Some of you may have come across Kings Cart Coffee during corporate, weddings and pop-up events as a mobile coffee cart. Which I did – good coffee, by the way.
Their latest venture is a Kings Cart Coffee Factory which features a speciality coffee café, product showroom and roastery by day; coffee bar on weekend nights.
Showcasing a series of coffee-centric food, bakes and desserts, they focus on specially crafted recipes using coffee as a key ingredient.
Customers may also find food pairings which can further complement or enhance the taste profile of specialty coffee.
Apart from standard coffee offerings such as Flat White ($5), Long Black ($4) and Cold Brew ($6), they serve coffee concoctions such as Salted Caramel Latte ($8), Coconut Latte ($8) and Cold Brew & Tonic ($9).
I was recommended to their Coconut Cold Brew ($9) which features an espresso shot into fresh coconut juice with chunky coconut flesh.
The concoction came light and refreshing, which coupled well with occasional fruity and floral notes from the dosage of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe single origin beans espresso.
Some of the bakes and desserts available were such as Devilish Chocolate Cake ($15), Coconut Affogato ($7) and Thyme Buttermilk Scones ($5).
I took a liking to their Coconut Affogato – its espresso shot with coconut ice cream provided a bitter-sweet blend of flavour, with toasted coconut flakes for an additional bite texture.
The Thyme Buttermilk Scones came dense and moist, infused with distinctive thyme herb and buttery aroma, served with a portion of home-made seasonal jam.
While its taste profile was quite interesting, I reckoned not everyone would be a fan of thyme. To each his own.
On Friday & Saturday night, the space is converted to a coffee bar which serves a range of handcrafted coffee cocktails such as Coffee Mojito ($18), Espresso Martini ($20) and Gin & Tonic ($18).
What caught my attention was the Rum Pum Pum ($20) which was concocted using Dark Rum, Gula Melaka and a shot of espresso.
Before serving, the bartender will flame-torch the rosemary which you get to inhale a smoked aromatic rosemary scent before tasting the intense bitter-sweet concoction.
For those who are not so good with alcohol, go for the Espresso Martini concocted using vodka, coffee liqueur and cream which promises sweeter note and more acceptable as a dessert cocktail.
They also offer sleek bottled beverages such as Black Cold Brew, White, Mocha and Matcha ($36 for Bundle of 6), available for pre-order via their website for delivery or self-collection at store.
While food offerings are limited at point of visit, brunch mains and souffle menu will be subsequently added in the near future.
Kings Cart Coffee Factory
328 Joo Chiat Road #01-05, Singapore 427585
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Sun – Thu), 9am – 10:30pm (Fri, Sat)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.