garden lifestyle store & cafe, mid valley.
newly open at mid valley, just next to the bridge connecting to the gardens mall, there’s quite a lot of people eating there and the restaurant design is kinda nice, “garden in a mall” concept.
last week, i went there with my girl friends to have tea… well, more like coffee since we all picked coffee as our drink. =p the menu is made up of western food mainly, it’s kinda pricey actually.
i ordered iced mocha for my drink. we also ordered 2 cakes for sharing, thought that since it’s a cafe, the cake would be nice, right? there are only 5 cakes on their menu, kinda disappointed… and the most interesting one, tiramisu, is not available. =( we picked mint chocolate and chocolate truffle at the end… yea, the other thing is, the cakes are all chocolate cakes one way or the other.
iced mocha is quite good, the taste is there, very strong, i like it. even though with whipped cream, it’s not too sweet which is good. my friends who ordered cappuccino and hazelnut coffee enjoyed their drinks as well. nice coffee!
the cakes are kinda small given the price… both of them taste okay, but nothing really spectacular, i don’t really like it that much ‘cos it’s too much chocolate, so the cake is kinda sweet. the presentation of the cake is kinda bad, i think, the edges are not squarish, looks like it melted or got cut poorly. the truffle has hazelnut taste which i don’t like, kinda turn off since it looks good.
we didn’t try the other dishes, so i can’t really say if the food is good, but the desserts are really not up to par, given the price they charge, the service was also not as good as expected from a cafe. i doubt i will be visiting again, it just doesn’t attract me. i could always get good coffee elsewhere with better pastry and cakes.