its the last day of 2012, it should be well spend and indeed it was..after a big feast at Matsuya the night before ( missed the sea urchin tofu and fat, thick sashimi), lets go for something lighter and we decided to go for Butter+Beans at Happy Mansion right behind Food Foundry..they are related anyway..and of course on the eve, traffic was smooth. It meant the day started off well! Whoopie!!
|love the interior of the cafe|
it was a petite little cafe but sufficient enough to serve you a good cuppa coffee and to feed you a good piece of cake. and it was awesome that a barista i knew from my previous workplace had already shifted here. Glad to see he is doing well.
where is the menu? this is the menu. don't you think the illustration of the bear look so cute and adorable. i'm not so sure what juice they serve but for tea, its Gryphon.
all bread and pastries are freshly made on site, they have an in house pastry chef, but i don't see any other hot food items.. but my eyes literally focused on the display when i stepped in. saw the croissant, as a big fan of croissant but remembered coming across a blog stating the croissant is on the 'bread' texture instead of the flaky kind, I decided to leave it aside. To me, you know its a good croissant when you literally messed up the whole place after finishing one. the girls had their quiche and they find it not bad but its not a quiche day.
its a cake day!! and Raspberry Orchid cake it is. Its very seldom for me to have cake without cream coz its hard to find one that is moist, you need to balance it. MOIST crumbs and DRY crumbs is two different thing!! and the flavor interest me, a good one to go with tea but how can i not have a good cup of coffee from Neil right?? did i regret it? NOPP, the cake looks dry but its not, its pretty moist and the flavor, i'm not so sure how orchid taste like, but the aroma of this is a pleasant one, i can taste the raspberry though. NOM NOM NOM! one more thing, NOT OVERLY SWEET!! good point for that.
then we have this pistachio chocolate tart, according to the barista, its Varlhona chocolate, but erm some how, i don't really felt it and at one point, i thought its sicao..one more time its not overly sweet, the ganache was smooth also. I wished the pastry was more flaky though. you know its good cause i bought two home for teatime.
That is what Neil made for me, till now i din know is it a flat white or capp, its like something in between which most of you will said latte but its not serve in their latte cup. Nevermind that, i was quite busy chit chatting with the girls though, and not paying full attention on the flavor profile besides the chocolatey after taste and the temperature of the coffee is done right! Thanks Neil!
they also have bread on sale such as baguette, epi baguette, etc etc. Price is definitely reasonable. Boo bought the baguette, will asked her how is it, but recently i'm into Komugi bread, yes over-priced according to some, but i still love to munch munch especially their walnut bread. more on that next time.
do anyone know where can i get the mini cake tray..love this kind of tray, love giant cookie jar..what else?? lol
and after the girls left, its time to hang out a while with Neil and have a cup of hot chocolate. erm, from what i see, they don't use Varlhona cocoa powder, its a mixture of cocoa powder of a company and also Varlhona chocolate tablet and of course warm milk. if you like ur hot chocolate thick, this is not for you, its lighter in taste, the cup where you can finish everything and still have space for the next cup.
and i shall come back for the next cup!!
Hope everyone have a blessed 2013
BG-1a, Happy Mansion,
Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17,