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Belgium waffles! Smile Feb 23, 2014   
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Categories : Multi-Cuisine | Café

For the full reviews and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/02/17/stateland-cafe-30-bali-lane/

Kampong Glam has always been a hot hit with people going there to shop, eat or just walk around. Cafes here are quite common as well in the area, such as La Marelle, CAD Cafe, and even the recently opened Elffin & Elffin. Stateland Cafe has become the newest addition to this area. Also operating a online macaroons business called Flag & Sac, this place serves all-day breakfasts, pastas and desserts.

 

 

 
The menu here is rather simple, and reasonably priced.

 
The coffees here are made using the Terra Firma blends from Papa Palheta. The Macchiato ($3.90) provides a single shot of espresso, which has a slightly acidic and bitter taste.

 
The Latte ($4.70) tasted strong and firm with the right amount of milk added.

 
The Belgium Waffles ($10.90) comes with a chocolate ice cream, fresh fruits and Stateland’s waffle sauce. This is possibly one of the best waffles coming from a cafe. Crusty on the outside, soft and moist on the inside, this goes well especially with the chocolate ice cream.

 
This place is a great place to come to for their coffee and food after some shopping within the area, so if you are around the Kampong Glam area, this should not be missed!
 
Date of Visit: Feb 09, 2014 

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Great cakes and coffees! Smile Jan 22, 2014   
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Categories : American | Café | Burgers and Sandwiches | Salads

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/01/20/elffin-elffin-29-haji-lane/

While walking around Haji Lane, me and my friend found this new cafe that looks rather noticeable. We then found out it opened only yesterday and their official launch is on 14th February. Prior to that, they have catered cakes for the Singapore Subway Exhibition last month. Nonetheless, their cakes and drinks menu are up already!

 

 

 
The Americano ($3.50), brewed using the blend from Highlander Coffee, produces a slightly acidic taste which isn’t too overwhelming.

 
However, the Flat White ($5) didn’t really satisfy. Although the coffee taste is strong, the acidity of the coffee overpowered the taste of the milk added.

 
The Blueberry Cheesecake ($6.50) is rich in both flavour and taste. The cheese is indulging, and the layer of blueberry on top is great too.

 
The Chocolate Fudge Cake ($6.50) is great as well. Flavourful and chocolatey, it is also very firm.

 
If you are walking around Haji Lane, this is a great place to stop by and have a cup of coffee and cake. Do be here during their official launch on 14th February!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  The Americano, Flat White, Blueberry Cheesecake
 
Date of Visit: Jan 17, 2014 

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Reminiscence the past Smile Jan 17, 2014   
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For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/01/17/da-zhong-cafe-block-105-hougang-ave-1-hainanese-village-centre/

Ever thought how does the coffee shops and hawker centres produces coffee at affordable prices? It is via the old and traditional method of brewing coffee and filtering it through the “socks”, attached to the flasks. As most places has already switched to using steel flasks, Da Zhong Cafe continue to use brass flasks.

 
The Kopi-O ($0.60) is excellent as it tasted strong and bitter (the traditional way). Great kopi at a cheap price, this is definitely one of the better ones out there.

 
The Steamed Bread with Kaya & Butter ($1) is also something to order. Usually not sold elsewhere nowadays, the steamed bread was soft and fluffy with excessive kaya & butter. Thumbs up for this as well!

 
With such traditional kopi sellers being a banishing trade, it is great to order a cup of kopi and a slice of bread to relieve memories if you are around the Kovan area.
 
Date of Visit: Jan 07, 2014 

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Categories : Italian | Pasta | Salads

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/01/12/cozy-corner-coffee-block-4-everton-park/

On yet another planned visit to Everton Park, I initially wanted to go to Nylon Coffee Roasters but they were closed by the time I had reached there so I went to Cozy Corner Coffee. Starting out with selling coffee and sandwiches, they eventually expanded to include certain mains such as pastas into their menu.

 

 

 
The Flat White ($4.50) tasted not bad with the right amount of milk added. However, it got slightly bitter near the last drop and I also noticed that the staff used Meiji Fresh Milk that is stored in its original bottle to be added into the espresso, which leads me to think whether the milk was steamed before being added into the espresso. Nonetheless, it didn’t affect much of its taste.

 
Consider this place for their sandwiches and mains if you are around here (but not the coffee as there are better alternatives to choose from around Everton Park unless they are closed)
 
Date of Visit: Jan 06, 2014 

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Chocolate souffle tart! Smile Jan 17, 2014   
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Categories : American | Singaporean | Café

For the full review and more photos, please visit http://makanarts.com/2014/01/12/the-audacious-cakery-block-2-everton-park/

After having my coffee at Cozy Corner Coffee, I went to The Audacious Cakery. Opened a year ago, they specialise in not only cakes and tarts, but also cupcakes, macaroons and certain savory bakes.

 

 

 
The Chocolate Souffle Tart ($6.80) is initially shown to be off the shelves but luckily they still had a few left in the kitchen (goes to show how famous these tarts are). Have it warmed up. It also comes with a layer of nuts on top. The chocolate tastes rich and even more with every bite. It is invigorating to have especially since it complements well with the souffle.

 
You can see how the chocolate is oozing out of the souffle!

 
If you are around Everton Park, consider coming to this place for its good selection of great tasting bakes!
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Chocolate Souffle Tart
 
Date of Visit: Jan 06, 2014 

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