(This cafe is now closed)
Around a week old when we made our visit, Noir Art Specialty Coffee is the latest addition to Little India.
A hole-in-the-wall cafe, Noir Art Specialty Coffee is probably one of the smallest cafes I have ever seen. Apart from the lone table that sits only two, there are six more counter seats and a small alfresco just right outside for yet another two. The menu focuses largely on coffee, from espresso-based to cold brews. Cakes supplied are also available, but the co-owner has intentions of selling her own bakes in time to come.
Preferring something more tea-like, I chose the Rose Cheesecake. Light yet smooth, the cheese was not too strong, hence able to bring out the subtle flowery aroma of Rose. The cookie base held up pretty nicely as well without crumbling too quickly.
Noir Art Specialty Coffee is one of the rare cafes these days which insists on roasting their own beans to create a taste of their own. Their Noir blend consists of Colombian, Ethiopian and Sumatran beans, which gives a chocolatey and nutty tone with a tinge of sweetness. The Flat White was creamy as well. They are also intending to serve up a second blend in time to come so as to offer a variety of blends to their patrons to suit the different preferences in the future.
Noir Art Specialty Coffee may be a small space, however it seems to have all what a cafe is about; the exchange between the barista and their patrons, the passion behind coffee and the business. While the variety is small, they have plans for how it going forward. A spot that has much potential, let’s wish them the best and see what the future has in store for them.
(All photos taken with a XiaoMi Mi3)
Noir Art Specialty Coffee 黑色藝術精品咖啡
23 Mackenzie Road
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/noirartcoffee