Situated along Sin Ming Road, OZ Specialty Coffee is a short walk away from the bussier eateries of Upper Thomson Road. It manages to create a serene space enhanced with white flushed walls and few furniture for true simplicity and style. The cafe is also the first to directly import coffee from Pacamara Roasters in Bangkok, Thailand, which is found to have the most perfect body, flavour and aroma suit for the local palate.
Despite being overparticular coffee drinkers, OZ coffee makes it to our list of great coffees in Singapore. Served to us at the perfect drinking temperature with intricate coffee art and silky smooth froth, we were able to savour the freshness of our Latte ($4.50) immediately. It was medium bodied with light aroma and buttery, nutty flavours that would work well with some butter cakes. Even non coffee lovers may find delight in the coffee’s sweet character and easily acceptable taste.
Alternatively, for those who prefer a stronger coffee, the kind that has a full round body, try the Brazilian coffee specially imported from Sydney, Australian, and carefully hand brewed through filter drip. For something fruity, light and refreshing, try the Pear Nectar imported from France, for its intense flavour, almost wine-like complexity and pulpy grain of ripe pears.
OZ Specialty Coffee also offers decent brunch at affordable prices. If you are looking for some traditional cranberry turkey goodness, try the Cranberry Turkey Sandwich ($9). The tender texture of the smoked turkey worked well with the crunchy and moist texture of the toasted nutty bread. Paired with sweet homemade cranberry apple sauce, we thought the combination to be great and the dish to be bright and appetising. If it’s not enough, you still have fresh rocket salad, red cherry tomatoes and cloves of juicy mandarin orange drizzled with special homemade honey sauce on the side. Yet the dish portion was just right for one.
For red meat options, try the Beef Volcano ($13). At the base is a slightly sweet brioche bread, followed by thinly sliced beef and eggs poached to our liking. Finished with peppery homemade brown mushroom sauce, the dish truly burst with an amalgamation of flavours. Salmon lovers try the Mt. Salmon ($13) sprinkled with fresh herbs that heightened the natural taste of the fish. Both dishes also came with fresh rocket salad on the side, so they are really value for money.
Though we had rillette served to us much later, rillettes always make the perfect starter to your meal. Served with pickled onions and gherkins, the tender and succulent Duck Rillette With Toast ($15) was creamy, flavour-explosive and satiable.
This one is a must try if you’re looking for something unique but uncomplicated and nice. The Affogato Waffle is made with homemade batter to create soft and chewy belgium liege waffles. Topped with New Zealand brand ice cream, we trickled down fresh espresso onto the waffle to eat.
We would definitely be visiting more of OZ Specialty Coffee as it left a good impression on us. The young owners of the cafe are truly an amazing and friendly bunch, so feel free to strike up a conversation with them to learn more about their coffee journey. If you tend to spend lazy days at Thomsom, we highly recommend you to visit OZ Specialty Coffee – it may just be your next favourite must-hang-outs. Plus it opens till midnight everyday and is not difficult to locate. For more information, visit OZ Specialty Coffee’s Website and Facebook.
OZ Specialty Coffee
11 Sin Ming Road
#01-13 Thomson V Two
12pm – 12am (Weekdays)
9am – 12am (Weekends)