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Flamingo is a funky coffee bar along vibrant Amoy Street

A spot for coffee lovers, day-drinkers and everyone in between

Dawson Tan
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Dawson Tan

Next time you’re in the city, specifically the vibrant stretch of Amoy Street, and you’re faced with a dilemma of what to stop for a cup of joe – simply hightail it to Flamingo. This inviting all-day coffee bar is an arm of buzzy cocktail concept Stay Gold Flamingo, which first launched late 2021 by homegrown bartending mavericks Jerrold Khoo and Bai JiaWei.

Bringing sandy shores and pink-hued Palomas right into the heart of the CBD, the laidback vibe allows for two things: peace and focus for the working folks or anyone looking to simply unwind over a crafted bevvy. Identify with the former? Good news, there’s coffee for fuel and power points at every seat for laptop juice. But if you’re leaning towards the latter, you’d probably find yourself jiving to the groovy, funk and indie tunes that remind you of a bygone disco era.

Of course, the bean juice. It starts from just $4 for a pop of double espresso, otherwise, try the creative coffee-based concoctions such as the bubbly Coffee & Sparkling Coconut ($8). Partnering with a local specialty roaster, Cumulo Coffee, the Flamingo team develops their own coffee blends. Incorporating Ethiopian and Brazilian beans, the house blend boasts notes of chocolate and hazelnut, balanced by a hint of berries and a caramel finish – perfect if you like a lighter roast with fruitier profiles. Seasonal blends are also available upon request, since beans are sourced whenever a team member travels overseas.

But if you’re not opposed to a little day-drinking, sip on a dainty-looking espresso martini ($19) while also sorting out your caffeine fix. Drawing from its bartending roots, the coffee bar also offers a range of easy-to-drink, work-friendly cocktails on the fly. Our favourite thirst-quencher is none other than the Aperol Kombu Spritz ($19). It drinks refreshingly bright with a berry-forward profile and a touch of acidity to finish – definitely helps to whet the appetite for lean Mediterranean foods such as hummus-filled pitas and light salads to boot. 

Though if you’re anything like us, it only helps to line the stomach for more potent tipples. Oh, and don’t be afraid to ask for a custom Coffee Negroni ($24), you won’t regret it.

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