[Closing] Coast and Company – Papa Palheta Coffee Meets Bicycle Workshop
[Closing] Coast and Company will be closing 2nd May 2016.
Message from the cafe: “We would like inform you that we will be closing our cafe at Coast and Company by the end of this month to make way for a new retail experience for cycling enthusiasts.
Coast Cycles is rapidly expanding its range of bicycles and we have run out of space to display our bikes at Coast and Company. With more space, we will be in a much better position to assist you with all of your cycling needs.
Once we are done with the renovations, which will take around a month, we will be more than happy to take you around and show you what we mean. Oh and if you still hanker for a drink, we will be serving an assortment of beverages as you mull over your next purchase or your next Coast Cycles bicycle at our newly revamped premises.
On behalf of everyone at Coast and Company, a heartfelt thank you for your patronage of our cafe over the last two years. Do drop by to say good bye and have a cup of coffee up till the May Day long weekend (we will be open until Monday, May 2).
We will miss serving coffee to this lovely neighbourhood”
[Original Entry] A friend said that the coffee of Coast and Company’s reminded her of Chye Seng Huat’s, or even better. It’s won’t be surprising as the café is a collaboration between Papa Palheta and cycle workshop retail Coast Cycles. (Read: 20 New Cafes In Singapore)
So this new café in east is café meets bike shop and workshop.
Bicycle café? While you may not get the Premium Rush type of guys (ie Joseph Gordon-Levitt) riding in, the vibes are laid-back, easy going, with a ‘natural’ industrial look. (Been seeing so many bicycles in different cafes!)
No typical café food (no eggs ben and waffle) here, as the menu is specially crafted by Wild Rocket’s Willin Low, who did this “out of friendship”. He made sure he did a good job out of it since quote-unquote – His name is on it.
For breakfast-type food, there are the Sour Cream Cheese Toast ($8), Almond Peanut Butter Toast ($7), and Coast Breakfast ($12) with scrambled eggs.
More filling portions would include localised Western food such as Beef Rendang Hotdog ($14), Green Curry Stew ($15) and Chapalang Salad ($15). ‘Chapalang’ (mixed) because there are cherry tomatoes, bak kwa, and sakura ebi added, drizzled with goma dressing.
Food wise, I thoroughly enjoyed the Almond Peanut Butter Toast ($7), with peanut butter hand-made and added with almonds for that extra crunch. It felt crunchy and real, healthier and not too sweet.
The Sour Cream Cheese version though, was slightly marred by burnt honey comb crumble.
Willin’s signature style is delivered through a not-too-spicy and juicy Beef Rendang Hotdog in a soft bun. I wondered about the chips though (the couch potato in me is guessing Honey Dijon), as it seem clashing with the overall taste.
Coast and Company probably makes one of the more promising recent cafe openings due to its attention to coffee, aesthetic values and food. With successes in Loysel’s Toy, Chye Seng Huat, looks like Papa Palheta can perform that café hat-trick.
Coast and Company
54 Siglap Drive Singapore 456176 (MRT Kembangan then Bus 42)
Tel: +65 64487608 +65 66816681
Opening Hours: 10am-7pm (Tues-Fri), 9am-10pm (Sat-Sun), Closed Mon
June 26, 2017