Table Manners

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I like the name, it’s a bit catchy for me. Something interesting. To add, when you reach and see the place, it is those straight forward ones – modern, minimalistic and quaint, may I say. Browns, wooden tables and concrete floors – you would also notice their long, continuous table which depicts that it is communal, as the guy said, it is for sharing. So, as much as we wanted to grab one of those isolated tables by the far end, he insisted and directed us to this table. I have been here on two occasions and normally just ordered nibbles, desserts and coffee.

I also like their choice for wall decals, still very much associated to the concept and name of the place. As how the setting is, the menu is pretty simple and straight forward as well. Nothing too fancy going on, just a one pager menu.

Not only are those wall decals exuding wit, the same goes for their paper place mats.

They have a shelf of table items that they sell, I think. Paper plates, cups and cutleries as well as fancy table napkins.

As my friend and me were both so full at that time, we decided to just get some drinks and a snack platter.

Counter clockwise. Truffle Fries, Spicy Wings, Truffle Chicken Bites, Ebiko Mussels

Truffle Fries was disappointing, I think they held back on infusing truffle oil into the fries and did not put a generous amount to yield that Truffle flavour. Truffle chicken bites were the same, it was just like normal chicken bites. Spicy wings was average and Ebiko mussels just quite alright. I think only the sauce saved the platter, lol. It was really a nice dipping sauce.

Virgin Mojito Sorbet and Iced Mocha

Virgin Mojito Sorbet was really really sour and since it was a mocktail, I  thought they would somehow put it in a glass, a bigger one, but they just put the drink on this cocktail glass which was an acceptable serving when you are drinking something alcoholic. But come on, since it was a mocktail, they should have just put it in a normal beverage glass as it is meant for normal drinking. My friend’s Iced Mocha is alright though. I also ordered a Long black, I must say the brew was quite good.

In my previous visit, I was able to try their Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Tart which was really not that good, they shouldn’t even put in “sea salt” or “caramel” to it as it did not yield that flavour at all. Their Rum Infused Cream Brulee was average and nothing to brag about.

Oh, I cannot pass up the chance to mention this one particular crew there, which was like always hurrying up in taking orders, getting us seated and cleaning up our food. We were still chatting and he can see that there was still food left when he came in and his hands were on the platter already and just took our food without even asking politely if we are done. We also asked for our bill and he seemed to have forgotten about it, to think there was not much people when we were there. He was that guy who was there even in my first visit, the uncle looking one, I think in his 50s. He wasn’t very friendly. But the younger crews were alright.

Overall, I think I can only go back to Table Manners for coffee as I liked their roast, and maybe take Instagram photos? OR, maybe try their main course meals.

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