Yes! Another cafe has opened at my hood. Stamping Ground Coffee is a charming cafe along Upper East Coast Road (or Siglap, as I like to generically call the area) that opened about a month ago.
The first thing you’ll notice is the décor. As it’s a joint space with a floral boutique, Dawn Q, fresh blooms line one half of the space, where the florists are busy creating stunning floral arrangements.
On the opposite side, are the baristas, serving up a variety of coffee, whether classic espresso-based cuppas, or syphon or nitrogen-infused cold brews on tap.
Beer-o-holics – take note that sitting pretty next to the nitro cold brew on tap, is the Moon Dog Love on tap ($15/pint). Bottled beers include Brewdog Dead Pony Club ($12) and Great White Hype IPA ($14).
I was there on a random, rainy Tues afternoon, so the place wasn’t packed, and I had a huge round table for 8 for myself. I notice there were a couple other similar sharing tables, so pretty much expect to hang out with strangers if you go during busier times.
Also, as the seats are mostly stools, I don’t think Stamping Ground is the place to while an entire afternoon away, but just right for a good coffee, light bites and casual conversations.
There’s outdoor seating too, with pretty powerful overhead fans, so that’s another option, especially if the weather is behaving.
The menu includes some light lunch options like Avocado and Egg Toast. For $12, I would say it’s not a bad deal – there’s a good amount of avocado and a wobbly, sous vide egg makes it somewhat moreish, and just right for a simple lunch.
I also wanted a post-lunch treat, so had the cinnamon sugar-dusted raisin croissant with lovely candied orange surprise with my dark(ish) hot chocolate.
Yes, hot chocolate because it was such a gloomy Tuesday, I needed a chocolate infusion, stat!
Next time, I’d probably head down for brunch, saw items like Bacon Jam Brioche ($12) and Beef Pastrami with Sriracha Mayo ($13).
So happy that Stamping Ground has landed in my hood!
Stamping Ground Coffee:
Address: 87 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455223
Contact: +65 9070 7610 or firstname.lastname@example.org