The new Dal.komm Coffee Singapore cafe opened in Centrepoint recently. Just as Katz’s Delicatessen became well-known by hosting the famous scene of Meg Ryan’s contrived happiness in When Harry Met Sally, Dal.komm Coffee is well-loved by fans of Korean drama hit – Descendants Of The Sun (DOTS). According to their website, the cafe was launched by Danal, a mobile payment company. The name comes from combining “Dal” from Danal and “komm” which is “come” in German to form the phrase “come to Danal”.
The new Dal.komm Coffee store at Centrepoint is large. No, it is hhhuuge. Particularly for a cafe that only serves coffee and a limited list of desserts. There are different dining sections. Patrons can choose which type of setting they feel comfortable in. The booth seats were the most popular and were all taken.
Dal.komm Coffee Singapore is a self-service cafe. Pay and collect the food and drinks at the counter and wander around the spacious premises to choose your preferred spot. Here are pictures of the Dal.komm Coffee Singapore menu.
Customers can select from three types of beans – K1, K2 or K3. We tried all three and found K1 and K2 to be likeable. K1 is good for an espresso or macchiato. For milk coffee like cappuccino, K1 is probably too light and K2 will be the ideal candidate for that – strong, but not bitter and with a well-rounded taste. The K3 was too strong for us – we found it bitter with a sharp after-taste.
Here are pictures of macchiatos ($4.50 each) and cappuccino ($6). Having experienced price inflation in nice coffee in cafes in recent times, these are quite competitive prices. We think it is good value when compared with other types of cafe coffees, considering the quality and the nice ambience of the cafe.
We can’t visit a Korean cafe and not try the bingsu right? For good measure, we tried the Injeolmi pat bingsu ($13.90 for a large one). This one has a lot of trimmings – red beans, peanut powder and the chewy things on top. More of these good stuff are embedded inside the shaved ice. The only thing that needs improvement is the shaved ice. It was not as smooth and fine as the ones we tried in Seoul which we still use as our reference for good bingsu (read our post : Seoul-good Desserts).
Overall, dal.komm Coffee Singapore was a pleasant place for a coffee and dessert stop after our heavy chicken lunch at Roost, also in Centrepoint.
Food / Coffee : 4
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road
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