New in town: Simple Cafe, West Coast Drive — Minimalist Taiwanese-inspired cafe for maximum serenity

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Looks like the growth of new cafes in Singapore is not slowing down any time soon. After introducing Kyoto-based coffee chain, Kurasu, and Korean-inspired Kreams Krafthouse, there’s a new cafe in town bursting with simplistic Taiwanese vibes and it’s none other than Simple Cafe.

Located in NEWest Building at West Coast Drive, this cafe decks a minimalistic look with its whitewashed walls, concrete flooring and zenned-out wooden furniture. Step into Simple Cafe and you will swoon at the mandopop love songs by the likes of Jay Chou and JJ Lin—a time to play sing-a-long while sipping on your coffee.

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Run by two home bakers turned cafepreneurs, Simple Cafe serves up simple (just like their name suggests) yet delicate-looking cakes and pastries that are familiar to all.

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For a fragrant and fruity bite, Berry (S$8.50) is the signature strawberry shortcake that is delicate, light, and filled with moist layers. Topped with a whole strawberry, this is the perfect option to go with a cup of Black Coffee (S$5 for hot, S$5.50 for iced) or White Coffee (S$5.50 for hot, S$6 for Iced).

Craving something slightly sour and acidic? Be sure to order Bassion (S$8), Simple Cafe’s version of a passionfruit tart. Encased in a thin tart crust is passionfruit curd and a special ingredient—banana! Try it and you will be surprised at how well this combination works.

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Cakes and pastries aside, Simple Cafe also has handmade donuts for sale. Basic flavours such as Vanilla aside, sink your teeth into their Singapore-inspired Pandan Donut (S$4.50) for an aromatic bite to go with your cup of Mocha (S$6 for hot, S$6.50 for iced).

Simple Cafe might not be filled with the glitz and glamour that will blow your mind, but it sure provides a certain sense of comfort and serenity. So why not stop by for an afternoon tea after a hectic morning to take a breather over a piece of cake and freshly brewed coffee?

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Simple Cafe

1 West Coast Drive, NEWest Singapore, #01-87, Singapore 128020

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Simple Cafe

1 West Coast Drive, NEWest Singapore, #01-87, Singapore 128020

Operating Hours: 10.30am - 8.30pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

Operating Hours: 10.30am - 8.30pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon
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