Perhaps it won’t be long till you spot more coffee-drinkers in the CBD holding up these bright-yellow and flashy takeaway cups.
Well-loved coffee chain from Indonesia, Flash Coffee has opened in Singapore at Oxley Tower, Robinson Road.
Flash Coffee has enjoyed running success in Jakarta, with a lot attributed to its tech-based processes, founders and investor Rocket Internet SE (which has also incubated Foodpanda, Lazada, and Zalora).
Even if you have not heard of the brand before, walk past the ground level of Oxley Tower and its signature yellow interior should make you take a pause in your steps.
The other thing is, the coffee is considered affordably priced for a near Raffles City and Tanjong Pagar shop space.
An espresso starts at $2.50 for a regular, and a Latte is at $3.80. Same price for the iced.
On its menu are “Essentials” of Americano ($2.80, $3.80), Latte ($3.80, $4.80), and even Oatly Cappuccino ($4.80, $5.80).
The coffee blend used to said to be curated by World Latte Art Champion Arnon Thitiprasert and Indonesian Latte Art Champion Robby Firlian.
I have only tried that Iced Latte and Americano so far, and I may say it was a strong and robust brew, more intense that I could feel my heart beat a little faster. Thankfully, I didn’t find the drink overly bitter or acidic.
My only qualm was that for a large cup, the drinks are filled up to three quarters of a cup. (The barista offered to top up with water, but I didn’t want my coffee to be that diluted as well.)
If you would prefer something more fun, available are Melaka Latte ($4.80, $6), Macadamia Latte ($4.80, $6), Nutella Latte ($5.80, $6.80), and Lychee Espresso Soda ($5.40, $6.40).
Non-coffee drinks include Lotus Biscuit Shake ($5.40, $6.60), Oreo Shake ($5.40, $6.60) and Matcha-Damia Shake ($5.40, $6.60).
Flash Coffee will be having a 1-for-1 from 8 to 16 of October.
138 Robinson Road, #01-07 Oxley Tower, Singapore 068906
Opening Hours: 7am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 5pm (Sat), Closed Sun