The New Black - Interior, from the Entrance

The New Black, Offerring A New Coffee Experience At Upper Circular Road (Closed)

A very cool cafe has appeared at Upper Circular Road, The New Black.

This cafe has a different concept from what is available now. Their objective is to provide different coffee beans for the patron to use from. They also intend to change the menu every 3 – 4 months. Besides the usual Espresso based coffee, they have various brewing method too. Another cool fact about The New Black is they are totally Cashless. You pay by cards. I like it.

One of the goal is to bring the concept by setting up coffee counters at the office lobby so that the office workers could get hold of a cuppa easily. I certainly hope they will set up one around my office.


The New Black - Interior


The New Black offers mainly drinks. Beside the coffee that they offer, there are also various tea.

The interior is really simple. You don’t find the usual tables and chairs but only some platform for the patrons to sit.



So how does it works, first of all, decide what type of bean you would like. There are two categories, beans for espresso or beans for brewed coffee. Next whether to have it with Milk. If with milk, let the Barista know what’s your preference, Latte, Flat White or Cappuccino.


The New Black - Espresso, Cult of Done Version


I have ordered the Cult with Done Version, the most expensive on the menu so I decide to have it straight, that is to have it as an Espresso.

The coffee was medium to low acidity with medium body. The flavour note was extremely fruity with raisins and I find lots of citrus notes too. And there’s also the taste of chocolaty and a little toffee. And the sweetness of the coffee lingers over the palate for quite a long time. The texture is smooth, easy on the palate too.

A nice coffee concept as they have more than a type of beans for customers to choose from. And what’s best? We have a chance to try beans from worldwide without travelling.



The New Black

1 Upper Circular Road Singapore 058400
Tel: +65 6443 0332



Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 0800 to 1830; Saturday 0800 to 1600; Closed on Sunday


Getting There

By MRT: North-East line – Clarke Quay station

By Bus:
– alight at Boat Quay along South Bridge Road 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174e, 197, 851, 961

  • alight at Clarke Quay Station along Eu Tong Sen Street 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 197, 851, 961

  • alight opposite Clarke Quay Station along New Bridge Road 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190


Rating: 8/10

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