The Populus Coffee & Food Co., Singapore

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The Populus Coffee and Food Co. is lit by golden light so it always seems the best time of day here. Run by Department of Caffeine and coffee-roasters 2Degrees North Coffee Co., this café is proof collaborations can work splendidly when both parties know exactly what they do best.

The twirly filaments of the chic Edison bulbs aside, it’s the carefully thought-out décor and the clean lines of the staff uniforms – from the servers to the baristas, all dressed in white shirts and the occasional denim apron – that stands out initially. That is, till you taste the coffee and the eats.

The espresso-based blends have memorable names such as Monolith, Caldera and Duxton Vice. (The last one is particularly cheeky.) Single origin filter coffee lovers will appreciate their range including a fully washed Kenya Thirikuab, a natural processed Ethiopia Kochere and a red honey Costa Rica Finca La Casa.

Food selections are superb: We thoroughly enjoy our grain bowl of quinoa, bulgur wheat and pearl barley – generously smothered with slow-cooked pulled pork, furikake baby corn, red cabbage & apple slaw, chargrilled zucchini, roasted butternut squash, sautéed cherry tomatoes and mixed mushrooms – and our French toast (a properly baked vanilla brioche with butter rum bananas, pistachio crumb and scented Greek yoghurt – the edible flowers were a nice touch).

We only wish we have room for more. Maybe next time. We’ll certainly be back.

由Department of Caffeine 和 Two Degrees North Coffee Co. 聯手打造的The Populus Coffee & Food Co. 是新加坡近來一家人氣極高的咖啡館。
眾所周知的,在Neil Road這一帶的咖啡館林立,


The Populus Coffee & Food Co.
146 Neil Rd, Singapore
Mon-Wed 9am-7pm (Tue closed) / Thu-Fri 9am-10:30pm / Sat 9:30am-10:30pm / Sun 9:30am-7pm

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

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