This is one of those coffee places that you may never find out unless you walk into it, see photos on your social media feed, or read food blogs like this (ahem *cough cough*).
Quarter Life Coffee is found within Bunkerbunker at Prinsep Street, which is within DECK – a modular site featuring an independent art space.
Housed in a container, the coffee place may be so inconspicuous-looking you have trouble finding. Look nearer to the sky and find the word “DECK”.
You can kind of make a guess at why “Quarter Life Coffee”.
It is set up by 4 friends with average age of 25, who used to work at The Tiny Roaster at Sunset Way, and decided to come together to set up their own.
Their social media channel is quite an interesting one, as they actively promote other cafes (that share similar values), collaborate with indie players through pop-ups.
The inside of the café has quite a ‘make-shift’ vibes, as though you are drinking coffee at say a friend’s hostel room – whether it is done on purpose or not, I cannot be for certain.
It is a friendly, cosy place. If you let your guard loose, the baristas will be free to chat and share with you how they select and roast their coffee.
Coffee choices include Espresso, Blacks, White, Cold Brews and Filters ($3.50 – $7, iced versions for an additional dollar).
Interesting to note that they only use single origins and don’t have a signature blend as they believe in featuring coffees from various regions and the story behind their production.
The cup I had (with beans from Rwanda) was quite fruity, not that intense, and clean-tasting. A balanced cup of coffee.
You may note a special item on the menu called the “Ground Zero”.
When a customer orders it, he/she is able to choose a brewing device off our brew bar, select a coffee from the available selection and Brew-It-Themselves.
Essentially, a D-I-Y cup. For beginners, the baristas will guide you and offer tips on how you can adjust the brewing parameters to get a better cup.
Bakes offered are supplied by The Plain Jane, known for its fluffy Swiss Rolls with soft cream.
Get the Hazelnut, Thai Milk Tea, or Matcha rolls if they are available.
Quarter Life Coffee @ Bunkerbunker
120A Prinsep Street, 187537 (Nearest MRT: Rochor)
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun