Homeground Coffee Roasters is a local coffee roastery that has a charming cafe in Joo Chiat. The small shop in Joo Chiat is also a retail outlet. Besides very good coffee, cakes, pastries, light bites and a few mains are on the cafe’s menu.
Homeground Coffee Roasters in Joo Chiat
The owner of specialty micro-roastery Homeground Coffee Roasters, Elysia Tan, is Singapore Brewers Cup 2019 Champion. That is enough street cred for any hip cafe in Singapore.
Homeground Coffee Roasters sells coffee beans as well as serious coffee making equipment like cupping spoon, origami dripper and fancy filter paper. When it first opened, the cafe and retail shop looked more like an art gallery than a cafe, with a minimalist white interior and limited number of narrow seats lined up against the walls.
The cafe had become so popular that the practical measure of adding more tables and chairs had to be taken. Homeground Coffee Roasters does not look like a modern art space anymore but it now looks and feels like a cosy charming cafe.
Menu of Homeground Coffee Roasters
The menu of Homeground Coffee Roasters consists of pieces of papers on a clipboard. It is not extensive but there are a few interesting items, like the Hokkaido milk toast with kaya and sous vide egg, that may tempt you to eat even when all you want is a good cup of coffee. Below are pictures of pages of Homeground menu.
Brunch a Homeground Coffee Roasters
We visited Homeground Coffee Roasters in Joo Chiat for brunch recently. We ordered a Granola Yoghurt ($8) and an Italian Sausage Wrap ($14). We also had a hot black coffee ($4) and an iced white coffee ($6).
Order and payment were made at the cashier’s counter at the back of the cafe. The food and beverages would be served to the table. The coffee came after about 10 minutes and the food came about 10 minutes later.
The food at Homeground Coffee Roasters was presented to please the eyes. Even the simple Granola Yoghurt looked quite attractive. The Greek yoghurt was thick and indulgently creamy and made quite delectable with the drizzle of honey. A DIY parfait could be made with the granola and yoghurt to give guilt free enjoyment.
The dish with the witty name – Its a Wrap – came with a side of salad. Half of the wrap was filled with scrambled eggs. The other half with Italian pork sausage, cheddar cheese and maple hash brown. There was a nice mix of textures and the wrap was quite enjoyable and satisfying.
Very Good Coffee
The coffee at Homeground Coffee Roasters was very good. The iced white, made with the Lollipop blend of Kenyan and Ethiopian beans, had nice sweetish notes. It was balanced and not too acidic. With the milk, the glass of coffee was a full bodied velvety treat for the palate.
The black coffee, made with the house blend Vanta of Brazilian and Colombian coffee beans, had chocolaty nutty flavours. It was smooth and very easy to like.
Service was friendly and cheerful. The prices are reasonable and the place has a relaxed charm. We will certainly return to Homeground Coffee Roasters in Joo Chiat for their coffee. We like the food too.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Homeground Coffee Roasters
475 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: +65 9027 2665
Opening Hours: 9 am – 6 pm
Closed on Wednesday
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