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Kings Cart Coffee Factory – delightful new cafe in Joo Chiat

Kings Cart is a coffee catering service and you might have seen their coffee cart at wedding receptions or corporate events. They have opened a new cafe in Joo Chiat called Kings Cart Coffee Factory.

Kings Cart Coffee Factory

King’s Cart or Kings Cart

The new cafe in Joo Chiat has a name that raises questions. Is it “King’s Cart or “Kings Cart”? Is it really a factory? We checked their website but ended up no wiser. We shall refer to it as Kings Cart Coffee Factory for now.

Kings Cart Coffee Factory in Joo Chiat

What we did learn from the website was that Kings Cart was founded by Ronald Tan, a SCA Certified Roaster who was once the country manager of Joe & The Juice, and Maggie Chen, one of the only 34 accredited Q Arabica Graders based in Singapore. They provide mobile coffee services – bringing professionally crafted coffee to offices and to events, parties and receptions. With the opening of Kings Cart Coffee Factory in Joo Chiat, you don’t have to work in the right office or be invited to the right reception to enjoy a good cup of coffee brewed by the professional baristas of Kings Cart.

Kings Cart Coffee Factory in Joo Chiat

Kings Cart Coffee Factory in Joo Chiat

From a distance, Kings Cart in Joo Chiat looks like a simple homely cafe, with a few plain wooden tables in the corridor. As you approach the door, the big beautiful handle gives a hint that the inside will be not so ordinary.

The door opens up to a spacious attractive interior. The coffee bar takes centre stage and shelves for retail products lined the wall on the left.

Kings Cart Cafe in Joo Chiat
Kings Cart Cafe

The cafe feels roomy and has a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. There is a section in the rear that looks like a factory, with a machine connected to exposed pipes and sacks and tubs lying around untidily.

Kings Cart Coffee Factory

Kings Cart Menu

Kings Cart serves espresso coffee as well as specialty coffee and tea. Cocktails and craft beers are also on the menu. Currently, it offers a few brunch items.

Below are screenshots of the digital menu.

There are also pastries and cakes available.

Pastries & Cakes at Kings Cart Coffee Factory

Brunch at Kings Cart Cafe

We ordered a Butter Croissant ($4.50) and Chicken Tortilla ($18). For coffee we asked for a hot flat white ($5) and a cold brew black ($6).

Order and payment were made at the cashier’s counter. We were given a number tag to be placed on our table. When the food and beverages were ready to be served, the staff would go around the cafe looking for the relevant number tag. Our wait for the food was fairly short. A bottle of iced water was served while we waited.

Brunch at Kings Cart Coffee Factory in Joo Chiat

The croissant was heated up before it was served. It was a simple light buttery croissant, which would have been very enjoyable if it had been more flaky and crisp on the outside. It went very well with butter and coffee.

Brunch at Kings Cart Coffee Factory
Brunch at Kings Cart

The Chicken Tortilla was nicely presented on a small plate. It came with lots of vegetables, including kale, broccoli and baby tomatoes. The tortilla crepe had a thin crispy outer layer. The chicken was succulent and tasty. Everything combined well to deliver a delightful dish.

Chicken Tortilla at Kings Cart
Kings Cart Flat White -  Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

We could choose our beans for the hot coffee. We opted for the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Our flat white was smooth and aromatic. There was some acidity but quite pleasant – more like hint of citrus.

Kings Cart Cold Brew Black Coffee

The Ethiopian Yirgacheffe beans also made a wonderful, refreshing cold brew. Our cold brew black coffee was light with subtle sweetness – somewhat akin to fruit tea. It was delightful.

Kings Cart Cold Brew Black Coffee

Delightful Cafe

We still do not have the answers about its name, but we can say for sure that Kings Cart Coffee Factory is a delightful cafe. We like the space and the food and we love the coffee, especially the cold brew. The new cafe is already becoming very popular. The newly opened Kings Cart Coffee Factory will definitely enhance Joo Chiat’s growing reputation as a neighbourhood for coffee aficionados.

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


Kings Cart Coffee Factory
328 Joo Chiat Road, #01-05
Singapore 427585

Tel: +65 9638 8380

Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

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