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

    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!

  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

    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 :)

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

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

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

    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) ;)