Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 22:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00 - 22:00
This Japanese coffee import specializes in hand-dripped coffee, which is lighter and cleaner in taste as compared to kopi and the espresso drinks that we are familiar with. A must try is the plump and fluffy souffle pancake served with fruits, ice cream, whipped cream and drizzled with maple syrup.
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Hoshino Coffee has opened at the new extension of Plaza Singapura for quite some time, but the long queue has also been a huge deterrence factor. And finally, when we had a chance to try Hoshino Coffee, to our utmost horror and disappointment, we realized that the signature “Fuwa-Fuwa” Hoshino Souffle contained beef!! And to make things worse, the “Hoshino” Pot Baked Curry Rice and the Omu Ricealso contained beef! Such a bummer for the non-beef eaters! Furthermore, there was no mention/indication on the menu or order slip that these items contained beef. It was only after when we wanted to make our orders, did the waitress inform us! And that left us scrambling to decide on the alternatives.
BIG minus points for Hoshino Coffee. 5 of their top savoury main courses contained beef, leaving us with the pasta choices – which were not all that appealing.
BAD impression for non-beef eaters. If the menu had some sort of explicit indication that those food items contained beef, we wouldn’t even waste the time queuing.
Not much of a choice we had. But to try their desserts. The Matcha Souffle ($9.80) with Match Softee (+$1) took slightly more than 20 minutes to arrive. Well, the souffle was decent, though the centre seemed slightly underwhelming in terms of volume. The centre of the souffle was a moist, gooey, matcha-rich mess. The outer parts of the souffle were drier and fluffier. The Matcha taste was evident – which was the most basic requirements. Perhaps for $9.80, the price was a little steep as the sheer volume of the souffle wasn’t that much. The Matcha Softee was a good compliment to the warm souffle; it was cold, creamy and rich.
I tried Hoshino for 1x visiting their outlet at Plaza Singapura. Ordered 3 main dishes. Fuwa Fuwa, Spaghetti Carbonara and Curry Rice. For me, the carbonara and fuwa fuwa were both too. Creamy and cheesy. Curry rice was perhaps the better of the 3 dishes we ordered. Then we ordered Pancake and Creme Souffle..Now we're talking. Pancake was awesome.and Soiufle was fluffy and soft.
I think next time I will only come back for their dessert and coffee rather than for full meal.
One feedback for the restaurant is since we were table of 4, please serve the food at the same time. Not one by one with long interval .
Hoshino Coffee; a place famous for their drip coffee and pancake soufflé! Honestly, I was attracted by the window display at the entrance, the mock up look so good that tempted me to give this place a try! I been to the Plaza Singapura outlet for about three times. What make my return to Hoshino Coffee is their pancake, it so soft and fluffy, though the waiting time for the pancake is pretty long! But it taste so good with the maple syrup and the soft serve! Do try it out!