Cafes in Singapore are opening up in the most unexpected of places, and this under-the-radar coffee place is found along River Valley at Loft@Nathan (diagonally opposite Valley Point).

The name and logos of “Grace Espresso” may draw some topic for discussion with its biblical connotations.

Grace Espresso

Its logo is depicted by a picture of Jesus Christ standing on earth underneath a crown (with thorns drawn within), surrounded by four trees.

Shall leave it to you to do your interpretations.

The interior is done up simply with medium-blue walls, with most of the customers seated outside on the wooden bench.

The tables are ‘tree logs’ and I enjoyed its easy-going vibes.

While there is no air-con, I still think it is a rather comfortable space to watch the world go by.

The menu is quite rather lean, Loaded Avo Toast ($12), Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Toast ($8), Grace Benedict ($12), Turkey Bacon Avo Melt ($12) and Roast Beef & Portobello Mushrooms Sandwich ($14).

For Pescatarians (people who eat fish but not meat), available is a Big Breakfast ($15.50) with smoked salmon, portobello mushrooms, scrambled eggs, cherry tomatoes on sourdough.

I did think it was a slight waste-of-opportunity to not extend its theme to its food, naming and even latte art as well, for the café to have a more distinct character.

Grace Espresso

The Avo Sourdough Melt ($12) may not be like the typical avocado toast, a much cheesier take with its liberal use of gouda cheese.

So if you are expecting mash avocadoes and stuff, this is not it.

The toast was a not-bad rendition, but I felt it needed a drizzle of fruity sour of sorts to differentiate this from something you could create at home.

The mini Croissants which I had in another occasion, were crisp and fluffy. They probably have a good supplier for its breads, and could further use it to their strengths.

Grace Espresso

For drinks, they offer up the usual Flat White, Latte, Cappuccino ($5.50 each), Mocha ($6), Matcha Latte ($6) and option of Ceremonial Grade Matcha Latte ($7.50).

I enjoyed the coffee which was balanced and slightly rich due to the usage of Hokkaido milk.

As a form of service recovery, they made me a cup with I would assume Pikachu latte art. The barista was earnest and very willing to share (nope, I don’t think he knows who I am as I visited anonymously).

Grace Espresso does serve up decent coffee and is a friendly neighbourhood coffee place.

Grace Espresso

Grace Espresso
428 River Valley Road #01-14 Loft@Nathan Singapore 248327
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 4pm (Mon – Thurs), 7:30am – 5:30pm (Fri – Sun)

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