[S-series] Coffee places we visited in the past year..

Hi guys,

Welcome to another post by yours truly, its yet another useless post about coffee we’ve tasted through the past year or so. Over here, I’ll be rating the few places we are featuring here with my highly inconsistent and unscientific method (my tongue and my brain), so remember to take it with a pinch of salt, your mileage may vary. We, of course, drank gallons of coffee already by now, but we don’t take every single cup we drank because that’s just overkill. So here are some of the ones we actually cared to take a shot.

Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee Blk 170 Stirling Road #01-1133. Singapore 140170 
Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 17:30
Saturdays: 09:00 – 16:00

This was a time long ago, we got cozy together and when she made lots more effort in appearing in front of me. Well our working timing was the opposite of now, she ends earlier than me so she has the time to travel towards me. I brought her to Tiong Hoe which was conveniently situated real close to my place of employment. Although I knew the coffee were awesome, I don’t frequent the place because it can get expensive very fast living like that and the place closes early. I digress, so the main point is that it was a hot day so we ordered iced latte and iced mocha. They were served in a small milk bottle, really cute, but the volume is lacking. Well I can’t complain, because they make wicked tasting coffee over here. its so smooth and the full bodied taste of the beans used will blow your mind. Do note that seating might be limited because the cafe area is a small place. Well they need the rest of the space for their coffee roasting machinery.

4.5/5.

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Chye Seng Huat Hardware – 150 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207563
Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday
9am to 10pm
Last order for food – 9:30pm | drinks – 9:45pm

Friday & Saturday
9am to Midnight
Last order for food – 10:30pm | drinks – 11:45pm

Next comes CSHH coffee. Yeah when I first heard it I was like “what the heck is CSHH?”. Singaporeans are quite good with acronyms I think, CSHH is kinda catchy. Well we went there specially to visit CSHH. It was during the time when we were still always out exploring Singapore and looking for cafes to visit. We made a freaking long list, furthermore there were quite a community vouching for CSHH as the best coffee locally, so all the more we need to visit it.

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The coffee bar concept was something new to us, it features a oval shaped work area for the team of baristas in the middle of the space where you can watch them weave the magic that will become your favourite drink. But that day Claire wasn’t feeling well with all the bloated-ness she’s suffering from.. I was the only one drinking. Because milk can cause more bloating. I ordered a latte because I didn’t see a flat white option in the menu at that time. It was magic indeed, but I find the grounds were over-extracted a little. All in all, I would still think its a tie with Tiong Hoe for awesome coffee. They roast their own coffee too!

4.5/5

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Joe & Dough Millenia Walk 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-86 Singapore 039596

Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 8.30pm
Saturday and public holidays: 7.30am – 9.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 8.30pm

Joe & Dough has been popping up all over our little island recently. We happen to be at Millenia Walk walking around shopping for inspiration for our home at that time. The standard progression would be: we go gai-gai, we got tired, we go to cafe and sit till they close. So this time round we choose to sit in Joe & Dough at Millenia Walk. We both ordered latte, its strange because that’s not our usual go-to drink in a cafe. Furthermore, I kinda think it tasted comparable with Starbucks, which is not very high up in my mind’s cafe rankings.. Its acidic and its burnt.

2/5

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Kotobuki CoffeeWisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, #01-18C, Singapore 238877

Daily: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Last Order: 10.00pm)

We passed by this awesome looking cafe and thought we’ll be able to taste something similarly awesome! But that day, I decided to turn cheapo and wanna try to save my bucks.. So after going through its menu, we call the staff over to place our orders. But… as that day was the first day its open for business, there were only a limited selection available from the menu. I was going to share a slice of cake over coffee with Wifey, but we ended up with 2 cups of black siphon coffee.

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Siphon coffee maker is like a vac pot.. oh that’s another name for it, according to Wikipedia… So anyways, the coffee wasn’t too bad, I really can’t remember much from so far back.. But my impression was its real tasty, nothing harsh. The siphon maker have enough for 2 mugs, so I downed 3 mugs while Claire downed 1.
Based on a vague impression: 3.5/5

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Dean & Deluca – 181 Orchard Road, #01-09/10/15 (S) 238896

Sunday to Thursday
10am to 10pm
Friday to Saturday
10am to 12mn

Claire seem to have heard about Dean & Deluca, I couldn’t say I have.. Well here we are one weekday night. We were out window shopping and got tired. Usual scenario. So off we go to an atas looking mini-mart x cafe at Orchard Central.

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Claire had a Mocha Latte while I had a Marble Latte, because initially wanted to try it. If not I would’ve ordered a cappucino or latte.

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Well, it tasted like coffee + lots of milk + lots of cocoa powder.. So I don’t feel like I’m drinking coffee, its more like coffee flavour beverage.. Her mocha tasted like chocolate milk.  photo IMG_5585-2_zpsqs83rvzv.jpg

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Can’t see the marble effect on the marble latte..

Its nice enough, nicer than Starbucks standard. But it doesn’t shine.

2.5/5 just passed.

And there you have it, we’ve come to the end of my coffee ratings/rantings. Its been a year since I last gone back to Nylon Coffee, I guess its about time to wash my palate with their black gold and refresh my memory of what the best coffee in Singapore taste like. (IMO, YMMV)

Cheers people.

Simon