Whether you're looking for a quiet spot to be alone, finish off some work or a cosy spot to catch up with your friends, head to these cafés best for lingering.
Instead of the usual junk store/vintage chic interior, this bright and airy shophouse café, located along the revamped Jalan Doraisamy (now known as ‘The Row’) is sleek, modern and cosy. And the best part is, it's usually calm and quiet over here, especially on the weekends. If you’re planning to get some work done, you’d be glad to know there are ample plug points here and the WiFi is fast.
The back portion of the café – where it’s most Instagram-worthy, thanks to the theatrics of hanging (spiral) joss sticks and giant chrysanthemum paintings – is where you’ll find sofas and swing chairs to lie back and chill. It’s the perfect hideaway to escape the outside heat with a drink and a book.
The new Rubberduck isn’t only bigger in space, the menu has expanded as well. There are now additional choices such as salads, smoothie bowls and hot food on top of their already popular dessert and pastry offerings. The bright and airy space has a tropical resort vibe that will have you staying on long after you’ve finished your meal – come early to snag the rattan lounge chairs.
While Someplace Beautiful’s sister outlet next door – the Three Little Birds café – can get really busy on weekends, this tea room remains relatively quiet and crowd-free. There isn’t much on the menu, save for some tea and soft serve; but if all you need is some me-time, you’ll find plenty of peace and quiet here.