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Habitat Coffee

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223 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574 355
 
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A cozy cafe along the Thomson food enclave selling the usual cafe grub from all day breakfasts, pastas, sandwiches, cakes, coffees and more. Magazines are provided along with comfy sofas for a chill out afternoon. 

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Not a habit to go there for lunch

Habitat Coffee is a coffee shop located along Upper Thomson Road, which is home to many hipster cafes such as Pacamara. However, Habitat remains a strong competitor as it has amassed a strong fan base for their delicious food and efficient service.

I’ve visited Habitat Coffee a couple of times (4 maybe?) as it is located 4 bus stops away from Marymount MRT station, which is near my school. In my opinion, their food has nothing much to rave over as it tastes like typical cafe food. In fact, in light of the increasing number of cafes, Habitat Coffee may pale in comparison. Their food is rather pricey as well.

Although I’ve never tried their coffee before, its tantalizing smell permeates the entire cafe and has enticed me to give it a try soon. Perhaps someone could tell me how it tastes!

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(Updated: January 12, 2015)

Yummy and affordable food!

Habitat Coffee is definitely one of my favourite cafes in Singapore. With just a 5-10 min walk from Marymount MRT, it's actually pretty convenient to get to. Didn't get to try the coffee but food wise, we were pleasantly surprised! Food was delicious and portions were decent as well.

For mains, we ordered the Ocean Linguine and Cheesynara Pasta ($16 each). Both pastas were very tasty and not too overwhelming. While the pastas were good, my favourite would have to be the Truffle Fries ($8). After trying truffle fries from various places, I would consider Habitat Coffee's to be one of the most value for money. It's tasty, addictive and comes in quite a huge portion too. With many cafes selling truffle fries for twice the price, I'm definitely coming back here again whenever I need to satisfy my truffle fries cravings.

My only gripe though, is how crammed the place is. It's almost impossible to sit through your meal without eavesdropping on the conversations of the people next to you - which also means that the people beside you are unintentionally eavesdropping on your conversation as well. But for the yummy food and affordable prices, I'd say it's still worth a visit. I'll definitely be back to try their brunch menu/coffee! :)

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best Part:
Truffle Fries
Branch Location:
Upper Thomson Road
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Favourite Brunch spot of all time

Habitat Coffee is my favourite brunch place after so many cafes I have visited the past year. Habitat coffee is located at upper Thomson road and parking may be quite inconvenient there because of the limited parallel parking lots around that area, unless you're willing to walk a little and park further away.

I have been to Habitat Coffee many times and most of the time, I visit the cafe on a Saturday for lunch. The queue is steadily long but I get seated within 20-30 min, which is a reasonable waiting time for me. I have waited for a ridiculous 3 hours for a cafe before only to be told after being seated that their brunch items were sold out for the day. I will leave that story to another day. Back to Habitat Coffee, I was expecting to wait for a long while for my food to come because the cafe was packed! But I was pleasantly surprised when my food came in 10 minutes.

I usually order their truffle fries and their brunch items like the The Big Ben or The Shrooms. The Big Ben consists of scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, hashbrown and an English muffin. The portion is slightly too big for me but I really do enjoy their scrambled eggs which is runny and creamy. The shrooms which comes with a poached egg with sauteed mushrooms on top of a huge piece of bread is wonderful as well! However, it is their truffle fries that attracts me to head back to Habitat Coffee every now and then. It is not easy to find cafes that serve a good serving of truffle fries that taste yummy and reasonably priced at the same time. Habitat Coffee is one such cafe and I cant help myself but head back for more truffle fries every other week.

Recommend recommend recommend!!!!

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Average Spent Per Person:
18
Best Part:
truffle fries
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: May 15, 2014)

Good food and coffee, but packed

A friend recommended this place to me when it first opened since it's near where I live. But it's a little far-flung for those who do not live nearby, with the nearest MRT station (Marymount) being a 5-10 minute walk away.

I appreciate coffees which pack a punch, and their Piccolo ($4.20) did not disappoint. Food-wise, I enjoyed the Truffle Al Funghi ($17). The pasta was creamy without being too "jelat". Brunch lovers will be glad to know that they serve it from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food for the relatively reasonable prices. However, one gripe though. I liked Habitat much better when it was less crowded and made a great place to chill out. It can get quite packed on weekday afternoons these days, especially with the cramming of tables in the café to solve the crowd issues (I suppose), which makes it a tad uncomfortable having the next table eavesdropping on your conversations without even trying. A little give-and-take, I guess.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Nice truffle fries and pasta

Habitat Coffee is located at the food heaven that is Upper Thomson Road. I visit here frequently for my ice-cream and prata fix and one day I spotted this new cafe and my friends and I went in to try! We were there on a weekday evening around 5-ish and it wasn't very crowded but as it got closer to dinner time, the people just kept streaming in. The place doesn't hold a lot of people so it's either you come early, make a reservation or you'll end up waiting outside the cafe! I like the vibe here, it is un-pretentious and simple. Just people chit chatting and enjoying their meals. The menu serves cafe-typical food like pastas, coffee, truffle fries and the likes. I don't take coffee so I can't comment on the coffee served here, which I guess should be their focus since they named themselves Habitat "Coffee".

