Stumbling upon Bullock Cart Coffee at Hong Lim Complex was another surprise, adding to the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in the area.

This is the second new café on the second level of the same building – the other being Spring Coffee; and one of the many recent additions to Chinatown.

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This coffee spot has taken over from The Flour Department, and caters more to the takeaway crowd with its compact space.

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However, it still offers a snug spot for those looking to enjoy their coffee on-site.

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As to why this peculiar name of “Bullock Cart Coffee”, the co-owner revealed that this was to pay homage to Chinatown in the past.

Bullock and ox carts were then commonly used for transportation and the movement of goods in the area.

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The menu was concise, featuring a selection of Croissant ($3.80), Almond Croissant ($4.60), Kouign-Amann ($4.60), Lychee Cruffin ($5.50), and Chocolate Hazelnut Cruffin ($5.50). Nothing too fanciful yet.

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For something more substantial, there is the Egg Mayo Croissant ($5).

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I had the Chocolate Hazelnut Cruffin ($5.50).

The crust was flaky; and upon warming (by the Balmuda toaster) it yielded to a heart of hazelnut chocolate that was delightfully molten, reminiscent of lava.

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Other than usual Black ($4.50), White ($5), the café also offers Taro Latte ($6) – with beans sourced from Cowpresso.

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Bullock Cart Coffee is a promising addition to Hong Lim’s coffee repertoire, although time will tell if the Chinatown area’s increasing concentration of coffee shops will affect its success.

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Bullock Cart Coffee
531 Upper Cross Street #02-57A Singapore 050531
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 3:30pm (Sat – Sun)

Other Related Entries
Spring Coffee (Hong Lim Complex)
Rough Guys Coffee (South Bridge Road)
afterwords Café (Pagoda Street)
Dome Bakery (South Bridge Road)
Ceres Haus (Boat Quay)

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