Awfully Chocolate at 131 East Coast Road now encompasses two other outlets: Moochi Bakes, and JooJoo, which serve baked goods and japanese-asian cuisine respectively. All under the Awfully Chocolate company, they share the same space, allowing you to eat items from all three shops! Just like kopitiam, but ALOT more comfortable and nicer
The deco of the shop is separated into 3 distinct zones to complement the 3 cuisine styles, yet they are connected in an open space, so you can choose where to sit depending on your mood and the occasion. The awfully chocolate space looks the cutest and more comfortable, while the joojoo side has wooden and metal chairs - more useful and functional for eating compared to the cushioned sofa seats.
We ordered food from Joojoo and Awfully chocolate. I had a chasiu egg and rice, while he ordered a chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream. The chasiu egg and rice was good, but not exactly what I expected
the chasiu is the japanese kind, so it was simplier, with less food colouring, and still tasted full and nice, well-roasted. The rice was nice an flavourful and very moist, just the way I liked it. The cake was good too, and it worked well together with the chocolate ice cream. However, you might ant to check on pricing before you order, as they charge you by weight, and there's no way you can tell the weight of the cake unless you ask. Felt a little cheated there, but the cake was good enough to let us not make a fuss
Their cafe latte was just nice too, rich and flavourful
What really impressed me was the prompt welcome that we got. Upon reaching, we were received almost immediately by a really nice lady (who seemed like the boss) who introduced us to the food an identified the most recommended dishes to us. She also pointed out the different zones and highlighted the cuisines available. She made us feel really welcomed and at home
Nice reception there
The rest of the staff were largely alright, although billing was a little problematic, with the check coming slowly and with a minor error.
All in all, a nice experience, and I'm not against the idea of coming back, but I'll bring an emptier stomach to eat the things i smelled that day (oh the smells were wondrous), and come on a day when nothing would test my patience. That welcome probably set my standards a little high ;)
Date of Visit: 2010-10-29