quiet stop for coffee and cake at the rochester mall – unassuming, but they make a mean chocolate cake. there’s not really much to say about this place: it’s not quite a hipster joint, and more akin to starbucks in feel, prices average, space average.
we had an array of desserts from their rather appealing cold counter – lots of options available (savory food too, if you’re in mind for some):
I like the iced cappuccino – but I’m in no way an expert
or a fanatic so I suspect relevant javaholics will need to chim in here. it’s a decent sort of place – good for holding those tea-break meetings or meeting some friends, but it certainly hasn’t the soul (or the supposed elitism) one expects with coffee joints these days.
p.s. I hear something curious from friends about how drury lane was set up from renegades of this very place – and I have to say I prefer that establishment for its quality. but again, it’s also a bit of a kitschy hipster versus truly-commercial sort of comparison, which likely doesn’t make it fair for the latter.
Pies & Coffee (Rochester Mall)
#01-02 Rochester Mall
35 Rochester Drive
tel +65 6570 0080
$.5: sixish a coffee, as with most modern joints