- < $10
Mama mia! Ima Nota Lova Of Da Cova!
I once had an Italian boss who swore Cova was authentically Italian and served the most delicious Italian cuisine he'd ever tasted in Singapore. I'm convinced he was just being patriotic though.
Befitting its Paragon location, Cova caters to the higher echelon of spenders. Liveried wait staff, porcelain crockery and olde worlde furnishings all contribute to a seriously moneyed atmosphere. This place is a popular haunt for the ladies who lunch, for whom plastic surgery is the new black. It is very fun to play Guess Who Did What To Her Face while munching on dainty little sandwiches and sipping Darjeeling.
The food is totally average. Nothing tastes especially amazing, considering the high price point. This is a simple case of creating exclusivity by price, so that the privileged can pay for the privilege of not having to dine with the peasantry.
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Laid back experience!
Cova is a high society pastry shop set up in Milan in the 1819.
Situated in Paragon of Orchard Road as a franchise outlet, Cova draws in
many patrons even in the non peak hours. There are many waiter and waitresses dressed smartly in black, on standby to serve you. The location and origin of this pastry shop may be intimidating due to the perception of high cost. However, it is a very laidback place to hang out at. There will be no gawking from the staffs nor will you feel out of place.
In fact, the pastries and tea are ranged from $7.50 onwards. A high tea set of a slice of cake and a pot of tea cost $14. The sandwiches or main course cost from $12 onwards.
In their range of beverages, there are wines, beers, tea and juices.
The environment is overall awesome however I wasn’t quite pleased with the staff’s product knowledge. If they can be more helpful in suggestions while patrons are considering which dishes to choose from, I would be rest assure to have a pleasant meal.
As I was lazy to head down to the pastry counter, I requested the staff to name me their cake for the day. She mentioned 5 names available on that day; however, I could catch only partial words of the full name. Means I hear words like, Hazelnut#$#$#, Vanilla!@#$#, and a French$@$#%. I needed the waitress to repeat and I could hardly understand. So I chose the word that sounds safer – Hazelnut. I ordered a Christmas tea, praying hard it would be a nice blend.
The hazelnut was a surprise as it is a chocolate cake while the Christmas tea was awful. I wished the staff had advised me of what I would expect. That will make a great difference, as a good meal will ensure an awesome day ahead. Yes, the Hazelnut Cake ended my high tea at a high note.
Do head down to Cova!