First opened at Amoy Street in 2017 as a hole-in-the-wall takeaway kiosk, Upside Down Coffee Roaster has since expanded with their latest flagship outlet at Anson House, Tanjong Pagar.

They used to operate Shift Syphon Bar at North Bridge Road, but that store is now permanently closed.

Located just 1km away from their Amoy outlet, the Anson House branch now serves both coffee and food for dine-in customers.

Co-sharing the same space with Haworth – an office furniture manufacturer at the lobby of Anson House in Tanjong Pagar, Upside Down Coffee Roaster is now equipped with comfy furniture pieces from their showroom.

From the desks to the tables, chairs and lounge seats, customers can sit, feel and experience these furniture while dining in before making their purchases.

Only the 5 tables indoors and the outdoor seating area is meant for dine-in purpose, while the meeting room and the function room are meant for seminars.

Instead of focusing on their artisanal specialty coffee by offering multiple blends and single origins, the Anson House outlet only offers one blend for their espresso-based drinks.

Using a 2-beans-blend from Brazil and Ethiopia roasted in-house, options include Espresso ($4), Black ($4.50), White ($5), Mocha ($6), Iced Sparkling Black ($6.50) and Cold Brew ($7).

You can also choose to upsize the drinks at an additional $1, but I didn’t expect it to come in a big 12oz cup.

My cup of upsized White ($6) comes with double shots of espresso, smooth and medium bodied with notes of milk chocolate, berries and peanut butter.

Non-espresso drinks on the menu include Chai Latte ($6), Chocolate ($6), Matcha ($6), Tea ($7 – $8) and Juices ($9).

New on the menu is their food items, a selection of brunch items with funky names such as Cheese & Whiskers ($14), Smash Hit ($16), Homeless Smurfs ($15), Sweet Cheesus ($16), Mancake ($18) and Happy Place ($18).

Their pancakes come in both sweet called the Happy Place ($18), and savoury versions with the Mancake ($18). The latter is like a chives pancake.

The Happy Place ($18) came with interesting elements such as toffee banana bits within the pancakes, and drunken poached pear that added a light and refreshing twist.

Not to worry, you won’t get drunk early in the morning while having the pancakes.

Other toppings include ruby chocolate chips, blueberries, raspberries, icing sugar, a dollop of Chantilly meringue and homemade banoffee sauce served on the sides.

The pancakes were soft and moist with toffee banana that added a chewy texture, complemented by the sweet banoffee sauce.

With tables equipped with USB charging ports, Upside Down Coffee Roaster should be a possible spot for diners to work while having a cup of coffee.

Upside Down Coffee Roaster
Anson House, 72 Anson Rd, Singapore 079911
Opening Hours: 9am – 3pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun

114 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935
Opening Hours: 9am – 3pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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