With themed cafes mushrooming profusely all over the island of late, The Coffee Daily is here to join in the party.
Good news for Serangoon denizens, at last a good cup of Joe within reach, relieving their once-coffee-deprived neighbourhood. Step into the cafe and be greet by the duo behind the works: a husband-and-wife team, whereby both had eloped from their advertising industry to persue their affection for good coffee. If you happened to get lost while trying to satisfy your chocolate cravings, that is because The Coffee Daily now inhibits the space of the former Awfully Chocolate.
Taking a leaf from old-fashioned homes in the 80s, be prepared to be struck by a wave of nostalgia in this bare-bones cafe with minimalist furniture. The humble interior is almost a reminiscence of our grandma’s flat: simple and old school. Have some traditional bakes and sandwiches alongside your Joe, which come fresh from a local bakery on a daily basis. Arrive early though, the limited range of nosh in this retro 20-odd seater tend to run out by mid-day.
Oh no, seems like Serangoon’s best kept secret is leaking.
The Husband, Alex, got us a lovely heart-shaped pattern on our latte and The Wife, Nicole, served us our cuppa. As expected, the brew was unsweetened, hence retaining the rawness taste of the coffee beans. The coffee was packed with great aroma, a velvety texture and, erms, a hint of romance.
Muffins were what’s left by the time we arrived so we got ourselves a Cranberry Coconut muffin. Pry through the muffin and discover a generous amount of dried cranberries embedded within. Coconut must be expensive nowadays because the taste of it was very subtle. I have little complains about this muffin, but also nothing much for me to shout about. Just a very simple bite.
There were a few hits and misses, but what they lacked in their grub, they make up for it in their good coffee. No service charge and GST here, whilst tipping is recommended. Be warned that The Coffee Daily is also guilty of the out-of-the-way location, so bringing a map along may not be a bad idea. Students and west-residing citizens like me should feel sorry for ourselves because no mugging is entertained in this cosy cafe and it is really a bitch to schlep our way here.
Yet again, try bringing your grandma here, and she might just fall in love with this place.
75 Brighton Crescent
Tue – Sun, 9am – 6pm
Fri, 9am – 4pm
Closed on Mondays