Ryan Kieran Tan is the World Siphon Coffee champion, three-time Singapore National Barista Latte Art champion, and one-time ASEAN Barista champion, so it should come as no surprise that he and his co-founder’s cafe, Stranger’s Reunion focuses on great beans and great brews.
Why you should come here:
The vibe inside is rustic and cosy, and the baristas behind the coffee bar can hook you up with all sorts of bevvies including their famous ‘Magic’ coffee, which is a double ristretto mellowed out with steamed milk. They’ve also got tempting cakes and pastries, a great brunch menu, and sandwiches, pastas and grilled fish and meats for lunch and dinner.
What we love:
The baristas here are super skilled, so the coffee comes out tasting great and looking like a work of art. The food is not too shabby either with delish brunch offerings like the Halloumi, Corn & Zucchini fritters with sauteed baby spinach, fresh avocado, tomato relish and a perfectly poached egg, and the to-die-for Buttermilk Pancakes with fun toppings like espresso butter and spice-infused coffee syrup. In fact, their waffles are so popular that they opened up Waffle Slayer next door to keep up with demand.
Stranger’s Reunion gets pretty packed out on weekends, so you may want to come during down times to avoid long wait times. If you still can’t snag a seat, you can always try Waffle Slayer next door or Ryan’s new cafe called Curious Palette on Prinsep Street.
About $19++ and above for a coffee and a meal
Restaurant: Stranger’s Reunion
Where: 35 Kampong Bahru Road
Operating hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun: 9am – 10pm, Fri – Sat: 9am – 12am
Tel: +65 6777 2110