Chock Full of Beans @ Blk 4 Changi Village Road

Le Chock Full of Beans.

Le Chock Full of Beans.

Chock Full of Beans is a quaint little cafe in Changi Village that is highly known for it’s cute yet fantastic 2D/3D latte art. The cafe has been around for quite some time already, building a reputation on those coveted latte arts, which has become a source of joy & popularity for customers who visit Chock.

Inside the cafe.

Inside the cafe.

Aesthetic
As you can see in the interior photo above, the seats inside the cafe is extremely limited with the majority of the cafe’s seating being alfresco. The decor inside the cafe is very modern, with brick walls & wooden panels. The colour palette of the place is quite reminiscent of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Wooden patio furniture fill the alfresco seating area outside, including a high table & high stools. It may not look like it in the day, but it’s a popular hangout spot for people to enjoy beer during the night. Even though Chock is located quite far from the major residential areas & the best way there is by car, it’s still very popular and constantly packed with people from all over who come just for their 3D art.

The cafe makes use of the same digital queue system as GRUBSymmetry & Lola’s Cafe. The place can get really crowded, especially during the weekends which makes the system really useful. Just key in your details & wait for a notification on your phone. (I do like to note that it seems to retain your personal information if you have previously entered it at another cafe that uses the same system. Seems kind of like an invasion of privacy.)

Sidenote
I’ve actually read another review beforehand that mentioned the onslaught of mosquitoes you would face if you sat outside. He was not wrong. During my visit, I sat right next to the bushes & got bitten around 3-4 times by those pests. (Prepare thy repellents! You have been forewarned.)

Food & drinks menu of Chock.

Food & drinks menu of Chock.

Food
Chock Full of Beans offers up your usual all-day breakfast/brunch fanfare. The extensive menu consists of dishes such as the typical Eggs Benedict & big breakfasts to sandwiches & salads. They also have french toast, waffles & a small selection of desserts. I must say that I was actually surprised by the quality of the food at Chock, it was much better than I had expected. Of course, being a place known for it’s lavish latte art, their drinks menu is also as extensive.

Prices for Chock are considerably towards the higher average, with mains hovering around the 15 dollar mark. The place was one of the few that didn’t charge service fees or GST a while back, but they have now began to charge GST unfortunately.

Service/3D Latte Art
With all good things, there comes a price. As popularity of Chock’s latte art grew, their ability to keep up with the demand started to waver, with many customers dissatisfied from not being able to get a 3D latte art, especially since the cafe is known for it. I do sympathise with the baristas who do their best to keep up with the demand. I count myself lucky for having an extremely positive experience at Chock.

If you’re interested in their latte art, do call before heading down to avoid being disappointed. They have since limit to one 3D art per table, especially during peak hours. Do note that you would need to specifically request for a 3D latte art during your order & that it’s probably only for iced lattes. Of course, if you are as meticulous as me, you can even specially request a certain latte art you would prefer. I did that to avoid any disappointments & was highly impressed with the staff for being patient and being able to accept my requests even though it was a crowded weekend. [I do admit that I may have come off sounding a bit too abrasive because of this and I do apologize to the staff.]

Iced Baileys Latte ($9.90) Look at that cute 3D latte art!  I specially requested for a bear 3D art and though that removed any surprise of what I would get, I was happy with what I got. They also have one with a cat, one with pigs & one with a combination of any of the two choices. Back to the drink itself, it tasted really good. Perhaps one of the best iced lattes I've had. I'm also always attracted to the inclusion of Baileys!

Iced Baileys Latte ($9.90)
Look at that cute 3D latte art!
I specially requested for a bear 3D art and though that removed the element of surprise of what I would get, I was happy with my request. They also have one with a cat, one with pigs & a combination of any of the three.
Back to the drink itself, it tasted really good. Perhaps one of the best iced lattes I’ve had. I’m also always attracted to the inclusion of Baileys!

Honey Matcha Latte ($5.50) I also requested for a "Hamtaro" latte art for this. Ain't it cute? Really impressed with the staff for being able to take my requests. This was pretty sweet, which I really liked. Another great tasting latte. Their drinks are as good as their latte art.

