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Cafe Review: Third Wave Coffee- Kith Cafe

By Saturday, March 10, 2012 , , ,

Greetings from Kuala Lumpur (Selangor)! Been busy with work this week plus the weekend work trip (that i'm currently on) is obviously keeping me from blogging. So here is a brunch/coffee/tea place for you to while the weekend away!

Kith Cafe has been on my radar for some time. I've walked past this a couple of times and the small establishment is also a pretty good alternative to Toby's (which is usually packed). So yeap, tucked away in the little corner of Rodyk Street, Kith caters more to the expatriates and residents (i think they are synonymous) as compared to Toby's. Not surprising since Kith has been around for a longer time and has amassed a following. 
The interior is very small- a couple of bar seats, and a long bench for a large group. Furnishing is pretty spartan, the legs of the bar and chairs reminds me of book stacks. Feels pretty much like an old classroom with the blackboard as well. The 'alfresco dining' is in fact a couple of tables and chairs/stools scattered along the corridor. Fits very much into the home and patio concept. I can see how the residents are drawn to this little spot.

The drinks list is pretty comprehensive with all the usual present and a twist on some (mostly on the teas). Chamomile+marigold+lemongrass, Sakura sencha, Rooibos lemon myrtle lemon tea, sounds good? Reasonably priced drinks are always welcomed by patrons and i was one happy girl.

Breakfast food is a must have (if i have my way that is). I would also insist on all day breakfast too. We were there for tea so we didn't try the food. I was kinda attracted to the homemade meatballs actually (if it were as good as i imagine it to be). 

Anyway, tea is never complete without scones. So we ordered a cranberry one. I was thoroughly disappointed. The thing about scones is that you can never quite tell if it's good just from its appearance. I've seen really dry and bland looking ones which turned out to have the most buttery, dense and crisp-on-the-outside texture. Kith's scone is the exact opposite- it looks pretty but tastes crappy and it got worse as the temperature dropped. The texture is almost cardboard-ish and dry. It was only a little better with the.. wait for it... WHIPPED cream (oh how i hate it when they serve whipped instead of clotted). The jam was kinda weird with the watery texture. It looks like it was curdled and then defrosted. Anyway, just avoid the scone at all cost.
My hot earl grey vanilla was much better but it tended to be too milky. However, the earl grey flavor was intense with a nice citrusy taste from the Bergamot orange and a light bitterness. It was quite sweet though, probably from the vanilla. I'm not one to complain about the sweetness of my drinks but this was a little too much.
W had the Iced Earl grey lavender + orange which IMO is a perfect thirst quencher on a hot humid afternoon. It would be my must have drinks at outdoor events like picnics. Shall try to make this some other time.
Food: 4/5 The drinks were good but i reserve my opinion on the other food items.)
Service: 3.5/5 We were advised not to order a cold latte because it wouldn't bring out the flavor of the tea. Shows that the staff know the products well.
Ambience: 3.5/5 Chill and laid back but tending on the warm and humid side! Do not sit indoors unless you can deal with the food smell.

Would be back for drinks!

Kith Cafe
7 Rodyk Street Singapore 238215
Tel: +65 6341 9407
Daily: 7am - 7pm

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