waffle creations such as Churros Waffles that are generously coated with cinnamon sugar and paired with toasted marshmallow and chocolate sauce. Or, the Ondeh Waffles that comes with desiccated coconut drenched in Gula Melaka sauce. Make it extra decadent by topping up for a scoop of their freshly churned ice cream, with classic flavours such as Roasted Pistachio, Unicorn Pop, Masala, Speculoos and Vanilla Bean!

Address: 802 Tampines Ave 4, #01-11, Singapore 520802
Opening Hours: 11 am–10:30 pm Sun to Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri & Sat

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#7 Kraft x Mexicana

This Halal-certified café offers a delightful array of dishes ranging from stews to pot pies, pasta, coffee, and desserts. Whether you’re in the mood for a full meal or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth, Kraft Kitchen has got you covered. Their Signature Gratin Mac and Cheese is creamy and savoury with a satisfying cheese pull and it is definitely one of their most popular dishes. Or, go for one of their Mexican dishes such as Grilled Chicken Fajitas and Golden Crispy Shrimp Tacos!

Address: 820 Tampines Street 81, #01-526, Singapore 520820
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm daily

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#8 Luckin Coffee

Often dubbed the Starbucks of China, the renowned coffee chain is popular for its Coconut Latte and Fruity American Series – the Iced Coconut Americano blends premium Yirgacheffe coffee beans with coconut water to make it a cooling drink, while the Pomelo Americano is a sparkling coffee drink that features refreshing pomelo juice.

Address: 10 Tampines Central 1, #01-17/18, Singapore 529536
Opening Hours: 8 am–10 pm daily

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#9 Tipsy Penguin

Tipsy Penguin is a great place to hang out with some friends. The menu has Western fusion fare, drinks and desserts, and the space also has live bands performing in the evenings. Start your night with some freshly shucked oysters that come with a touch of alcohol to bring out the brininess and add an unexpected touch of sweetness to the flavour. For mains, one signature to try is the Gyudon Beef Bowl which features seared striploin served with sauteed truffle mushrooms, onsen egg, and garlic chips on a bed of Japanese rice!

Address: 300 Tampines Ave 5, #01-02A, Singapore 529653
Opening Hours: 5 pm–1 am daily

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#10 Hundred Acre Creamery

Hundred Acre Creamery is a cosy Winnie the Pooh-themed ice cream shop with pandan waffles, handcrafted ice cream, and Vietnamese egg coffee! Sweet tooths will definitely delight in their chewy Coconut Pandan Waffle and pairing it with a scoop of ice cream. Refreshing flavours include Chrysanthemum Honey, Isaphan Sorbet, Hojicha Mochi, Roasted Pistachio and many more.

Address: Block 824 Tampines Street 81, #01-24, Singapore 520824
Opening Hours: 12–11 pm daily

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#11 Craze Kitchen

This Halal-certified joint is highly lauded for its generous portions sans the hefty price tag. Expect Western delights such as pasta, steaks, burgers, and desserts. You won’t go wrong with its bestselling Chicken Aglio Olio, or the Battered Fish Fillet Carbonara. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Mala Beef Pasta which features tender striploin beef slices, parsley, and linguine doused in a tongue-numbing mala sauce.

Address: 201D Tampines St. 21, #01-1171, Singapore 524201
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–10 pm daily

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#12 Rocky Master

Established in 1999, Rocky Master is a home-grown brand that was created as a fast-casual dining concept with a passion for serving gourmet coffee and quality food. Comprising of Asian, Fusion, and Western dishes, signatures include the all-time favourite Laksa Supreme, Chicken & Mushroom Quesadilla, Teriyaki Chicken Pasta, Rocky Master® Signature Breakfast, and many more! 

Address: 9 Tampines Ave 5, #01-11 Tampines Grande, Singapore 528735
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–8 pm Mon to Fri, 8:30 am–8 pm Sat & Sun

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#13 Cafe BomBom

Popular Korean dessert cafe chain, Cafe BomBom’s first international outpost is in Tampines and they offer loads of Korean sweet treats. Expect thick Korean-style macarons, bingsu, and flavoured beverages. The extra thicc Bomcarons come in five flavours: Oreo, Cheese, Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla. Or, indulge in some bingsu, such as the Dalgona Bingsu and K-Ogok Bing Su that’s topped with red bean and injeolmi.

Address: Tampines Central 1, #04-14 10, Singapore 529536
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm daily

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#14 The Tree Cafe

A cosy little cafe to make you feel right at home with the garden feels, The Tree Cafe aims to provide the usual cafe experience but at an affordable price. Aiming to serve customers with Halal-certified Western & Asian fusion food, coffee and dessert, you can be sure to find something for everyone at this humble hideout. Some must-trys include the cafe’s take on Southern-style Chicken and Waffles, Mac & Cheese, as well as the Sous Vide Duck Confit!

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529509
Opening Hours: 12–10 pm daily

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#15 7th Heaven KTV and Cafe

Located in SAFRA Tampines, 7th Heaven is a cafe in the day, restaurant and music bar by night. The space even has free wifi and power plugs so you can get your work done here as you fuel up on dishes such as Laksa Pasta, Salted Egg Prawn Pizza and Egg Lava Beef Burger! And with other entertainment such as game consoles, board games and pool tables, this place also makes a great night hangout spot with friends.

Address: 1/A Tampines Street 92, #03-02 SAFRA Tampines, Singapore 528882
Opening Hours: 11 am–1 am Tues to Sat. 11 am–11 pm Sun. Closed on Mon

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