One Man Coffee at 215R Upper Thomson Road

20140920-152012-55212067.jpgDon’t get fooled by its name. One Man Coffee has many men and women working to get you that perfect cup of coffee. Their coffee was good. Strong and aromatic.

I usually take a mocha. They dripped cocoa sauce at the inside of the clear cup to give a visual treat. Simple trick but it made my drink taste better. I am so easy to please.

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Mocha

But what blew me away was their food. Seriously good.

Something sweet to kickstart the tastebuds. The soft and moist toasted Brioche French Toast (S$10) was lightly dusted with castor sugar and accompanied with a slap of fresh cream and homemade berry compote plus candied walnuts. You have to take a bit of everything and put it in your mouth. Heavenly. Shared among 2-3 as a starter or eat it on your own as a main.

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Brioche French Toast

Every breakfast joint must have that standard “big breakfast”. Their Big Brekkie (S$12) comes with 2 x 6-minute eggs (huh?), honey ham, roasted cherry tomatoes, baby spinach with pesto and a slice of grilled sourdough rye bread. I can’t say much about this breakfast set. It was simple and safe. Oh, add S$2 for Butter Mushrooms or Candied Bacon.

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Big Brekkie with Butter Mushrooms

The item that had the most talking points was the Gashouse Egg with Bacon Jam (Egg-In-The-Bread-With-The-Hole-In-The-Middle) (S$10). That’s exactly how the menu describes it. A savory version of a chocolate lava cake! You slice it and semi-liquid egg oozes out! So fun. And it was crazily tasty. Don’t forget about that little dark brown bacon jam on the side. It tasted like minced bah kwa, on a soft and crispy muffin-like pastry. I SO liked it that I had it again on my second visit, and even had curious customers beside me asking about it. This is a must-try!

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imageOne Man Coffee also serves cakes and pastries in a cute cabinet. The cakes were not bad, but definitely not their specialty. But I’ll give them 80/100 points for visual merchandising.

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Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Almond Croissant

Almond Croissant

Now, here’s the interesting part. One Man Coffee shares their space with Crust Pizza. I remember Crust opening some years back and I tried it then and was not particularly impressed. It was not air-con then… I wonder if that had anything to do with it. Hahaha. But seriously, somehow, the pizza tasted a lot better now. The beauty about it is that you can get all those special stuff I just mentioned, and a pizza at the same time. You have to order at a separate counter though.

20140920-152013-55213036.jpgWe chose their “Upper Crust” range with 4 choices – Wagyu Beef & Prawn (S$38), Moroccan Lamb (S$28), Roast Duck (S$30) or White Prosciutto (S$29). You are allowed to chose 2 flavours (half-half) but you pay the price of the more expensive pizza. We went with 1/2 Moroccan Lamb and 1/2 White Prosciutto. The lamb was the clear winner.

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White Prosciutto / Moroccan Lamb Pizza

One Man Coffee
215R Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574349
Opens daily from 9am to 5pm

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