If we only can choose one roastery to visit in Singapore it can only be Apartment Coffee. The roastery was once located at Lavender Street which is hidden away from the crowds. We first found out about the place due to the interior vibes they have, the big glass panel and white minimalistic interior make it a good place to chill during the afternoon.
It’s been our bi-weekly place to visit, as we love their seasonal menu as there’s always something new to explore each time. Filter coffee ($7.00 – $7.50) is the focus here, but you can also get your favorite espresso-based White ($5.50) or Black ($5.50) if you prefer. Look forward to trying beans from around the world, including less common options. Therefore we were worried when it was announced that they will be moving to a new location (as we were worried the place will be too far from us).
However, we were glad that the place got nearer to us instead. The new space is now located at 139 Selegie Road, a short six-minute walk from Rochor MRT Station. The new space retains its signature bright and airy look with an industrial meets minimalistic look; think concrete floors, clean walls, and a plant feature corner for photo ops. Now the “apartment’ has also grown in size, which means it is able to accommodate more patrons.
We highly recommend you visit this roastery at least once, not only you can have a good cup of coffee but experience good service there. Even though Apartment Coffee can get a little crowded at times, we love that the service staff members are prompt in service and very enthusiastic in giving recommendations. They always ask for our feedback and answer all our questions. Here it is not only about the coffee but also building a relationship.
Perhaps this is their definition of slow living, the barista kept to his own pace of weighing the coffee beans, grinding them, and making the perfect cup of filtered coffee at a consistent pace. We love seating at the bar table and watching them do the process. Thus if you are in rush, this may not be a good place for you, as at times you may need to wait for at least 30 minutes. A little reminder to you is that the place doesn’t provide takeaway cups, thus if you want your coffee to-go remember to bring your own cup.
Address: 139 Selegie Road, #01-01, Singapore 188309
Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm