*FYI – Kokon Tozai Cafe has relocated to:
The Singapore Flyer, #02-05
Tel: (65) 6337 8783
Opening hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm (Weekdays) / 10.00am – 10.30pm (Sat & Eve of Public Holidays)
Do note that the menu has been revised.
I was roaming Far East Square on my own on Wednesday while waiting for him to settle some things…when I stumbled on this lil café tucked away in an obscure corner behind Spinelli’s. The Kokon Tozai Café serves up homemade French & Japanese food, Italian coffee & 100% Japanese green tea. If the name mysteriously rings a bell..you must’ve seen them at Raffles City, City Link or Changi Airport T2. They’re the café spin-off of the shop that sells kimono fabric products at these locations. Kokon Tozai means Past & Present // East & West in Japanese…thus explaining why they serve 2 types of cuisine. Inside the café you’ll also find their products up for sale if you’re interested. I visited the place during their High Tea.
Here’s their High Tea specials:
Set 1 ($4.90): Scone + Illy coffee (long black)/Japanese tea
Set 2 ($4.90): 2 slices of toast w/homemade jam + Illy coffee/tea
Set 3 ($6.90): Pantry + Illy coffee/Japanese tea
Set 4 ($9.80): Sandwich + Illy coffee/Japanese tea
Simply because the first thing I saw when I walked into the café was their display of delightful desserts…I couldn’t resist ordering from that selection. So I settled for Set 3, which means I got to pick from that very display any dessert I want + the coffee/tea. Their Berry Numi (Organic) Tea ($3.50) was great. It’s better bargain if you order their set instead of ala-carte.
Introducing…their Raspberry Chocolate Moelleux ($4.90) [****.], the dark chocolate wonder with a smooth raspberry filling, accompanying icing & chocolate topping. If you’ve got a penchant for chocolate, but dislike uber-sweet choc, pick this. For everything else, try out their Walnut Brownie or Flourless Chocolate [****].
//All prices are nett.
Food (dessert) – 8/10
Price – $ to $$$
Service – 6/10
Ambience – 7/10
Accessibility – 6/10
[$]-cheap like peanuts: ($10 & below/person)
[$$]-average Jane ($15-$25/person)
[$$$]-you might wanna tke tht card out..($30-$60/person)
[$$$$]-extremely exorbitant ($70 & above/person)
[* to *****] – rating(s) for individual dishes
Tel: +65 6220 1672
52 Pekin Street #01-01,
Far East Square
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
Breakfast // 10am-11.30am
High Tea // 2.30pm-6pm
//They’ve got Lunch & Dinner specials too
Happy Hour 5pm-8pm: Bottled beer, wine by the gls, small bottle of sake & finger bites at $7 nett each
Dress code: casual
Getting there: Take 166 from the side of Boat Quay & alight after 2 stops, or walk over from Raffles Place MRT. Far East Square is next to China Square.