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Coffee is my best cheap thrill. One could catch me grinning cheerfully when I chance upon a cafe that is hiding like a gem, waiting to be found (when you yourself gets lost, lol). I would then have the itch to go in and try what they offer, regardless if I am already full from a certain binge. If not accidentally finding a cafe, you would see me typing in “neighbourhood” “cafe” “hidden” “cafe” “best” “secret” “cafe” to Mr. Google.

Where we reside, there are very few cafes within the vicinity that is a.) not Starbucks b.) not a Kopi place c.) not another-commercial-cafe. And so, in my search for that possible go to coffee nook, I stumbled upon one named Percolate.

I am sucker for anything quaint and rustic so when I saw the place right after we alighted the bus (Percolate is just a bus ride away from where I reside, lucky!), it quickly fascinated me as they setup crates and wooden stools outside!

The place was packed at the time we came in and we were welcomed by a friendly guy who politely asked us to wait for a while. We managed to get our seats after about 20 minutes.

I fancy their interior since I always have this dream of setting up a cafe of my own that is similar to this style (hopefully soon!).

Couldn’t wait to order, I went to the counter and I was handed the menu.

What I noticed is that their menu of coffee is super simple sans the cappuccinos and lattes. So it’s either black or white, iced or hot or the strong Espresso.

White Coffee
Long Black
Ham And Cheese Croissant
Salted Caramel Cake

They offer cakes that which are not in the menu, so I got myself a Salted Caramel cake. I find that it does not really taste as Salted Caramel but more of a Vanilla cake. However, I like that it is very moist and not too sweet and even if it did not taste caramelish at all, I do liked the taste. As for the coffee, I really loved it til the last sip as it is bold, has low acidity level and it is very smooth!

I would definitely come back to Percolate.

‘Til next cup!

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3 thoughts on “Percolate

    Shelley @Travel-Stained said:
    October 26, 2014 at 3:41 am

    Coffee is the last addiction left standing for me. Unfortunately it’s not too cheap here in Seoul. 😉


      JP said:
      October 26, 2014 at 5:13 am

      oh, i thought it is cheap there.. soon i wanna try out the cafes there in seoul as well, heard there are plenty of good ones now? 🙂


        Shelley @Travel-Stained said:
        October 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm

        There are too many too count – indi, and big chains – and entire streets just of coffee shops, like in Pangyo. Average price is around $5 for a latte, but can be cheaper (but bad coffee), or crazy expensive (+$10!!!) Seoul is coffee lovers paradise!!


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