Interesting that the under-the-radar neighbourhood of Bukit Merah has welcomed two new coffee shops – Rookie’s Coffee Shop and Venture Drive Coffee just across each other.

The cafes are nearby food places such as Keng Eng Kee Seafood, Poh Cheu Soon Kueh and Ang Ku Kueh, and Alexandra Village Food Centre.

Venture Drive Coffee used to be located at Jurong East, but has moved to two locations at Bukit Merah Central and NTU.

While they used to have an all-white minimalist décor, the Bukit Merah outlet has adopted a primary black base colour, with limited seating outdoors on stools.

Focusing on single origin coffee beans that are roasted in-house, their menu offers only beverages such as Black ($4.50 – $10), White ($5 – $6.50), Mocha ($6 – $7), Chocolate ($6 – $7) and Tea ($6).

Extra espresso shot and Vegan Milk are available at an additional $1.

Serving single origin Brazil coffee beans with a natural process for their espresso-based drinks, it had a nutty and chocolatey taste.

I decided to go with their single origin Ethiopia coffee beans that came with 2 espresso shots.

The cup of Flat White has a medium body packed with floral, citrusy with berries notes.

If you prefer a house-blend, available is the Opus 27 Moonlight Sonata with full-bodied hazelnuts and chocolates with a sweet floral finish.

A well-balanced and pleasant cup of coffee.

Venture Drive Coffee
123 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-110, Singapore 150123
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Thurs – Sun), Closed Mon – Wed

50 Nanyang Avenue, North Spine Plaza NS3-01-13, Singapore 639798
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat), Closed Sun

Other Related Entries
Rookie’s Coffee Shop (Bt Merah Lane 1)
Round Boy Roasters (Jalan Bukit Merah)
Degree Celsius (Penang Road)
Balance Coffee (Balestier)
Equate Coffee (Tanjong Pagar)

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

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