Revolution Coffee

Revolution Coffee
21 Media Circle
#01-03A Infinite Studios

Iced Milk-Presso (SGD $6.50)

Unpretentious, Cozy, Hidden Coffee Joint

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 6
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $20 per person.


Hidden away in the area off Portsdown Road, within the Infinite Studios building, is the 3 year old Revolution Coffee. Founded in January 2013 by Ajie Pramana, Revolution Coffee is a quaint, cozy cafe, specialising in handcrafted speciality coffee, and rustic, casual Australian style food. Inspired by the cafes of Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, the secluded location of Revolution Coffee is its biggest drawback, though there is a shuttle bus service from One-North MRT station.

Ambience at Revolution Coffee is cozy, rustic, and unpretentious. An eclectic mix of rustic wooden furniture lines the spacious but dimly lit place, with beer crates propping up the tables. A centerpiece light fixture hangs overhead, while a small booth area boasts eaye-catching wall mural art by Singaporean grafitti artist Samantha Lo, better known as SKLO, or Sticker Lady. The aroma of roasting coffee perfumes the air, while the small but attractive display of daily cakes and pastries draws the eye with their bright colours.

Service at Revolution Coffee is partial self-service, with ordering and payment done over the counter, though staff will serve orders to your table. I find staff to be chirpy, friendly, and welcoming, with decent product knowledge on the menu and daily items. They're able to describe the various types of coffee beans used here, which is important. Beyond the friendliness of staff, there is little else memorable about the service, but it's of a decent, acceptable level for a cafe.

Food at Revolution Coffee is Australian / British / Western style, focusing on sandwiches, salads, pasta, desserts, and breakfast / brunch dishes. The menu was developed by chef Shen Tan, formerly of the now-defunct Wok & Barrel. Of particular note is their baked items, all freshly made and baked in-house daily! Portions are fairly large, and suitable for sharing, while prices are affordable. Budget about SGD $20 per person for a meal with drinks and desserts here. As for coffee, they now offer more than just the Single Origin brand, expanding to include coffee beans from Smitten Coffee and the Gentlemen's Coffee Company.


Revolution Coffee Signage

Revolution Coffee Exterior

Revolution Coffee Interior



Coffee Blends

Menu Food

Menu Drinks

When the Cappucino (SGD $5.50) was served, we thought it was a latte, and went back to check with the barista. The barista confirmed it was a cappucino, but this is among the most milky versions I've tasted. At least you can still taste the robust coffee flavour within, and the foam on top was properly thick.

Cappucino (SGD $5.50)

The best drink we had here was the Iced Cafe Mocha (SGD $6.50), with its deep, rich, robust flavour of coffee and chocolate. Nicely sweet without being cloying, yet intense in the aroma of roasted coffee beans. Highly recommended!

Iced Cafe Mocha (SGD $6.50)

Made with a double shot of espresso, the Cold Brew Coffee (SGD $7.50) is naturally higher in acidity and bitterness, yet the texture is refreshing and velvety smooth. Strong in body, this makes a great pick-me-up on a hot sunny day!

Cold Brew Coffee (SGD $7.50)

The Hot Cocoa (SGD $6) is decent, with a medium-thick body, an average sweetness, and a nice flavour of the chocolate and milk. It's not too rich, which likely will appeal to many, though I personally prefer it thicker and richer.

Hot Cocoa (SGD $6)

The Iced Milk-Presso (SGD $6.50) is pretty good, as their version of milk coffee has a nice balance. You can still taste the milk through the flavour of coffee, and I was quite pleased with this.

Iced Milk-Presso (SGD $6.50)

The home baked Banana Bread (SGD $4.50) was so good! Much denser and smooth in texture compared to other versions, it has a nice fruity sweetness from the bananas, and paired with the refreshing yoghurt dip, it's really delightful. Totally unstoppable. Highly recommended!

Banana Bread (SGD $4.50)

Banana Bread

Hated the Truffle Fries (SGD $9) here. It wasn't properly perfumed, as we could barely detect the truffle scent, but what made this dish worse was the overwhelming amount of parmesan cheese, which made the overall flavour too strong. As least the fries were perfectly executed in texture, warm, fluffy, thick, and piping hot!

Truffle Fries (SGD $9)

Truffle Fries

The home made Shepherd's Pie (SGD $14) didn't fare too well. While I liked the generous portion of chunky potatoes baked with cheddar cheese and garnished with herbs on top, and the equally generous portion of savoury minced beef, carrots, and onions at the bottom, what let down this dish was the amount of gravy within. It looks like the dish was baked while the ingredients had yet to thaw, resulting in a huge amount of watery, oily liquid within the dish. No go for me.

Shepherd's Pie (SGD $14)

Shepherd's Pie

The Macaroni & Cheese With Beef Sausage (SGD $14) has soft baked macaroni pasta noodles in a creamy, cheesy mix of cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan, topped with bread crumbs. The cheese mix lends good salty sweet flavour, while the savoury, juicy, meaty beef sausage with snappy casing lends good texture. The side salad is just decent though.

Macaroni & Cheese With Beef Sausage (SGD $14)

Macaroni & Cheese With Beef Sausage

Macaroni & Cheese With Beef Sausage

The signature dessert here, the Pancakes With Gula Melaka Butterscotch & Bananas (SGD $14) features 3 large, fluffy, yet medium-thick pancakes, lovingly coated in a thick, treacle-like Gula Melaka (palm sugar) and butterscotch syrup, topped with fresh slices of sweet bananas. The sauce is the star here, savoury and salty with notes of sweet, and is completely addictive. Highly recommended!

Pancakes With Gula Melaka Butterscotch & Bananas (SGD $14)

Pancakes With Gula Melaka Butterscotch & Bananas

I felt the home baked Sticky Date Pudding (SGD $9.90) here was above average, mainly because of the thick caramel toffee sauce, which has taste notes of sweet, salty, and savoury! The actual sticky date pudding itself is dense but moist, with a nice floral sweetness. I understand the recipe has been improved from the original version. What I liked best about this dessert was the creamy smooth vanilla ice cream!

Sticky Date Pudding (SGD $9.90)

Sticky Date Pudding