Necessary Provisions, Singapore

Categories Café Hop

Located at one corner of a row of shophouses in Bukit Timah, Necessary Provisions may not be the most accessible of cafés. Yet coffee lovers in the know will find their way to this sleepy neighbourhood, and with good reason: their baristas are some of the friendliest and warmest in this always-on-to-go city.

Opened by Darren Chang of Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar (another excellent café), Necessary Provisions makes up for its limited space with plenty of easy charm. A large round communal table seats a dozen effortlessly while another table displays their freshly baked creations.

The view of the semi-open kitchen and roasting room should entice most to sample their menu. Freshly made pasta is available but for smaller bites, you can’t go wrong with their savoury scones (imagine warm nuggets of cheese melting in your mouth) and the banana Nutella panini.

Espresso lovers can enjoy their in-house Thumper blend is a mix of natural Brazil Fanzenda Passeio, washed Honduras El Chollo and Guatemala Fince San Andres. Those who prefer pourover coffee have a choice of V60 and Chemex; ask the barista for their seasonal single origins. Tea devotees aren’t left out; they carry an array of exquisite Chinese and Indian teas.

Necessary Provisions是一位咖啡友極力推薦的一家咖啡館,

與另一家我們喜歡的咖啡館Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar是同一個老闆。










愛吃的我們,當天也點了他們的鹹味司康餅(savoury scones)和香蕉榛子醬帕里尼(banana Nutella panini)。







雖然Necessary Provisions隱藏在武吉知馬區的一排老店屋中,




Necessary Provisions
21 Eng Kong Terrace, Singapore
Tue-Thu 10am-10pm / Fri-Sat 10am-12am / Sun 10am-6pm

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

7 thoughts on “Necessary Provisions, Singapore

  1. this place is quite famous, ya, i hear the name being mentioned quite a lot by singaporean cafe visitors. it’s quite a brave name for a cafe (not as easy to understand what it means compared to some other simpler names), but i like it! 🙂

    1. Have a good time with the coffee and the ambiance there, bro. I think you’d love it, especially since you’re such a good photographer. 😉

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