Cafés Open This Chinese New Year

Craving caffeine during CNY? Burpple’s got you covered! Check out these cafes that are keeping their doors open this festive season. Whether you need a cosy corner to unwind or a spot for catch-ups, these cafes are serving up your favourite brews and bites! Save this for your caffeine fix!

As Singapore ushers in the Year of the Dragon, the cityscape transforms into a vibrant tapestry of celebrations. While many businesses take a hiatus during Chinese New Year, coffee aficionados need not worry – several of Singapore's trendiest cafes are keeping their doors open, ensuring a delightful blend of festive spirit and aromatic brews. Dive into this curated list of cafés that will be brewing up joy throughout the Chinese New Year festivities.

Craftsmen Specialty Coffee

Craftsmanship meets celebration at Craftsmen Specialty Coffee. Nestled within the heart of Singapore, Craftsmen promises not only exceptional coffee but also a cozy ambiance perfect for catching up with friends or enjoying a moment of solitude. With a commitment to quality ingredients and expert brewing techniques, Craftsmen is a haven for coffee enthusiasts seeking a taste of perfection. The cafe will operate under special hours during Chinese New Year. While the Alexandra outlet takes a brief respite on the 1st and 2nd days, other locations will serve until 7 pm.

CNY Eve (9 Feb): All outlets close at 3pm
1st & 2nd Day (10, 11 Feb): All outlets* open till 7pm.
3rd Day (12 Feb): Business as usual for all outlets*.
*Alexandra outlet will closed on 10, 11 & 12 Feb


Harmony in flavours and festivities awaits at Symmetry Cafe. Open from morning till night throughout the holiday, Symmetry Cafe offers a haven for those seeking delectable brunches and cozy dinners. Known for its eclectic menu and chic ambiance, Symmetry offers a unique dining experience that marries the best of Singaporean flavours with international flair.

With extended hours on CNY Eve and a regular schedule on subsequent days, Symmetry is a perfect spot for a relaxed celebration.

CNY Eve (9 Feb): 10.30am – 11pm
1st Day (10 Feb): 9am – 11pm
2nd Day (11 Feb): 9am – 10pm
3rd Day (12 Feb): 9am – 9pm

Common Man Coffee

Common Man brings uncommon joy during the festivities. With its industrial-chic decor and laid-back vibe, Common Man invites guests to unwind and enjoy a moment of respite amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. While all outlets close early on CNY Eve and remain shut on the 1st day, Common Man opens its doors for regular business on the 2nd day, ensuring that your coffee cravings are satisfied without any compromise on quality.

CNY Eve (9 Feb): All outlets closed at 3pm
1st Day (10 Feb): All outlets closed.
2nd Day (11 Feb): Business as usual

Hey Slow Joe

Photo by Jason Ng

Slow down and savour the moment at Hey Slow Joe. With extended hours during CNY Eve and a brunch-worthy menu on subsequent days, this café offers a laid-back atmosphere. Operating under special hours during the first three days of the Lunar New Year, Hey Slow Joe returns to its regular schedule thereafter..

CNY Eve (9 Feb): 8am – 5pm
1st Day (10 Feb): 9am – 4pm
2nd Day (11 Feb): 9am – 4pm
3rd Day (12 Feb): 8am – 5pm

Acoustics Coffee Bar

Photo by Jaslyn Li

Harmonize your celebrations with Acoustics Coffee Bar. Open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm throughout the 3-day celebration, this café at Owen House provides a serene space for coffee enthusiasts to unwind.

OPEN ON CNY (10th to 12th Feb): 8.30am - 5.30pm
*Pet-friendly :feet:

Drips Bakery Cafe 

Photo by Burppler chels .

Indulge your sweet tooth at Drips Bakery Cafe. More than just a café, Drips is a destination for lovers of all things sweet and savory. From freshly baked pastries to decadent cakes, every treat at Drips is made with love and attention to detail. Pair your favorite dessert with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, and let the indulgence begin. Operating on a modified schedule, the café closes early on CNY Eve and resumes operations with extended hours on the 2nd day. Perfect for those craving artisanal pastries and quality coffee.

CNY Eve (9 Feb): 10am – 3pm
1st Day (10 Feb): Closed
2nd Day (11 Feb): 10am – 10pm

The Wired Monkey 

For a quirky and delightful experience, head to The Wired Monkey. Open throughout Chinese New Year, this café promises a unique blend of flavours and an ambiance that stands out from the ordinary

Business as usual: (10 & 11 Feb) 8.30am - 5pm
12 Feb: 8.30am - 4pm


A commitment to quality with a touch of diversity at Dough Coffee. As a Muslim-owned establishment, Dough Coffee not only serves up delicious coffee but also provides a welcoming space for people of all backgrounds to come together and connect. With a menu that celebrates diversity and inclusion, Dough Coffee is more than just a café – it's a symbol of unity and community. This Muslim-owned ensures a warm welcome to patrons looking for a caffeine fix during the festivities.

CNY Eve (9 Feb): 8.30am – 5pm
1st, 2nd & 3rd Day (10, 11 & 12 Feb): 8.30am – 6.30pm

Lola Faye Cafe

Lolafaye Cafe extends the festivities into the night. With its vibrant atmosphere and lively crowd, Lolafaye Cafe is the perfect place to keep the celebrations going long after the sun sets. From their signature cocktails to their late-night snacks, every offering at Lolafaye is designed to keep the party alive and kicking.. Opening from 2 pm to 2 am throughout the 3-day celebration, this café adds a dash of nightlife to your Chinese New Year celebrations.

Business as usual: (10-12th Feb): 2pm - 2am

Chiko Pollo

Flavourful feasts continue at Chiko Pollo. Specializing in hearty meals and comfort food classics, Chiko Pollo is the ultimate destination for those looking to indulge in a satisfying meal during the Lunar New Year celebrations. With generous portions and bold flavors, every dish at Chiko Pollo is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and content. Open from 12 pm to 12 am, this café offers a savory respite for those looking to indulge in hearty meals during the Lunar New Year.

Business as usual: (10-12th Feb): 12pm - 12am

Navigating the café scene during Chinese New Year in Singapore can be a rewarding experience, blending the rich tapestry of traditions with the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee. As you embark on your caffeine-fueled journey this Year of the Tiger, these cafes are ready to make your celebrations a little more flavorful and memorable. Cheers to a prosperous and joyous Lunar New Year!