Cafes and dessert shops are always offering the ubiquitous fare – copying one another, following the crowd and what not – so how do you stand out?
How’s it if you can D.I.Y your own coffee and bread buns (like Shibuya toasts) with wooden blocks equipped with RFID tags? Blocs Inc. is one cafe to look out for, and they are making waves in the industry by introducing this unique concept, unlike any that we have seen here in Singapore.
BurgerUP is a homegrown fast food burger joint that has recently opened its second outlet in Singapore at Waterway Point in Punggol. The concept is simple – to bring gourmet-style burgers in a quick and fuss-free style.
However, what sets it apart from your typical fast food chain is the quality of ingredients used to elevate every burger. You can D.I.Y your own burger, and everything is done and ordered from a touch-screen menu located at the front of the shop. Worry not about queues as there are at least 5 of these menus available.
We saw a big range of burgers and even rice dishes (yes, we are not kidding!) here, with sides such as fries, nuggets and wings. BurgerUP sure is a great new place to check out.
Black Kettle is not a spin-off from popular Melburnian establishment, but an impressive up-and-coming independent Malaysian cafe that is set to raise the bar for other Australian-style bistros in Georgetown, Penang.
Located in a restored heritage shophouse, the 5-month-old cafe is within walking distance from famous attractions Pinang Peranakan Museum and Chew Jetty.
Strategically located in the heart of Orchard is Bar Canary, an open-air bar perched on the fourth level of 5-star Grand Park Orchard Hotel. When daylight wanes away, mesmerising fairy lights illuminate the alfresco bar – one of Orchard Road’s best kept secrets and an absolute must-visit.
What makes Bar Canary even more enticing is its current irresistible “Beat the Clock” deal.
Indulge in either a bucket of eight bottles of beer or a bottle of red/white wine and four signature cocktails of your choice at $60++ at 6pm, $70++ at 7pm, $80++ at 8pm and $90++ at 9pm. Needless to say, the early bird catches the worm!
While strolling down a less populated part of Bangkok, we stumbled upon a small and quirky cafe – Bangkoku Cafe, which immediately sparked our interest. Located just beside one of Bangkok’s most popular old-school barbers – Good Old Days Barber Shop – we were delighted by the cosy cafe’s reasonably priced drinks.
Sprawled on the walls are various menu items, from typical coffee to some very interesting alcoholic cocktails. Although this cafe has a limited food menu of a few cakes and sweet treats, the great drinks were enough to keep us happy.
With so many overly-publicised big cafes in Bangkok, it was nice to see a simple and humble cafe like Bangkoku Cafe.
Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups are just about the simplest form of happiness. They are easy to make, ingredients required are readily available, and when done well, they taste extraordinarily satisfying.
Possibly the most delicious breakfast you can make for yourself, we honestly think it is easier to screw up an egg omelette than this wondrous creation. Follow our recipe and you are on your way to amazing Bacon Wrapped Egg Cups for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper… anytime, actually.
Located strategically along Bali Lane, taking over the space of the now-defunct Honeycomb, Brother Bird is a brand new concept by the folks behind Stateland Cafe. They are probably no strangers by now, for they have been dominating the social media platforms with their ultra adorable looking soft serve.
Brizo Restaurant & Bar at Park Hotel Clarke Quay has always been loved for their seafood buffet, with rotating themes every quarter so there will always be something to look forward to. Its latest theme is ‘Ahoy! It’s Seafood Night!’, and this free-flow feast features over 20 types of seafood, several hot live stations and a mouthwatering selection of desserts that will give you the bang for your buck.
Customers get to dig into unlimited portions of premium seafood dishes such as the famous Singapore Chilli Crab, Mediterranean seafood paella, freshly shucked French oysters and more delicacies.
Priced at S$65++ per adult, the amount one pays is considered a steal when compared to many other seafood buffets in Singapore. You get unparalleled variety for what you pay! Children under six years old dines for free. ‘Ahoy! It’s Seafood Night!’ buffet is available till 27 December 2015 from every Thursday to Sunday night.
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