1. Kōhī Roastery & Coffee Bar UIC
    Photograph: Dawson TanKōhī Roastery & Coffee Bar UIC
  2. Kōhī Roastery & Coffee Bar UIC
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  3. Kōhī Roastery & Coffee Bar UIC
    Photograph: Dawson TanKōhī Roastery & Coffee Bar UIC
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Kohi Roastery & Coffee Bar - Shenton Way

Dawson Tan

Time Out says

Just after a year of slinging out quality coffees in Joo Chiat, Kohi Roastery and Coffee Bar quietly set up a second outpost in the CBD. Unlike the takeaway-only concept in the trendy Eastie enclave, the popular coffee outfit from Bangkok is now open for dine-in at the spacious lobby of the UIC building. And this time, it isn’t too hard to find – look out for the striking yellow that is once again contrasted against muted tones. The minimalistic space is also complemented by the towering floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for plenty of natural light to brighten up the mood.

At the marble-top bar, experienced baristas work their magic with signature beans. The classic Kohi pour (from $3.50) still remains a darker and much chocolatey roast which caters to most Singaporean palates. In the specialty filter coffee selection, there are single-origin beans (from $7) from Papua New Guinea to Colombia on rotation. For those not in a hurry, it is worth the wait for an expertly prepared cup.

The espresso bar also serves up trendier options such as the refreshingly minty Kohito ($7) and the oddly satisfying OJ Matcha ($7). While Kohi is mostly known for its coffees, they also have a respectable range of non-coffee options; smooth 72 percent dark chocolate ($6.50), hojicha latte ($6.50), and genmaicha latte ($6.50) are also offered.

While there aren't full-board meals served, the coffee bar prides itself on the housemade ham and cheese croissant ($8.50). The classic combination of flaky buttery croissant, savoury ham and gooey cheese never fails to jumpstart any morning you’ve got ahead of you. Other quick bites include bakes like sea salt brownies, blueberry muffins, vanilla cranberry scones, and an assortment of savoury pies.


UIC Building
5 Shenton Way
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-1pm; Closed on Sun
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