215R Upper Thomson Road, 574349
+65 66367666
+65 96581685

Daily: 09:00 - 17:00

$18 based on 22 submissions
Brunch (6 votes), Breakfast (5 votes) ...

One Man Coffee is a great place to dine with friends and have some chitchat with variety of delectable servings to accompany your choice of coffee and tea.

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Overall RatingBased on 18 reviews
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Good hang out

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 4
Total Reviews: 203

One man coffee is one of the many cafes at the upper Thomson area which will not disappoint you. Apart from their fabulous coffee, they also serve a variety of breakfast and brunch sets and a wide array of wonderful and delicious pizzas that will make your time here worthwhile and enjoyable. This place is a favourite hang out for me and most of my childhood friends given that it is also fairly near my place. There might be a bit of a queue if you come in to dine during the peak meal periods but you shouldn't be kept waiting for longer than 20 mins. Service staff is friendly and hospitable too. A good choice for a cafe to hang out at.

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Total Reviews: 160

one man coffee has a good selection of coffee but as for the food i think i would beg to differ. 
if you are just wanting a nice cup of coffee do feel free to visit the place but for others.. i would rather not as the food was served cold to us 

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Expectation-reality mismatch

Food/Drink 2| Value 3| Ambience 2| Service 3
Total Reviews: 4

Seeing as many reviewed this positively, I excitedly made my way down today.
 Small cozy cafe sharing space with crust pizza. I walked past this by accident and had to retrace my steps. It's not particularly charming or relaxing in terms of ambience with instrumentals in the background, fairly ok if you are in the area. In sure others will disagree with me, given that the cafe was bustling despite it being a weekday afternoon.
 I had the French toast with caramelised bananas. Utter disappointment. Brioche was fluffy, presentation was very nice with smears of cream and caramel, but bananas are NOT caramelised at all. Toast was soggy (not what you'd expect it to be which is slight crisp outside). They dipped the toast in a cinnamon egg mixture which helped to add excitement and flavor, but unfortunately resulted in a coarse, almost bitter outside.
 The liberal dusting of icing sugar, while very pretty, flew everywhere due to the overhead fans of the cafe.
 Ultimately, unimpressive. While I'd pop by for coffee next time, I certainly won't be returning for the food.

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Food was served cold.

Food/Drink 1| Value 1| Ambience 3| Service 2
Total Reviews: 55

I am someone who can wait for food, even if it’s a dramatic FORTY MINUTES in a NOT-SO-CROWDED cafe. I understand that there can be 1,001 reasons why there may be a delay in the food arrival. I started munching on the spinach salad which was dressed in a very tasty sweet vinaigrette. We didn’t have much time left to eat, it was 1006am and we had to leave at 1015am.

Then hubby gave a w** frown and said “The eggs are cold!”.

I scooped a bit of my yolk and tried it – Yup it was at room temperature, not even slightly warm.

SIGH. Unreasonable waiting time – still can tahan la. Cold food – unacceptable la.

Hubby called a staff over and told her plainly, “Your food is cold.”. She stood there, not knowing what to do.

I gave a small smile (despite my cold food) and replied “We just wanted you to know that the food is cold. But we will finish it.”

I did not tell her that we had no choice but to finish it, because we had to rush off and did not have time to wait for them to prepare all over again.

So we continued gobbling up the cold food. It was not pleasant at all, eating food that were cold but having to finish it coz we had no other choice.

After maybe 5 minutes, another staff came to us with a stash of cash in her hands. She apologized and wanted to refund us for the cold food served.

It was a nice gesture on their part, truly. I replied “No it’s okay, we have finished the food.”.

She went “Are you sure?”. Not the best way to respond but I just nodded and she went away.

I paid a good $40 bucks for this breakfast. Minus $10 for the air con and the simple food presentations, I could have spent $30 at Shunfu Food Centre just further down the road and gotten TEN x hot piping delicious breakfast dishes.

Another thing I noted from One Man Coffee – they did not do frequent checks on the arrival of the food. Ensuring timely food arrival is the job of both the FOH (front of house) and BOH (back of house). Instead, the staff were spotted chatting at the cashier and not checking on the orders. Things could have been better if they found out earlier (eg after 15min) that our order would be delayed and informed us / offered us some read-to-serve appetizers or a free refill of coffee. Honestly, if Hubby and I have been informed, we would have requested for a refund of the food, left and gone somewhere else for a quick meal. At least the impression won’t be so bad and I would definitely go back to eat again!

We spent more than an hour in One Man Coffee, mostly feeling annoyed, frustrated and helpless. Yet at the same time, I showed grace and courtesy in my conversations despite everything. I write this not to boast of my incredibly God-like character, but I write this to emphasize that this is not an experience I want to go through again.

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