Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Getting all jittery at Department of Caffeine

Cute Cute and Cuchi recalled reading about Department of Caffeine (DOC) in magazines and of course coffee always interests the Lions. Not very conspicuous, it took Cuchi sometime to find DOC as it was situated at one of Duxton corners.
It was so crowded when the Lions stepped in. Outside, Duxton was rather quiet, but when the Lions stepped into DOC, the level of buzz was so strong. Coffee machines spewing out steam, grinders grinding and people laughing and talking under the influence of coffee

Cute Cute wasted no time in ordering. For weekend brunch mains, DOC has only a few selection but they looked so wholesome that Cute Cute ordered without even batting an eyelid.
Long Black
The long black had a spicy tinge to it kinda of peppery in nature. A bit acidic but smooth. A good cuppa to lounge around.

Apple Ginger Mint Fruit Juice

Roast Chicken with Chili and Basil
The chicken had a tangy taste and it was delightful. Meat was also tender. Cute Cute loves his greens so he took up all the salad in the display counter. The char grilled broccoli salad was neutral but with the added fried shallots, the combination came out rather tasty. The Moroccan carrot salad really tasted Moroccan. The spice and flavoring reminded Cute Cute of his Arabian Nights days. Carrots were also sweet too. The roasted beetroot with sunflower seeds, arugala and maple syrup was Cute Cute's fav. Cuchi did not really like it because she was turned off by the natural colour of beetroot. However, if you are not fearful of the deep red colour, go for the beetroot. It tasted neutral and it went really well with the chicken.

Churros with Chocolate Sauce
A Mother's day special..... so good, we asked if the chef could make it into a permanent item
Feeling wild eye after seeing the photos?
Department of Caffeine had an unassuming front entrance. But once you step in, it will remind you of a hole in a wall concept that is prevalent in other countries. A decent place to chill out and enjoy your coffee after you get your books from the local bookstore, Littered with Books, which is just a few doors away.

Here is our review for Department of Caffeine:

Coffee Quality: 8.5 pawprints out of 10
Food Quality: 7.5 pawprints out of 10
Ambience: 7.0 pawprints out of 10

For those who are interested in going there, here is the address:

Department of Caffeine
15 Duxton Road
Singapore 089481
Tel No : 6223 3426

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