Honey Matcha Latte ($5.50)
I also requested for a “Hamtaro” latte art for this having seen it on Instagram & also being a fan of the cartoon when I was younger. Ain’t it cute? Really impressed with the staff for being able to take my requests.
This was pretty sweet, which I really liked. Another great tasting latte. Their drinks are as good as their latte art.

Creamy Mushroom Soup ($7) My companion ordered this and really liked it. Though mushroom soup seems to be one of the easiest things to make, places usually skim on quality but Chock's version was pretty good. Another nice point is that it comes with bread, which my companion loves. Her first question when ordering soup is always - "Does it come with free bread?".

Creamy Mushroom Soup ($7)
My companion ordered this and really liked it. Though mushroom soup seems to be one of the easiest things to make, places usually skim on quality but Chock’s version was pretty good.
Another nice point is that it comes with bread, which my companion loves. Her first question when ordering soup is always – “Does it come with free bread?”.

Eggs Benedict ($12) Poached Eggs, Ham, Hollandaise, Homemade Toast, Parsley, Salad Though it doesn't look like much, Chock's version of Eggs Benedict is actually quite good. It's one of the most affordable Benedicts you can get as well.

Eggs Benedict ($12)
Poached Eggs, Ham, Hollandaise, Homemade Toast, Parsley, Salad
Though it doesn’t look like much, Chock’s version of Eggs Benedict is actually quite good. It’s one of the most affordable Benedicts you can get as well.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($13) Grilled Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Aioli, Cheddar, Vinaigrette, Multigrain Bread Another thing that my companion had. She thought it was nice and quite liked it. Something light if you're not looking for a heavy meal.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($13)
Grilled Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Aioli, Cheddar, Vinaigrette, Multigrain Bread
Another thing that my companion had. She thought it was nice and quite liked it. Something light if you’re not looking for a heavy meal.

Good Morning New York ($18) Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs with Caramelized Onion, Cream Cheese, Bagel, Roasted They were out of the "Ultimate Swiss Rosti" that day and so I went with this instead. Loved the presentation, very nice. It tasted wonderful as well. You can't go wrong with the typical New Yorker breakfast of bagels & cream cheese.

Good Morning New York ($18)
Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs with Caramelized Onion, Cream Cheese, Bagel, Roasted
They were out of the “Ultimate Swiss Rosti” that day and so I went with this instead.
Loved the presentation, very nice. It tasted wonderful as well. You can’t go wrong with the typical New Yorker breakfast of bagels & cream cheese.

Dark Chocolate Cake ($6.50) Layered with French Chocolate Ganache A great way to end the meal. The cake was delicious. Bonus points for the Snoopy art!

Dark Chocolate Cake ($6.50)
Layered with French Chocolate Ganache
A great way to end the meal. The cake was delicious. Bonus points for the Snoopy art!

Strawberry Shortcake ($6.50) Sponge Cake layered with Chantilly Cream & Strawberries This was really nice as well. Light sponge with a perfect layer of cream & strawberries. Even the cute bear is thinking about it.

Strawberry Shortcake ($6.50)
Sponge Cake layered with Chantilly Cream & Strawberries
This was really nice as well. Light sponge with a perfect layer of cream & strawberries. Even the cute bear is thinking about it.

Group shot of the fantastic latte art from Chock.

Group shot of the fantastic latte art from Chock.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Though initially I was quite weary of my visit to Chock, I left feeling extremely satisfied & really impressed. I highly recommend a visit for their wonderful latte art & 3D art. Of course, do take the steps I’ve mentioned above in order to avoid disappointment. Great food, fantastic service. I’m very keen on going back for more 3D art & to try more of their food.

RATING

Food
8/10
Aesthetic
7/10
Price
7/10
Service
8/10

CHOCK FULL OF BEANS

Blk 4 Changi Village Road #01-2090, Singapore 500004
(Nearest train station: Pasir Ris)
Contact: 6214 8839
Opening Hours:
Tue – Fri: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/cfob.changi

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2 thoughts on “Chock Full of Beans @ Blk 4 Changi Village Road

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