was walkin' around in vivo and looking for a light dinner since i had Macs quarter pounder with cheese up-size meal for lunch (now that's a different story for another time...)
chanced upon the cedele by the corner of the cold storage. i knew it was there all along but just never popped up in my head to eat there.
decided to see if i can get a light bite. its a self service cafe. i wanted to have some scones, so i asked the lady at the counter if i could have some butter and jam with it. she said no, unless i had the scone and drink set. Ok, why not. it was $4.80 and i could choose any tea. i had white pomegranate tea. and i also wanted to have a chocolate banana expresso cake.
so that was dinner.
the scone was nice and crumbly. it didnt really need the butter and jam as i chose the jam / almond scone which had jam inside already. but i just liked some smooth butter with my scones. they just gave me lurpak butter and apricot jam in little packets.
the tea was fragrant. a fruity kind of tea. the teabag had leaves and flowerbuds visible in it and unlike some teabags which are just tea dust. not too bad for a $4.80 set.
the cake was moist and chocolatey. not much expresso taste. but alright. personally i didnt really like the granola-like crumble on the top of the cake but i guess its there to add texture and depth to the cake.
generally, if you're going for a quick bite and drink, this place is OK. its really no frills. self service, order, fork & knife also do it yourself. (i could not find serviettes though)
the counter service could really be better though. given that its the end of the day and near closing time, maybe they are more interested in doing their cleaning up but hey, customer comes first. the service was quite curt and i would even say any hint of friendliness. i think a clinic fared better.
quick bit, no frills, not exactly cheap but budget ok la... i would go again, when i run out of ideas and want a quiet spot in the ever boisterous vivocity.
This time round, my dining partners and I shared a bowl of Pumpkin Soup and Roasted Vegetables Soup, as well as a slice of Blueberry Maple cake and my beloved Carrot Walnut cake.
The pumpkin soup was okay, but I would have preferred it to be thicker and sweeter. Guess Cedele's more strongly-flavored Curry Pumpkin soup suits my tastebuds better. On the other hand, I found myself slurping up the smooth and tasty Roasted Vegetables Soup. There was a slightly greater variety of free-flow bread available today, perhaps cos it was a weekend. I particularly liked one of the breads (probably the sourdough) for its chewy texture! There were also small slices of raisin bread to nibble on.
The Blueberry Maple Cake was wonderfully redolent of maple syrup! The moist yet crumbly texture of the cake went perfectly well with the fragrant frosting and the blueberry ham layer on top. The Carrot Walnut cake continued to delight, I'm still very much in love with the cream cheese icing!
The staff seemed to recognize me from my previous and first visit earlier this week and cheerily bade me goodbye. Keep up the friendly service!
located in a quiet corner of vivocity next to the supermarket, this cedele outlet is a nice place for tea after a long spot of shopping.
my dining partner and i shared a soup set ($7.50) and a cake and drink set ($7.80).
as expected from its name, the curry pumpkin soup tasted rather unusual. nevertheless, i got used to the strong spice flavor and mopped up the hearty soup with lots of free-flow bread! while all the breads were decent, it was the famed walnut bap that stood out.
the renowned carrot walnut cake indeed lived up to its reputation. studded with a generous serving of walnuts, this cake will please any nut-lover. i was (and still am) very much enamored with the heavenly cream cheese icing that perfectly complemented the moist cake...mmm...
my dining partner said that her coffee was okay. however, the staff were a tad inattentive and repeatedly asked her if she wanted her coffee with milk. nevertheless, they were pretty cheerful and greeted us when we entered and left the cafe!
we also bought an orange cranberry loaf for breakfast. while the fragrant orange scent kept wafting out of the paper bag, it wasn't as pronounced taste-wise. free of preservatives, improvers and stabilizers, this healthy bread wasn't pillowy soft as i would have liked. nevertheless, it was still pretty decent.
dear cedele, i'll certainly be back!