Thus Coffee – The New Kid With the Prettiest Matcha Lava Cake
Thus Coffee — what a unique name! Upon further investigation, I discovered that Thus Coffee was so named, as the owners ardently believe that “All good things begin with a cup of coffee”, including business deals. Thus the name, Thus Coffee. Interesting much?
Opened just 4 months ago, Thus Coffee is the perfect afternoon spot to hang out or read a book at. With ample seats and soothing music, it is no wonder that Thus Coffee is a great location for striking a business deal.
A pretty drink is too good to pass up. As such, we ordered the Summer Cooler, which promised to be a thirst quencher. True enough, it was a cool relief on a hot day — a pleasant concoction of soda water and lemonade. However, a stronger citrus taste would be nice. While the Summer Cooler was a rejuvenating perk-me-up, $8 for a mix of lemonade and soda water is, in my opinion, too steep a price.
The highlight of the day arrived at our table, inciting “oohs” and “aahs”. Looking like a fine masterpiece, the Berry Matcha Lava cake ($15) was adorned with a medley of fruits such as grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and a berry coulis. Flower petals and mint leaves further brightened the rich green colour of the lava cake. In essence, this Berry Matcha Lava cake is the epitome of what you would term “too pretty to eat”.
The Berry Matcha Lava cake tasted as good as it looked, or even better, for that matter. The matcha taste shone throughout the entire dish, and the oozy lava cake achieved a perfect balance of sweetness and matcha flavour. The fruits complemented the rich cake by adding a refreshing burst of liveliness. Overall, the Berry Matcha lava cake was outstanding, and beautifully presented.
Next, we tried the Wagyu Beef Grain Bowl ($20). While the beef was soft and had a nice bite, I felt it was slightly gamey and a touch bland. Perhaps they could have been more more generous with the seasoning. However, I liked that the grain bowl comprised an interesting mix of barley and quinoa grains, even though I must say that it is an acquired taste. Additionally, the egg atop the beef was cooked to runny perfection! While the tau gay in the grain bowl was crunchy, it was slightly out of place and did not complement the dish very well.
The interior design of Thus Coffee is pretty fascinating. The friendly owner points to a mosaic design on the floor, which reads “Jiao Ta Shi Di” in Hanyu Pinyin. According to the owner, “Ta shi” literally translates to “Thus” in Korean and Mandarin. Another reason for this intriguing mosaic is to remind customers to watch their steps. Pretty clever, I must say!
The calming atmosphere, soothing music and especially the Berry Matcha Lava Cake makes Thus Coffee rather attractive. I can definitely see myself bringing my family and friends here in the future. Thus Coffee, truly where good things begin.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.