Tired of your instant coffee and tea? Here are the best places to visit in Singapore to experience that ultimate palate adventure.
Toby’s Estate has specialty coffee, tea and chocolate. If you want custom blends, the shop prides itself in this service. They also specialize in single origin beans. Their first blend was La Trinidad which was grown on the plantation located in Finca Teresa in Panama, which practices sustainable farming. They’re located at 8 Rodyk Street and are open from 7:30 am to 7 pm on Fridays to Saturdays and 7:30 am to 6 pm on Sundays to Thursdays.
Common Man Coffee Roasters
Their coffee beans are imported from all over the world and roasted locally in the country. Drop by at 22 Martin Road between 7:30 am to 6 pm Mondays to Sundays. You can even take five or more friends with you, but you need to book a reservation because they’re always full especially on weekends. Their famous blends include the CMCR Espresso Blend, 22 Martin Blend, Lucky Basterd Blend and Country Cousin Blend.
Nylon Coffee Roasters
Their espresso blends change with the seasons and they even import coffee from different parts of the world for that total coffee experience. This is the place to go to if you think you have tried every coffee there is to find. Appreciation of the coffee begins with their “behind the scenes” featuring the coffee farms and growers.
TWG (The Wellbeing Group) Tea is considered a luxury tea brand and was established in the country in 1837. Its long history is a testament to its quality products and services. They even have the largest collection of teas in the world, numbering over 800 tea blends from anywhere on the globe. Fond of teacups and pots? TWG Tea has a collection of luxurious hand-blown porcelain, glass, stoneware and cast iron accessories.
Tea Chapter Pte Ltd
Preparing and serving tea is an art and nothing says art more than Tea Chapter. With highly trained staff and a relaxing ambiance, drinking tea will take you on a different level. Pair it up with any of their hot dishes, desserts and snacks and you’ll keep coming back to the shop. They also have a tea appreciation package, a great way to learn more about your favorite drink.
Yixing Xuan Teahouse
Not only can you try different types of Chinese tea but it’s also a restaurant and tea-making equipment shop rolled into one. Founded in 1989, they also have gifts and tea leaves you can purchase online and even and a tea workshop. They are located at 78 Tanjong Pagar Road and are open from 10 am to 8 pm Mondays to Saturdays and 10 am to 7 pm on Sundays and public holidays.