Telok Ayer has a new kid on the block and it is none other than Hellu Coffee. Located in Far East Square, this quaint little cafe is giving CBD office workers yet another coffee place to get a quick coffee fix and tea time snacks.
The newly opened Hallu Coffee sits diagonally across Korio and it’s a very intimate little cafe with only 16 seats – 8 indoors and 8 outdoors. The storefront is decked in mostly wooden furniture and cosy earthy tones, adding a touch of homeyness to the bustling CBD. It makes for a great spot to chill and people watch while you sip on your freshly brewed coffee.
The drink menu consists of a myriad of classic cafe drinks brewed with the finest ingredients. For its espresso-based drinks – like Espresso (S$4.20), Mocha (S$6.70), Macchiato (S$4.50), and Piccolo (S$5) – Hallu uses a 2-beans Brazil and India blend from Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee. This gives the coffee chocolatey and nuttier notes with a subtle bitter finish.
Non-coffee drinkers opt for the cafe’s selection of unique wine-inspired teas (from S$6) such as the Riesling White Tea as well as the refreshing Summer Blossom. They also have non-caffeinated drinks like tangy Yuzu Lemonade (S$6.50) and a White Peach Passion Soda (S$6.50). Matcha lovers will enjoy their smooth and lightly-sweet hot Matcha (S$7).
The hot drinks come served in a cute little cup that was handmade by Hallu’s lady boss. Just as how the cups here are a labour of love from the lady boss, the coffee and baked goods here sure embody that very well.
If you want to reward yourself with a nice treat, you should definitely get Hellu’s signature Creamus – which is essentially a frothy cream layer on top of your drink of choice. If you’re a lover of sweet and creamy drinks, this one is definitely a must-try. For an added flavour to your regular cup of joe, you can go for the White Creamu (S$7.50) or the Dirty Creamu (S$9.50).
Apart from their artisanal crafted drinks, the cafe also serves hearty mains and a selection of baked goods. But the star of the show are the sweet and savoury Croffles. The Croffles sports the chewiness of waffles mixed perfectly with the buttery crisp of a croissant. If calories don’t count, the Maple Bacon Croffle (S$7.90), Spicy Tuna Croffle (S$7.90), and the Dark Chocolate Croffle with Sea Salt (S$6) make for a good perk me up snack.
Craving some smooth milky coffee? Head down to Hellu Coffee for your next coffee fix and maybe get a Croffle too while you’re there.
📍 135 Amoy Street, Far East Square #01-05, Singapore 049965
🕒8am–6pm (Mon – Fri), 10am–4pm (Sat), Closed Sun
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