Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters @ Upper Thomson Road

Fans of the now-defunct OZ Specialty Coffee will be pleased to know that the cafe has undergone a major revamp, got an upsize, a new name and postal code. Named after a hybrid blend of coffee hailing all the way from El Salvador, Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters is probably the most talked about cafe in town at the moment- it is essentially your dream location for an Instagram photo op. The walls are white- really white. The tables are mostly wooden and communal while small pots of plants placed at random spots add a touch of green. Overall, spacious, airy and minimalistic with clean lines.

Taking over the corner unit where Liquid Kitchen once stood and just opposite the Shell petrol station, Pacamara is hard to miss. This boutique coffee cafe joins the growing vibrant cafe scene of the Upper Thomson area which includes but is not limited to Habitat Coffee, One Man Coffee, Salted Caramel and Ply Baked Goods. While it may seem difficult having to stand out from the already established brands within the vicinity, judging from the crowds that fill this place even on the weekdays and the rave reviews it had received on Instagram, Pacamara has clearly already won the hearts of many. Mine included.


The menu features a good mix of brunch items with a price range of $10-$20, starters such as salads from $8-$16 and fancier mains of Wagyu Burger, Miso Glazed Salmon and the likes for $16-$25. None too pricey, with no service charge added and GST already included- essentially all nett prices.

For more eateries/cafes in Singapore with no GST or service charge, check out my list of 25 Places to Eat in Singapore with Nett Prices.


I have been back here 3 times since they opened about a month ago and got to try most of their Brunch items which are available till 2.30pm everyday. The highlight of course had to be the Truffle Benedict $18 with its creamy hollandaise sauce infused with truffle oil. The smell of it reaches you even before the plate does and boy, was it really appetising. The brioche with its fluffy texture yet buttery richness complimented the smoked ham, wilted spinach and bleeding poached eggs beautifully. Hands down one of my favourite items here.

The Red Velvet Pancakes $16 was a winner with its all-too-pretty presentation. Girls will love this one. Served with mascarpone, sliced strawberries and granola clusters, these pancakes were delightful without being too heavy or dense. But if I had to be really picky, I’d say that the red velvet taste was a tad too subtle.


Another item to try would be their Salted Caramel Banana French Toast $16 topped with chopped caramelised bananas. So sinfully good and plainly irresistible, I could not quite figure out if it was the decadent thick salted caramel sauce or the eggy brioche french toast which sealed the deal for me, I just knew it was happiness on a plate. Could have easily finished it all by myself if my waistline was not an issue.

For those really conscious about their waistlines though, order the Granola $10 which comes deconstructed, with greek yoghurt and sliced fruits on the side. Served on a wooden board, this was simply picture-ready.

If you are not too keen on anything heavy and just wanted something to munch on alongside your cup of Roadster blend, I strongly recommend their rustically cut Sweet Potato Fries $8 with its grains of sea salt, giving you punches of sweet and salty in each bite. One of the best sweet potato fries by far.


Truth be told, I have not raved about a cafe so much in a while. After trying so many and with even more popping up every other week, I was honestly getting a little jaded. It was therefore a pleasant surprise to have had so many enjoyable moments here at Pacamara, and I would not hesitate to return over and over again. I do however hope that the standard of their food remain constant. Because then, my only regret here would be that I do not appreciate coffee, which I am sure would complete the Pacamara experience.

Photos in this post were taken with an iPhone 5S.


185 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574333

Opening hrs:
9am – 11pm
Closed on Mondays


3 Responses to Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters @ Upper Thomson Road

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