Black & Ink, from the name, I wouldn’t have guessed a cafe or coffee bar but a book shop or something related to literacy. The name was chosen with great thoughts by the owner, Roy, who is a chatty famous food blogger. To find out the meaning behind the name, do drop by and speak to him.
This cafe is setup along Changi Road, at a very strategic location, as it is next to a bus stop. I went down on a weekday morning before my lunch with my aunt.
Black & Ink has a modern looking kopitiam decoration with stone tables, square tiles wall, that is typical of an old kopitiam look. As it is black and white as colour theme, these give the space a modern feel.
The cafe doesn’t serve much food, except for some simple cakes and pastries. Its focus is to serve excellent cup of coffee that are value for money. Black & Ink serves about 3 – 4 different types of cake baked by his friend who is a Le Cordon Bleu graduate. It was a pity it wasn’t available when I was there in the morning.
Their beans are roasted by a local micro-roaster and currently, there was only a House Blend with Organic Ethiopian Amaro Gayo and Colombian Excelso Timana. I have it as White. It is a blend with a pretty good balance of acidity and medium bodied. Its flavour note is a lightly scented strawberry fragrance in the begining of a sip and mainly dark chocolate tone. So many a times, I couldn’t taste the strawberry in fact. The strawberry is more obvious when the coffee was cool.
A Single Origin will be available weekly, starting with the Ethiopian Amaro Gayo.
Do take note of the cup as well. They are using the Bodum Pavina Double Wall Glass which you won’t feel hot to the touch. So do sip with care especially when you order the Black Coffee.
Black & Ink Coffee Bar believe in service and is established with a mission, sourcing beans from some social enterprises and working with small and medium enterprises. It is selling coffee with a good cause. Black & Ink also has some vision established for its cafe.
And oh ya, this cafe is in the East, so fabulous news for cafehoppers in the East.
Black & Ink
168 Changi Road #01-01/02 Singapore
Tel: +65 96201022
Monday, Wednesday – Friday 0800 to 2000; Saturday & Sunday 0900 to 2000; Closed on Tuesday
By MRT: East-West line – Eunos station
– alight after GE Life along Changi Road 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 60, 61, 63, 63M, 67, 93, 94, 155
– alight at Eunos Station 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 30e, 51, 60, 61, 63, 63M, 67, 93, 94, 155
– alight after Lorong G Telok Kurau or at Flora East along Still Road 15, 55, 966
– alight at Eunos interchange 154