Best cafés in Singapore that serve decaffeinated coffee

Best cafés in Singapore that serve decaffeinated coffee

Curbing the habit

Text: Corinne Cheah

There's nothing that jolts us awake first thing in the morning like the smell of fresh coffee. Grounded and steam pressured, you get a shot or two of strong and bitter espresso. Pour in a dash of velvety steamed milk and it gives you an entirely new flavour profile. However, caffeinated coffee isn't for everyone. Whether you decide to shun the common drug because of health reasons (like anxiety and insomnia) or simply trying to curb your reliance on it, decaffeinated coffee shouldn't be a dirty word anymore. These cafes below embrace the inclusivity — the good news is, neither of them are Starbucks.


Located in a hole in the wall and usually missed at first sight, Ronin's non-descript presence (no visible signboards) has garnered a steady stream of customers to its establishment. The cosy 30-seater café embodies an industrial-like environment with dim lighting, grey walls and exposed light bulbs. Well-known for having some of the best scrambled eggs in Singapore, their menu is all about simplicity — focusing just on oats, toasts and sandwichesRonin

17 Hongkong Street
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 8am-6pm

The Providore

It's hard to miss the flagship café and provisions retail store  having parked its glasshouse space right smack in the middle of Raffles Place. The floor to ceiling glass building also has an outdoor terrace for those looking to soak in some vitamin D. Laid out in the open shelves, you can browse through merchandises and coffee beans while waiting for your drink orders to be ready — all while watching the CBD crowd hustle to and fro.Providore

7 Raffles Place, Tel: 6533 1352
Opening hours: (Mon-Sat) 8am-10pm, (Sun) 9am-6pm

Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

The third branch of the coffee chain to be opened on our shores, UE Square Mall's outlet brings about a different vibe from its other two counterparts (Frankel avenue and Fusionopolis One). Savour different flavours of coffee with a variety of coffee beans that are changed from time to time. Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

81 Clemenceau Ave, Tel: 6904 4522
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 8am-6pm

Tolido's Espresso Nook 

Having started off as a humble snack and grub stall at the Singapore Science Centre, Tolido's has made its way to the residential estate of Crawford Lane — next to a provision hardware shop. Using blends from Yahava Koffee, you can expect smooth and earthy coffee that is not overly bitter or acidic. Other brunch deligts include rosti, pasta and sandwiches. Tolido's

462 Crawford Lane, Tel: 6648 0178
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 8am-6.30pm, (Sat-Sun) 9am-6.30pm


Named after the Aussie slang for sandwiches, Sarnies is the gathering pit for various circles — family and friends on weekends, client and business meetings on weekdays and every other group in between. The unpretentious café is known for their Australian grub that vary from breakfast essentials of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast to healthier options such as acai bowls with fresh fruits and nuts. Using Guatemalan blends and a double ristretto, your cuppa here bears intense flavours and fruity notes with a tinge of sweetness. Sarnies

136 Telok Ayer Street 
Opening hours: (Mon-Tue) 7.30am-10.30pm, (Wed-Fri) 7.30am-12am, (Sat-Sun) 8.30am-4pm

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