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Any suggestions for a place to go for a nice flat white and a bit of a sit for a while?

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1. Re: Coffee

This forum is a great place to collect valuable information to plan your stay in the Lion City. You will meet people from different places - locals and visitors from different countries - all willing to share with you their knowledge and experience of this destination.

Note these contributors are volunteering to spend some of their time to provide hints, tips and advices so you can enjoy your stay. Please feel free to squeeze a small "Hello" and "Thanks" in your questions; this would be greatly appreciated and won't take you much of your time.

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2. Re: Coffee

Ok, sorry! Hello and Thanks!

Other city forums I have been on are not so formal so I apologise for coming across as rude.

We are already in Singapore and having a fab time, and was just after a bit of help with my coffee question.

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3. Re: Coffee

deblmans, here is your list:

1/ http://www.starbucks.com.sg/

2/ http://www.costacoffee.com.sg/

3/ http://www.coffeebean.com.sg/coffeebean/

4/ http://www.papapalheta.com/

5/ http://www.highlandercoffee.com/

6/ https://www.facebook.com/OrioleCafe

7/ http://www.dimbulahcoffee.com/

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Not so sure if its 'formal' - just polite :)

Anyway we went to the Coffee Bean a few times, be aware that the large in Singapore is more akin to a bucket in Australia. We learnt that the hard way as we struggled through two thirds of the coffee before admitting defeat!

Good coffee though!

Edited: 16 July 2013, 03:59
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5. Re: Coffee

Hello,

There seems to be dozens of coffee shops in each mall, or down any street of renovated shophouses in Tiong Bahru, Chinatown, or Kampong Glam.

There are Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlets everywhere. Cafes at Museums, like Dome Cafe at SAM on Bras Basah Road, outlets of Food for Thought Cafe at 8 Queen Street near SAM or the one inside the Tanglin Gate of The Botanic Gardens. Cafe Beviamo in Tanglin Mall, Kith Cafe has a couple of outlets. For a coffee in posh surroundings try Raffles Hotel.

Personally, I much prefer the local coffee. Try something different at any of the outlets of Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Toastbox, or Killiney Kopitiam.

Spoilt for choice in Singapore, just turn around on any street and you will find somewhere for a cuppa and a sit down.

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6. Re: Coffee

Hi deblmans,

How about trying local style coffee? You can go to any of the following outlets

Toastbox

Ya Kun

Nanyang

Killiney

Old Town Cafe

Enjoy your cuppa!

Edited: 16 July 2013, 04:06
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7. Re: Coffee

Thanks everyone!

Much appreciated!

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8. Re: Coffee

Wish it was me there today enjoying a sweet coffee with condensed milk, and Butter Sugar Toast from Ya Kun.

Enjoy your coffee, and the rest of your time in Singapore.

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9. Re: Coffee

You have to, as others have suggested, try local coffee at least once, at Killiney Kopitiam or Toast (all over the island). You should also find a Muslim (Malay- or Indian- run) coffee stall in a hawker centre and try Teh Tarik (pulled tea, like cappuccino done by hand instead of fancy machines) and Teh Halia (ginger tea). Just be careful local teas/ coffees tend to default sweet so make sure Ti tell them less or no sugar if not to your taste.

However these places tend not to encourage lingering so as there's have suggested, lots of western style coffee joints around. For less chain, more personal versions, also try Chye Seng Huat Hardware off Jalan Besar/ Lavender, forty Hands in Tiong Bahru and Toby's Estate along the Singapore River opposite Riverview Hotel.

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10. Re: Coffee

deblmans,

you`re most welcome.

Enjoy your coffee in SIN!!!!