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The Book Cafe

Singapore River, Singapore
  • Satya T.
    "their extensive library of new magazines"(8 Tips)
    Yasmine F.
    "Good all day breakfast and very good coffees."(4 Tips)
    Martina V.
    "It's pleasant to read a book while sitting in the huge comfy sofa :)"(9 Tips)
    Siân N.
    "Everyone loves to chill out here with something to read."(15 Tips)
112 Tips and reviews
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  • casual
  • books
  • magazines
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  • Julia J.
    Be prepare to wait longer during lunch time, must have time to relax and eat here
  • Naveeshini N.
    Definitely came here for the atmosphere.The coffee was all right but it's a great place to study or get work done.They have a wonderful reading selection and the staff members are very friendly.
  • Keenan C.
    A great place to start my day. The latte is smooth, real smooth. Great breakfast!
  • Martina V.
    Having a nice cup of cappuccino here. It's pleasant to read a book while sitting in the huge comfy sofa :)
  • Stella L.
    Stella LauApril 9
    Was told i couldn't change table on a weekend. Strange policy. Was assigned table facing the wall. Food was good, service was weird .
  • Satya T.
    Satya TMarch 9
    Great coffee and dessert, while you can browse their extensive library of new magazines, travel guides and books.
  • Yasmine F.
    Very chill to work (everyone does), you can either work inside, on the lazy couches, surrounded by books or at the tables or on the terrace. Good all day breakfast and very good coffees. Free Wi-Fi.
  • Hector T.
    Hector TorresFebruary 15
    Everything. Coffee, food, place seating area, location.
  • Nicholas C.
    Super comfortable place to work at!
  • Kars A.
    Kars AlfrinkJanuary 8
    Has a section with comfortable couches and low tables perfect for screwing around on your laptop or (gasp) actually reading a book.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AshworthNovember 22, 2015
    Great place for coffee and working. Lots of plug sockets. Cosy area to break out and read. Nice cakes too.
  • Cassie U.
    Cassie UttNovember 6, 2015
    Decent omelet and iced latte. It was a nice quiet spot for calls and work!
  • Aaron
    AaronOctober 16, 2015
    Nice and cosy place to spend the lazy Sunday afternoon.
  • Drew G.
    Drew GrahamSeptember 29, 2015
    Always attentive service and often good coffee. Average food though.
  • Jo L.
    Jo LoAugust 30, 2015
    Food is mediocre at best and overpriced. You are really paying for the environment, it's relaxed and can chill here all day without the staff pressuring you to order more food or asking you to leave
  • Mighty T.
    Mighty TravelsAugust 29, 2015
    Fast wifi, great food and good atmosphere. Wouldn't come back for the coffee though...
  • Ei K.
    Ei KhineJuly 24, 2015
    Yogurt is amazing. Nice place for a chat
  • Jisun Y.
    Jisun YuJune 21, 2015
    best place to work so far in SG - free wifi, many outlets, comfy sofas, friendly service, excellent coffee, decent food :)
  • Grace B.
    Grace BarrettJune 6, 2015
    Great coffee and French toast
  • Sancha E.
    Sancha EMay 20, 2015
    Coffee is ok. Breakfast of eggs Benedict was pretty terrible and made me ill. Also, skimped on the hollandaise sauce. Service was slow & terrible.
  • Genevieve H.
    Genevieve HoApril 20, 2015
    Free wifi but very crowded
  • Simon P.
    Simon PoltierApril 1, 2015
    Liked the eggs Royale a lot!
  • Trina
    TrinaMarch 22, 2015
    Coffee. Cosy. Chill out afternoon
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillcockMarch 4, 2015
    Iced lime green tea!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MarekMarch 3, 2015
    Coffee good, breakfast mediocre, environment a plus
    MASAYOSHI HOSHIKAWAFebruary 14, 2015
    Cozy. Free wifi. Long black $4.5.
  • G S.
    G SimFebruary 12, 2015
    Cozy and quiet place for reading books. The apple pie was delicious!!
  • Ian T.
