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2014-03-24 132 views
After hearing countless reviews on I Am, I knew I had to pay this cafe a visit! Brought my friend along with me to eat their beautiful looking desserts!The cafe had an awkward queue system though. My friend and I had to queue in the walkway of the building opposite for a table. Both of us managed to get a table after 8 minutes or so. The cafe should consider expanding because it's really packed even though it's after lunch hour.Since it's al fresco dining (there's no air conditioner), the cafe i
The cafe had an awkward queue system though. My friend and I had to queue in the walkway of the building opposite for a table. Both of us managed to get a table after 8 minutes or so. The cafe should consider expanding because it's really packed even though it's after lunch hour.
Since it's al fresco dining (there's no air conditioner), the cafe is situated right beside the main road, which makes it quite dusty to dine in. Also, birds can enter the cafe and eat the leftovers left by the customers. We waited for quite a while for the drink and desserts to arrive. The drink took more than 10 minutes to be served to us. Looks like I Am has to do something with its manpower. Stir It Up is the chef's recommendation. However, my friend and I didn't like the drink at all. We didn't even finish half of the glass. Considering the fact that we shared one drink, this means that there's lots of room of improvements for the drink. The chocolate tasted was very mild; the milk overpowered the whole drink. Also, it had a cherry after taste (I assume it's from the red syrup drizzled over the whipped cream) which I didn't like because I don't like cherries in the first place. In the menu, it stated that the drink will be garnished with a whole cherry, and not drizzled with cherry syrup. At $6.90++ for a drink, it's totally not worth it. The Rainbow Mille Crepe Cake is definitely Instagram-worthy, but not money and calories-worthy. The crepe itself is kind of bland and tasteless. The chocolate syrup helped to make the crepe a little sweeter, but still, this cake is a huge disappointment. The crepe reminds me of the "Malay kueh" taste. Weird. Lady M does much better Mille Crepe than this at the same price. $8.90++ for a Mille Crepe that's done badly? Oh hell no! I like Red Velvets myself, so obviously this RV would be the highlight of this cafe trip. But still, it's not good enough to compensate the shortcomings of the drink and Mille Crepe. This cake is very rich and dense, which makes it very jelak to eat after a while. On top of that, the portion is extremely huge, so it'll be a struggle to finish such a dense cake by your own. Advisable to share with 3 people. The chocolate taste is very mild, and the frosting tasted more like ordinary buttercream than cream cheese. I guess $8.90++ for such a huge slice of cake is reasonable, but I wouldn't buy it the second time. Would love to try the Pelangi (Rainbow in Malay) cake one day! Hopefully it will taste as nice as it looks!