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Kohi Roastery & Coffee Bar

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Kohi Coffee Bar
Photograph: Pailin Boonlong

Time Out says

Kohi Roastery & Coffee Bar isn’t all that remarkable at first glance. At a fleeting look, it’s a literal hole-in-the-wall. Mind you, it’s a rather unique “hole” that’s framed by a bright canary yellow paint job - one that has hoards of customers waiting patiently outside for their coffee fix during the day. 

This particular coffee chain might hail from Bangkok, but there’s certainly no shortage of good coffee roasters in Singapore. And that’s exactly why Kohi is using a Red Dot blend, as a nod to our local coffee scene. Expect notes of citrus and tropical fruits, with an overlaying base of black tea. 

The menu is kept simple with no frills - choose from standard orders like White ($6), Black ($4) or Espresso ($4). There’s also an Espresso Tonic or Coco(nut) Espresso, both priced at $7, for those looking to venture beyond their usuals.  

There’s no seating at this coffee bar. It’s more of a takeaway joint, but if you really need a reprieve from the afternoon sun, you can head indoors to next-door neighbour Crane Living. Go up the stairs to the second floor - there’s a balcony area that overlooks the colourful Peranakan shophouses of Koon Seng Road. Over here, it’s a dual purpose space that’s housed in a conservation shophouse: it’s simultaneously a tasteful homeware shop and a co-working space for start-ups.

Pailin Boonlong
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283 Joo Chiat Rd
Opening hours:
Tue-Sat 8am-6pm
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