The Reading Room

Tanjong PagarCake & Coffee$$$$
Very Good
22 Reviews
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About The Reading Room

Located at the shop houses along Bukit Pasoh Road, The Reading Room is an idyllic space where lovers of books and bar-goers can exist in a perfect harmony. This quirky spot in Tanjong Pagar doubles as a quirky cafe by day, and cool, candlelit bar by night, where you can indulge in their delicious menu while surrounded by books. The perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of Singapore, why not pop in for a morning coffee and eggs benedict, or bring your friends for a long and lazy weekend brunch, or maybe an intimate dinner for two in the evening is more to your taste? Whatever your preference, The Reading Room is the ideal choice! Bookings are essential.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 am
9:30 am - 1:30 am
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm


The Reading Room
19 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore 089833

Menu Highlights


Light Bites

TRR's Special Spicy Hot Wings

our special crispy hot wings tossed in our special tangy and spicy hot sauce (6 pcs)

Creamy Crab Croquettes

soft cream of crab in crunchy case!

Portobello Fries

portobello cut and fried in our spiced batter. served with roasted garlic aioli.


Buttermilk Pancakes & Fruits

fluffy homemade buttermilk pancakes with seasonal fruits, french butter, golden syrup, whipped cream

Smashed Banana Pancakes

smashed banana pancakes with caramelized bananas drizzled with our homemade rum caramel or chocolate sauce

Norwegian Royale

smoked salmon, french style scrambled eggs (no milk added), french butter, arugula, on 2 french toasts

Steak & Eggs

220g grass-fed aussie striploin, 2 sunny side up eggs, sautéed champignon mushrooms, caramelized onions

TRR’s Egg Benedict Selection

a breakfast classic and must try - 2 poached eggs, english muffin, hollandaise, salad with choice of maine lobster, italian prosciutto, portobello & parmesan, smoked salmon


Burrata Cheese Platter

roasted peppers, rocket salad, tomatoes

Misto Fritto

fish, squid, crab croquettes, tiger prawns

Italian Antipasti Platter

parma ham, salami, coppa ham, rucola salad


Kronenbourg-Battered Fish & Chips

our draft beer battered fish served with hand-cut fries (halibut)

Tuscan Chicken - 25 mins

chicken fillet slow braised in white wine and rosemary, with cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, pearl onions, olives, and potatoes drizzled with EVOO

Minute Steak & Fries

220g Australian steak topped with homemade cafe de paris butter, hand-cut fries


Tagliatelle Bolognese

authentic bolognese slow braised and served with fresh tagliatelle pasta

Truffle Pasta

for truffle lovers - sautéed portobello mushrooms, onions, garlic, olive oil, topped with shaved slices of real truffles!

Lobster Pasta in Creamy Tarragon

whole maine lobster tail, tomato, onion, garlic, tarragon and cream


Korean Crispy Chicken Burger

crispy whole thigh fillet, with sweet pickled cucumber, carrots, kimchi and goju-mayo

TRR's Smashed Burger

our famous smashed burger! 180g of hand-formed pure aussie beef, bacon, mushrooms, aged cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, homemade secret sauce

Aussie Burger with the Lot

180g pure aussie beef, bacon, aged cheddar, sunny egg, mushrooms, pineapple, lettuce, tomatoes, caramelized onions, homemade secret sauce
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Main Menu

Brunch Menu


A la Carte Menu


22 The Reading Room Reviews

Very Good
22 Reviews
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
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Jialin S.6 days ago · 1 review

Really good environment. Food are definitely amazing. Relaxing environment which is suitable for hanging out with friends at night. Lots of books. Decorations are expressive!

Mervin A.3 months ago · 3 reviews

A quiet quaint cafe located in the charming Bukit Pasoh, next to Pinnacle@Duxton. Would recommend the Himalayan salt latte, which is rarely found in other cafes. Portobello mushroom eggs benedict and pancakes with fruits and ice cream are both above average.

Cheryl C.5 months ago · 6 reviews

Location was quite central and is walking distance to the mrt. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Great variety of books to read from and it’s good that the chairs are comfortable!

Jane K.3 months ago · 31 reviews

Good coffee, but I'm not a fan of their choice of music. It had a reasonable crowd on Sunday late afternoon but not too noisy.

Saakshi W.9 months ago · 2 reviews

Great place for a peaceful afternoon, the book collection is amazing. Must visit if you are an avid reader, you will keep coming back! Good food, though it could have been slightly better. - we ordered the salmon egg dish, mozarella tomato sandwich. My friends ordered different items previously and they had enjoyed their meal a lot. This time our order was`nt great.

Shiong Yin Leon H.9 months ago · 16 reviews

Had a great lunch in this cozy cafe, which surrounds you in books. Ordered their lobster pasta and "the works". which was great comfort food on a lazy Sunday. Note you will be seated in close proximity with the tables next to you so privacy is minimal. Service is pleasant. Just a pity didn't have their mains on offer when I was there.

Debby C.a year ago · 19 reviews

Great atmosphere and if you like novels, the wall of books here won't let you down! Thumbs up for their smoothie too. However the sandwich we had wasn't so satisfying - the bread on the top was a bit too hard and the bottom one was greasy.

Maeve P.a year ago · 8 reviews

Great ambience. Food variety has improved since the last time I visited 3 months ago. Reading room is my go-to place for a quiet meal or when I just want to chill over coffee and books

Erica C.a year ago · 3 reviews

We have the burrata & wine. Both were really good. Service person was friend though seems he is not very familiar with their menu. Ambience was good for a quiet evening. All was good until a group of 4 came, they were talking too loudly.

Sandie W.a year ago · 27 reviews

The service was good and the service staff were friendly and were able to tell us more about the items on the menu so that we knew what we were ordering. Food was also good!