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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
$20 based on 12 submissions
Chillout (4 votes), After Work (3 votes), Breakfast (3 votes)
Ensidia Yang

A little on the pricey side but decent quality food

I loved the vibes and ambience of the place. Went with my girls and we spent a lazy afternoon there. The Truffle fries was not bad, not sure why other reviewers said there was no truffle.

It is a little on the pricey side for some of the finger bites and drinks but overall we had a good time. Service was so so, but I guess it was cos they were busy. Would come back again anyway, good fun vibes!!!

The HGW community like this place for...

  • dark hot cocoa3 votes
  • Truffle fries2 votes
  • frozen hot chocolate2 votes
  • Chocolate Waffle1 vote
  • Chocolate waffle with ice cream1 vote
  • Eggs Benedict1 vote
  • Truffl1 vote
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26 Jan 2015 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

A little on the pricey side but decent quality food

I loved the vibes and ambience of the place. Went with my girls and we spent a lazy afternoon there. The Truffle fries was not bad, not sure why other reviewers said there was no truffle.

It is a little on the pricey side for some of the finger bites and drinks but overall we had a good time. Service was so so, but I guess it was cos they were busy. Would come back again anyway, good fun vibes!!!
20 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

No service charge and secondly the food is good

Firstly, no service charge and secondly the food is good! We ordered truffle fries, combo burger and chocolate waffle with ice cream. I must say the chocolate waffle is really good. Although the wait is quite long (around 15mins), the waffle is make of chocolate mix and in between there is chocolate sauce and by topping it with chocolate ice cream it makes it so chocolaty and most important not too sweet. It is perfect for chocolate lovers. However, I must say the truffle fries doesn't taste truffle and all the cheese sprinkled on top makes the whole restaurant smell of cheese when the dish is served.
01 Jan 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Truffle fries!

The ambiance is good in the cafe with window seats. When I went it was not crowded so the food was served quite quickly. They have a great variety of drinks and even though their hot cocoa was tooo sweet for me, I LOVED THEIR TRUFFLE FRIES. I would go back just for that! 
16 Nov 2014 • 29 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 • 1941 reviews • 259 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.