Ms Skinnyfat

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Cafe Review: Hidden Finds- Room Coffee. Bar

By Wednesday, February 29, 2012 , , , , , ,

Was in the Harbourfront area and had some time to kill before my next appointment so i popped by this new shopping centre called the Alexandra Retail Centre which is connected to the PSA building. Most of the shops were not opened yet but there are quite a number of eateries serving the working crowd. A little cafe caught my eye when i first walked into the building and it was none other than Room Coffee. Bar. 

The quote on their feature wall was what piqued my interest and made me double back to the cafe. "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." I couldn't agree more that. I don't lie about my age but i do forget my actual age most of the time. It also helps that i look like i'm 18 (according to teens that age) and i feel a lot younger than i actually am. Yoga also helps to keep the body and mind fresh and prevents aging (i'd like to think so). 

The cafe does hot and cold meals which are reasonably priced. Panini sandwiches from $8 onwards (you can make your own sandwich). The smoked duck sandwich with caramelized onions sounds yummy ($14). There are also Wagyu and Kurobuta Pork burgers, all time faves like Fish and Chips and typical bar snacks. Breakfast is served daily and they provide All-Day-Breakfast during the weekends. (Yay! Even though the selection is very small.)

Nice place to chill out or have 'meetings' away from the office. I like that there is plenty of space and the green carpeted/turf feature walls makes me feel like i'm sitting on the grass, having a picnic outdoors.
It's just really soothing sitting around doing nothing, obviously that would be ideal regardless of the location actually. I momentarily forgot about my next appointment and simply took my own sweet time enjoying my afternoon tea.
Since i wasn't very hungry, i went with the Signature Carrot cake ($6) which looks very moist with the morsels of grated carrot bits and topped with a slab of melty cream cheese icing. The presentation was enough to make my mouth water.
The texture was just right, not too packed that it's hard and dry but it's not too airy that it doesn't have bite. However, i was a little overwhelmed with the level of sweetness of the dessert. The sponge already has the cinnamon sugar flavor, which was fine on its own. However, the cream cheese frosting is potent enough to induce a diabetic coma or activate some glucose hyperactivity (the latter happened to me).

I like the little walnut and apricot tidbits which added a little crunch to the cake but they really need to cut down on the sweet in this one. The other desserts don't look too bad as well.

If you guys work in the area, i would suggest checking Room Coffee. Bar out. The sandwiches look like they are full of fresh and quality ingredients, i would have ordered one if i wasn't so full. Remember, eat slowly and enjoy every mouthful.

Room Coffee. Bar
460 Alexandra Road #01 -18
PSA Building (Alexandra Retail Centre)
Tel: +65 6438 4230
Mon - Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 7pm

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