Met up with Kaylie and little Keona in the afternoon for a high tea session. We had actually planned out to try Sweet As Sara at Airport Mall but the desserts’ selection did not look appealing to me. So, Kaylie suggested that we head over to Citis Square instead.
I waited for her for almost half an hour as she told me that she will be running late. I decided to go early today as I had not been punctual lately when it comes to meet up. And Times Square area is always congested on weekends. Bingo! It was indeed congested and the basement parking at Airport Mall was full. The parking attendant ended up blocking the basement parking entrance.
Thank goodness I managed to find a parking spot after turning one round. But Kaylie was rather unfortunate. She had to do a couple of turns before she managed to get a spot. She arrived three something with little Keona. We met up at Chatime first before deciding where to head afterwards. We wanted to try Wing-it but the place was packed and inconvenient as we have a baby stroller with us. So, we ended up at Rafia’s VK Cafe.
This cafe used to be a home based bakery on Instagram and Facebook if I am not mistaken. I remembered seeing their Instagram profile before this cafe was set up. Cafe is cozy and comfortable with ample space to walk around.
The desserts they have at the moment which includes cookies, buns, frosted cupcakes, macaroons, cheesecake and flavored cinnamon rolls!
Cappuccino | B$4.00
Kaylie’s choice of drink, which she finds ordinary and nothing to shout about. The cup size is smaller than the standard one served at Coffee Bean though.
Flat White | B$4.50
My choice of drink, which I drank without adding sugar. Kinda got used to drinking bitter coffees nowadays. The bitter it is, the better. The good thing about Rafia’s VK Cafe is that the barista would ask you if you’d like regular or skimmed milk for your coffee. Thank goodness for that. Whenever I go to Starbucks or Coffee Bean nowadays, I will ask for skimmed milk for my lattes. And I don’t go for flavored latte anymore.
Original Cinnamon Roll | B$2.50
I know this does not look appealing in any way. I could not find a better angle for this as I was holding little Keona at the time while Kaylie prepares her milk. And this little Keona was trying to grab the camera’s strap. LOL!
There are three flavors you could choose from for their Cinnamon Rolls – Original, Green Tea & Chocolate. I chose the Original one of course. And it came with their special cream cheese sauce. I requested the barista to lessen the portion of the cream cheese sauce for me but it still came out this much! If I were to order this again, I will request the barista to completely omit the cream cheese sauce.
The Cinnamon Roll was good but I think I will like it better without the cream cheese sauce. Kaylie did not like the sauce but little Keona sure loved it. Kept on licking her lips for more.
Soft Baked Double Chocolate Chip Cookie | B$2.50
Kaylie’s! I did not try this as cookies do not appeal to me anymore unless they are from Subway. Kaylie did not like her cookie as she found it to be too powdery in texture.
Rafia’s VK Cafe
G13, First Floor,
Kampung Jaya Setia,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
1300 – 2000 (Sunday – Thursday)
1500 – 2100 (Friday & Saturday)