Anyone who has ever been to Melbourne can agree on one thing — the folks there take coffee very seriously.
If you’ve yet to visit the coffee capital of Australia (and some say the world), let artisan coffeehouse from Melbourne, Puzzle Coffee, and its first international outpost in ION Orchard whisk you there!
Created and designed in Melbourne, Puzzle Coffee is a socially responsible and eco-friendly bean-to-cup artisan coffeehouse that focuses on “creating a better world with coffee, one piece at a time”.
They source only the very best fairly traded speciality coffee beans, which are roasted in Melbourne, and transported to all stores weekly.
The dine-in cafe concept, which is conveniently located at the entrance to the Thomson-East Coast MRT line, utilises calming and aesthetically-pleasing wooden accents. But the space isn’t “all style, no substance” — the stools and wall cladding are made with recycled wood — in line with the brand’s sustainable waste-reduction efforts.
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In the spirit of sustainability, the brand will donate one tree for every 100 cups of coffee and every piece of merchandise or bag of beans sold. You also get a free coffee or beverage when you purchase one of the cafe’s reusable tumblers!
For the ultimate Puzzle Coffee experience, enjoy your White (from S$6) or Magic — Melbourne’s Secret (S$6), a double ristretto topped with steamed milk that’s believed to have originated in Melbourne, in Edible Grain Cups (+S$3) made of oats and grains.
You can actually eat the cup (but we wouldn’t recommend taking more than a few bites — it tastes like the cork from a wine bottle), bin it, compost it, or even plant it in soil. All things considered, it truly is a unique biodegradable alternative to conventional disposable coffee cups.
Aside from the standard black and white coffees, Pour Over Coffee (from S$7 for Single Origin), the menu also features non-caffeinated drinks like Hojicha Latte (from S$6.50), Dirty Matcha (from S$7), and Black Sesame Latte (from S$6).
Although we enjoyed the bittersweet cold foam-topped iced Dirty Matcha, the iced Black Sesame Latte left much to be desired — it tasted just like regular cold milk with the slightest hint of nuttiness.
Instead, go for the bestselling Biscoff Latte (from S$6.50), a cup of caramel-ly, sweet speculoos-induced goodness.
Pair your drink of choice with a pick-me-up in the form of pastries by Bakery Artisan Original, such as the Kaya Croissant (S$5), Mini Almond Croissant (S$2.80), and Pear Crumble Danish (S$5).
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If you’re in need of a quick coffee fix in town while also doing your part for the environment, Puzzle Coffee’s your best bet.
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