There is a fair bit of people who are confused with TCC. The Connoisseur Concerto? The Coffee Club? To set the record straight, TCC only means The Connoisseur Concerto. Coffee Club is actually only known as that, without ‘The’ at the front of its name. Tada. Now we all know.
I’ve always viewed TCC as a commonly found, relatively high-class cafe. With its philosophy set as being an artistic and professional brand, I think they’ve achieved just that. It is commendable that each art boutique caffè is uniquely decorated to suit the local diners. ‘A’ for effort.
Peach Lime Iced Tea ($7++) :: Not only is the food menu accurately classified, the drinks menu is too. With the categorization, it gets you to decide what to drink for the meal with much ease. Love the presentation, but it wasn’t something worth screaming about.
Ultimate Hazelnut Frappe ($7.90++) / Chocolate of Wealth ($8++) :: At the foreground is the Hazelnut Frappe, and I was hugely disappointed. It wasn’t as indulging as I’d expected it to be. But on the other hand, the Chocolate drink was alright. It’s just about the right amount of sweetness.
Prawn Cheese-A-Toast ($10.50++) :: I surrendered to the appetizer because the name of it sounds so appealing already! Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t taste bad, but be prepared – it tastes like a dim sum dish.
Shrooms Bites ($10.80++) :: Now if you have to choose between the two appetizers, this is the one, hands down. Mixed with melted cheese, this pastry is semi-crispy, making it so enjoyable, you have no idea how to describe the awesomeness. A fresh appetizer to savor.
Seafood Aglio Olio ($20.50++) :: Needless to say, it was served al dente. Plus, it’s probably one of the best cooked prawns and scallops I’ve had. Tender to the maximum, freshest seafood to have. In the midst of the course, I was wishing it’d never end. The only problem is its bland spaghetti. For health conscious diners, it’d be ideal. Otherwise, a squeeze of lemon or two would do the trick.
Baby Crayfish Spaghetti ($20++) :: The base might be a little, exotic. But heck, the baby crayfish can make up for whatever appetite is lost there. Quite a generous amount of baby crayfish, it’s delectable. Go for it, seafood lovers.
Mentaiko Spaghetti with Salmon ($20.80++) :: With a nicely presented perfect sunny side-up and slightly seared salmon, you can just stare at the presentation and be filled all day. Fortunately, the taste didn’t lose to its looks.
Need I say more. It was basically a huge treat to the sense of taste, and sight. And at prices like these, it’s all worth it. Somehow, probably due to human’s perception, because of it being too mainstream and easily gotten, I wouldn’t furiously recommend it. But I’m quite sure that if you give it a shot, you’d fall in love with it, head over heels.
—> Note #1: As of now, they have a 15% discount for DBS / POSB cardholders.
Address (In Context): 1 Selegie Road, #01-02 & #02-25, PoMo
Telephone: 6338 0520
Photos by Kathleen.