Kong Cafe – A New Minimalist Coffee Joint Inspired By The Korean Cafe Culture

Kong Cafe Cover Image

Located just opposite King Albert Park MRT in the cozy neighbourhood of Bukit Timah sits the newly opened Kong Cafe that has been styled in a minimalist concept which highlights its commitment to modern aesthetics.

Upon entry into the cafe, we were greeted by the clean-cut bright white walls of the cafe, which offered a calm and comfortable ambience that could potentially turn this new kid on the block into the next hip social hangout in the west of Singapore.

Kong Cafe Interior

On our visit, we ordered the Ham & Cheese Toastie (S$10), Korean-style Beef & Cheese Toastie (S$12) and the Iced Latte (S$7).

Kong Cafe Toasties

Both toasties came hot off the press, grilled to a light brown and divided into fours for easy eating or to share amongst friends. For the Ham & Cheese Toastie, we were pleasantly surprised by the additional ingredient which made for a more savoury dish as a whole.

The addition of the tomato paste gave the toastie an extra kick of flavour which tasted almost similar to a calzone. So, if you are looking for a snack size version of a pizza, this would be your pick.

On the other hand, the Korean-style Beef & Cheese Toastie was a refreshing Korean-inspired dish which melded the western sandwich with the beloved Beef Bulgogi. Though we were not really big fans of onions, the presence of the beef, spinach and melted cheese was a perfect mask which made the taste of the onion unnoticeable.

Compared to the Ham & Cheese Toastie, we were definitely bigger fans of the beef toastie.

Kong Cafe Iced Latte

Using the 22 Martin Blend from Common Man Roasters, the cafe’s Iced Latte was a great caffeine pick-me-up that encompassed the classic coffee flavours which went well with the toasties and the array of pastries available.

As the cafe is still in the stage of their soft launch, the current menu only carries a limited range of items. However, you can expect a full menu when this up-and-coming cafe officially opens on 1 October!

Kong Cafe Exterior

Kong Cafe
896 Dunearn Road
Singapore 589472
Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tue to Fri and Sun: 8am – 10pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm

Nearest Station: King Albert Park