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Cafe-hopping in Taiwan – VIIA Caffe, A Cafe well-loved by the Celebrities

There are alot of interesting cafes available in Taiwan and I came across this cafe, located in some housing estate beside the Taipei City Hall bus station. It took us quite a while to find the exact location, but thanks to google map, we managed to find it. I got to know about this cafe through Selina’s FB page and told myself that I should go visit this cafe when I’m in Taiwan…. last year hahaha. Yes, I visited the cafe last year Oct during my trip to Taiwan and only managed to blog about it now 😛 The very first impression I have of the cafe was very english-inspired. True enough, the Cafe is a combination of both olden Italian and modern style. Focusing on the passion in cafe lifestyle. they provide premium coffee and light bites where you can truely enjoy a relaxing afternoon. That’s one large cup of Latte (NT150). Enough to last you through the whole afternoon. From the no. of celebrities autographed mugs in the cafe, you can tell that …

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Brunches Cafe – Chic Vintage Themed Bakery Café along Rangoon Road

Located within 5 mins walk from Farrer Park MRT station along Rangoon Road, there is this chic vintage themed cafe where you will get to find a mini cooper inside. Yes, don’t be surprised if I tell you that can sit on it while you enjoy your cup of cappuccino or savouring the yummy pasta for dinner. Brunches Cafe serves all-day breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, waffles, and your favourite beverages. Bakery and pastries are freshly made daily in the kitchen with no preservatives used which makes their High-tea sets limited. Cafe is nicely decorated with vintage furniture under a cosy ambience setting. You can choose to purchase them if you want and there are retail corners featuring genuine vintage collectables too. Here’s the signature Coffee on the Rock $6.50 with a nice presentation. What you need to do is to pour the milk into the glass cup where there is a coffee ice cube in it. As you pour the milk into it, it will slowly melt and you’ll have a cup of iced coffee. Option to …

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A.E.I.O.U – Vintage Cafe along King George’s Avenue

A.E.I.O.U – Does this sound familiar to you? I’m sure most of us learnt these as the vowels of the alphabets as a child. Just like what the cafe hope to achieve, going back to basic where the theme centers on a lifestyle of green conscious living. A space for one to enjoy life’s simplicity, consume goodly and appreciate nature. A.E.I.O.U is a vintage cafe located along King George’s Avenue where it combines food and lifestyle into one. This vintage looking cafe is housed in this shop house that was built in the mid 70s where it used to be an antique shop. You can still see the old signage there. The cafe is divided into two section. When you first enter the cafe, on your right, you will get to see a range of lifestyle products available on sale. On the left is where the counter sits, displaying desserts which looks good and tempting. Overall ambience of the cafe was good though you might feel that you’ve walked into a karang guni house as most …

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Le Kue Cafe- Classic French and Asian Heritage Desserts along Haji Lane

Sponsored Review As all of us know, Singapore is a country filled with a unique food heritage and we all love to eat. At Le Kue, they uses genuine French techniques to go beyond traditional tastes and memories without transgressing them. Le Kue is located along Haji Lane and the desserts displayed is good enough to make you walk in and take a closer look at it. Yes, it’s that attractive 🙂 As I was waiting for my hair appointment, which is on the same stretch of Haji lane, and I was early, I popped by the cafe to stay away from the heat. However, instead of taking the seats indoor, which is fully air-conditioned, I decided to take the outdoor seat for some people watching as well as enjoying the vibe in the area. I was glad that I made that decision 🙂 As usual, I ordered my favourite latte and it comes in a interesting glass. One of the latest plated dessert, Le Kue Bread Butter Pudding, with vanilla sauce, raspberry coulis, raspbery …

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Savour Comfort on a Plate at CREATURES

Savour comfort on a plate at CREATURES, a modern-day café set in the culturally rich conservation area of Desker Road, once Singapore’s oldest and notorious red-light district which is now home to old-time shopkeepers, backpackers, and small modern offices. Love the ‘chill-lux’ habitat – a cosy and lush green interior tastefully spruced to remind you of both home and Eden. Even the washroom is so nicely decorated! Now get ready to enjoy intimate home dining experience as the owners reinterpreted favourites with an Asian flair, and you might be happy to know, without the MSG 🙂 As a start, we ordered the 5-SPICE ROAST PORK & RICE BROTH ($23) to share. Slow-roasted pork belly, served with sambal chilli, which is very good, sweet sauce and wolfberry rice broth to help reduce the saltiness of the roast pork if you find it too salty. TRUFFLE FRIES ($12) Shoe-string fries in truffle oil, parmesan cheese and parsley BABI PONGTEH ($20) Instead of dipping your French Baguette aka Jiam Tao Roti with curry, try it with the slow-cooked …

