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21A Lorong Liput
Holland Village
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6291-9727
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Restaurants » Desserts
Food and Beverages » Wine and Spirits
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  1. Bobo
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     07 Feb 2008 at 2:52 am
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    Heard about 2am:dessert bar and did read that it was pretty good, so when I was asked to go along, I was happy to.

    Upon reaching Holland V, we did have a bit of trouble locating it. Thank goodness for friends who live in the West and frequent Holland V, we found this little place near the multi-storey carpark. It's at the end of the row where you can find the popular bakery Provence. BTW you have to look up because it's on the second floor.

    At the entrance to the stairs leading upstairs, we were "greeted" by a small group of people who were on their way out. Apparently there were seats for them but the woman was complaining that it was way too noisy for her to eat anything. Surprised, we stepped in to experience it for ourselves.

    She was right! The music was way too loud and distasteful for a dessert bar meant for chilling. They were playing house music as if it were a club and everyone was talking at the top of their voices so that they could be heard. It certainly didn't help that there was one huge group of 10 people there that day.

    That said the colours and design of the interior looks good but it was a little too cramp for me. Also the chairs and sofas chosen were not very comfortable. Maybe they are trying to make their patrons uncomfortable so that they wouldn't stay too long. Despite maximizing seating capacity by making it cramp, there still weren't enough seats that night.

    The selection was a little limited for me. As a dessert bar I don't expect it to have many food items so the number (about 5-6) of food items was fine. But there weren't many dessert items too. I believe there were about 8-9 items which some of which are not very different from each other.

    Food Ordered: Chocolate Tart $14 The most popular one that night and it certainly made sense why. The chocolate was reasonably tasty. The crust had some orange in it which gave a zesty taste when you have it with the chocolate. Presented beautifully, this was the only item which received some nods that night.

    Twix $13 Tasteless. Truly tasteless. I was wondering what it was suppose to be and I picked up the menu to read again. It certainly didn't taste like caramel mousse to me. Only the peanut crumble (little peanut bits) served with it had some taste. Even the ice cream wasn't even satisfactory. Tiramisu $15 This is the worst Tiramisu I've ever tasted. I've had some weird ones before but this one was in a class of its own. The texture was very soggy and it irked me to have to swallow it anyway.

    2am Meatballs $14 6 little meatballs served on a few pieces of veg. Presentation wise, this was the least attractive. No doubt the meatballs weren't just taken out from a frozen pack but it certainly didn't justify the price tag. I don't relish eating some of the fatty bits in it too.

    The above plus a glass of wine, ginger beer and some peppermint tea cost 3 of us $78 (after 10% discount).

    How did we get the 10% discount? Well after taking our orders, we were OFFERED by the staff to change to the sofa seats by the side. Attracted by the novelty of sitting on the sofa seats we were excited and moved over immediately. After which the server who took our orders, saw that we were no longer at our places, threw our order away. He walked past us a few times when we were at our new seats but still didn't realise his mistake. Only after we noticed people who came later were getting their food before us, then we raised the issue. After some clarification, the lady (whom we suppose to be the manager) apologised and explained to us that the order was thrown away. Sigh.

    By then the music was making me nauseous. Bad ambience, bad food, high prices and service requires improvement. What rating did you expect?

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    Comments on this review:
    1. ladyironchef
      ladyironchef said:
      wow! u got a longer review than fz. hahaha! well, at least there's the 10% discount. lol
      07 Feb 2008 at 11:32 am
    2. Bobo
      Bobo said:
      Huh but if you calculate ah... $80 is really ex lor.
      07 Feb 2008 at 10:04 pm
    3. ladyironchef
      ladyironchef said:
      yea, ex for eating nothing much.
      18 Feb 2008 at 9:30 pm
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  2. feizhu
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     06 Feb 2008 at 12:26 am
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    2am: dessertbar, a recently opened cafe at Holland Village that focuses primarily on desserts. It was through sheer luck and a little guidance that we managed to find it, tucked in a remote corner of the area, on the second floor no less.

    The interior was tastefully designed, oozing contemporary chic coupled with matching sofa beds for that upmarket chill out ambience. However, the first thing that hit us was that the music was a tad too loud, forcing us to raise our voices to be heard over the din. We were lucky to have managed to get a sofa seat, seeing that they were all in hot demand. The sad thing was that the sofas were hard and whenever anyone from the adjourning table got on or off the sofa, we could feel it which got really irritating after a while.

    2am Meatballs - 2 words. Rip off. 6 beef balls for $14. How's that for value? And the beef balls weren't even good to begin with. I could have bought the frozen ones from any supermarket and those would probably have tasted the same, if not better. Oh and the few vegetable leafs just don't cut it as salad.

    Chocolate Tart - The tart was tiny and I'm not exaggerating. Beautifully presented, it would have been very normal if not for the infused orange twist. Add the chocolate granules and delightful orange sorbet to the mix and this is a definite crowd pleaser. Theres the problem about size though.

    Twix - Billed as a specialty, the Twix got us all intrigued by its form. It didn't quite measure up in the taste department though, with the home made valrhona chocolate ice cream rich but not the least bit outstanding. The caramel mousse was almost tasteless and the texture was a little odd - soft yet firm. Probably the only thing that was good was the peanut crumble. Fragrant and crunchy, it breathed life into this otherwise lifeless and not to mention expensive dessert.

    Tiramisu - Yet another aesthetically pleasing dessert but with no substance to back it up. The tiramisu was very bland save for a very slight hint of espresso. The sponge fingers were also a tad too soggy and it reminded me of eating pandan cake with water. Not that the accompanying espresso ice cream was any better, coming across as very bland as well.

    $78 (after a 10% discount) for 3 desserts, 3 drinks and 1 finger food is really over the hill especially when I could have easily polished off everything without even breaking a sweat. Read. Minute portions. Service was generally quite good but more needs to be done about everything else.

    See all my pictures here

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    Comments on this review:
    1. Bobo
      Bobo said:
      Wah you quite kind... give 2 stars...
      06 Feb 2008 at 12:29 am
    2. Polarbear
      Polarbear said:
      Sounds bad huh?
      06 Feb 2008 at 12:36 am
    3. claud
      claud said:
      I read in one of the mag. They highly recommended this place leh. Hmmm
      06 Feb 2008 at 9:09 am
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