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Criollo Cocoa Cafe

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Criollo Cocoa Café - A Café modelled after Cocoa Beans

The Cocoa Bean, also know as cacao bean or simply cocoa or cacao. Criollo are often referred to as fine or flavour cocoa beans with a great history. What the fine Arabica bean is to coffee, the even finer and rare Criollo bean is to chocolate. 

Criollo Cocoa Café is the destination for diners who are looking to enjoy a great fusion of food and drinks in a relaxed and modern setting. Located in Orchard Gateway with fantastic view over Orchard Road, the team strives to offer various options catering to the taste buds of one and all. With a wide range of food and drinks, it is the perfect place for get-togethers, brunch and chill-out.

Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 22:00

Sun & PH: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 67026568
$15 based on 9 submissions
After Work (3 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
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Relaxing Coffee Place

Need a shopping break around the Orchard area? Criollo Cocoa Coffee offers just that.

To go along with the coffee, the place also offers like bites such as pastas and fajitas in the mix. For those wanting something heavier, there are meat platters as well, to cater to those who want to get high on protein. Coming as  a group, go for the ultimate in the Mixed Grilled Platter ($19.90) which has generous portions of grilled chicken, bacon, chorizo sausages, served with a bed of fries.

Well that you have it, a homely cafe which has something for everyone.

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16 Nov 2014 • 20 reviews • 0 follower

Disappointing visit!

Criollo Cocoa Cafe, a relatively new establishment located at Orchard Gateway, which I’ve came to know of because of the cute foam art on their hot cocoa I saw on Instagram. From the day I first spotted the cup of hot cocoa, I vowed to pay this place a visit, even though I have no idea what they served or how good their food and drinks are.

The cafe is located at a quiet corner of Orchard Gateway, overlooking orchard road. A quiet and spacious place for you to sip on your coffee while people watching on the ideal kind of midday break. When we arrived at the cafe at about 6pm, it was totally empty, and when I mentioned that it was quiet, it was really quiet to the point when there were no servers or cashiers in sight even after we made ourselves at home for a good 5 minutes in the cafe.

We ordered a main each: A mixed grilled platter ($19.90) and Fish & Chips ($15.90). We were slightly disappointed when we found out that the side of fries served were not the truffle fries as mentioned by a couple of reviews.

Overall, I dare say this was my most disappointing visit to a cafe ever, even without much expectations for the place in the first place. The servers were inexperienced, the food was served cold, and extremely overpriced. I guess the fact that there is no GST and service charge may make things a little better, however, I doubt its nice view, good location and cute cup of chocolate would be able to make the experience any better.

Moreover, there were many items of the menu that were not available on that day, even their signature frozen hot chocolate (yes, you heard me right), which left us with even lesser options to choose from on the menu. I certainly do not recommend this place for a meal, perhaps a place for you to have coffee, if you really are desperate for some caffeine fix.

For a full review and pictures, visit: http://fatassbean.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/review-criollo-cocoa-cafe-orchard-gateway/
12 Sep 2014 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

Relaxing Coffee Place

Need a shopping break around the Orchard area? Criollo Cocoa Coffee offers just that.

To go along with the coffee, the place also offers like bites such as pastas and fajitas in the mix. For those wanting something heavier, there are meat platters as well, to cater to those who want to get high on protein. Coming as  a group, go for the ultimate in the Mixed Grilled Platter ($19.90) which has generous portions of grilled chicken, bacon, chorizo sausages, served with a bed of fries.

Well that you have it, a homely cafe which has something for everyone.
Criollo Cocoa Cafe
20 Aug 2014 • 280 reviews • 21 followers

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Criollo Cocoa Cafe ('CCC') is a new player in the F&B in Singapore. The name of the cafe originated from Criollo Cocoa Bean, which is a top grade of Cocoa Beans with its distinctive reddish colour and equally complex flavours. Based on the name itself, you should get a hint on what is the top of the must-try list in this cafe.

Located in one corner the newly opened Ochard Gateway, the location can be slightly obscure.

As the café named after a cocoa bean, the signature dish and drink made from chocolate. The Dark Hot Chocolate ($6.50) is a must try. It tasted thick, rich and creamy chocolate flavour. Well balance in term of sweetness, however the latte art is just cute and refreshing. For the cold version, tried their Frozen Hot Chocolate ($8.90).

To accompany the hot chocolate, Chocolate Waffle ($14.90) will be a good option. It is freshly baked topped with a scoop ice cream, drizzled with dark and white chocolate sauce. All the ingredients fall into place and it is a true treat for chocolate lovers. I also tried Waffle with fresh fruit ($14.90). The waffles are soggy in the middle due to liquid from the fruits place in between the waffles. I find that the maple syrup is just insufficient. Really different compare to the Chocolate Waffle.

During this tasting session, we also had the opportunity to taste the other savoury dishes such as their Tortilla with Grilled Chicken ($8.90). A good appetiser, the grilled chicken is tender and succulent, with a good taste of toasted cheese. Watch out for the chilli flakes, as it will give you some explosion in your mouth.

For Aglio Olio ($15.90 each), we tried the smoked duck version and seafood version. The pasta is cooked to al-dente. The smoked duck version will give you a more bold and salty flavour, while the seafood is slightly lighter flavour and relied on the ingredients to speak for itself.

Spaghetti Bolognaise ($14.90) is one of the house specialities. To intensify the flavour, CCC bake their bolognaise, so as to give a different texture to the pasta. A good comfort food with a sweeter version of the bolognaise sauce.

The other food that we sample are Grilled Chicken Chop ($15.90), Mixed Grilled Platter ($19.90) & Fish and Chips ($15.90) however, the taste are typical café food with truffle fries to jazz it up.

Overall, Criollo Cocoa Cafe provide a good Chocolate experience. The main stars are definitely everything with chocolate. The rest of supporting cast are decent, however none of the other meal really give you the WOW factors like the chocolate. So if Chocolate is your favourite food or drink, give this place a try. Cheers!!
18 Aug 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

A great view at the window side

I was early on that day, and had the chance to look around in this eatery place.  Though it is locates at the corner, but the viewing can be watching for the people that are loitering along the busy orchard road.

Just got to know that there will be a lighting LED along the overhead bridge.  The starting will be only by end of Sep'14.

We had ordered quite a number of dishes and their specialty drinks.  As their eatery shop name suggests, it's more towards the real name of the cocoa bean.  Therefore, one shouldn't miss their drinks, be it chocolate or tea.

We had the minty tea, which claimed by the PR manager - Mr Lum that it's cold brewing.  Quite refreshing when I was drinking it. What I was fasinating till now, is their frozen hot chocolate, I am still craving for it.  It was my first try and of course, the name for this drink can cause one to order it automatically.  Rich and tasty drink, it is.

For their dishes are more towards western, one wouldn't expect the standard to be special.  I believes there are many special western food elsewhere, that you have tried it before. 
Eggs Benedict
15 Aug 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Cafe with great ambience and definitely worth a visit! A hidden Gem in Somerset!

Went there on Wednesday night. The cafe was cosy with great view of the street. Ordered the Eggs Benedict and Waffles with fresh fruits. The food is delicious and there were a good selection of drinks as well. Prices are cheap given the location. Cafe is definitely a hidden gem and worth a visit.