For those who prefer something other than your usual ‘Big Breakfast’ or ‘Eggs Benedict, this is the place for you. A relatively new addition to the F&B scene on Evans Road (just next to Prata Wala), there seems to be more emphasis on coffee than food at this cafe. Seating is limited, so go early to beat the brunch crowd.
Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with croissant ($13.90): Creamy yet fluffy and light at the same time, this is everything a perfect scrambled eggs should be. I would have preferred it better with croissant, but they were out of it when I was there. Nonetheless, it was still a lovely dish. Must try!
Pasta salad ($11.50): The weakest link among the food we tried, the pasta salad was nothing but a disappointment. The pesto failed to pack a punch and it certainly didn’t help that the pricing was also on the high side for its serving size. No loss if you skip this.
Waffles ($11.50): You HAVE to save space for this. We couldn’t decide between Salted Caramel or Earl Grey Caramel, so we got both. The waffles were fragrant and buttery; crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I like my waffles less sweet so it doesn’t get too cloying when I eat it with the ice cream and sauce, so this was perfect for me. Both waffles come with a scope of New Zealand Natural vanilla ice cream, but differs in the sauce and toppings.
Earl grey caramel: I am big on earl grey, so this was a natural choice for me. The delightfully rich earl grey caramel sauce perfumed the waffle and the strawberries added a nice touch of freshness. Must try!
Salted caramel: Luscious, buttery caramel taste with just the right amount of saltiness. Definitely one of the better ones around, but not as outstanding as the earl grey caramel sauce.
Iced mocha ($5.50): I don’t usually order mocha because they are often too sweet for my liking, but I’m glad this turned out fine. The drink was velvety smooth with just the right amount of chocolate such that the aromatic coffee does not get lost in the drink.
Iced chocolate ($6): One of the few non-caffeinated drinks on the menu, but unfortunately, not one that I will recommend. There was too much milk for the amount of chocolate in the drink, and I hate to say this but it was pretty similar to iced Milo. Do bear in mind that it is a chocolate drink after all (unlike the former which was a coffee drink with chocolate), so naturally it should be luscious, sinful and chocolate-y.
Overall, we had a good meal (despite some misses) and it was a unanimous decision that this is one cafe that we would definitely go back for more Earl Grey Caramel waffles and chocolate tarts (not reviewed in this post but it was divine!). Hence, it goes without saying that this cafe is highly recommended!
Assembly Coffee is located on 26 evans lodge and is open every Tuesday to Sunday from 0800 to 1900.