Wednesday, 6 January 2016

D Good Café

My next cafe on my cafehopping list was D Good Cafe since it is well known for its pretty floral garden theme. I've heard pretty good reviews about the quality of the food too. 

When I first entered the cafe, my first impression was confusion though. After walking up the stairways, there are a few doors and also another staircase up to the next level. There were no staff directing us hence we had to walk around to figure out where was what. 

Shiu Heng was snapchatting me of practically taking photos of everything in the cafe. Haha, sorry it just can't be helped. Some of their props are really too cute, especially the puppy

There's tables at Lvl 2 and Lvl 3 and Lvl 3 offers outdoor rooftop seating. You can make your orders at the counter at Lvl 2 and everything is considered self service. (Thats why there's no service charge) There was also a garden swing on Lvl 2 but unfortunately it's difficult to snap nice photos as it is facing the window. It's not really comfortable to dine on the swings but chilling there with a cup of drink would be nice

It was a great disappointment knowing that D Good Cafe doesn't serve fries. We were trying to look for Truffle fries but there were none. And all of us were really looking forward to it. We were craving for it so much that SH went to da bao from Everything with Fries.

Attracted by the X'mas buy 2 get 1 free drinks promotion, we ordered some, but it's totally not worth it. First of all, I don't like it when drinks are served in plastic disposable cups when I am dining at a cafe/ restaurant. It's all about the feel. SH and I barely finished our drinks because it tasted quite bad. Mine was overly sour, in a bad way. 

Thankfully, the main dishes made our trip worthwhile.

Oyster & Poached Egg Pasta 

OH YESSS WITH GARLIC CREAM. Garlic + cream is like one of the best combinations ever. Usually cream pastas can be quite "gelat", but I found myself scooping up every single last strand of linguine pasta at the end. It's so creamy, flavorful and if there's anything I would like to change about this dish.. More garlic please!! 

P.S. I was so excited to dig in I forgotten to take an individual photo of my pasta!! 

Bacon Carbonara Pasta 

I don't have a verdict on this dish since I can't really recall from a mouthful. But Siyuh said it was normal to her. Looks creamy to me too! 

Oyster & Shimeji Aglio Olio 

I was deciding between aglio olio and my dish, and I'm so glad I chose the latter. First of all, in my opinion, cream pasta seems like a more worthy option if you're paying for the same price. Not a fan of mushrooms as well. While this dish has its fair share of positive points, maybe it's just not for me. But if you're into peppery flavors, you can give this a shot. Personally, I prefer aglio olio with less pepper.  

The cakes, on the other hand, fell short of quality in terms of texture and taste respectively. The Earl Grey cake was right on flavor but the cake was too dry (like it was refrigerated for too long). Fluffy cakes still taste best to me.

And for the Chocolate Mousse Cake, sweet isn't a proper word to describe it anymore. My throat hurts just by swallowing a mouthful of it. I guess my sweetness tolerance can be considered above average since I can drink bubble teas with 100% sugar level and still feel that it's not enough sometimes? Yeah, you get my point. 

This cafe is definitely worth a visit for the main courses and ambience. Coffee customization was also one of the main unique points of D good cafe, but it was a pity I gave it a miss as I had reached my caffeine limit that day. Skip the cakes if you have to. But if I'm revisiting D good cafe, I'm definitely going for their latte. It'll be a good thing if they have fries soon, I hope. 

D Good Cafe
273 Holland Ave 

Contact: 6219 9807

Sigh, it's a pity this photo didn't turn out as nice as we wanted (because it was already dark). But it was a great bonding session yet again! 

And here's a video of me busy and happily taking photos of the food. (Proudly taken by SH)

And yes, if you dine with me especially in a place I have never visited before, I'll take photos before anyone gets to eat hahahahaha. Be prepared ok ;) 

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