A new addition to the trove of cafés and restaurants nearby the Botanic Gardens is Elixir Boutique Roasters. This bean-to-bar café doesn’t reveal its exact location in Serene Centre and encourages you to hunt them down instead. But lucky for you, we’ve hunted it down for you!
Located at the street level of Serene Centre, the café is so nondescript—dimly lit and no signboard—you’ll probably miss it if you’re weren’t looking for it. Elixir Boutique Roasters takes over the premise of Sugarhaus and shares the same space as Fat Belly which operates at night. Still in their opening phase, coffees here are currently pay as you wish.
The Single Origin Guatemalan White (3oz) was an enjoyable cuppa to start off our day. Well-bodied a gentle acidity, it had a pleasant mouthfeel with some fruity notes.
We also got a Blend White (3oz) which really awakened our senses the moment we had a taste of it. Definitely for the real coffee addicts, this kick of caffeine featured a rich blend of Brazilian and Ethiopian coffee beans. With a mild chocolate flavour, this bold cuppa left a dry and bitter aftertaste.
While coffee options are aplenty around Botanic Gardens, Elixir Boutique Roasters is one place worth adding to your list!
Elixir Boutique Roasters
10 Jalan Serene
Serene Centre #01-03A
Thu to Tue: 8.30am – 4pm
(Closed on Wednesday)
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens