Give Mum a Special Treat This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner once again! You don’t need a commercialised day to show your love for this special woman in your life, but honestly, it’s a good reminder for us to treat our mums extra nice once in a while. Make her happy – now is as good a time as any. And if you haven’t figured out what to do to yet, … Continue reading Give Mum a Special Treat This Mother’s Day

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Atlas Coffeehouse | Breathing Life Into the Bukit Timah Cafe Scene

When I visited Atlas Coffeehouse a few days ago it was barely a week old, yet patrons were already lining the counter seats facing the busy main road of Bukit Timah. Interestingly, this is not the first hot new cafe that is helmed by another established one, as others before seemed to have been doing so too, with different propositions and monikers (like On The Table by … Continue reading Atlas Coffeehouse | Breathing Life Into the Bukit Timah Cafe Scene

Stirling Highway, Ulu Pandan

It’s another cafe post! What can I say, I really like cafes. There’s just something about kicking back to chill out and have a nice cup of coffee or tea, with some sweet and savoury goodies. Better on weekends, but hey, makes for a nice and relaxing weekday lunch too. Stirling Highway takes the place of Haato at the sleepy Ridgewood Close condominium, tucked away … Continue reading Stirling Highway, Ulu Pandan

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

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

[Moved] Blu Kouzina, Bukit Timah

I’ve only been to Greece once, and the visit was brief. A little jaunt to Athens for a salsa festival, with some lovely meals at little restaurants around where we were – namely, the Olympic stadium and the Acropolis. But I did remember having some very nice battered fried cheese and fresh tasting salads. And Blu Kouzina, the first full Greek restaurant in Singapore, authentically … Continue reading [Moved] Blu Kouzina, Bukit Timah

CRAFT Bakery & CAFE, Holland Village

CRAFT Bakery & CAFE is the latest addition to the growing café scene at Holland Village, joining the likes of Hatched, Park, and d’Good Cafe. They only just opened last month, July 2013, taking over this spot from Cold Rock Creamery. I was going to wait till I got the chance to visit it during the day to try out their coffee (they use Papa Palheta beans) and have lunch there before writing … Continue reading CRAFT Bakery & CAFE, Holland Village

Si Chuan Dou Hua, Top of UOB Plaza

Si Chuan Dou Hua has been at the top of UOB Plaza since 2002, but I only heard about it sometime this year through some food blog posts and Instagram pictures that were going around. Sentiments seemed pretty positive and so I proposed to try this place for a recent dim sum excursion with friends. The restaurant is on the 60th storey and offers a great view … Continue reading Si Chuan Dou Hua, Top of UOB Plaza

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

Riders Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Riders Cafe is a popular weekend brunch spot that is known for almost never having any immediately available space if you show up without a reservation. Called them once a few days in advance and failed to get one – I was advised that one needs to call at least a week in advance. Tried again another time as a walk-in, and of course, there … Continue reading Riders Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine, Purvis Street

Gunther’s is a name which when mentioned amongst a group of friends, elicits signs of recognition or even nods of approval. Being a restaurant that is rated as one of the Top 100 in the world, this is not surprising. And because of this and also my friend’s review of its reasonably priced, good quality lunch set at Chubby Hubby, the boyfriend (henceforth dubbed as Z) and … Continue reading Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine, Purvis Street