All posts tagged: cafe

Crêperie des Arts

Heard of Strictly Pancakes? But have you ever noticed the unassuming little cafe right next to it? A and I heard friends raving about the crepes at Crêperie des Arts, so we decided to give it a try. IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST BITE. I know how crepes are usually sweet, served with ice cream, honey or other sweets. We were pretty surprised when we checked out the large variety of savoury crepes that’s available there! Our first visit was two weeks ago on a Sunday and after one meal, we decided that we want to have the exact same thing for lunch the following day. But because they are closed on Monday, we headed back for dinner again on Tuesday! The crepes are THAT good to make us wanna head back so many times! Here are some pictures to give you a virtual tour around the cafe. We spoke to the owner, Sun sun (who is REALLY friendly and hospitable) and were told that they only serve dinner now. But I’m sure we might …

Maison Ikkoku

It is another fine day for some cafe-exploring! A and I had such a busy week and it is such a luxury to be able to take the afternoon off. Thanks to reader dropletloves, I got to know about this really adorable cafe called Maison Ikkoku. The walk to the cafe was a really scenic one too – I love this part of Singapore! Maison Ikkoku is more than just an ordinary cafe. It resides in this beautiful white shophouse – level 1 is the cafe, level 2 is the boutique and level 3 the bar. Look at the building, isn’t it gorgeous! The cafe was really cozy! I like how old cupboard doors were given a second life and made into tables. Look at our table, there is a keyhole on it. This is doing vintage with a modern twist! The naked bulbs and copper pipes gave the place a slight industrial feel too. Pretty cool if you ask me! This place has a huge variety of coffee and from how they display their …

Vanilla Cafe

A and I checked out this little bar & cafe at Boon Tat Street yesterday. It was a nice little place with friendly (but somewhat strange, I’ll get to that later) waitresses. And the best thing is, we were the only ones there when we were there! It is a clean and bright place that looks relatively welcoming. The two young waitresses who were there that afternoon were pleasant and cheerful too! The decor was simple but it works for me, I especially liked the little outdoor area at the back of the cafe. But because it was a little too warm, we chose to dine indoors. The choices on the menu all looked very attractive! They serve mostly Western food with a bit of Japanese twist. I like how they have pictures in the menu too. Sorry. Pet peeve when it comes with menu with no pictures. Ahem. Oh! For people who loves all day breakfast, Vanilla can now join your list of “breakfast cafes” too! Hope you can get an idea of the …

Choupinette

It has been some time since I had a decent brunch at a nice cafe. And seeing all the pictures of Eggs Benedicts and Eggs Florentines on my Instagram, I’m itching for one too! After doing some research online, A and I decided to drop by Choupinette. A told me her last time there was a whooping 7 years ago! SEVEN YEARS! She was only 18 years old back then, so high class leh. I think I eat brunches in food courts when I’m 18 years old! Heh. We chatted with the servers and found out that Choupinette has already been around for a decade! It’s a nice little place – not too many seats and I can imagine it being packed to the brim on Sunday mornings. I mean, it was around 1pm on Wednesday afternoon and it was already quite crowded in there. Note to self: Remember to make reservations in advance on weekends! We got a seat near the windows, I always liked seats with a lot of daylight. The decor is …

Five & Dime

Hello girls! I’m back to show my little trip to another cafe. This time round, it’s to Five & Dime at River Valley. It was a little date for A and I after a busy week and I really love it! I’m wearing my new top from Adan y Eva! I love the top, other than the lovely nude colors that works for me all the time, the quality is super good too! (No need to iron! Hehe!) There is plenty of parking area around the cafe, but that’s probably we visited the cafe during the off-peak hours too. The cafe looks really cute from the outside! I like the colors of the building and how it looks! We got a seat near the main entrance. The design of the place mats on the table is really cute too. Tastefully done! To be honest, I was expecting to see a huge place because the cafe looks quite big on their Facebook Page. There are about less than 15 tables in the cafe but thankfully, they …

