Coffee Please?

Black Canyon Coffee Doodle 5

“Way down among Brazilians
Coffee beans grow by the Billions
So they’ve got to find those extra cups to Fill
They’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil…”

-The Coffee Song, Written by Bob Hilliard, First Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1946
This post is about two places where you can have kopi with a decent ambience. The first one is the Thailand based Black Canyon Coffee branch located at Fusionopolis which provides a nice and quiet environment for studies and chill outs after lunch. Their Thai Milk Tea is quite nice and they also offer set lunch promotions during lunchtime and discount for students after 2.30 pm.

If you are interested in getting some extra pocket money this holidays. Black Canyon Coffee is looking for people (preferably students) who are interested in a job at one of their two branches at Fusionoplis or Harbourfront.

There was a gathering a few days ago. Foolish me who was afraid that I would turn up late decided to be there 2 hours earlier. So, I decided visit my friend at the Pinnacle as he was preparing something for a visit to our university tutor the next day.

The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore

Moments before the scheduled dinner, I was told it was cancelled. Sigh! Hence, in the end I had dinner there with some nice, homecooked food by my friend’s mum. So paiseh! I didn’t even bring any gifts for the visit.

Books Cellar Doodle 4

After dinner, I remembered reading about two cafes on Amasou Umasou, The Plain and the Books Cellar. Unfortunately, the Plain was closed after 7.30 pm, so we headed to the Books Cellar instead. With prices of coffee within a comfortable range of 4-6 dollars and cakes within 6 SGD, I thought the menu is reasonably priced.

Books Cellar Doodle 3

The moment I enter the Books Cellar, it reminded me of the lounge at Hotel Nostalgia, except this has a much more casual laid back, comfortable, cosy atmosphere. I had a cup of Iced Coffee (4.50 SGD, Yep no + +!) and took the corner seats next to an old telephone and typewriter that offered some privacy.

Books Cellar Doodle 2

Night time tend to be noisier as the Books Cellar becomes like a bar and it is quite lively with patrons challenging each other to a drink at the bar counter and lively music being played indoors. In the day, I was told the place is quieter like a library. Nonetheless, I felt very comfortable despite the noise and in fact I like that there is some liveliness in the café, it makes me feel more relaxed (earlier on there were even children playing around the café). And judging from the time spent there, I am pretty sure both of us made ourselves very comfortable in the Books Cellar.

Books Cellar Doodle 1

As the name suggest, the theme of the café is Books, the menu is presented inside a book cover, and there are books for you to read (mostly novels I think) and books for sale. I have yet to try the food, but the ambience and the friendly service is more than enough to persuade me for a revisit when I need a place to chill out for one or two friends.

Besides having a great time at the Books Cellar, I also have the chance to see the night scenes of Singapore on the Sky Garden on the Pinnacle @ Duxton thanks to my friend. The views were awesome.

CBD Area, Singapore

CBD Area, Singapore

Facing Orchard & Somerset, Singapore

Jurong Island and Sentosa, Singapore

Jurong Island in the Background, Singapore

Black Canyon Coffee

1 Fusionopolis Way
The Connexis
Singapore 138632
tel. +65 6467 1219

Books Cellar

Location:19 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore 089833
Mon:12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat:12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


  1. Exceptional illustrations. I'd love to host some of your works in Books Cellar on consignment if you have any intentions to. Cheers and thanks for the write up :)

    Books Cellar

  2. hi honvie: thanks for the compliment. sorry for the late reply, I was away in Japan. I enjoy the atmosphere at Books Cellar, it was a great place for a casual chat with a small group of friends.



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