6 early-opening coffee shops

Jewel Coffee

The second and larger branch of Jewel Coffee is a two story facility outfitted with cool metallic ceiling fixtures. The place puts out great coffee, from standards like the long black ($5.50) to less common cold drip manual brews like the Portland ($7) ice coffee. There are also cocktails including a refreshing white peach sangria ($16) made with sauvignon blanc. To eat, find a menu of hearty burgers such as Praise the Lard ($18), which is topped with bacon jam and apple slices, as well as lighter bites like the yogurt bowl with fruits and homemade granola ($9).


Simple and unpretentious, this popular all-day dining spot offers bites like breakfast sandwiches, banana and peanut butter toasties and salads for those who prefer their greens. Pair your dishes with their locally-roasted coffee.


The place serves genuinely good grub, like the juicy Aussie steak sarnie on rye, stuffed to the brim and dripping with mushrooms and onions, or the perfectly seasoned chicken sandwich packed with guacamole and bacon. They also serve coffee, fresh orange or apple juice and a soup of the day.

Toby’s Estate

Boasting waterfront views of the Singapore River, this coffee house makes for a perfect hangout on a lazy Sunday morning. Highlights of the coffee menu include the piccolo latte and the Rodyk blend.

The Plain

The alluring aroma of coffee welcomes you as the door is swung open. Inspired by typical Melbournian cafés, coffee, food, people, service and music are the focus. We recommend Darling Eggs or salami ciabatta for lunch—do come early though, it’s a popular place.

Ya Kun

Need we say more? This hugely popular chain of course whips up a mean breakfast. They have a kaya toast set and butter sugar toast set and soft‑boiled eggs, and loads more.