Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Department of Caffeine (D.O.C)

Department of Caffeine (D.O.C)- Duxton Road

D.O.C is located at a quaint corner of Duxton road with no fanciful signboard or clear glass panels, whereby one would not notice this cafe if you are just passing by this street.  

You would be greeted by strong waffle and coffee aroma as you pull open the door panel.   

Display of cakes, pastries, salads and main dishes at the counter. However, the available space to walk is really limited, sometime there is a need to squeeze through horde of people crowding at the counter.

Order number table tab

Chocolate Waffles ($20) - Chocolate waffle taste normal with vanilla ice cream and strawberry toppings. Does not deliver the quality as expected for the price paid for. It was crispy on the outside but i find it not moist enough on the inside. Maple syrup was provided as well. This dessert is too sweet and good to be shared among more than 2 person.

Chocolate fudge within waffle, unlike usual waffles with chocolate sauce drizzled on top of waffles. There is a layer of chocolate in between the waffle. This make the waffle really chocolaty.

Bits of Everything B.O.E ($20) - Smoked salmon, poached egg and ham stacked on top of soft English muffins with salads at the side. This is a new item on the menu but does not worth the price. Serving was little and the smoked ham was overly salty. Smoked salmon was good and goes well with the muffin.

Caffe Mocha ($5.50) - D.O.C certainly makes good coffee. I enjoyed every sip of the coffee.

D.O.C is one of the list of cafes in Singapore which does not charge GST, however its dishes are pricey though.

Contact number : +65 6223 3426
Operating hour: 
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7.30pm

Verdict: 3 / 5

Price: $20 +

This is one of the popular cafe hopping destination for many, but i find this place overly raved and did not meet up to my expectation though i visit this cafe with a hungry stomach. 

Be prepare to wait for at least 15mins if you did not make any reservation before going. Walk in to this cafe is really not the best option you are making. In addition, i feel that there are sub standard while doing reservation too. Sometimes you are allow to make reservation on the actual day of visiting but sometimes you are not allow to do so. This is even true after i heard some of the staffs advising the customers on this matter.

  • Taste(3)
  • Environment(4)
  • Service(2)
  • Clean(4)

  • Price(3)

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