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Cafe Review: The Lokal

“Lokated” on the sleeves of Duxton along Neil Road, The Lokal serves up Aussie-style brunch items in a laid back environment carefully decked out in 50 shades of blue — a nice visual distinction from the majority of third-wave cafes in Singapore. The Space Apart from cushioned seats that line the perimeter of the cafe, a communal table sits out front at the entrance — a homely corner that looks absolutely deserving of a feature in a home & living magazine. Walk further in and grab a place at the back if you’re in for a live culinary show from their open-concept kitchen. The three counter seats get you an unobstructed view, together with lovely chat with the Chef. (PS. His daunting glare washes away with a friendly hello.) The Food Available from 9am till 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend brunch menu comprises healthier options like granola, quinoa and smashed avocado on sourdough. Clearly, we went to the dark side and had a meat-off with our picks from the selection of wholesome burgers and sandwiches. …

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Cafe Review: One Man Coffee

Upper Thomson Road is one street sprawled with more food spots than dots on a dalmatian and while it’s not the most accessible location at the moment (to me, accessible means an mrt station located nearby), it is a place I would like travel to more often, especially for their newest coffee joint – One Man Coffee. At first glance: A quirky witty logo, cartoons and coffee? – I think I’ll like it here. I did.  Sharing four walls and an alfresco area with Crust Pizzeria, One Man Coffee shines in the chirpy space along with the rising sun and goes to bed by the evening, when delightful pizzas come out to play. The limited seating may pose a problem when the promising cafe rises in popularity (probably some time now, since I visited it a week after their opening) but I really hope they don’t clutter the currently comfortable space with more tables to lose its cosy charm. Lucky for us, we arrived the first day they introduced brunch specials to the menu. One …

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 …