This will be a pretty short one, as the café is currently still in the soft launch phase, and has yet to launch its food options.
Brawn & Brains has launched an outlet on 218 East Coast Road, a few shops away from another strong ‘competitor’ Forty Hands. (I was hungry and also got a curry puff from next door’s Soon Soon Huat.)
While the coffee place is seldom in-your-face and not often in the radar, it has gathered quite a loyal fan-base over the years who vouch for their quality of coffee.
The Easties should like this space, it has natural light, minimalist decor and this easy-going calm vibes.
The outlet doesn’t have a big menu yet, primarily serves up coffee along with a small selection of pastries.
Other than croissants, try the Korvapuusti Pulla if it is available, a homemade Finnish style cinnamon roll like a sweet bread.
As for coffee, a house blend of “Pen & Pencil” is used, with beans from Brazil, Columbia, Ethopia, offering black, white, mocha, and iced versions.
I thought that the coffee was adequately smooth, and the nutty-ness rather obvious.
Compared to some other lattes in Singapore which tend to be on the acidic side, I found my cup pleasurable.
I can imagine why people would like Brawn & Brains, it is a small place with heart, cosy, not pretentious and coffee-focused.
Good that it has a bigger space than its previous outlet for small group gatherings and conversations.
Brawn & Brains Coffee
218 East Coast Road Singapore 428916
100 Guillemard Road, #01-02 Singapore 399718
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6pm (Tues – Sat), 9:30am – 6pm (Sun), Closed Mon