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Cafe-hopping in Taiwan – 9 September Cafe

Level Up! Darren bloggie is not only cafe hopping in Singapore, but is venturing out to other countries as well! 🙂 First up on darrenbloggie, we have 9 September Cafe, located in Taiwan where it’s only open in September! haha~ nah… just kidding 😛 Located along the alley in Taipei city, this cafe is decorated in a woody and industrial ambient where you can see wooden crates and metal grills topped with lots and lots of flowers and plants which create a relaxing vibe 😉 the cafe is seperated into indoor and outdoor seating, where you can spend an afternoon with a cup of coffee people watching or getting some inspiration. Let’s take a look at the menu Was there for the brunch menu and here’s what we’ve ordered. Every brunch set comes with either an americano coffee, breakfast tea, fresh juices or you may top up an additional NT90 for any drinks of your choice in the menu. I ordered the signature September Brunch set (NT340) which comes with a selection of bread, scrambled …

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Oberstrasse at Kitchener Complex

Kitchener complex is located just right behind V Hotel at Lavender and it’s only less than 5 mins walking distance from Lavender MRT station. When I visited the place, it’s rather new as there are still a few shops undergoing renovation (but im sure it’s all ready by now). Located at the ground floor of Kitchener complex is where you can find Oberstrasse, a cafe which serves breakfast, lunch and sometime dinner. Do check their facebook on opening hours before paying a visit. Love the modern rustic ambience 🙂 and the open kitchen concept as well! We ordered Luncheon Fries, $5.50 as our sides and it taste really good with the chili sauce. For mains, we have Grilled Chicken Chop with Baked Potatoes, $9.50. Whole chicken thigh nicely grilled and topped with caramelized onions and served with cajun baked potatoes and mesclun salad as sides. Chicken was average and I was hoping that it can be more juicy. We also tried the Aglio Olio, $9.50 and it taste not too bad. Garlic taste can be stronger …

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Group Therapy, A Favourite Hideout for Coffee Lovers in Tanjong Pagar

Group Therapy, located in the heart of CBD along Duxton Road, is not only a perfect event venue space for lifestyle workshops, private parties and corporate events, it is also a favourite hideout for coffee lovers in Tanjong Pagar too. Love the homely ambience of the cafe 🙂 Coffee with a blend of 100% Arabica beans, together with local roaster and freshly ground on premises. Smells good! My usual cup of latte. Bacon Mushroom Aglio Olio, $16, linguine with garlic, bacon, parsley, mushrooms and chili flakes. Does it makes you feel like having one right now? All-day breakfast is also available as well. Here’s the Poached Eggs on Thick Toast with Smoked Salmon, $16. Chicken Mushroom Pie, $14 If you are looking for a place with good ambience and comfy for small group gatherings, you might want to try Group Therapy but do note that it might get a little crowded during dinner time. Group Therapy Duxton, 49 Duxton Road #02-01 s089513 (Chinatown) Tel: 6222 2554 Tue to Thu: 1100 – 1800 Fri & Sat: 1100 …

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GastroSmiths, so far the Best Food served in the Cafe

Gastrosmiths was known as The Humble Loaf, which used to be located at B1 of Katong Shopping Centre which i didn’t visit before. Previously serving mainly simple sandwiches, cakes and coffee, Gastrosmiths is currently located along Beach Road and Tan Quee Lan St, serving dishes and desserts with a slant towards French, Italian and Japanese influences. I guess it’s one of the longest time we spent browsing through the menu, though there’s only one A4 page, but every single item on the menu looks soo damn good! We’re really having a hard time deciding on which to order. SO, we grab hold of the super friendly, and cute waiter for his recommendation. I must say, I love his recommendation as they’re all so good! while waiting for the food, let me take a selfie 😛 This is one really unique mains that we had for the night. Thick flaky cod that has been cooked lightly in chilli oil, fried misua cooked in dashi stock and tossed in homemade kimich puree and finished with sweet mirin. …

