Suzuki Cafe and Roastery: A Zen-like Japanese Teahouse Experience in Singapore

January 25, 2024

This hidden gem, established by Suzuki Gourmet Coffee, one of Singapore’s oldest coffee roasteries since 1979, promises a unique coffee experience steeped in tradition and quality.

A Touch of Kyoto in Boon Lay

Upon entering Suzuki Cafe and Roastery, guests are transported to the calm and minimalist aesthetics of a traditional Kyoto teahouse. The space, adorned with wooden elements, shoji sliding doors, communal seating areas, and intricate designs, exudes a zen-like atmosphere. The presence of a shishi-odoshi, a bamboo water feature typically found in Japanese gardens, adds to the authentic experience.

A Coffee Connoisseur's Haven

Suzuki Cafe and Roastery stands out for its extensive selection of finely roasted gourmet coffees, making it a paradise for coffee lovers. Espresso-based drinks such as Hokkaido Latte, Cappuccino, Flat White, and Suzuki Hokkaido Cafe Mocha are made using single-origin Arabica beans freshly roasted next door. The Hokkaido milk used in these drinks lends a richer and creamier profile to the coffee, with an option to switch to Japanese soy milk at no extra charge.

Filtered Coffee and Non-Coffee Options

For those who prefer filtered coffee, Suzuki offers light roast options like Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Costa Rica Aquiares Estate. The most exclusive being the Geisha coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda, celebrated for its complex taste and rarity. Non-coffee drinkers aren't left out either – the cafe serves Matcha and Hojicha lattes, including the Anmitsu version topped with sweet red beans.

A Menu That Speaks of Quality

While the cafe primarily focuses on drinks, it occasionally offers Japanese snacks such as cookies and red bean pastries, perfect accompaniments to your beverage choice. The friendly baristas enhance the experience by offering custom latte art and helpful drink suggestions.

The Essence of Japanese Hospitality

True to the Japanese tradition of omotenashi, or hospitality, each drink is served on a wooden tray with meticulous attention to detail. This commitment to service and the serene ambiance make Suzuki Cafe and Roastery a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Suzuki Cafe and Roastery is more than just a coffee shop; it's an experience that brings a piece of Japan to Singapore. With its Kyoto-inspired teahouse setting, exceptional coffee, and warm hospitality, it's a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy a peaceful coffee break with a touch of Japanese elegance​​​​​​.

Suzuki Cafe and Roastery

8 Chin Bee Ave, Singapore 619932

Photo: Cynthia Low • Edmund Ong • Lucas Ng • Daniel Koh • nyinyi htwe • Jenny Yong • Pavan Kumar • Zainul Ariffin Shariff •

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