Singapore: Populus Food & Coffee Co.

(L-R) Amie / Aaron / Clara / Tiancheng
The Populus Coffee & Food Co. has to be one of the most popular (heh heh, excellent divination in its name) around the town area these days. From the team behind Department of Caffeine, this cafe adopts a more bright, airy and clean look.
The moment we stepped into The Populus, we were told we had to wait for a table.. and subsequently, they put our names on a waiting list. Well, this was to be expected - it's a Sunday afternoon after all, and the last weekend before most folks head back to work and school. Ten minutes were all they needed before they shuffled us into the homely, cozy interior. We ordered their coffees (mocha for me, the usual, at SGD6) and their famous Buckwheat Pancakes (SGD20). 
The mocha feels like a strangely thin version of DOC's, which didn't really hit the spot as much as I would like it to be, though it's still good. Because come 'on, I like DOC very very much.
Their Buckwheat Pancakes were quite expensive given its size. The texture of the pancakes felt more like cake than pancake, soft and more dense than fluffy. The rest of it can't really go wrong - the berry compote, passionfruit curd, cornflakes, and maple syrup. Even though it was satisfying, I can't help but feel it wasn't that value-for-money.
Note: They have revised their menu since their soft launch and upped the prices of most items.
The Populus Coffee & Food Co.146 Neil Road
Singapore 088875
Opening hoursSun: 0930 - 1900
Mon, Wed: 0900 - 1900
Thurs, Fri: 0900 - 2230
Sat: 0930 - 2230
Closed on Tue
Contact number6635 8420
Clara from Medan is here to visit Singapore, so Aaron, Tiancheng and I did an Instagram meetup together at The Populus. It's pretty cool considering it's the first time I made friends straight from Instagram. Medan's on my travelling wishlist this year. Here's to more xx


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