Swing by @alchemist.sg housed in a retro-looking building to get your caffeine fix. Uniquely located at Khong Guan’s former biscuit factory, I was captivated almost immediately by the sharp contrast of the red Chinese characters ‘康元’ coupled with old-fashioned baby blue iron grilles and pastel green wall, against the Alchemist neon blue lightings. Stepping in, I was welcomed by the minimalistic interior, which I would really love to chill my afternoon away if not for the full occupancy.

I am not a regular cold coffee person, but I was very pleased with the iced White I got. By early afternoon, they only had El Retiro from El Salvador left. I enjoyed the nice balance of acidity, described as mandarin-like, and a delicate sweetness of cane sugar. While it wasn’t an overly creamy White, the lasting roasted notes were laudable. Definitely a cafe worth checking out in Tai Seng!

  • 1 Like