I'd first sampled the wonderful brews at the Pasarbella outlet of Dutch Colony Coffee Co. The open-concept shop space was teeny tiny, and it was operating at a full capacity on a weekday mid-afternoon. When it opened a second branch in the far east, a proper cafe amongst the shophouses lining the gentrified Frankel Ave, I made sure to pop by. A full menu of brunch classics and selection of sweets is offered here at their industrial-chic bistro setup. I'd already eaten lunch, so I couldn't quite fit in brunch eggs, but because desserts occupy a different stomach, there was room for cake!
The bergamot-scented Earl Grey Citrus Cake ($5) was excellent. The dense confection was delectably moist, and aromatherapy-like accents subtle and layered. A must-try here.
Strictly for chocoholics, the Chocolate Truffle Cake ($7.50) was luscious and sumptuous in its nuanced sweetness.
The Latte ($4.50) was a potent adrenaline zinger, full-bodied, rich and frothy. A absolute first class coffee concoction.
Dutch Colony Coffee Co
113 Frankel Ave
Tel: 6448 5852
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 8am to 8pm;
Fridays and Saturdays from 8am to 10pm