Top café recommendations in the CBD area

D.cisions magazine - Issue 2

#1: Vanilla Bar and Café

Recommended by Sarah Chen, Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services Associate

“After a long day at work, the thing I look forward to (besides sleep!) is to chill out over dinner and Vanilla Bar and Café is definitely my top choice. I chanced upon this amazing place while café-hopping with my friends some time back and have been going back there ever since on a bi-weekly basis. At the door step before you enter, you will see a trophy placed on the display glass shelf which says “Star Chef Competition 2013 Winner.” My favourite main course from Vanilla Bar and Café has got to be the Creamy Parmesan Prawn Linguine ($15.90). The awesome combination of fresh prawns, silky cream sauce and springy spaghetti will definitely leave you wanting for more. If you crave for an extra flavour to go with the pasta, Half Wings is the best choice. The tasty home-marinated fried chicken wings are not too salty and add a crispy twist to your main dish for only $13.90! For desserts, you can never go wrong with the Molten Chocolate Cake with French Vanilla Ice-cream ($11.50). The ice-cream is light, aromatic and fully complements the oozing rich chocolate from the cake, leaving you in absolute bliss. Other than delicious food, what makes Vanilla Bar and Café different from the others is its quiet ambience in the evening. Its soft lighting and wonderful instrumental music is ideal for a romantic date or a get-together session with friends! Vanilla Bar and Café is located near the Deloitte office, at Boon Tat Street.”

Address: 3 Boon Tat Street #01-01, Singapore 049612
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30am – 11:00pm; Friday: 11:00am – 12 midnight; Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Closed on Sunday and Public holidays

#2: 6oz Espresso Bar Coffee

Recommended by Inez Lau, Deloitte Audit Senior:

“A coffee a day, keeps all tiredness away.” Coffee is exceptionally important in my everyday routine. Carefully tucked in the lobby in Tokio Marine Center is a hidden gem, 6 oz Espresso Bar. 6 oz is well known for their milky coffee using European coffee blends. The best thing? It’s only a 5 minute walk from office so you can get your coffee fix at any time of the day. I highly recommend the Latte or Flat White ($4.60)! The limited seating can be a problem during lunch but takeaway coffee has never been a problem for me. There is also an array of sandwiches for foodies out there to try!”

Address: Tokio Marine Centre, 20 McCallum Street, #01-K1, Singapore 069046
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.00am – 5.30pm; Closed on Saturday & Sunday

#3: The Plain

Recommended by Lian Junxin, Deloitte Audit Senior

“The Plain is a café which exudes a chilled vibe and is a great place to catch a breather from the busy CBD area. It is a Melbourne-inspired cafe which, as its name suggests, is simple and no frills. They have a small selection of sandwiches (priced $10.00 - $12.00) which are simple but really yummy! But the real hero has definitely got to be their coffee. I always get a flat white to go at $4.00 a cup, and the smooth cuppa never disappoints! For great coffee and some comfort food, I highly recommend The Plain! It’s located just a 10 minute walk from the Deloitte office.”

Address: 50 Craig Road, #01-01, Singapore 089688
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday 7.30am – 7.30 pm

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