Assembly Coffee | a third wave coffee movement

Two month old cafe Assembly Coffee joins the row of eateries at Evans Road Lodge. Sandwiched exactly between The Wine Company and Mr Prata, this self-proclaimed ‘third wave coffee movement’ cafe uses beans from local roasters such as Liberty Coffee and Geisha Speciality to feed the growing demand of coffee connoisseurs in our community who now care more about the quality, freshness and body of their cuppa instead of simply getting a caffeine fix.

I found this hidden gem through Instagram (surprise surprise) and was actually drawn to their Salted Caramel Waffles that everyone seems to be raving about since I do not drink coffee anyway. And after publishing my list of 5 Best Waffles in Singapore earlier last year, I was definitely up for the challenge to revise that list if there was a worthy adversary.


We came here on a Sunday for their weekend brunch and found that there was a steady stream of customers. It was not insanely packed, neither was it quiet and empty. It was a good crowd with the servers still able to give you attention when required. Space wise, it was cosy with a communal table bordered by 3-4 tables on either side.

Between the two of us, we ordered a Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon $13.90, Granola with Greek Yoghurt $6.50, Salted Caramel Waffles $11.50, Hot Chocolate and a Babycino to share.


To start off, the scrambled eggs were surprisingly good- runny and creamy despite them not having a proper kitchen while the home-made granola mix had just the right flavour and crunch which I adored. The greek yoghurt too was smooth and not cluggy like the store bought kind, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

The highly raved Salted Caramel Waffles met all expectations- beautifully fluffy and crisp on the outside with a subtle hint of orange zest yet not cloyingly sweet. We could not get enough of the accompanying scoop ice-cream that had flecks of real vanilla beans and ordered an additional one.

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The Hot Chocolate unfortunately fell short of hitting the criteria of a rich comforting chocolatey mug that was thick and creamy though the Babycino made of frothy milk and finished off with cocoa powder and tiny marshmallows won over the kid in me.

To conclude, I can definitely foresee myself coming back again for a nice afternoon meet up with a friend. And yeah, those waffles were really not too bad at all!

See also my list of 25 Places To Eat In Singapore with Nett Prices.

Photos in this post were taken with an iPhone 5S


26 Evans Lodge
Singapore 259367
Tel: 6735 5647

Opening hours:
Tue – Sun: 10am – 9pm
Closed on Mon


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