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We have heard great things about Oriole Cafe & Bar and so decided to drop by. Wanted to have brunch, but the place was packed to the brim and the only available seats were outside. As the weather was scorching hot, we decided to give it a pass and come back later for afternoon tea.
The other drink we ordered, the Piccolo Latte ($5.50) had received rave reviews. Very delicately balanced, we could taste some vanilla and cinnamon infused lightly in the java beans. We liked it very much indeed.
The chilli mocha pictured above ($6) is one of the signature drinks, having won in a competition. We had long heard of the amazing combination of chilli and chocolate (there is this korean snack of chilli and chocolate. quite nice.) but never had we drank that before. Served with a cinnamon stick as a stirrer, it adds fun and taste to the drink. The initial sip brings the normal mocha taste, with a little heavy on the chocolate side and then thereafter the chilli kicks in. Not too hefty, but it did attack my throat a little. Nevertheless, interesting drink. But I will stick to my regular mocha.
Grilled Lemon Cake
IT IS teatime. So we couldn't resist a serving or two of cakes! The lemon cake ($8.50) came with glazed apricot and a sprinkling of pistachio nuts. Rich lemon-y flavour and a good level of sweetness. This is one wholesome treat! The apricot gave a tangy taste and the pistachios added a nice crunch to it. Maybe, because the wife can do a good lemon cake at home, we didn't think we would order this again on our next visit.
And yes, tiramisu ($8.50) is something we would usually order if it's on the menu. One of our favourite desserts which we had also mastered our favourite home-made version. The cheese mix was nicely dense and pack a punch. The lady fingers were generously soaked in espresso. Would had liked it to be a little bit lighter though but this is good enough. Didn't really blow us away but definitely one of the better ones we had.