Can I say that I am so glad that there is a new cafe opening in Geylang?
While Geylang has a certain reputation and is lined with many Chinese eateries and supper places, there are a number of different new F&B openings which foodies can look forward to.
Situated right opposite Shell petrol station and next to the popular BBQ Box along Geylang Road, Geylang Drip City is a 25-seater Muslim-owned coffee bar.
Stepping inside, the all-black, futuristic design is very sleek and captivating with all the details from the coffee machine, to the black marble tables and coffer bar counter, walls, sofa couch and brewing equipment.
“Drip” is a slang term referring to a person’s sense of style that is considered cool. It is identical to “Swag” and is made popular by hip-hop culture.
Combining the meaning of drip and drip coffee, the owners hope that this will be both a cool place that cafe hoppers will enjoy over a cup of coffee.
Geylang Drip City offers both coffee and light bites on their menu.
The espresso-based drinks use a single origin from El Salvador roasted by The Community Coffee for their Black, White and Soul Plane (Single Shot + 3oz White).
I ordered the Soul Plane that came with a single shot of espresso and 3oz White, served on a metal plate.
I preferred the 3oz White which was smooth with a nutty and chocolatey taste and hints of peanut butter in it.
For the serious coffee drinkers, 3 different single origin coffee beans are served for their V60 pour over coffee: El Salvador Santa Rosa, Bali Lakshana and Rwanda Izuba.
Light bites such as Sourdough served with either Lemon butter, Butter & Cream and Scrambled Egg are available.
The scrambled egg was creamy with buttery fragrance, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper while the sourdough toast was served with butter.
All the bakes are made in-house (except the sourdough) with offerings such as Brownies, Cocoa Butter Kisses and Channel Orange.
The Channel Orange was my favourite, served with soft and chewy orange candied brioche with a dollop of fig cream by the side for the extra citrus-ness.
The candied orange added a fruity touch with a textural bite in addition to the cake-like brioche.
The Cocoa Butter Kisses was on the sweeter side, with chocolate mousse and chocolate shavings on top encased within a black metal tin.
While there was a good balance of creamy chocolate mousses texture and crunchy chocolate shavings, it was slightly too sweet for my liking.
Welcome Geylang Drip City to the hood, with their enthusiastic and heart-warming service crews there, I believed this will be a cool place to hang out.
Geylang Drip City
184 Geylang Road, Singapore 389253
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 6pm (Sun – Thurs), 9am – 9pm (Fri – Sat)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.