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The Coffee Code: Popular Malaysian Cafe With Nian Gao Waffles Now Open In Tanjong Pagar

20th September 2023

The Coffee Code has nian gao and bak kwa waffles on Neil Road

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If you’re on the lookout for another place to add to your cafe-hopping list, look no further! The Coffee Code, a popular cafe in Sarawak, Malaysia, has unveiled their first outlet in Singapore at Neil Road.

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Getting to this new cafe couldn’t be more convenient━it’s situated in the middle of three different MRT stations: an eight-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station, a nine-minute walk from Outram Park MRT Station, and a 10-minute walk from Chinatown MRT Station.

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Sporting a minimalistic, neutral-toned interior, this cafe is great for those who love IG-worthy aesthetics. Look forward to a selection of house-roasted coffee, bread, and an assortment of unique waffles here.


A must-try is their Bak Kwa Waffles ($18+), which comprises a flower-shaped waffle topped with chicken bak kwa, chicken floss, cornflakes, and a quenelle of whipped cream. Although these ingredients appear to be unlikely pairings, the sweet and savoury notes blend harmoniously to create a delicious dish.


For an additional $1+ each, add black rice or nian gao to your waffles. While the former makes your waffles a little crunchier, the latter gives them a chewy, QQ texture akin to mochi.

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You can’t go wrong with their Berries Love You ($17), which features your choice of waffle, crowned with fresh strawberries and blueberries, then drizzled with strawberry sauce.


For something hearty, go for Avocado Mushroom ($17+), which stars freshly mashed avocado spread on house-made sourdough toast, topped with mushrooms, cherry tomato slices and served with a side salad. 

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Don’t miss out on their coffees too! Select from their hand-brewed or nitro-brewed specialty coffees, with prices starting from $8. Otherwise, get their regular black or white coffees, priced from $5.


Those not big on coffee can get a drink from their soda series or their non-coffee selection. We recommend Emily Berries ($7+), a refreshing fruit soda with fresh blueberries and strawberry chunks, and Signature Chocolate ($6/$7+), a sweet treat featuring creamy milk and rich chocolate. 

If you’re craving more waffles, check out Ri Ri Cha, which also offers nian gao waffles. Otherwise, you can head to Cafe Wabi Sabi nearby for sandos and more!

Address: 37 Neil Road, Singapore 088822
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11am to 10pm, Thurs-Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 8208 9500
The Coffee Code is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Photos taken by Chew Yi En and Raelynn Ng.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.

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