Holland Village, or otherwise just Holland V, is a place you go, at best, for the al fresco atmosphere and/or late night desserts. Of course, there are the bars and live football matches, but I don’t drink alcohol so that is that. The food at the Holland Village Market & Food Centre is decent. Nothing to shout about. Then again, “decent” is hard to achieve these days for hawker food.
In any case, my friend, Qin, and I had dinner there and saw this new cafe, Craft, has taken the place of the fallen Cold Rock Ice Creamery. Looked interestingly hippy, so we decided to have a coffee and chill out.
I had the flat white which, like most recent art is anal coffee, was okay. It was just a tad too light for my taste even for a flat white. Apparently, they get their coffee beans from Papa Palheta… whatever that means. The lychee cooler, which is for 2 but only enough for one, was quite bad. The weak taste of lychee, lime and lemongrass did not mix well. They have quite a lot of pastries though. However, desserts make you fat, so even though their desserts looked pretty good, I didn’t give them a try.
Recommendation: If you are around Holland V and you fancy catching a English Premier League game, and act all hipster with your date, this is the place for you. It’s quiet, and you can catch a glimpse of the game over at the nearby pub showing live games.
Craft Bakery & Cafe
24A Lorong Mambong
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