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…

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…

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…

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…

Foodiepink’s TOP 10 Must-Go Cafés in Seoul

I love Seoul for its café culture. It no longer boils down to the best cuppa, for me at least, but the story and character of a café that reveals what its owner may be. With dedicated café streets and countless awesome cafés in this dynamic metropolitan that retains its unique culture, I have put…

The Tastemaker Store @ Havelock Road

The Tastemaker Store is unlike any other hipster cafés – in fact, it is just the opposite, with a focus on simple designs, white walls and organic wood. It is a refreshing break from the cold, industrial looks and the oh-not-again brick walls. Located at an old estate, alongside decades-old salons and provision shops, The Tastemaker Store provides…

Carry On Café & Shop @ Tanjong Katong Road

Can’t find a table at the café during brunch hours and your precious weekend is ruined by the waiting list? Well, I’m pretty sure most of us understand this frustration, especially when people just wouldn’t quit talking and adjourn elsewhere. Here’s the answer to your misery! Carry On Café has been out of the radar for…

Hoho Myoll Café @ Seoul, Korea

Folks, pay attention to this one alright! This café is by far the most impressive and most memorable one I’ve ever been to. If you’re intending to café-hop in Seoul, Hoho Myoll is one stop that you mustn’t miss. It is not located at any famous café streets; in fact the nearest ‘café’ from it was Danji….

Thanks Nature Café [Sheep Café] @ Hongdae, Seoul

Thanks Nature Café or much better known as the sheep café was at the top of my go-to list, simply due to my adoration for sheep! Furthermore, where else could you get a cuppa with 2 fluffy white sheep frolicking beside you? The café is located at the basement of a building, so if you’re not…

Danji Café @ Seoul, Korea

This café wasn’t on our to-go list but because we were wandering about the area for the longest time ever, nit-picking at every restaurant/café we walked by, that we got so tired we eventually settled on this cosy, family-run café. The restaurant space was really small – barely accommodating 15 people, so my best friend and I had…

The Hwawon @ Eight Seconds, Garosu-gil, Seoul [Korea Trip]

The beautiful facade, Holland-inspired, was the reason a second look was given. Its monotone design made the building stand out amidst the monotonous concrete two-storey buildings lined along the famous café street Garosu-gil. Even its name, Eight Seconds, instantly sounded magical (instead of ridiculous). Nestled behind huge potted plants is a café aptly named The…

The Provision Shop @ Everton Park

I remember sitting on these chairs during my kindergarten days. You would have guessed from the name of the cafe, that the theme is reminiscent of our recent past. We are seeing fewer and fewer provision shops these days as they are quickly replaced by minimarts and supermarkets. Aptly located under a HDB block, The…

Bloom & Goûté Café @ Apgujeong, Seoul [Korea Trip]

Instead of walking along Garosu-gil (a straight road), we went into the small lanes linking from the main road and chanced upon another world. A flower and cake shop, Bloom & Goute was tucked away in a secluded corner and it’s unsurprising that many people would miss it. In fact, if you asked me for…

Department of Caffeine @ Duxton

Finally found some motivation to travel out of the cosy home on a Sunday morning, to Department of Caffeine (D.O.C)! I’ve been hearing a lot about D.O.C’s buttermilk waffles and its been some time since I found my last favourite at Wimbly Lu, thus a trip down to Duxton was warranted. A large wooden plank…

Du Nord Cafe @ St. Petersburg [Russia Trip]

Just a short 5-min walk from Crowne Plaza Hotel, where I was staying in at St. Petersburg, is a really quaint Parisian-feel cafe called Du Nord that opens round the clock! I love how plastic baguettes lined the window displays, as well as the vintage luggage window-sticker, which was rather apt as Du Nord was located…

PoTeaTo @ Yong Siak, Tiong Bahru

Occupying a tiny shopfront, with neighbours like Forty Hands and Open Door Policy, PoTeaTo differentiates itself with well, potatoes and teas (step aside, coffee). Be it fried, mashed, yellow potatoes, sweet potatoes, for lunch, brunch, high-tea or dinner, they have it all. I was here after my dinner at Big Mama for some post-dinner drinks as its neighbours…

Artistry @ Kampong Glam

Sometimes it’s a blessing when things do not go according to plan. I found this gem – a quiet enclave, perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons – after deciding not to queue at a popular brunch spot. We noticed many posters depicting modern and abstract illustrations of cities. These posters for sale, cost a few hundreds each. On the opposite end of the…

The Fabulous Baker Boy @ The Foothills

Everyone has been raving about The Fabulous Baker Boy and I’ve been dying to come down here myself to check out their cakes, being a die-hard dessert fan. Glorious display of cakes! The cafe is nestled beside the National Park Information Centre at The Foothills, opposite Liang Court. It’s mainly outdoor sitting with only a…