Pacamara

Singapore / Upper Thomson

OZ Specialty Coffee went through a stage of rebranding and moving, and has evolved into a white dreamy boutique cafe, Pacamara. Relocated to a more prominent area of Upper Thomson, famed for its delicious collection of local food stores as well as modern dining places, Pacamara now enjoys higher visibility and is one of the trending coffee places these days.

Interior & Ambience

There is an increasing number of cafes which are after the white and clean concept, and this worked very well for Pacamara. The view from the exterior is impressive, pristine and dreamy. The experience is no different once you step into the cafe, everything seems so coordinated and pleasant.

The space is open, which could also mean lack of privacy as your conversations will bounce off to the neighbouring strangers. However, the ambience is casual and allows one to be at ease.

I especially love the window seat, perfect for crowd gazing.

Food & Drinks

The coffee was good, flavourful and balanced.

Truffle Fr ies

Truffle Fr ies

It was a lazy midday, so we went for Truffle Fries, which I have heard was good. I believe my hunt for great Truffle Fries should just end here, none has been rewarding, including this one here. The truffle taste is slight, but the fries was crispy and addictive.

In Short

Pacamara is worth a visit, especially if you are a coffee lover. I would say this would make a nice cafe for dates.

 

PACAMARA BOUTIQUE COFFEE ROASTERS

185 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574333

Opening Hours:
Tue – Sun: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

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Photographed with Sony Cyber-shot™ RX100 III

Assembly Coffee

Singapore / Bukit Timah

Assembly Coffee has been around for over a year and has built itself a loyal crowd, despite located in a relatively secluded area. In the quaint area next to CCAB and Botanic Gardens, Assembly serves up great coffee and teatime eats like croissants and sandwiches. They are also famous for their waffles.

Interior & Ambience

They did a great job integrating the dry riser inlet into its exterior design, which is extremely photogenic in any angle. The place is surprisingly small and cramped, and can hold up to only around 10 groups of people each time. Despite that, patrons are willing to wait for their turns.

They had definitely spent some thoughts and efforts converting this small space into a conducive environment for meals, but I wouldn’t suggest this as a place to stay for long. If you meet with their hectic hours, you would feel the hustle and bustle of the Assembly at maximal.

Coffee

The Magic Tulip was lovely, just the way I liked it. The blend was balanced and aromatic. It’s pretty easy to find good coffee nowadays, glad that the cafe scene in Singapore had evolved so rapidly.

Food

Will definitely try the waffles the next time round.

AT A GLANCE

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Magic Tulip

Magic Tulip

Photographed with Sony Cyber-shot™ RX100 III

 

ASSEMBLY COFFEE

26 Evans Lodge
Singapore 259367
T: 6735 5647

Opening Hours:
Tue – Sun: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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