I realise that I have been frequenting Kallang Wave/ Leisure Park quite a bit recently! It does help that Circle Line makes it easier (though not shorter) to get there. I met Lirong and Vivienne for brunch at Joe & Dough at Leisure Park to try out their coffee and sandwiches.
Honestly, I have passed by a few Joe & Dough outlets but have never thought to try it because I am not a very coffee kind of person. Food blogging and Instagramming have actually opened me to more food choices than I would have tried in the past.
Did you know where the term “Joe” for coffee come from?
During the 19th century, Admiral Josephus “Joe” Daniels became Chief of Naval Operations, he outlawed alcohol onboard ships, except for very special occasions. Coffee then became the beverage of choice, hence the term “Cup of Joe.” (Source: http://coffeefaq.com/)
Flat White ($4.90). Joe & Dough grinds their own Arabica beans for each cup. Also, they taste their coffee regularly to ensure that quality is not compromised.
We tried almost all the sandwiches they had that day. The breads at Joe & Dough are all freshly baked with no preservatives. The breads are made in small batches and on demand to ensure freshness and quality control.
From top left, clockwise: Salt Beef & Caramelised Onion Jam ($9.50), Ultimate Sandwich ($6), Ham, Cheese & Sundried Tomato ($8) and Bacon Mushroom Melt ($8.20).
I enjoyed all the sandwiches, but if I had to choose one, it would be the Ultimate Sandwich, which was specially crafted for their sixth anniversary and is made with six ingredients (breaded chicken, mozzarella cheese, jalapeno cream cheese, honey baked ham, sliced black olives and green coral lettuce). However, that was only available for a limited time only .
Here are some of the cakes that caught our eyes. From top left, clockwise: Gula Melaka Pandan Cake($5.50), Zesty Orange Tea Cake ($4.20), Carrot Cake ($6), Chocolate Trio ($6.50) and Blueberry Yoghurt Tart ($6.50).
How did I find the cakes? I had high hopes for the Gula Melaka one but that was quite dry.I loved the orange cake! As for the carrot cake, it was too sweet. Chocolate Trio was a dream to photograph. I would also recommend the yoghurt tart.
We got a chance to go behind the scenes and try our hand at latte art, thanks to Adrian, barista and trainer of Joe & Dough! He was really patient in explaining and going through the various steps with us! Think our bear and hearts are pretty well done for novices, right?
- Joe & Dough Update: Their outlet at Millenia Walk has shifted from #02-31 to #01-86 and it has recently reopened!
Joe & Dough @ Leisure Park Kallang
5 Stadium Walk #01-12
Tel: 6348 2848
Opens daily 0800-2200hrs