181 Orchard Road
#01-17A Orchard Central
Singapore 238896

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09:30am - 08:30pm

09:30am - 08:30pm

09:30am - 08:30pm

09:30am - 08:30pm

09:30am - 08:30pm

09:30am - 08:30pm

09:30am - 08:30pm

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Finally found a chance to visit Equateโ€™s new outlet at Orchard Central. Much more spacious than its first outlet at Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Equate now serves a variety of sandos and pastries as well.

Manifesting a crispy, flakey exterior encasing Gula Melaka ganache within, the ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ต ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ($7.80) was a joy to savour. Topped with fragrant coconut flakes that carried a slight crunch, this was very delectable.

Although I liked the ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ($5), it wasnโ€™t as robust and aromatic as I remember it to be from Tanjong Pagar. The ๐—ฌ๐˜‚๐˜‡๐˜‚ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ ($7.80) wasnโ€™t my cup of tea (literally, cos my wife ordered it). Its sparkling nature plus matcha tasted weird to me.

Overall a place Iโ€™d definitely return to for the aesthetics, vibes and coffee. @equatecoffee

Prices stated are after service and gst. My espresso was pretty sour. It's strong, tho I can't say I enjoyed it very much it was too sour for a coffee.

Matcha was quite distinct and gao, tho not till it's too jelat but I only had a sip so I'm not sure if it's too much for a full glass. The coffee takes a backseat, it's barely there for me, but my friends said it is present tho not obvious.

Earl grey flavour was quite pleasant and present yet not too floral, it paired well with the honey. But again the coffee taste isn't really there. Would do better if named as solely an earl grey drink.

For a coffee place the coffee was not even discernible in their flavoured coffee drinks. I think itโ€™s nice if you treat it as a cafe/place for beverages.

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We were unprepared for a glitchy ordering process on the app which ultimately led us to order ovr the counter โ€ฆ (aka waste time) We ordered the ondeh toast and rheubens sando. Didnt order drinks cos everything was just so expensive (cos Orchard, I think)

Toast was served cold with a zigzag drizzle of cream, overall there was not anything too memorable about the taste, thats the thing - it didnt taste like ondeh, the pastry and cream had no taste. I did remember fighting to cut the pastry cos it was served on a metal curved plate which kept spinning right round on the smooth glass tabletop. That resulted in a messy cream and pastry mash up. The bread of the sando was greasy and the crust was so chewy that it gave the old jaw a workout. The beef filling was well-sliced, seasoned well but was a little too dry for me.

I probably wont be back anytime soon to the cold metal seats and even colder service staff.

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w/ Classic Croissant

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๐™„๐™˜๐™š๐™™ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™๐™– ($7)
This is our go-to order at any cafe and sad to say we would not get this ๐Ÿฅถ the next time we come to equate. The volume was rlly small for $7 and the matcha lacked the grassy and umami notes youโ€™re expectingโ€ฆwe think there might be better matcha lattes out there ๐Ÿซฃ
tldr; maybe come for their coffee? (after all theyโ€™re called equate coffee ๐Ÿซ  HAHA) The other diners around us who ordered coffees looked quite happy with their drinks. One downside was that when we came around 2.30pm and ordered, it took >15 minutes for the drinks to comeโ€ฆ they arenโ€™t the fastest in prepping drinks ๐Ÿ˜ญ Overall, our first time here was underwhelming (or maybe we ordered the wrong drinks), but we might be back to try our their sandos and mains! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Taste: 3/5
Stonks: 2.5/5
Overall: 3/5 (the aesthetics and vibes are nice) ๐Ÿฅน

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๐Ÿ“equate coffee (somerset) @equatecoffee
This place has been going viral for its upside-down trees ๐Ÿ”ƒ๐ŸŒณ and deconstructed industrial vibes - we were curious to see what the food and drinks were like! We came down to chill ๐Ÿ˜Ž after lunch and got their:
๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™๐™ค๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š 8๐™ค๐™ฏ ($5.50) ๐Ÿซโ˜•๏ธ
This was your standard cup of hot chocolate topped with pretty latte art. We liked this ๐Ÿ™ˆ because it wasnโ€™t too sweet or bitter and had a good balance ๐ŸคŒ of chocolate and creamy. It was not too heaty too; you would not get a sore throat the next day! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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