Simplicité | A Modern European Cafe by Fresh Fruits Lab

Fresh Fruits Lab used to be a fun, brightly coloured neighbourhood cafe back in the day, which recently decided to rebrand and launch itself as a classy, modern European one named Simplicité. It’s really got a Parisian feel now, with their big glass windows, blue and white chairs reminsicent of a French bistro, and vintage finishings. I did rather like the vibes, and even more … Continue reading Simplicité | A Modern European Cafe by Fresh Fruits Lab

Redpan | A Fresh Spin on Local Favourites

A cafe/restaurant by an architectural firm… sounds like it’d be visually stunning with beautiful but pretentious (and not very tasty food), right? Well, not quite. redpan (if you stare at the middle closely enough you’ll see why it’s named as such) is a collaboration between DP Architects and GRUB, a culinary company advocating modern local food. And besides being a rather aesthetically pleasing place, it … Continue reading Redpan | A Fresh Spin on Local Favourites

[Closed] Fynn’s | Stunning Modern Australian Cafe in Singapore

I’m usually the sort of person who delights in richness and quantity when it comes to food. For example, I love having meals with lots of thick, tasty sauce or big chunks of succulent meats. Fynn’s was pretty much the opposite of this, and it surprised me to realise that I actually very much enjoyed its clean flavours, plating and delicate touch. The eight dishes … Continue reading [Closed] Fynn’s | Stunning Modern Australian Cafe in Singapore

Boruto | Cozy Modern Izakaya With Brilliant Food

These Japanese-Western fusion izakayas seem to be popping up everywhere. I’m not complaining though – with a sudden influx of fatty, oily beef mixed with rich ingredients like foie gras and/or sea urchin and poached eggs in the scene, there is simply more to enjoy, more to choose from. Boruto is one such izakaya, which I first visited because of a ridiculously delicious looking truffled … Continue reading Boruto | Cozy Modern Izakaya With Brilliant Food

Froth Cafe | New Cafe at Middle Road Underwhelming

I first noticed this cafe when I walked past Big Hotel on Middle Road. Covering most of the basement floor, next to a reduced-size hotel lobby, the spacious Froth with its white walls and warm lighting looked like a cosy place to hang out. Pleased about discovering a new place around the studio to eat at, I proceeded to look it up online for some … Continue reading Froth Cafe | New Cafe at Middle Road Underwhelming

The Betterfield, Waterloo Centre (MOVED)

Cafe, bistro, eatery – it’s hard to tell the difference sometimes. But frankly, does it really matter what it is? As long as the food is good, the ambience, prices and service are decent, I’m happy. The Betterfield is a new cafe/bistro that recently opened almost literally next door to Mosaic Dance, the studio at which I teach salsa. So you can imagine it has … Continue reading The Betterfield, Waterloo Centre (MOVED)

Bruno’s Bistrot, Telok Kurau

This place is perfect for people who like hearty, delicious food served in an unpretentious way. Our recent visit for dinner was a really enjoyable experience for Z. For me, as long as it tastes good I’m mostly happy – and boy, did the food at Bruno’s impress and satisfy. I had been to Bruno’s first branch, Bruno’s Pizzeria & Grill some years back and … Continue reading Bruno’s Bistrot, Telok Kurau

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

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

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

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

Covelli Italian Bistro and Winebar, Orchard Central (Closed)

Lovely, lovely Covelli. A quiet, unassuming Italian restaurant in the basement of Orchard Central, Covelli Italian Bistro and Winebar isn’t a place that would immediately strike a passerby as popular or particularly well-liked by the masses. However its contemporary classy ambience and décor drew me to it as I walked by, and lingered in my mind. When I discovered that this restaurant was part of the Palate … Continue reading Covelli Italian Bistro and Winebar, Orchard Central (Closed)