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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

Chronicles of my Afternoon Tea at Java Detour

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Follow me as I scour The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands for delectable tea break treats for my rumbling tummy!

It was 2pm on a Monday afternoon and I was starved of…

… a good afternoon tea.

They always say, a hungry woman is an angry woman. Well, I say a woman deprived of her afternoon tea is an angry woman too!

So to prevent my deprivation from inducing more anger and grumpiness, I began searching for the ideal coffee house at Marina Bay Sands to satisfy my afternoon tea cravings.

Look what I spotted from a distance!

It was coffee guru – Java Detour!

Java Detour is undisputedly one of San Francisco’s top coffee houses. They follow a very strict ‘quality pledge’ by making sure that their coffee beans are 100% organic sourced from the best known coffee growing regions in the world and hand roasted in micro-batches.

So you know we have hit the jackpot when Java Detour decided to expand its presence by opening a new outlet on our sunny shores. The best part is – besides world-renowned freshly brewed coffee, Java Detour also serves appetizing Mrs. Fields cookies and Mrs. Fields cookie frappes, along with organic teas, 100% fruit smoothies, and fresh pastries and breakfast sandwiches for the ultimate high tea experience!

I entered the Java Detour premises and was immediately charmed by their intimate ambiance, delightful pastries and warm service.

The cafe provides free wifi service so you can enjoy your nice cup of coffee while assessing the internet on your electronic devices.

My face lit up when I saw the legendary Java Detour coffee on their brown walls.

So before I sink my teeth into their delicious goodies, I decided to order something from their Coffee and Tea menu – a Green Tea Frappe to quench my ‘Java Detour Specialty’ thirst. 🙂

Hey! The latte was surprisingly good! Its sweet dairy taste was nicely accompanied by the strong revitalizing aroma of matcha (powder green tea). Aaah… Heavenly!

My lovely afternoon tea session was also joined by these beautiful ladies – Grace and Karen.

The food has finally arrived!

Yay! Nom nom nom!

First up was Roast Chicken with Green Apple Salad – SGD12.50

I thought the salad was rather exotic with a fruit and meat combo so I was slightly skeptical at first.

But guess what? I was awed by its surprisingly sweet and stimulating taste. The chicken was lightly layered with balsamic vinegar so it oozed a nice aroma. I thought the delicious appley flavor of the crunchy apples also gave it a good refreshing twist!

4 Honeyz crowns!

Next we were served palatable sandwiches as our main course.

Bacon and Green Apple Sandwich (Customized) – SGD13.50

Feel free to customize your sandwiches at Java Detour too! This was originally the Roast Chicken and Bacon sandwich but we removed the roast chicken to taste the richness of the bacon. Well, also because we had roast chicken in our last dish. 😛

Anyway, the bacon had a rather strong flavor. I was glad it was not as salty as the ones I had before. Again, the crunchy green apple added a refreshing zest to the sandwich. For its tasty ciabatta and salt-free bacon, I award it 3.5 Honeyz crowns!

Haha… I think I’m beginning to sound like a sandwich connoisseur. 😛

Next up! Smoked Salmon and Avocado Sandwich – SGD13.50

Wow! The smoked salmon was endearing and delicious!

The smokey taste coupled with the fresh buttery flavor of the avocado made it the ultimate killer!

I like how both flavors did not overpower each other but instead complemented each other to exude a unique and savory taste. I was also a fan of the baked edges of the bread which were pleasantly crispy.

For its wholesome ingredients and splendid taste, 4.5 Honeyz crowns!

Once we were done with our mains, we were swiftly served dessert that we selected earlier.

Chocolate Therapy – SGD7.50

This cake was truly out of this world I tell you! I always thought it is a brilliant idea to ice the cake with dark chocolate ganache and place it on top of a yummy hazelnut crunch base.

This cake did all of the above with perfection. 5 Honeyz crowns!

Japanese Cheesecake – SGD7.50

I always have a penchant for cheesecakes so the Japanese Cheesecake definitely topped our order list. As I was looking forward to a rich and creamy cheesecake, its light flavor was slightly disappointing for me. Its redeeming factor was probably its velvety smooth texture.

3 Honeyz crowns!

We culminated our afternoon tea session with some Assorted Mini Macarons – SGD10.

Juxtaposed these baby macarons with their regular-sized counterparts for comparison.

The mini macarons score in the looks and taste department. They had a softer and chewier center than the regular ones. Their outer layer was also crispier than usual. And I like that I can save calories and try a variety of flavors. 😀

4 Honeyz crowns!

To view the complete menu, visit

Besides in-house dining, you can also bring Java Detour home by purchasing their coffee and tea products from the cafe.

I had a wonderful afternoon of awesome company, cheery banter, delicious gourmet and yummy macarons at Java Detour!

For your perfect blend of taste and ambiance too, visit Java Detour at:

2 Bayfront Ave, #01-30 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972

For more information on their opening hours and menus, contact them at +65 6688 7034 or visit their website at

Your friend, Juliana

Disclaimer: Please be rest assured that even though the food and services were sponsored, it does not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are genuine and honest.



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