6 deals you don’t want to miss for your next cafe-hopping trip

By Foo Jia-En October 22, 2022
6 deals you don’t want to miss for your next cafe-hopping trip
Photo: Common Man Coffee Roasters

With the holiday season fast approaching, here are six ways you can get more bang for your buck from all the leisurely cafe-hopping you’ve been putting off — courtesy of Citi Gourmet Pleasures.

Take your pick from some of Singapore’s favourite cafes and dating spots, and get discounts, vouchers and cashback when you pay with your Citi credit card. 

From steaming brews to hearty brunches, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

1. Common Man Coffee Roasters

Common Man Coffee Roasters
22 Martin Road
Nearest MRT station: Fort Canning
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (7.30am to 5pm)

Common Man Coffee Roasters Joo Chiat
185 Joo Chiat Road
Nearest MRT station: Eunos
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (7.30am to 5pm)

Common Man Stan
11/12 Stanley Street
Nearest MRT station: Telok Ayer
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (7.30am to 4.30pm)

Common Man Coffee Roasters Sentosa
Quayside Isle, 01-09, 31 Ocean Way
Nearest MRT station: HarbourFront
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (7.30am to 5.30pm)

With four outlets and after almost 10 years on the bustling cafe scene, Coffee Man Coffee Roasters (or CMCR for short) has endeared itself to legions of coffee fans in Singapore.

Besides its laidback vibes, CMCR is well-known for its trusty brews and consistent all-day brunch offerings. So if you’re looking for a chill brunch spot or a cosy coffee joint, this is a safe bet.

The organic eggs benedict, which includes tender braised ox cheeks and artisanal sourdough, is a crowd favourite and must-try. There are also vegetarian options, such as the Turkish Common Man breakfast, and gluten-free ones as well.

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CMCR’s outpost at Martin Road. Photo: Common Man Coffee Roasters

What to order: Organic eggs benedict (S$27), Common Man fluffy pancakes (S$24), Turkish Common Man breakfast (S$28)

Citi Gourmet Pleasures offer: 

Pay with your Citi card to receive a return voucher worth S$8 for your next visit with every S$40 spent. Promotion is valid until Dec 31, 2022

2. Tiong Bahru Bakery

Multiple stores islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores 

After 10 years in the business, Tiong Bahru Bakery has gained quite the reputation for its French pastries, bakes and breads fresh from the oven.

You always know when there’s a Tiong Bahru Bakery in your neighborhood — delicious bread smells permeate the air around it, and invite you to simply follow your nose. (So much so that it released a brioche-scented soap for sale last year.)

The brand recently celebrated the launch of its latest outlets in Punggol and Siglap — its first foray into Singapore’s east.

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The bakery’s signature pastries are not to be missed. Photo: Tiong Bahru Bakery

The highlights here include its signature croissants and kouign-amann — a buttery, sugary confection with layer upon layer of flaky goodness.

Tiong Bahru Bakery’s exclusive hot menu items at its Raffles City and Waterway Point outlets are worth a try as well.

What to order: Croissant (S$4), kouign-amann (S$5.50), breakfast croffle (S$22, exclusively at Waterway Point), Rainbowl rice (S$21, exclusively at Raffles City)

Citi Gourmet Pleasures offer: 

Pay with your Citi card to receive a return voucher worth S$8 for your next visit with every S$40 spent. Promotion is valid until Dec 31, 2022

3. Open Farm Community

130E Minden Road
Nearest MRT station: Farrer Road
Opens: Mondays to Fridays (12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm), Saturdays and Sundays (11am to 4pm, 6pm to 11pm)

Farm-to-table dining is the name of the game at Open Farm Community. The restaurant works closely with various Singapore partners — including Edible Garden City, Hay Dairies and Kin Yan Agrotech — to encourage diners to think about where their food really comes from.

In 2021, it took home a Michelin Plate, which is awarded to restaurants of quality.

The eatery is spacious all-around, whether you take a seat on the al fresco deck, or indoors in its glasshouse-like main restaurant.

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Kin Yan mushroom pasta. Photo: Open Farm Community

Located in hip Dempsey, this is the place to be if you’re looking to impress on a first date or business lunch.

What to order: Cauliflower wings (S$15), Fremantle octopus (S$28)

Citi Gourmet Pleasures offer: 

Pay with your Citi card to receive a return voucher worth S$8 for your next visit with every S$40 spent. Promotion is valid until Dec 31, 2022

4. Delifrance

Multiple stores islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

Many Singaporeans would have memories of growing up with Delifrance, an international French cafe chain that’s been on our shores for the past 37 years.

It serves French-style confectionery and savouries, such as mini fruit tartlets, madeleines and puff pastries that are great for nibbling on over tea.

