Cafe Hopping: Jimmy Monkey
Whenever I have a project or trip that requires some solid planning, I seem to end up at Jimmy Monkey. Tucked away inside the one-north complex, it is a cozy little cafe whose lovely coffee is brewed by one of the world's most impressive espresso machines - the Slayer.
Having the Slayer sets this place apart from other local cafes, as it's the only spot that has this beast in the country. "It's a Ferrari," one of the baristas told me. With independent pressure and temperature controls, the barista has full control of the entire process. This requires a high skill set, but the end product is that much more improved.
I selected a macchiato with my caffeine kaki going for a skinny latte. The macchiato had a full flavor with a hefty caffeine kick towards the back end. I personally loved the balance of espresso-to-milk, similar to a latte but with a bit less milk.
The unexpected surprise of the day was the salmon sandwich that I ordered. It was fantastic, with heaping amounts of salmon with savory sauce and salad + chips on the side.
This is a great place both for your coffee aficionados and for the cafe hopping, Macbook toting people (they also have WiFi!). Very highly recommended.
|The Slayer, made with stainless steel and TLC|
Jimmy Monkey Café and Bar
9 one-north gateway, #01-51 one-north residences,
Sun - Thurs: 8:30AM - 8:30PM
Fri - Sat: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
+65 6777 8470