Columbus Coffee Co is a spacious cafe along Upper Thomson Road, near the junction with Sin Ming Road. There are many eateries in this part of Singapore but Columbus stands out as one of the more attractive restaurants here. It has a nice uncluttered atmosphere. The kind of place that makes me want to bring a laptop and laze away the hot afternoon in a/c comfort. We were there for brunch and a few people looked like they have the same idea.
Columbus Coffee Co opened in the middle of 2018 and is still relatively new. It is run by the folks behind the very successful Atlas Coffee along Bukit Timah Road. I am not sure how they do it – i.e. creating cafes with the ‘hip’ vibes seemingly with little effort by way of the decor. Perhaps knowing when to stop when it comes to decorations is the secret. The space at Columbus is quite minimal but we felt relaxed in it. It is apparently very crowded on weekends and so we picked an off-peak weekday to make our first visit.
Columbus Coffee Co Menu
Here are pictures of the Menu. For food, we selected the soft shell crab burger with curly fries ($22) and peanut butter & berries buttermilk waffle ($14).
We have not tried soft shelled crab burgers in a while and was a nice change from the regular meat patties. The crab was well cooked. Crisp but not overdone. It was a tasty burger. The curlies were good as well.
The waffle was served with vanilla ice-cream topped with peanut butter drizzle, berry compote and shortcake crumbs. It does not look as beautiful as some other waffles. As for the taste, the waffle was underwhelming. We thought that it was rather dry.
Completing the meal at Columbus cafe at Upper Thomson was the coffee. We noticed a Barista Breakfast on the menu and decided to try it. The Barista Breakfast was a set of two coffees – a latte and a double espresso. No wonder the baristas stay so slim. At $8, it was also good value for money. The coffee was very good.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Columbus Coffee Co.
220 Upper Thomson Road
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