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Photo: Delifrance Singapore

Its signature sandwiches continue to be a mainstay, of course. Diners have the choice of three types of bread — croissants, baguette and ciabatta — as well as eight types of filling.

If you’re looking for something more hearty, all-day breakfasts and main courses are also available.

What to order: Tuna D’licious sandwich (S$8.20), Mega Hearty Platter (S$15.90)

Citi Gourmet Pleasures offer:  

Get 10 per cent off your total bill with a minimum of S$20 spent when you pay with your Citi card. Offer applies until Dec 30, 2022

5. Maxx Coffee

NUS Central Library, 12 Kent Ridge Crescent
Nearest MRT station: Kent Ridge
Opens: Mondays to Fridays (9am to 6pm)

Jem, 01-34/35, 50 Jurong Gateway Road
Nearest MRT station: Jurong East
Opens: Sundays to Thursdays (8am to 9.30pm), Fridays and Saturdays (8am to 10pm)

Here’s a one-for-one coffee treat for those who frequent Singapore’s west.

Head to Maxx Coffee with your Citi card on Tuesdays, and enjoy a one-for-one promotion with every drink order. Whether you’re really thirsty or sharing it with a friend, you can stretch your dollar.

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Manuka honey macchiato. Photo: Maxx Coffee

If you aren’t familiar with the brand, Maxx Coffee is a popular chain from Indonesia, with outlets in more than 20 cities back home. It launched here in 2020, focusing on specialty coffees brewed with freshly ground Arabica beans, and has also been certified halal.

Take your pick from a veritable bevy of drinks. In addition to the usual suspects of coffees and cold brews, there are iced frappes, specialty teas and fruity blended drinks.

What to order: Latte freddo (S$6.70), bottled cold brew (from S$5.70), assorted cruffins (S$4.40)

Citi Gourmet Pleasures offer: 

Enjoy one-for-one beverages every Tuesday with your Citi card. Offer applies until Dec 30, 2022.

6. Fruit Paradise

Funan, 01-11, 107 North Bridge Road
Nearest MRT station: City Hall
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (11am to 9pm)

Jem, 02-19, 50 Jurong Gateway Road
Nearest MRT station: Jurong East
Opens: Saturdays to Thursdays (11.30am to 10pm), Fridays (11.30am to 9.30pm)

VivoCity, 01-59, 1 HarbourFront Walk
Nearest MRT station: HarbourFront
Opens: Mondays to Fridays (11.30am to 10pm), Saturdays and Sundays (11am to 10pm)

The Centrepoint, B1-17, 176 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT station: Somerset
Opens: Mondays to Sundays (11am to 10pm)

If you’ve walked past a Fruit Paradise, you’d have seen its dazzling display of mouthwatering Japanese-style fruit tarts and sweets.

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Photo: Fruit Paradise

Fresh fruits sit prettily atop a bed of sweet cream and a crumbly tart base. Flavours run the gamut from classic strawberry and mixed fruit to Mont Blanc — a sweet chestnut puree.

Pick out a slice and order a nice cuppa for the perfect midday snack, or reserve a whole tart to-go for your next potluck party — just be sure to order in advance.

What to order: Banana Latte Tart (from S$11), mixed fruit tart (from S$10)

Citi Gourmet Pleasures offer: 

Pay with your Citi card to receive a return voucher worth S$5 for your next visit. No minimum spending required. Promotion is valid until Dec 30, 2022

 

All the eateries on this list are on the GrabFood delivery services. Alternatively, book a ride to these locations.

This article was written in partnership with Citi Gourmet Pleasures. Food information is accurate at the point of writing — check with the eateries for the latest details.

Get cashback from your meals out, too

If you love dining out, don’t miss out on Citi Gourmet Pleasures’ promos and recommendations for the best deals in town.

If you’re a Citi Cash Back Card member, you’ll enjoy 6 per cent cashback on your dining. Terms and conditions apply.

If you don’t have a Citi Cash Back Card, apply and get S$300 cashback. This welcome offer is valid till Oct 31, 2022. It’s applicable to new Citi credit card members only, and terms and conditions apply.

If you love dining out, don’t miss out on Citi Gourmet Pleasures’ promos and recommendations for the best deals in town.

If you’re a Citi Cash Back Card member, you’ll enjoy 6 per cent cashback on your dining. Terms and conditions apply.

If you don’t have a Citi Cash Back Card, apply and get S$300 cashback. This welcome offer is valid till Oct 31, 2022. It’s applicable to new Citi credit card members only, and terms and conditions apply.


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Foo Jia-En

Author

Jia-En has worn several hats in her career — first writing TV scripts, then food and lifestyle stories at Wine & Dine. But some things will never change: Her love of words, cats and caffeine.

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