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Toa Payoh shares its borders with Novena and is located in the northern part of central Singapore. You will find plenty of cafes in Toa Payoh where you can have a relaxing cup of coffee along with tasteful delicacies.

Toa Payoh is a sleepy neighborhood but that does not mean it offers no experiences. It is more than what meets the eyes. It used to be a big swamp back in the day but now it has become one of the matured neighborhoods in Singapore. In fact, Toa Payoh means ‘big swamp’ in the local language.

Cafes In Toa Payoh

Here are some of the amazing cafes in Toa Payoh neighborhood where you can take a short break from sightseeing and catch a breath while you sip on amazing lattes and macchiatos.

1. Shrove Tuesday

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One of the most popular cafes in the neighborhood, Shrove Tuesday is where locals come to enjoy ice cream and waffles. The place has a huge selection of ice cream flavors to choose from. This could be the reason why it gets crowded after dinner time. People come here with their kids and families to satiate their craving for sweet. Apart from ice creams, the cafe also has an extensive menu with other food options to order. The ambiance of this cafe is cozy and comfortable and the staff is courteous too.

Address: 94 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #01-32, Singapore 310094
Timings: 12-10 PM

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2. Johnson Eatery

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Johnson Eatery is a famous coffee shop in the neighborhood reason being that it has more options for food than any other place. Here you will find various food stalls serving Thai food, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, and also Chinese food. You can have more than just coffee here. It is a great place to kill your hunger pangs and enjoy cheap eats. The crowd gathers more during lunch and dinner time. Everything served here has an authentic taste. If you are a fan of Thai food, then you should definitely try out something from the stalls here.

Address: 125 Lor 1 Toa Payoh, #01-523, Singapore 310125
Timings: 6 AM – 11:15 PM

3. Toast Box – Safra Toa Payoh

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If you want to grab a quick bite or have breakfast at a small eatery, then come to Toast Box. It is known for its sumptuous breakfast options plus it is light on the pocket too. The place is air-conditioned for you to enjoy your food in peace. The eggs are cooked nicely. It is a great place for families with kids. You will find a lot of families coming here with their kids. The ambiance is nice and cozy. You will usually find it more crowded in the morning than at any other time.

Address: 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, SAFRA, Singapore 319387
Timings: 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM

4. Enchanted Cafe


This place is tucked in Little India, Novena and it is somehow a delight to always eat here. You have the amazing brunch menu here and you should not miss it if you are a fan of good food. Also, this place is a small one but the décor is simply amazing. The vibe too is positive and you will definitely not have any issue with a seat. The food is well presented here and also they taste really good. But here is some more additional information which might be of some help when you are looking for suggestions:

Rating: 4.5/5
Location: 88 Rangoon Rd, #01-04, Singapore 218374
Average price for two: $16-30
Timings: 12 PM -11.00 PM

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5. Cedele Bakery Cafe


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Another wonderful café, you get some of the best desserts in town. This shop is in a mall and sometimes the service can be bad. But overall, you get some nice coffee and delicious cakes and pastries that you will love it around there. According to the owners, to them food is passion and food is love. It is really amazing that they work on food!

Rating: 3.6/5
Location: 238 Thomson Road #01-01/02/03/04 Novena Square, Singapore 307683
Average price for two: $16-20
Timings: 10 AM – 9 PM

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These cafes in Toa Payoh are perfect to grab a quick bite and have delicious food on the go. If you ever get solid hunger pangs, then you know which places to go to in Toa Payoh. You can rest assured of one thing that you will never have a problem searching for food on your vacation in Singapore.

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