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One Man Coffee Cafe at Upper Thomson – great coffee, limited food

One Man Coffee is a small cafe along Upper Thomson Road, near the junction with Sin Min Road. It has been there for quite some time now. We had heard good things about its coffee and so we went there for brunch recently.

One Man Coffee - cafe in Upper Thomson

The cafe space at One Man Coffee is really small. The decor looks quite dated but there was a nice vibe in the air. Probably because the staff were energetic and courteous. It was a weekday morning. Not the most busy time for many of the other restaurants along the row, but at OMC, there was a constant flow of customers. If only other eateries have these kind of personnel … and customers. The smallness of the place and the limited food options probably mean that the management and customer share the same interest – the fondness for coffee.

One Man Coffee cafe – interior view

One Man Coffee Menu

Here is a picture of the One Man Coffee Menu. Food is listed on one page. Drinks are on the other. The types of drinks available are double that of the food! We decided on smashed avocado on sourdough ($13) and French toast ($15) with our coffee. The prices are nett (i.e. no more GST or service charge was added).

One Man Coffee Menu
OMC Food Menu
OMC Drinks Menu

The cappuccino ($5 each) was very good and enjoyable. Quite strong in flavour but smooth and without any sourish after-taste. We like the artwork done on them. Although the pattern is quite a common one, it was well executed with clean sharp lines.

One Man Coffee cappuccino

The Food

The avocado toast had toasted sliced almonds and feta cheese sprinkled over the smashed avocado. It was was good snack. It tasted even better when eaten with coffee. The amount of avocado spread over the bread was rather low. A more generous amount of avocado would have made it more delicious.

One Man Coffee avocado toast
Avocado toast at One Man Coffee

The French Toast was presented in an asymmetrical style. It was attractive in a modern art kind of way. Beneath the slices of banana and berries were two thick pieces of brioche with salted caramel sauce. We like the amount of fruits that were served with this dish. But do not like the very salty taste of the salted caramel. Overall, we thought that the taste of this dish was average.

French Toast

Food: 3
Service: 4
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs 3 Tops

One Man Coffee
Address: 215R Upper Thomson Road (7.07 km)
574349 Singapore

Tel: +65 9658 1685

Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Closed on Tuesday

OMC has another outlet at Fusionopolis:
4 Fusionopolis Way
KINESIS #01-15 Singapore 138635
Tel: +65 8181 2479
8 am – 5 pm (Mon – Fri)
(Closed on weekends and PH)


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