5 themed cafes in Singapore where you can live out your fantasies

by Evan Mua
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When it comes to cafes, we’re spoilt for choice with so many great brunch spots all around Singapore. But cafes have become such a common fixture in our lives that seeing the same white minimalist aesthetic over and over gets a little boring.

If you’re one of those who want to inject some fun into your cafe dates or hangouts, we got you. Nothing makes the experience more immersive than the quirky themed cafes Singapore has to offer.

With so many cafes built around themed concepts around Singapore, we narrowed down the list to the most promising cafes that can enliven your caffeine runs.

Sip on some milkshakes at a retro American Diner cafe

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Photos: Joji’s Diner

The glitzy neon-flooded 80’s aesthetic had exploded in recent years, blowing up with shows like Stranger Things and Riverdale. Now everyone wishes that they could hang out with the squad at Pop’s diners.

If that’s your vibe, then check out Joji’s Diner, a themed cafe at Serangoon that’s spruced up with eye-catching red-white booths, neon signboards, and an old school jukebox.

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Photos: Joji’s Diner

Of course, what’s an American diner without milkshakes? Sip on their salted caramel Goldilocks Milkshake (S$9.90) and grab some Chicken N Waffles (S$12.90) to complete the classic diner experience.

Joji’s Diner
📍 534 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534549
🗓️ 10am–10pm (Thurs–Tues)

Enjoy coffee in the Autumn forest at this Korean themed cafe

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How many K-Dramas have you watched where the protagonists have a romantic encounter amidst gorgeous amber-hued foliage? If you’re a K-Drama fan, you will fall in love with the fairy-tale vibes of Cafe Kream at Tanjong Pagar.

The moment you step in you’d be greeted by a lush Autumn and nostalgic wooden furniture. Bring a date along and hopefully, some sparks will fly when you’re surrounded by the romantic ambience.

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Even that doesn’t work out, you can console yourself with some of their eye-catching signatures such as the Dalgona Latte (S$8) and Yuzu Scones (S$5).

📍 32 Maxwell Rd, #01-07 Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 069115
🗓️ 9am–10:30pm (Mon–Sat)

Immerse yourself as a comic book character in this 2D themed cafe

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Fans of comics might have wondered what it feels like to live in a 2D world. If you’re curious, then check out Cafe Monochrome, a cafe that does away with all the colours and just uses black and white perspective lines, looking like it was plucked out of a comic book.

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Photos: Cafe Monochrome

The 2D themed cafe’s most special offering is their signature Youtiao Ice Cream (S$6.50) which can be paired with one of their 12 gelato flavours.

Alterantively, get one of their mains like the Mentaiko Pasta (S$13) or the Smoked Duck Donburi (S$12), to add nice pop of colours to your monochrome photos.

Cafe Monochrome
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📍 216 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207749
🗓️ 10am–10pm (Daily)

Embark on a Hogwarts journey at Harry Potter themed cafe

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Photos: @yh_14skyhigh/instagram, Platform 1094

Kids who grew up with Harry Potter would have been disappointed when the Hogwarts letter never came. But all is not lost, muggles. You can still embark on the long awaited magical journey at Platform 1094.

You might almost mistake yourself getting apparated into Hogwarts, when you see yourself surrounded by the handsome brick walls and the four houses’ banners hung up high.

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Photos: @kerbeareast/instagram, Platform 1094

To make the experience sweeter, they also provide props like wands and robes for you to dress up. You can then proceed to show off your magical talent by setting arcane dishes like the alcoholic Goblet of Fire (S$15) aflame.

Platform 1094
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📍 1094 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328192
🗓️ 11am–10pm (Tue–Sun)

A bar that will make you feel like you’re in a biker gang

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Photos: Handlebar, @choocedric/instagram

For those who envy the high octane bustle of American biker culture, you can’t miss out on Handlebar, Singapore’s only Biker Bar.

It’s like being transported to a small Southern town in America filled with rustic wooden decor and a crazy mob of motorbikes when you’re there at night. Rowdy and no-frills — just how it should be.

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It’s more of a bar than a themed cafe, where you will find hearty American bites befitting of bikers such as their signature Cocaine Wings (S$14) and Margherita Pizza (S$10)

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📍 10 Lock Rd, Singapore 108938
🗓️ 12pm–11:30pm (Tue–Sun)

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