Common Man Coffee Roasters
22 Martin Road, Singapore
+65 6836 4695
Known as the brand that introduced the world of specialty coffee to the people of Singapore, Common Man Coffee Roasters is an institution when it comes to high quality coffee and weekend brunches.
Established in 2013, Common Man Coffee Roasters began as a collaboration between director, Harry Grover, local partners, the Spa Esprit Group and Australian specialty coffee roaster, Five Senses. Holding fast to his goal of bringing great coffee to as many people as possible, Harry’s brand exists today in Singapore in two parts – a roaster/cafe on Martin Road, and Common Man Stan, a refined establishment on Stanley Street.
Over the years, Common Man has developed a great passion for celebrating the relationships formed through the journey from bean to cup. From the farmers and millers, to baristas and the drinkers, a great amount of care is put into the roasting and brewing processes. Thanks to close partnerships with Five Senses and producers around the world, Common Man is able to source, roast, supply and serve coffee from regions known for producing high-quality, delicious, specialty coffee. This care and attention to detail given to their craft has fostered a brand known Singapore-wide as well as beyond its borders.
Their signature CMCR espresso blend expresses a complexity of flavours, from subtle florals and citrus notes to rich dark fruits and baker’s chocolate. This classic cup of caffeinated goodness is expertly brewed in-house with Common Man’s custom Synesso espresso machine, with or without your choice of milk or mylk. For the coffee nerds out there, eager to try something a little different, Common Man’s range of single origins are available in a manual pour over brew. Be sure to explore their rotating range of Uncommon coffee, which features high scoring, micro-lot harvests, chosen for their distinctive attributes, impeccable quality and ability to translate their unique origin characteristics.
Whatever your choice of brew, the best way to drink it is alongside one of Common Man’s famous brunch options. Their selection of unique meals have helped guide the Common Man cafes to fame, with the Martin Road cafe being awarded Readers’ Choice Best Cafe by SG Magazine two years in a row. Trademark Common Man brunches include options such as the Turkish Common Man Breakfast, a phyllo-wrapped egg with crispy fetta, fresh cucumber, tomatoes, olives and hummus served with pita bread and the Common Man fluffy pancakes topped with caramelised bananas and walnuts, salted caramel sauce, a nutty crumble and berry coulis. Breakfast is served all day long, so you will not miss out if your treat yourself to a little sleep in!
Quite obviously a melting pot of cultures, cuisines and palates, the Singaporean food and drinks scene is overflowing with both quality and quirk. Bringing a brand of specialty coffee rarely associated with venues beyond Australians shores, Common Man Coffee only enhances Singapore’s pool of diversity, bringing a small touch of classic coffee and cafe culture to this small but food-fuelled country.