Mean Bean & Wicked Grind at the Plaza

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 , 0 Comments

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Mean Bean & Wicked Grind Café in Bugis

The Mean Bean & Wicked Grind at the Plaza in Bugis area is quaint and quirky just like its spirited 23 year old owner, Kimberley Yeo. Starting young and chasing your dreams is always a good backstory and just being in this café makes you enjoy the palpable inspiration and dream even more. The café culture here in Singapore sure is getting more and more stimulating, especially with a coffee shop like the Mean Bean & Wicked Grind.

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How to get to the Mean Bean & Wicked Grind in Bugis

The Mean Bean & Wicked Grind is tucked inside the Plaza, a not so popular shopping mall, but still packed with good finds. It’s a good fifteen minutes of walking from the nearest MRT, Bugis. The best time to go here is during unlikely hours of the afternoon during weekdays so as not to go with the crowd. The place is petite and can fit only a couple of small groups. If you go during obvious hours, you would probably be competing with couples who are vying for the next seat available.

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What to do and see in the Mean Bean & Wicked Grind in Bugis

Everything about this coffee place reeks of passion and it’s one of the best evident things about this place. The place is almost-vintage looking, with nice lighting and big coffee and dessert highlights. From cupcakes, to cakes, to red velvets, and salted caramel, even tarts. Their Sea Salted Caramel Shortbread is a must try. Their coffee – nice latte art, vibrant taste, gentle but crisply after-taste. Indeed, a good compliment to their desserts.

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Mean Bean & Wicked Grind Favorites

You can see Kimberley single-handedly running around the place, all smiles and all that and she should be. There’s so much good-wickedness that you can take away from this café and one of those quaint cafes worth coming back for, even if you have to wait for an available seat. The coffee place is good for small study sessions, hidden chill and dates. It’s a café to bookmark when in Bugis.


Address: #01-01, 1 Jalan Pisang Singapore
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed - Fri: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sat - Sun: 09:30 - 9:00 PM


Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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