Poland might not be the first place you’d think of as a holiday destination. But this country has everything, from its history, culture and food to the sea and mountains. And it’s a pretty affordable European destination!
The former royal capital of Poland, 21st century Kraków is a city which still retains its old-world charm. Home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous for its medieval core the Old Town as well as its trendy Jewish quarter Kazimierz, Kraków provides a glimpse into what Europe was like back in the day. READ ON
Seeing how we are stuck with this unforgiving weather all year round, it’s no surprise that many of us are on the perpetual search for new places to get our ice cream fix in Singapore. This time, our search has led us to Mingle Mangle, an ice cream parlour nestled at the edge of Hougang that scoops up a selection of classic and unique ice cream flavours.
Opening its door with little fanfare earlier this year is Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M, a Japanese bakery specialising in handcrafted breads made with flour from Hokkaido. Head baker chef Akira boasts impressive credentials, having worked at Joël Robuchon as well as béni in Singapore.
Particularly popular amongst the Japanese expats, most get their breads for takeaway but the bakery has a small dine-in area if you wish to enjoy their fresh bakes or sandwiches in house. READ ON
The capital and largest city of Germany, Berlin is a city with so much history.
From the Holocaust memorial to remains of the graffitied Berlin Wall, it’s one place you must visit especially if you’re a history buff.
In recent years, Berlin’s social food scene has been buzzing with third-wave cafés due to Berliner’s growing affinity for artisanal coffee and refined taste buds. With more and more cafés popping up, here are some places for a pick-me-up en route your history trip in Berlin.
The coffee scene in Singapore has been thriving, especially with the entrance of many third-wave cafés. And it doesn’t show signs of stopping any time soon. This is good news for coffee aficionados as this means that there’s always a new place to get your caffeine fix.
Previously known as Dancing Goat Specialty Coffee, this coffee shop is not exactly new but it has since been rebranded as Narrative Coffee Stand.
Located on the ground floor of Bras Basah Complex, the coffee shop sports a Kinfolk-esque interior with some bar seats and communal seating. READ ON
Originally known as the Public Utilities Board Building, TripleOne Somerset has undergone several facelifts over the years. Located at the quieter area of Orchard Road, off the main shopping street, it is now operating as a commercial building as well as a shopping mall.
The latest revamp of the TripleOne Somerset sees several new F&B tenants that are exclusive to the mall. Check out our TripleOne Somerset Food Directory to get an overview of what you can expect when the mall fully opens.
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This mod café in the heart of a traditional neighbourhood is Norwegian coffee purveyor Fuglen’s second outlet in Tokyo.
In the vicinity of the historic Senso-Ji, it occupies two floors of Nine Hours capsule hotel. Fans of Fuglen would be glad to know that they can purchase their house blends there. They retail brewing equipment and accessories as well.
There are many ways to soak in the minimalist aesthetics. From cosy communal tables, to window seats to enjoy the sunlight or outdoor seats to people-watch.
Olla Specialty Coffee is a mobile coffee company that has been offering their services to events as well as operating coffee bars for companies, but they have finally found a home at Sunset Way now! Occupying a small shop space under a HDB block, this hole-in-the-wall café is the newest addition to the trove of eateries and bakeries in the neighbourhood.
Although this cosy café focuses mainly on coffee, a selection of teas, chocolate, matcha and chai is offered as well. What’s more, the drinks here are priced between S$3 and S$5.50 – super wallet-friendly prices! You can also pair your drinks with some buttermilk waffles and pastries too.
With its minimalist interior and chill vibes, Olla Specialty Coffee is a great place to grab your mid-day cuppa. READ ON