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Dutch Colony is nestled in the Siglap District among cafes and restaurants, next to Cedele. So, when I find the cafe was about 70% filled on a Monday morning, I was surprised.
This café is spacious and I love it given that most cafes try to maximize their seating capacity to the brim. You can choose to sit outdoors alfresco style, in the main section near the counter and displays or under the glass roof with natural daylight. I love the laidback feel of the whole place, and also appreciate the natural lighting that comes through the glass panels (resembles my experience at Wimbly Lu cafe). It makes me feel alive. The decor is nice, very "woody" and there is a lodge feel.
I had heard some rave reviews about Dutch Colony and its coffee, so I had to try it for myself. I had a House Blend Long Black. I did not ask for any special blend as I wanted to try their house coffee first. The aroma was inviting. Their coffee is creamy and smooth and there was no bitter aftertaste too.
They had most of their pastries out-sourced and I wanted to try something that was made in-house so I ordered the Coffea Granola. Its coffee-infused Granola served with yoghurt and fruits. They serve honey and milk in small milk jugs along with it so you can tweak it according to the way you like your granola! This was one of the healthiest breakfasts I had lately but it was delicious! The Granola didn’t have that much coffee taste but it goes well with the yoghurt and fruits. I would not have imagined myself saying this, but I think I will order the Coffea Granola again on my next visit. That’s how much I like it.
After my brunch at Dutch Colony today, I can see why business is good on a Monday mid-day despite the stiff competition in Siglap/East Coast area.
Dutch Colony Information:
113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230.
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