Last Updated: May 15, 2017
Coffeemin is a pretty cosy hang out spot where you only pay for time — that means you can enjoy all the food, drinks, and games provided, without any extra costs. There are currently only two outlets in Singapore (Clarke Quay Central and Jurong East JCube) and we visited the one in JCube for a bit of down time.
One hour at Coffeemin costs $6 and every subsequent 10 minutes cost $1. The price gets capped at $30, so you can stay for as long as you want without worrying that you’ll lose track of time.
Coffeemin claims to be an ‘anti-cafe’ and I understood why with one look at the interior. Though the taste in decor can be likened to a cafe, Coffeemin looks more like a communal home.
Long wooden tables that are lined together for larger group gatherings create the appearance of a dining room, whereas the modern sofas that have been placed in front of large flat screen televisions, mimic living rooms.
There is also a ‘kitchen area’, complete with a sink, dishwasher, and a kitchen island where you can find all the free-flow drinks and snacks.
The snacks mostly comprise childhood biscuits and crackers that have been repackaged into these cute Coffeemin packets.
There are also tea bags and sugar packets so you can make tea just the way you like it.
In addition, there’s also ready-made coffee, teh tarik, hot soy milk, and a variety of soft drinks that you can also help yourself to.
Enjoy your hot beverage of choice in these homely looking ceramic mugs. After getting a cup of steaming hot soya bean milk, I was all ready to curl up on a sofa and just chill.
With cozy sofas and plenty of natural sunlight coming in, Coffeemin is a really relaxing place to hang out and unwind.
But there’re a lot of things that you can do here other than just hanging around. You can play a round of pool, challenge your friends to games on an Xbox, play board games, or read books; all while enjoying the free-flow snacks and drinks.
The selection of board games is a little limited, and I did not find a lot of games that I recognised. That was however, a great way to try out something new.
Since we intended to stay for only an hour, we decided to play a quick game of Jenga, followed by a round of The Walking Dead on the Xbox. The games selection wasn’t too bad at all, and I’m sure you’ll find something you enjoy.
Coffeemin is not just for hanging out with friends, though. You can also do work here if you wish. There are charging points for your laptop, and PCs available if you’re too lazy to lug your laptop around.
Coffeemin has a cool concept that’s sure to be a hit, especially since you can stay there as long as you like for a flat rate of $30. It’s a little too pricey to keep returning to regularly, but if you want to have a day of just chilling with friends and you don’t want to be holed up in a tiny karaoke or games room, then try this out for a change.
Expected damage: $6 for the first hour, $1 for subsequent 10-minute blocks, capped at $30.