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.