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231 Bain Street
#01-05 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231

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Monday:
08:30am - 06:00pm

Tuesday:
08:30am - 06:00pm

Wednesday:
08:30am - 06:00pm

Thursday:
08:30am - 06:00pm

Friday:
08:30am - 06:00pm

Saturday:
10:00am - 06:00pm

Sunday:
10:00am - 06:00pm

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Reviews

From the Burpple community

Contains:
iced white, lemon sheet cake, sticky date pudding

Price:
$5.50 (for the iced white)

Promo:
1-for-1 on Burpple Beyond

Worth Eat?
🌕YES🌕
I don’t know how to describe coffee but I know a good coffee when I taste one and this was great! It’s strong and the flavours were balanced. The pastries we had were both too dense though.

good place to relax, a cozy place to avoid the scorching sun!

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This hidden gem located in a cosy little corner of Bras Basah Complex is home to solid coffees and a minimalistic space perfect for whiling lazy afternoons away at. Burppler Edith Loo's claims that this joint serves up "one of the best" Iced Lattes ($4.50), with a perfect balance between strength and flavour. Also delicious is the Filter Coffee ($6) – well-bodied whilst sporting a fruity and nuanced flavour.

Photo by Burppler Edith Loo

Located in a cosy little corner of Bras Basah Complex, hidden among a row of bookstores, Narrative serves up a number of cakes and specialty coffee. I came to check out their filter coffee ($6) before an appointment.

During my visit, the filter coffees on rotation were sourced from scandinavian roasters, with a roast coming from the renowned Coffee Collective of Denmark and two roasts from Koppi roasters of Sweden. I opted for the Kenyan Single Origin from roasted by Koppi, which was brewed with finesse by the barista (whose name I didn’t manage to catch) and delivered a full mouthfeel with flavour notes of plums and raisins.

What’s worthy of noting is that the brewers at Narrative use the Clever coffee dripper, allowing them to switch between immersion and drip brewing. This makes the coffee more complex and layered, developing a body while retaining the fruity, nuanced flavours.

The service was great, and the ambience of the place was nice and minimalist. You could see the love the brewers have for the coffee as you watch them brew your coffee. Their precision and attention to detail about the time of extraction reflects the amount of TLC they put into each cup, and I highly recommend paying them a visit. I’ll be back soon to try out other coffees and their cakes!

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This coffee place is cosy and filled with coffee fragrance. Definitely a great place to order a cup of coffee and relax during the weekend.

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A good cup of coffee is hard to make. Their coffee is aromatic. Latte (4.50), Iced cino (5.50) and Earl grey tea cake (3.00). Cosy cafe and limited seats inside. Most people ordered takeaway.

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