When the sun sets, this coffee shop turns into a fusion restaurant with delectable wines

We all know Common Man Coffee Roasters and the excellent coffee-cafe vibes they provide, but do you know what goes on in this innocent cafe when the sun sets? Nothing shady, of course! The Common Man Coffee Roasters is transformed into their after-dark extension, Common Man Night Shift!

Common Man Night Shift offers a delightful after-hours experience, where good food and wine come together for a gathering of great people. Patrons of the evening joint should prepare to be enchanted by an array of elegant and unexpected dishes that are thoughtfully created to perfectly complement the carefully curated selection of natural wines.

Every ingredient and every winemaker is thoughtfully sourced to ensure a harmonious culinary experience. Drawing inspiration from various corners of the globe, the dishes are crafted with a Japanese flair while incorporating flavours reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Whether it’s delicious sharing plates, enticing mains, or delectable sourdough pizzas, each dish is thoughtfully designed to satisfy and surprise your taste buds. To complete the experience, a handpicked collection of natural wines awaits, ready to delight the discerning palates of the guests.

Common Man Night Shift - Entrance

Staple Food Café revamps with cute portable coffee box & limited-time $30 3-course meal

 Common Man Night Shift: A Globe-Trotting Menu 

Common Man Night Shift - Green Hummus
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The enticing menu of Common Man Night Shift beckons guests with a tantalising array of dishes that promise to excite the taste buds. Begin your culinary journey with the exquisite Green Hummus (RM28) and Labneh (RM28), both expertly crafted and served alongside freshly baked sourdough flatbread. The Labneh with its perfect balance of tanginess, is luscious and creamy texture elevated by a fragrant herb oil infusion. Meanwhile, the Green Hummus delights with its smooth and creamy consistency, boasting a local twist with the prominent flavours of laksa leaves and coriander.

Common Man Night Shift - Duck and Foie Gras Pie

Prepare yourself for a truly indulgent experience with the decadent Duck & Foie Gras Pie (RM63). As you cut into the flaky puff pastry, you reveal a luxurious filling of duck mince, foie gras, and black truffles. Accompanied by a delightful fruity burnt apple puree, a sweet and savoury orange miso sauce, and served with a side of arugula and fennel salad, this dish is a true symphony of flavours and textures.

Common Man Night Shift - Chicken Karaage
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Another star of the menu is the Chicken Karaage (RM33), featuring juicy chunks of slow-marinated chicken thigh, perfectly fried to achieve a satisfying crunch. Accompanied by a zingy homemade kimchi mayo, this dish provides a delightful combination of flavours that leaves you craving for more.

Common Man Night Shift - Umami Magic

At Common Man Night Shift, the renowned 12″ Sourdough Pizzas are an integral part of the experience. Crafted with utmost care and using only the finest ingredients, these pizzas are a true testament to perfection. Each slice embodies the ideal balance of crispy and airy textures, with a delightfully chewy crust that is sure to please.

Prepare to indulge in a plethora of choices as you explore the six distinct pizza flavours available. A standout among them is the Lazy Brunch (RM48), a timeless combination of flavours that is destined to become a beloved favourite. Featuring a delectable tomato sauce base, it is topped with homemade chicken fennel sausage, creamy mozzarella and parmesan cheese, red onions, and Spanish guindilla chillies.

As you savour these delectable pizzas at Common Man Night Shift, you can truly appreciate the artistry that goes into each bite. From the 161-year-old starter used in the sourdough crust to the thoughtfully selected toppings, every element is carefully curated to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.

Another on their list of unforgettable pizzas is the Umami Magic (RM45), a culinary masterpiece that promises an explosion of flavours. This dish is a harmonious blend of oyster and shimeji mushrooms, enhanced by the creamy textures of ricotta and mozzarella. With the addition of a perfectly poached egg, the dish gains an irresistible richness. To elevate the experience further, the Umami Magic is even adorned with mala chilli crisps.

Common Man Night Shift - Panzanella

Now vege lovers, you’re not excluded! Elevate your dining experience with the invigorating flavours of the Panzanella (RM28) and the Grilled Vegetable Salad (RM33). These vibrant dishes promise an abundance of freshness that will leave you craving more.

The Panzanella takes the classic Italian tomato salad to new heights with its delightful twist. Bursting with the essence of fresh herbs, it is elevated by a tangy mustard dressing that adds a zesty punch. This salad is also adorned with a unique candied peanut and sesame brittle, adding a delightful crunch and a touch of sweetness.

Common Man Night Shift - Grilled Vegetable Salad
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The Grilled Vegetable Salad is far from your ordinary salad. The vegetables are expertly flash-grilled, to create a delightful crisp texture. With a beautiful orange miso dressing and a briny anchovy cream, this salad offers a striking contrast of sweet and umami notes that will excite your palate and awaken your senses.

Embrace these refreshing salads’ vibrant flavours and nourishing qualities at Common Man Night Shift. The Panzanella and Grilled Vegetable Salad are a testament to the art of combining fresh ingredients with creative dressings.

Common Man Night Shift -Yuzu Cheesecake
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Conclude your evening with a refreshing and harmoniously-balanced treat, the Yuzu Cheesecake (RM25). Drawing inspiration from Japanese cuisine, this creamy delight is infused with the vibrant essence of yuzu, imparting a delightful citrusy twist.

Common Man Night Shift -Okinawa Black Sugar Tiramisu
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For a unique twist on the Italian classic, indulge in the Okinawa Black Sugar Tiramisu (RM25). This innovative creation takes traditional savoiardi biscuits and immerses them in the distinct flavours of Hojicha. As you savour each spoonful, the layers of Okinawa Black sugar and soy sauce caramel intertwine, offering a medley of sweetness, creaminess, and a touch of saltiness. This dessert is a delightful exploration of contrasting flavours that will captivate your taste buds.

Onwards to the alcoholic portion of the evening…

Common Man Night Shift - Natural Wines

Established first in Singapore, Common Man Night Shift is known for their selection of natural wine. Eager to replicate this in Malaysia, the dinner was accompanied by Canadian sommelier, Eduardo, who educated patrons on the wines they should pair with each dish.

The extensive wine list is designed to beautifully complement the menu, offering a diverse range of flavours and carefully crafted taste profiles. From refreshing and easy-drinking options to bold and earthy notes, there is a natural wine to suit every palate and preference.

Common Man - Natural Wine
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The focus on ethical sourcing shines through as all the wines are obtained from small-batch producers who adhere to the au naturel philosophy of “nothing added, nothing taken away.” This commitment ensures that every sip is an authentic and unadulterated experience. Whether you’re a natural wine enthusiast or a newcomer to the scene, Common Man Night Shift promises a fun and approachable adventure with plenty of options to explore.

In line with their mission to make natural wines more accessible, Common Man Night Shift offers a robust selection of wines by the glass, priced between RM35 and RM45. This allows customers to sample and discover different wines without committing to a full bottle. For a truly exciting wine exploration, guests can opt for a flight of 3 glasses priced at RM119. These flights may even feature off-menu labels, ensuring that every visit brings something new and enjoyable.

So, whether it’s for date night, a family dinner or a birthday celebration, Common Man Night Shift is ready for you!

Expected damage: RM40 to RM50 per pax

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Common Man Night Shift

Plaza Vads, A-G-1 New Podium, 1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad,, Kuala Lumpur, 60000

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Our Rating 4/5

Common Man Night Shift

Plaza Vads, A-G-1 New Podium, 1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad,, Kuala Lumpur, 60000

Telephone: +03-7731 7095
Operating Hours: 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Daily)
Telephone: +03-7731 7095

Operating Hours: 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Daily)
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