Habitat Coffee | Upper Thomson Road | Singapore 

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The row of eateries at Upper Thomson Road will bring you to cafes of different types of food and aesthetics, a fast appearing trend in Singapore. You won’t miss it as it’s situated right at the junction of Upper Thomson Road and Lakeview Road.

A quaint establishment, Habitat Coffee is home to cafe owner, Ryan Pang who has had his set up for the 5th year.  This split level café has an upper deck that houses a few tables which provides a cosy, intimate setting for conversations and personal meetings during off-peak hours. The window panel on the upper level is a clever move to allow more light into the space and also allows customers to have a full view of the barista counter. 

The cafe gets crowded during peak hours and people linger on passed their meal times, usually enjoying post-meal desserts such as mouth-watering cakes. 

 For those inclined to art, you will be pleased to see the cafe walls lined with a mini exhibition of personal drawings on the upper deck. Upon taking a closer look, I can see 2 traditional pedal- sewing machines that are converted to table stands, which are flushed against a wall, with make-shift wooden top wide enough to have your meal comfortably.  Together with the cakes served on old-fashioned floral plates, this place has quite a number of items so reminiscent of my Grandma's.

The chicken shredded sandwich ($9) that I ordered had a moderate serving of shredded herb chicken fillet, tomatoes, black olives and melted cheese sandwiched in between mildly warmed sundried bread.  Awesome!!  One bite and the melted cheese together with the shredded chicken oozes out! This is one of their popular items, fantastic for cheese lovers and only good for those who don't count their calories!

We had “Lemon Lemon” cake ($6.90) and Key Lime Tart ($6.90) for desserts. The Lemon cake’s pale appearance is beautifully contrasted by the blueberries and rustic-coloured dried lime. It’s a rich and smooth cake that we enjoyed very much.

The Key Lime Tart had nice coffee-coloured swirls on the top and it looks invitingly pleasant. The lemony taste goes pretty well with the brown crust. If you are looking for a light, delectable dessert, you might want to try this.

Habitat Coffee is one good café along upper Thomson road worth a re-visit.  It’s just feels homely and of course, the quality of the food is there. Service staffs were also friendly and warm during our visit.

Habitat Coffee Information: 

Add: 223 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574355

Opening Hours:

 Tue to Fri : 11am to 10.30pm

Sat to Sun: 10.30am to 10.30pm

Mondays: Closed

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