The close colleagues I can count with my fingers wished me all the best. A few got together for the farewell lunch with my call where it should be. We agreed, walking is convenient instead of driving in the busy as ever SS15. We walked and I said yes to Mille Crepe Cafe which by then the tables to fit around 16 customers already taken at the ground floor. Up we went to the second floor, stood around and back again to the ground floor because food from the kitchen downstairs to the upper dining area we weren't sure how effective will be.
Call it luck or saved by the bell, an empty table right at the end. The menu featuring Western and local cuisine we discussed and after deciding, another let's talk about the English ambiance - pretty pink, turf like carpet, flowery wall papers, artificial flowers and decorations on the walls. These well matched for the "catcha" and lovely set-up. Just that I felt the dining area could have bigger if the counter and glass chillers didn't take up 3/4 of the space. Sort of cramped and if there are customers standing around to pack food, comfort is compromised. Also, I had to control my volume gossiping about the two "we will die for the company" colleagues at the next table.
The stone grilled chicken chop smothered with homemade creamy-thick mushroom sauce I knew wouldn't be a let down and sure, the other colleague said the same. Served with similar vegetables and with mushy flowerily piped out potatoes, I admired the sprinkling of herbs to beautify the dish.
Just as bill was called for, I interrupted - "No please, what a waste coming to this restaurant known for their cakes. Come-on! Let's order the vanilla crepe, lemon crepe and red velvet cake and lovingly share".
These cakes, divinely superb, heavenly, soft and creamy and about all, simply melted once the first spoonful touched the taste buds. Well, colleagues smiled at me and though towards the end, we kept pushing the balance to each other, we didn't want to waste.
Vanilla the mille crepe cafe - attentive service as the waiter kept returning despite going up and down serving us and patiently stood while we couldn't decide if cakes should be the sweet ending,. Food - almost flawless for someone like me who don't fancy Western dishes and the ambiance will take you to a home of someone who had put in lots of effort.