A cup of magical brew to soothe away all your troubles, to warm your heart and (in some cases) to save your soul. We’re talking about coffee, of course. Some swears by a cup of pitch-black potent long black to banish the early morning wooziness and kick-start their day , while others prefer the light and floral elegant notes of a mug of cold-brew single-origin coffee to pair a brilliant new day. However you’d like your cup of joe, there’s aplenty of cafés and roasters around the corner. We cast our eyes (and tastebuds) over some of our favourite brewmasters in Singapore.
For visitors to Thompson, Thus Coffee is a newly opened café perfect for a quick caffeine fix. The interior is contemporary and clean, with monochrome palate, exposed ceilings and polished concrete floorings. The café roasts their own small batch coffee in a Giesen coffee roaster, which is always good to know.
Ambience: Chic comfy café
Editor’s Pick: Grab a Wagyu beef grain bowl and a cup of cafe latte. Happy days
GROUNDED BY CMCR
Located above the popular Common Man Coffee Roaster, Grounded By CMCR offers a quiet sanctuary overlooking the verdant district of Martin Road. Co-occupying the space with the Yoga Movement studio, the café offers a much welcome refuelling stop. The space is chic industrial with whimsical rattan lighting fixture and a scattering of indoor plants.
Ambience: Green is good
Editor’s Pick: The avocado toast is for those looking for a guilt-free and yummy meal. Order a piccolo latte while you’re at it
TIONG HOE SPECIALTY COFFEE
One of Singapore’s coffee pioneers, Tiong Hoe’s humble history began when its founder Mr Tan apprenticed in the Dutch company Mirandolle Voute & Co at the age of 17. After learning the ropes of the coffee business, he struck out on his own to start Tiong Hoe & Company. Today, aside from sourcing, roasting and distributing coffee, Tiong Hoe has set up its own specialty coffee outlet to serve its customers the world’s best coffees.
Ambience: Neighbourhood specialty roaster
Editor’s Pick: They roast Tuesday and Thursday, so come on those days for literally fresh-off-the-roast coffee. We like the pourovers (they use v60 and kalita wave)