72) November 8 Coffee & Company: Cafe, Coffee, Waffles At Thomson V
It’s been almost a year and I’m back here at November 8 specially for their waffle which the owner highly boast about! With certain expectation, I was more or less looking forward to it. I could actually smell it before seeing it as there was a strong buttery fragrance lingering along the corridor.
Without much hesitation, I ordered the Thai Milk Tea Waffle ($10.5) and their highly esteemed Latte ($4.5).
First came the latte with an improved Rosetta latte art. Very nicely defined edges and frothed milk.
However, it was lacking in body and didn’t pack a punch like how it was in the past.
Soon came the waffle. Not very photogenic, but thankfully there was nice brick counter which served as a nice backdrop.
The waffle was disappointing (partly contributed by the expectation). Texture wasn’t consistent as some parts were soft and other crispy. More importantly, the waffle didn’t taste as good as its aroma. Ice cream was flat nor creamy.
My previous post.
For a moment, “November 8….”, why does it sounds so familiar? It’s my brother’s birthday!
Point aside, it is relatively new cafe that started about 4 months ago. It’s interior is pretty spacious with room to add even more chairs and table. Also, it has a nice “woody” carpenter feel to it.
I tried their latte and will rank it “above average”, thus it got me inquiring further. It pulled with beans from Dutch Colony Coffee and Co. which explains the caramel and earthy tones.
This particular blend from Dutch Colony Coffee consist of 3 different countries from Sumatra, Brazil and El Salvador.
I had a good time there studying without distraction, except for the smell of waffles that permeated the whole cafe till “gao gao” (thick, concentrated).
Their specialty will be the All day breakfast, Coffee and Waffles. The owner did mention that he will be improving and increasing the choices on the menu in the near future. He sure does know how to get me back for more!
I don’t know when will be my next visit, however, I hope I will regain my confidence in November 8 as how it was during my first few visit.