My first experience with Teadot was at the former Bugis Iluma. At a time when coffee cafes were starting to gain momentum, the local start-up became one of the first modern tea cafés in Singapore.
For fans who wondered where they went to, the tea café have found home at the courtyard of Westgate, continuing to serve great-tasting tea drinks. Teadot now have an expanded menu which includes all-day brunch items, coffee, and cakes, some of which are tea-infused.
Flipping through the menu, I was pleasantly surprised at the affordability of the breakfast items – Smoked Duck with Cranberry ($13.95), Eggs Benedict ($14.95), Swiss Rosti with Salmon ($15.95), Bangers & Mash ($12.95), Scrambled Eggs Special ($14.95), and Chicken Delight ($15.05), all without additional service charge and GST.
Wait till you see the portions. The first thing I noticed in the All-Day Breakfast ($17.95) was the huge huge Portobello mushroom, but that did not hide the other goodies of scrambled eggs placed on soft brioche toast, German bratwurst, turkey bacon, accompanied with salad and cherry tomatoes.
My favourite items on the plate were unarguably the all-fatty-and-juicy-sausage, and deep yellow creamy eggs. Two can share this.
Office workers who do not want something too heavy for lunch can consider the healthier tasting Caesar Salad ($10.95) – fresh greens topped with topped with roast chicken, croutons and parmesan cheese, drizzled with house dressing made of olive oil, egg yolks, garlic, Dijon mustard and anchovies.
To let you have an indication of the generosity, I got a friend to hold up the bowl. My pet peeve with many salads around is the serving size. This should defray concerns and fill up a hungry executive.
Dessert wise, some of their cakes are tea-infused, such as the milky Earl Grey Latte Mousse Cake ($6.90) being a fan-favourite since its earlier days.
For other recommendations, I thought that the zesty Lemon Meringue Tart ($4.80) had a pleasing balance between being tangy and sweet, further enhanced with a thin layer of dark chocolate.
If not, the tall slice of vibrant coloured Dark Chocolate Rainbow Cake ($8.50) should be a hit on your instagram gallery.
Between the Royal Earl Grey Latte ($6.80) and Organic Matcha Latte ($6.80) that I had, the rich and creamy earl grey drink had a delicateness that makes it a fitting drink to wind down a busy afternoon. The later had more bitter than usual aftertaste that might need some getting used to.
For a cool drink to beat the clammy Singapore weather, the dreamy-looking tri-layered Lollipop Earl Grey ($6.50) added with butterscotch may do wonders.
What I sense about Teadot is in its sincerity. It may not have the marketing budget like bigger international brands, or the cool vibes like some indie cafes, but they take pride in items they serve in-store.
3 Gateway Drive Westgate #01-08 Singapore 608532 (Jurong East MRT)
Opening hours: 10am-10pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-10pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
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