Olla Specialty Coffee is a mobile coffee company that has been offering their services to events as well as operating coffee bars for companies, but they have finally found a home at Sunset Way now! Occupying a small shop space under a HDB block, this hole-in-the-wall café is the newest addition to the trove of eateries and bakeries in the neighbourhood.
Although this cosy café focuses mainly on coffee, a selection of teas, chocolate, matcha and chai is offered as well. What’s more, the drinks here are priced between S$3 and S$5.50 – super wallet-friendly prices! You can also pair your drinks with some buttermilk waffles and pastries too.
With its minimalist interior and chill vibes, Olla Specialty Coffee is a great place to grab your mid-day cuppa.
Olla Specialty Coffee uses single-origin coffee beans roasted by Nylon Coffee Roasters which are on a rotational basis according to the season. Currently offered are Guatemalan beans that feature tasting notes of berries, raisins and chocolate. Our 5 Oz White (S$4) was smooth and palatable with a nice mouthfeel – a truly satisfying cuppa.
Unlike other establishments, fresh chai is used for their Masala Chai Latte (Soy) (S$5.50). Upon hearing that, we knew we had to give it a try.
The difference between fresh chai and powdered chai was apparent in our aromatic cup of tea – we could taste the subtle sweetness from the honey that the leaves were preserved in as well as the strong kick of spice.
One of the better chai lattes you can get in Singapore, what you get here is full-on chai that is smooth and enjoyable.
We also got their signature Ondeh Ondeh Waffles (S$13.50) to accompany our drinks. The buttermilk waffle was airy and fluffy on the inside, and delightfully crisp on the outside. We loved that it also stayed that way till the end – signs of a well-executed waffle!
Perched on top of the waffle was a generous scoop of gula melaka gelato that was not too overwhelming and had the perfect consistency. The desiccated coconut provided a good crunch with every bite too. It’s served with a side serving of gula melaka sauce as well if you want to amp up the sugar.
Unfortunately, they ran out of the pandan sauce that was supposed to balance out the sweetness of the gula melaka components, so our waffle was to the sweeter side. But, we must say we thoroughly enjoyed their version of the Ondeh Ondeh dessert.
Describing themselves as just an ordinary place with extraordinary coffee and waffles, we can totally attest to that!
109 Clementi Street 11 #01-03
Tue to Sun: 8am – 6pm
(Closed on Monday)
Nearest Station: Clementi