Conceptualised by the team behind Assembly Coffee (now closed) and Atlas Coffeehouse, Lunar Coffee Brewers is their latest venture into CBD at Downtown Gallery.
The café aims to bring comfort food with a touch of their minimal style to the office crowd in the vicinity.
Prior to their official opening, I have already set my eyes on the neatly curated spaces.
The whitewashed marble tables coupled with concrete floor texture, which like the name of the place “Lunar” suggested, could pose off as the moon’s surface.
Easily recognised from their seek interior design, one cannot help but to detect traces of Atlas from the overall vibes.
Not forgetting about their plants in geometric-shaped pots.
The mains are focused on fusion rice bowls. One can expect signature bowls like Braised Pork Belly Don ($14.50), Miso Nori Salmon Don ($14.50) and Gochujang Chicken Don ($14.50).
Other brunch food and munchies you can expect include Everyday Shakshuka ($13.50), Miso-Nori Salmon Soba ($14.50), Truffle Fries ($8.00), Chilli Beef & Nacho ($12.00) and Tater Tots ($7.50) served with spiced herb dips.
I was elated to see my favorite Summer Chicken Stew ($14.50) from Atlas on the menu, so I do not have to travel all the way to Bukit Timah to satisfy my cravings.
Following their recommendation, I went with the Beef Rendang Don ($16) which came with Nyona-styled marinated beef, onsen egg and pickled vegetables topped on Japanese rice.
While beef rendang are usually geared towards rich and flavorsome, Lunar’s rendition was more subdued.
At least there were some addition of pickles for the slight tanginess and sweetness, which upped the overall flavor.
Lunar’s speciality coffee is sourced from Two Degrees North Coffee Co., a blend with nutty caramel fragrance which would usually appeal to the larger target group.
Specialty coffee includes the V60, Nitro Cold Brew ($6.50), Cosmos Black Cold Brew ($7) and Milk Way White Cold Brew ($7).
Fitting its galactical theme is The Milky Way ($7), their bottled white cold brew coffee which would leave an impression with its creamy concoction, also carrying a hint of coffee bitterness.
Fans of soft serve ice cream should definitely go for The Milky Way Soft Serve ($5.90).
Their white cold brew coffee done up in soft serve and topped with shortbread crumble for an additional crunch.
I can already foresee myself coming back for more coffee soft serve to get my caffeine fix.
Hopping on to the foamy milk tea bandwagon, Lunar also serves their Premium Cold Brew Tea ($7) in the form of macchiato.
While price point may not be as competitive as bubble tea kiosk like LiHo or Cha Tra Mue in the vicinity, the distinctive tea fragrance made up for it.
I noticed while restaurants or cafes usually charge for sparkling water, Lunar went the extra mile by providing tapped sparkling water for customer to cleanse their palate, at no additional cost.
Now you know where to get free-flow sparkling water.
Lunar Coffee Brewers
6A Shenton Way #01-49, Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815
Tel: +65 6224 4500
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon to Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat), Sun Closed
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* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Photos partly by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.