A gem of a cafe in the east, this rustic cafe in the Bedok North neighbourhood tops our list for a quiet afternoon with a friend, or for some alone time with a good book. True to its name, Percolate does its coffee really well (they use beans from Nylon roasters); the bonus is that their light bites are pretty tasty too! If you're up for something new, go for their Espresso Tonic ($5.50), which combines double shots of espresso with tonic water and lime for a fizzy, refreshing drink. Otherwise, play it safe with the well-balanced Iced White ($5.50). While you linger, order the moist Banana Date Loaf ($8.50) to nibble on — the velvety layers of almond butter and mascarpone are what elevate the cake to something truly extraordinary. The Burpple community also loves the Curry Egg Mayo Croissant ($8.50), which is a comforting marriage of buttery croissant with rich, curried egg mayo.
Avg Price: $15 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Zul Latiff
Dropped by for coffee and noticed they seemed to have a few new food items since my last visit (either that or I wasn't paying attention to the menu the other time). This features a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with matcha cake and Azuki atop served with matcha sauce on the side to drizzle. Pretty decent for Matcha lovers, though the matcha cake was a little lacking in terms of flavour — it's sweet but felt closer to a marble/butter cake rather than a Matcha cake. Ice-cream is all smooth and creamy, though I would advise to go easy when drizzling the Matcha sauce — pretty similar to those one would get from Matcha lava cakes and can get a little too bitter and jelat if one gets too ambitious with it.
Their buttery croissant was spread with pineapple jam on the inside while topped with generous amount of chicken floss. Interesting flavours but could really get heavy to finish all 3 of them. Best to share them if you aren't the biggest floss fan.
If you can't make it by @percolatecoffee by next Monday, they have a non-festive version in their regular menu without the pineapple jam ($7).
But as adventurous as I am, I wanted to try mocha with orange. As expected, a citrusy drink with bitterness and sweetness. At my first sip, it tasted weird because of the different flavours lingering in my mouth. But as I sip continuously, the orange flavour blended well with the mocha which made the drink more interesting! ☺️
#burpple #simplejoys #orangemocha
Filling and satisfying. Innovative and creative concept of incorporating curry with egg mayo which just tasted sooo good! 👌🏻 I just wish, it is served warm.
The place is cozy that you wouldn't feel awkward eating alone. Some more, I ate with my hands! Easier and more convenient than using fork and knife. HAHA 😂 Caveman, dude!
Finally, after months of being in my wishlist, I checked it off! 😉 Yeyy!
#burpple #simplejoys #sundaytreat #percolate
Nubbad coffee in this Neighbourhood joint. Beans from Nylon! The cake left me feeling rather undecided.
Let's rewind a little to my time at Percolate. On top of their mains, I also tried one of the widely-recommended items, the Banana Date Loaf.
This comprises an unbelievably moist banana loaf that melts in your mouth into quite a divine sensation. It is veiled with a layer of almond butter and a dollop of mascarpone cream cheese. You might find it to be overwhelmingly rich at parts, but the permeating taste from the loaf and the lightness and the neutrality of the mascarpone brings everything together and make it bearable, if not really gratifying. Most importantly, it will have your palette dancing with flair. It's also worth mentioning that the berries were fresh and sweet.
Truly an jet-setting experience, this one! (8.5/10)
One of the gems of the East! Pictured here are (in clockwise): Curry Egg Mayo Croissant ($8.50), Iced Orange Chocolate ($7), Chocolate Praline Crossaint ($5.50) and Plain Crossiant ($5).
I'm head over heels for both their Curry Egg Mayo and Iced Orange Chocolate (part of their CNY menu). Typically, egg mayo is known to be slightly sharp in its sourness, while the flavour of curry spice tends to be warmer and heavier. It's a pairing that fits like a jigsaw puzzle, which made it so delicious. I understand why other reviewers pointed out about the lack of the curry egg-mayo, but I thought it was a good amount. Best eaten with hands too, if you ask me.
Their iced orange chocolate had such pronounced, yet nicely restrained flavours of orange among the richness of the chocolate. And it stayed that way from top to bottom of the drink.
As the title says, this place truly had me percolating with happiness! (8/10)
Think I should move to the east soon...all the good food is there!
From the Christmas bake sale happening at Percolate cafe. Cake is from 'favors by Ethel'.
This is true latte art, visual satisfaction from start till end of goodness 👍🏻👍🏻
I WISH LA 😂 Anyways, wishing all a great week ahead 😊💕▪
Their coffee was pretty good😍 the taste profile was to my liking! You can smell the aroma of the coffee right when you step into the cafe. Definitely wouldn't mind immersing in that while doing some work / reading.
Made a trip down East for they seem to be selling iced coffee in a bottle. The iced coffee here is more milkier at the start, though there is still a lingering taste of smooth coffee towards the end.
Earl Grey Chiffon was decently spongy and light, perfuming of light Earl Grey aroma which is great for a light tea-time accompaniment to a cup of coffee.
Was pretty close to getting this during the previous visit but I thought I should exercise some self-discipline and control so as to not stuff myself silly so near lunch. I liked how this came together — sure, I wouldn't mind more Kaya inside but I certainly enjoyed how everything came together here to replicate a good Kaya toast; that buttery, flaky croissant with coconut shavings atop was something I really liked. Pair it with a Long Black, or if that is too mild to replicate Kopi O you could go for a double shot of Espresso Macchiato here for that "local breakfast" vibe.
Being the Kueh Ambon junkie I am, I definitely had to head down to Percolate when I found out that they are serving up a Honeycomb Cake in their cafe. Pretty decent to go with a cup of long black — while it is a wee bit drier than I had expected, it's lightly sweet and had those satisfying streaks that's essential for a good Kueh Ambon. Breakfast, settled!