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From the Burpple community

Lockdown 2: The Encore That Absolutely Nobody Wanted, Needed Or Even Asked For is hitting most Singaporeans extra hard, but none have it harder than the restauranteurs & other F&B proprietors. One of those who’ve been utterly slapped in the face by the no dine in government order is @clapcafe.sg, who was slated to officially open yesterday, the 17th of April. However, since the 16th was the start of the ban, they had to hurriedly throw a soft launch on the 15th, Saturday. Glad they did, and I’m glad I discovered them after about a half dozen pints of beer.⠀

Sure, hot chocolate may not necessarily be the best thing to stave off any unnecessary acts of drunkenness, but it sure is comforting. Clap does a ridiculously indecent rendition too, with three different kinds of chocolate melted down into the delicious Dirty Chocolate ($8 nett). If I remember correctly, the bossman, Frank, informed me that it was a mixture of melted dark chocolate, premium quality cocoa powder, and…well, I forgot. I’ve got an excuse for that, and it’s called ‘six pints before’.⠀

What I do remember, though, is that this hot choccy is incredibly chocolatey and only very mildly sweet. You can definitely taste the bitterness from the dark chocolate that’s been melted in, and the creamy concoction strikes the perfect equilibrium between bitter, sweet, smooth, and luscious. Of course, gotta have the marshmallow. Can’t forget the marshmallow.⠀

While I do think that it could be a touch thicker in body and the flavours could be enhanced with a sprinkling of coarse salt on top, it’s a hearty hot chocolate that’ll make you feel like you’re snuggled cosily into your safety blanket. It may be a Dirty Choccy, but it’s nothing but pure bliss.⠀

I wish @clapcafe.sg all the best in these gruelling (albeit completely avoidable) times, and I think they’re still open for coffees/teas/Dirty Chocolates to go, plus you can bag one of their homemade pecan tarts or Basque cheesecakes to go. It’s a lovely little café that needs all the help it can get, so please go and get a delicious drink from them to support them.


Heard about Clap Cafe at Waterloo Street — a new cafe that had opened their doors pretty recently just beside Kurasu, being in its soft launch for family and friends on 15 May 2021; just a day before the measures for COVID-19 Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) were implemented, where dine-in would be disallowed from 16 May 2021 to 13 June 2021 (tentatively). Apart from specialty coffee, Clap Cafe also serves up loose leaf tea, fizzy concoctions and cakes as well — quirky beverage options include Dirty Chocolate and Pumpkin Latte. Found ourselves going for the following:

- Basque Cheesecake;
- Maple Pecan Tart; and
- White

Wasn’t too much a fan of their Basque Cheesecake; lacks that oozy, melty texture that I would really like — their version was one that was somewhat loose and airy, missing out of the rich, velvety and near-jelak sinfulness that one often associated with the cake. In comparison, the Maple Pecan Tart fared much better — the pecan providing a soft crunch that reveals a nutty note that goes so well with the sweet fragrance of maple that is not overly saccharine beneath the top layer; all that against the buttery tart layer that actually holds up to the fork really well. A dessert that would work well with the Black; it’s flavour profile being pretty complimenting to the roasty aroma of well-brewed specialty coffee. The White was well-pulled here — a medium-bodied cuppa with an earthy and roasty note; a cuppa fit for a great mid-day perk-me-up.

Felt that the cafe’s high ceilings make for a great hangout over coffee with an environment that is well-lit and airy once they open for dine-in operations. But in the meanwhile, do give Clap Coffee a try if one is in the area — tough times it is now especially for a new entrant into the F&B scene; would really wish that more people can get to know of their existence for how there can never be one good coffee place too many around.