All posts tagged: cafe

Monochrome Fusion Bistro at Chinatown

Last month, after our tiring gym session, we’re so hungry and craving for some good food. Since we’re quite near Chinatown and I’ve seen quite a few good reviews and photos on Instagram about this place, I suggested to visit them for our late lunch, or I would say early dinner? :X It’s not that difficult to locate the place as it’s along the main road, just opposite the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, beside Lomography store. love the interior where it fits nicely with the name of the restaurant. Most of the things you see are in the classic black and white colours. Looking serious selecting on what to have from the menu. 😛 In the end, we decided to go for the set meal which solve all the issue on what should we have since it covers almost all the best seller there 🙂 Option to choose between coffee or tea, but unfortunately the coffee machine is not working that day, so we both got ourselves tea instead. Instead of having the B&W Chorizo …

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A Weekend in the Dakota Neighbourhood

Because of the SEA Games’ Nila Run sometime ago, my friend and I headed to Kallang to collect our race packs. We ended up looking for nearby cafes to explore as well. First on our list was the Instagram-famous Tian Kee & Co., followed by the lesser known Brawn & Brains on Guillemard Road. Tian Kee & Co. Converted from an old provision shop, Tian Kee & Co. is located in a quiet corner of Dakota Crescent. Despite the sweltering heat, there were many people there on the day we went. We ordered the rainbow cheesecake, two lattes and a “Half Day Breakfast” to share. Coffee was decent, but what I really love was the rainbow cheesecake. It was light, not gelak like how dense cheesecakes can be. This is their signature dessert. If you head to the café in hot weather, I’ll advise you to eat the rainbow cake fast because it melts into a puddle when it gets warmer! The Half Day Breakfast could be better, though. Both the potatoes and egg weren’t …

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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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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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[VOLUME 04] Memories are Made of These Travel Photobook : Mt Buller

In this volume of the travel photobook, I left Sydney and went over to Melbourne where I get to have my very first snow experience at Mt Buller. Accordingly to the tour guide, we’re really lucky as it didn’t snow that heavily when she brought the other groups up the past few weeks. If you are feeling adventurous, do go skiing! If not, like me, which is not that adventurous, you can have some hot chocolate or coffee at the cafes and eateries there 😉 About this Travel Photobook After my first trip outside a country in Asia and spending 9 Days 8 Nights in both Sydney and Melbourne, I’m finally publishing my very first travel photo e-book on darrenbloggie.com. All these would not have been possible without my Samsung NX3000 as my wonderful travel companion. Thanks Samsung for helping me to make everlasting memories. Throughout the trip, the Samsung NX3000 never failed to surprise me with the wonders it’s able to create! Not only did the photo quality turn out to be superb (as …

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[VOLUME 03] Memories are Made of These Travel Photobook : Blue Mountain

In this volume of the travel photobook, I went to the Blue mountain and i’m really impressed by what the nature can provide. Spent almost a day there and the experience was great. Do go for the complete package for the unlimited bus ride around the town, cable car and scenic ride not to be missed. I’m sure you will have a great time there! About this Travel Photobook After my first trip outside a country in Asia and spending 9 Days 8 Nights in both Sydney and Melbourne, I’m finally publishing my very first travel photo e-book on darrenbloggie.com. All these would not have been possible without my Samsung NX3000 as my wonderful travel companion. Thanks Samsung for helping me to make everlasting memories. Throughout the trip, the Samsung NX3000 never failed to surprise me with the wonders it’s able to create! Not only did the photo quality turn out to be superb (as good as a DSLR camera), colors were vibrant, shutter speed was fast enough to capture real sharp images of moving …

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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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[News] Discover Your Latte Moments with Starbucks This Autumn

Get the moment right every time and everywhere with our new Starbucks VIA® Latte, coffee, and richly indulgent autumn beverages, the French Vanilla Latte and Dark Caramel Latte This autumn, embark on a journey into espresso bliss as Starbucks Singapore invites customers to rekindle their love for the perfect latte. Start your personal coffee journey with our Starbucks VIA® Lattes made with the quality you expect from Starbucks. Now, you can have your favorite latte or caffè mocha whenever you like, wherever you are! Next, experience the creamy goodness of our new seasonal lattes available hot or iced – our new French Vanilla Latte and Dark Caramel Latte are a delightful taste of autumn, handcrafted specially for you to as you embrace the flavors of this season.

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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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The Bravery Cafe

Cafe Hopping Time! There’s something special about this cafe that we’ve visited a few weeks ago. It’s a simple cafe with very simple decor and seriously, if i were to walk pass the cafe, i wouldn’t have notice it. From the exterior, it looks like a warehouse to me. I even have difficulty locating the door to enter lor! hahaha~

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Lady M® Confections Arrived in Singapore!

Lady M® Confections from New York – the pioneer of the world-famous Mille Crepes cake debuts at Marina Square! was having dinner with one of my friend sometime back and when i told him there’s a new dessert place that we can go to for dessert, which is LADY M, he got so excited! I didn’t give him that weird stare but it makes me wanna try it even more.

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Christa & Naomi C.A.N Cafe, A Small Little Cosy Retro Vintage Cafe Along Beach Road

Sponsored Review Visiting and exploring new cafe is what i always love to do as i find there’s this special thing of a cafe that attracts me. You just feel that time seems to slow down especially when you are in a cafe with nice ambience and serving nice coffee and food 😉 Last weekend, i visited this cafe located along liang seah street with calvin and i fell in love with the place! So retro so vintagey lor!

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It’s All About Food! : SPR.MRKT . Food . Retail . Art

This is supposed to be up like long ago and was thinking if i should post about it since it’s like 2 months ago? Had lunch with Juliana, since our workplace are pretty near each other, we went for salad at the SPR.MRKT located just opposite Amoy Street Food Centre. Totally love the concept of this small little restuarant, or i would say cafe where they sell food, and cute little items whereby you can shop ard while waiting for your food to be served.

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