12 Affordable Cafes In Orchard Road For Your Next Gathering!

Affordable cafes in Orchard
By: Cherelle Lim
September 27, 2022

Instagram is the hotspot for all of the cute and aesthetically pleasing cafes. Scrolling up and down, we tend to come across a ton of cute cafes that we would be happy to visit. But once we save it or like it, promising to go with our friends the next time, we always forget.

So every time we head out for breakfast, brunch or lunch, we end up at the same old place. Another thing is that when we finally get to visit that pretty cafe we’ve been eyeing, we find out that it is totally out of our budget! Not only is the food expensive, but it may even be limited as well. So, let’s try not to break our bank this time and take a look at some of the affordable cafes in Orchard Road!

These are the perfect places for your next gathering with friends that won’t leave you all aching for your wallet. Even though some of these cafes aren’t exactly glitzy and glamorous, it is the food that counts!

12 Affordable Cafes in Orchard

1. Tempura Tendon Tenya

Tempura Tendon Tenya is a top tendon chain restaurant in Japan. Similar to restaurants in Japan, it features a tight dining space with different dining set-ups. The kitchen also has a large glass window so customers can get a look at what’s happening! Truly a great experience to have. The menu is also quite affordable with the tendon’s going for as low as $7.90. 

Opening Hours:11am – 10pm daily
Contact Information:  +6509 6838 (Orchard Central) / +6636 6608 (Ion Orchard)


2. Tsui Wah

Hailing from Hong Kong, Tsui Wah is quite a popular tea restaurant. With two outlets so far, this affordable cafe in Orchard serves your food quickly and deliciously! With an affordable menu, it is a great place to dine at thanks to its indoor area packed with air-conditioning units. If you prefer to sit outside, they have an outdoor dining area as well. 

Opening Hours:11am – 10pm daily
Contact Information: +65 6366 9270


3. Grain Alley

Grain Alley is an affordable cafe that combines industrial and modern decor styles. With exposed ceiling beams and pipes, they match it with nicely tiled floors. Grain Alley also features different sections within its cafe. Each section also features a different design. All of which are Instagrammable and attractive! Its menu also focuses on Mediterranean dishes, serving all-day breakfast and brunch items, along with selections of cakes and pastries. 

Opening Hours:Sun-Thurs: 9am – 11pm | Fri & Sat: 9am – 1am
Contact Information: Click here for contact details


4. Matchaya Concept Store

Affordable Cafes

Matcha lovers will definitely appreciate the Matchaya Concept Store. This is the perfect spot for brunch and is one of many affordable cafes! Serving popular Japanese tea and desserts. It is best known for serving soft serves and beverages with matcha. Now a concept store, it serves a variety of cakes and desserts, along with all-day mains and brunch! With an open-air concept, it emits an industrial-chic environment. 

Opening Hours:10am – 10pm daily 
Contact Information: +65 8157 0296


5. Shake Shack

Most have probably heard of Shake Shack and they are quite the affordable cafe in Orchard. With a few outlets across Singapore, Shake Shack offers comfort burgers with a balance of vegetables, cheese and meat. A great pit stop in Orchard you certainly don’t want to miss. 

Opening Hours:Sun-Thurs: 10am – 10pm | Fri & Sat: 10am – 10.30pm
Contact Information: Click here for contact details


6. Cafe de Muse

Something new and refreshing is Cafe de Muse. Unlike other affordable cafes we’ve seen so far, this one opens 24 hours a day! Located in Isetan Scotts, Shaw House, Cafe de Muse is easily accessed from street level too. Separated into 2 sections, the ground floor houses the 24-hour cafe while the second floor is the Cafe de Muse Dessert Bar which opens from 11am to 9pm. Serving a variety of drinks and foods, it is aesthetic and the perfect spot for an after-dark dinner. 

Opening Hours:Opening Hours 24 hours  
Contact Information: +65 6970 5011


7. 49 Seats

Hidden all the way in the back of The Centrepoint, this affordable cafe offers some awesome dining deals! 49 Seats has a menu with meals that are below $15 and their Smoked Duck Aglio Olio is quite popular! During lunch, you can even get a set meal consisting of a main, soup and drink for just $14.90. The best part is they don’t charge for service! So what you see is what you get on the menu. 

Opening Hours:11.30am – 11.30pm daily
Contact Information: +65 6225 4332


8. Tanuki Raw

If you have a love for raw fish like sashimi, then you have to visit Tanuki Raw! An affordable cafe in Orchard that serves affordable meals! Specifically, at the Orchard outlet, you can get meals that don’t push past $12 every Monday to Thursday at lunch hour. If raw fish isn’t your forte but you want to tag along, don’t worry. Order their Impossible meat bowl, or beef bowl instead! 

Opening Hours:11.30am – 9.30pm daily
Contact Information: +65 6636 5949


9. Kim Dae Mun Korean Food

Craving Korean food? Visit Kim Dae Mun Korean Food to satisfy all your cravings with affordable Korean food! There are no pretentious menus or showy displays to flaunt how Korean it is. When dining at Kim Dae Mun Korean Food, expect authentic Korean food only! From classic kimchi soup to grilled pork, most items on the menu only cost around $10. The perfect place to munch on your favourite Korean dishes.

Opening Hours:Tues-Sun: 11am – 8pm | Closed on Mondays
Contact Information: +65 9642 7855


10. Found

The Editor’s Market, a sophisticated market for one-of-a-kind apparel, has launched its flagship store on Orchard Road in Ngee Ann City. Customers will also be able to locate this own gourmet café brand, Found, within this fashion and lifestyle boutique. The 16-seater room is sleek, white, and minimalist, with Korean café features including the use of raw resources with a subdued tone and appearance. A nice selection of savoury and sweet desserts are presented on the counter, which is rotated weekly from other cafés.

Opening Hours:Everyday, 10.30am-8pm
Contact Information: 

11. Q Classified

Q Classified was created by the same team that brought you Greyhound Cafe Singapore, Black Society, Masa by Black Society, BreadStory, and Central. Their eye-catching pink flowery fantasy concept is immediately identifiable, with a frameless design devoid of walls and glass panels. This results in an open-concept area that appears larger. The padded chairs in baby pink are rather comfortable, and there are two private rooms ideal for small business meetings or parties.

Opening Hours:Everyday, 9.30am-10pm
Contact Information: +65 6235 8812

12. You Are My Sunshine

Ngee Ann City Gets a Korean Brunch & Desserts Cafe With a Botanical Interior You Are My Sunshine, a Korean-inspired brunch and dessert café, has recently opened in Ngee Ann City. If the name seems recognizable, they have a sibling store called Walking on Sunshine in Orchard Central. Both locations are Korean duo-concept stores featuring both a café and a salon under one roof, as well as the same characteristic lush green spaces and plants. The existing space is plainly visible from afar, a whole green wall encircled by flower pots and climbers, similar to a tiny forest.

Opening Hours:Everyday, 11am-10pm
Contact Information: +65 8887 8805

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