This brand-new boutique coffee spot in South Bridge Road near Chinatown will probably be a soon-to-be favourite hideout for café lovers.
The people behind September Coffee draw their inspiration from mature café scenes in South Korea and Thailand.
In fact, they want to take it to the next level. Down at September Coffee, you can expect dedication to quality and aesthetics.
As to why it is called “September Coffee”, that is because the owner’s birthday is in September. (Should my to-be-café be called “February Waffles” then? Haha) Plus the cafe is also opened in September.
Anyway, if you want to explore another nearby new cafes, there are OnlyCreamery (Temple Street), Pomme (South Bridge Road), DOPA (Tanjong Pagar Plaza), Boyutei (Ann Siang), and CafeGround@252 (just a few steps away).
From behind the contemporary counter comes the “September Signatures” food and coffee, brewed with carefully sourced ingredients.
Your brunch is only complete with a good, filling dish picked from their all-day menu which focuses on fusion food.
Some of the signature foods are the briny Masago Udon ($23), rich Beef Ragu ($20), delicate Crab Linguine ($20), and the indulgent Wagyu Beef Brisket ($26).
Headlining is the Fried Chicken French Toast ($18), which you can consider a spin on fried chicken and waffles, and is also sold-out early.
Cut into the French toast that has soaked up the spicy honey, with a piece of fried chicken to go with it.
I liked the spread of pickled Japanese cabbage to cut away some of the richness. While I enjoyed the juiciness of the chicken, I thought that the thick toast could have been fluffier and eggy for a more complete package.
For something totally sweet, the PB&J Toast ($15) is a dessert thick toast recommended.
With homemade peanut butter, berry jelly, caramelised banana, the brioche toast is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for good measure.
There are also some sides including Pulled Beef Toast ($12), Truffle Tater Tots ($13), Truffle Fries ($11) and Soy-Glazed Wings ($12).
Labelled “small bites”, the Tiger Prawn Toast ($14) was true to its name with four tiny pieces of toasted brioche topped with tiger prawn, cured ikura and kizami wasabi mayo.
Was hoping for something more substantial and a few-pops-and-gone rendition.
Watch the baristas spruce up double ristretto shots with additional ingredients. Grab a cup of Iced Black Sesame Latte ($8), a beautifully cup of coffee made with rich sesame cream and fresh milk.
For something different, there is the Gula Melaka Latte ($8). Hiding beneath the toasted coconut flakes and coffee is a thin base of gula melaka, offering caramelised sweetness to the drink.
There are also the pretty-looking Iced Refreshers of Sunset Breeze ($7), Sakura Peach Blossom ($7), Sakura Lychee Spritz ($7) and Yuzuri Spritz ($7).
Snap a picture before you stir the layers together to get a mix of fruitiness and sparkling mouthfeel in a single sip.
There are quite a number of interesting items that are best left for you to explore.
However, do note that the waiting time can be longer than the average during peak hours (probably still getting a hang of things) and some key items do get sold out early.
You can always hop down to September Coffee, well… after September.
258 South Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 058807
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Tues – Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 9pm (Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Dean Ang. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.