Spent my Christmas Eve afternoon with a cup of coffee at this new spot at 111 Somerset; a space that is tucked away at the back of the mall that I did not even knew that it existed — located just beside the entry/exit to the mall where So Good Hong Kong Char Chaan Teng is located.

Being predominantly a shop that caters to skaters retailing skateboard and related peripherals (a pretty apt location given it being beside the skate park at Somerset MRT Station), Halfpipe Skate Bar also serves as a small hangout (limited to two tables and a bar counter that seats five) which serves coffee and a rather wide variety of craft beers in the display chiller.

The Flat White was actually surprisingly well-pulled — smooth, creamy with a medium body and a roasty and earthy flavour profile, which came pretty unexpected from a place where coffee seems more to be their side gig.