Percolate Coffee has been around in the East for a bit but the location at the fringe of the Bedok heartland was and still is a deterrence to repeated visits. But upon word that they make a mean cuppa with the Nylon coffee beans in the east, i dragged myself out to this sleepy corner of Singapore for a couple of shots to regain my sanity.
The cozy shop accommodates about 30 pax, which would actually be a squeeze already. It's not a place to linger for long over brunch, since they also don't do large plates. So far i've been lucky to be able to hang around for a bit over coffee and some bites.
I had Nylon's Four Chairs blend here the last time and it was well balanced and smooth with a nutty and fruity note ($4.50 for 5oz). On my second visit, it was changed to the Lucky Stars blend (for CNY), which was milder and lighter. I always go for Nylon over Papa Palheta (also offered here), as the latter tends to be too acidic for me. Filter coffee is also available here.
If you like croissants, then you cannot miss these from B.A.O. Christophe makes one of the best flaky and buttery French croissants in Singapore (from $3.50). Go with the classic Butter ones on its own or have it as a sandwich (from $7). And if you see the Chocolate Almond ($4.50), JUST GRAB IT. The localized Pandan Kaya Gula Melaka one didn't rock my socks though.
Percolate also has one of the most amazing Banana Date bread that i've tasted. I have a feeling it's from the Muffinry (Drury Lane gets it from there too). For something fancier, get the breakfast loaf version shown above ($8) with mascarpone, berries, crushed almond and Hunters' Kitchenette Almond Nut Butter.
For something slightly bigger, the Tom Yum Grilled Chicken on Ciabatta ($10) isn't a bad option with tender chicken chunks coated in a punchy and salty tom yum mayonnaise sauce sandwiched in a fluffy ciabatta. It's a little salty and i found myself reaching for more water than I usually do after.
Percolate is a lovely spot that I'd go back to again and again, if I'm in the East that is. Worth a visit if you're around.
136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152 Singapore 460136
Mon: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wed – Fri: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm