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Connecting the dots between food, people and lifestyle. At Grids & Circles, more is merrier and different is delightful. We enjoy bringing people together, and turning individual lifestyles into collective experiences. Eat and drink at our casual dining cafe, browse and shop at our lifestyle retail nook, and get creative and interactive at Flex, our community space. You’re welcome to have fun on your own, bring a friend, or make a new one here.
PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Fusion, Healthy, International
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Drive Thru, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my wife last week after she insisted on me trying this place out. (She absolutely love the food and service here) And now, I do too. The menu is not extensive but it is sufficient and rather interesting. I truly enjoyed them....Coffee was great! Food portion was big which was very satisfying for me. The service was excellent as we were greeted and served warmly - food and drinks were served very fast too which is another plus point. A simple minimalist cafe that is cozy. Quiet and still even thought most of the tables were occupied. Would definitely return to try out the sake for myself and the desserts for my wife next time as we were too full this visit. And if in need of a quiet place to read, work or just chill, I think Grids make a great place for that.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 August 2021

This cafe is an absolute gem in the heart of Chinatown! It's easily accessible from Chinatown MRT, exit F, just 2 mins walk away. The food is great and healthy, an asian and western fusion. They serve quality coffee and the service crew is friendly...and helpful. You do not need to worry that you will get chased away halfway through your work as there is a standard 2 hours usage. If you want to stay there beyond 2 hours, there is also a work at cafe programme where you only need to have a minimum spend of $20, a very reasonable price for the food, drink, space, wifi, ambience and soothing playlist. There are power sockets along the walls for you to charge your devices. Aside from the lunch crowd, it's a very quiet space with conducive working environment for those who want to work remotely. Been there a couple of times now. I recently tried the mentaiko prawn pasta on their new menu, and the mentaiko tastes great. They also have the best scones in town! 🤤 The pastries at Grids Coffee are all made in-house! No wonder it taste sooo gooood!!!! And it's very reasonably priced. Will highly recommend all the dessert and coffee lovers to try the cheese cake, scones and of course, the coffee. *drools* Grids Coffee is definitely one of the best places to chill, catch up with friends and to have a tea break in Singapore.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2021

One of the best cafes. It is located around the Chinatown area, easily accessible, near the Chinatown MRT. Great service and excellent food. A good place to work here. Highly Recommended!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

You cannot complete exploring our Lion City Singapore without visiting Grids & Circles! It is definitely one of the best cafes in town with 3 levels! A cozy and homely ambience with helpful and friendly staff...wonderful simple but delicious foods with many healthy options that...cater to a variety of taste buds...not to mention the excellent coffee. This cafe also sells unique products such as honey from Bhutan too! This place makes you want to stay in there all day long especially when you sit behind the quiet counter watching the busy streets as well as the pedestrians going about their daily life. - the perfect way to look at how the locals go about in their daily lives.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 May 2021

This cafe is an absolute gem in the heart of Chinatown! It's easily accessible from Chinatown MRT, exit F, just 2 mins walk away. The food is great and healthy, an asian and western fusion. They serve quality coffee and the service crew is friendly...and helpful. You do not need to worry that you will get chased away halfway through your work as there is a standard 2 hours usage. If you want to stay there beyond 2 hours, there is also a work at cafe programme where you only need to have a minimum spend of $20, a very reasonable price for the food, drink, space, wifi, ambience and soothing playlist. There are power plugs along the walls. Aside from the lunch crowd, it's a very quiet space with conducive working environment for those who want to work remotely. One of the best cafes to chill in Singapore.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 May 2021

Came during lunch so staff was a little overwhelmed, but after the lunch crowd dissipated could feel that it became quieter and more peaceful. The food was good and the drinks felt special and nice. Even though I came just for lunch, it felt like...a nice place to chill and study in. Will definitely come back to study with friends.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

I did a random search for nice breakfast in Singapore and chanced upon this cafe. I arrived almost quarter to ten but they haven’t placed the reservation cards on the tables (opens at 9). Small matter. As for their signature course (see photo), I felt...they could be more generous with the pear - so little it was hardly perceptible. I’d prefer the toasts and omelette to be spread horizontally rather than decked like towers. No pepper was offered. I got a lady grey. It came just like that: pot and cup. After request, a cheap plastic stirrer, one packet of raw sugar and milk came. The cafe could install a hot water dispenser on level two so customers don’t need to go downstairs to refill the pot. Decor and furniture were a mix of modern, industrial, minimalist and artistic touches. Some chairs didn’t have back Rests. In the corner next to the window was a mess of wires dumped and clumped. Paint was coming off in many places; also with stains and markings. I suppose this would be a cafe to come at night and you’ll miss all these unsightly things. I didn’t appreciate these vibes throwing on me in broad daylight. Oh, there was an ant on my table - but small matter since only one ant. Would I return? I could pop by for tea if I happen to be in the vicinity. Not likely to drive across the island for another breakfast, though.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

Stumbled on this lovely 3 storey cafe; the 3rd floor is used for events; whilst the 1st and 2nd floor is for consumer’s use and also for those using the space for “office”. The food is generously proportioned, coffee was ok, the ambience lovely with...art pieces for sale on the wall. It’s a clean look with a certain kind of quietness and peace while the road outside is bustling with traffic. The noise can’t be heard inside as it has a lovely soft music. The only minus point is that they don’t serve free water (jfyi-water in SG is drinkable from the tap), and they charge for special milk. I know of another cafe that offers self help water from a filtered container and choice of milk - oats, soya or plain milk with no additional charge. Now isn’t that more enticing?More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 March 2021 via mobile

I came to this cafe on a weekday to have breakfast and send some emails which would probably took me about 1-1.5hrs. The moment i step in (it was almost empty) I dont feel good at the tone of voice and words used by the...staff towards me. She kept asking how long will I take (once before she took my order, once after i place my order and once when she served my almond croissant). She also keep reminding me that I cant be at thr cafe for more than 2hours. At first I am perfectly fine as I felt she was doing a good job set reminders in case the cafe is overwhelming with dine in customers. However I observed that she wasnt giving the same reminders to other customers who were there after me, and I felt offended and discriminated. I feel that the staff should be mindful not to judge their customers by their race and how they dress and proper trainings should be implemented to address this issue. I really hope the management team have a good read at this feedback and do a meaningful reflection moving forward to improve their service quality.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Daryl, Owner at Grids & Circles, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2021

Hi there! We received your feedback via email and attempted to reach you. First thanks for taking the time to provide your honest feedback. We pride ourselves as a communal space which provides a safe and positive environment for all customers. A review and investigation...More

Reviewed 5 March 2021

tried their tamago sando (egg omelette sandwich), wasnt that great as it was on the sweet side (there's pear sauce). i had hoped for it to be savoury. But i was hungry so i ate it. their matcha latte is great, they didnt have soy...milk but they offered oat milk instead and i loved it. i went there specifically as i needed a space to do some work and they offer free wifi. You can book a slot/table if you need to work remotel, with a minimum spend for $20. i had my lunch there so wasnt a problem. The space is really quiet and relaxed and I was able to get work done. They do practice social distancing and keep tables 1m away from each other. Service was friendly. I'd definitely come back for the matcha latte and the work space.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Grids & Circles is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5