Hole in the wall coffee places are always appealing. This can be almost considered one.

The Alchemist opens at a corner unit of International Plaza in the heart of Tanjong Pagar. Blink and you may miss this coffee shop with white-washed walls and minimalist décor.

However, the perpetual lunch time queue will give you the indication that the coffee is probably more than respectable.

The Alchemist, which may remind some of Paulo Coelho’s best selling novel, is an off-shoot of Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters at Upper Thomson – which is also related to coffee roaster and cafe Pacamara at Thailand.

Prices range from $3.00 from an espresso, $4.50 for a white or black, to $5.50 for an Ice White.

Two blends were available when I visited – Dark Matter which was bold and nutty, or Luminous with floral and fruity pineapple tones.

Coffee is a very personal thing. I must say that was a very satisfying cup.

To take a short respite from the buzz of the CBD, to enjoy coffee that is bold, full of body, yet not unnecessarily bitter can be a very gratifying thing.

One of my favourite coffees in recent times.

International Plaza, 10 Anson Road #01-34 Singapore 709903.
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun

Hong Leong Building, 16 Raffles Quay #01-08 Singapore 04858
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun

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