Cafe Hangout: Smitten Coffee at 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore

November 19, 2011

Fasterly checked out another indie cafe yesterday! 1 more item off my to-drink list. Heh. With Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar, I complete the Robertson Quay stretch of coffee joints (the others being Kith Cafe and Toby's Estate).

It was Sunday, 5pm. This place is part of the Quayside building (there's parking available) and very easy to find. Quite a small space though. We sat outside since it was full indoors.


They have coffee, tea and food.  Prices are rather pricey (oolong for $13?)

Quite liking their coffee related displays and decor though. Very cosy and bright space.

These firefly drinks look really delicious.

They also have a huge ice drip coffee ($6) contraption.

They sell their own coffee too!

We ordered 2 lattes ($5.5 each) and a Ethiopian specialty coffee ($6), which apparently is quite diluted compared to Coffee Club's. I really like their elf signboard and their tagline, "Daymakers". Because they make your day!


Normal latte art. 

We also ordered a banana bread (cake) and a raspberry friand.  The latter cost 3.50 and it was smaller than the size of a child's fist. Seriously overpriced. We got ripped off! But it is understandable since the rent there must be really expensive. The banana cake was average, I prefer the one from Old School Delights.

Here's my sister Felicia visiting from Macau. Happy to be ripped off? Haha.

Honestly felt that Smitten was the epitome of the new indie cafes out there with all the characteristics of the phenomenon. Small space in a 'cool' enclave that has coffee furniture, homemade coffee beans, and ikea/casual furniture. There will be alfresco sitting, juices and some easy to store pastries from a factory that is 5x overpriced. If they have a slightly bigger space there will be brunch sets ranging from 15-22 dollars. Target audience - expats, hippies and singaporeans looking for new places to go (me included). Am glad that I checked this cafe out, but won't be going back there for it's coffee or food any time soon mainly because there is nothing special, and it is overpriced.

Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar
60 Robertson Quay, #01-11 The Quayside, Singapore
Tel: +65 9876 2347
Mon–Thu: 10am – 10pm, Fri: 10am – 11pm, Sat: 9am – 11pm, Sun: 9am – 9pm (Closed on Tue)

Oh and just right beside the coffee place is Stacked, a dim sum bar. I am really tickled by this concept. Felicia, being from macau/hong kong, said she will never pay to eat there since it screams gimmicky, but i've read good reviews about this place. Hmmm..



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4 comments

  1. wah u r a caffeine addict too huh?

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  2. Hello old schoolmate!

    Stumbled upon your blog a while back and have been looking forward to your new posts via my RSS reader :)

    Anyway, I've dined at Stacked Dim Sum Bar and it is kinda gimmicky. Essentially you're paying for ok to good fusion dim sum, pairing of late night dim sum with selection of alcohol (the Taiwanese fruity beer is quite good). Worth one try but not sure if worth return visits. You can read more about it here: http://www.camemberu.com/2011/07/stacked-dim-sum-bar.html?m=1.

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  3. @boh tong: actually i don't really know how to drink coffee! more of a tea person. But i check these places out cos they are new and popular :P

    @zhang: eh schoolmate? from st.nicks? thanks for your opinion on Stacked! maybe i will indeed go there for that 1 try, some day. :)

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  4. I`m a coffe lover! I think, now, I have to go there! To see for myself!

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