Yong Zhen Chua •
28 Aug 2014 • 2 reviews • 27 followers
Should have heeded the commenters here who did not recommend this place.
Perhaps the baristas the day I visited (Saturday 23 August morning) were inexperienced or too busy; but the coffee my friend and I got were less than subpar: they were downright atrocious.
She got a daily brew of the Dutra Jatoba variety; which tasted bland at the first sip, then produced a disturbing sour aftertaste. According to this website, (http://www.papapalheta.com/coffee/Dutra-Jatoba-42) the taste notes to look out for were: "caramel, roasted nuts, and creamy milk chocolate". Needless to say, she was utterly disappointed.
I got a Nuts & Bolts latte, and it was less awful because I could at least taste one of its taste notes, that which is, well, nuts.
We also ordered banana pancakes. Presentation-wise; almost passable: too little icing sugar and a meagre amount of maple syrup given for so large a pancake. The actual pancake had practically no flavour, and I was hoping for some butter to go with it. It felt more like eating a banana cake than an actual pancake, since the banana slices were placed inside of the pancake.
For the amount we both paid, we could have just gone to Starbucks and enjoyed our food there more. The menu was also difficult to read in terms of font and layout, and there was much clarification done with the server as to how to correctly place our orders (i.e. I could not have Nuts and Bolts as a daily brew, though it was written in the menu).
Stay away; unless you know there are actual quality baristas on shift.