ok this was before I decided to lose weight okay.
Decided to visit Oriole after Mr ShamOng Instagrammed a photo of “probably the best coffee in Singapore”
Oriole Coffee has opened 3 outlets so far – one’s at Raffles Place, one’s at Somerset and this is their 3rd called “Roastworks” at Jiak Chuan Road, which has a little more old school, laid back feel to it. I’m guessing this is also where they roast their beans?
quirky interior decor
Was a litte hungry upon arrival, helped ourselves to the piahs from the jars on the table! Heads up, they don’t offer a full menu like the other outlets. Instead it’s very much more breakfast oriented – local snacks, half boiled eggs and sandwiches.
Pong Piah, $1.50
Tao Sar Peah, $1.50
Deviled eggs & cucumber sandwich, $7.50
(L) “Taisho” White, $6.50 – Japanese beans brewed at room temperature for 30 hours, giving it a strong caffeine kick and a very bitter taste.
(R) Flat White, $5 – a little too flat for my liking, tasted a bit too hollow.
And this is what we came for – the Straits Seven that Sham recommended. $5.80
QY and I drank it thinking it would taste like any other coffee, but we were caught by surprise by its strong peppery taste. Apparently the Straits Seven was fashioned after the old-style coffee and had seven secret ingredients. It tastes really interesting. I still don’t know what to think about having pepper in my coffee though…
All in all I think this branch of Oriole’s a great place to chill, catch up with friends and chit chat. It only has 2 big tables and like, 4 smaller tables that sit 2-3 though so be prepared to share a space!
Oriole Coffee – Roastworks at Jiak Chuan Road
10/10A Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089264
Tel: 6224 8131
Mon – closed
Tues – Sat: 8.30 am to 6 pm; last order 5.45 pm
Sun: 8.30 am to 5 pm; last order 4.45 pm