5 Lesser Known Nostalgic Cafes to Bring Your Mum for Mother’s Day Trip Down the Memory Lane

Looking for a unique and nostalgic cafe to bring your mum to in Singapore for mother’s day? Skip the mainstream options and check out these lesser-known cafes that are perfect for a nostalgia trip down memory lane. From traditional Peranakan desserts to homemade coffee and pastries, these cafes offer a charming and authentic experience that you won’t find at chain cafes. Here are 5 lesser known cafes that is sure to bring your mum down the memory lane, invoking nostalgia.

1. Heap Seng Leong

Heap Seng Leong Shopfront

Location: 10 North Bridge Road, #01-5109, Singapore 190010
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 3pm to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Step into Heap Seng Leong and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time to the 1950s. This old-school coffee shop in North Bridge Road still uses a charcoal stove to brew its coffee, which gives it a unique and nostalgic flavor. Your mum will love the traditional kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs, which are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee.

Shiok Eats Must-try: Their kopi and traditional kaya toast. Customers also rave about the unique and nostalgic taste of their coffee, which is brewed on a charcoal stove. Many also recommend pairing it with their soft-boiled eggs and crispy toast for the perfect breakfast combo.

2. Tolido’s Espresso Nook

Tolido's Espresso Nook Shopfront

Location: 462 Crawford Lane #01-63, Singapore 190462
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

Tolido’s Espresso Nook is a cozy cafe in Crawford Lane that serves artisanal coffee and homemade food at reasonable prices. The decor is nostalgic with vintage furniture and old-school decor.

Shiok Eats Must-try: Their signature cappuccino & latte is a must-try, with customers praising the rich and smooth taste. The homemade waffles with ice cream are also highly recommended.

3. Tong Ah Eating House

Tong Ah Eating House resturant front

Location: 35 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089142
Opening Hours: Daily, 7am to 10pm

Tong Ah Eating House has been around since 1939 and is a classic kopitiam in Keong Saik. They are famous for their traditional kaya toast, coffee, and homemade egg tarts. The decor is reminiscent of old-school coffee shops, and the prices are affordable.

Shiok Eats Must-try: The traditional kaya toast is a must-try, served with a slab of butter and a soft-boiled egg. We also recommend their coffee, which is brewed in a traditional sock filter as well as their popular homemade egg tarts.

4. The Coastal Settlement

The Coastal Settlement Entrance
That’s not the actual cafe! it’s beside this old school van!

Location: 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am to 10pm

If you’re looking for a peaceful and nostalgic cafe to bring your mum to, The Coastal Settlement in Changi is perfect. This rustic cafe has vintage decor and antiques, and the food is homemade and reasonably priced.

Shiok Eats Must-try: The beef cheek rendang and the seafood aglio olio are highly recommended. Customers also praise the homemade desserts, especially the banana cake and the sticky date pudding.

5. Old Hen Coffee Bar

Old Hen Cafe Front

Location: 88 Rangoon Road #01-03, Singapore 218374
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm

Old Hen Coffee Bar is a minimalist cafe in Rangoon Road that serves artisanal coffee and homemade cakes and pastries. The decor is simple yet charming, and the prices are reasonable.

Shiok Eats Must-try: The signature cold brew coffee, which is smooth and refreshing. The homemade cakes and pastries are also popular, with the banana bread and chocolate cake being customer favorites.

Actually, everyday is mother’s day

Actually, don’t even wait till it’s mother’s day to bring your mum to these 5 cafes. Any day and everyday can be a mother’s day just by spending time with your mum. So there you have it – 5 of lesser known nostalgic cafes to bring your mum to for a unique and affordable experience. Whether you’re looking for traditional Peranakan snacks or homemade coffee and pastries, these cafes offer a charming and authentic experience that you won’t find at chain cafes. Whether it be mother’s day or all year, give them a try and make some new memories with your mum!

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