Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters. or Pacamara Cafe for short, is a trendy cafe along Upper Thomson Road. There is something about it that made us want to try it each time we passed by. Perhaps it is the pure white exterior, or the fact that it seems to be always buzzing with people. But the lack of parking was an issue, except recently where we found a good spot easily. And just in time to try the Pacamara cafe’s new menu which was launched on 30 May 2019.
“Pacamara” is a type of coffee bean. The cafe is run by Oz Specialty Coffee with their Thailand partners. The importance placed on coffee at this cafe can also be seen by the amount of coffee-making paraphanelia on display.
White is the new black at the Pacamara cafe. It dominates the whole place – from the walls to the lights, coffee machine and stools. The clean white finish enabled the natural wood table surfaces to shine. If I open a cafe. I would borrow some ideas from this trendy cafe in Upper Thomson, Singapore. It looks so simple and effortlessly chic.
Pacamara Cafe Menu
Here are pictures of the Pacamara cafe menu. There is certainly a good selection of food and drinks. We like the fact that prices shown on the menu are “nett”. So no more GST or service charge would be added. I wish that all restaurants in Singapore would have this type of all-inclusive menu.
We shared two items that day. The pan-seared salmon ($23) and the pancake ($18). We were warned that the pancake portion was sizable. We were glad we heeded the advice.
The salmon was nicely seared with the skin nice and crisp. It rested on a quinoa salad that contained pomegrante that gave it pops of flavour and texture. The soft egg yolk provided a sort of ‘gravy’ that binds all the loose bits. It is best to consume each mouthful with a bit of everything.
The pancake was beautiful in a shabby chic way. It looked untidy as there was no symmetry or order in the way it was presented. But the poached pear, generous amount of berries and other fruits somehow made it look attractive in an unorthodox way. The pancake itself was quite so so. In fact we thought that it was rather dry. It was rescued by the amount of fruits strewn on it.
We tried the cappucino at Pacamara cafe. We had expected something mind blowing given the coffee culture at this place. But we thought it was not different from that of a normal good cafe.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters
185 Upper Thomson Road
Mondays – Sunday 9am – 10pm