Initially the group of us wanted to visit Creamier at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 but it was so crowded that we have to abort our plan. Remembering that there is a new cafe that has recently opened in the vicinity, we made our way to Shrove Tuesday cafe around the corner at Toa Payoh Lorong 4.
Caffe Latte 3.5/5
Using some sort of award winning Italian coffee beans, the Caffe Latte ($4.50) was smooth, light on the palate and easy to drink. The body is on the weaker side but it is still a decent cup of coffee I would go back for. Of course, the latte art has rooms for improvement.
We also tried the Waffles ($5) at Shrove Tuesday. The waffle was very crispy on the exterior but too airy inside. We also added two scoops of ice cream ($2.50/$3.20 per scoop) to go with the waffle. The gelato was actually quite limited and not very exciting compare to many other ice cream parlours.
I welcome the entrepreneur spirit of cafe owners in the third wave coffee movement cafes bringing these artisan coffee culture into the neighbourhood. While Shrove Tuesday still has rooms for improvement, I do not mind dropping by the cafe for my daily dosage of caffeine if I am around the vicinity.
Blk 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
Tel: +65 62582254
Nearest MRT: Braddell (NS Line)
Sun-Thu: 10am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 11pm
1) Alight at Braddell MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to block 103. Cut across the carpark to block 100. Continue walking to destination at block 94. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]