All posts filed under: Cafés/ Restaurants

Relish X The Coffee Daily

Wild Rocket Burger Creamy Mushroom Linguine Serangoon Gardens is the Holland Village of the north-east. A cluster of shophouses loaded with restaurants, cafes, bars, as well as the hair salon I’ve been going to since I was seven  and ready to take on the world. We spent “Expensive Flower Day” there, away from freezing lecture theatres and offices, for food, coffee and quality time I could never get enough of. If you’re ever in the area, lunch at Relish with a coffee follow up at The Coffee Daily are places I’d recommend for a day date. And what a perfect lazy Sunday that would be. Relish is an astounding place for food photos (or photos in general), with majestic natural light pouring in and bouncing off their white brick walls onto the contrasting black tables, shelves and giant lampshades with a gorgeous floral underside. What a sight. Here, burgers are must-have. The wild rocket burger stars a moist patty slathered with a savoury sarawak pepper cream, plus cheese for an extra $1.80. We also had a …

Cafe Review: RONIN

One of the newest kids in Singapore’s cafe scene doesn’t even have a signboard, or any clear indication from the outside that amazing blends of Genovese coffee are being brewed behind those heavily tinted doors. Walking past and missing this space will be nothing but a shame so look out for the giant metal plate that reads 17 Hong Kong Street, cos that’s the only way I’ll be able to point the shop out to you. There is however no surprise to this “phantom-like” style since RONIN comes from the same good people behind The Plain and The Bravery, similarly inconspicuous along the streets. The Interior Suffice to say, I fell head over heels with the break in uniformity with their furniture. It’s like an orchestra, an ensemble of different chairs and tables that serve the same purpose with a varied sitting experience. Sit at the round communal table with strangers and a smile might spark a conversation, or you might very well wish they weren’t in the background to ruin your shot for the …

Cafe Review: Drury Lane

At first mention, Drury Lane drew me back to the likes of London. Flashbacks of them British streets and characteristic cafes I wish I had more time to while in. That said, I do realize my Europe travel posts have come to a standstill but do stay tuned! The next one brings you with me to the top of Europe, the highest I’ve ever been. So, back to the cafe. It’s difficult to miss the shop since it stands out like a giant bright red phone booth along Tanjong Pagar Road. And of course, what’s more befitting than having its name decked street-sign-style? Look in and you’ll notice limited seating inside: A quaint corner with wooden crates for seats and some bar seats beside the counter. But what greets you at the door besides the day’s specials is a fortunate “More Seats Upstairs”. Phew. What I saw It’s true. You pay as much or as you like for those muffins. Also, I spy a clever use of paper cups as a display holder. While I …