A good café needs no fanciful decoration nor out of the world menu. As long as the place is cosy and the food is decent, it can be considered as a good café. Located within Rochester Park, Rochester Café is a one month old coffee house that serves a decent range of light bites, cakes, waffle, ice cream, coffee and tea at a very affordable price. This down-to-earth café may not have the best menu, or the biggest space, but I can assure you that it’s the ideal place for you to do your own work or to have a quiet time with your loved ones. Away from the hustle and bustle, it is also a great chilling spot during the weekends. I can simply sip on a cup of coffee with a slice of my favourite cake and watch the world go by. You can too at the new Rochester Café!
If you are working around the area, Rochester Café is the perfect place for a quick caffeine fix. You can have your break over here, or even conduct a small meeting in the café. On top of that, you can also get some ice cream to cool you down during the hot weather. P/s: their iced Hazelnut coffee was not too bad, and it is relatively huge (see picture above).
Red Velvet Cake
Cake was a tad too dry for me and the cream cheese was too overpowering. I’ll skip this!
The Chocolate Cake was so much better! Chocolate flavour was really rich and fragrant, and the cake was soft and moist. I almost finished the whole slice all by myself. This goes very well with a cup of coffee.
I’m always sceptical whenever I come across a Rainbow Cake. They are either stale or too sweet. However, this Rainbow Cake at Rochester Café was not that bad. Cake was still soft and moist, and it wasn’t very sweet. I need my coffee or tea now!
Waffles with Ice Cream
Rochester Café does their waffle perfectly. Soft and fluffy on the inside, while crispy on the outside. The ice cream here are chunkier and the flavours are stronger. Definitely a life-saver in the hot sunny afternoon!
Charcoal Waffle with Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
I fell in love with the Charcoal waffle instantly. The waffle was really fragrant and crispy, and it goes so well with the not-so-sweet and chunky strawberry cheesecake ice cream. I can totally eat this in the morning!
Nearest Mrt Station: Buona Vista
Location: 35 Rochester Drive, #01-08, Singapore 138639
What To Order: Coffee, Waffle & Ice Cream
Café Rating: 3/5
Food Ratings: 7/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)