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About

Roast is a casual all-day eatery serving up hearty, comforting dishes and delicious coffee!

Our food are made with the freshest ingredients possible. We make most everything we serve in-house by our team of chefs, bakers, coffee roasters, and baristas who love what they do and enjoy doing it day in and day out.

Our Story

In 2007, we opened the very first branch of Roast at SeenSpace. This was our first home where we invited the community to come and enjoy good comfort food, delicious drinks and great conversations with friends and family. 

Not long after and just in time for the launch of the fourth issue of our menu, we opened the second branch of Roast at EmQuartier and moved our home from SeenSpace to theCOMMONS Thonglor. With the intention to share more of life's simple pleasures with everyone in the city center, our latest branch at centralwOrld opened its doors in early 2019.

2021 marks our tenth year of Roast and possibly the most exciting yet! Not only have we launched 2 sister brands; MONTY'S - freshly baked Montreal-style bagels, and Treats - artisanal homemade snacks and pastries during the pandemic, we strive and continue to grow as a brand and family. 

A word from our chef


“For all of us at Roast, we like to focus on what really matters and that is to cook simply with heart and care. Cooking simply isn’t about taking the easy route but it’s about understanding how you can bring out the very best in something - not just in the dishes we make, but also in the potential of our people. It’s about helping each other grow and truly understanding the real value of what we do. We hope to share this passion for cooking simply with you in our menu and we hope to welcome you soon.”                                       

- Johnny Liu, Executive Chef

Our team

Our team is at the very heart of what we do and keeping them challenged, happy and inspired is important. 

It humbles us to see people take such pride in their work and we are grateful to be surrounded by such passion and dedication. When we talk about people, it is not only the talented chefs and friendly service staff who we think of. But rather, it’s everyone from the amazing laundry staff who wash and fold hundreds of napkins each day to our dish washers, purchasing team, logistics and maintenance crew. Without these unsung heroes, things wouldn’t hum along the way they do. 

We’re incredibly grateful for all the work and support of our team and can’t wait to share more of our journeys with you!


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