We ordered three pasta dishes and a serving of truffle fries. The food took some time to be served and I guess that's because the food are freshly prepared in the kitchen, at least that how the food tasted like. The truffle fries came first and it tasted really good, the truffle smell was strong and more apparent that some others that I have tasted. The pastas are cooked to al dente perfection and had a lot of ingredients in them. I particularly liked the pasta with sausage and bacon in it (forgot what it is exactly called..) cos it was so savoury and hearty!! I will be back here to try their brunch menu and desserts soon. :)

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(Updated: March 12, 2014)

Quaint Cafe

I was on my way to Upper Thomson Road for dinner when I saw this huge sign named "Habitat Coffee". Aroused by my curiosity, I decided to change plans and headed into this quaint cafe for my meal.

I was so glad that I made the last minute change to my plan as I felt so comfortable once I stepped into the cafe. Apart from its coziness, the variety of food attracted me too. I took a really long time to decide my choice of food before I placed my order.

I ordered churros as I thought that it is quite rare to be found in Singapore cafes. Thankfully, the churros tasted great and left a remarkable impression as it was my first time trying churros.

I will definitely go back again but this time, I will bring my family along!

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(Updated: February 24, 2014)

Cozy cafe with affordable food!

Habitat Coffee may be quite difficult to spot as it is tucked along Thomson Road with many other cafes and food places. However, it would be a loss to miss out on this quaint cafe.

Habitat's Coffee's greatest appeal is definitely its cosiness. Decked in simple white and pristine decorations, one would instantly feel at ease upon entering the cafe. The variety of food may not be extensive but just enough to make one have a tough time deciding what to eat. Not only do they serve main courses like pastas and sandwiches, they also serve brunches on weekdays, 11am - 5.30pm and all-day brunches on the weekends as well.

I personally liked the Big Ben. Some breakfast sets at some cafes taste very mediocre or even tasteless but not the breakfast set here! The sausages and eggs were delicious and there was a hash brown as well, which is pretty much a good breakfast to go! And who doesn't like truffle fries? Because I certainly do! The serving is big enough to be shared between 3 people or so. Drinks wise, I would recommend the hazelnut coffee. Not overbearingly sweet and not forgetting to mention, it's a good drink to quench your thirst on a hot day.

Overall, it is a cafe worth visiting with affordable prices for its food quality. Its coziness is welcoming as well, a very ideal place to chill with your friends over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

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Average Spent Per Person:
16
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Great ambience, great staff!

I visited Habitat Coffee with my CCA mates after school one day because it is relatively near to my school - just a few bus stops away. When we arrived at the place, I found that it was a very cosy and pretty café and I immediately loved the ambience.

Once we got the menu, I was surprised to find that they sell food that's not commonly found in Singapore - like churros and poutine! Being students on a budget, we couldn't afford to buy both the churros and the poutine but after much deliberation, we split money to buy a serving of poutine, which was EXCELLENT.

I personally ordered the pasta and it was wonderful! The portion was just nice and it came with a generous serving of sausages.

As it was my friend's birthday, I ordered a slice of cake from the counter staff and asked if they had candles and how much they were. To my surprise, they were free and the staff even asked how many candles I would like. How thoughtful! Thinking that the cake would just arrive on a regular plate with the candles on the side, I was shocked when they served the cake on a plate with the words "Happy Birthday! :)" written in chocolate, and the candle stuck perfectly into the centre of the cake. They even helped us light the candle in front of my friend, sang the birthday song with us and helped us take pictures. The extra effort was really nice!

I really like the place and the staff were great too. I'd definitely visit again sometime soon!

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quaint little cafe worth visiting

This cafe is quite a small, cozy one, with a lovely warm ambience. Although it may get rather crowded during peak hours, other than that, it's a great place to chill with friends.

The coffee isn't particularly remarkable in my opinion, but what I did enjoy were their truffle fries. It's less expensive than what many other places charge for truffle fries, at under $10, and the portion is quite a generous one too! Perfect to share with a friend. I order it every time I visit (:

Their all-day breakfast sets make for satisfying, light lunches/dinners as well.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Branch Location:
Thomson
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Perfect Brunch

Perfect place for a couple or three to have affordable breakfast/brunch. Not suitable for big groups as the shop's quite small but with a lovely, cozy ambiance. I personally find this cafe suitable to visit right after a morning jog or maybe also breakfast before work.

They serve all day brunch which is also suitable for those who wants to sleep in during the weekend. The Big Ben, which is one of the 'home recommended' is a must try there! If you're a fan of scrambled eggs, they serve downright perfect eggs. Pair your breakfast up with their cafe latte, a nice blend of coffee with frothy steamed milk for the perfect breakfast before starting a long day.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
The Big Ben
Branch Location:
Upp Thomson
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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