Located next to the Amoy food market (which is well known for its fried Kway Teow and Lor Mee) sits Spiffy Dapper, with its delicious offerings of coffee by day and a full bar by night. The owner, George, who is a carpenter by trade, built the place himself and there is a sense of homeliness which attracts you from the moment you walk in. Dim lighting, a copper-clad bar counter, beautiful wooden beams and antique furniture all combine to create a place which is full of character, offering a welcome escape for those working in the Central Business District (CBD).
While George handles the bar operations, Christine Seah manages the coffee programme at Spiffy Dapper. Having studied at culinary school and worked in restaurants previously, she has created a menu which is refreshingly healthy with an emphasis on homemade items. It’s clearly aimed at the gym crowd who frequent the area. Think homemade bread with ham and bacon jam, soft boiled eggs and hazelnut pesto or baked chicken thigh with spiced quinoa. Besides serving the espresso blend 22Martin from a 3 group La Marzocco Linea, the coffee offerings include a cold brew Yirgacheffe which strives to highlight acidity. Homemade almond and hazelnut milk is also available for the lactose-intolerant crowd. But if you fancy tea without caffeine, Spiffy Dapper offers dehydrated fruit tea infusions which not only look beautiful, but taste great as well.
If you’re working in the CBD, why not check out Spiffy Dapper? It’s a great place for a quick meeting over coffee. It’s also a cool opportunity to hang out with the friendly baristas or simply do some work via their free WIFI. They even have wall plugs at every table. Great coffee, fantastic food and a friendly ambience; what’s not to love?
73 Amoy Street, Second Floor.
Cafe: Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Bar: Monday - Friday 5:00pm - late
Saturday - Sunday: 6:00pm - late