Elixir Boutique Roasters | Classy and Chill Cafe in Bukit Timah

Tough times don’t last, tough people (and businesses, I guess) do. After about 11 weeks of a ‘circuit breaker’ period (semi-lockdown) in Singapore, we’re now allowed to go out a little more, in small groups, with certain measures in place. While I’m trying to take it slow and not rush out with the crowds, I admit that I was very happy to be able to … Continue reading Elixir Boutique Roasters | Classy and Chill Cafe in Bukit Timah

Clinton St. Baking Company | Breakfast the American Way

Been a little busy with a new project recently so haven’t had much time to write, but wanted to share quickly about a cafe which I had been to twice this year – Clinton Street Baking Company at Purvis Street. Was most recently there about a month ago, when I finally got a taste of their popular Fried Chicken and Waffle (S$21++). Let’s just say I … Continue reading Clinton St. Baking Company | Breakfast the American Way

La Ristrettos | A Surprise Find In A Place of Healing

Upon entering La Ristrettos, one is suddenly transported from the white, clinical corridors of the Novena Medical Centre into a warm, cosy café full of brown furnishings, quaint wall decorations and tasteful flower arrangement pieces. The large window panes on one side of the café with a mix of white lace and gingham curtain adornments, the backdrop for a high table seating area, struck me as rather … Continue reading La Ristrettos | A Surprise Find In A Place of Healing

Common Man Coffee Roasters | Not Just Another Cafe

More than a cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters offers a barista training facility, wholesale services for coffee from sourcing, roasting to equipment, as well as a space for community events. But the cafe part of it is actually, rather uncommon. Their menu is creative and delightful, and even the usual big breakfast offering is enlivened by fresh homemade baked pork cannellini beans and juicy grilled portobello mushrooms. The … Continue reading Common Man Coffee Roasters | Not Just Another Cafe

Curious Palatte | Imaginative, Quirky Food, Excellent Coffee

With a dish cheekily named ‘Magic Mushrooms’ on their menu, one might expect that the establishment that came up with it would not be a stuffy one. And stuffy Curious Palatte is certainly not, as the bright and airy space with its high ceilings, funky light bulbs and quirky plastic chairs instantly give off a hip and artistic vibe upon entry. Their coffee is ‘magic’ … Continue reading Curious Palatte | Imaginative, Quirky Food, Excellent Coffee

On The Table, Pasir Panjang

Happy New Year everyone! For my first post of 2015, I have decided to share about a cafe I recently visited (as I love cafes, and also, in case anyone needs inspiration for a place to hang out this weekend). Been wanting to but still haven’t been to the popular Lola’s Cafe in Kovan because of the location, so when I heard that they had … Continue reading On The Table, Pasir Panjang

Jimmy Monkey, One North

And here’s another post on one of the One North cafés. Jimmy Monkey has been at One North Residences for around 3 years already though, so I wouldn’t say that it is a new upstart in the area. At the corner of a sleepy residential block next to a shop selling picture frames, you might just walk right past it if you weren’t specifically going … Continue reading Jimmy Monkey, One North

Envy Coffee, One North

It sometimes feels like there’s a new café opening in Singapore every minute. And the Buona Vista/One North area, with its nearby Fusionopolis, Biopolis and Metropolis office buildings as well as the somewhat quiet but quite upmarket One North and Rochester residential buildings, appears to be the latest in the string of upcoming ‘hip neighbourhoods’ where some of these aforementioned cafes are popping up. Envy Coffee, one … Continue reading Envy Coffee, One North

Tim Ho Wan, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Z and I visited Hong Kong late last year and were presented with the opportunity to visit a dim sum eatery touted as ‘the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant’ – so we thought, why not? I’m sure Tim Ho Wan doesn’t really need any introduction, after getting so much hype and setting up two outlets in Singapore as well. We headed down to the original outlet in Sham … Continue reading Tim Ho Wan, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

The Bravery, Jalan Besar

Jalan Besar is fast becoming a hipster area for cafés, bakeries and quaint little eateries. With Loysel’s Toy first opening at a little industrial building in the Lavender area around 3 years ago, to the popular Chye Seng Huat Hardware that popped up last year, and many more. The Bravery is a new kid on the block, joining the growing café scene there just a … Continue reading The Bravery, Jalan Besar

Symmetry, Jalan Kubor

Another cafe review! I just love spending weekends at cafes, enjoying some nice coffee and brunch, and watching the world go by. And since there are just so many new establishments in the Singapore cafe scene at any one time, I just have to go around trying out these places too. So, Symmetry is one of these fairly new additions (but then again, which ones aren’t, really) … Continue reading Symmetry, Jalan Kubor