Is your idea of a great weekend spent at a café, catching up with a couple of friends and sipping a nice warm cup of coffee? Or is it to find a nice quiet café to read a good book, get some quality ‘me’ time and recharge yourself? You are not alone.
With the rise of café culture in Singapore, many locals now find themselves looking for new cafés to try out every week.
One thing is for sure – café hopping is not a cheap hobby! A barista-quality coffee can easily set you back by up to SGD7 and that does not include meals or snacks which can bring your total expenditure up by a substantial amount.
KopiPass aims to change that by launching Singapore’s 1st National Café Hopping Trail. It comes in the form of a mobile app that lets you conveniently discover hundreds of locally unique cafes while saving money on food and drinks at the same time. By purchasing an annual membership for SGD60, you can redeem one complimentary drink (worth up to $6 each) per café at over 60 participating cafes island-wide. You are also entitled to special offers by cafes on additional food and drinks! To maximise your café hopping experience, the most popular signature dishes from each café are thoughtfully curated so that you can simply hop and enjoy the best food on the menu. No more asking around for recommendations!
Overwhelming Responses from Café Hopping Community
The 1st physical edition was launched in celebration of National Coffee Day on 29th September 2016 to an overwhelming response. Within 6 months, KopiPass has attracted 3000 café hoppers with more than 50,000 visits to 30 cafés across the island.
With valuable feedback from the community, the team decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign on 1st August 2017 to fund the development of a mobile app edition. The app greatly improves the overall café hopping experience, while more than doubling the number of cafes that users can visit and thus generating even more savings.
“We were overwhelmed with the positive responses from the 1st edition and wanted to contribute back to our supporters by creating a more seamless café hopping journey with even greater savings , and thus the idea of a digital mobile app” shared Jason, co-founder of KopiPass.
Participating cafés for the mobile app edition include familiar favourites such as Toby’s Estate, Tanuki Raw, The Laneway Market, The Assembly Ground and Tolido’s Espresso Nook.