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Sure, there is an abundance of delicacies found on Orchard Road, one of the most iconic streets in Singapore attracting teenagers, tourists, and shopaholics. Yet, there are times the jam-packed streets and underpasses are too crowded to tolerate.
Fancying a new setting? Duxton Hill is just five MRT stops away from Orchard. Among vibrant shophouses, cafés, tapas, and bookstores, Duxton Hill is one of the trendiest spots in Singapore that provides as much tranquility as enjoyment.
Here is a list of the top five places to check out at Duxton Hill:
1. Lucha Loco
Craving quesadillas, good music, and a chill atmosphere? Lucha Loco is a Mexican joint located at the top of Duxton Hill with the most authentic Mexican dishes such as Elotes, Taco de Carnitas, and Quesadillas de pollo.
15 Duxton Hill
Tuesday to Thursday – 5pm to Midnight
Friday – 5pm to 1am
Saturday – 6pm to 1am
Closed on Sundays & Mondays
2. Group Therapy
Tucked between shophouses, the café is a true hidden gem. Make sure you follow the signs up the stairs to be greeted with the most delicious waffles topped off with Earl Grey Vanilla ice cream.
49 Duxton Rd, #02-01, 089513
Tel: +65 6222 2554
Tue to Thu: 11am – 6pm
Fri to Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
3. Department of Caffeine
Don’t be fooled by the rusty metal and opaque walls – the interior of the Department of Caffeine is actually a cosy and inviting environment perfected with a tea cake, square meal, or a quintessential cup of coffee.
15 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 6223 3426
Mon to Fri (except Wed): 10.30am – 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7.30pm
4. Littered with Books
With Borders long gone and sparse Kinokuniya outlets, take advantage of this cute and trendy bookstore on Duxton Hill. It’s got the newest releases as well as 19th century classics.
20 Duxton Road, 089486
Tel: +65 6220 6824
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 8pm
Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Sat:11am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 8pm
5. MavRx Coffee Apothecary
This café is most likely the most photogenic store in all of Singapore. Stop by to capture your own instagram pictures, but don’t forget to try their White double shot with milk (a $5 delicacy).
1A Duxton Hill Singapore 089587
Mond to Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm