There's been a sudden boom of cafes and they are getting so popular in Singapore these days! I've been cafe-hopping quite a bit recently to see what this hype was all about. The centrally located Everton Park located at the Outram Park / Tanjong Pagar area is becoming one of the more hipster spots, with clusters of cafes popping up around the area.

Located under a HDB block is a modern-looking Cozy Corner Coffee in the quaint estate. It was easy finding the place since the prominent Pinnacle@Duxton is around the vicinity. Serving Western cuisine along with coffee, this hip hangout is the place to relax and wind down.

Free wi-fi is available at this cafe, along with socket zones! Ding ding, instant plus point!

Opened in April last year, Cozy Corner Coffee has a homely and unpretentious contemporary design with a small sitting area that's substantial for around 20 people at a time. I think it's a suitable spot for students like myself to study at, since it wasn't overly-crowded like the rest of the cafes I've visited.

The cafe is run by a Chinese-speaking lady going by the name of Mdm Fung. She opened the cafe mostly because of her passion to brew a good cup of coffee. Aspiring baristas usually start out young; her spirit was quite admirable for someone her age. Due to the lack of manpower, she's usually on her own or accompanied by one more staff. It can be quite the problem when the cafe gets crowded, especially on weekends.

What made this quiet cafe stood out was the graffiti wall beautifully drawn by Donna Fonx, a student illustrator and designer.

On to the food, the menu offered only limited choices for their mains. I was informed that a great deal of the items I wanted to order were sold out from the day before, and they didn't have the ingredients for it. Thus, I had no choice but to request for something else.

Caramel Macchiato ($5)

The coffee at Cozy Corner Coffee are hand brewed, perfect for those who don't fancy machine-made ones. This cup of coffee was topped with a cute coffee art. It had a thick and smooth consistency to it, though there was a lack in flavour.

Iced Cafe Mocha ($6)

This was nothing incredible to this cup as well, but the flavour was there. I suppose it's because they didn't obtain their coffee beans from a distributor that specializes in it.

Espresso ($3.50)

I don't know how to appreciate this, but the taste of the espresso was strong enough to bolt you awake!

Bread Bowl ($8.50)

Moving on to the mains, I had the bread bowl with mushroom soup. I understand that the mains were made by themselves. The portion was rather huge, be sure to share this! I enjoyed the soup because it wasn't too salty and there were little mushroom bits.

Dip the bread into the soup and it'll taste great!

Pesto Chicken Paninis ($7.80)

The paninis had a weird taste to it that's not to my liking. I kind of got sick of having it after a few bites.

Chicken Lasagne ($7)

The insides of it wasn't warm enough and the cheese didn't taste sticky the way I'd like it.

Waffle with Banana, topped with Ice Cream ($6.80)

Like they say, you cannot go wrong with desserts! The waffles were softly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The amount of bananas given were generous too! Topped with vanilla ice cream, it's the perfect dessert to put a full stop to the meal.

Oreo Cheesecake

This was one of the better items they had. The flavour was rich, but this was gotten from elsewhere and not freshly made by themselves.

Overall, Cozy Corner Coffee is indeed very cozy and I can imagine myself cooped up inside all day long. I will be back only for the hushed atmosphere with wi-fi and sockets to charge my laptop though. Food wise, I would choose to hop on over to the abundant of options nearby instead. I understand how difficult it is to run a cafe, but the food definitely can be further improved in terms of taste and diversity.

Cozy Corner Coffee
4 Everton Park, #01-50
Singapore (080004)
+65 9383 0485

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