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.

Brawn & Brains

The outlet 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.

Brawn & Brains

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.

In terms of food, you can look forward to the Crispy Fried Chicken Burger ($16.50), Eggs and Bacon Cheeseburger ($14.90), Juicy Grilled Bratwurst with Poached Eggs, Hash and Mesclun Salad ($18.80), Crispy Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($15.80), Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms ($16) and Good Ol’ Classic Pancake ($13.90).

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

Brawn & Brains Coffee
218 East Coast Road Singapore 428916
Opening Hours: 8am – 5:30pm (Tues – Fri), 8:30am – 6pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon

Other Branch:
100 Guillemard Road, #01-02 Singapore 399718
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6pm (Tues – Sat), 9:30am – 6pm (Sun), Closed Mon

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