Are you sick of the ubiquitous cafes in Singapore? Perhaps it is time for café hoppers to start looking across the Causeway. The growth of hipster coffee shops has extended beyond Singapore’s national borders and spilled into nearby Malaysian city Johor Bahru.
There is even a street in Johor Bahru unanimously coined by visitors as ‘Hipster Street’! The stretch of road is called Jalan Dhoby and is home to several up-and-coming cafes.
And Bev C Cafe has stood out effortlessly with its unpretentious entrance and homely rustic interiors. Technically speaking, Bev C is not just a café, but also a fashion boutique store. The shop house loft is simply sleek and sick (in a good way) – we love every part of it and will definitely be back.
If you are looking to dine in Marina Bay Sands without burning a hole in your wallet, Beanstro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shall well be your answer. Offering a wide variety of mains, desserts and drinks, Beanstro is a lovely bistro that boasts a casual and laid-back vibe for shoppers and weekenders.
If you are craving for cafe fare, Beanstro also offers a variety of all-day breakfast mains. Expect a generous serving of the classic Eggs Benedict and other scrumptious choices such as Croque Madame and Crustaceans Omelette.
Let us not forget that Beanstro offers The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s signature drinks like coffee and ice blended drinks; perfect pair-ups with your hearty mains. Here, we share with you all the goodness about Beanstro at Marina Bay Sands that we love.
BERGS has one of Singapore’s best and most affordable burgers around with an extensive menu where you can choose between a small (already substantially huge) and an even bigger one.
It is definitely the place to go if you are ravenous and craving for a hearty burger. With four outlets island wide, we can see why people return here for the amazing burgers.
Ever get confused with the different dumpling names as they are all either in Mandarin Chinese or in a Chinese dialect? We know, it can be pretty frustrating – especially when you are in-charge of ordering. We thought this beginner’s guide to the most commonly consumed dim sum in Asia will do you some good, and they include many of the more popular ones Hong Kong egg tarts to the well-loved Shanghai Xiao Long Baos.
It is actually pretty fun to dissect your dim sum (mentally, of course) and to know what each piece is made of, right? They may be of the simplest ingredients, but these exquisite bite-size delicacies are ever popular with the world for many reasons. We had so much fun understanding more about them as we put this guide together for you.
Feel at ease the next time you visit a dim sum restaurant with our Beginner’s Dim Sum Guide to 15 Essential Dim Sum You Must Try.
Established since 2007, Bar Bar Black Sheep (BBBS) is our favourite bistro-with-a-coffee-shop-setting when we need an affordable yet hearty meal. For the uninitiated, it has a coffee shop setting because there are multiple kitchens whipping up cuisines of different sorts. But the convenience is having a combined menu and single payment.
The new branch at Holland Village – its 5th outlet – might just become our favourite one yet, because it is with a Japanese twist and is more like an izakaya; think a line-up of Japanese fare and a wide selection of sake and beers. That’s comfort level 100% – for both our tastebuds and wallet.
Staying true to Bar Bar Black Sheep’s philosophy of serving affordable comfort food in a casual and chill-out setting, every dish on the Japanese izakaya menu is well priced under S$15. It is fuss-free, and the prices are unbelievably affordable, you’d do a double take and wonder if you were really at a bistro or a coffee shop!
And, guess what? Set lunches are only S$10 nett! Every reason to make a trip down to Bar Bar Black Sheep at Holland Village. If you need some recommendations on what to order, we will share them with you in just a bit!
Regular readers will know that we are strong advocators of using HungryGoWhere Online Reservations when we want to make bookings for restaurants. Other than the fact that it is convenient, easy and free to use, you can also enjoy special deals when you make reservations through HungryGoWhere Online Reservations.
If you have missed our previous post, Dian Xiao Er is giving away a free Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs till 30 April 2015. On top of that, we have two more reasons why you should try using HungryGoWhere Online Reservations – The Boiler Louisiana Seafood & Beer is giving away a free lobster (worth S$75++), while Spizza Mercato is offering a free 10″ pizza (worth up to S$21++).
HungryGoWhere Online Reservations is an online booking system for restaurants that we trust and if you haven’t used it before, it is just about the right time now to try it for yourself. From now till April, they have a series of special promotions when you book a table through its online reservations system.
Making a reservation for your favourite restaurant online is not only convenient and super easy (it takes just a minute to book and confirm a table), you also get to enjoy certain perks when you book through HungryGoWhere Online Reservations. Yes, we are so done with calling up restaurants and waiting for a decade before they pick up the phone, before waiting another three decades for them to confirm a table for us. Online reservation is the way to go!
To tempt you first, you get a free Duck Roasted with Ten Wonder Herbs at Dian Xiao Er when you book online with HungryGoWhere. Over at Brussel Sprouts, they are giving away a serving of Mussels when you make your reservation through the website.
Bonusbay is a shopping portal that provides a free service that helps you get money back on your online purchases – with no strings attached. Whether you are shopping at Zalora, getting a new iPhone from Apple Store, booking a hotel on Agoda or getting your flights from Qatar for your next holiday, you get bonus cashback as long as you connect to the websites through Bonusbay.
It is a brilliant platform that encourages savings while shopping, and trust us on this – it is easy peasy and it takes just a few more clicks to enjoy the cashback. Why say no to savings, right?
So how does it work, you’d wonder? Read on to find out more about how you can shop and save with Bonusbay giving you cashback for your online shopping – a free service that is so good and unconditional, you’d wonder if it’s true. And yes, it is true.