The Dark Gallery Cafe

June 11, 2018

Promotion

[1] Daily 1-For-1 Specialty Coffee
[2] The Dark Gallery Loyalty Card- Collect 1 Stamp with every S$15 spent. Stamps can be used to redeem for Dark Gallery Products. Check in store for details.

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Shop/Food Review

Ms Teatime Says:

As a dessert lover, I have been wanting to visit The Dark Gallery for their dark chocolate desserts since they opened their first outlet at Millenia Walk last year. But somehow my virgin visit only materialised after they opened their flagship outlet at Takashimaya recently.

 
The Dark Gallery at Takashimaya

Taking over one part of the gigantic space previously occupied by the Royal Sporting House in the basement of Takashimaya, this flagship cafe is more spacious and comfortable (compared to the Millenia Walk outlet) and also includes an separate retail space for dark chocolate confections.

Being my first time here, I was at a lost regarding what to order. Should it be one of their single-origin platters, plated desserts, gelato, artisan confections, signature chocolate drinks, Mod-Bar® pour-overs or the one-for-one coffees using Common Man Coffee Roasters' espresso?

Mod-Bar® Single Origin Pour Over Coffee

I decided to post the question to the friendly cashier and she was really helpful. 100 Brownie Points to her for the service! I took her drinks suggestion and ordered their Signature 66% Dark Chocolate and a Single Origin Pour Over Coffee that's prepared by Singapore’s first Mod-Bar® pour-over and steam system. This system is supposedly able to follow exact time interval and water volume recipes and allows the user to control the brew temperature, saturation and flow rate to extract the best brew from the beans. For confections, I decided on a tea cake and chocolate scone.

To be honest, apart from the yummy tea cake, I wasn't impressed with the rest of my orders. Chocolate scone was not memorable. Signature Dark Chocolate tasted good but was not as thick as I would have liked; it was underwhelming for a chocolate specialty chocolate cafe. Pour over coffee was just meh and I was left wondering what the fuss is about the Mod-Bar® pour-over and steam system. Oh well, perhaps I chose the wrong beans for the pour over and to be fair, I am no coffee connoisseur.

Anyway, having seen alot of raves about their dark chocolate gelato and dark chocolate cake, I shall try these before I conclude how I really feel about The Dark Gallery.

 

Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Signature 66% Dark Chocolate (S$7 Nett)
It's a nice drink but underwhelming for a chocolate specialty cafe.
Single Origin Pour Over (S$6.50 Nett)
Hmmm.. After tasting this, I still don't know what the fuss surrounding Mod-Bar® is about. But then I am no coffee connoisseur.
Tea Cake Cara Coconut (S$6 Nett)
I like the tea cake. Subtle sweetness with fragrant coconut shavings.
Scone Chocolate (S$3.50 Nett)
Pretty average. Not bad but not memorable.

Outlets

The Dark Gallery Cafe @Takashimaya

391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya #B2-29, S238873
Map     Directions     +65 6935 2603     Website     WhatsApp Share
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Orchard, Somerset

Opening Hours

Daily: 11am to 10pm

Value Added Service(s)

Free WiFi, Free Iced Water, Charging Points

Payment Terms

Nett Prices (Cash/Nets/Credit Card)

Promotion

[1] Daily 1-For-1 Specialty Coffee
[2] The Dark Gallery Loyalty Card- Collect 1 Stamp with every S$15 spent. Stamps can be used to redeem for Dark Gallery Products. Check in store for details.



The Dark Gallery Cafe

June 11, 2018

Promotion

[1] Daily 1-For-1 Specialty Coffee
[2] The Dark Gallery Loyalty Card- Collect 1 Stamp with every S$15 spent. Stamps can be used to redeem for Dark Gallery Products. Check in store for details.

Shop/Food Review ▼ Food Photos ▼ Menu ▼ Outlets ▼


Shop/Food Review

Ms Teatime Says:

As a dessert lover, I have been wanting to visit The Dark Gallery for their dark chocolate desserts since they opened their first outlet at Millenia Walk last year. But somehow my virgin visit only materialised after they opened their flagship outlet at Takashimaya recently.

The Dark Gallery at Takashimaya

Taking over one part of the gigantic space previously occupied by the Royal Sporting House in the basement of Takashimaya, this flagship cafe is more spacious and comfortable (compared to the Millenia Walk outlet) and also includes an separate retail space for dark chocolate confections.

Being my first time here, I was at a lost regarding what to order. Should it be one of their single-origin platters, plated desserts, gelato, artisan confections, signature chocolate drinks, Mod-Bar® pour-overs or the one-for-one coffees using Common Man Coffee Roasters' espresso?

Mod-Bar® Single Origin Pour Over Coffee

I decided to post the question to the friendly cashier and she was really helpful. 100 Brownie Points to her for the service! I took her drinks suggestion and ordered their Signature 66% Dark Chocolate and a Single Origin Pour Over Coffee that's prepared by Singapore’s first Mod-Bar® pour-over and steam system. This system is supposedly able to follow exact time interval and water volume recipes and allows the user to control the brew temperature, saturation and flow rate to extract the best brew from the beans. For confections, I decided on a tea cake and chocolate scone.

To be honest, apart from the yummy tea cake, I wasn't impressed with the rest of my orders. Chocolate scone was not memorable. Signature Dark Chocolate tasted good but was not as thick as I would have liked; it was underwhelming for a chocolate specialty chocolate cafe. Pour over coffee was just meh and I was left wondering what the fuss is about the Mod-Bar® pour-over and steam system. Oh well, perhaps I chose the wrong beans for the pour over and to be fair, I am no coffee connoisseur.

Anyway, having seen alot of raves about their dark chocolate gelato and dark chocolate cake, I shall try these before I conclude how I really feel about The Dark Gallery.


Food Photos

See photos of food that My Food Story has tasted. Recommended food are marked with ().
Signature 66% Dark Chocolate (S$7 Nett)
It's a nice drink but underwhelming for a chocolate specialty cafe.
Single Origin Pour Over (S$6.50 Nett)
Hmmm.. After tasting this, I still don't know what the fuss surrounding Mod-Bar® is about. But then I am no coffee connoisseur.
Tea Cake Cara Coconut (S$6 Nett)
I like the tea cake. Subtle sweetness with fragrant coconut shavings.
Scone Chocolate (S$3.50 Nett)
Pretty average. Not bad but not memorable.

Outlets

The Dark Gallery Cafe @Takashimaya

391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya #B2-29, S238873
Map     Directions     +65 6935 2603     Website
MRT Stations (within 800 metres)

Orchard, Somerset

Opening Hours

Daily: 11am to 10pm

Value Added Service(s)

Free WiFi, Free Iced Water, Charging Points

Payment Terms

Nett Prices (Cash/Nets/Credit Card)

Promotion

[1] Daily 1-For-1 Specialty Coffee
[2] The Dark Gallery Loyalty Card- Collect 1 Stamp with every S$15 spent. Stamps can be used to redeem for Dark Gallery Products. Check in store for details.



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