All right. Donuts specifically brioche doughnuts are IN again, with shops such as Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery, Puffs and Peaks, Burnt Ends Bakery and Sin and Savage Bakehouse all enjoying relative popularity.
With a name like Cowpresso Coffee Roasters, the last thing you would expect them to sell are donuts, but you can find them here as well. And topped with soft serve. Sounds tempting.
Located on the stretch of Lor Kilat lined with popular Korean restaurants, brunch cafes and gyms, Cowpresso Coffee Roasters is a homegrown and community-centered coffeehouse with an extensive range of product lines.
These include Roasted Specialty Coffee Beans, Espresso Machines, Coffee Grinders, Brewing Gears and more.
Therefore, you would find the space rather huge, as they aim to be a one-stop coffee paradise for avid coffee lovers.
There is also a separate showroom within the shophouse designed to display the exquisite coffee machines that they distribute and to hold small coffee appreciation classes.
There are two different looks that coffeehouse presents. During the day, it has an all-white aesthetic in which instagrammers would find joy posting #OOTD with profound quotes.
As for the evening onwards, you would find neon coloured lighting, for customers to wind down with wine and some pasta dishes. (The lighting then becomes very challenging for instagrammers who wants to look good without using flash – just saying.)
There are four different types of Handcrafted Brioche Doughnuts available – Honey Original ($4.90), Creme Au Chocolat ($5.80), Very Berry ($6.20) and Croque Madame ($6.90) – a savoury option.
I decided to go for the Roasted Pistachio Softserve on Toasty Honey Original Donut ($10.90) to experience their two signatures. Note: do not take too long with photos as the softserve melts fast on a warm donut.
And between the two components… surprise, surprise, I preferred the softserve better. It was milky and smooth with distinct earthy pistachio flavour.
The donut had a texture that was somewhat in between an old-school donut and a cake, and could have been more airy and fluffy. Perhaps I would try a chocolate on its own the next time.
For savouries, there are some choices of 72 Hours Angus Beef Ragu Pasta ($22.50), Carbonara ($19), Furikake Mentaiko Fries ($13), and Truffle Fries ($12). I think they possibly need more savoury items on the menu.
The Furikake Mentaiko Fries ($13) were actually crisp and addictive, though would have been better if the seaweed was not torched along with mentaiko mayo, leading to rather burnt taste at parts.
The café roast beans of various origins and tasting notes – fruity and crisp; chocolatey and buttery; spice-y and floral cups of joe.
Cowpresso Coffee Roasters Singapore
21 Lor Kilat, #01-07, Singapore 598123
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon, Thurs – Sun), Closed Tues, Wed