I used to be a big fan of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) when I was in college, remembering how I used to carelessly spend those S$5 over dollars for the Ice Blend Mocha, earning a stamp on a pink card for every drink purchased.
Now I really wonder how I seriously managed to afford those drinks back then. My allowance was certainly not high…. and the drinks….. in those times and age…. well. Would be considered very pricey. Hmmmm.
My loyalty has over the years dwindled, now I am more a Starbucks fan.. aside from those Bubble Tea cravings. Then again, maybe it is an age issue… that now I feel I no longer like “super sweet” food items, particularly drinks. The sweetest I possibly can take are the ones with ice, that will gradually melt and dilute the drinks.
One work weekday, the ex-colleague and I stole some time off to pamper ourselves with some “high class” coffee. There was no convenient Starbucks too near office, neither was the ex-colleague into traditional Kopi… we found ourselves in CBTL.
I’ve never had a proper meal in CBTL (not that I can recall at least)… so I was no good in advising the friend on what to order. I’ve had their cakes once or twice and found them to be too rich… I cannot stomach it. Yes.. Not even when I was younger.
I had the Ice Mocha while the friend had his usual Ultimate Ice Blend which, he unsuccessfully tried convincing me to order as well. Claiming it to be the “Best Drink” in the world. -.-
In addition, he had the Chicken Sandwich… Ha. That unfortunately did not get good reviews from the diner. Much to improve on there, CBTL…. *winkz*
One thing good about CBTL is, most, if not all the outlets I have come across are rarely packed full. Comparatively, to Starbucks. So, it makes for a good place to chill, chat with friends and simply, people watch…. :)