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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Brunch at Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters @ Upper Thomson Road

185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333
Tel:  None supplied
Opens daily from 9.00am to 11.00pm

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters is a sleek cafe done in a slate of white - clean cut lines, cheery ambience because of the friendly staff, and provides a great ambience for weekend brunch, afternoon hangouts, chilling out or meals.   I've met one of the co-founders Li Hao as well - nice dude who is generous with their deliciously-brewed coffees.

The wide array of pastries on display look tempting, each with its own unique colour and flavour. I would have loved to try one of the domed desserts, but the cafe-hopping mates had already ordered some other items for sharing.  Never mind, I'd be back again for sure.

Their hot white coffee comes in 3 different sizes, SGD$4.50 for 3oz, SGD$5.00 for 5oz and SGD$5.50 for 7oz. Smooth, aromatic coffee beneath pretty latte art, with a long finish filled with nutty hints - one could see why Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters stand out from the many cafes along the same Upper Thomson stretch.

The Cold Drip Coffee and Tea Classic cost SGD$6.00 each, and come in similar servings.  I enjoyed the romantically-named Timeless Earl Grey, which was actually just unsweetened earl grey tea.

For food, they have the Day Menu and Night Menu, so there's plenty of variety to choose from when you visit at different time of the day.

We started with the Breakfast Platter (SGD$22.00) from the Day Menu - consisting of multi-grained toast, fresh avocado, smoked salmon, back bacon, baked mushrooms, potato hash, and choice of eggs. In this case, we had them done sunny-sideup.

This large platter was perfect because it comprised of everything under the "breakfast must-have" list, all done to good texture - crispy bacon and hash browns, soft eggs with yielding yolks, umami mushrooms and smoke salmon, buttery avocado etc all paired beautifully with wheat toast for balance.  A happy breakfast makes for a happy day, so I guess this must have been a good start for us.

Next, Lemongrass Ricotta Hotcakes (SGD$17.50) - triple-stacked fluffy ricotta pancakes infusesd faintly with lemongrass' exotic flavour, topped with zesty berry compote giving it an extra boost of taste and lots of colours. The pancakes were so velvety soft, they melted upon contact with the tongue, becoming a luscious mush with the delicious berries. This scores high points for aesthetics, taste and texture for sure!

Finally, the Yuzu Lemon Tart (SGD$7.00) with its crunchy, buttery crust that broke apart beautifully between the teeth, teasing the palate with its citrusy, refreshing yuzu-lemon curd, smooth and scumptious - I can so imagine eating this again with a hot pot of tea in the lazy sunny afternoons...

The overall experience at Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters was great, and we would definitely love to revisit for more good food and drinks.

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