Situated right beside Curious Palette along Prinsep Street, the new Communal Coffee is a café that operates during the day.
It occupies the same space as Stage Music Bar, which operates as a bar at night.
You would have probably visited this area in the past for either Minds Café for board game nights or Strictly Pancakes, which unfortunately closed down for good.
There may be slight confusion as there are several cafes with similar names, from Community Coffee (Far East Plaza), The Communal Place (Joo Chiat), and The Communal (Jalan Besar).
Communal Coffee was inspired by the concept of communal living in the city. They boast coffee certified by the Specialty Coffee Association and alcohol infused desserts.
The place has both indoor and outdoor seating, suitable for casual brunches and small group get-togethers.
Since Communal Coffee shares a space with Stage Music Bar, the interior is relatively dark and you definitely get bar vibes from this place.
I would highly recommend sitting outside. Despite Singapore’s hot weather, the outdoor seating was really comfortable (that’s if you’re able to get a sheltered seat).
The Flat White ($5.50) was made using a blend of beans, which explained why it tasted slightly different from cafes that use a single blend. I thoroughly enjoyed the coffee.
They also serve Coffee Cocktails such as Black Whisky ($18.80) which is essentially a Long Black with Whisky, Espresso Martini ($18.80) and a Coffee Stout Affogato ($16.80).
The All-Day Brunch Menu offered here is similar to most of the cafes in Singapore, such as a Big Breakfast ($22.80) and Classic Egg Benedict ($18.80).
Some of the other recommended food include B&B Waffles, Classic Carbonara, Sunny Egg Croque Madame, and Yummie Sarnie.
I had the Happy Days Sandwich ($18.80) which was essentially an open-faced sandwich served with breaded chicken and cranberry sauce.
The chicken could have been slightly thicker and better marinated. The cranberry sauce combination was interesting, but it didn’t have that “wow” factor.
The Lychee Martini Waffles ($15.80) which I expected to be served with Lychee Martini ice-cream was actually served with vanilla ice-cream.
What I really liked was how they chopped fresh lychee and served it together with the waffles.
At least they managed to make the waffles crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, which I appreciated.
So where’s the alcohol? It was drizzled on top of the waffles together with some caramel sauce. Slightly lacking on the martini-factor but overall a great rendition of waffles from Communal Coffee.
They have other alcohol infused waffles such as Banana Rum ($14.80) and Bailey’s & Cream ($15.80)
60 Prinsep Street Singapore 188664
Tel: 9664 1141
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by DFD’s Café Correspondent @__sy_g. Songyu is a food and travel blogger whose hobby is uncovering hidden hipster cafes. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.