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150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore
a year ago
Former hardware store turned coffee shop! Very hipster vibes, with music from a vinyl player playing in the background 🎼 Coffe is from Singapore's third wave coffee pioneer, Papa Palheta ☕️
2 years ago
What used to be a hardware store is now home to the coffee bar of Singapore’s Third Wave Coffee pioneer, Papa Palheta. Enter Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar to join the queue of hipsters sipping their brew and bobbing their heads to catchy tunes straight from the vinyl player. The cafe features a U-shaped bar, so you can watch the baristas masterfully concoct each drink. Feel free to interact with them—better yet, let them know your java preferences for a cuppa made to your taste!
5 months ago
Pacamara might possibly be my most favourite café in the entire world. They have everything from kitchen gadgets to stouts. Their ambience boasts of crisp white walls, minimalist furniture with consistent touches of wood, high ceilings with floor length windows - yet it still impressively manages to stay laid back and relaxing despite its constant hubbub. Pacamara routinely changes their menu, which definitely has its pros and cons - though if you’re lucky, your no. 1 pick might linger a while longer if it’s a crowd favourite so fingers crossed! My all time favourite from them was their carbonara with prosciutto ham, emphasis on the was because it’s been replaced, although it was on the menu for a pretty loooong time. Their latest menu was launched on 30 May 2019. Their coffee selection isn’t as wide, but as a former barista, I have to say that the way they prepare their coffee is consistent and their beans are always excellent. You even get to choose your preferred type of coffee beans - robusta or arabica. Like their menu, they routinely rotate their bean options. If you’re unsure, they have well trained staff/baristas that are more than willing to assist you, even I sometimes seek their advice. Price wise, Pacamara is definitely on the pricier side (as you can see from their latest menu that I’ve cheekily stolen from their website for my, and yours’, convenience) which they make up for in their generous portions, fresh ingredients and consistently impeccable cooking. Their food is the one that definitely separates them from any other cafe (especially along Thomson Road) All in all I absolutely recommend Pacamara to locals and tourists alike. If you’re looking for a place to work, catch-up with a friend, a family friendly spot or you just want to try a new place with wicked grub, Pacamara is the place to be.
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