You’re probably familiar with Common Man Coffee Roasters, a popular name in the cafe scene. They have recently launched their after-dark extension, Common Man Night Shift, which features over 80 labels of artisanal natural wines from all around the world, with a delectable food menu.
Explore Natural Wines in Singapore
Previously known as Drunken Farmer, Common Man Night Shift will be home to a variety of natural wines starting as low as $60 per bottle, alongside 18 labels served by the glass ranging from $13 to $16.
There is a diverse range of flavours, from the usual white and reds to more unique ones like orange wine, all of which are exciting options to explore. There’s even a flight of 3 glasses at $50 for those who want to be more adventurous as some of the flights do include off-menu labels!
Brews By Day, Booze By Night
To go with their natural wines, the new menu doesn’t restrict itself to a specific cuisine type but is a mix of familiar flavours such as Japanese and Mediterranean.
We started our meal with their freshly made Hummus ($12) and Labneh ($12), which is served together with freshly baked sourdough flatbread. The Labneh is elevated with aromatic herb oil, while the Hummus is given a local twist with laksa leaves and coriander.
One of our favourite dishes for the night was the Cacio E Pepe Udon Pasta ($24) which uses their housemade QQ Udon noodles tossed in Cacio e Pepe cream topped with a runny egg and parmesan for an extra creamy experience.
There was also the Duck & Foie Gras Pie ($38), a decadent treat which sees a filling of duck mince, foie gras and black truffle hidden beneath a flaky puff pastry made by Tiong Bahru Bakery. To make sure things don’t get too greasy and cloying, it is served with a fruity burnt apple puree, sweet and umami orange miso sauce along with a side of arugula and fennel salad.
The Grilled Vegetable Salad ($20) might sound boring to some, but we can assure you that the flash-grilled vegetables tasted amazing with the orange miso and anchovy cream dressing, bringing out amazing umami and sweet notes.
It’s not a night out at Common Man Night Shift without trying their signature sourdough pizzas! We found the Umami Magic ($22) to be a personal favourite as it combined a medley of oyster and shimeiji mushrooms with creamy ricotta and mozzarella, along with ma la chill crisps!
For something unique, go for the Sweet Dreams of Stracciatella ($26) which sees a combination of Mortadella, Mozzarella, pistachio paste & honey!
End the night on a sweet note with desserts such as the Yuzu Cheesecake ($14) and Okinawa Black Sugar Tiramisu ($16) which uses hojicha instead of espresso!
There are four Common Man Night Shift outlets, located in Joo Chiat, Martin Road, Quayside Isle and Stanley Street. All of them will be open from Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, you can check out their website!