Compound Coffee Co.
Good news for the south-westies, as a new café pops up in depot road area. One would be surprised to learn that Compound Coffee Co., a boutique coffee roaster is located with the very instagrammable Interlace Condominium.
|Picture courtesy of http://www.theinterlace.com|
For now, the café only serves for the residents due to management and security issues and would slowly open up to the public in time to come. We had the lucky opportunity to visit the café during its first few days of opening after bypassing the angsty security.
We were greeted by the sleek clean white interior design of the café upon stepping in. It could accommodate approximate 20 persons with either round table seats for big groups (3-4pax) or bar seats for some me-time. Compound coffee serves coffee ranging from the standard Americano to flat white to filter brew and simple bites outsourced externally.
|Round tables for small groups|
|Have a read on their BARISTA magazines|
The café is crowded with the residents and their kids when we visited in the late afternoon and the occasional sharp cries of babies would put off many who would want to enjoy a quiet time here. Using slayer espresso coffee machine, compound coffee brew their own coffee beans in house and serves up coffee that’s smooth in texture with a slightly acidic tone.
The flat white that we had was of medium body that goes well with their savoury items which we ordered. The filter brew comes served in a dispenser, cute right? It tastes rather refreshing and citrusy with a hint of blackcurrant taste. Seems like fruity flavour filter brew seems to be trending these days?
We ordered the ham and spinach quiche and croque monsieur from their savoury menu and were pleased with both. Quiche has slight crispy crust that goes well the flat white and the croque monsieur was very generous with the gooey cheese! Yays for cheeselovers like us. Being a sweet tooth, we ordered their bread with honey infused cookie butter upon recommendation form the staff. Although we loved the cookie butter, this fell short of our expectations as the bread was too dry and perhaps yakun steamed toast would be much better than it. The scone we ordered was soft and fluffy but could have been better if served with strawberry jam or clotted cream by the side.
|Foreground- Quiche; Background- Bread with honey infused cookie butter|
|Ham & Cheese Toast; Scone|
In all, we found compound coffee pretty cosy if not for the baby cries and good for a catch-up with friends but given the spurge of café openings this year round, they might need some unique (made-in-house) to really attract the crowd should they open up to the public in future. It is certainly a one stop convenience for its residents to have a spot for coffee and light bites (since they do not have a kitchen) within the condominium premises, residents of other condominiums would definitely be jelly of this special privilege of the Interlace residents.
Address: #01-08 The Interlace, 180 Depot Road, S109684
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 7am-7pm. closed Mondays (Currently only serving residents)