This Insta-worthy cafe with neon lights opens till 6am everyday, and is a hidden gem in Woodlands

Now that we can finally dine out in groups of five, many of us are trying to look for more supper spots so that we can catch up with our friends on all the lost time. After all, most of us are only free after working hours.

Well, if you’re looking hard for a place that is good, here’s one for all you night owls living in the north.

Citrus by the Pool is a cafe located in Woodlands selling Western food and Thai food, but that’s not all. This cafe is open till 6am every day, so if you need a spot to have some chill food and hang out with your friends, this is the place to go!

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Insta-worthy decor

Given how busy your lives are, it’s not always easy to meet up with your friends. As such, it’s always nice to capture a few photo memories so that you guys have something to look back to in the future.

Thankfully, Citrus by the Pool offers Insta-worthy decor, like big neon signs all around the cafe, a flower feature wall, and a corner filled with items and snacks commonly found back in our childhood.

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Credit: @citrusbythepool/Instagram

The cafe even has a dedicated photo wall right beside the entrance for you to stand or sit for OOTD shots with your best pals.

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Yummy food to enjoy

Of course, the looks of the cafe is not the only important thing. Good food is a must when it comes to gatherings, and Citrus by the Pool doesn’t disappoint.

It even takes it a level higher by ensuring that all dishes served are plated as aesthetically as possible, so that you can take lots of shots for the gram.

One of the bestsellers includes the Tom Yum Seafood Pasta, which is tangy, spicy, and zesty at the same time, providing a refreshing experience. It comes with large prawns, squid, and mussels, at a pocket-friendly price of just S$10.99.

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If you’re looking for something a little more classic instead of fusion, the Halal-certified cafe offers authentic Thai food like Phad Thai with Prawn, Thai Basil Chicken Rice, green curry, and Tom Yum soup.


Feeling peckish even after your meal? Order their special croffles (croissant + waffle) for a great way to end the day. They offer four flavours, but many people choose to go for the Speculoos Croffle. And looking at the photos, it’s not difficult to tell why.

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The croffle is drenched in caramel sauce, with crushed speculoos biscuits sprinkled all over. And to top it off, a speculoos cookie is placed on top of the croffle. Sink your teeth into this treat and savour the sweetness of it. Don’t forget to take photos before you do that though!

Those who prefer a drink as opposed to dessert will be glad to know that Citrus by the Pool offers milkshakes that are just as pretty. Try their OTT milkshakes like the Gummy Pop or the Cookie Top, which are flavoured milkshakes with a big scoop of ice cream placed right on top for that extra creaminess and goodness.

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They also have the Caramel Popcorn Milkshake, which has 600ml of milkshake, with caramel popcorn and ice cream as its topping.

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They are currently offering an All-Day Bundle Meal where for just S$16.99++, you get a main course, an appetiser, and one drink.

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Choose the Tom Yum Seafood Pasta, or go for something else, like Da Burger Bomb, which has succulent grilled teriyaki chicken, cheese, sliced tomato, lettuce, and a sunny side up egg sandwiched between two toasted sesame buns.This already comes with cajun fries, so if you pick this main course, you essentially get to enjoy two sides!

For appetisers, you can choose between a seasonal salad, french fries, mushroom soup, or top up S$1 for the Thai Mango Salad. The mango salad is also highly raved, so you can choose to order that instead.

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For drinks, you can consider a canned drink, hot or iced tea, or hot or cold coffee. Do take note that coffee is an additional S$1.80.

If you’re heading there for lunch instead, Citrus by the Pool also has lunch specials, where you can order a main course and top up S$4.99 to make it a set meal. This offer is only available from 11.30am to 4pm (Mon – Thurs).

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Credit: @citrusbythepool/Instagram

Location details

Citrus by the Pool is definitely a casual dinner place that is suitable for gatherings with family or friends. You can either buy a set for yourself or order ala carte dishes so that you can have a taste of everything. After all, food somehow tastes a lot better when it’s shared with your loved ones!

The cafe is located at 3 Woodlands Street 13, Woodlands Swimming Complex, Singapore 738600. It is open from 11.30am to 6am daily. If you would like to head down, click here to reserve a seat now.

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