The hand blended tea is great - I had the cranberry black tea blend and it was tasted great. The biggest downside? One cup goes for 6.50 - 8.50. Really expensive. I rather go buy a bag of Lupicia flavoured tea and brew it myself - the same can be said to ANY COFFEE HOUSE with flavoured tea - it is SO DARN EXPENSIVE.
The cheesecake was soft and the salted maple icing, well, tasted like real maple syrup and a hint of salt, except its like an icing. Because cake icing is already so sweet, it was just a flavour of maple and salt, which I really appreciate because I've become so averse to eating icing PLUS sugar.
However this cake is quite filling, I would suggest everyone take their time to savour this pretty piece of cake. The maple is a great touch to the cake, since salted caramel is kinda boring.
I also had their pasta - Chicken Pesto. To be frank, it felt like it came out of a microwave. The pasta was LIMP (hence microwave). The chicken tasted better, but the whole dish was just too salty.
Atmosphere wise, I think this is a great place to hang out, play some board or card games with friends. The attic and outdoor are well decorated, you won't even feel you are in Holland Village. Except Singapore is REALLY hot. The attic is touted as a study area (although the furniture isn't my type) and the first floor has the popular garden swing chairs and cushioned seats.
Service wise, it is self-service at their kitchen which is pretty small and hot (when the crowd comes in). It is a feast for the eyes for coffee lovers because you can see the full glory of coffee machines in this small area - the roaster, coffee presser and other coffee machines you have never seen before.
The staff was friendly, although they are kinda swamped during a Saturday afternoon. Despite that, they kept on a smile which made practically everyone queuing up feel better (it helps, really).
And full stars for cleanliness - theres always a staff on patrol at fixed frequencies to clear the dishes!
You can seriously consider visiting this cafe if you are in the neighbourhood.
Recommended Dish(es): Salted Maple Cheesecake,coffee
Date of Visit: Mar 01, 2014
Keep it up!