Singapore's coffee culture at cafes in Tanjong Pagar. It was back in the 18th century when people from all over the world started migrating to Singapore, that coffee gained popularity as an everyday beverage in the country. Soon enough, cafes, or 'kopitiams' as they are locally known, started popping up across the nation. With a delicious menu of aromatic, cloth-filtered coffee, soft-boiled eggs and kaya toast, these kopitiams went on to become the cultural and social hubs of Singapore. Even today, one can enjoy an authentic kopitiam experience at cafes in Tanjong Pagar, Bukit Timah, Orchard, and other business and residential districts.