The Coffee Academïcs is a specialty coffee concept from Hong Kong sourcing the best coffee beans from around the world and roasted on-site.

It has opened a new outlet at Millenia Walk.

Their other outlets are at Scotts Square #02-01, Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-12, Ocean Financial Centre #01-03, Marina Bay Financial Centre #01-01.

I don’t know about you, but I usually feel that the Suntec, Marina Square and Millenia area can do with a few more coffee places, but not the usual mass-market type.

The positioning of The Coffee Academïcs is somewhat in between, I guess.

This Millenia Walk outlet is quite inviting, with seats outside for people-watching (if any), or more comfortable area on the inside.

The recommended is the TCA House Blend, a multi-region blend featuring Latin American and African coffees.

Beans sourced from Columbia, Brazil and Ethiopia are combined and roasted, designed to create a full-bodied cup. Scored 92 to 94 by the World Coffee Review, the TCA House Blend is ranked highest in Asia and top three in the world.

Good to know: its sourced coffee beans have a score of 92 to 94 points by the World Coffee Review, ranked highest in Asia and top three in the world.

It also has a pour-over bar and a selection of pastries like Cruffins.

In terms of coffee, I usually go for their Manuka ($6.40) which has natural New Zealand organic honey drizzled over for that delicate sweetness; or Okinawa ($6.40) which is cappuccino with Okinawa brown cane sugar.

However, I do find the prices of the coffee on the higher price range side, and quality not that consistent from branch to branch.

Brunch lovers should not miss their All-Day Breakfast Selection such as The Academics Breakfast ($28), Smoked Salmon & Hash ($24.50), Avocado on Toast with Ikura ($24.50), and Eggs Royale ($24.50).

My usual ‘default’ choice would be The Academics Breakfast ($28) included with Spiced Herb Bratwurst, maple bacon, homemade baked beans, sautéed mushrooms, Halloumi cheese and eggs of your choice, served with toasted brioche and seasonal greens.

Other “Big Bites” mains and pastas they offer include Crispy Fish Fillet Tacos ($25), Grilled Salmon Fillet with Tomato Salsa ($28), Spicy Crab Meat Linguine ($26), and Umami Pasta ($23).

The recommended Crispy Fish Fillet Tacos ($25), I admit, is not something I would immediately order off the menu.

It consists of tacos with locally-grown golden snapper and chipotle mayonnaise wrapped within, topped with fresh mango salsa, served with seasonal greens and curly fries.

An interesting part-sweet, part-savoury combination – slightly messy to eat, could work better with more moist fish and robust-tasting sauce.

Another popular choice would be the Japanese-inspired Miso Salmon Pasta ($28) with spaghetti tossed in rich miso cream sauce and baby spinach served with grilled salmon, topped with cherry tomatoes, Japanese nori and fresh parsley.

The Coffee Academïcs – Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-26/28/K17 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: 8am – 8:30pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat – Sun)

The Coffee Academïcs – Scotts Square
Scotts Square, #02-01/#02-02, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 1940
Opening Hours: 9am – 8:30pm (Mon – Thur), 9am – 9pm (Fri – Sat), 9am – 8pm (Sun)

Other locations: Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-12, Ocean Financial Centre #01-03, Marina Bay Financial Centre #01-01

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