Kohi-Koji Cafe & Bakery is one of the new eateries that have been established as part of the Emporium Shokuhin Japanese food hub at Marina Square. This Japanese-styled bakery cafe is located at the atrium that houses the grand entrance to the Emporium. The food display and service counters are below the escalators and the tables are spread out in this spacious double height atrium.
As you can expect, the breads and pastries are the highlight at this cafe. They are many beautifully presented varieties and mostly priced around $3 to $6 each which we thought was quite reasonable.
We decided to try a fruit tart ($5.80) and a slice of rainbow cake ($6). I am sure you will agree that they look gorgeous. They taste good as well. The fruits that sit on top of the tart tasted very natural and did not have the over-preserved taste. The rainbow cake had good consistency, not too dense or crumbly.
The coffee and cappuccino at Kohi-Koji Cafe & Bakery is also highly recommended. Full bodied and smooth. A long black is $5 and cappuccino is $5.50.
Kohi-Koji Cafe & Bakery at Emporium Shokuhin is a very pleasant place to adjourn to for coffee and desserts after a meal at Marina Square. We should mention that although the space is large and spacious, there is quite a bit of pedestrian thoroughfare as it sits at the entrance to Emporium Shokuhin and at a cross junction to the entrances to some of the other Japanese restaurants. It is therefore not a quiet cosy place where you go to hide from the world or to discuss something serious. But as a casual place to get your caffeine fix or to munch on the attractive desserts and people-watch, it is a very appropriate place.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Kohi-Koji Cafe & Bakery
6 Raffles Boulevard #01-18 Marina Square
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 8.30pm
Tel: +65 6224 3433.
Nearby Stations: Esplanade, City Hall, Promenade