Canteen by Trapeze Rec. Club is tucked away on the second floor of a beautifully restored heritage shophouse on Tanjong Pagar Road. Part of wellness club Trapeze Rec. Club, it's a tranquil and pastel-hued hidey-hole for anyone who wants a quiet meal or work session. On the menu, you'll find healthy yet hearty options like bagel sandwiches, acai bowls, yoghurt bowls, and the popular grilled cheese sandwich (with a thick tomato soup for dipping). Pair with a hot cup of coffee or fruit smoothie to round out your meal. We recommend heading outside to the terrace to soak up some sun – and maybe even snap an IG-worthy shot at the elegant spiral staircase.
Singapore has a ton of good cafés – we’re not denying that. But with snaking brunch queues and at least 30-minute wait times, it’s hard to enjoy a coffee when you're spending a substantial portion of your weekend waiting to chope a table. We’ve rounded up the best unknown cafés in Singapore for a hole-in-the-wall experience – some don’t even have seats, so you’ll need to take away or head over to the nearest park for a picnic date.