10 Singapore Cafes with Instagram Worthy Tabletops for #Flatlay Addicts

Flatlays. They’re all the rage on Instagram, whether you’re showing off your latest fashion haul or a #blessed weekend brunch with your BFFs.

Of course, it’s not enough to nail that killer arrangement of whatever you’re trying to show off; a good backdrop can make or break your #flatlay, too.

So to help you Instagrammers out there, I’ve compiled a list of cafes in Singapore with Instagram worthy table tops for your photo taking needs.

(You can take your food off the floor now.)

The Ornate – lovely patterns to play around with 

1. Whisk and Paddle, Tebing Lane (available on Sugar

W&P is one of my all-time favourite cafes in the East. The colourful, tiled patterns on their alfresco tables are really fun to play around with – plus points for their pretty plates!

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2. Symmetry, Jalan Kubor  

A long runner in Singapore’s cafe scene, Symmetry’s alfresco tables lend quite a bit of character to your top-down shots, especially if you’re gunning for one that doesn’t doesn’t look like a boring, flat void.

Full review here.

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The Rustic – for that hipster charm 

3. Artistry Cafe, Kampong Glam  

Cafe by day, bar and art space by night. Artistry plays up its rustic charm with aged looking wooden tables in its indoor and alfresco areas, perfect for making your meal look like one in a highland cabin instead of in Singapore.

Full review here.

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4. Dapper Coffee, Amoy Street (available on Sugar

The shiny, metallic tabletops at Dapper Coffee rock a rustic vibe untouched by pedestrian food fads. It doesn’t hurt that it’s cooling too – something cafe hoppers would definitely appreciate in Singapore’s unforgiving heat.

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5. My Awesome Cafe, Telok Ayer Street  

Wood surfaces may be cliche – but this one’s the real deal. My friends and I loved the texture of the groves in the wood, which also made it easier for our plates to wobble if we weren’t careful enough!

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The Classy – white marble, white marble….everywhere   

6. 49 Seats, Bugis+/Orchard Central/Tanjong Pagar 

You wouldn’t believe that 49 Seats is just a casual, Western food joint just by looking at their flatlay posts. I’d say that the white marble goes pretty well with the silver pasta plates!

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7. BLACK&INK, Changi Road (available on Sugar

This humble neighbourhood cafe knows what it takes to up the ante on its goods – lots of natural light to show off the marbly tabletops. Good thing too, as the barista is just beginning to master different latte art styles for latte lovers out there!

8. The Refinery, King George Avenue 

While known for their take on Japanese cuisine, The Refinery also boasts some pretty sophisticated looking tabletops. This backdrop is very popular for Daniel Wellington watch wearers, too.

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The Clean – keep it simple! 

9. Whisk Cafe, Seng Poh Road 

But sometimes, all we want is to keep things simple so we can focus on what’s really important: the food! Whisk Cafe is one place that shows you #whywhiteworks:

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10. Coast and Company, Siglap Drive (available on Sugar

And if you’re one for the dark side (unintended Star Wars reference here), there’s always Coast and Company’s stark black surfaces to make any brunch situation stand out.

Full review here.

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And there you have it! 10 cafes in Singapore with the ideal backdrop for your brunch flatlays. Which one is your favourite?


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