With my former colleagues
The Common Man Coffee Roasters café is one of the best brunch places in town. This unique concept is a collaboration between Harry Grover, Five Senses Coffee (Australia) and the Spa Esprit Group.
The setting is casual and understated with an Aussie feel to it. Coffee connoisseurs love to relax around the bar area and chat with the Baristas while waiting for their coffee to be served. Be enthralled by the different kinds of coffee making equipment including filters, French press, machines and beans.
This 3-year old café offers hearty brunch favourites, healthy salads, pastas, burgers and delightful desserts. Every item on the menu is crafted with passion to suit the even the most discerning palate. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free dishes for those who desire healthier options.
For a start, I would recommend the aromatic hot mocha ($7). The fresh aroma and rich flavour will definitely perk you up in the morning. What fascinated us was the coffee art which was crafted delicately and seamlessly.
Common Man Full Breakfast
For those with a gargantuan appetite, go for the Common Man Full Breakfast ($27) which consists of free-range organic eggs in any style, back bacon, pork sausage, confit herbed tomato, vegetable rosti, minted sour cream, portobello mushroom, house-made chorizo baked beans with artisanal sourdough or pepita toast. It is a very substantial meal which delivers gratification in every bite and gives you your much needed energy boost for the day.
I liked the orecchiette pasta ($28) with squid Bolognese with chopped basil, pancetta and shaved pecorino. Orecchiette pasta originates from the Puglia region in Italy and it is shaped like ears (hence the name Orecchiette, which means little ears in Italian). What I really like about the orecchiette pasta is that it is able to absorb the sauce very well. It goes well with the robust Bolognese sauce and the basil adds a fragrant, minty taste to the overall taste, while the pancetta and shaved pecorino enahanced the intensity of the flavours.
The fish burger ($26) was another all-time favourite. The patty was made in house and was sandwiched between a fluffy, brioche bun. The crispy patty and soft bun provided a lovely contrast of flavours, embellished with creamy coconut bok choy and grilled tomatoes and accompanied with tasty fries.
Common Man churros
We concluded our meal on a wonderful note with the sugar-dusted Common Man churros ($12) served with decadent chocolate sauce. The churros were a tad too sweet for us, however the I like the crisp exterior and the soft interior.
The Common Man Coffee Roasters is located at 22 Martin Road, #01-00, Singapore 238058. It is open on Monday to Sunday from 7.30am to 6pm. The last order is at 5pm.
For enquiries, please call 6836 4695 or visit here.