There must be something going on with Club Street of late, with several NEW openings such as Zui Hong Lou, Le Bon Funk, Monte Carlo Boys, Fotia, and Maxi Coffee Bar.
More to come.
Maxi Coffee Bar is a hole-in-the-wall hidden within Emerald Garden. Coffee drinkers may remember Stamping Ground Coffee (they moved to Upper East Coast Road and flamingo-themed Bicky & Brew that both used to be here (not sure where the flamingo ‘flew’ to.)
This is like your friendly neighbourhood joint, with people greeting you with a loud “Hi”, and looks set to have regulars from the CBD district.
The space is small – two counter seats, and two more on the bench at the side, and is more suitable for takeaways.
The menu is lean for now, with coffee offerings of Black ($4), White ($4 – 6), Iced Cereal Milk Latte ($7.50), and Coconut Cold Brew ($7.50).
The Iced Cereal Milk Latte is their version of breakfast-in-a-cup, with malty milk at the bottom soaked for that taste of breakfast, and shots of expresso within.
The expressos change periodically, and I had the Iced White ($6) with a blend of Brazilian and Ethiopian beans, beautifully smooth, thankfully not that acidic (like many other coffees around), and with a pleasant chocolatey finish.
Toasts using locally sourced ingredients (according to them) are available, think Avocado Feta ($8), Miso Peanut Butter ($6), Ricotta Jam ($6) and Vegemite Cheese ($6).
I am not even an avocado-toast person, but enjoyed their creamy rendition with a touch of chilli flakes, on soft chewy sour dough.
Once they get a hang of things around, I think they can afford to expand their menu slightly, and offer say bottled cold brew for easy takeaways.
Small lovely place, good coffee, friendly people.
Maxi Coffee Bar
31 Club Street, #01-02, Emerald Garden, Singapore 069468 (Telok Ayer MRT)
Tel: +65 9831 5760
Opening Hours: 8am – 4.30pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun