The verdict is in—we think oat milk deserves every last bit of hype it’s getting in the Singapore cafe scene right now. Not only is this non-dairy milk rich, creamy and delicious (making it perfect for lattes and cappuccinos), but it’s completely plant-based, gluten-free and sustainable. In terms of nutrition it contains less fat and more fibre and iron than regular milk and more protein than most plant-based milks.
If you’re trying to cut back on animal products, have allergies or food sensitivities to nuts, soy or gluten, or are vegan and looking for a more earth-friendly alternative to nut milks, we highly suggest giving oat milk a try. Our favourite brands are Oatly and Minor Figures, which you can find in a number of grocery stores around town. And being the coffee fanatics we are, we’ve also put together a handy list of our top picks for cool cafes where you can get oat milk with your lattes.
Bula Cafe & Bar
Located in the hip enclave of The Working Capitol, Bula offers bright interiors and plenty of inviting tables where you can chill out with an oat milk flat white, mocha or chai latte. Come during lunch time and you can also grab tasty rice bowls that will fuel you up for the rest of the day, or swing by after dark for cocktails and beers at the chic bar.
Bula Cafe & Bar, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109. p. +65 8814 9358. Open Mon – Fri 8am – 10pm
Chye Seng Huat Hardware
Papa Palheta has always been at the forefront of the artisan coffee scene, so it should come as no surprise that they offer Minor Figures oat milk to go with your espresso or hand-brewed drip coffee at their flagship spot, Chye Seng Huat Hardware. The baristas here really know their stuff, so take some time to chat them up about the different brews and blends.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware, 150 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207563. p. +65 6396 0609. Open Sun – Thurs 9am – 10pm, Fri – Sat 9am – 12pm
Common Man Coffee RoastersCrafts
Java junkies flock to Common Man Coffee Roasters for their excellent specialty coffee made with top-notch sustainably sourced beans from around the world. For espresso blends the baristas use the Synesso machine and for single origins it’s either filtered or made using pour-over methods. Alternative milks including oat milk are available on request.
Common Man Coffee Roasters, 22 Martin Road #01-00, Singapore 239058. p. +65 6836 4695. Open Mon – Fri 7:30am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 7:30am – 6pm
Common Man Stan
This sister venue to Common Man Coffee Roasters offers up the same artisan coffee and tasty cafe eats in a beautiful shophouse setting in the heart of the CBD. The brunch, lunch and coffee menus rotate with the seasons, so you know you’re always getting the best beans, fresh produce and contemporary eats. This is a great spot for business meeting or friendly catch-up over coffee and light bites.
Common Man Stan, 11 – 12 Stanley Street, Singapore 068730. p. +65 6877 4855. Open Mon – Sat: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Craftsmen Specialty Coffee
If you’re somewhat of a single origin snob, then you’ll love Craftsmen Specialty Coffee, as they only source single origin beans from renowned coffee growers in Brazil, Guatemala, Sumatra and Ethiopia. Grab a quick oat milk latte to go from any of their six locations or if you have more time, settle in for a cuppa and a slice of cake.
Craftsmen Specialty Coffee, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #01-59, Singapore 059817. p. +65 9658 0769. Open Mon – Thurs 8am – 9:30pm, Fri – Sat & even of PH 8am – 10:30pm, Sun & PH 8am – 9pm (and various locations)
Grounded by CMCR
Located above Common Man Coffee Roasters cafe and next to the Yoga Movement studio, this is another venture by CMCR, but with a healthier twist. The drink menu features smoothies, fresh juices and coffees with your choice of regular, soy, almond or oat milk. And if you’ve worked up an appetite in yoga class, you can refuel with a healthy salad, poke bowl or falafel burger.
Grounded by CMCR, 22 Martin Road 02-00, Singapore 239058. p. +65 6836 4695. Open Mon – Sun 7:30am – 5:30pm
Step into Singapore’s only African-inspired cafe and you’ll find warm wood, exposed bricks, colourful textiles and plenty of cosy corners to relax and enjoy a freshly brewed cuppa. On the menu are the usual coffee drinks like espressos, flat whites and mochas, as well as cold brews, chai tea and nitro coffee. Regular milk can be swapped out for oat milk on request.
Kafe UTU, 12 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089265. p. +65 6996 3937. Open Wed – Mon 8am – 5pm
Little Farms Cafe
Just like the Little Farms grocery stores, the cafes are all about wholesome, nutritious eats from tasty all-day brunch and lunch dishes made with stellar produce right down to the oat milk that you can request for your coffee. We suggest popping in before your next shopping trip for a tasty brekkie or taking a load off after perusing the aisles with a revitalising latte.
Little Farms Cafe, 491 River Valley Road #01-20, Singapore 248371. p. +65 6262 0619. Open daily 7:30am – 8pm (and various locations)
There’s something to please everyone at Wild Honey, an breakfast-centric chain with multiple locations around Singapore. Start with an oat milk latte or cappuccino, then dig into vibrant breakfast and brunch dishes inspired by global cuisines. Vegetarians and meat eaters are well catered for with dishes like the shakshuka, pastrami benedict, roasted pumpkin and sweet potato salad, and smoked salmon on a homemade bagel.
Wild Honey, Locations in Mandarin Gallery, Scotts Square, and South Beach
Forty Hands has always been a favourite with third wave coffee fans, and now they have two locations where you can get your hands on amazing cuppas. Both locations offer oat milk for your macchiato, latte, cappuccino or tea, as well as vibrant Aussie fare that includes a mix of healthy and indulgent dishes.
40 Hands, 78 Yong Siak St, #01-12, Singapore 163078. p. +65 6225 8545. Open Mon – Fri 7am – 6pm, Sat – Sun 7am – 7pm & 226 East Coast Road, Singapore, 428923. p. +65 6877 4860. Open Mon – Sun 7:30am – 6:30pm