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Carvers & Co along East Coast Road

Looks like Katong is getting more and more vibrant nowadays with cafes, pubs, massage parlour, shopping malls and hotel. One of the cafe that caught my attention got to be Carvers & Co. They served different menus on weekdays and weekends for both lunch and dinner. So there’s something different whenever you visit the cafe on different days 😉 Menus are pasted onto old books which is a good way to recycle them. Deep fried sweet potato chips which can get so addictive… Anchovy Pasta Beer battered fish and chips Dark chocolate tart served with ginger nut and fresh cream which I think is really good 😉 Not forgetting to order a cup of latte brewed with beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters. Or you can choose to grab a bottle of beer to go with the roast meats, their signatures. Carvers & Co is a cosy-bistro cafe, with the intention of encouraging parties and groups of people to connect over hearty meals and comfort food. So probably you might want to try this place for your next …

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Dutch Colony Coffee at Frankel Ave

Frankel Ave? Where is it at? That’s the first question that I asked my friend when he told me about visiting this cafe at Frankel Ave. It’s actually located at Siglap and it’s accessible by bus. So here we are at Dutch Colony Coffee Co. The moment i step into the cafe, other than going WOW~ the other thing that came across my mind was it looks a little similar to Wimbly Lu, with the extension at the back covered with a glass rooftop with daylight lighting. Definitely a photographer favourite area as daylight lightings makes your photo looks great 🙂 Self service and place your order at the counter. Free flow of ice water available. We ordered a red velvet cheesecake and Raspberry White Chocolate Bundt with 2 cups of latte. Actually i quite like this red velvet cheesecake but my friend don’t really like it as he prefer his. which i think is not bad too lah~ haha! They do conduct workshops that you can register for in the Cafe too! In general, i …

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New Found Gem – The Alley Cafe

Was looking for new cafes to visit few weeks ago with my colleague/gym fren and we found this new cafe along Keong Siak Street. The Alley Cafe. As we brought our laptop along, intending to clear my blog post while she intend to do research on her upcoming trip, we’re extremely happy when we got to know that they provide FREE WIFI ! 🙂

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Three Years in a Balloon

A few weeks ago, when my friends and I drove past Upper Paya Lebar Road, I caught sight of a yellow signboard with the words “Three Years in a Balloon” outside a shophouse. Being a sucker for cafes, I was excited and googled about it. I found out that it was a newly opened café, operated by the same people behind Wimbly Lu. Three Years in a Balloon specialises mainly in desserts such as cakes, waffles and ice cream. I also found out that it was only open on weekdays until 7.30pm. I don’t get home before 10pm usually (the café was near my home) so there was no way I could make it after work. Still, the hipster in me wanted to try the café – try it before everyone knows about it! – so I made up my mind to find a free afternoon to visit it. So here I am!

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Whale & Cloud – Many will seek but not all shall find

I guess this cafe is one of the most secretive cafe that i’ve ever know. Just like what my title says, many will seek but not all shall find. Phew~ we are the lucky ones to find it 🙂 It’s located along Niven Road but you will not be able to see any store front nor a big sign saying CAFE HERE. Here’s a hint to you, there’s this blue door located along this stretch where you will need to knock on it. Locating this door isn’t hard but getting into this blue door, you might need some luck. If someone opens the door for you, you’re lucky today. If not, then sorry, you will have to come back again another day as seats in there are really limited.

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Ronin Cafe, Hong Kong Street

It’s Cafe hopping time and this time round, we visited Ronin Cafe, located along Hong Kong Street, directly opposite Central. You might not be able to notice it as there isn’t any signages that says Ronin Cafe but only the unit no. I love the ambience of the cafe. Very minimalistic and the use of rustic light bulbs, vintage-y furniture like old school cinema chairs and benches with fresh flowers placed on some of the tables.

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A Cosy Little Cafe and Bar that you’ll Love, Eight Cafe & Bar

With the recommendation from my friends and viewing pics of these cafe on instagram, I just have to add it into the list of cafe that i want to visit. It was really an impromptu decision, as my initial plan was to visit the cafe on a weekend afternoon, but since both my friend and I was thinking hard of a place for dinner, we decided to have it there. Eight Cafe & Bar is located along Bukit Pasoh, on the same stretch of street where The New Majestic Hotel is located. Be prepared to get Wow-ed by the vintagey interior decor 😉

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