Jewel Coffee is a pleasant-looking coffee place that sits prominently at the entrance to the quite new Claymore Connect Mall. Although this mall next to Orchard Hotel had been relaunched with its new name almost a year now, we realised that many of our friends still have not heard of it. They do know where it is when we say that the place was previously the Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade. Perhaps the same reason why we still keep referring to the Fairmont Hotel as the “former Westin Hotel”.
The actual shop space of Jewel Coffee is very small. Only enough to accommodate the service area, a large table and two small ones. More seating is available outside in the atrium area which is actually more spacious. They serve mostly cakes, pastries and some warm food such as breakfast or brunch food. It is one of the few places in the Orchard Road area that opens really early – from 7 am every day of the week.
We stopped by for coffee. We ordered a Banana Vanilla Danish $3.90 to go with the coffee. The Cappuccino costs $5.70, a Long Black $5.20.
The coffee served was quite strong in flavour and slightly sour. We liked the cappuccino better. The banana vanilla Danish was quite good. Basically, Jewel Coffee is a nice place to hangout or to have a simple meal. When we were there (we believe it currently happens on lunchtime weekends – but these things change), some live music is provided in the atrium area. Which is a nice thing if you are in the mood for the entertainment. Not so nice if you came here looking for some peace and quiet.
442 Orchard Road
#01-01 Claymore Connect
Tel : +65 6235 3945
Mon-Thurs: 07:00 – 22:00
Fri-Sat: 07:00 – 23:00
Sun: 07:00 – 22:00
Nearby MRT Station : Orchard