Bacha Coffee Ion Orchard is the bright sparkling cafe that we pass by each time we visit the Nespresso shop next door. The glitzy shop display and attractive decor finally won us over and we decided to try the set lunch there. It was better than we thought.
Bacha Coffee 1910 Marrakech
According to its website, the story of Bacha Coffee began in Marrakech, Morocco in a palace built in 1910. There, cultural and political minds united over glittering pots of “coffee of Arabia” or Arabica . After being closed for over 60 years place the place was painstakingly restored and reopened in late 2017.
In Singapore, Bacha Coffee has a similar bling factor as TWG cafe. Lots of glossy gold packaging and a wall of coffee containers welcome visitors to the cafe on level one Ion Orchard. Here are some pictures of snacks and products available on display.
Bacha Coffee Menu
There is more than just coffee and cakes on the Bacha menu. In fact the variety of hot food was wider than we expected. Our eyes were drawn to the set menu of the week. We opted for the coffee + main course + pastry set ($45 per person).
There was a choice of two main courses available.We tried both of them : Paella de Bacha (picture above) and Hispanic Salad (picture below). We thought that both were equally good. The paella had prawns and shellfish while the salad contains marinated chicken and various vegetables. We would be happy to eat either one again.
For our desserts, we were able to pick from the selections available at the cake display.
We picked a piece of Opera cake (picture above) and hazelnut mille feuilles. Each was priced at $10 if ordered individually. Both were good but I preferred the latter for its texture.
The highlight at the cafe would be the coffee itself. When we had high tea at TWG, there were a hundred types of tea to choose from. It was a similar situation at Bacha – many types of coffee are listed on the menu. We selected two different types of coffee but I can remember only one of them – Magic Istanbul Coffee. On the coffee menu it is described as having notes of honeycomb and green almonds. I can only tell that it was quite delicious with a bit of nuttiness. Ordered separately, the coffee was priced at $10 each which sounds expensive. But each coffee is served as a pot.
Another nice touch at this cafe was the provision of Chantilly cream. This provided a smooth texture to the coffee and was better than normal milk. Viewed as a total package of a package, the $10 coffee at Bacha Ion Orchard seems quite reasonable. The atmosphere was charming and service was good.
We also bought some takeaway items to enjoy at home. Strangely enough, they tasted quite ordinary at home. The luxurious cafe, beautiful table utensils and great service seem to have enhanced the taste of the food there.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Bacha Coffee ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn, #01-15/16
Tel: +65 6363 1910
Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 10 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
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