To the uninitiated (me inclusive), The Coffee Connoisseur (TCC) might come across as a coffee joint that serves mostly caffeinated beverages. Over the years, TCC has reinvented its menu to include set meals, finger food and pastries to complement that perfect cuppa. Needless to say, some of them have been quite extraordinary. You can see that conscientious effort has been put in to create food items that are not only a gastronomic delight but also a visual feast.
Shrooms Bite ($10.50) as the name suggest is a flaky pastry with mushroom bits embedded in a heavily flavoured mushroom paste. Lots of mushrooms we are talking about here. These little wonders were made in a such way that you could place the whole thing in your mouth at once. No worries of wasting mushrooms in any form this way. While in the mouth, the mushroom paste oozed perfection while the mushroom bits ensured added aroma.
Mozza Sticks ($8.50) is a treat made from Mozzarella cheese. It is a simple one. Just cheese rolled in flour followed by some frying action. I thought the cheese itself was a little too tough and it was hard to break apart even after several rounds of mastication. However, it was not all bad as these fritters were not too oily when served and the cheese still retained its robust flavour.
To sum up, I am really impressed by the great variety food. There is really a lot to choose from now that they have beefed up their menu. It is really worth a try, for all you know you might unearth a gem of a treat!
The Coffee Connoisseur is at:
2 Orchard Turn #B2-49 ION Orchard (Many other boutiques)
Tel: 6509 6106
Sunday to Thursday – 10am to 10pm
Friday, Saturday, Eve of Public Holidays & Public Holidays- 10am to 11pm