September Coffee is a new minimalistic cafe in Chinatown
Situated on a lively street in Chinatown is September Coffee, a new cafe that has been open for less than a month. Although their name has the word ‘coffee’ in it, they also serve brunch and dinner fare with interesting dishes such as Fried Chicken French Toast and Beef Ragu Udon.
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Food at September Coffee
We were recommended the Beef Ragu ($20++): Conchiglie pasta and house-made beef ragu topped with chives, shredded cheese, and an egg. On first impression, the amount of pasta seemed decent, and I loved how the jiggly egg looked like it could pop at any minute.
I left out a soft “wow” as I bit into the al dente pasta, which was creamy and cheesy with each bite. As for the beef sauce, it had a refreshing tomato flavour, which helped cut through the richness of the cream.
We also had the Fried Chicken French Toast ($18++), which consisted of a thick toast topped with bits of fried chicken, cherry tomatoes, and coleslaw. Instead of maple syrup, the toast was drizzled with a spicy honey sauce.
While I wished that the bread was fluffier, I understood the need for it to be firm and dense so it wouldn’t topple under the weight of the crispy chicken. I also liked how the toast was eggy and very substantial. Meanwhile, the fried chicken was savoury, though a little too salty, and went well with the zesty sauce.
For my morning cuppa, I got the Iced Espresso Latte ($8++), which had espresso ice cubes and a side of fresh milk that you can pour into the coffee.
I thought the latte was light and not too acidic, although my colleague—who prefers her coffee sweet—found it a tad bitter for her liking. You can choose to add dark brown sugar to cancel out some of the bitterness.
As a fan of all things sesame, I also ordered the Iced Black Sesame Latte ($8++), which was a creamy blend of black sesame, fresh milk, and coffee. The latte was addictive and frothy, with the layer of sesame cream on top, adding extra sweetness to each sip.
For something non-caffeinated, there’s the Sakura Peach Blossom ($7++), a gorgeous concoction of sakura, white peach, and chamomile. The drink was not too sweet and the sparkling soda made it even more refreshing.
While I didn’t notice it at first, I saw that the ice cubes contained pickled flowers, which added a sour-salty flavour to the drink as the ice melted. I even bit into one of the edible flowers and found them to resemble the sour plum snack I often had as a child.
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Ambience at September Coffee
September Coffee is a rather spacious cafe with tables for couples, single diners, and large families of up to seven people. The cafe has a relaxing atmosphere, incorporating natural elements such as potted plants and wooden furniture into its space. Coupled with the dreamy tunes playing in the background and natural light streaming in, the minimalist cafe is a great spot to snap aesthetic photos for the ‘gram, or catch up with friends over coffee.
September Coffee is a seven-minute walk from Chinatown MRT Station.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at September Coffee. In fact, I would have spent the whole afternoon chatting away if this had not been a review for work. I found the coffee to be unique and the dishes to be promising, especially the Beef Ragu and Fried Chicken French Toast. As the cafe is still experimenting with adding more dishes to their menu,, I look forward to dining here again when their new items are launched!
If you’re looking for more aesthetically pleasing cafes, read our Well Collective review.
Address: 258 South Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 058807
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat 10am to 11pm, Sun 10am to 9pm
September Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by Casandra Nicholas and edited by Tan Zi Hui.
This was an independent review by Eatbook.sg
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