It’s been a long week and all you need right now is a cuppa and a friend to talk to. On some nights you might even want to shake it up a little with a drink that comes with a fancy name or tone it down with some macchiato as you catch up with your partner in crime. Whether you are hanging out with your squad or yourself, these cafes set the perfect vibe for you to wind down and take a step away from your hectic world.
Credit: No.57 Coffee Stand on Facebook
Away from the hustle and bustle of Haji Lane, this hidden gem is located along Aliwal Street, unleashing the vintage vibe to anyone who walks in. In this small space, you have the baristas doing their thing on the left and on the right you have a mini vintage flea. Take the stairs up and you’ll find a museum and a photography studio all at once. This space is barely big enough for a 100-people crowd but something about it makes you feel at ease. No.57 is the dream come true of three boys who wanted to build a business together. A space where dreams meet and humans reconnect over the simple things in life. So go get your cup of coffee from the barista guys and keep your eyes open for one of their vintage flea markets.
Address: 57 Aliwal Street 199933
Opening Hours: 10AM to 9PM (Mon-Sat)
10Am to 4PM (Sun)
Credit: Penny University on Facebook
This place needs no introduction. Imagine this — eggs benedict with perfectly poached eggs, nature’s best sauce (the egg yolk) oozing out and running down your toasts paired with a cup of affogato. Perfection.
Nestled along East Coast Rd, Penny University is the ultimate spot for a brunch. Whether you’re having some me time or a catch-up session with your squad, Penny University is the perfect spot to treat your soul and of course, your tummy.
Hmm, part of the Mom Squad? Bring your kids along and have them tap in on your not-so-little brunch escape with their little Babyccino treat.
Address: 15 Kennedy Street, Kingston, ACT 2604
Opening Hours: 7AM to 4PM (Daily)
Credit: The Great Mischief on Instagram
Too fancy for a cup of coffee? Take a ride down to The Great Mischief and start pretending you’re in the great Catalunya, Spain. This Catalan-inspired space scores in its aesthetic interior and exterior. The bold colors, neon lights, wild wallpapers and open, airy concept screams Catalunya to anyone who walks past (or in). If coffees are not your thing, settle in for a sip or two of their mocktails. Topping it off with fancy names like the beautiful Lloret De Mar, Barcelona City, and La Rambla. Dig into some tapas while you’re at it and keep your mouth exercising while you listen to your sidekick’s latest update.
Address: 30 Madras Street Singapore 208423
Opening Hours: 12PM to 4PM | 6PM to 10PM (Mon-Thu)
12PM to 11PM (Fri & Sat)
12PM to 5PM (Sundays)
Credit: Wanderlost Lounge - By The Halal Mixologist on Facebook
On some nights, being high up on the rooftop lets you wind down a little bit better. Located on the 11th floor, the Wanderlost Lounge lets you in on a whole collection of themed non-alcoholic cocktails named after our favorite childhood books. This space sets the mood just right with the little details, completing every corner of the room. Step out to the open area and soak in the chill ambiance of the lounge. And if you're feeling a little hungry, fill up on some grilled tapas and tacos to go with your drinks.
Address: 15 Enggor street, #12-01, Singapore
Opening Hours: 5.30PM till Late (Mon-Sat)
There you go folks! These are four of our favorite hang out spots for a good ol' cup of coffee or a nice fancy drink. Four is really just a handful so we want to know what is your favorite hang out spot. Be it you're in Singapore, Malaysia or even somewhere across the world, tag us @halaltrip on your social media platforms so that we know your recommendations!