The Place Stamping Ground Coffee used to be located at Club Street, but has relocated to Upper East Coast Road few weeks ago. The first thing we noticed about the new space are the communal tables, set against Instagram-worthy backgrounds. The wooden and neat furnishings of the café exudes a cosy vibe, which made us feel at home instantly. If you fancy some barista action, there are a few seats at the counter.
The Food We learnt that the team here supplies their cold brew to other cafes such as Gemmills, though we didn’t get to try it here this time round. The usual coffee offerings uses beans from Papa Palheta. As for the brunchy items, you can expect mainly toasts and sandwiches. Coffee aside, we spotted Hot Chocolate on the menu which uses Mork Chocolate from Melbourne. We had the Latte (S$5) and Flat White (S$5).
The Bacon Jam (S$13.50) with baked eggs and mozzarella on brioche toast was an unexpected surprise. Think crispy bacon and toast coupled with yummy eggs, I was satisfied.
Our other pick was the Mushroom Toast (S$14) with cream cheese cheddar on sourdough. This came with generous portions of mushroom goodness with the right amount of cheese intensity. This would have been perfect if it also comes with the option of adding eggs.
Have we not mention that the restaurant is made up mainly by 2 communal tables at the front, so be prepared to share your space with strangers, or perhaps just friends you haven’t met.
Rants The food menu here ain’t extensive, if you are expecting a dozen options, you will be disappointed.
Will I return again? Overall, we enjoyed our experience at Stamping Ground Coffee. The food is good and the cosy space is one of our favourites this year. The team probably needs to work on building a stronger identity for the brand in order to stay long in this game. Easties, what are you waiting for?
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Stamping Ground Coffee
87 Upper East Coast Road
Tel: +65 9070 7610
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday to Saturday: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 9am to 6pm
Ranted by The Ranter