A cafe in a “cave”?! It serves artisanal coffee and Instagram-worthy cakes you’ll love

Those who work in or frequent Tanjong Pagar may have noticed a new cafe on the block.


Newly opened on 1 March, Equate Coffee catches your eyes immediately with the huge grey wall with a “hole” at the entrance, which looks more like you’re about to enter a cave, rather than a cafe.


With a focus on artisanal coffee, Equate Coffee uses a house blend called Solid Gold in their espresso-based coffee.


This unique blend is made with a mix of of Brazilian and Sumatran beans and roasted in Equate Coffee’s own roastery in Malaysia.


Coffee options include Espresso (S$3), Black (S$4.50), White (S$5), Chocolate (S$5), Mocha (S$5), and Filter Coffee (S$7). You can also opt for Kopi (S$2.50) and Kopi-O (S$2) if you can’t go a day without your local coffee.


As for light bites, look forward to the Canele (S$4) and Mount Ondeh (S$7) that are freshly baked in-house.


The former is made from vanilla beans infused with rum, which makes for a treat if you need something denser and more satisfying.


The Mount Ondeh, on the other hand, is shaped like a mountain (hence its name!) and is a moist pandan sponge cake with a cream cheese centre, topped with coconut flakes and drizzled with gula melaka.

These bakes are permanently on the menu but you can also expect special creations, sometimes in collaboration with other bakers, once in a while.

Equate Coffee is located at 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-25, Singapore 082001. It’s open from 10am to 4pm daily, except Sundays.

Photos taken from Equate Coffee Facebook page and 妳好Nihao/Xiao Hong Shu

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