Assembly Coffee

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26 Evan Lodge Singapore 259367
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Bryan Choo
Listing created by Bryan Choo on April 29, 2014    

If you're looking for top quality coffee then look no further. The people at Assembly pride themselves on being part of the third wave coffee movement. I honestly have no idea what that means but hey, the coffee here is so good, it almost doesn't even matter.

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Love their food but buy some highchairs please!

I am not a coffee-drinker, but I love the aroma of good coffee. Each time I hear about a new coffee place, I will bring the husband along because between us, he is the coffee connoisseur. I've been to Assembly Coffee 4 times and each time I find myself ordering the same items - Iced Chocolate, Pulled Pork Burger, Salted Caramel Waffles and Latte/ Flat White for the husband.

Operating out of a small kitchen, it is no surprise that their menu consists of only a few items. But I am impressed by their food quality. A point to note though is not to go too late as items may sell out. On my last visit I was there at 3pm on a weekday and my favourite pulled pork burger was no longer available. Their waffles are made of buttermilk which made it all the more fragrant. It's crispy on the outside and fluffy inside - YUMS! They get their coffee beans from the reputed Liberty coffee, hence producing aromatic, flavourful and thick coffee. But their iced chocolate is on the milky side, which is not to my liking. I would prefer it to be more chocolatey.

One downside is the lack of stroller access and highchairs. There are a few steps leading to the front of the cafe which makes it impossible to a stroller to enter. On my initial visits, the staff borrowed the high chairs from the neighbouring restaurants but on my last visit, they told me that they can no longer loan high chairs from their neighbours. This would make it very difficult for me to return as I am a stay at home mum who bring her toddler everywhere.

Another point to note is the attitude of the staff (or perhaps I should say, the bosses). Each time I enter the cafe, I am hardly greeted by a welcome or smiles, even during off-peak hours. While some staff do make an effort to be friendly, the bosses always looked like they had a bad day or just had a fight between them. I know that they are young and probably have rich parents (I read their interview by a local magazine found in their store that their parents helped finance the start up costs). And although the food and coffee are good, there is no need to act all stuck up especially when in the service industry. I don't mind paying extra for good service. Bad service really turns me off.

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