Tom N Toms Coffee – A New Korean Force

   


Other than Soapy Dramas, Rain and Wondergirls, Tom N Toms Coffee is another successful Korean export that has reached our sunny island. As the No. 1 Korean coffee chain, with 175 branches around the world, caffeine-lovers in Singapore would take pleasure to have yet another noteworthy choice.

Unfortunately, the cafe used to be at Far East Plaza and Vivocity, and is now left with one solo branch at ICON near Tanjong Pagar MRT.

Brought in by the people behind Wine & Dine magazine, Tom N Toms (탐엔탐스커피) use 100% premium Arabica coffee beans roasted and grinded in Korea to ensure perfection for coffee lovers. The Café Americano, made by combining rich espresso and hot water, had a bitterer aftertaste that would linger around your tastebuds.

I had an Ice Café Mocha, with premium chocolate melted into steam milk. I liked that you could still taste the strong and rich espresso, while maintaining its mild milkiness. With that said, I long for a smoother texture and more refined quality found in the more familiar brands.

For non-coffee drinkers, they do have a wide substitute such as Cinnamon Chocolate, Milk Tea, Green Mint Hot Chocholate, Chai Latte and a variety of tangy smoothies.

The strength of Tom N Toms is in its food though, as their pretzels, thick toast and pizzas are freshly baked. That is really a fresh alternative to the usual cold sliced cakes and sandwiches offered. The Tortilla Pizza came up piping hot, and was amazingly mouth-watering with its thin crispy crust and dizzled with simple but tasteful toppings. I finished it in 5 minutes. Irresistible.

On my visit on a weekend evening, the branch was surprisingly empty, which was not a bad thing to customers. Perhaps ‘Korean’ has not been synonymous with coffee, and we are just spoilt with coffee choices. With fierce competition in the form of Old Town White Coffee just next door, let’s hope this Korean force will stay for a while.

Tom N Toms Coffee, 12 Gopeng Street, #01-12 ICON Village, Singapore, Tel: +65 6225 6313
Opening Hours: Mon–Sat: 24 hours (Closed Sun: 11pm – 7am)

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7 Responses to “Tom N Toms Coffee – A New Korean Force”

  1. May 31, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    I went there but I didn’t try the tortilla pizzas…maybe my next visit

  2. yahwee
    June 1, 2010 at 3:16 am #

    sounds great, ban.. will go check it out on my off-days..

  3. June 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    他们的标志和Starbucks一样的圆圈和coffee字样,这样也算是“模仿”吧?

  4. June 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    Imitation is best form of flattery? 我觉得在整体设计和装潢有他自己的风格,还好。而且服务很‘韩式’,收敛的亲切。

    (Anyway, how do you all get your pictures on the avatar. I am still trying to figure how.)

  5. June 2, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    omy这个wordpress应该好像可能或许大概是无法让你改 :)

    首先,你用这个blog在使用的email(一定要完完全全一样),去wordpress申请一个户口(danielang已经有人用了),然后在那里放你的头像,过后你就会看到这里也出现你的新头像了。

    如果不行的话,请向SK2投诉

    如果行的话。。。。。那就ok 😀

  6. Christina Im
    June 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    I love pizzas, especially the thin crust type. My first experience of the tortilla pizza really blew me away, especially when it was created before my eyes and looked really simple too. Mouth wateringly good, I say.

  7. Yuu
    June 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    The hot choco mint is to die for!

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