After months of waiting, fans of the South Korean-based coffeehouse giant Caffebene will be able to pop by VivoCity to get their hands on their favourite desserts! A step into the café and customers know for sure that they will be in for a great time.
The interior décor certainly deserves a second look, with the hybrid of metal and wood furnishings which catches one’s eye at first glance. You can probably visit Caffebene a few times, sit at different parts of the café, and go through an entirely different experience each time. The café is split into three parts, essentially, and all three parts of the café are designed differently from each other – from the chairs, tables, even to the walls around them. There is also al fresco dining for those who much prefer breathing in the cool fresh air outside.
There are two types of Honey Bread on the menu – Caramel Cinnamon ($12.90) and Garlic & Cheese ($13.90). The Garlic & Cheese Honey Bread will certainly be a hit with the crowd. The honey complements well with the generous amount of cheese and garlic fused into the bread without overpowering each ingredient, a special fusion that made us crave for more.
Next up is the Caramel Banana Waffle ($9.90)!
It is a Belgian waffle, topped with banana slices and a huge swirl of whipped cream with chocolate and caramel drizzled all over it. There is just one word to describe it: Sinful. The banana, caramel and chocolate blend really well together. Not to mention that the waffle is absolutely chewy on the inside, yet crispy on the outside.
Of course, other than Caramel Banana, one can go for a Plain ($6.90) or Gelato Waffle ($9.90) instead. For a more authentic Korean experience, patrons should try the Rice Cake Waffle ($8.90). Other than the waffles above, other flavours also available such as Blueberry Yogurt ($8.90), Choco Nuts ($9.90) and… last but not least, the bestseller in the region, Tiramisu ($10.90).
Warmth and comfort in a cup
Now, let’s take a break from all that food and feast our eyes on this delightful cup of Misugaru Latte ($6.50 – $6.90). Customers are able to choose between sizes Regular and Large at their own preference.
If there is one item on the menu which separates Caffebene from other coffee chains, it has got to be its Misugaru drink which comes in three different forms: Misugaru Frappeno, Hot Misugaru Latte and Iced Misugaru Latte. The Misugaru drink is a homemade multi-grain specialty, consisting of five main grain nutrients: Barley, Black Soybean, Brown Rice, Black Rice and Black Sesame.
There are other drinks which customers can opt for instead, like the Sweet Potato Latte ($6.50-$6.90), the Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie ($7.20 – $7.80) or even the Affogato ($6.50), in which you can choose between cream cheese, green tea or vanilla as the gelato of your choice.
Who says you can’t eat dessert twice?
Last but not least, we have the bingsu! Caffebene Singapore offers a total of five different types of Bingsu for now – Coffee Bingsu, Strawberry Bingsu, Pat Bingsu, Green Tea Bingsu and Cookies & Cream Bingsu. They come in two different sizes, Single and Double. The prices for the Bingsu range from $13.90 to $20.90.
The Pat Bingsu is a concoction of crushed ice, red bean, condensed milk, hazelnuts and walnuts, topped with a cute red bean mochi. The bingsu instantly melts upon contact with the tongue. There is a distinctly nutty flavour as well, due to the mix of hazelnuts and walnuts in the dessert. One can never go wrong with Pat Bingsu and seems like the type of dessert one would not mind having all year round.
On the other hand, the Strawberry Bingsu is the ultimate summer dessert. Sliced strawberries, condensed milk, red bean, strawberry gelato and crushed ice are mixed together in order for the combination of flavours to dance on one’s tongue. Who would have thought that strawberries and red bean would go well together? Well, apparently, the Koreans did. The Strawberry Bingsu packs a powerful punch, and is something one might introduce to first-timers.
Every Caffebene outlet is bound to have something a little more unique on the menu, and for this very first outlet in Singapore, we have Gourmet Salads and Wraps to look forward to! There are four wraps to choose from – Salmon Mayo Wrap, Chicken Avocado Wrap, BBQ Chicken Wrap and Tuna & Egg Wrap. The café also offers customers three choices of salad – Tuna Nicoise Salad, Thousand Island Chicken Salad, and Japanese Soba Salad.
Don’t forget to come down to VivoCity for the grand opening on 18th November, 8am and take advantage of the special grand opening promotions! Don’t miss out on Caffebene’s sinfully delicious desserts right here in Singapore.
Address: VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-150, Singapore 098585
(the cafe is located in between The Coffee Connoisseur and Sushi Tei)
Contact: 6635 1778