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Shots: A Cafe on Ann Siang Hill

14 April 2010

Just across the street from the popular and charming K Ki lies a new coffee hideout called Shots where you can sip on a hot or cold cuppa to wile your afternoon away. Take your seat outside to enjoy the natural breeze (of which, there is little along Ann Siang Hill to be honest), or seek refuge in the air-conditioned indoors.

Walking into the small interior of Shots feels like walking into a little private art gallery with several tasteful pictures on display. Service here is commendable as the baristas are warm and friendly, though I do feel that it can be a wee bit unsettling to have a mini book "altar" of Pastor Joseph Prince's books right up at the centre of the counter. It's quite in-your-face, but at least there was no attempt to sell one of those books to me. Just coffee for me will do.

Caffe Mocha

The Caffe Mocha was quite alright, and it warms you up inside nicely. It was a good gesture to add in a tiny macaron, but truth be told it's one of the oddest macarons that I've tried because it's way too soft, almost like a marshmallow in fact. Didn't have much of a flavour to it so I just slurped it up with the mocha.

Apologies for the poor photography this time round, Rachel (yes, that's the name of my DSLR) wasn't feeling very right this afternoon. Be prepared to endure such things when you give your camera a feminine name I guess, haha! One of the baristas, who could very well be the owner, was looking at me struggling with the camera and at the end (and with a smile) offered me a brochure about the photography courses offered by Shots. Oooh, so it's more than shots of coffee, but of photography as well! Took me a while to realise that heh.

Very good.

$5.80 for the caffe mocha

8 Ann Siang Hill.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

13 Foodie Comments:

Angeline said...

i was there with my colleague last week. I thought their cappuccino was not bad. They are one of the remaining cafe that roast & blend their own coffee.

April 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM
*Harris said...

Hey angel. The coffee was alright, just the macaron was too soft... You didn't try their cakes too? Saw this mocha cheesecake.

April 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM
Angeline said...

I didn't try many macarons to ascertain how a good macaron should taste like. But I do enjoy the macaron here. At least it is not hollow or cloyingly sweet. Should a good macaron be softer or firmer? I'm really not too sure about it though.

April 14, 2010 at 7:43 PM
*Harris said...

I would think slightly firmer than the ones here :)

April 14, 2010 at 8:39 PM
Anonymous said...

heh. Rachel is jealous. =p

April 14, 2010 at 9:16 PM
*Harris said...

Another reason why my camera is female: it was difficult taking a shot of the coffee because it kept focusing on the flowers. Think I told you that before heh ;)

April 14, 2010 at 9:19 PM
HungryTrotters said...

Rachel, keep up with Harris ok? :) He just wanted a cup of coffee...but don't worry, you still took good pictures *wink*

I'll try their coffee soon...I'm still looking for that coffee place where i can give thumbs up :)

April 14, 2010 at 10:15 PM
*Harris said...

heh, its quite funny how every1 is referring to rachel as though she's my co-blogger haha. by the way, you cld try kki's nespresso too :)

April 14, 2010 at 11:15 PM
Xinli said...

haha a camera with a personality!

is it me, or that familar plant decor has been appearing a few places like Kichn, K ki and Shots.

April 15, 2010 at 12:55 AM
*Harris said...

i remember reading somewhere that it comes fr a single supplier. why everyone is using that suddenly i'm not sure haha, but maybe its adorable n easy to maintain?

April 15, 2010 at 1:03 AM
Xinli said...

heh, it does look adorable with a Muji feel to it.

April 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM
*Harris said...

Complete with the semi wood, semi plastic decor :)

April 15, 2010 at 10:28 AM
Anonymous said...

If you're looking for a 15sgd sandwich that is made up of a thin slice of eggplant, two pieces of capscium and some melted cheese to go with your coffee, Shots is your place!

Nice location, decent atmosphere; however, the service is a 2/10 on a good day and the food is terribly overpriced.

August 21, 2011 at 4:31 PM

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