Percolate Coffee has been around for a while and expanded at its original location to twice the size it was. It was only after its expansion that I visited them twice before this post. Both were for tea on weekdays only. and despite it was weekdays, at both visit, Percolate Coffee was packed to 90%. Lucky, it wasn’t 100%. At least, we managed to grab a table at both occassions. And interestingly, I took the same table.
This cafe is another one which is below a HDB residential block. Beside the indoor seating area with air-condition, as an alternative, 2 tables were also placed outside the cafe for those who prefer natural air.
As I opened the door, I was surprised to find that they hacked a hole out of the wall and in it placed a communal table. And this wall is in an unusual blue.
Menu at Percolate Coffee is a single page. 2 columns; one for drinks and the other for food. At a glance, I see that there are more drinks option than food.
At Percolate Coffee, there isn’t much choices for food. They offered mainly Croissants, both plain or with jam or with some fillings as sandwiches. The other option of sandwiches is on ciabatta. Two breakfast food; the organic granola and banana loaf. We have tried none of these offerings.
Lastly, Percolate Coffee offers an array of cakes and pastries. Strangely, we picked the same cake on both occassions, the Earl Grey Lemon Cake ($7). It has very subtle Earl Grey flavour, it is dominated by the lemon curd that were sandwiched between the cake.
It is nice to see a variety of Tea; Hot Tea, Chai Latte, Cold Tea and Green Tea Latte. We tried the Lover’s Rose ($6), a caffeine free tea. It is a blend of organic herbs, chamomile, rose petals, lavender, hibiscus and pink peppercorns. One would imagine the tea as sourish as a berry tea, but it is the case for the Lover’s Rose. In addition, it has a stronger scent of Lavender than Rose.
The usual Espresso based coffee in either black or white for hot drink option existed on the menu. There are some Iced Coffee too. The White are in 3oz ($4), 5oz ($4.50) and 7oz ($5). There is Hot Mocha ($5) and Iced ones ($5.50) too.
The Hot Mocha has a rich chocolate added into the coffee. Under the Iced Coffee, 2 interesting drink which I have never spotted on other cafe menu.
The first was the Sparkling Black ($5) which we ordered to try. It was too acidity for me. The other was the Espresso Tonic ($5.50).
Other drinks include the Chocolate and Cold Pressed Fruit Juice.
It is a cosy and warm cafe. Since in the neighbourhood, there isn’t much choice, we don’t see why it shouldn’t attract. Hence expect it to be crowded even on weekdays.
And we would avoid it on weekends too.
Block 136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152, Singapore 460136
Tel: +65 8259 0316
Monday 1030 to 2130; Wednesday – Friday 1030 to 2130; Saturday – Sunday 2100 to 2130
- alight at Blk 403 along Bedok North Ave 3 14, 14e, 28, 45, 66, 67, 69, 168, 222, 228, 506, CT18
- alight between 139/140 along Bedok North Ave 3 14, 14e, 28, 45, 66, 67, 69, 168, 222, 228, 506, CT18
- alight at Blk 221A along New Upper Changi Road 2, 9, 24, 28, 31, 35, 67, 222
- alight at Blk 27 along New Upper Changi Road 2, 9, 24, 28, 31, 35, 67, 222