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

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

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)