Over 2 different times on 2 days, I wanted to just enjoy possibly the better, if not best coffees on the island. I do not claim to have tried them all but these 2 have credibility since they also roast their own beans. This is a big thing with me, since it really is about the freshness of the beans in your cup. But that's where the similarities end.
Oriole is a cool cafe with a well stocked bar where you can have something stronger than coffee. There's also a decent looking menu (although I didn't eat there). There is even live music in the evenings, I am told. Although I didn't have a meal proper, I did have the sticky pudding with ice cream, that I have to say was very decent.
|Sticky Pudding with Ice Cream|
|Filter of Ethiopian Sidamo|
On the other end of the rainbow, Cuppachoice is in the heart of Chinatown. Their opening hours are reflective of their customer base, catering largely to the worker bees in the area, although I thought an opening time of 9.30am was a tad late.
|Chee Cheong Fun and Yam Cake|
|Piccolo Latte by Cuppachoice|
With coffee places like this, there is hope for the coffee scene in Singapore. I am excited and will try a couple of the other places like Papa Pahleta and Forty Hands the next time I'm in town.
Oriole Cafe & Bar
96 Somerset Road
#01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
Cuppa Choice Cafe, Academy, Retail, Roastery
3 Temple Street
Jia Ji Mei Shi 佳记美食Chinatown Food Centre Complex
Blk 335 Smith Street