Old Hen Coffee Bar
Cosy, quiet and intimate are words best used to describe Old Hen Coffee Bar. The urban industrial interiors, complemented by floor-length windows outlined in jet- black frames, make it a fave with hipsters everywhere. Decked out in fairy lights, the romantic ambience is perfect for you to bring a special someone on a first date.
This quaint café-bar tucked in Farrer Park serves up comfort food such as chicken cheese burritos ($9) and croque monsieurs ($7.50). But you can still get your fill of adventure with unexpected desserts such as popcorn-topped panna cotta ($5). Befitting its name, the space also whips up a mean brew – check out its espresso ($3-$6.50), chilled bottled coffee and the rich Valrhona dark cocoa brews, which loyal customers pack home for their daily hit of java.
88 Rangoon Road, #01-03
Tel: 6341 5458
Mon-Fri (Except Tues): 12pm- 10pm
MAVRX Coffee Apothecary
Located along Duxton Road, this small black-white-and-marble coffee outfit holds all the magical ingredients to attracting the Instagram crowd. Enter bold quotes on their coffee cups (We love the inspiration of ‘Get Sh** Done’), cold brews served in medical syringes ($5) and coffee-on-coffee setups: your piccolo served in limited edition coffee-flavoured waffle cones.
It’s not all form and no function, either – the cold brew uses the lively Carmello blend by Aussie coffee brewers Allpress. For the no-fuss coffee drinker, hit up the standard espressos ($3), or opt for double shots of black coffee ($4.50) and white coffee ($5).
1A Duxton Road
Mon-Fri: 8.30am- 4.30pm
Sat: 10.30am- 4.30pm
Chockfull of Beans
Chockfull of Beans may not exactly be ‘unknown’ due to its signature 3D latte art, but its location tucked away in Changi Village seals it as a far-flung gem in the East.
So go beyond its charming red-brick exterior, and step in for a whiff of aromatic coffee.
Sip on their heavenly hazelnut latte ($5), or, if your tummy yearns for something more than a cuppa, munch on some pizza or on a mouthwatering grilled chicken sandwich ($13). Alternatively, indulge your sweet tooth with their New York cheesecake ($6.50), topped off with a delectable, buttery crust.
Changi Village Road, #01-2090
Tues-Fri: 11.30am- 10.15pm
Sat- Sun: 9.30am- 10.15pm
Fuel up at this café-cum-coffee joint situated along Bedok Reservoir Road. Refuel’s draw lies not only in its cool petrol kiosk concept but also in its affordable, yet hearty menu. Indulge in their renowned bacon aglio olio ($11.90) or pulled pork burger ($12.90). If your appetite is insatiable, you can even add on some BMWs – no, not the cars, but some Baked Mama’s Wings ($8.80).
The brunch place also serves up a wide range of coffee (from $3 for an espresso) as well as non-caffeinated options such as ice chocolate ($5.90) and V-powder soda ($5.90). You don’t have to deal with a dent in your wallet, either, as everything on the menu is under 20 dollars.
Plus, if you really find yourself lovin’ the place, you can even choose to hold private events and celebrations with at least two weeks notice.
Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3029
Tel: 6448 0015
Mon-Sun (except Tues): 11am- 10pm
‘In Caffeine We Trust’ is what Revolution Coffee goes by. Established by Indonesian java devotee Ajie Permana at the isolated Infinite Studios on Portsdown Road, it’s a bit of a walk to reach this coffee joint (pro tip: hop on the shuttle bus from One North MRT station instead). It is well worth it, though, as you’ll get to taste a new blend to the city: Reservoir Road by Sydney’s esteemed Single Origin Roasters. To refresh yourself in this endless heat, sip on the thirst-quenching iced mocha ($6.50) or try the café’s signature affogato ($6) topped with luscious vanilla ice cream and cookie crumble.
The rest of the food menu is thought up by Shen Tan of the former Wok & Barrel, so nibble on anything from truffle fries ($9) tossed in garlic aioli, to a whole range of salads, sandwiches, pasta and all-day-breakfast plates.
21 Media Cir
#01-03A Infinite Studio
Tel: 6777 2110
Article from Time Out Singapore