The Five and Dime , located along River Valley Road in Singapore, is a great place to while a lazy Sunday afternoon away while beating the heat at the same time.
What I like about the place is that it is not over-populated like many well-known cafes in the country, and that it exudes an authentic, friendly vibe with approachable staff who are decidedly unpretentious.
Our cups of mocha latte, served on old-school red plastic plates and with a nostalgic fancy gem biscuit thrown in for a quick touch of whimsy. It was great coffee, strong and not overly sweet, with a right balance of bitter set off by the intoxicating aroma of mocha. At about $6.00 per cup, I wouldn’t say that it is cheap, but it beats stopping at yet another Starbucks and offers a great atmosphere to chill for a bit.
They also offer Western-style meals, and apparently their pasta is also worth a try!
On another note, it would be a great idea to take a stroll down River Valley Road and head off into the Liang Court area near Clarke Quay if you find that you have time on your hands. It’s a rustic, charming old area adorned with beautifully preserved shophouses of age-old Peranakan grandeur.
Five and Dime Eatery
297 River Valley Road
+65 9236 5002