Coffee lovers who once stayed or studied in Melbourne should be familiar with Proud Mary Coffee Roasters and Café, one of the Australia’s best known coffee brands. (Miss the days with just a cuppa watching people walk past at Oxford Street.)
Now the good news: You can have a taste of Proud Mary’s coffee at the new cafe and dine out bar – Ballad of Anna May. Love the interesting name and ‘personality’ by the way.
It is the first coffee specialty shop in Singapore to bring in Proud Mary beans.
Anyway, it is Anna May, not Anna Shay. lol
They are a coffee bar attached to a gentlemen’s barber parlour, Hounds of the Baskervilles.
Some background of Proud Mary: the coffee brand is founded by Nolan Hirte is a specialty coffee roaster, café, coffee educator and retailer based in Melbourne, Australia and Portland, Oregon USA.
They are focused on sustainable sourcing, recognised as a pioneer of the specialty coffee industry in Australia.
Specialty drinks on the menu include the Flat White ($5.50), Cappuccino ($5.50), Mocha ($6.50) and Orange Cold Brew ($7.50).
Note that drinks are served in takeaway cups, and there are no iced versions for now… as they do not have ice.
This cold brew is brewed using the Ghost Rider beans by Proud Mary, which has won 5 medals at the Golden Bean awards, including 3 Gold medals back to back.
Get the option with orange peel, which complements the red grape and stewed apricot notes of the beans.
Refreshing for Singapore’s tropical climate.
Food wise, you can expect savoury toasties The First Born ($13) which is Beef Pastrami Toastie, Dangerous To Know You ($13) included with different types of cheeses, and Across To Singapore ($13) of a classic tuna melt.
Recommended is the The Flame of Love ($13) included with Nutella, cheddar, and banana, which harkens back to one of the co-founder’s childhood, being something that he loved eating growing up in New Zealand.
Ballad of Anna May Coffee & Dine Out Bar
42 Craig Road Singapore 089680
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 4pm (Mon – Sun)