All posts tagged: Café Hopping

Food Review: GRUB cafe @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Grub is nicely located in the middle of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. It has a nice brick-wall interior blended with the glass planes. It boasts its responsible ingredients-inspired menus and delicious food. For dinner, they have slightly more items compared to lunch. They mainly serve western food, with a few fusion dishes. Their Chilli Crab Pasta(S$18) had a good balance between the sweet and the spiciness. The linguine absorbed the flavour from the sauce nicely, making it very tasty. The soft shell crab was well seasoned and gave the pasta a bit more texture to it. The GRUB Cheeseburger(S$13) was nicely done. The meat was well seasoned, and flavourful. The proportions were balanced so that none of the ingredients overpowered the other. My only complain is that the bun was too sweet for my taste. The fries on the side was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Lastly we ordered a Truffle Bacon Baked Eggs(S$9). The mushrooms absorbed the truffle and bacon flavour nicely; but still able to taste the mushroom …

Food Review: Word. @ Upper Thomson Road

Located behind the upcoming Springleaf MRT station of the Thomson-East Coast Line is a newly opened cafe called Word. It has an industrial, rustic theme going on. Their menu focuses mainly on Asian fusion-ed with western cuisine, and quite punnily-named menu items as well. Cut the Crab (S$15) which is their homemade crab cakes was nicely breaded and pretty salty on its own. The sauce tastes like a combination of a Thousand Island Dressing and a lemon vinaigrette. The pairing went perfectly with each other, toning down the saltiness from the crab cakes. The Vongole Le Cream (S$14) was kind of bland and a tad bit more salt would have been nice. It has quite a large portion, pretty creamy and has a similar taste to a carbonara. However it lacks some sort of meat, so this dish is kinda pricey. We also ordered the chix lollipop (S$14). The chicken was cooked perfectly. The meat comes off the bone nicely and was tender. It is quite an interesting fusion dish, using the Chinese stir-fry black pepper sauce …

Review: The Cat Cafe @ Bugis Village, Singapore

When I was in Singapore for the holidays, my friends Sam and Don brought me to the Cat Cafe. Located in the heart of the ever-busy Bugis, is this accessible cafe where you can chill and enjoy the company of the resident cats. To be honest, I was kind of reluctant when Don suggested that we hang out here as I am a dog-person (and forever will be. I shall not be swayed!) But I figured it’ll be an interesting experience and so I braved on. The entry fee is $15 for unlimited minutes of cat time and a complimentary first drink. You can always have your meal there by ordering from their decent array of food items. 🙂 What I really enjoyed about the Cat Cafe is the relaxed atmosphere; with the cats lazing about/sleeping and the pitter-patter of the rain outside, it was a purr-fect little escape from hustling and bustling Singapore. Unfortunately, we got there during the cats’ nap times, so most of them were sleeping there instead of walking around the cafe. Looking at them …

Quick Coffee: Five By Five

At Upper Thomson Road, lies this cafe hidden behind the main street. Walking in, you can feel a very chill, relaxed atmosphere. The menu has a variety of breakfast/brunch items. If you are looking for an array of desserts, this place is not for you. Now for the main part; the COFFEE. We ordered a latte(S$4.5) and a cappuccino(S$4.5). The latte had a hint of sourness, light and not too milky. The cappuccino was quite bitter, light but rough. For both cups of coffee, the art was the same, just in case you are into that. Not to mention if you like the smell of coffee, the aroma is not really there at all. Overall the coffee is not the best, nor the worst. It seats nicely somewhere in the middle. Coffee Rating: 6/10 Located at: #01-03, Thomson V One, 9 Sin Ming Rd, 575630 For more information check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fivebyfive.sg

Cafe Review: The General Sherman

Saturday mornings are the best time to go out and explore new cafes… And after many failed attempts, I finally had the chance to visit The General Sherman. Located right opposite Fiona Stanley Hospital is a cute little cafe, perfect for a little me-time as it’s quiet on the weekends. The decor in the cafe has an industrial meets organic kind of vibe. With all the natural light shining in from the full-panel windows that is surrounding the cafe to the rustic pieces, I couldn’t help but love the brunch feels that I was getting. In addition to that, I love the fact that they had a kitchen, which basically means that I’m free from the fridge food choices! Yay! After much deliberation, I finally decided on an iced coffee($5) and the Pulled Pork Benedict ($19) as I felt that it was a unique dish that you wouldn’t usually find other cafe menus. And I’m glad to say that it did not disappoint!!    Needless to say, I polished off every bit of my yummy brunch, from …