Sunday, June 14, 2015

Common Man Coffee Roasters - Maybe It's The Coffee?

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Common Man Coffee Roasters, a collaboration between Harry Grover of 40 Hands, Five Senses Coffee and the Spa Esprit Group (behind brands such as Skinny Pizza, Tiong Bahru Bakery, ODP etc) and one of the "in" places to have brunch at in recent days. Desperately wanting to feel young again, I made the long trek to Martin Road (cut throat parking charges!) to try and wrangle a table for brunch (they don't take reservations).

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Long Black

My drink for the morning. I'm not a coffee person so I can't appreciate if it's any good but apparently coffee is what CMCR is known for. I do know it's bitter though.

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Full Breakfast

The Full Breakfast consisted of 2 free range organic eggs done in any style (I had mine poached), bacon, sausage, tomato salsa, chorizo hash brown, mushrooms and pork cannellini beans with artisanal sourdough toast. In all honesty, everything was pretty average and nothing really stood out. It was just a mixture of flavours that happened to find find themselves on the same plate. At $26++, this was really quite expensive.

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A coffee and a breakfast platter cost almost $36. I usually wouldn't blink at such a price but quality of food really doesn't justify the price. So what brings locals and expatriates alike to CMCR? Is it the coffee? The food? The service? The sense of belonging? I really wouldn't know but I'm guessing it's not the food.

Final Verdict:

Ambience: 6.5/10
Service: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Value for money: 4.5/10

Overall: 6/10

Address: 22 Martin Road

Contact: 6836 4695

Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8:00am - 7:00pm


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