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“Love the Ambience”

Oriole Coffee + Bar
Ranked #618 of 11,590 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Description: Founded in 2008 and pioneering Singapore's third wave coffee movement, Oriole Coffee is always about sharing and inspiring the love for coffee. The heart of a perfect Oriole experience boils down to the dedication of our roasters and baristas. From sourcing of beans and specialised roasting, to stringent cupping and barista trainings, Oriole Coffee stands by the highest standard and quality from farm to cup. Our newly renovated flagship establishment at Somerset opened its doors in January 2015, exuding warm and welcoming vibes of a city cafe. Guests can now lounge in the cafe or relax at the alfresco area with a good cup of coffee, all-day breakfast and big, hearty sandwiches. In December 2014 to January 2015, Oriole Coffee baristas had undergone an intensive training from top coffee experts in the region, Matt Perger and Ben Kaminsky. Oriole Coffee is dedicated to create that perfect specialty coffee experience, from roasting to pulling good shots. Pick up a bottle of Taisho coffee from the Grab & Go counter for a subtle and delicate cold coffee on hot, sunny days. Taisho is the well-loved cold-brewed coffee of Oriole. The name was inspired by the story of iced coffee being first introduced to coffee shop menus in Japan during the Taisho era (1912 - 1925) of modernisation. The cold brew signature comes in Black or White. Newly crafted is the Taisho M.A.D. Milk with a non-dairy nut concoction of macadamias, almonds and dates. Oriole Coffee + Bar is pleased to be the first cafe in Singapore to incorporate nut milk into coffee successfully. The health conscious will be thrilled to know more about M.A.D. Milk, cheekily named after its cold-pressed ingredients' names. This dairy-free nut milk is prepared in-house where baristas soak the nuts for at least 12 hours prior to cold pressing, followed by double sieving the milk to achieve its luscious consistency. To be enjoyed hot or cold, or as an add-on to hot coffees. Our newly crafted food menu now carries a wider repertoire of breakfast items, hearty sandwiches and small plates, accompanied by Oriole's well-loved classics.
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Food that we tried:

Spicy Calamari- Really yummy and not as spicy as it looked.

They have ongoing happy hour deals from 5-8pm and 8pm onwards, 2 for $22 cocktails. I had the mimosa and red sangria (tasted weird..i guess it was because of the apricot brandy will not order this again.)

St. Louis Pork Ribs- Love this, it was a big portion too. Perfect with the sweet potato fries that came along with it.

Jamaican jerk chicken- Huge portion of baby chicken tighs (!?!) but was too dry for my friend's tastebuds.

Perfect for a date. Dim lightings, nice music and private space (that is if you chose the one by the mirror). Service was great.

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Thank tangerinagirl
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

So far, Oriole is on the very top of my list. Dim Lights. Cozy feeling. Good Music. Nice Staff. Sumptuous Meal. Heavenly Dessert and Quality Coffee prepared by no less than a Barista Champion. Definitely worth another visit!

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I came in on a sunday morning, ordered the full english breakfast and caffe latte. The coffee was not that bad except it seemed alittle over burnt. No compaints about the food quality, it was decent and nicely done.
A few years back i had tried their fish and chips and it was one of the best i had tried. Not sure if they are keeping the standards now though.

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Thank KelineT
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Oriole is located just behind 313 Somerset, along a sheltered laneway. Even on a busy day, one can sit outdoors and enjoy a coffee without feeling crushed by human traffic.
Try the competition coffee. We tried both the Citrus Sin (coffee with orange juice?!) and the chilli chocolate latte (can't remember the name). Strange but good. Brunch starts from 10:30am on the weekends. Portions are generous. For the price and quality and atmosphere, I would pick Oriole over PS Cafe at the Paragon (another brunch spot in Orchard road) any day.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

My wife and I chose to have drinks at the Oriole Cafe and Bar only because the outside tables and glass picture windows looked friendly on a rainy afternoon. We did not know that they were well known for offering Kiwi blends of coffee. My wofe pronounced the coffee very good-to-excellent. The staff seemed better trained than the average cafe staff in Singapore, and they were quick to be of service once we got their attention. There are several choices of corners where you can find privacy, so the cafe is good for a romantic meeting over coffee. The cafe offers a good combination of location, friendly service, very good coffee and outside seating for visitors to the Somerset area and the Somerset MRT station.

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Thank Staidthere
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