Discover Duxton Hill: top five trendy spots

Din Tai Fung. Tory Q. Hokkaido Green Tea Ice Cream.

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

Quesadillas de Cochinillo. Creative Commons license.

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

Department of Caffeine. Creative Commons license.

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

Instagram-worthy picture at MavRx Coffee Apothecary. Taken from ladyironchef food blog (

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



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