A new cafe that opened recently at Tampines has many people wondering: “this place is actually in Singapore?” Located in The Alps Residence, Around’s space looks like a glasshouse cafe straight out of a travel magazine.
Recently, we’ve been blessed with new places popping up all over Singapore channelling the vibes of our favourite vacation spots.
While Japan seems to be the hot choice, Around’s Tampines cafe space provides a rarer ambience. It almost feels like an idyllic glasshouse cafe hidden away in the outskirts of a trendy city like Melbourne or Seoul
Although the location says it’s in The Alps Residence, it’s accessible to the public without going through condo security. Not only that, but it’s also open until 2am!
Around cafe’s Tampines outlet looks beautiful inside and out. On the facade, it’s a sleek little metal-glass cabin that’s covered in tall windows to let light in.
Inside, the space is clean and tastefully decorated in white with understated green accents. The tall ceilings and lofty windows make it look spacious and comfy.
Other than just being extremely gorgeous, Around mainly operates as an Ice Cream Cafe, though you can also find items like Acai Bowls (S$9.90) on their menu.
They charge S$4.20 per single scoop or S$8 for a double scoop. Some interesting flavours you can find include Cereal Milk, Peanut Butter and Blueberries, 100% Arabica coffee, and Blueberry Yoghurt.
Alternatively, you can top up S$1 for premium flavours including Yakult Oreo, Peppermint Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Speculoos.
For those who don’t like their ice cream plain, you can pair it with a Cone for S$1. On the other hand, Waffles cost S$7.90 on their own and S$11.90 with a single scoop or S$14.90 with a double scoop.
If ice cream isn’t your thing, there’s also an assortment of bakes here. Cakes cost S$7.90 and include flavours like Apple Crumble Cheesecake and Strawberry Cheesecake.
But if you’re just going to Around’s Tampines outlet to revel in those glasshouse vibes, you might prefer getting something to sip on.
Other than your standard caffeine options like Latte (S$4.90/hot, S$5.90/iced) and Long Black (S$3.90/hot, S$4.90/iced), they also have signature Mocktails (S$6.90) like Watermelon Lush and Mango Sunshine.
If you’re looking for an exciting new cafe spot that can momentarily whisk you away from Singapore, this place might just placate those wanderlust pangs you’re nursing. Otherwise, you might also want to check out some of the cool themed cafes Singapore has to offer.
Around Cafe (Tampines)
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📍 The Alps Residences, Tampines Street 86, Singapore 528538
🗓️ 12pm–2am (Mon–Sun)
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