Singapore's Common Man Coffee Roasters debuts discreetly in Malaysia this week with a caffeine-&-croissants counter in Taman Tun Dr Ismail that's a forerunner to its full-fledged cafe launching later this month in the same space. A mid-90s hip-hop playlist - culminating in Nas' Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park) - helps customers get pumped up before work in the morning.
Black & white beverages (RM8 per coffee), plus cheese & salted egg yolk pastries, provide the faintest preview into what's to come - back home on Martin Road, Common Man offers everything from green pea fritters with poached eggs to rib-eye steaks with crispy shallots & mango panna cotta with spicy pineapples; the selection in KL should be unveiled once the cafe is ready around October's end. An on-site coffee academy promising courses on fundamental barista skills is in the works too.
Much merch is also available on the store's retail side, including Singapore-roasted beans starting at RM50 per 250gm bag (you might have already tasted Common Man's blends in KL by now, in cafes like Thursdvys & Wanderlust) & RM90 T-shirts.
Common Man Coffee Roasters TTDI KL Malaysia
Ground Floor, Plaza Vads, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Currently open 730am-6pm. Tel: 03-7731-7095
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