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The best floral restaurants and cafés in Singapore

From colourful blooms to sakura-filled trees, the Garden City isn't short of floral eateries for a flowery respite

Written by
Cam Khalid
,
Fabian Loo
&
Dawson Tan
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Besides tropical and garden-themed restaurants and cafés, these idyllic posy paradises have drawn in Instagrammers from every corner of Singapore for beautiful floral backdrops, delicious sweet treats, and smooth artisan coffee. While most of these flowery restaurants and cafés tick the boxes on interior goals and mouthwatering menus that include plant-based dishes, some go beyond by offering hair and beauty services, as well as bouquets of blooms to take home. Here are the ones to check out if you’re looking to step up your Instagram game.

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Prettiest floral restaurants and cafés in Singapore

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  • Orchard

Café Q Classified has three outlets across Singapore and every single one sticks closely to its theme: flowers. The cafés are a riot of beautiful blooms, though each have a distinct colour palette. Head to Parkway Parade if blue is your favourite colour, Vivocity if you love every shade of purple, and Takashimaya if pink is more your jam. Indulge in the all-day breakfast menu with items like avocado toast and banana French toast, or go heavy with lobster rolls and seafood paella. 

Under Der Linden

This floral-themed cafe is tucked away in sleepy Portsdown Road set in charming old colonial houses. Similar to its sister concept, Café de Nicole, it is also a flower shop and pet-friendly. While you'll find signature fresh and dried flowers in almost every corner of the airy space, it is the outdoor garden that offers dream-worthy Instagrammable backdrops. Matching the drapes are the whimsical beverage creations. Popular picks include the refreshingly bright Tandaradei ($9) featuring butterfly pea flower tea and the Walther Vogelweide ($13), a shaken lychee yuzu tea concoction. Food here is a selection of hearty European fare where the 45-day dry-aged beef ($78) and squid ink pasta ($23) left a pleasant impression.

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  • Raffles Place

It is an autumnal escape filled with sun-faded leaves that channels perpetual summer vibes. Think maples trees, in varying hues of orange and yellow, decorate the ceiling of its roomy interior. Enjoy aromatic brews best paired with some freshly baked scones under the canopy of foliage. There are also Korean-inspired highlights such as the Summer Latte ($10), where coffee comes served with a scoop of ice cream, and the popular Dalgona Latte ($8). Come nightfall, the space transforms into a watering hole, and the menu changes to serve up cold pints and light bites of popcorn chicken and more.

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Gram Café and Pancakes is bringing more than just a wobbly slice of Japan to Singapore. Beyond just jiggly soufflé’s pancakes, the revamped Vivocity outlet now comes dressed in gorgeous hues of pastel pink. Settle down under the faux cherry blossom tree, or sink back in seats lined with plush cushions. Highlights on the new menu include Kit Kat-topped matcha pancakes ($22.90), and frappes ($8.90) blended with the iconic chocolate bar.

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  • Bedok

There is a lot going on at Café de Nicole. Not only is it a café and flower shop, but it’s also pet-friendly to boot. The multi-faceted locale is photo-worthy even from the outside, with its floral arch and glass shopfront. Indoors, twinkling chandeliers and hanging flower baskets add to its whimsical vibe. The dishes served at the café come with flowers picked fresh from the florist corner – there's the picture-perfect rose latte ($7.90), soufflé pancakes (from $15.90) and cheese filling ravioli ($13.90).

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  • Orchard

Ah, nothing like pampering yourself at a salon. But what if you can get a new trim, refuel, and capture your next best Instagram photo, all under one flowery roof? This hidden gem at Orchard Central allows you to do all that and more. Decked in lush foliage, gorgeous blooms, and wooden decor, Walking On Sunshine offers various services to tame your mane including trendy cuts, highlights, perms and scalp treatments. Its in-house café serves Korean-inspired bites, desserts, and drinks like its signature pumpkin latte ($6). There’s also pizza, pasta and burger if you’re looking for something more filling.

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  • Seletar

Located on the ground level of The Summerhouse, Wildseed is a floral café, pâtisserie, and bar all in one. Its verdant setting makes for stunning photos, while black and white pillars provide ample #OOTD opportunities. For something savoury, signature plates like Bagel Eggs Benny, Big Pan Breakfast, and egg croissant will leave you satisfied. Pastries like pure lemon tart, strawberry shortcake, and coconut pea flower shortcake will definitely delight those with a sweet tooth. Coffees here are made with Smitten's freshly-roasted coffee beans. Wildseed is also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furkids for Sunday brunch too.

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Located at the idyllic Robertson Quay, Botany is a café paved with rustic benches, and decorated in pretty blooms and fairy lights. And it’s alfresco area is as beautiful as its indoor space which features high ceilings complete with leafy hanging lights, and a grass wall with a neon sign. The menu is a blend of Asian and Western cuisine including avocado toast with sous vide egg (from $18), Impossible mapo tofu bowl (from $18), and even chicken congee (from $12) just like how grandma makes it. Botany only uses Himalayan salt, organic pastas and air-flown Australian grass-fed beef to maintain the quality of the ingredients. 

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  • Tiong Bahru

Plain Vanilla is anything but plain. This quaint café at Tiong Bahru greets you with rows of vintage bicycles at its shopfront. And once you're inside, you'll find platters of pretty made-in-house pastries and cakes on display, all ready to tempt your taste buds. Choose from a dozen flavours ($4.50 each) from a Nutella-fuelled prize crowned with more nuts to a red velvet made with Valrhona chocolate and capped with a thick cream cheese frosting. Then indulge them at its indoor seating area, surrounded by artworks, books, plants and flowers.

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  • Marine Parade

Calling a pastel pink container home, this East Coast café is an inviting sight with its white curlicue bench and garden swing. Minimalists will appreciate the café’s less-is-more interior decor which features plain white walls, except for the monochrome floral mural behind the bar, and dried plants and flowers. The cosy little nook offers brunch dishes like all-day breakfast sets ($15.90), earl grey waffle ($8.90), and green tea soba with mushroom ($12.90), as well as refreshing glasses of ice lemon honey mint tea ($6.90) or the icy Nonya coffee ($8.90) which comes with gula Melaka and chendol ice cream. The cafe also shares the same space as its cousin Mod Hair Salon.

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