UpShot Coffee has entered a new journey of specialty coffee by launching its first café in Singapore at One Raffles Place.
Indonesian coffee lovers may be familiar with this brand, as they have their own coffee plantation in Indonesia and have produced coffee beans for the past three generations,
With access to the coffee plantation and local farmers in Indonesia, UpShot Coffee offers a unique selection of high-quality coffee products such as USDA Organic Coffee.
The coffee beans are said to be chemical-free, preservative-free, contains a high amount of vitamin, minerals and antioxidants.
Their interior somewhat reminds me of the likes of %Arabica, with a white and minimalist touch, accentuated by light touches of wooden elements in their 20 seater dine-in space.
One thing to note, all their items are served in takeaway boxes and cups as they only initially planned to open a takeaway kiosk instead of a dine-in cafe.
Their menu features a small selection of light bites, mainly focusing on Sandwiches such as Ham & Cheese ($11.50), Carameliased Onion Mushroom & Cheese ($11.50), Truffle Garlic Cheese ($10), Egg Mayo ($10), Egg Benedict ($11.50) and Philly Cheesesteak ($12.50).
Using ciabatta for the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich ($12.50), each sandwich was assembled and roasted before serving to give the bread a light crispy crunch.
The ciabatta had a slightly dense texture in contrast to the fillings of capsicum, caramelised onion, pepper, steak and cheese.
Two side dishes are available, namely Mac & Cheese ($8.50) and Hotdog on a Stick ($7.50).
The unassuming Mac & Cheese ($8.50) came with generous amount of savoury-stretchy cheese with black pepper added to spice up the combination.
Bits of bacon can also be found, which added some depth to the overall flavour.
I liked that the cheese taste was on the lighter side that wasn’t too overwhelming, especially when you do not want that heavy a meal in between work.
A small selection of pastries can be found on their display: Croissant ($4.50), Kouign Amann ($4.90), Pain au Chocolat ($4.90), Sticky Cinnamon Bun ($5.40), Matcha Cruffin ($5.80) and Chocolate Hazelnut Cruffin ($5.80),
A sweet treat to end the meal, the Matcha Cruffin ($5.80) had a bittersweet white chocolate matcha glaze on the surface with match cream piped into the centre of the cruffin.
Coming from a coffee plantation background with coffee roasting experience for three generations, their specialty coffee is their highlight at the end of the day.
Customers can choose between Single origin Sumatra using 100% Arabica or their House blend with 70% Arabica, 30% Robusta from Sumatra, both roasted by themselves.
The usual espresso-based drinks can be found on the menu: Espresso ($4.50), Americano ($5), Cappuccino ($5.50), Latte ($5.50), Mocha Latte ($6.50) and Vanilla Latte ($6.50).
These are available in 2 cup sizes: 8 oz comes (single espresso shot) and 12 oz (double espresso shots).
My cup of Flat White ($5.50) was medium bodied, smooth and robust with distinctive chocolatey notes.
With another new coffee spot for the CBD crowd, Upshot should be to provide the necessary caffeine fix for the day. Just that you would need to get four levels up this building.
One Raffles Place, 01 Raffles Place, #04-31, Singapore 048616
Opening Hours: 9am – 5:30pm (Mon – Fri), 9:30am – 5pm (Sat), Closed Sun
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.