Thursday, 17 April 2014

Percolate | ThumbsForFood

I was really happy when my colleague alerted me to a new cafe in our neighbourhood, Bedok. So, we decided to check this place out on a Saturday afternoon after our work ended for some coffee and chill-out session. 

I spotted a post on Percolate's instagram regarding the definition of their name. Percolate [per-kuh-leyt] means to pass through a porous substance; filter; ooze; seep; trickle. Another meaning could be to become active, lively and spirited. And now, it also is a specialty coffee place in East side of Singapore. Interesting! 

Percolate is situated near Bedok Central. It is actually on the same row as the Nakhon branch in Bedok. 

Percolate has a small seating capacity, probably enough for only 20? The walls of the cafe are painted in Black and White with wood-textured furniture. I like the vibe of the cafe - simple, small and cozy. As it is still a relatively new cafe, we were quite happy that the cafe was not crowded. It is definitely difficult to find an empty cafe these days where you can simply just sit, read a book and chill the afternoon away.

Percolate serves Papa Palheta coffee. Their bakes are from an exclusive baker, Cakestand.

Percolate's Menu 

Beverage Counter


Drinks and Utensil counter

Variety of Desserts offered
We decided to try out two of their desserts that were offered. Besides desserts, Percolate also serves up simple sandwiches for those who are looking for something savoury.

Chocolate Espresso Tart was one of our choices. My friend really like this tart. The tart is not very sweet which was good. I like the crust of the tart whereby its quantity was quite balanced with the Chocolate Espresso filling in it.

Chocolate Espresso Tart

We were struggling whether to choose the Red Velvet of the Salted Caramel Cake. In the end, we took the staff's recommendation and picked the Salted Caramel. Well, we couldn't really taste the "Salty" aspect of the cake. I liked the Cream Cheese but I found that it overpowered the flavour of the sponge cake. I would love to taste more of the Salted Caramel flavour that the cake promises.

Salted Caramel Cake

The coffee was good and strong. We all agreed that the coffee was affordable and value-for-money. The coffee comes in either black or white; hot or cold. The white coffee comes in two sizes (3oz or 5oz). Hot coffee are priced below $4 and teas are priced at $5.

3oz White

I saw two other patrons ordered Iced Chocolate and was so tempted just by the look of the drink. Look at it below! The iced chocolate has chocolate infused in the milk. It was appropriately sweet with the right amount of chocolate. I like that it can be refreshing and chocolatey at the same time.

Iced Chocolate

Overall, I enjoyed my time at Percolate. We also appreciated that the staff were very friendly. One of them even waved goodbye to us when we left the place. I would definitely be back at Percolate for its coffee and warm ambience! Would love to try their bundt cakes the other time round. 

136 Bedok North Ave 3
#01-152B Singapore 460136

Mon- Fri (Closed on Tues): 1030am-930pm
Sat-Sun: 930am-930pm

Love, Y

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