The Affogato Lounge - A Scrumptious Affair!

You don't want to miss this.

By Srika Nambiar

July 11 2019

Following the success of The Affogato Bar at Cluny Court - the first standalone coffee bar in Asia to specialize in affogato desserts and innovative coffee brews, The Affogato Group has opened doors to its new second concept, The Affogato Lounge, at KēSa House along 55 Keong Saik Road.

They offer specialty coffee from Ozone Coffee Roasters (New Zealand) with fresh coffee beans flown in twice a month. In addition to enjoying the coffee on its own, each blend of coffee has been made a star in its unique affogato creation. The Affogato Lounge presents new indulgence for coffee lovers at KēSa House. Enjoy decadent Affogato desserts, curated cocktails, hearty bites, and a good cuppa!

STYLEGUIDE had the opportunity to give their delightful food and desserts a try and we dare say it was one of our most delectable experiences yet. Whether you're a coffee lover or you simply are looking for some self-indulgence, The Affogato Lounge is sure not to disappoint!

 

 The Affogatos 

Coco Black

Celebrating the launch of The Affogato Lounge, The Affogato Group has unveiled its first ever Asian-inspired affogato dessert – Coco Black ($17). The pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) affogato is served with Kaya bread pudding, fresh coconut ice cream and drizzled with Empire which brings with it hints of berry jam, chocolate, and caramel. Empire is Ozone Roaster’s flagship espresso blend that packs as much sweetness, chocolate, and caramel into an espresso as possible. It is also the starlet in Fleur de Caramel ($15) and Crème de la Malt ($14).

Tiramisu

Paramount, with its deep, smooth and dark roast takes the lead in The Affogato Lounge’s first alcoholic affogato – Tiramisu ($20). Poured over The Affogato’s Lounge’s unique deconstructed take on the traditional Italian dessert, Paramount lends a hint of dark chocolate and muscovado sugar to complete the sweet, creamy mascarpone, crunchy ladyfingers, and dark espresso ice cream ensemble!

  

 The Trilogy

The Trilogy ($16), a favorite among chocolate lovers, comprises of a 70% dark chocolate sorbet, caramel blanc, and single origin dark cocoa served with Fitzroy, a beautifully aromatic coffee rich in flavor with floral and fruit notes in the front, and a lingering chocolate finish. The coffee blend also goes with Hazelnette ($17) for those who prefer a nutty and creamier option. All affogatos are served with micro-batch ice cream freshly made in-house, pacotized to ensure minimal air, and the smooth, creamy texture all around.

Cocktails

The Affogato Lounge’s cocktail selection is a three-act showcase of yin and yang with coffee, tea, and marmalade.

 

Auburn

Concocted with Singaporean tea brand Pryce Tea, The Affogato Bar has designed Ashen and Auburn. The former is a combination Pryce Tea’s Collyer Quay, a liquid gold blend of Lapsang Souchong and Assam black tea, citrus and bourbon whiskey. Served with star anise torched right at the very end, the drink carries smokiness through the nose and right into the peaty flavor of the tea. The latter is a gin-based sour cocktail, mixed with Vanda Miss Joaquim, a tie guan yin and orchid petal blend that lends a calming and relaxing floral note to the drink. 

Bruno, a velvety cocktail made up of rum, maple and espresso with a creamy layer of foam at the top, invites you with the scent of a good, coffee roast and reels you in with a sweet and smooth finish. Its counterpart, Sienna is a dessert cocktail with Baileys Irish Cream and 70% dark cocoa, satisfying the desire for an alcoholic mocha.

Eldorado

In Twist, Straits Preserve’s award-winning Spice Island Marmalade and Tropical Calamansi take center stage in Eldorado and Savannah. Eldorado is a refreshing take on the whiskey sour, with a slight hint of sweet ginger and tropical notes. Savannah is a vodka mix with fresh blackberries and sweet basil that brings out the sweet and zesty flavor of the calamansi marmalade.
All cocktails are priced at $20 each.

Paninis, Bowls, and Quiches

Blue Swimmer Crab

Guests looking for a warm and hearty meal can look forward to the selections of paninis, bowls and baked quiches available at The Affogato Lounge. Recommended dishes include the Duck Croque Monsieur Panini ($16), Spicy Italian Panini($15), Italian Couscous Tuna Bowl ($15) and Blue Swimmer Crab Quiche ($13).

About the Affogato Group

The Affogato Group was conceived in 2017 by two friends with a mission to broaden the public’s perception of how coffee can be enjoyed. The duo launched The Affogato Bar at Cluny Court with their own repertoire of decadent affogato desserts and innovative coffee brew, making it the first of its kind in Asia. In addition to serving the quality coffee and affogato desserts that they are known for, the dessert bar also serves a curated selection of coffee and
tea cocktails to arouse the taste buds with life’s simple brews.

The Affogato Lounge is located at KēSa House, 55 Keong Saik Road, #01-02, Singapore 089158. For reservations, please call +65 9889 7005.

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