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20 Late Night Studying Spots in Singapore

Studying in Singapore can be quite an adventure. With small living spaces, it’s easy to get distracted and out of focus when tests and exams are looming.

This is especially true for nocturnal students who prefer to do reviews and study at night when everyone else is asleep. They need places that are quiet and ideal for reading and reviewing. 

With that in mind, today’s post is about where to find late-night studying spots in Singapore.

Are there places to study 24 hours in Singapore?

Are there places to study 24 hours in Singapore

Thankfully, there are 24-hour places in Singapore where people can study, review, or just spend time reading books and e-book readers. Most are conducive to studying because of their quiet ambience and amenities.

So for those who want to shake up their routine of studying at home or school, let’s look at some of the late-night and 24-hour spots where you can hit the books in Singapore.

1. Singapore Management University (SMU)

Singapore Management University (SMU)

Location: 71 Stamford Road

Hours: 24/7

Amenities: Power outlets, sofa beds for power naps, free Wi-FI (for SMU students only)

Let’s start with something that’s still pretty much like a campus studying place. Singapore Management University is one such place, and it offers many amenities for the nocturnal student.

All you’ll need to bring is your laptop or textbooks and find a spot where you can spend hours studying. It’s a lot like being in a coworking space, except it’s perfect for late-night cramming.

You can even take power naps on sofa beds (provided you don’t hog them all night, and you don’t snore!).

The downside is that it can get a bit crowded especially given all the amenities it offers. The free Wi-Fi is also for SMU students only, so it’s best if you bring your portable WiFi if you’re a non-student.

2. The Library@Orchard

The Library@Orchard

Location: 277 Orchard Road

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11 AM – 9 PM

Amenities: Wheelchair accessibility, multipurpose rooms, eNewspaper stations, AV tools

The Library@Orchard is part of the National Library Board of Singapore and won the President’s Design Award Singapore in 2015. It’s a two-storey library inside a mall that aims to be “a community space and a contemplative cavern.”

Of course, this means it adheres to mall hours, too. But for those who don’t mind their study time being cut short by 9 PM, this library offers something beyond the usual green table lamps and hushed ambience.

The quiet and clean interiors will make you feel like you’re in a private school where everything is safe, secure, sanitised and conducive to learning. And its wheelchair-accessible amenities earn The Library plus points for inclusivity.

3. Han’s at Springleaf Garden

Han’s at Springleaf Garden

Location: Springleaf Garden, 906 Upper Thomson Road

Hours: 24/7

Amenities: Comfort food, affordable drinks  

You can’t power through an academic all-nighter without nourishment. And we’re not just talking about the caffeinated kind but actual comfort food like set lunches and dinner. 

So if you find that you can’t study on an empty stomach (or on just a few cups of coffee alone), we recommend checking out Han’s at Springleaf Garden. 

It’s open 24 hours, seven days a week, so there’s no need to worry about getting booted off during closing time.

Food and drinks are quite affordable at Han’s, so you won’t need a big budget just to study quietly in a corner. But it’s best to bring noise-cancelling headphones in case you find yourself amid noisy diners.

4. 24-hour Starbucks Branches

24-hour Starbucks Branches


  • 930 Yishun Ave 2 #01-07/08 Northpoint
  • 101 Thomson Road #01-01 United Square
  • 2 Handy Road The Cathay
  • 68 Orchard Road #01-53 Plaza Singapura
  • 8 Grange Road, #01-K1 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
  • 541 Orchard Road #01-01A Liat Towers 

Hours: 24/7 

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, wireless charging where available

Whether or not you think Starbucks offers some of the best coffee in Singapore, you’ll probably agree that comfy seating in a quiet place is beneficial for studying. And that’s what some 24-hour Starbucks branches can offer you.

Several Starbucks branches are open 24 hours, seven days a week so you won’t have to worry about finding a space to study all night. And you can ask the barista for free Wi-Fi after purchasing a beverage or a pastry.

Some branches also offer wireless charging for your gadgets, but it’s practical to bring a power bank just in case it isn’t available.

5. Twenty Grammes Cafe

Twenty Grammes Cafe

Location: 753 North Bridge Road

Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 12 NN – 10 PM; Friday to Saturday, 12 NN to 1 AM

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi

Twenty Grammes Cafe offers a couple of treats for those who like burning the midnight oil. They both start with W—waffles and Wi-Fi! (The latter comes free as long as you get yourself something from the cafe’s menu.)

Though not open for 24 hours, this cafe can still accommodate late-night crammers by being open until one in the morning every Friday and Saturday.

And with comfortable seating, relaxing lighting, and some really good coffee and desserts, you’ll have no reason not to be prepared for that test or report you’re expected to complete soon.  

6. Hanis Cafe & Bakery

Hanis Cafe & Bakery

Location: Wilkie Edge, 8 Wilkie Road

Hours: 24/7

Amenities: Halal meals, wheelchair accessibility

It’s always a treat to find a place to park yourself somewhere that’s always open. That’s why Hanis Cafe & Bakery on Wilkie Road has sort of earned the reputation for being an unexpectedly good place to study late at night.

