D’good Cafe is located in a 2-storey shophouse in Holland Village, Singapore, 5 minutes from Holland Village station (take exit B). A friend recommended it when I asked for a good venue for discussion.
The shop is nicely decorated (there are Oreo stools, a Sesame Street play corner, an alfresco section on the 3rd storey etc) so it was pleasant to be in. On the second storey, there’s a sign saying that there is no studying and working on laptops allowed at all times. I saw some people with their laptops inside but I was too law-abiding so I went up to third storey and managed to secure a seat next to a power point.
I got the D’Unknown Cold Brew Coffee (for the uninitiated, this site has a good description of cold brew coffee). It had a very unexpected, fruity taste and my first instinct was to reject the taste. However, I didn’t want to let $7.50 go to waste so I tried it again and I’m glad I did. I started to like the intense, milky flavour and would probably have gotten another one if it wasn’t already late in the evening.
Iberico chorizo and squid skillet pancake ($13)
This, I cannot recommend. For $13, I’m not expecting fresh squid or premium chorizo. I do expect decent tasting food. The acidic tomato sauce struck a jarring note in the sweet pancake. As I chewed on rubbery squid and occasional bits of sausage, at no point did this combination make sense. Thank goodness for the coffee..
My dining partner ordered the fresh sea prawn aglio olio and thought it fell flat as well.
Overall, I did not enjoy the food at all but the cold brew coffee was good and the dining area is rather spacious. I would still come back to try the desserts, have another cold brew, and read a book.
273 Holland Avenue #02-01/02
Sunday – Thursday 10am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – 11pm