Halfpipe is the newest cafe in town at Triple One Somerset Orchard Road, opened by the folks behind The Ride Side, a Snowboarding Company in Singapore.
A retail and drinks concept that incorporates coffee, craft beers, snowboarding and skateboarding, Halfpipe wants to create a space for the board sports community to gather together.
This is pretty similar to bicycle-theme cafe Crank n’ Chain at Sentosa Quayside Isle) with both a bicycle retail shop and a cafe under the same roof.
Stepping inside, one will be greeted by the retail section displaying an array of various skateboards decks ranging from colours to the sizes.
Here, you can customise your own skateboard from the bearings (Steel, Ceramics) to the size and design (including customisation) of the skateboard decks, Wheel Size and Durometer (85a, 90a, 100a).
While waiting for your customised skateboard to be ready, patrons can simply head to the 12-seater coffee bar for a drink.
Their menu is short and concise, only consisting of Coffee and Craft Beers.
A 2-beans-blend of Brazil and Colombia roasted by Penny University is used for their espresso-based drinks such as Black ($4) and White ($5) with additional top-up of $1 for Iced, Espresso shot or Otis Oat Milk.
Diners also can choose to bring home their houseblend (200g for $18, 1kg for $55) decked in bright red and loud colours.
My cup of White ($5) with double espresso shots was medium bodied, smooth and well-balanced, robust and slightly acidic in the aftertaste.
Specialty Cold Brews (Black $7, White $8) are also available in 250ml bottles using a single origin coffee beans from Papa Palheta.
The Cold Brew Black ($7) had a floral, citrus notes with taste of peach and earl grey tea whereas the Cold Brew White ($8) has a heavy body with chocolate and hazelnut taste.
There are also non-caffeine drinks on their menu such as Chocolate (Hot $5, Iced $6), Kombucha (Iced $7) and Baby Cino (Hot $3.50, Iced $4.50) that is essentially hot frothed milk.
Here, they also serve a selection of Craft Beers from countries such as United States of America and New Zealand, ranging from Lager ($10) to Ale ($11), IPA ($14) and Stout ($15).
I’m glad that Halfpipe Skate Bar is more than just a skateboard retail space and they serve some good coffee which can be alternative options to Glyph Supply Co. that is in the same building at Triple One Somerset.
Halfpipe Skate Bar
111 Somerset, #01-15, Singapore 238164
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.