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Dutch Colony Coffee @ Frankel Ave

Dutch Colony Coffee opens in the East!

20140906-141220-51140345.jpg 20140906-141220-51140680.jpg They have single origins from Costa Rica, Columbia, Brazil, Mexico, Sumatra, Ethiopia and El Salvador. And you can choose from various hand brews or steampunk methods. Hee, I am actually copying all these from the menu; I left the “cheem” stuff to the coffee connoiseurs at the table and had my usual iced latte. 😉 The iced latte is damn good though – extremely smooth!

In short, good coffee, and a cool place to hang out. I bet the crowds will start swarming in – check it out soon!

20140906-141312-51192354.jpg 113 Frankel Ave
Open Mon-Thu 8am-8pm / Fri-Sun 8am-10pm


Craftsmen Specialty Coffee

Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri!

A lazy morning and we got up only at 11am to head rush down for R’s business discussion at Craftsmen Specialty Coffee.

I’m not part of the discussion so decided to blog on-the-go.

As usual, here’s my milky coffee (iced latte, $6) vs his black coffee (long black, $5).

20140728-120651-43611806.jpg I had the shaved ham and brie cheese croissant with an egg in a pot ($15).

20140728-120941-43781872.jpg I thought it was so-so. The croissant was not warm and a little dense. The ham pieces were thick and generous and brie came through intermittently. The egg in a pot is just an half-boiled egg; nothing too fancy. I should have gone for the pies, dang.

R had the smoked salmon bruschetta ($15).

20140728-121313-43993402.jpg I liked the tomato mix – it hit the right note; good mix-in of onion and not too sour. But I found the smoked salmon a teeny fishy (but that could be just the non-fish-person in me speaking) – and as R’s goddaughter rightly pointed out – “but salmon is a fish mah”. R polished all 4 pieces and thought it was ok.

Overall, I really like the buzz and vibe of Craftsmen – may pass on the food next time and just chill out with some coffee and snacks.

20140728-121756-44276425.jpg #01-01 Siglap V
Open 8:30-8pm (Thu-Sat) / 8:30am-9:30pm (Fri-Sun)