Nesuto @ Tras Street

The Japanese-inspired cake selection here is pretty awesome, ranging from small exquisite cakes with many components within, to sliced cakes. They do not come cheap, but if you appreciate cakes, I know you’ll enjoy this. The cafe recommends tea-pairing with their cakes – a great combination for a nice afternoon tea! Miss Isphan ($10) – This…

PS. Café @ One Fullerton

If you haven’t yet heard, PS. Café has added a new outlet at One Fullerton recently! PS. Café has been around since 1999 – really amazing how it’s still so popular and hip after being around for almost two decades. At this new outpost, the decor has been kept consistent with its signature anglo-Chinese monochrome look. Feels…

Plentyfull @ Millenia Walk

A place of restoration, Plentyfull serves up honest, hearty food in a market table luncheon spread by day, and by night, it transforms into a modern brasserie that presents an ala carte menu inspired by seasonal, fresh and quality produce. I’ve visited Plentyfull three times – the first was to have tea, second was to have…

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen @ Serangoon Gardens

Nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Serangoon Gardens, Hajime is slowly garnering its own base of loyal customers since it opened its doors 6 months ago. Far from a run-of-the-mill neighbourhood Japanese bistro, Hajime is helmed by Chef Tan-San, the first Tonkatsu chef in Singapore! You may not know, but Chef Tan was hand-picked 25 years…

Cooking with Gourmet Greens @ ToTT

Two weeks ago, I attended a culinary class hosted by FIJI Water featuring two vegetable-centric dishes! You may be wondering, what’s FIJI Water got to do with cooking? Well, do you know that FIJI Water is the preferred water of choice for top chefs, restaurants and hotels around the world? Yes, it is incorporated within…

Noshery by Nosh @ 9 Rochester Park

If you’re looking for a spot to bring your new date to, or just looking to make your brunch dates more interesting, seek no further. I’m certain that Noshery will blow anyone away with its beautiful and quaint interior. Upon stepping into the café, I felt as though I was transported to another country, of another…

Your Ultimate Guide to Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 @ F1 Pit Building

Coffee-lovers unite! Are you guys loving the up and coming, vibrant café scene in Singapore? Well, this one is for you. Come 9-12 June, the inaugural Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 will be held at the F1 Pit Building. Do not confuse this year’s Festival with last year’s Café Fest though (because I was). Organised by…

PUNCH Café @ North Canal Road

Punch is the epitome of a hipster cafe. Not the hipster wanna-be. But the hipster, hipster. Most importantly, the food is wicked. Located within a shophouse, it made use of the alfresco space and turned it into a mini outdoor lounge area, complete with lush greeneries on the wall. Inside the café, is a beautiful…

Karafuru Dessert @ Jalan Klapa

I’ve been eyeing this place ever since the photos of their pretty desserts surfaced on Instagram. You know, with such highly Instagram-worthy plated desserts (and Nipon-themed too), Singaporeans literally go ga-ga. Coupled with positive reviews, I was very much looking forward to our first meet. Karafuru had a very inviting interior (sorry no shots, as my…

FYR Cycene Ond Drinc @ Boon Tat Street

An extremely uncommon name for a restaurant, FYR (pronounced as fire) is definitely a character of its own. When you enter the back part of the restaurant bar, you’ll enter a time warp, to a time where human evoluation came about – vividly depicted by the full-wall murals. You can bet that the first word the…

Luxe @ Keong Saik Road

Luxe is the latest Australian addition to Singapore’s café culture! Hailing from Sydney, Luxe started out as a bakery in 2008 and branched out into various concept café-restaurant in Sydney. Riding on the up and coming wave of our local café culture, Luxe debuted in Singapore merely a month ago, as a café-restaurant-bar, in a…

A.e.i.o.u Café @ King George’s Avenue

When I first saw the café name, I foolishly tried pronouncing it, without realising that it was a sequence of vowels – A.E.I.O.U. At a.e.i.o.u, they go back to basics, where a space is re-created to connect its customers to the nature and to bring back childhood memories with many vintage collectables. Their menu consists…

Two Bakers @ Horne Road

I must admit I’m a pretty slow player in this game… the game of conquering the latest cafés in Singapore that is! So here I am at Two Bakers after hearing so much about it! They are famous for the pastries and desserts, but brunch is served here too. A simple and typical café interior,…

Sinpopo Brand @ Joo Chiat Road

Many would not have known, but Sinpopo is actually by the same group of people behind Awfully Chocolate! They seem to take root at Katong with Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate just a stone’s throw away from Sinpopo and their HQ down the same road. Taking the old-school, vintage route, the interior is reminiscent of the…

Laneway Market Café @ Tanjong Katong Road

Joining the slew of cafés in the East is Laneway Market (inserts hooray)! In between Carry On Café and Do.Main Bakery, this hipster-sounding café is in fact a warm and cosy café. To me, the decor is extremely homely and unpretentious, with pretty light sources and comfortable seats. Most importantly, it boasts high amount of…

Paddy Hills Café @ South Buona Vista Road

I’m pretty sure Paddy Hills’ address will ring a bell to many Singaporeans as this is where the long-running and famous South Buona Vista Duck Rice used to stand. A 360 degree overhaul was given to this space, bringing a whole new lease of life to it. Apart from its drop-dead gorgeous interior design (which you’ll see later), Paddy…

Chapter 55 Café @ Tiong Bahru

At Chapter 55, you won’t have to dread long waiting times ‘cos the space is huge! This is one of the largest cafés in Tiong Bahru I believe, facing the main road, just next to Ah Bong’s Italian. A vintage-British theme runs throughout the café, spotting a predictable brick wall and vintage items. I’m glad to see…

Les Délices @ Kreta Ayer Road

It really doesn’t hurt that more and more dessert shops are popping up… many of which boast pastry chefs from prestigious baking schools. Les Délices is no different, as owner and pastry Chef Georgina Sim was from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. However, the X-factor that differentiates Les Délices is its novel way of marrying both Chinese and English teas…

Do.Main Bakery @ Tanjong Katong Road

Do.Main Bakery is not your usual wannabe French café. Helmed by Chef Frédéric Deshayes, this is one café that you must not miss if you’re in love with all pastries French. Armed with a wealth of experience from his stints all around the world, including Pierre Hermé (omg!), he returned to Singapore to teach at At-Sunrice culinary school for 9 years…

Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters @ Upper Thomson Road

Pacamara first caught my attention with its one-of-a-kind name, as it sounded like a spell name that would have been used in Hogwarts (am I stretching it?). However, I soon understand that Pacamara is a type of coffee bean from Bangkok that is being used here. And suddenly, that created clarity for me. The café stood out from…