5 cafes in SG that offer tea by the pot to unwind from work
I am the type of person who goes for coffee every single time I am at a cafe. But sometimes, too much caffeine can make me jittery, and a cuppa tea just seems like the more adult choice.
I always seem to have trouble finding a ready list of cafes that have good tea options (apart from tea houses), so I’m here to spill the tea on 5 cafes in Singapore that offer tea by the pot which are perfect for unwinding from work.
1. Five Oars Coffee Roasters (Tanjong Pagar)
Anyone who walks past Five Oars Coffee Roasters at Tanjong Pagar will definitely stop to admire the cafe’s unique industrial and minimalist appearance. Opened back in 2018, it is a popular spot to chill at, especially during peak periods.
Their tea is supplied from 1872 Clipper Co., so you can be sure you’re getting some quali-tea brews. A pot is priced at S$6.50, and comes with seemingly unlimited refills of hot water (yay!). If you’re feeling like you could use some relaxing, perhaps try their Anti-Stress (Green Tea Chamomile). You can also opt for the classic flavours like English Breakfast, Timeless Earl Grey, Peppermint or switch it up with their Lychee Fiesta.
Details: 39 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088462 / 8AM – 8PM Daily / +65 8784 2686 / Website
2. Whisk & Paddle (Punggol)
Looking for a retreat from the bustling city? Whisk & Paddle is the perfect cafe to dine at whilst soaking up the calming lush green scenery of Punggol Reservoir.
Enjoy tea by the pot alongside nature with their extensive selection: Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Sweet Lychee Rose, White Grape Oolong and Shizuoka Genmaicha (S$6.90). For caffeine-free options, go for the German Chamomile, Sweet Peppermint, Organic Lemongrass Rooibos, Marigold (S$6.90) and Whisk Berries Gem (S$7.90).
Do note that each pot is limited to one refill of hot water though!
Details: 10 Tebing Lane #01-01, Singapore 828836 / 3:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 9:30am – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun & PH) / +65 6242 4617 / Website
3. Flor Patisserie (Duxton Hill)
Stepping into Flor Patisserie’s calming Japanese-themed interior will make you feel relaxed instantly, even before sipping on any tea. The popular brand serves up authentic Japanese-inspired French pastry, which pairs perfectly with a pot of soothing tea.
A pot goes for S$7, and you can pick from flavours such as Houjicha, Genmaicha, Chamomile and more. There seems to be no limit to the number of hot water refills for your tea, too.
They’re also offering a cake and hot tea set at S$16.50, so you’ll get to have your cake and eat it (with some tea).
They have two more outlets at Capitol Singapore and Siglap Drive, but the vibes at the Duxton is just a bit more cosy to us.
Details: 2 Duxton Hill #01-01, Singapore 089588 / 11am – 7pm (Tue – Sun & PH) / +65 6223 8628 / Website
4. Twenty Grammes (Bugis)
You might have spotted Twenty Grammes’ aesthetic-looking ice cream waffles on Instagram once or twice. Yes, they do look very delicious, but let’s not get distracted here.
Their pot of tea comes with your reliable options like Chamomile, Earl Grey and English Breakfast (S$5.50). If your taste buds enjoy a burst of sweetness and acidity, try their Homemade Fruit Tea (S$6.50), Passionfruit and Lychee Green Tea (S$5.50).
You get one complimentary refill of hot water for your tea!
Details: 753 North Bridge Rd #01-01, Singapore 198721 / 12pm – 1am (Fri & Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun – Thurs) / +65 9447 2020 / Website
5. Salted Caramel (Bukit Timah & Upper Thomson)
Salted Caramel’s opening of their second outlet at Bukit Timah makes the popular artisanal ice cream cafe another great dessert option after some good Korean food nearby.
Or, you could detox from all that hearty KBBQ with a pot of tea (S$4.50), which comes with a charge of S$1 for an additional hot water refill. There is a decent tea selection to choose from: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Green Tea Peach and Mint.
Details (Bukit Timah outlet): 17 Lorong Kilat #01-08 Kilat Court, Singapore 598139 / 12pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Closed on Mon / +65 6235 0863 / Facebook
Upper Thomson outlet: 246F Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370 / 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs & Sun), 12pm – 2am (Fri & Sat) / +65 6753 1718 / Facebook
The next time you’re trying to unwind during the weekends, consider switching up your iced latte or white wine for some soothing earl grey.
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