Instaworthy Cafes To Check Out In 2017

Whether it’s the photogenic food or OOTD-worthy decor, these establishments will definitely keep your Instagram feed happy.

Epiphyte

47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827 | Tel: 9138 3315 | Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am (Monday to Thursday); 11am – 1am (Friday and Saturday); Closed on Sundays

Nestled among a row of shophouses near Chinatown, Epiphyte (pronounced ‘epi-fite’ FYI) is a botanical-themed cafe that combines food, nature and art to create a garden sanctuary of sorts. Epiphyte, if you didn’t already know, refers to a type of plant – so perhaps it’s quite apt that everything from the food to decor at this place suits the theme to a tree, uh I mean T. #punny

Besides terrarium desserts and botanical-inspired drinks, Epiphyte also has a collection of Galaxy cakes that are well, just look at them – if those aren’t Instaworthy, then I don’t know what else is. The mains on the menu are mostly comfort food with a twist – think Pink Risotto, Coke Pulled Pork Dumplings and Galbi Glazed Striploin. Already making weekend brunch plans? I thought so.

The Twilight Cake (Source: Epiphyte SG Facebook)

Gudetama Café

3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #01-361, Singapore 038983 | Tel: 6677 6195 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm daily

The Gudetama Café caused quite a frenzy when it opened at Suntec City late last year, but really, are you surprised? For a lackadaisical cartoon egg, the Sanrio character sure has a lot of fans in Singapore. I guess we all identify with Gudetama’s nua-ness (laziness) in some way or another, no?

As with any respectable character cafe, the dishes are meticulously styled to include Gudetama’s trademark look of despair – such as cheesecake that looks like Tamago (pictured below, right), latte art and of course, all kinds of eggs (he is an egg after all). The food, albeit on the pricier side, is not too shabby either.

(Source: Gudetama Cafe Singapore Facebook)

Platform 1094

1094 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328192| Tel: 6204 6003 | Business Hours: 11am – 10pm (Tuesday to Friday); 10am – 10pm (Saturday and Sunday)

While we’re on the topic of character cafes, here’s one for the Harry Potter fans out there. Platform 1094 is a new wizard-themed cafe that has magical desserts, secret menus and – how’s this for Instaworthy? – a Goblet of Fire drink that has actual sparks.

The cafe, which is situated along Serangoon Road, is also decked out in earthy tones and wooden furniture – so yes, it does kind of feel like you’re dining in a dungeon of sorts. In fact, I wouldn’t be half surprised to find Draco Malfoy and his cronies having a spot of tea there.

(Platform 1094 Facebook)

Popbar SG

Plaza Singapura #B2-64, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839 | Tel: 9368 6678 | Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10pm daily

American popsicle brand Popbar is now open at Plaza Singapura, offering healthy(ish) sweet treats made from top quality ingredients. Choose from decadent gelato on a stick (Popgelatos), fruity sorbet pops, or customise your own pop with the wide range of flavours, toppings and dips. Oh, and in case you were wondering…the colourful Popbar shopfront also makes the perfect backdrop for an OOTD shot. #justsayin

(Source: Popbar SG Facebook)

Alchemist Beer Lab

South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road, #B1-16, Singapore 189768 | Tel: 6386 4365 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 12 am (Monday to Thursday); 12pm – 1am (Friday); 4pm – 1am (Saturday); Closed on Sunday

OK this one’s not really a cafe, but who’s up for a pint or two instead? If you couldn’t already tell from its name, Alchemist Beer Lab is a restaurant-bar that specialises in well, beer – of the infused variety, to be precise. Choose from 16 different types of flavourful brews, such as draft beer, stout and more experimental concoctions like pale ale with rosemary. Some of the flavours are changed regularly too, so you can expect other interesting brews like ale with grilled pineapple and anise, as well as dry Irish stout infused with marshmallow, vanilla pod and mint leaves.

Delectable drinks aside, the photogenic space is also home decor #goals. Plus, those marble tabletops are the stuff #flatlay dreams are made of yo.

(Source: Alchemist Beer Lab Facebook)

Botanist Singapore

74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839 | Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Yet another botanical-themed cafe (also located along Neil Road), Botanist Singapore serves up hearty brunch staples, comforting sides and coffee from the good people at Knockhouse Supply Co.. The entrance to the cafe is rather understated (so much so that you might even walk right past it) and there is nary a sign in place – but yet, the cafe is almost always teeming with people. A sign that the appeal of the place goes beyond its photogenic decor, perhaps?

The cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating available, but if you’re planning to Instagram your food (which you know you are), then go for the latter. It may be slightly more uncomfortable on a warm day, but at least your shots will be well-lit, right?

(Source: Botanist Singapore Facebook)

&why…

31 Bali Lane, Singapore 189867 | Tel: 6291 0993 | Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm daily (except Wednesday)

&why is a New York-style cafe that serves up popular staples (like truffle fries and all-day brunch #yasss), but it’s their selection of Mocktails that will have you whipping your phones out for a picture. Choose from the lady-like Mademoiselle, a watermelon-based Mocktail with a dash of lemon-lime soda, or the colourful Confettini Mocktail, which comes complimentary on your birthday. Don’t forget to save space for dessert too – the Dulce French Toast is a feast for both the stomach and eyes.

The Mademoiselle, a watermelon-based Mocktail with a dash of lemon-lime soda. (Source: And why Facebook)

O’Coffee Club

Available at selected O’Coffee Club outlets, including Wisma Atria, Raffles City and The Seletar Mall.

I know, I know – O’Coffee Club hardly sounds like an Instaworthy dining option, but they did start offering free customised prints on any coffee order. Granted, the latte prints don’t quite match up to Korea’s Caface, but hey, sometimes you just have to take what you can get. Also, there’s no surcharge for the service, so no harm trying it out right? All you have to do is download the Coffee Ripples app, upload your picture/design (or choose from the library of graphics) and wait with bated breath for your coffee to arrive.

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