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Common Man Coffee Roasters

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Common Man Coffee Roasters is dedicated to being more coffee-centric, offering customers more interesting and tasty food options. According to owner Harry Grover, the name of the cafe is to pay tribute to the fact that coffee is grown and drank by the common men.

Daily: 08:00 - 19:00

+65 68364695
$29 based on 37 submissions
Brunch (9 votes), Breakfast (4 votes), Chillout (4 votes)
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Just awesome

After reading about CMCR on City Nomads - it won best coffee in Singapore at their awards this year, I decided to go and check it out. 

The queue is a bit offputting if you're going at peak hours, but the food and coffee MORE than makes up for it. The Turkish breakfast was hearty and just delcious! As for the coffee... I can see why they're so popular. Amazing cortado coffee (short latte). 

Will be back very soon :)

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• 15 Jun 2015 • 495 reviews • 68 followers

Maybe its the coffee?

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Common Man Coffee Roasters, a collaboration between Harry Grover of 40 Hands, Five Senses Coffee and the Spa Esprit Group (behind brands such as Skinny Pizza, Tiong Bahru Bakery, ODP etc) and one of the "in" places to have brunch at in recent days. Desperately wanting to feel young again, I made the long trek to Martin Road (cut throat parking charges!) to try and wrangle a table for brunch (they don't take reservations).

Full Breakfast - The Full Breakfast consisted of 2 free range organic eggs done in any style (I had mine poached), bacon, sausage, tomato salsa, chorizo hash brown, mushrooms and pork cannellini beans with artisanal sourdough toast. In all honesty, everything was pretty average and nothing really stood out. It was just a mixture of flavours that happened to find find themselves on the same plate. At $26++, this was really quite expensive.

A coffee and a breakfast platter cost almost $36. I usually wouldn't blink at such a price but quality of food really doesn't justify the price. So what brings locals and expatriates alike to CMCR? Is it the coffee? The food? The service? The sense of belonging? I really wouldn't know but I'm guessing it's not the food.

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• 27 May 2015 • 43 reviews • 0 follower

Great food and coffee but...

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This place has great food and coffee, no doubt about it. However,it's overcroweded (if you're gonna go, then go a little early and avoid the queue), the service is below average, and it's so obscenely overpriced that I can't justify going there. I'd rather stay home and cook in.
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• 07 May 2015 • 152 reviews • 28 followers

Just awesome

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After reading about CMCR on City Nomads - it won best coffee in Singapore at their awards this year, I decided to go and check it out. 

The queue is a bit offputting if you're going at peak hours, but the food and coffee MORE than makes up for it. The Turkish breakfast was hearty and just delcious! As for the coffee... I can see why they're so popular. Amazing cortado coffee (short latte). 

Will be back very soon :)
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