Choice Cuts Goods has opened a permanent space on the same stretch as the famous Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata along Joo Chiat Road.

It has moved quite a number of times in the recent years, from Serangoon to MOX, a co-working space at Katong Point and finally within a shophouse.

Choice Cut Goods should be no stranger to East Coast especially Katong residents, being a lifestyle concept shop with a selection of vinyl records, Hip Hop lifestyle products, accessories and streetwear brands.

With a spanking new white interior filled an entire shelf of vinyl records on the first floor, the brand has opened a second concept by the name of Jungle Grove on the 2nd floor.

On the left side of the entrance, one will find a colourful stairway that leads up to the 2nd floor, a darker space that is decked in wooden furniture, serving as a cafe in the day and bar at night after 5pm.

The place also doubles up as a co-working space from 9am to 5pm daily, where free WiFi and ample PowerPoints are provided.

On the first floor at Choice Cuts Goods, a bagels-centric menu with both savoury and sweet options can be found>

These includes items such as Smoked Salmon, Dill Cream Cheese ($13), Smashed Avo Vegemite Cream Cheese ($13), NYC Bacon, Egg & Cheese ($13), Hummus Dip ($8), Cheese Pepperoni Pizza ($12) and PB & J Banana Rice Krispies ($7).

Whereas at Jungle Groove, there is no food or espresso-based drinks but filtered coffee instead during the day.

After 5pm, the space is transformed into a bar with interesting cocktails ($18 – $20) such as Scotch Whiskey-based Joo Chiat Boulevard named after their geographic location.

4 different single origin coffee beans are available for their Drip Coffee (Hot $7 – $8, Cold $8 – $9), namely Guatemala, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Brazil.

V60 pourover is used for the drip coffee, served in double-walled Bodum glass, on top of a wooden tray with a small tasting note.

I had the Pia ($8) from Ethiopia, with distinctive rose aroma and hints of lemongrass and peaches.

A smooth body with distinctive sweet notes extracted, the Pia was easy to drink and pleasant on the palate.

For a fuller bodied Drip Coffee, the Brasiliana from Brazil will have a more earthy and nutty notes, with taste of pecan, cacao and plum.

With background music played from the vinyl records in store, diners can enjoy a quiet afternoon over a cup of good coffee.

Jungle Groove
446 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427659
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – 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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