If you’re a coffee lover, you probably already know about Homeground Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee house that has been doling out artisanal coffees for the past 4 years. If you’ve been a fan of their old café concept at Katong, you’ll be elated to know that they’ve moved to a stunning new place in the rich Keong Saik area!
Homeground’s new space is beautiful and soothing to the senses, with clean and minimalistic decor that’s meant to feel like “a home away from home”, complete with warm neutral tones and soft lighting. Homeground’s new café concept is also made for communal dining, so you’ll find the tables here are much bigger than most cafés, ideal for sharing amongst larger groups.
You can also lounge by the beautiful and sleek wooden counter/bar if you’re looking for a more private spot to work or if you’re just coming in for a cup of coffee. The bar also gives you unobstructed views of the coffee-making process!
Heirloom Tomatoes, $13
Baked Brie, $19
The menu at Homeground has also gotten a full refresh, with more elevated and refined Asian-fusion items that’s unlike your usual casual brunch fare. One of the highlights from the menu is definitely the Tajima Wagyu ($48) with a super sophisticated presentation.
Tajima Wagyu, $48
The MBS 4-5 wagyu striploin is aged in-house for 3 days for tenderness and juiciness, before seared to a perfect medium rare and served in a rustic wooden chest that has been smoked for that extra wow factor the moment you slide the chest open. The beef is truly tender and tastes perfect on its own or dipped lightly in the flakey salt, yuzu salsa or miso gochujang.
Cauliflower Steak, $20
While there are plenty of meat and seafood options on the menu like the Boston Lobster ($62) and Charcoal Grilled Chicken ($29), we were pleasantly surprised by Homeground’s take on the Cauliflower Steak ($20). The plain and unassuming vegetable is given a total facelift with the smokey char and addition of the umami-filled goma dressing and nutty black sesame paste—this was definitely one of the most memorable cauliflower dishes out there.
Burnt Rice Coconut, $15
Coffee Cake, $15
For desserts, the Coffee Cake ($15) is a no-brainer for coffee lovers: the sweetness is just right and is great to end off a meal or if you need a treat to perk you up. The Burnt Rice Coconut ($15) is also an interesting dessert option, similar to the local pulut hitam that we’re familiar with; however we felt that the taste of the black glutinous rice could be more pronounced instead of being heavier on the coconut cream aspect.
Aside from being a café, Homeground’s new space also boasts an experiential retail area that doubles as something of a workshop and retail corner all rolled in one. Dubbed the “Playground”, this area is where you can try out the various coffee blends offered by Homeground, as well as test out the equipment while you’re at it.
There is no spending required and you don’t have to make an appointment to enjoy this experience, simply walk-in whenever and come to experience the coffee blends and coffee-making tools before you buy. There is also no obligation to purchase any of the items when you visit the “Playground”, so feel free to just come to learn more about coffee and coffee making or hang out with the friendly staff!
Everything you see at the experiential retail space is also available for purchase should you wish to: from the various coffee cups, filter cups and cones, coffee making machines, coffee blends and even exclusive Homeground merchandise like t-shirts!
The vibes at Homeground are truly immaculate, with an airy and spacious interior that feels welcoming and cosy at the same time—perfect for weekend gatherings with friends or family, or even a solo coffee break during the workday.
Worth a visit: Cosy vibes with unique food items and great coffee.
Address: 13/15 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088328
Opening Hours: Thursday-Monday, 8.30am-6pm