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“Came back 3 times”

Oriole Coffee + Bar
Ranked #22 of 273 Coffee & Tea in Singapore
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Came back 3 times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

From Melbourne in Singapore for a few days and I've come here 3 times for the coffee and relaxed atmosphere. Coffee is good by Singapore standards (doesn't compare to Melbourne) service has always been good and so is the food.

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Blackwood, Gwent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Great Mohitos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We found this place whilst staying at the Concorde on Orchard Road and sheltering from the rain. A great place during the day to have a beer or a coffee whilst watching the world go by. We went back that evening for cocktails after dinner and finished up staying there until late and having more mohitos , coffee and ice cream sundaes. The staff are friendly and helpful, the place was packed with locals and tourists , groups, family and couples on dates. Would recommend and definitely go back.

Visited April 2014
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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“best coffee in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

premium quality coffee, friendly service, very good location. we did not try the food but the menu is promising... definitely a go!

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Lovely comfort food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Located along the beautifully-lit discovery walk between Somerset 313 and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites are a row of restaurants and cafes. They always look so good especially at night, when illuminated by the tiny blue lights twinkling high above (in trees).

We decided to give Oriole Cafe & Bar a try as it was empty that evening, and a male buddy recommended this place for its good coffee.

The first dish we ordered was the Chicken Casserole, a piping hot dish that looked rather simple served in a shallow ceramic pan - chunks of chicken, capsicum, chorizo, tomato and toast baguette in tomato-paprika sauce. Casseroles are known to be very homely comfort food whereby one just tosses all sorts of ingredients found in the fridge and let it cook in the ovens. This was certainly comfort food, but a tasty one - tender chicken chunks amongst crunchy capsicum bits and chewy chorizo dices. The tomato-paprika sauce was thick and nicely-flavored, a perfect soak over the ingredients and the perfect dip for the hard-crusted bread slices.

Then we had the Scallops Risotto - uniquely flavorful blends of large scallops, gentle sweetness of pumpkin bits, the stronger tinge of blue cheese (Gorgonzola) toned down by the herb-ish aroma of Balsamic glaze. Tender, chewy scallops charred to a smokey deliciousness cooked perfectly in chewy arborio rice, what more could we ask for? The slight play at food art was unneessary, because the colors of the tiny veggie bits had already piqued our appetites. Being an all-time risotto lover, this dish stole my heart easily too.

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  • Visited September 2013
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“Decent dinner, open late”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

After trudging down Orchard Road around 9.45pm looking for a light dinner, and discovering that the mall restaurants were closing up, we finally found this collection of bars and restaurants above Somerset MTR station. Oriole was a good choice - a limited menu but good, enthusiatic and fairly quick service even though the place was packed. I had the king prawn risotto, which was very good, and my partner the chicken quesadillas, which were equally good. The Singapore slings didn't seem to have too much by way of alcohol, which seems characteristic in the city, but overall a good experience. And they are open until 1am.

Visited February 2014
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