Breastfeeding and worried about whipping out a boob in public? Get started with these baby-friendly cafes in Singapore...
Your bundle of joy has just arrived, but the little one is stuck to your boobs 24/7! Don’t suffer cabin fever in your own home – there are plenty of places in Singapore that are breastfeeding-friendly, including cute cafes and restaurants! So grab your baby, a cute nursing cover, and check out any one of these recommended cafes in Singapore that will make any new nursing mum feel relaxed and comfortable enough to breastfeed in public.
And psst – we even took into consideration factors like the comfiness of the seating, the ambience (not too loud or bright), staff helpfulness, and accessibility of strollers. Yup, we stay abreast of it all!
Breastfeeding in Singapore: The best cafes and restaurants for nursing mums
Sheltered by a gorgeous canopy of green, Spruce café is the perfect location to nurse your baby and feel enveloped in nature. Dine in the air-conditioned indoors or the fresh outdoors and lounge on bench seating or sofas. There’s even a shady playground if you have older kids with you where you can keep your eye on them while sipping your decaf latte. And you don’t even need to worry about mozzies because the friendly staff will provide natural insect spray if the nasties start to bite!
Spruce, Phoenix Park, 320 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247980, open Mon-Fri 11am-1030pm & Sat-Sun 9am-1030pm.
2. Book Cafe
This is a relaxed homely-feel bistro with large, comfy sofa chairs (different from the one at home, yippee!), with a great selection of old books, magazines and newspapers to browse through while you nurse your little one. The lighting is dim, the music is soothing and there’s even a clean diaper changing room nearby! How thoughtful.
The Book Cafe, 20 Martin Road, #01-02, Seng Kee Building, Robertson Quay, Singapore 239070, open Mon-Sun 830am.
3. The Living Café
This café serves an impressive selection of healthy, raw, organic-where-possible and most importantly, delicious food. After all, what mommies-who-nurse feed themselves is ultimately feeding baby! Living Cafe also sells top quality health products and organise holistic health retreats and programs. There’s also a small play area for older children, and a cozy little sofa on the 2nd floor if you want a bit of privacy when nursing.
The Living Café , 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758, open daily 10am-7pm, Sat-sun 9am-7pm. Closed on Mondays.
4. Café Beviamo
A favourite for nursing mums, Cafe Beviamo makes the list for its simple and delicious Australian-inspired fare, relaxed atmosphere, and long bench seats (great for laying the baby down on). Its spacious walkway is always a plus for mums with maxi cosis, and serves as a lively little place for a mummy tete-a-tete after shopping at the mall.
Café Beviamo, 163 Tanglin Road #02-K1 Tanglin Mall Singapore 247933, open Mon-Sun 9am-8pm.
5. The Coastal Settlement
A little oasis in the quiet, laid back East is this lovely 300-seater spacious and stroller-friendly bistro with vintage furniture, nostalgic architecture and delicious fusion fare. Grab one of the sofas seated by the windows, lean back, and nurse your baby. This place is a nice one to get away from it all.
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529, open Mon-Fri 1030am-11pm, Sat-Sun 8.30am-11pm.
6. Real Food Grocer
Nurse your bub while refuelling yourself with wholesome, meat- and chemical-free dishes. The 4,000 sq ft space is huge but still cozy, and has plenty of books and magazines to read while you chill out on their comfy sofas and sip on a fresh slow juiced beverage. Plus, it has a great little shop that sells sustainable, earth-friendly, health products and food.
Real Food Grocer, 26 Beach Road, #B1-19, South Beach Avenue, Singapore 189768, open Mon-Sat 10am-9.30pm, Sun 10am-9pm.
7. The Tea Party
In an area full of cafes, The Tea Party stands out as a family-friendly and vibey cafe that’s breastfeeding-friendly too! Grab a cosy corner seat and attend to your bub’s needs – the helpful staff are always on hand if you need anything. It’s also a cool cafe to chill and celebrate birthdays for your kiddos. Enjoy delish menus at affordable prices and take part in their occasional family events too. Feel free to bring your four-legged buddy for a complete family celebration!
The Tea Party, 805 Bukit Timah Road, #01-07, Sixth Avenue Centre, Singapore 279883, daily 11.30am-11.30pm.
8. Drips Bakery Café
A list of breastfeeding-friendly café isn’t complete without a mention of the hipster ‘hood of Tiong Bahru. Drips isn’t as tight or cramped as the rest in the area, and instead has tables nicely spaced and a few sets of roomy sofas and armchairs towards the back of the café. The skylight can get pretty intense in the middle of the day though. Otherwise, for a freshly baked sandwich or tart to help boost your mood and milk supply!
Drips Bakery Cafe, 82 Tiong Poh Road, #01-05, Singapore 160082, open Sun-Thu 9am-9pm & Fri-Sat 9am-10pm.
So, bookmark this list and hop onto any of these breastfeeding-friendly cafes in Singapore!