The previous week, we paid a visit to another night org cafe in Johore Bahru, Faculty of Caffeine. Little did we know that Faculty of Caffeine was opened by the same good people behind the recently blogged, The Replacement.
Located along Jalan Trus in the vicinity of IT Roo Cafe (which serves up good ole’ Hainanese Chicken chop), the cafe itself is small and dark – a stark contrast from the somewhat large sitting capacity for a cafe and white wash walls of The Replacement.
Does Singapore need yet another coffee-cafe? It does look like there is no stopping these entrepreneurs. Necessary Provisions is opened by the good people behind Smitten at Robertson Quay and of the now-defunct Henry Congressional at Henry Park.
I’m an active Instagram user by most accounts and photographs of this particular cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters (“Common Man”), have been pipping up the last 2 weekends. To say that my curiosity was not piqued as a result of the sheer number of photographs would be a blatant lie on my part. We are definitely citizens of the online Social Media world.
Common Man Coffee Roasters is the brainchild of Harry Grover (who started 40 Hands in Tiong Bahru some 3 years ago), the Spa Esprit group (Skinny Pizza, Barracks, Tiong Bahru Bakery and others) and Australian coffee roaster, Five Senses. Common Man is quite the new kid on the block, having only opened its doors sometime around the Singapore National Day (9th August) of this year.
So guess what… it’s another Brunch post on hungryepicurean.com.
Located opposite Liang Court, within the compounds of the old River Valley Swimming Complex (for those who remember the swimming pool) at the foot of Fort Canning Hill lies The Fabulous Baker Boy. By the way, the compound is literally called, “Foothills”.
What I like about this place are its really affordable cafe prices and while the food is not much of a shout-out, it’s more than decent. Speaking of food, the menu serves up some of the classics like eggs benedict, big breakfast sets and pot pies. And those of you who cannot live without their sweets, they have quite a selection of cakes on display (which I hear are pretty good too!)