Food Review: Maison Ikkoku Cafe

On July 11, 2013 by Michelle

Hi all!


With indie coffee places sprouting up all over Singapore, you can easily find a place that specializes in coffee at every part of this little red dot. With a relaxing ambience, sipping on your hot coffee, I can see why this coffee fever is definitely here to stay!

“A lifestyle boutique combining mid-high end international menswear retail, a café centered on quality coffee and the perfect semi-alfresco cocktail bar.” –

Maison Ikkoku Cafe is located on the ground floor and there is actually a boutique and a bar on the second floor.

It is located near Haji Lane and Arab Street area, away from the buzz of the city, which is a rough 5-10 minutes walk from Bugis MRT station.

This cafe has fresh weekly roasted specialty coffee brewed via 8 different brewing methods which include the syphon, pourover, woodneck, chemex, eva solo, aeropress, ice drip & the ever popular espresso machine.

The specialty coffee are prepared by baristas trained by Hiroshi Sawada of Tokyo’s famed Streamer Coffee Company.

I love the decoration of this cafe. They even used old cupboard as their decorations.

The cafe is famous for the pork belly bun but because my friend and I had already filled our stomach with lunch, we shall leave that popular dish to try during my next visit to Maison Ikkoku Cafe.

Still, there is definitely room for desserts right? Maison Ikkoku Cafe has a selection of cakes for us to consume.

My friend and I chose red velvet cake because I am pretty good at tasting red velvet. Why? If you are a red velvet addict, you will know why.

This cake has a pretty good cream cheese frosting, which is not too sweet, allowing you to taste the cream cheese. The cake however, has little chocolate taste to it and most importantly, it is not moist enough. This is perhaps because it has been refrigerated for a few days? It could have been more moist if it was freshly baked. The red is really vibrant which explains why there is little chocolate in this cake. I like my red velvet to be more chocolately but this is just personal preference.

My friend and I ordered Cafe Latte and Cappuchino.

Being no coffee expert, while my friend is, she explains to me how to judge the quality of the coffee through the smoothness of the foam. If the foam is flat and smooth, the milk is good, I guess?

Look at this Cafe latte, so smooth!

This cafe is definitely a nice place to chill out with your friends and just soak in the ambience all day long.

This is me, attempting to make an artistic shot of our coffee and cake. Is this picture magazine-worthy?

I wore my neon yellow flats to chill that day too! 😉

Maison Ikkoku Cafe

20 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198885

Mon-Thur: 9am~9pm
Fri-Sat: 9am~11pm
Sun: 9am~7pm


Located next to Maison Ikkoku Cafe is the famous Rich & Good Cake Shop! Once you have had your fair share of coffee, just hop next door to order the famous swiss roll cakes.



Thanks for reading ~


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