301 Changi Road, Singapore 419779
Tel: 9818 5314
It was before a national event, and we three gathered here at The Collective Brewers for some chatter and discussion before proceeding over to the event. Nice rustic interior wtih minimalistic look, this cafe and I have managed to miss each other for a few times already. Finally I got to try it out!
Besides brewing aromatic roast, there is a wide selection of tea as well. I was torn between trying coffee or tea, since the tea selection is so exotic - some Oriental tea and some interesting ones like Scotch Tea, Rose Moscato Tea etc!
Cake lovers would be pleased to see the variety of pastries available as well - banana walnut cake, lemon meringue, chocolate truffle cake and Oreo cheesecake etc.
It was scorching hot, but the topic on hand was rather sensitive, thus we still sat in the great outdoors to return the warm touch of the harsh Sun. Pondering the menu was a fast affair - getting the orders out of the way first.
*W had the Iced Black Coffee and I had the Iced Latte. The latter was creamy, nutty and fragrant with coffee goodness; it being utterly cooling was a blessing in this killer weather, refreshing me.
The Bacon and Mushroom Pasta (SGD$15.00) - pasta well moistened yet retaining a springy texture, rich in creamy garlic flavour and redolent of sauteed shitake and button mushrooms' sapid deliciousness. The Maplewood-smoked bacon was soft but firm, retaining a light taste, contributing well to the pasta with its veggie compatriotes.
The After Eight Ice-cream Cookie Sandwich (SGD$7.90) consisted of dark chocolate brownie cookies clasping pure peppermint ice-cream within, served with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and peppermint chocolate chips. Teeth willl find themselves sinking luxuriously into the firm but cushy brownie cookies, raveling in the rich chocolate lusciousness, and then slowly coming into contact with cool minty freshness - jolting the senses awake in the most beautiful way. After a few bites, it got a little cloying, but I still loved the chocolate-mint combination enough to polish of the entire giant ice-cream sandwich.
Nice place with really affable service; I would certainly love to be back for more - and trying some of those Scotch or Moscato tea for sure.