The Coffee Academics is a well known coffee chain in Hong Kong and was listed as one of “25 coffee shops around the world you have to see before you die”, that’s one long title. In short, it was named as one of the world’s best coffee shop. Now, it has arrived in Singapore and is located at the Scotts Square. Let’s take a look and see if it’s really worth visiting.
The Coffee Academics is located in a corner on the second level of Scotts Square and it’s not that difficult to find with it’s modern chic, black and white exterior.
The very first impressions is that of the well known P.S Cafe, the place exhibits a welcoming and cozy vibe.
The cafe provides a working space equipped with free WIFI and power sockets for the road warrior. Interestingly, it does look like a laboratory as well!
According to The Coffee Academics, they source for top quality specialty coffee beans from all over the world, roast them personally and create blends for unique tastes coupled with distinctive aromas.
There are a few special espresso-based coffees available and we pick the Okinawa $7.50, caffe latte with Okinawa dark brown sugar. Real good coffee.
As we are there in the evening, there’s quite a few selection on the menu that is only available for dinner. For starters, we had the Savoury Tomato & Pesto Tart, light puff pastry baked with basil pesto and cherry tomato, topped with crispy capers and creamy cottage cheese.
I ordered the Chamomile Honey Roast Chicken Breast $22. Slow-roasted chicken breast topped with chamomile jus, served with fine beans and fondant potatoes. The chicken breast was well-cooked and surprisingly juicy.
For pasta lover, you need to tray the Salted Egg & Prawn Wafu Pasta $30. Spaghetti paired with a creamy salted egg sauce, topped with sautéed prawns and goma furikake.
Conclusion, is this a coffee place worth visiting? Definitely a yes but if you are on a budget, do note that the prices are slightly on the steep side. At least you are paying for some decent good food 🙂
The Coffee Academics Singapore
Level 2, Scotts Square,
6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
Neart Train Station : Orchard
Monday – Thursday : 9:00am – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday : 9:00am – 10:30pm
Sunday : 9:00am – 9:30pm