Good Chai People is another new contemporary cafe in Katong. Newly opened in a shophouse along the busy East Coast Road the newly opened chai café puts a spotlight on handmade artisanal sticky chai, though they will serve you coffee too.
GCP at East Coast Road
Good Chai People (GCP) describes itself as “Singapore’s 1st chai café“. It specializes in handmade artisanal sticky chai, a brew which “dates back thousands of years and is steeped in tales of royalty because of its antioxidant properties“.
The new cafe in Katong has the look and feel of a modern trendy cafe. The magazines, floral arrangements and big green plants are familiar elements in popular cafe interior decorations in Singapore.
There are big communal tables and regular modular tables as well as seats at the front window ledges.
Menu of Good Chai People
Although it is a chai cafe, the beverage menu includes coffee and other drinks. Below is a picture of the bevrage menu of Good Chai People.
GCP has a variety of food offerings – freshly-baked pastries, brunch items and a few mains. Below are a few screenshots of the digital menu which will give an idea of what will be available.
Lunch of Good Chai People
We visited the new chai cafe for lunch. We selected the Cajun Meatball Polenta ($18) and Creamy Chicken Stew ($18), flat white coffee ($5.50) and sticky chai latte ($7).
The Cajun Meatball Polenta was an interesting dish we would not usually see on a cafe’s menu. The polenta, an Italian dish made of ground corn, was soft and creamy. It was topped with meatball and sliced sausages in thick tomato sauce. Everything combined well. It was a very enjoyable dish.
Creamy Chicken Stew was served with 2 slices of lightly toasted bread. It was a comforting dish with the chicken well cooked through so that the meat was smooth and tender. The mushroom, corn and carrots bits added a combination of textures.
The coffee in the chai cafe was not bad. The Sticky Chai Latte, brewed with oat milk and coconut sugar and topped with cinnamon powder, was interesting. We are not chai connoisseurs, but is was a nice cup of aromatic refreshing tea.
Cafe Hub in Katong
Good Chai People is located at the part of East Coast Road that is becoming a cafe hub. GCP’s neighbours will include The Neptune and Plain Vanilla, and Brawn and Brains is just across the road. Good Chai People does bring something different and should be welcomed by those who may have a preference for chai. It is a nice cosy spot for breakfast or brunch or just some pastries and beverages.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Good Chai People
225 East Coast Road Singapore 428922
Tel: +65 +65 9783-5757
Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
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