Talk about one of the most popular cafes at Upper Thomson, and one of the shoo-ins has to be Columbus Coffee Co.

If you have not visited the brunch café in a while, time to drop by again as they have just undergone a complete revamp.

Columbus Coffee Co. is located at 220 Upper Thomson Road (next to French Toast Language Centre), conceptualised by the same group which names its cafes with an astronomical-inspired theme.

These include Supernova at Tanjong Katong, Atlas Coffeehouse at Bukit Timah, Lunar Coffee Brewers at Downtown Gallery, Columbus Coffee Co. at Upper Thomson, Apollo Coffee Bar at Serangoon Garden, and Neptune along East Coast Road.

Now, which is your favourite?

While the décor used to lean towards white and minimalist industrial chic, the new look has a more earthy coloured scheme which features lots of browns and neutral colours.

This makes the vibes more homely, relaxing and welcoming.

Some customers may prefer to sit outside (if you are not afraid of the heat), where you get that al fresco dining feel.

Or when the inside gets too packed, which is likely to happen.

This set-up is more suitable for small families and groups to dine at, with a menu that feels familiar and is wide-ranging enough, more than just the usual standard café fare.

Though admittedly slightly pricey.

Come for brunch and you get offerings including the trending ‘sandos’ in the likes of Breakfast Sammie ($21.50) and Steak Sammie ($23.90).

There are also the Fried Chicken French Toast ($24.50), Pork & Potato Benedict ($23.90), Bacon & Potato Omelette ($20.90), Berry French Toast ($20.90), Marmite Mushrooms ($20.50) and Hotcakes & Passionfruit ($16.90).

I went for the Fried Chicken French Toast ($24.50) which came with buttermilk fried chicken on Shokupan French Toast.

If you need more flavours, spread some of the compound garlic butter over or dip the bread into the hot maple syrup sauce. I liked the contrast of the crispy chicken and fluffy bread, though would have wished for a bigger portion for its price.

Lunch choices feature the Salmon Poke ($22.50), Stockpot Chicken & Gruyere ($22.90), Beer Bratwurst & Rarebit ($23.90) and Halibut & Scallop “Pao Fan” ($24.90).

As you would like something more filling, some items come with an Asian twist such as the Cereal Prawn Pasta ($22.40), Eggplant & Shrooms Donburi ($20.00), and Mala Chicken Burger ($22.50).

While they do not heavily market their Truffle Fries ($13.40), or there is anything particularly outstanding about its components, it has won fans over for its simplicity – just good-old crisp and freshly fried fries.

In terms of coffee, the beans used are roasted in-house under their “Sinister Coffee & Goods” branding.

Customers get to choose between two blends – Mr Cuddles (Guatemala & Brazil) which is well-balanced with great body; and Mr Brightside (Ethiopia and Colombia) which has layered aromas and juicy acidity.

Expect the ‘new’ place to be a hit, as if it isn’t already.

Columbus Coffee Co.
220 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Garden Estate, Singapore 574352
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Tues – Sat), 9am – 7pm (Sun), Closed Mon

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