IN A QUAINT, minimal space in a corner of Duxton Road lies Department of Caffeine (DOC), a café not to be missed out on. Established in early 2013, former barista and owner Andrew Lek started DOC in the hopes of bringing together the unique café cultures of Australia and the U.K., creating a space with equal emphasis on both its food and drink offerings.
“I believe that this seemingly simple idea of ‘good food and drink’ is very challenging to achieve in the Singapore context. In many ways, DOC is born out of a passion to create a place to eat, drink and live well,” said Andrew.
Though the café bears a name that seems focused on coffee, you’d be able to find intriguing and delectable mains as well as brunch items on weekends, ranging from $13 to $17. Mains include the popular Pulled Pork Sandwich with Homemade BBQ Sauce and the Minute Steak Sandwich.
Serving sustainably sourced speciality coffee from Australia's Five Senses Coffee and exquisite teas by Tea Bone Zen Mind, DOC’s drinks menu consists of bold and irresistible flavours from all over the world, keeping customers constantly coming back for more.
Emphasizing a unique dining experience, DOC is committed to offering an inventive and ever-changing menu.
D.O.C is about raising standards and pushing the boundaries of what a café can be.
honest, satisfying, and above all, interesting [food]
With big flavours and little twists in their menu, DOC’s main goal is to offer their patrons something different with every visit.
“We aim to provide something honest, satisfying, and above all, interesting”, said Andrew. Speaking of interesting, look forward to a wide variety of fresh home-made desserts such as the Honey & Lavender Teacake, a unique blend of flavours and the perfect pairing with a great cup of coffee.
If you’re up for something a little sweeter, go for the Stuffed Brioche French Toast (with caramelised bananas) and Vanilla Bean Yoghurt. That'll beat the old school French toast and maple syrup platter any day.
The ideal cosy hideaway for a quiet and relaxing day and the perfect space for busy students to catch up on work; Café hoppers, you’d want to add DOC to your to-visit-list.