There are more and more specialty coffee bars sprouting across the island of late, and these are places that focus more on their coffee than the food or pastries.
These specialty coffee bars include Zerah Coffee Roasters (North Bridge Road, , Rookie’s Coffee Shop (Bt Merah Lane 1), Handcraft Coffee (Everton Park), Pinhole Coffee Bar (Purvis Street), and Abseil (Shenton Way).
One thing in common in the layout of artisanal coffee bars is that the coffee bar counter has a longitudinal shape that takes up almost half the space indoors.
This is where the barista will prepare the drinks right before the eyes of the customers, and you can have better interaction.
If you had visited Rookie’s Coffee Shop at Bukit Merah, you might have come across Puck Provisions who roasted one of their beans, a single origin Ethiopia, used for their Aeropress coffee.
Stepping inside, the custom-made skateboards chairs reminded me of Double-Up Coffee (near Bugis), and the green and dark walls create a different vibe.
Head towards the rear of the space and one will walk into an art gallery with paintings hanging along the wall of the corridor and track lights illuminating the space.
I visited during their soft launch phase with everything on the menu on tipping basis.
A single origin Ethiopia beans roasted in-house is used for their espresso-based drinks: Doppio, Piccolo, Black and White.
My cup of Black almost tasted like a cup of lemon tea, citrusy and zesty with an acidic punch.
The White, on the other hand, is medium bodied with an acidic finish, pretty well balanced.
The same coffee bean is used for their pourover, with an addition single origin also from Ethiopia but with plums and nectarines notes instead.
Without and food or pastries on the menu, you know that Puck Provisions is serious about their coffee.
618 Serangoon Road 01-01, Singapore 218220
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.