    Ian ThomtoriJanuary 31, 2015
    The turkey ham Avocado egg white sandwich is excellent!! Coffee kinda weak for me.. #ThomtoriEats
  • allison k.
    allison keanJanuary 25, 2015
    free wifi and very nice atmosphere. only drank the tea, so can't comment on food.
  • Edward M.
    Edward MaddenJanuary 13, 2015
    This place is an oasis of calm ... highly recommended for a good chill session
  • Carlo G.
    Carlo GarJanuary 3, 2015
    You can spend an entire afternoon with friends here - coffee and food is good. For tourists, they offer free WiFi here.
  • Adi-Yusdi Y.
    Adi-Yusdi YusoffDecember 26, 2014
    Fries and molten choc cake. Just right.
  • Simon
    SimonNovember 22, 2014
    The dinner set comes with choice of full serving of soup of yr choice, mains plus dessert of the day with drinks. Quite a good deal
  • Kelvin K.
    Kelvin KuanOctober 29, 2014
    On a less than crowded evening. Feeling so relaxed sitting on my own sofa and not having to feel cramped.
  • Lynne 🐰 Q.
    Lynne 🐰 QuOctober 19, 2014
    Be aware it's crowded Sunday afternoon, and there is a smoking area if you don't want to sit in accidentally. The flat white is good.
  • Margarita C.
    Margarita CherkasovaOctober 12, 2014
    Cozy, quite small though. Wi fi, lots of books and magazines and some children playing around. Bring your laptop, get a latte and feel like you are at the communal kitchen struggling with your essay.
  • Truc H.
    Truc HuynhOctober 5, 2014
    Great service staff. I just stopped by The Book Cafe yesterday for a drink to cool down the heat in Singapore. Longan Frosty killed.
  • Nurliwani A.
    Nurliwani ArdiniAugust 29, 2014
    great ambience for bookworms & some me-time
  • Myles B.
    Myles BeardsmoreAugust 20, 2014
    Super chilled place. Some cool magazines to read e.g. T3.
  • Szabolcs S.
    Szabolcs SándorAugust 12, 2014
    Service is a bit chaotic but the coffee is great and the whole place has a great atmosphere. Don't order fresh juice, it comes in a small glass and not the best either. Food is fine, good brunch place
  • Chen J.
    Chen JingwenAugust 12, 2014
    Tried the Eggs Benedict and pan fried cod fish dinner set. One of the poached eggs is a little bit overdone. Cosy place for you to chill over some magazines and books. GREAT SERVICE too!! =)
  • Lo
    LoAugust 7, 2014
    Love the coffee and ambience!
  • Kok Hoong F.
    Kok Hoong FongJuly 27, 2014
    Don't like the olive rice. Too oily for my taste. It is like library in a cafe. Try the steakhouse fries. Nice
  • David W.
    David WorthingtonJuly 27, 2014
    Terrible experience. $8 for a tea bag and the water was cold. Eventually got some hot water, but they would not give me a new tea bag. Then they delivered my meal to the wrong table. Avoid.
  • Fur🤓 b.
    Fur🤓 babyxJune 29, 2014
    A great cafe to chill out, peaceful and comfy. Food is good too, they have all my favorites. I love their yolkless cheesecake!
  • Eileen L.
    Eileen LinMay 14, 2014
    All time favourite cafe with smoking area and good service / free wifi
  • Grace B.
    Grace BarrettMay 12, 2014
    Great coffee, lovely staff, and a nice relaxed atmosphere with mellow music. Perfect for Monday morning breakfast before a hectic day, and free Wi-Fi too.
  • Clara A.
    Clara AMay 3, 2014
    The cafe was not as quiet as I hoped due to some rowdy girls. But it was still nice to sit here for a few hours. The food & coffee is above average but not amazing.
  • Darren G.
    Darren G.February 16, 2014
    Great lattes and food, good people watching as well. Check their schedule as particular nights have group gatherings that fill the place.
  • Amos E.
    Amos EshetJanuary 18, 2014
    8 dollar tea pot is pricy, but i guess if you sit here for a while working it's sort of fair.
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