After quite a high profile (and delayed opening) of %Arabica Singapore at Arab Street, the famous coffee shop has opened at 313@somerset.
It has taken over the space previously occupied by Barrio by Mex Out. A rather prominent location, especially if you come out from Somerset MRT, or walk from 313 to Orchard Central.
The 3rd Singapore location is set to be at Chip Bee Gardens, Holland Village.
Not many may know that %Arabica is originally from Hong Kong technically, but gained more international recognition after the store moved to Kyoto.
% Arabica is known as a great place for good coffee, somewhere even coffee snobs would be go to.
Depending on the season and availability, you can find coffees from Japan, Guatemala, Brazil, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Panama.
Over in Singapore, Caffe Latte is priced at $7 for short, $8 for tall, while the iced version is priced at $8. Not considered cheap.
If you prefer something sweeter, also available is the Spanish Latte ($7.80. $9.00) which is included with condensed milk.
I enjoyed the Iced Caffe Latte, it was as pleasurable as how I remembered it to be – the smooth milky feeling, aromatic coffee, and balanced robustness.
In terms of food, there are only 3 pastries available – the Almond Croissant ($4.20), Pain Au Chocolat ($3.50), and Croissant ($3.20).
While the Almost Croissant I had was not bad (it could have been fluffier), let’s just say the shop’s strength is still in its coffee, and branding.
%Arabica Singapore – 313@somerset
313 Orchard Road #01-14/15 313@somerset Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
%Arabica Singapore – Arab Street
56 Arab Street Singapore 199753
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
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