Noir Art Specialty Coffee ~ Little India

LC will be writing this one and making use of the notes I left in the draft 😛

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Hello for the first time audience! Since I’m regularly mentioned over at the blog, I’d thought I’d randomly just… you know… steal a random blog post =P

Jokes aside, this post today is about a quaint little cafe we found while in Singapore.

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Titled “Noir Art”, the atmosphere was very rustic, homey; almost as if your Ma & Pa would burst out any moment with your favourite Joe.

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Complete with a little “Trade-In-Book” programme, the shop had coffee bags scattered around, chalk boards for menus and even a little jug or water if you found the Cold Brew a little too strong.

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I doubt the owner really wrote this. He had two female assistants who mightn’t been responsible for this.

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All the beans for your discerning pleasure 🙂

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Food. Glorious Food! Too bad we didn’t try. We’re more about drinking coffee.

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I’d imagine people who need to have perfect symmetry to have problems with these menus. Is there a special term for them? I forget.

So, unfortunately I am slow coffee drinker. Yes, yes ! Coffee changes taste and all that, enjoying coffee has to be done rather slowly for me. Mika always finishes her drink first 🙂

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Our first try was a Caramel Latte; something we both loved.

Mika: Caramel went into the cup before the espresso shot and milk so it fused well. Nice and creamy with a nice hint of sweetness. Very pleasant and easy to drink.

^ What she said xD. A really good cuppa. I always test with a standard latte.

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This has to be one of the best hot chocs I’ve ever had. Forget Milo & Cadbury, forget your Starbucks and Chocolate Chocolate, this was one of the chocolate drinks that “Wow!” just like Max Brenners in Auzzie.

Mika: Very rich, richest so far, like drinking liquid chocolate. Thick, creamy, with a tinge of sweetness even without sugar

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That’s right; cold brew. Such a rarity.

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Cold brew with ice. We both felt it was a little strong. Thankfully, water and milk brought it down some and opened up into something beautiful. Our first time having cold brew honestly.

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Mika: We both reckoned that it would’ve been good even without sugar and milk but needs to sit or breathe like wine for a bit.

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After Coffee Chemistry, I’d didn’t think I’d like something with a Graffeo taste, but surprisingly I liked this filtered coffee. However, it did need a little ice to open up.

Mika: Filter coffee had very high acidity, first taste was choking, reminded me of Graffeo. With sugar, it was the same, with milk better. After breathing, was better, acidity reduced.

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Maybe on a rainy day (or perhaps sick of the Singaporean quality of food), we’ll come back for a cuppa and some food.

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Seem’s like everyone’s got a book programme these days.

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I like the simplicity of the design and branding.

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Yes. Definitely females who drew this.

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We had a good laugh at this; never leave home without coffee. Unless one purchases coffee along the way.

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All this made possible by the friendly owner, YJ. We felt more at home that he happens to be a Malaysian! Interestingly, he shared with us that he was from Engineering before deciding to open up his dream cafe 🙂

Good luck YJ!

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P/S: We asked him a simple question; What Singaporean food would you recommend? There was a long pause and much frowning but no answer; proving Singaporean street food had much catching up to do.

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