15 unique themed cafes in Singapore for a one-of-a-kind cafe experience

by Evan Mua and Jesslyn Lye

When it comes to cafes, we’re spoilt for choice with so many great brunch spots all around Singapore. But if you’re up for something a little extra during your cafe dates and hangouts, there’s nothing like an immersive themed cafe to get everyone excited. 

From an astrological cafe where you can get tarot card readings to vintage cafes that transport you back in time — these 15 themed cafes in Singapore will give your cafe experience an interesting twist!

Joji’s Diner

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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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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.

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📍 534 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534549
🕒 10am–10pm (Thurs–Tues)

Cafe Kreams

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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 Kreams 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).

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

Cafe Monochrome

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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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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.

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📍 216 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207749
🕒 10am–10pm (Daily)

Platform 1094

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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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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.

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

Handlebar

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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)

Soul Coffee

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If you’re all about astrological charts and tarot readings, you absolutely have to visit Soul Coffee. Step into the space, and you’ll find it covered in magical floor-to-ceiling immersive projections of majestic whales, sakura, and more that change every few hours.

Order a horoscope-themed coffee (S$8.90) or mocktail (S$7.50) to go with their selection of beautiful cakes, pastries, and macarons. Otherwise, go for the Pourover Coffee (S$9.90), which will be made by Singapore’s first humanoid robot barista. 

And to complete the mystical experience, pop into the cafe’s hidden room for a tarot reading or a crystal aura reading.

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📍 KINEX: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-16, Singapore 437157
🕒 11am – 10pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat to Sun)

Hangar66 Cafe

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Hidden away in an aircraft hangar within the Seletar Aerospace district is Hangar66 Cafe, an aviation-themed cafe with an actual auto-gyrocopter parked inside. Here, you’ll find plane windows that will make you feel as though you’re really on a flight, runway markings on the floor, and a view of the private jet runway at Seletar Airport.

Even the menu is aviation-themed, with dishes such as the Full Throttle (S$15.66), a hearty big breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, tater tots, toast, and more.

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📍 66 Seletar Aerospace View WOA Aviation Hangar 66 Level 1, Singapore 797509
🕒 11am – 10pm (Mon, Wed to Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat to Sun)

Brunches Cafe

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From the old-timey posters plastered all over the walls to the quirky knick-knacks all around, Brunches Cafe is absolutely filled with actual vintage collectables — many of which are for sale if you happen to be a collector. 

Snag a seat on the sofa set that’s been converted from a genuine vintage Mini Cooper, and choose from their extensive menu which includes interesting dishes such as Golden Risotto Ball with Red Wine Beef Stew (S$19.90) and Moroccan Lamb Burger (S$18.90)

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📍 96 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218381
🕒 11am – 10pm (Mon, Wed to Fri), 10am – 9pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun)

Central Perk

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If you’re a fan of Friends, the hit 90s sitcom, definitely head to Central Perk. With an almost exact replica of Monica’s kitchen, the iconic Pacman machine, and various other props from the series, this cafe is a must-visit for anyone who loves the show.

Transport yourself into the world of Friends with dishes inspired by the popular sitcom, including the Joey’s Fisherman Stew, Ross and Rachel’s Breakup Pizza, and the cheesecake from Mama’s Little Bakery.

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📍 1 Magazine Rd, #01-01 Central Mall, Singapore 059567
🕒 11am – 10.30pm (Mon, Wed to Thu, Sat to Sun), 11am – 11pm (Fri)

USD Cafe

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See the world upside down at USD Cafe, an upside down cafe that’s filled with topsy-turvy photo-ops for some really cool Instagram pictures. Look up, and you’ll see that there’s furniture and decor hanging upside down from the ceiling and walls — and even the washroom has a toilet stuck on the ceiling. But don’t worry, all the furniture that you’ll be sitting and dining on is the right way up.

The cafe specialises in Ipoh White Coffee, with many variations of the drink available on the menu. The Rosy White Coffee (S$7.50), in particular, is an eye-catching favourite with bright pink flower petals that give the coffee a floral note.

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📍 171 East Coast Rd, #01-05, Singapore 428877
🕒 9am – 6pm (Mon, Wed to Sun)

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari

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Most of us know of Tiong Bahru Bakery, but did you know that the popular chain has an African safari-themed outlet at Dempsey? Tucked away in a tent-like structure is a space with Kilim rugs, wooden beams, and even taxidermy butterflies on the wall.

The menu here is slightly different from their usual outlets, with exclusive drinks and breakfast jars that feature herbs grown in their connecting garden. But don’t worry, their selection of specialty French pastries are also available if you’re craving a croissant or a kouign-amann.

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📍 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
🕒 8am – 6pm (Mon to Sun)

Kumoya Cafe

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Specialising in themed pop-ups, the themes at Kumoya Cafe change every few months, so you might find something different every time you visit. One thing’s for sure though, the cafe space always looks absolutely adorable, with super cute themes such as Little Twin Stars and Molang.

Currently, the cafe is decked out in all things My Little Pony, complete with a limited-edition menu that features adorable themed dishes.

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📍 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd, #04-08, Singapore 238896
🕒 11am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)

Under der Linden

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Inspired by a poem about two young lovers meeting amongst ravishing flowers under the lime trees, this romantic garden-themed cafe might just be one of the most beautiful cafes in Singapore. Housed in a colonial-style bungalow, Under der Linden has floral arches lining its entrance and dried flowers adorning the whole space.

Within the gorgeous cafe, you’ll get to try modern French cuisine as well as some truly beautiful desserts. 

Plus, the cafe is pet-friendly, so you’ll get to bring your furkids along for a treat!

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📍 5B Portsdown Rd, Singapore 139311
🕒 9am – 9pm (Mon to Thur, Sun), 9am – 11pm (Fri to Sat)

Old Habits

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Take a trip down memory lane when you visit Old Habits, a vintage-themed cafe that will transport you back in time to old-school Singapore. Every inch of the space is carefully curated to be the perfect backdrop for a photo-op, with vintage collectibles, old gadgets, and vinyls and cassettes on display. There’s even a set-up that mimics a classic neighbourhood mama shop.

In terms of food, you’ll find dishes with a mix of Asian and Western influences, such as Sesame Crust Tuna Steak (S$24), Wagyu Beef Carbonara (S$17.90), and the cafe’s signature Old Habits Coconut Kueh Pouffle (S$9.90).

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📍 2 Telok Blangah Way, Mt Faber, #01-04 Next to the Swimming Pool, SAFRA, Singapore 098803
🕒 11am–9pm (Tue to Sun)

Mosanco Enchanted Cafe The Fairytale Garden

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Get whisked away into a fairytale at Mosanco Enchanted Cafe The Fairytale Garden. The cafe space features a quirky mix of fantasy-themed decor, with pictureless frames covering the walls, indoor greenery dotting the space, and a birdcage seating area that you can dine in.

The cafe’s extensive menu includes Western, Japanese, and Korean dishes, as well as several fairytale-themed teas such as The Enchantress Potion (S$6.90) and the Witch’s Sleeping Spell (S$6.90)

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📍 88 Rangoon Road, #01-04, Singapore 218374
🕒 Open 24 hours every day

So the next time you’re planning to visit a cafe, head to these themed ones for a one-of-a-kind cafe experience!

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