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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sumptuous, decadent and quality are the 3 words to describe this cafe. Searching for our coffee fix and hearty brunch led us here… we’ll be back

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit was great, but my second visit today was a disappointment. My friend ordered the Egg Benedict the last round and commented that the beef cheeks were so tender. What I had today tasted tough ...I suspect it's freshness. The black coffee is ordinary....The service was ordinary, the staff handed the wrong food to us and walked away without checking. So we had to swapped the plate ourselves. Nothing positive other than it's cosy ambienceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed, first of all by the rather normal coffee; food is again not very good and the only noticeable thing is the nice personnel

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

I researched and found this spot online and we walked for miles to find it. Got lost along the way, but when we got there it was well worthwhile. Great Coffee Freshly roasted Fabulous Breakfast menu. Loved our meals. Unique - not the same as...every other cafe. Busy spot, full non stop. A must!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022

First time to this cafe, the food was fabulous, mocha was beyond words! Love it! definitely will return! All the staff with exceptional service, even the restaurant was packed and back to back, real busy and peak!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

The prices they charge here are outrageous. We had breakfast for 2. We both ordered the pancakes and 2 coffees. Final bill: $71 Singapore dollars. Hello??? Are you nuts? The fluffy pancakes were nice but not $24 each nice. Coffee price was reasonable. Service was...average, staff seem overwhelmed by the business and can’t really control who sits where and when, making service slow and disorganised. THe food arrived well before our coffees, suggesting the food is pre-prepared and hence not fresh. Coffees only arrived just as we were done with eating. Will definitely not visit again, there are at least 2 other breakfast places within 3 minutes walk from this place that offer similar food and quality, with better and more personal service at far better prices (plus a much better atmosphere).More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Went to CM, knew it can take a while to get a coffee made so ordered as I was sitting. Food comes, waiting waiting waiting, coffee shows up 20 minutes later. Not the first time. As I get my check I ask the waitress why...does it always take so long to get a coffee. This isn’t the first time. The food is good, coffee is good, but this experience doesn’t make me want to come back. Her response “And yet you are back…”. Never again. Manager tries recovery and explains the barista is new - I’ve waiting 15+ minutes before - it’s a process issues. Poor customer service far outweighs substandard product.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

It is always crowded each time we passed by. Today, we decided to pop in while waiting for our furkid to be groomed. They serve a variety of dishes including pasta, and pastries such as almond croissants by Tiong Bahru bakery. The mocha we ordered...was a tad oversweet, while the nitro tea, which today was with cucumber, was pretty refreshing. The prices are not cheap, with drinks from the $7 mark, but that seems to be the ball park for cafes in the area nowadays. Staff are super friendly and helpful, and they also provide a carafe of water at each table.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022 via mobile

Coffee - ok Food - poor Value for money - you’re kidding me Ordered eggs Benedict at $27?!!!! Expected something great but got two poached eggs n some braised beef on top of some rock hard toast. Tried softening it with the egg yolk, but...the rock wouldn’t have it. That wasn’t the worst. The latte I ordered took 30 minutes to arrive. That’s after chasing twice and having finished (with) the food. This place just doesn’t work. Missing coffee and Stupid prices for food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

Amazing food complemented by excellent service. Willy Tan who waited on the table made our day with her cheerfulness and food suggestions - Thank you.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Greeted and served by Gordon , who patiently explained on the menu and gave suggestions what to order .. The ambience is Fantastic 🌟👍. Prices are slightly higher and that's understandable. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 December 2021 via mobile

Awesome coffee. A unique taste live up to its name . Nice chill environment but it’s a bit cold and dark inside . The food is normal. Good place to chill over coffee with friends . Good service . ( Stanley street )

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2021

One of the best places to have a nice breakfast. From a really good egg, passing throug an amazing granola and finishing with one of the best coffee ever! DONT MISS THIS PLACE!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2021 via mobile

A Caesar salad is a classic where the emphasis should be on an excellent dressing made with great ingredients: crisp lettuce and crunchy croutons. At Common Man in Joo Chiat, instead what you get is a mediocre assemblage of bitter Brussel sprouts, dry chili flakes,...limp but chewy (not crunchy!) “croutons”, tough chicken, a lemon slice that you have to squeeze yourself, limp lettuce, and no hint of anchovy-umami in the dressing. I really have an issue with places that think they can somehow ‘improve’ on a classic but instead delivers such an inferior product. It insults the customer’s intelligence, even more so that this poor attempt costs $23++. As a bellwether of the food here, very discouraging. I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

It was my first visit, it won't be my last. I had a lovely iced coffee, avocado toast and a side of spinach. The portion sizes are really good and staff are so friendly and professional.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
Just a few GF and Vegan options... If you go to the CMCR website you can access a menu.
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Yes there is wifi
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Common Man Coffee Roasters is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4