SoHo7 Café & Bistro

The buzz: When it rains, it pours. Yet another coffee joint to join the ranks of Papa Palheta, 40 Hands and Oriole, SoHo7 Café & Bistro isn’t even three weeks old. Owner-barista-cook Swee Sim wears all three hats, as well as roasts single origin coffee beans every day so she can proudly guarantee freshness within three days of roasting.The vibe: This tidy, little café is minimal, with simple furniture and splashes of orange and red. Order at the counter and you’ll get a good look at the fire engine red coffee-roasting machine.The food: At the moment, you’ve got breakfast items such as classic French toast ($9.70), with crispy bacon strips and maple syrup, eggs Florentine ($12) and mixed berries pancakes ($9.70), as well as an array of beef burgers including TexMex, with salsa and guacamole, and FireCracker, with chili jam, chipotle sauce and jalepenos (both $8.70). Swee has plans to extend her opening hours and introduce a tapas menu once her liquor license is approved (possibly at the end of the month).The drinks: Coffee in various forms, of course: Piccolo latte ($5), cappuccino ($3.80) and espresso ($2.80), just to name a few, made with single origin beans from Sumatra, Kenya, PNG and Tanzania.Why you’ll be back: Why else? For that morning cupppa to kickstart your day, a mid-afternoon caffeine pick-me-up, whenever really.