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Highlander Coffee

Before there was Papa Palheta, 40Hands, Loysel’s Toy and Chock Full of Beans, there was Highlander Coffee. Started by brothers Phil and Cedric Ho in early 2004, Highlander not only sells coffee, they roast and sell their coffee beans and they even have a coffee academy to teach the finer points of coffee appreciation to coffee addicts out there.

I’ve been going to Highlander for a number of years, but somehow I’ve never managed to blog about it. This time round, I was at Highlander again 4 days ago, and I’m glad to report back that they are still at the top of their league. Actually I’d just had a flat white at 40 Hands during lunch, and I thought it was very good. Then I had another flat white at Highlander at around 5pm and there was just no mistake about it, Highlander was the clear winner. The coffee was so smooth it practically slid down my throat. Yet it was strong and with a good aroma. I think this is as good as it goes in Singapore. It was so good, we ordered a second cup.

I don’t know about you but I get this feeling that Highlander’s become a hidden gem now that there are so many new boys in the market. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that new is always better! Oh btw, Kampong Bahru looks like it’s set to be the next in place, with a number of new cafe/cake shop types opening. Remember you heard it here.

Highlander - Flat White Flat White

Highlander - Coffee Preparation Area They sell coffee beans at $12/250gm. Pretty good price I would say for freshly ground beans.

Highlander -Seating Area

Highlander Coffee

49 Kampong Bahru Road Singapore 169362

Operation Hours
Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Closed on Sun and Public Holidays

Contact Numbers
Office/Showroom/Coffee Academy Tel: +65 6226 1686
Coffee Bar Tel: +65 6223 7102

Loysel’s Toy Cafe

Loysel's Toy Flat White

Finally visited the much awaited Loysel’s Toy Cafe. If you’ve heard of Papa Palheta, you would know that they basically serve only coffee and sell coffee beans at their Bukit Timah Hooper Road hideout. Now, the same guys behind Papa Palheta have decided to grant us our wish, and voila, Papa Palheta’s new cafe Loysel’s Toy.

I think this must really be their marketing strategy, for they have chosen an even more ulu location for their cafe! I am 99.9% sure that there is NO WAY, anyone would chance upon Loysel’s Toy unless they were working in the exact same building that Loysel’s Toy is situated in. It’s close enough to Lavender MRT station, apparently only 7 minutes walk. Their backyard faces the Kallang River Park, but thanks to some really bushy hedges, they are hidden from view.

Despite that, there were quite a number of customers at Loysel’s Toy. All word of mouth from Papa Palheta fans I’m quite sure. That was how I found out too. The place is bright and cheery, and once again, reminds me of the cafes in foreign lands. They were also going for a sort of retro look, with interesting seat covers for their high chairs.

We only had flat whites today costing $4 each. As expected, it was of good standard, just like the ones you get at Papa Palheta. I hardly put any sugar in, which I take to be a mark of pretty good coffee.  Now that they are a full fledged cafe, they also serve a small selection of food items such as sandwiches, baked eggs, omelettes and muesli. I shall return again with the Partner to try out their sandwiches and more coffee soon.

Loysel's Toy Funky High Chairs

Loysel's Toy Cafe

Loysel's Toy Entrance and Alfresco Seating

Click on Loysel’s Toy’s website to see their menus.

Read about 365days2play’s review on Papa Palheta at Hooper Road Bukit Timah

Loysel’s Toy

66 Kampong Bugis, Ture / Sam Tat Warehouse #01-01 Singapore 338987

Tel: 94510-236 (Call Marcus first if you’re buying beans just in case the ones you want are out of stock)

Hours: 9am – 9pm / Closed on Mondays

Directions to Loysel’s Toy Cafe (Only 7 minutes walk from Lavender MRT Station, so Marcus says)


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