Singapore’s Common Man Coffee Roasters debuts discreetly in Malaysia this week with a caffeine-and-croissants counter in Taman Tun Dr Ismail that’s a forerunner to its full-fledged cafe launching later this month in the same space. A mid-90s hip-hop playlist – culminating in Nas’ Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park) – helps customers get pumped up before work in the morning.

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Coffee and pastries

Black and white beverages (RM8 per coffee), plus cheese and salted egg yolk pastries, provide the faintest preview into what’s to come – back home on Martin Road, Common Man offers everything from green pea fritters with poached eggs to rib-eye steaks with crispy shallots and mango panna cotta with spicy pineapples.

The selection in KL should be unveiled once the cafe is ready around October’s end. An on-site coffee academy promising courses on fundamental barista skills is in the works too.

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Much merch is also available on the store’s retail side, including Singapore-roasted beans starting at RM50 per 250gm bag (you might have already tasted Common Man’s blends in KL by now, in cafes like Thursdvys and Wanderlust) and RM90 T-shirts.

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Location & Details

Common Man Coffee Roasters

Ground Floor, Plaza Vads, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Currently open 730am-6pm.

Tel: +603-7731-7095

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