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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Kings Cart Coffee Factory
328 Joo Chiat Road, #01-05
Tel: +65 9638 8380
Tues – Sun: 9 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mon
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