It was a Tuesday night when I went with my friend. Saw all the good reviews for this cafe and thought that it would be a good place to have a quick and chill dinner near times square.
Slightly tricky for first-timers to spot the entrance for this cafe. Indeed, as per its name ("Café Corridor"), it involved us spotting and going through a long corridor to reach the Café
We arrived just before 8pm. The Café was actually very small with quite a lot of tables. When I visited, there were not a lot of customers at all (only 2 other tables were occupied); but I could envisage a very loud and busy café during weekends (perhaps NOT the best place for a quiet chat and a long stay).
The light was quite dim, food and drinks offered all scribbled onto the blackboard with different colours of chalks; the place certainly felt cosy!
Not much service involved, a small café afterall. Order to be placed by yourself at the cashier, but food would be brought to your table.
As expected (and thus no disappointment), not a wide variety of food was served. We both ordered the full english breakfast and smoothies. Would really love to try their coffee, but it was getting late and I was not keen to have further caffeine intake for that day. The preparation of the full english breakfast did not take long and we were served swiftly.
~all day breakfast~
~all day breakfast~
GOOD presentation. The ketchup smiley face was cute and a very nice touch (i also saw from other reviews that they did similar smiley faces for other dishes, and of course, amazing latte art!)
The food, however, was unexciting. There was some scramble egg, a piece of hashbrown, a few mini sausages, a piece of toast/bread and some salad. Scramble egg was very mediocre and unmemorable, way too well-done... good that it was topped with pepper and salt (which did not only make it look better, but taste better). Hashbrown was a bit soggy, the cute smiley face made me smile though. Mini sausages were just the normal and uninspiring ones you could easily purchase from any supermarket and cook yourself; I was served with 5 pieces.. hmm.... there was a piece of toast/bread (certainly not just a piece of bread since it was lightly toasted but not reaching the "toasted" level) topped with some melting butter.. salad which is a few pieces of green.
Enough said. Unexciting, just okay.
....BUT I have NOT tried their coffee!!
This "(only)-ok-review" does not mean that I will never return. I have not tried their coffee and would love to!
Despite the not very exciting food (for me, the full english breakfast), this place has its selling points (apart from coffee; a simple, semi-hidden-away, cosy cafe right opposite to times square! ) and its undeniable appeal with NICE latte art and CUTE ketchup "drawings" (which would undoubtedly bring a smile on your face; it did the magic for me).
This reminds me of the rule of success and the importance of "positioning" and "packaging".
And I hope this reminds us - do not underestimate each and every little touch and act you did, you could have made someone smile
Let the joy in your heart overflow and water everyone you meet.