Aside from the fact that it’s open 24/7, this place also offers pretty good halal meals and baked goods. It’s close to Little India, so it’s accessible via a couple of MRT stations. 

The downside is that it can get pretty loud during certain weekends when the cafe screens live sports programmes or matches. So if you do plan on studying late at Hanis, better check the screening schedules first.

7. The Book Cafe

The Book Cafe

Location: 20 Martin Rd, #01-02, Seng Kee Building

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM; Friday to Saturday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 AM

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, power outlets, many reading materials

The Book Cafe entices a lot of late-night bookish people who want to steady in peace. And as its name suggests, there are books, magazines, and other publications available for those doing research. 

Even though it’s not open 24 hours a day, you can stay at the cafe until a little past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Plus, if you’re the type to take the first meal of the day at night, you’ll be glad that The Book Cafe offers all-day breakfast meals.   

Another plus for researchers and crammers? There’s free Wi-Fi, and you’re allowed to charge your laptops and smartphones in any of the cafe’s electrical outlets! 

8. Udders Ice Cream

Udders Ice Cream

Location: 246D Upper Thomson Road

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12 NN – 1 AM; Friday to Saturday, 12 NN – 2 AM

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, power outlets, outdoor seating

Does ice cream fuel your concentration or studying? Then Udders Ice Cream might just be the ideal place for you to hit the books tonight.

For starters, it offers free Wi-Fi to its paying customers (and with ice cream, waffles, and pancakes, you’re bound to order something here). It’s also open past midnight every single day, so you can take your sweet time studying at the cafe.

There’s outdoor seating for those who prefer it, though wireless headsets might be to block out ambient noise.

9. Haagen Dazs

Haagen Dazs

Location: 21 Lor Mambong, Holland Village

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12 NN – 11:30 PM; Friday to Saturday, 12 NN to 1 AM

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi

For classic ice cream lovers, we’re adding the Haagen Dazs in Holland Village to this list. The shop serves up timeless favourites while providing a cosy and comfy place to study.

The Lor Mambong branch is open until 11:30 from Sundays to Thursdays and past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s free Wi-Fi, which is convenient for those who need to be online to do some research while slurping ice cream.

However, the place can get packed with ice cream fanatics, especially on weekend nights. So if you do plan to use Haagen Dazs in Holland Village as your next late-night studying spot, make sure to secure a table as early as you can manage.

10. Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

Location: 251 Holland Avenue

Hours: Daily, 11 AM – 2 AM

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, quiet ambience

Ever thought about studying for an exam at a dim sum place? If you haven’t, we’re recommending that you try it by way of Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe, also in Holland Village.

There’s free Wi-Fi to avail of should you need to check on your student emails or finish online homework. 

And with its comfy padded booths and cosy lighting, you might forget that you’re in an Asian cafe (until you catch a whiff of the delectable smells from the kitchen).

So go ahead and order your favourite local food or Western dishes because Xin Wang offers both. You can stay as late as 2 AM here and be able to study (and eat) in comfort and peace.

11. Tom N Toms Coffee

Tom N Toms Coffee

Location: 12 Gopeng Street, #01-12, Icon Village

Hours: Daily 7 AM to 12 MN

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, airconditioned “outdoor” space

What makes Tom N Toms Coffee such an ideal place to study? Those who love flocking to this Korean cafe franchise attributes its overall friendliness to students who need to do schoolwork or review for exams.

Not only does it offer free Wi-Fi, but there’s also an “outdoor” space with natural lighting that’s enclosed so it’s practically soundproof. This space also has airconditioning, so you can study in comfort even on the muggiest nights.

The downside is that the cafe closes at midnight, so you might have to head off elsewhere to continue hitting the books. But to say that this is a conducive place for late-night studying would be an understatement.

12. Oblong


Location: 10 Maju Avenue

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 12 NN -12 MN; Friday to Saturday, 12 NN to 2 AM; Sunday, 1 PM – 12 MN

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, artisanal coffee and ice cream

We’ve featured both coffee and ice cream places in this list. But here comes Oblong, a cafe that features both artisanal coffee and handcrafted ice cream at pretty affordable rates.

So take your pick (or, as they say, “why not both?”) and settle down for a good long studying session with items off Oblong’s menu. There’s free Wi-Fi with any purchase, so you can access online stuff at any time.

It’s worth sharing that there have been customer complaints about Oblong’s poor ventilation and how kitchen smells often linger in the place. 

But the place is spacious enough to accommodate studying until well past midnight, so that should make up for it somewhat.

13. The Tea Party Cafe

The Tea Party Cafe

Location: 805 Bukit Timah Road #01-07, Sixth Avenue Centre

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM; Friday to Saturday, 11:30 AM – 1 AM; Sunday, 11:30 AM – 12 MN

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, ample seating, board games

So many students regularly flock to The Tea Party that you might wonder if you’ve accidentally entered a school cafeteria. It’s a popular place among college-age people because of its menu and the availability of board games.

