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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Afternoon Tea at Oromo Coffee @ Shaw Tower

100 Beach Road #01-41B, Shaw Tower, Singapore 189702
Tel: 6299 5325

Looking for a quiet cafe for a mid-afternoon caffeine boost around Beach Road, and I stumbled upon Oromo Coffee at Shaw Tower.

The cafe appears spacious from the outside, with its full-glass windows and cushy couch seats by the window. The black sign board and menu board by the entrance were both eye-catching and inviting as well.

It was only when we went in, we realized that it was a kind of co-shared space with Subway. Either that, or Subway patrons from the borderless next door have all stationed themselves comfortably on tables and chairs at Oromo Coffee.

It struck me as weird, since Oromo Coffee has its own menu with items such as sandwiches, simple pasta dishes etc. They also have some cakes and desserts for those with sweet tooth. Coffee beans hail from over the world, according to their Facebook page.

Green Tea (SGD$4.90) was served in a glass teapot with simple white cup by the side. Two sugar gem cookies were served on the tiny saucer, in lieu of biscotti.

Cappuccino (SGD$4.50 for regular / SGD$5.50 for large) - foamy, bittersweet (rather bitter, in fact), smooth and creamy. This was also served with 2 of those colorful sugar gem cookies.

Overall, quiet place for afternoon hangout or work. The hot savoury meals and Blackforest Cake might make me want to return to try someday soon.

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