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Mei Chin
2.6 km from Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

Location: Quiet neighborhood but expect crowds during after lunch hours Price: $-$$ Service: 5/5 There's also a local roaster next door!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 18 April 2020

I've made 2 attempts to visit this place in recent times. On the first occasion I was unsuccessful as it was totally full. The 2nd attempt in Nov 2019 was more successful and we were able to secure a table around lunchtime on a Saturday....An interesting location within an HDB estate. Friendly and efficient service and very good coffee. Worth returning to.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

Walking towards this place needed no signboard. The coffee aroma wafted out to the corridor and was pleasantly inviting. Pour over or standard coffee from the machine is available. My lungo with a shot of milk was smooth with no acid after taste. At least...here the customers were seriously enjoying their cuppa and were not hogging the tables with laptops. Good place to have a chat and also enjoy some of their unique cakes.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, cozy environment, full of coffee aroma inside the shop! Variety of cakes where u can enjoy together with your coffee!

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Hidden in a quiet old Queenstown estate. The place is cosy and the interior design lingers on the old charm of coffee shops. The cappuccino tastes robust & good. There is usually not many people coming by since it is pretty well “hidden”. The staff...is friendly. The cakes are nice but not freshly baked by them..so the variety is limited. If you only want to have a nice cuppa in a relatively quiet cosy setting, this will be the place if you are nearby this estate.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Great coffee and I ordered a flat white, smell so good and coffee was so smooth. Less acidic and I enjoyed it. Hidden at the old Stirling road HDB and the owner grilled their own coffee. The seating capacity could be small but cosy. Owner...claimed he chooses the best coffee bean in the world.. you can agree or not but to me, it was really good!More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The folks here are friendly and knowledgeable ... with 2 q graders here... I have been here for quite a few years and continue to drink and get my beans here. Triple double currently my favorite blend.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

TLDR: Sydney style cafe with worse coffee. Atmosphere and aroma, that's worth a lot, and funnily enough Tiong Hoe has it down to a Sydney t. Why is that odd? Because as Singapore's oldest local roaster, you would expect a more SG feel. The fact...that there is a stack of magazines with the vom-in-mouth name Expat Living gives an idea of the target audience. But here's the thing coffee makers. If I come in asking for a black coffee (piccolo, Americano, long black, whatever) and a soy based espresso mix up (latte or flat white or something) you should know it's a test. So, did THSC pass the test? In short, no. The "on tap" bean is their generic roast, and not surprisingly cheapest. There was no choice of beans. Young man front-of-house didn't know which bean they were using on the day. Soy milk was split. Caps next to us looked like flat whites. $9.50 for 2 coffees. Coffee wise and generally speaking, SG has a long way to go. For now it is Ok because people don't know what they are missing. Any trip to your local supermarket makes that clear: 40+ premixed coffee sachets, 3 or 4 preground beans, Maybe, just maybe 1 whole bean. But probably zero. The barista was good enough to ask how the coffee was when I engaged him. Great, he wants to learn. When mentioning that the soy milk was split he apologised, but then went on to defend it. Oh man. Don't defend it. Don't blame the milk. Don't blame the roast. Practise. Google soy milk latte art and be humbled. Then practise some more. If you work under a slogan of "perfect cup of coffee every cup", you have to pick up your game. If that was a guarantee, I would be $9.50 richer.* * actually my wife would be $9.50 richer. She pays for everything while I just tear down kids having a go.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint little cafe (seat at most 15-20 people) in the queenstown Hdb estate. Serves fantastic coffee and the staff is very friendly and cheerful. Will choose this any day over the Starbucks, TCCs that are in the mall nearby. Wish they had...more branches! They have strong pedigree with their coffee beans and trading story. Must visit placeMore

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not a coffee drinker. I just love the smell of coffee and maybe steal a sip or two from my husband. I'd rather drink tea but I shouldn't be asking if they are serious about only serving coffee. There's actually a choice of hot...or cold chocolate drink. This was my second visit. I wasn't impressed with the place the first time possibly because I felt the place/space was tiny and I felt claustrophobic. This time, I change my mind. The chocolate tart bowled me over. Not so sweet, with a very thin caramel at the bottom that gives a subtle burnt sweetness with every bite. Will be back to try other cakes. My husband had cafe latte and he has been there often and the coffee has always been meeting his high expectations. In other words, they don't serve crap. I bought a bar of artisan dark chocolate(made in Australia) to bring home and enjoyed some after my dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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