In need of good coffee especially coming back from Australia. The struggle was real, and I was glad to have found actually-decent coffee at Brawn & Brains Coffee Run.
This is a small coffee place, targeted at mainly takeaways with limited places for seating.
About a 10 minutes’ walk from Lavender MRT station, the café is on 28 Penhas Road, right next to Antoinette, at Fragrance Hotel Imperial. Em… interesting choice of location. When asked why there, the barista replied, ”The opportunity came.”
Coffee drinkers staying near Guillemard Road should be familiar with Brawn and Brain’s first outlet, serving primary coffee and a small selection of pastries.
If you need to try one, I was recommended the Korvapuusti Pulla, a homemade Finnish style cinnamon roll like a sweet bread.
The prices at the Penhas Road branch start with $5.00 for black, $5.30 for white, $6.10 for mocha, $7.80 for cold brew, $1.00 for extra espresso shot, with $0.50 for iced versions. Weird pricing for some? To cater to busy working crowd, batch brew is also available at $4.00 per cup.
A house blend of “Pen & Pencil” is used, with beans from Brazil, Columbia, Ethopia.
Upon the first sip, 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.
The Cold Brew ($7.80) probably had a stronger milk proportion, with slight sweetness, and would please them who would like your drink creamier. (Almost reminded me of almond milk.)
Small coffee place with heart, good to give some support if you are in the vicinity.
Brawn & Brains Coffee Run
28 Penhas Road #01-03 Singapore 20818 (Fragrance Hotel – Imperial, next to Antoinette)
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun