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The Reading Room

#717 of 9,004 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Cafe
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19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, Singapore
+65 6220 9019
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I'm around the area and would like to catch up with friends over a few drinks, the reading room is definitely my choice. Quiet and cosy cafe/bar, with lots of books for you to read if you like. But what I love most is the conducive space for you to chat with your friends without raising your voice.

Thank LKKBen
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered avocado with eggs. Poached egg was overcooked and had an overly sour taste due to too much vinegar used during poaching. Smashed banana pancake also did not live up to expectation.

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Thank exchef2016
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Firstly, the restaurant was supposed to open at 11am. However, even at 1110am, the Closed sign was still there and we had to ask the waitress if the café was open. We were seated and we promptly proceeded with our order. After waiting around 45mins. Only our drinks had been served despite the fact that we were THE ONLY CUSTOMERS... More 

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Thank jo68ch
Edenvale, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I have been in Singapore for 3 days and I discovered this little place on the second day. I am staying round the corner in the Dorsett hotel but this is more my scene. Jagermeister... yes (not at Dorsett) Jameson... yes (not at Dorsett) Friendly bar staff... yes (not at Dorsett, they don't have a bar!) Free wifi... yes (Dorsett... More 

Thank Andz52
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We visited The Reading Room for my husband's friend. We have been wanting to visit this cafe for a while, the ambience was good (although it is smaller than the images), great selection of books and decent coffee. However the service was pathetic on the weekend. They took 25 mins to bring our drinks, and 25 mins to bring pancakes,... More 

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Thank A-HK B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Suitable for chatting Lightly and Atmosphere is super nice, service excellent , food taste quite especial , overall are good

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Thank gracecps
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a place to chill and relax for the weekend , escape from the busy urban city. Here you can enjoy a glass of wine while listening to beautiful music

Thank GheeYin Z
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went on saturday afternoon with my girlfriend. The environment was okay, the food was okay~ But I would say that the waitress can be a little blur? They served us hot latte when we ordered ice latte. Ask for another credit card thinking that we are splitting bills when we didn't say anything about it. So if you are someone... More 

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Thank vinnychong
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The place is pretty smaller than I expect but really awesome. I went there for dinner with my friends and it is a very nice place to chill. Music is great. The staff even give their recommendations for first time customer like us. Food is really delicious but a little bit pricey.

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Thank Camillafeng
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The last time we visited, myself and my wife were both disappointed with the food. We went back as we really liked the vibe of the place and would recommend for a tea/coffee and HH until 8pm. Nice chilled atmosphere with friendly staff! However, we ordered two burgers and they mixed up the order - this happens. It took 30... More 

Thank georgemccready

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6220 9019

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?