VXX Cooperative – This Cafe At Foch Road Is Serious About Coffee
Taking over 20F Specialty Coffeehouse at Foch Road, coffee bar VXX Cooperative has this sense of mystery and you cannot quite pin-point what its charm is.
VXX sounds like a peculiar name for an indie cafe, and is actually the Roman numerals for 5-20, the area code of this space.
Unlike many other local cafes, VXX Cooperative uses a mix of curated list of roasted coffees offered at the same time.
The list of roasted coffees includes Nylon Coffee Roasters (Singapore), Cloud Catcher Roastery (Malaysia), Koppi (Sweden) and Tim Wendelboe (Norway).
The latter two offer a different perspective to green coffee sourcing and roasting, which results in brews that are atypical of the local demographic.
The café has also introduced both Signature Beverage and Competition Set. The Competition Set, which comprises of a double espresso, a milk-based beverage and a signature beverage, served in courses with a palate cleanser in between.
The menu is labelled “Everyday Food”, and contains a small list of healthy-sounding breakfast-brunch items such as Avocado on Sourdough ($10), French Omelette ($11), Gazpacho ($10) – a cold soup made of raw vegetables, Heirloom Tomatoes Carpaccio ($13), Charred Seasonal Asparagus ($15) and Chia Seed Pudding ($8).
I had the French Omelette ($11) which contained with haddock, mushrooms, capsicums, onions, chives and parmesan, served with warm sourdough and olive oil.
The taste was ‘clean’ and uncomplicated, with a fluffy texture. Looked deceptively simple, but I saw how long it took to cook this pillow-like omelette.
(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan @stormscape))
Dessert was a Sweet Potato Stack ($13) with fresh yoghurt, berry compote, fresh figs and toasted nuts. While looking ‘sexy’, @stormscape thought that the savoury items fared better.
If you are up to it, order the Daily Staff Meal which would provide you a surprise. The menu is changed every 3-4 months to keep things fresh and seasonal (to a local context).
20 Foch Road, Singapore 209261
Tel: +65 8720 0093
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm, Food Last Order 6pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 6pm, Food Last Order 4:30pm
March 22, 2017