Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a Los Angeles, California-based coffee chain, made their appearance in Singapore much earlier than other coffee outlets. The wooden furniture, the nice aroma of coffee and the smoothing music do remind me of my secondary school days and the initial few dates with Yuan. At that time, it was pretty expensive to have a cup of cuppa in such places and you wouldn't imagine the amount of pocket money I have spent on.

Coffee Bean, Wheelocks

However, at that point of time, as much as I love their coffee, I do dislike their cakes since they are kept frozen and have a grainy texture. The carrot cake ($5.50 per slice) I am going to introduce in this entry is no exception but instead the rough texture makes this the closest to the carrot cake in Cedele and we do find it nice after all.

Home-styled carrot cake

Taste do change after time, doesn't it? It is also true that I don't fancy their coffee as much as before and have gone to Starbucks for my caffeine fix. It is just a sad and realistic world out there.

Fen's comments

This cake shares a similar texture with Cedele but on the drier side. In other words, it is closer to a butter cake in which it crumbles slightly.

Cream cheese frosting is too sweet to our liking and thus makes Cedele’s carrot cake one of the best we have tried so far. As for the walnuts and raisins, it is not as generous as Calendar’s and Room for desserts but we are fine with it.

Yuan's comments

This is the closest one to Cedele. It has strong cinnamon taste and not-so-crunchy walnut.

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Wheelock Place
501 Orchard Road
Singapore 238880
Tel: 6887 3743

Operating hours –
7:30am to 11pm (Sun to Thurs and PH)
7:30am to 1am (Fri, Sat and Eve of PH)


ladyironchef said...

coffee bean also can do review eh? lol! i like their thousand leave choc cake. cheap and big slice. lol! u guys on a carrot-cake-frenzy? ha

Fen said...

I think they deserve an entry, there is quite a handful of people that liked coffee bean cakes... plus they are not cheap wor...

I am sick of carrot cakes already... so my special 4 has been typed already... as for the remaining candidates, I will jus try it when fate comes...

ice said...

Yeah, why not? As long as there're good cakes, the place is worth a mention. My sis used to love the carrot cake from CBTL until Cedele came along and usurp its throne.

Fen said...

Wow, looks like CBTF's carrot cake fits into my requirement to be placed in my favourite 4 carrot cakes... At least I got some reassurance...

Was a dilemma to publish the carrot cake special since I realized I have missed out so many carrot cakes...

.elaine. said...

oh Aerin's is worth a try, their version is one of my faves (:

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