November8 Coffee & Company Hot
Nestled in a well hidden spot here in Thomson V Two, serves a great selection of coffee and mouth-watering foods. Expect only the best dining experience and great service here at November 8!
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 4 user(s)
Quiet & spacious
It is pretty challenging trying to locate November 8 but it was all well the effort circling Thomson V Two as the moment we stepped in, we were greeted by the strong aroma of coffee and waffles. What I liked about the cafe is its spaciousness. They could really have packed many more tables but it is a good choice not to as most of the cafes nowadays are packed too close for comfort. However, some of the tables and chairs at November 8 were a little too low for a comfortable meal.
We ordered a big breakfast and waffles with sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs.The big breakfast was pretty filing with bacon, sausage, ham, tomato, Sautéed Mushroom & Roasted Potato served on Focaccia Bread with Scrambled Eggs.I actually really enjoyed the breakfast set as it comes with everything that a breakfast set should have! The scrambled eggs were well done, runny yet not too wet. The focaccia bread was actually really really really good. It was toasted to perfection, crispy all over such that it was like crunching on a biscuit. The waffles on the other hand was average. Slightly on the soggy side but it went well with the eggs, bacon and sausage.
It is quite amazing how November 8 does not have a kitchen, just a tiny stove and an oven but yet, they are able to produce pretty decent food.
Sweet potato fries!
I was at Nov 8 cafe for a wedding reception so I'm not that inclined to talk about the normal menu and cafe experience but we were served a couple of things from the kitchen and the spicy sweet potato fries were so unexpectedly good!
They very kindly put a plate of fries on all the tables and at first I dismissed it because I was looking forward to the catered dinner reception but once I took a bite I couldn't stop eating it and eventually I had very little belly space left for dinner. Depending on how you like your fries, this was a little bit soggy but very well seasoned and flavorful.
They also served up waffles and we were told it's the cafe special. Not big on that so all I can say is it tasted pretty decent, but I only had a bite (I blame it on the fries) so don't take my word for it. Service was good they were really attentive even though the entire cafe was closed and booked for the event and it was probably the biggest crowd they've had to accommodate.
Great ambience, pricey, average coffee
After my CCA mate and I had a disappointing experience at One Man Coffee (refer to my review on that), we found November 8 well-hidden in a corner of Upper Thomson. Once again, we were disappointed... it was like a day of cafe-hopping between disappointing cafes.
The ambience of the place was really nice though. It was spacious, with art on the walls and a cosy corner with a sofa, a tv and a guitar. The design on the glass door was really nice too. It wasn't crowded when we went and I thought it would be a really good place to study - just not to dine.
We were hoping to get a proper meal after our Trauma-At-One-Man-Coffee and so we entered November 8 and took a look at the menu, which was nothing more extensive than the one at One Man Coffee. It was just a page long and there wasn't much variety. Furthermore, most of the main courses were about $16-$20. We both just ended up buying a latte, which was okay but not particularly good.
I'd recommend this place to those who seek a place to relax but not to those who go for food over ambience.
Great place but disappointing food
The cafe was well hidden inside. Simple cement floor with colourful walls makes up the place. The place was packed but we have a sofa seat to relax on. Menu was a simple one piece of paper on board.
Came with a beautiful latte art on top. Taste wise would prefer it to be stronger.
Snow Daisy Tea ($6/ pot)
The tea was not bad with a kind of flowery taste, but became quite bitter after sometimes.
Potato Rosti ($16)
Freshly made Rosti served with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Gormet Pork Sausage
We had waited the longest time for this dish. The rosti was char burnt and tasted a bit bitter on one side while the other side felt quite oily. The scrambled egg was not creamy enough.
Waffle with Ice Cream ($8)
The waffle was average, not fluffy but with a crispy edge and more on the thin side.
Overall the food was simply cannot make it. But it was quite a relaxing place with Mr Bean showing on the screen. By the way if you had a little kid with you, there was a rocking horse made of bamboo to play with. Service was more on the slow side. Also had a bit of problem when billing. The cashier had problem finding the bill. In end I just told him what I had ordered.