Friday, October 7, 2016

Common Man Coffee Roasters @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

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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8 comments:

  1. This is one place for me, a commoner! Lovely pastries. I would love the one with salted egg yolk filling.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, as long as you're a coffee-loving commoner, you'll be OK here. and ya, the pastries were nice and fresh, apparently baked fresh and replenished throughout the day!

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  2. What an interesting name, Common Man. And then there's the Country Cousin :) The pastries look pretty good. I want the whole basket to myself :D :D :D

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    1. Phong Hong: heh, yeah, their name pretty much guarantees they'll be remembered :D i bet those croissants will all be snapped up before noon, and they'll have to make some more :)

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  3. Nice, we've been Common Man Singapore once. Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, hopefully the KL spin-off will be satisfying for you too :)

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  4. The space doesn't look very big huh..

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, there's a space behind for the cafe that they haven't opened yet (and i didn't photograph that space cos it was full of boxes, heh) ;)

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