A labour of love by three Lim siblings (twins Ivan and Terry, and younger brother Mason), Old Hen Coffee Bar is instantly memorable; just its name would make you smile. My partner-in-café-hopping tells me that the Hokkien for “old hen” is “lao gui bu” and I smile; it probably sounds cool in any dialect or language.
(German speakers might agree; “alte Henne” sounds awesome too, right?)
Located along Rangoon Road, the quieter end of Farrer Park, the café serves the usual specialty coffee menu (both espresso and filter coffees). Yet it’s hard not to notice almost everyone nursing their signature cold brew in dark glass bottles.
No better relief or thirst quencher on a hot tropical day in Singapore, really.
The coffees come from a variety of local and international roasters. During our visit, we had a flat white made from beans by Singaporean roaster Nylon Coffee and a brewed Kenya using beans from UK-based Workshop Coffee Co. The latter was especially tasty.
For a small place that is famed for their cold brew coffee, Old Hen Coffee has a more than decent food menu. From savoury (cheesy chicken burrito, sandwiches and wraps) to sweet (buttermilk waffles, red velvet cake, and their signature “panna cotta” – a whimsical concoction of vanilla pudding layered with chocolate sauce and topped with salted caramel popcorn), it’s easy to grab a bite or two that satisfies.
When there are only crumbs left on your plate, you know it’s time to order another cold brew. Hooray.
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Old Hen Coffee Bar
88 Rangoon Rd, Singapore
Mon, Wed-Fri 12pm-10pm / Sat 10am-6:30pm / Sun 10am-10pm / Tue closed