Not quite Smitten...


24th September 2011. Written by Vinleon.
Was at Central @ Clarke Quay with nothing to do, so thinking of reading away my afternoon at a cafe.


I whipped out my BeDisloyal card and began checking if any of the 8 cafes featured are nearby. 




Turns out the nearest (and I have to emphasize that "nearest" here is relative) is Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar. So I took a stroll from Clarke Quay to Robertson Quay.



The cafe is reminiscent of a warehouse, with nothing fancier than suspended incandescent bulbs, simple wooden furniture and stark white walls.


The first thing that caught my eye is the towering cold coffee drip (I was even thinking of buying one myself, until I saw the price tag). With my growing curiosity in coffee drip just because of a cooking recipe, I decided to give my virgin go at cold drip coffee ($6) to Smitten Coffee.


Strangely, the cold coffee had an alcoholic finish. And maybe a little acidic. I still enjoyed it though, as it was light and fragrant! Beyond that, I'm not competent enough to be commenting about their coffee. (Though I'd always like to learn more! Leave a comment if you know of a place I could learn more about coffee!) 

Did I mention that the people there are über friendly? One lady (whom I presume is the owner) came over to chat with me, briefly explaining the beauty of cold drip coffee.

I was tempted to grab some nom-noms to enjoy with the coffee, but the snacks are all quite atas-ly priced. In the end, I left about 45 minutes later after downing the last drops of the ether.

Smitten Coffee and Tea is definitely worth a visit, but as to taking the effort to travel all the way down (by foot, in my case) to grab a pricy coffee and a snack, maybe not. 


60 Robertson Quay
#01-11 The Quayside
Singapore 238252
Tel: +65 9876 2347

Operating hours:
Mon:10:00 am-10:00 pm
Wed - Thu:10:00 am-10:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am-11:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am-11:00 pm
Sun:9:00 am-9:00 pm


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