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The Rise of Artisanal Cafes at the Heart of the East

Cup of coffee in a busy cafeSingapore is home to a wonderful slew of dining places, both casual and high-end. What people don’t get to visit that often, however, is the insurmountable number of local and independent cafés in the country.

The East, says Ladyironchef, is a ‘lovely enclave of artisan finds, serious brews, and comforting brunch food’. Residents of the condominiums in Paya Lebar need not walk too far to visit the number of exquisite cafés to visit. Here are three that you shouldn’t miss on your visit to the East:

Blocs Inc.

Just a few steps away from Paya Lebar Station is Blocs Inc., a café and dessert shop that stands out in Paya Lebar Square. The interior is minimalist and modern, juxtaposing geometric shapes and lush greenery. They are known for their do-it-yourself coffee and bread buns on wooden blocks, making them a unique and quirky place to hang out with your friends and family. You’ll see them at 60, Paya Lebar Road, #01-71, Paya Lebar Square.

Nom Bistro & Bakery

According to Ladyironchef, this is the first café to open in a community club. It is a simple and no-frills café that serves home-made dishes at inexpensive prices. Their main courses include Slow Roast Chicken Leg, Beer Battered Fish & Chips as well as The Ultimate Burger. For dessert, they bake their famous rainbow cakes that are available in salted caramel, Oreo and chocolate flavours. Visit them at Level 1, Macpherson Community Club, 400 Paya Lebar Way.

Carvers & Co

For those who want a more cosy and homey atmosphere, Carvers & Co is the perfect café for you. They do not have a fancy decor or a luxurious menu, but they are a favourite among residents who live in the area. Their menu changes every few days, but expect scrumptious food like Earl Grey French Toast and Truffle Eggs on Toast. They are located at 43 East Coast Road.

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The East and Paya Lebar are home to many eateries and dessert places you can visit. Make sure to keep an eye out for them.

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