Tucked away in the Yio Chu Kang heartlands is newcomer Prodigal Roasters, an independent specialty coffee shop that serves caffeinated beverages to nearby residents and basically anyone who loves a good cuppa.
The tiny cafe’s location might seem relatively obscure but is actually easily reachable within an eight-minute stroll from Yio Chu Kang MRT. So, is it worth visiting?
Owner Glen Ho started his passion of roasting coffee beans from home but has since taken it up a notch by producing larger batches, and then eventually getting down to opening his own specialty coffee shop.
Prodigal Roasters’ limited-but-focused menu features a selection of coffees, teas and sweet treats. The aromatic single-origin coffees – sourced from Panama – are roasted in-house and coffee lovers can purchase these lovely roasts in 250-gram packages at S$15 each. Prices of coffees here range from S$3 for an espresso, S$4 for a flat white to S$4.50 for a mocha.
We thoroughly enjoyed the fragrant, smooth and medium-bodied coffees that have struck a harmonious balance between fruity and nutty.
It is worth mentioning that the exact flavour profile of these beans will be changed every month as Prodigal Roasters is passionate in introducing new flavours to its customers.
The handcrafted desserts are baked in-house and we must say, that is quite an impressive feat for such a small-scale boutique cafe. Complement your coffees with a Miso Cheese Tart (S$4.50) or a Rocky Road Tart (S$4.50).
Blk 625 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
Tel: +65 9450 0484
Tue: 12pm – 7pm
Wed to Sun: 9am – 7pm
Closed on Mondays
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang
About the writer:
Hui Jun Ng is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She previously worked in the food and marketing industry. She loves traveling and enjoys exploring underrated destinations. In her free time, you will find her indulging in coffee and her all time favourite local dish – bak chor mee.