The Coffee Daily

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hello friends :-) 

Here's another really belated blog post chronicling several of the things I did during the June holidays - and this one's about catching up with my favourite other Juju - Emily, my best friend since primary school. I still love how the two of us are able to click so well despite not seeing each other regularly and actually not even being that interested in the same things, which gives me and interesting perspective of so many things. 

This time, we decided to head to The Coffee Daily, a cafe within the Serangoon Gardens Estate and it was my first time there so I was really excited, and also because I've read really good reviews about it. Most of all though, I think the company was definitely a plus point in me wanting to make a trip there. 

A really nice gesture on the cafe's part - they provided free old school iced gem cookies for all to take (of which Emily and I didn't hesitate to) 

I got baked mushroom and cheese macaroni ($8.50, foreground) and Emily got beef lasagna ($8.50). To be entirely honest the portions are really miserable but I suppose it helps us save space for the wide range of sweet treats they have there! Taste wise, it's really quite nice and rich though, but I would suggest coming to the cafe only for a nice tea time snack rather than having lunch or something. 

As we ate, Emily really offered me so much insight to life I don't think I would have gotten with anyone else. At times, I do feel like I've been surrounded by the same kind of people, with the same sort of thinking for more than four years of my life and sharing a conversation with Emily doesn't consist solely of agreeing even when talking about the most mundane of things that I might have deemed "standard" but a lot of new perspectives, which was amazing. I'll leave with something fresh every time I meet her and it's a lovely feeling. 

The Coffee Daily has one of the most chill settings around definitely - their staff's really good on customer service and no one gets chased out: feel free to stay there for as long as you want honestly, there were even a few others studying there (Emily and I tried). 

Caramel mousse ($6.50) - according to the staff, a new item on the list which has been very well received so far :-) It was quite fluffy and light for a cake that sounds rich and decadent, in a good way. 

Tiramisu latte ($6) - Personally could not taste any tiramisu in this, can be better off ordering a normal latte instead. 

Summer berry yoghurt tart ($6.50) - A bit on the tangy side with the berries and the sour cheese taste, which I don't particularly enjoy because why eat sour desserts when you can be having a sweet one? It was a pretty cool mix of flavours though, and I can see how some people would like this. 

Our little dessert spread :-) 

Me with some History notes - told you we tried! 

After Emily introduced me to The Coffee Daily during the June holidays, I've been wanting to head there again but in a more relaxed frame of mind, because the first time I went, there were the looming Common Tests ahead of us and at the back of our minds, we were definitely still thinking about our preparations for it. As such, I headed there again after CTs on the Youth Day holiday with Christina :-)

Her ham and cheese (?) sandwich - to be honest, I have no idea what she ordered but the portion was a lot better as a main course compared to the macaroni/ lasagna Emily and I had. 

Christina and the chocolate mousse cake - yes I had this same one with Emily as well, it was that good! 

And then I tried the chocolate truffle cake ($6.50) - good, rich old school chocolate cake will never ever disappoint. Plus this one had so much more chocolate mousse (just look at the cake to cream ratio - only the centre part was cake) so it was extremely decadent. The biscuit base just added perfection to the entire ensemble. Christina felt like this one was better than the caramel mousse cake, I feel like they are both comparable. 

Matcha latte ($6) which was really quite nice - it was actually my first time drinking a matcha latte and I really liked this one but I have no other points of comparison so we shall leave it as that. 

Our little dessert spread :-) #getfatdays

Christina's also one of those friends which I know I'll be able to keep for a long time despite not having anything in common anymore. It's really friendships like these which I treasure so much - even though we barely meet, when we do have the rare opportunity to meet, it doesn't seem like there was a hiatus in our friendship and we'd be able to hit off like "chums", as Chris would probably put it. 

And our favourite haunt at Serangoon ;-) 

Thank you Christina, I appreciate you a lot! 

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