Dated 1 March 2014
One of my favourite weekend pass times is hanging out at Indie cafes. I have my favourites but I want to explore new cafes for hanging out. A good cafe for me needs to have-
- nice ambience – Bright, not crowded or cramped
- Free wifi
- Nice coffee and cakes
- Relatively quiet
I decided to try some new cafe. After many decisions & poring over a lot of blog reviews, I and U ended up going to The Coffee Daily in Serangoon.
For starters, it was not really near the MRT. So, we had to take a bus after going all the way to Serangoon MRT. So far off….
Anyways, the cafe was located in one of the old shophouse/ independent bungalow kind of buildings. There was only 1 long table outside which was occupied. I felt claustrophobic when inside. They cramped every possible space with a table and chair (-30). People had to carefully move from their tables or they would end up bumping into somebody’s table. We were deciding to stay or go, when they cleared a table and offered us a table. So we kind of decided to stay for a quick coffee. One thing I cannot understand is every time I read bloggers’ reviews of cafes, the photos make the cafes seem large , empty & spacious. When I visit them, they are cramped to the core. This is the 2nd time this has happened. Does a cramped cafe not bother many people?
Luckily, as were waiting, a couple of people left and I quickly grabbed the corner sofa seat. Better but I have to say again that the cafe was so very cramped. We ordered coffee and it was served after 10-15 minutes (-10). I had a read a blog post & even the cafe seemed to stress on their cakes – rainbow cake. The cake was dry and looked like it had been kept in the fridge too long. Not a nice eat (-10).
This place looked like a local hangout and many people looked at us and we definitely were the odd birds there. So weird but does not matter too much to me (-3).
The locality where the cafe is situated is quite nice. Many independent houses and did not seem too crowded, at least in the housing area. A different world altogether.
Not a cafe I would be visiting again and the hunt for a good cafe continues…….