Saturday, 19 July 2014

Cafe Crema – Chilling Out in Gardens By The Bay

Cafe Crema

Definition of Cafe Crema (Caffè crema) was first coined by Gaggia in 1948 to describe the light brown foam on espresso. (source from wikipedia). Also known as the old name of espresso, which become out of favour.


The Decor

The Coffee Bean Education

Cafe Crema in Singapore, is a Cafe that served handcrafted coffee & sandwiches. In line with the current trend of 3rd wave coffee movement in Singapore, Cafe Crema source it beans from the local roaster Highlander. This information does not come voluntarily, but continuous gentle probing and tongue twisting by Chubby Botak Koala, finally able to 'fish' it out.

Different Style of Milk Base Coffee

Taking a break from my first shift guiding our guests through Cloud Forest, I decided that I need a cuppa. It seems the name and greenish background of this Cafe just attract me. I decided to order a latte ($6) and Chocolate Croissant.

The Coffee Bar & Order Counter

The Menu

The décor of this place is very au natural. Surrounded by the lavish greenery of Gardens by The Bay, cool air-conditioning and some relaxing couch, this is a definitely the place to take a break and enjoy the cuppa. I have to compliment Cafe Crema on their effort in providing the information from the origin of their coffee beans to the black liquid gold full of caffeine in the cup. Do check out their website for more information on their coffee beans.

The View from where I sat

The latte presented with a four layer of Rosetta latte art. First sip, it has a beautiful consistent creamy texture to it. I am not a coffee expert, but I always enjoy the well balance roast from Highlander. What a good way to perk me up. Although the coffee here is good, it is missing the OMPH factor, in comparison to other Cafe that use the same bean.

Cafe Latte

The chocolate croissant is just average. It has a good thin buttery layers to it, but the central part was slightly soggy.

Chocolate Croissant

Service is average, but you probably need to be on self service type. They deliver the coffee and the croissant, but you need to get you own cutlery, serviette, etc.

Overall, this is definitely a good place to recharge before / after your visit to Gardens By The Bay. On top of the handcrafted coffee, they also serve breakfast, soup & salad, sandwich and other lunch menu (check out their website for the menu). I even see some teenagers using this place to hang out and study. Thanks for serving the good coffee guys. Cheers!!

Food: 7/10, Coffee: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 7.5/10
Budget per Person: $ 0 - $25

Cafe Crema
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Gardens By The Bay
Visitor Centre
Singapore 018953

T: +65 6604 8826
OH:
Sun – Thu & PH 08.30 – 21,30
Fri - Sat & Eve of PH 08.30 – 22:00


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