Also known for a good selection of tea, pizza, and pasta dishes, the prices are reasonable enough for those with just pocket money to coast on. 

Plus, the squishy couches on the first floor might keep you sitting in comfort for hours with a textbook or tablet.

The cafe has two stories, so you won’t have to worry about securing a study nook even if you come in late. However, because it offers free Wi-Fi and it’s become a popular hangout and study place, there could be days when it’s extra crowded.

14. The Connoisseur Concerto

The Connoisseur Concerto

Location: Blk 3E River Valley Road

Hours: Daily, 12 NN – 2 AM

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, power outlets, gourmet coffee choices

As a boutique cafe that offers gourmet coffee on its menu, The Connoisseur Concerto (TCC) might seem intimidating to students’ pockets and budgets. 

A quick look at its menu will show mouthwatering offerings like braised lamb shank and Wagyu hamburg steak. But even students who need to sit down with an energising cup of coffee can find something affordable at TCC.

The cold brew menu is especially invigorating at prices below S$10 and with the promise of a smooth, aromatic caffeinated jolt per sip. 

And with free Wi-Fi on the premises, students can regard a late-night stay at TCC as something of an early reward for themselves.

15. Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel

Location: 246F Upper Thomson Road

Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 12 NN – 11 PM; Friday to Saturday, 12 NN – 2 AM

Amenities: Affordable ice cream and desserts

We understand that delayed gratification works well when you need to finish an assignment or make sure that the next quiz is something you can ace. 

But Salted Caramel on Upper Thomson Road might beg to differ. By offering affordable handcrafted ice cream treats, you’re already psyching yourself up with a tasty reward so you can exert extra effort into studying. 

If that doesn’t make sense, we apologise as ice cream aficionados. And as it says on the Salted Caramel peg board: “Ice cream is the answer. Who cares what the question is.” 

So if you simply love getting freshly made, smooth artisanal ice cream while reading your lecture notes, this is the perfect place for you. 

16. O’Coffee Club

O’Coffee Club

Location: K-02/03, OG Orchard Point, 160 Orchard Road

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9 AM – 10 PM; Friday to Saturday, 9 AM – 1 AM

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, special promotions on caffeinated beverages

O’Coffee Club’s range of gourmet coffee beverages is a great accompaniment to scribbled notes and pages of text you need to digest. 

And its Light Bites menu gives you affordable options to keep your tummy from grumbling and distracting you from studying.

There’s more than just toaster oven fare at O’Coffee Club for the hungry crammer. Belgian waffles and a range of omelettes can be had for just around S$12 in case you find yourself wanting breakfast late at night.

Aside from the occasional special promos, students can enjoy the free Wi-Fi on the premises.

17. Sengkang Community Centre

Sengkang Community Centre

Location: 2 Sengkang Square

Hours: 24/7

Amenities: Power outlets, free snacks and drinks

For a change of pace from all the eateries and cafes on this list, we’re featuring an actual student centre where serious studying can be done.

This nonprofit centre offers a reading room and multipurpose hall that insulates people from the distractions of coffee shops and commercial places. 

This hub is open 24 hours a day for North East students, with free snacks and drinks to keep them energised.

But if you do want something more substantial for your late-night studying session, the 24-hour Sengkang Square Kopitiam is just nearby. You can refuel with a quick bowl of noodles and tea before hitting the books at the centre again.

18. Changi Airport

Changi Airport

Location: Singapore Changi Airport

Hours: 24/7

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, charging terminals

Studying at an airport? It was almost unheard of until some late-night studying aficionados started swearing by the Singapore Changi Airport.

After all, the place offers many amenities that are conducive for reviewing or reading when everyone else has closed shop.

Aside from having 24-hour cafes and eateries, there’s free Wi-Fi and a range of charging terminals for your laptop and other electronics.

And with lots of comfy seating, clean utilities, and a relatively quiet atmosphere, this unusual choice for a late-night studying spot could be the most effective one for many students.

19. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Location: Holland Village,10 Lorong Mambon

Hours: 24 hours on Friday and Saturday; Sunday to Thursday,7:30 AM to 2 AM

Amenities: Power outlets 

We’re adding another 24-hour coffee place to this list of late-night studying spots to give you more options. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is a familiar enough cafe for those who constantly have to burn the midnight oil (or way past it).

It’s only open 24 hours every Friday and Saturday, though. But for the rest of the week, you can stay until 2 in the morning if you want to.

It’s a cosy and quiet place to hit the books, which is why it’s also popular among students.

20. EAT.


Location: The Rail Mail 4, 36 Upper Bukit Timah Road

Hours: Open 24/7

Amenities: Quiet ambience, comfort food

This entry serves as both a reminder to nourish yourself while studying and to recommend a quiet place that serves comfort food while you do so.

EAT. at Upper Bukit Timah Road might not be the first choice for a late-night reviewing spot. But since it’s open 24/7 and serves the kind of tasty yet cheap food that suits most student budgets, it’s practically a shoo-in for this listicle.

And it isn’t all that noisy as one would think, either. Besides, there’s nothing that a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones can’t fix when you’re out and about with your books and notes.