Cafe Hunt: The Coffee Academics

Funny how life works.

I used to hate coffee. I couldn’t appreciate its icky bitter taste and never really experienced the aftermath – awakening sensation and alertness one claimed to experience.

I was a coffee avoider until I started working. When I started working, coffee suddenly became my best friend. I started enjoying its bitter sweet taste. Plus an espresso shot (ok maybe 3) tastes really good with piping hot steamed, foamy milk. Also, I was awake. Like literally awake at least for the first couple hours. I used to be a sleepy head with or without coffee! It’s like a miracle.

Now I enjoy the taste of well roasted coffee beans plus its smell… coffee smells so good…divine.

Ok, seriously. I didn’t know adult bad habits would come naturally and easily. It’s like envying those adults sitting in a cafe chit chatting or working when you were younger and wondering what was so enjoyable about that?! And then reaching adulthood and doing the friggin’ same thing without being taught…at.all. Great.

Anyhow, yesterday while hunting for a cafe to complete a few design projects that I’ve been neglecting because procrastination is my best friend tyvm, a friend introduced me to the Coffee Academics – a coffee place located in Scotts Square, Singapore. Oh yes. I am currently resting on the sunny island, basking under the sun, enjoying Singapore’s toasty 35-degree Celsius weather. Just kidding. It was actually raining cats and dogs when I touched down.

The Coffee Academics

The cafe is for the coffee enthusiast but also serves meals. It is beautifully adorned with modern ceiling lights and inviting with its spacious and cozy layout.

What I ordered:

Lavender Cake – $8 – $9

Strong taste of lavender combined with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate cream on a crispy and bittersweet chocolate crust. So chocolatey yet nowhere guilty because gulp, IT IS CHOCOLATE FOR GOODNESS SAKE.

Great Manuka Honey Latte – $7 

Extremely well-brewed espresso beans. I opted for soy milk (no charge) as I have strong aversion to milk. Sweetened with Manuka Honey the latte tasted purrfect. I initially thought the cup was pretty tiny but it turned out to be just nice. Well worth my 7 bucks.


Is there wifi: Yes.

Is this a good place to study/work? Yes unless it’s the weekend.

Are there power sockets? No.

Will you visit again? Yes

Price range: $15 – $30

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