Bangkok II

I’m back with more details about my Bangkok trip and more hangouts in the Land of Smiles to recommend! A and I checked in to our second hotel for this trip! I first read about MADUZI Hotel on the internet, and I was blown away by the decor in this hotel, especially their unique bath tubs in all of their rooms! This hotel also views the privacy of their hotel guests importantly. There is no typical check-in counter in this hotel, all paper work are done in your rooms. And the moment you enter the hotel, it just feels like home! There is no crowd around any counters, you don’t see a lot of guests walking around too because there is only slightly more than 40 rooms in there. The hotel do not take guest reservations over the counter, so only prior reservations are accepted. The gates to the hotel are almost always closed too, so you don’t get random strangers streaming in and out. I like it! We were allocated a room on the …

K ki Cafe

A and I will be on our way to our first Bangkok trip together. I did some research on where to go and what to eat, and I was devastated when I realized that Suan Lom Night Market is gone! I used to like that place so much despite the expensive food, etc. After reading some forums and travel sites, I found a couple other night markets! One is called Rod Fai, another one called Ratchada Lad Phrao Night Market. I heard they sell a lot of vintage and 2nd hand stuff. Got no idea how we can get there though, if you have any idea or have been there, please share some information! We would really appreciate it! As for accommodation, we’ll be checking out two hotels – TENFACE and MADUZI Hotel. I’m thrilled! For now, let me share this new cafe we visited at Ann Siang Hill. It’s called K ki and within the same space, you can also find The Little Dröm Store which sells a lot of cute knick knacks, clothes …

Little Part 1

A was excited and smiling sheepishly this afternoon when she told me there is a place she wants to bring me. When I asked her where it was, she blurted it out, then after giving it a second thought, told me she won’t tell me and that I should check it out for myself. And so the car took us to the familiar Upper Thomson area. It passed by the usual stretch where all the cafes we visit are located and went by Thomson Plaza. Before I know it, we pulled over outside a quaint little cafe named Little Part 1 Cafe. What an odd name for a cafe. The name of the cafe was spelt out clearly like how they did it in old school movie theaters. “Little Part 1” makes me wonder if there is a Part 2 or Part 3 somewhere else in Singapore. I guess it’s a good name if the owners are looking at opening up more branches in future! Heh. The cafe is not very big but it has …

Old School Delights

I have heard a lot about Old School Delights! Every time we drive by Upper Thomson Road, A would say “Hey wanna go Old School Delights?” Hahaha! And yes, we finally made our way there earlier this week. I have to say that this place put a smile on my face as soon as I stepped into the cafe. There are lots of stuff that reminds me of my childhood days! Here are some pictures to give you a virtual tour of the place if you haven’t been there before! I LOVE that huge blackboards! I want to have a HUGE blackboard in my future home too! 😀 There are toys and other stuff on sale. Also a lot of old books that you can read or browse through when you’re having a meal. This is a perfect place to have lunch alone because there are so many things around to keep you occupied. They serve cakes, and other Asian food like Mee Siam, Macaroni Soup with Shredded Chicken, etc. I like how we can …

SIXPEGS Giveaway

This is one of the many dresses that A actually likes (on me). And I think the shade of green is gorgeous too! Many thanks to Paper Buttons for the lovely dress. Really love the orange suede bag from Kate Love as well! Awesome material. Courtesy of Paper Buttons and Kate Love, and also matching nail polishes from Nail Splash, I have personally picked some apparels, bags and polishes to give away! IT’S PRESENTS TIME, GIRLS! Here are the three outfits to be given away. I have named them according to how they “feel” like. Heh! The quality of the apparels, bags and nail polishes are all really good and I’m sure you’ll love them when you receive them too! ♥ The first outfit is Wilma. Look smart, confident and comfortable with yourself in this getup! The wide leg pants is absolutely gorgeous and the material is oh-so-comfortable. White sleeveless blouse, high-waist wide leg pants and school bag satchel. Along with this outfit, you will also receive O.P.I’s Pepe’s Purple Passion nail polish! ♥ The …