By Vivian Fong June 20, 2022 • 3 min read


For many of us, our day doesn’t start until we’ve had our morning cup of coffee to help us conquer the day. 

But not all coffee is created equal. Some cups of coffee just don’t hit right, and nothing is worse than having a bland tasting cup of coffee after waking up. However, with specialty coffee, nothing can go wrong. Made at the highest quality with the best roast of coffee beans, you know you’re getting your money's worth in the piping hot cuppa Joe. 

For your convenience, we’ve rounded up some of the best specialty coffee shops in Singapore so you can up level your morning coffee and get your day started in the best way possible.  

Coffee Academics 

Coffee at Coffee Academics
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Originally founded in Hong Kong and having expanded into Singapore, the Coffee Academics has been a purveyor of specialty coffee in the Asia Pacific region since 2012. Its beans are sourced from over 30 farms around the globe, and its cafes deliver a unique coffee house experience. From cold brew to a piping hot cup of espresso, enjoy its offerings at various outlets located around Singapore’s business districts. 

Address: Various Locations

Opening Hours: Hours vary based on location 

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Kyo Kyohee 

Matcha at Kyo Kyohee
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Hidden in a quiet spot in Singapore’s CBD, Kyo Kohee is a new modern take-out coffee space. With the aim of creating a fresh, good cup of coffee, the small business strives to appreciate the beauty of all things. Its little space prioritizes a precious atmosphere where one can relax, slow down, and enjoy life with a sip of coffee. We recommend its Okumidori Matcha Latte with your choice of milk (plant-based options available), or its nutty Hojicha latte! 

Address: 144 Robinson Rd, #01-01, Singapore 068908

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-1pm; Closed on Sundays 

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Guerrilla Coffee 

Coffee at Guerrilla Coffee
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Located in Suntec City’s North Atrium, Guerrilla Coffee is an oasis of simplicity and calm. Offering a signature espresso with fresh and condensed milk, its take on Nanyang style coffee is sure to satisfy your morning coffee expectations. Seasonal espressos are also on offer here, specifically crafted for the season to keep things moving and interesting. In addition to coffee, guests can also indulge in fresh pastries baked with premium ingredients — a perfect partner for your cuppa coffee. 

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard 01-506/507 Suntec City - North Atrium, Singapore 038983

Opening Hours: Weekdays from 8:30am-7pm; Weekends from 9:30am-7pm 

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Common Man Coffee Roasters 

Coffee at Common Man Coffee Roasters
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As its name suggests, Common Man Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster, as well as a wholesaler, cafe, and academy based in Singapore and beyond. It’s safe to say this establishment knows coffee inside and out. Its locally roasted and sustainably sourced coffee beans has helped it evolve into a thriving cafe in the Southeast Asia region. Famous for its Espresso Blend, this caffeinated drink is prepared on its custom Synesso espresso machine. In addition to coffee, Common Man also serves an all-day brunch-style menu, making it a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike. 

Address: 22 Martin Rd, #01-00, Singapore 239058

Opening Hours: Daily from 7:30am-5:30pm 

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Craftsmen Specialty Coffee

Coffee at Craftsmen Specialty Coffee
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Established in 2013, Craftsman aims to serve high quality coffee amidst the busy lifestyle we find ourselves in. This coffee shop believes every cup matters, and are seriously passionate in making the perfect cup of coffee. Its coffee beans are sorted around the world from Brazil, Honduras, Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries. With locations across Singapore and early opening hours, it’s a go-to and convenient spot for coffee-lovers.

Address: Various Locations 

Opening Hours: Hours vary based on location

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Upshot Specialty Coffee 

Coffee at Upshot Specialty Coffee
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With a menu ranging from espresso, American, cappuccino, latte, mocha latte and vanilla latte, Upshot Specialty Coffee’s coffee beans are only sourced from the best places — not to mention USDA Organic certified. Its food menu is also incredibly diverse, ranging from salads to sandwiches to sweet treats such as muffins and waffles. If you’re not in a rush, sit down and enjoy its spacious dine-in space: a white, minimalist interior, accentuated by light wood flooring that’s both calming and inviting. 

Address: 01 Raffles Pl, #04-31, Singapore 048616

Opening Hours: Daily 9am-5:30pm; Closed on Sundays 

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Vivian Fong

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