College lunch breaks dont get better than this. Alright, it’s not exactly on campus, but it’s near enough to pull a cheat code. D’good cafe at Holland Village invited Drea and I down a couple of weeks ago for a food tasting session ft. their new menu items, and proceeded to cheerfully and determinedly stuff us. Above you see our starter course, though I have no idea how a selection of cakes and coffee (option for latte art) qualifies as.. starters. Strawberry cheesecake, triplet cheesecake and maple sea salt cheesecake pictured above, and it’s a good thing they didnt demand a favorite pick because damn. The strawberry and triplet (chocolate, cheese, oreo) are delicious renditions on standard cheesecake flavors, but the maple sea salt cheesecake is probably the first of its kind- usually we get sea salt caramel, but d’good created their own signature maple version. Pretty damn good is what it is.
Main courses include the standard eggs benedict, chicken tikka masala (served with Japanese rice) and Chilli crab pie. Now, i didn’t get to try the chicken but Andrea said it was pretty good. You cant ever go wrong with eggs benedict (i think). But the Chilli crab pie was mindblowing. I’m not saying its the best crab ever made – in fact i only started eating crab recently so i wouldnt know anyway- but crab eating is a generally messy process, and the packing of our national “authentic” dish into a neat little tasty pastry is genius. So much yum in one circle!!!!! Definitely, definitely recommend this one if you’re popping over between classes.
One of the main things about d’good cafe is the option of creating your own custom blend of coffee- something a coffee addict like me will go crazy over. You fill in a coffee journal and do the following:
1. Survey to determine your coffee preference
2. Coffee Cupping to confirm preference and beans for blending
3. Blend, brew and name your own coffee blend
Picture of me being ~intense~ with coffee.
Coffee cupping is this process where you sniff the coffee then slurp it in the most unglamorous fashion ever because that helps you pick out the taste, body and acidity of the coffee. I really wouldn’t know because I was too busy giggling the entire way (hello, slurping) but I’m sure discerning coffee drinkers would be happily slurping away.
I very imaginatively named my coffee.. firstname.lastname@example.org. Because, you know, it’s my email. And people have coffee in the mornings. I don’t know. I like my brew bittersweet and very, very strong, so if that’s your kind of thing you know what to order! They key in your custom blend details so if you want the exact same thing you just go back and tell them what your brew is called. Drea’s is called the Dreagon. Which is apt.
Anyway yes, as you can tell we left d’good cafe so very stuffed that day. The cafe has always been a hot favorite because of how pretty it is- we filmed our episode of On the Red Dot for Channel News Asia here and countless blogshops shoot here because of the great lighting and superfun indoor garden swing. Definitely one of those hang out places before/after/during school. Which is great news if you guys are regulars/ want to try this place out, because they’re very kindly offering all our readers a 10% off all ala carte food and drinks!
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
All you have to do is like their facebook page here
Flash the like on your phone/whatever to the counter and quote “Jem” OR “Drea”
and you’ll get your ten percent off!
Thanks so much d’good cafe for the wonderful brunch- and happy slurping, you guys.
273 Holland Ave Singapore 278992
+65 6219 9807