Halcyon & Crane – Gorgeous New Café In Paragon Where Mala Meets All-Day Brunch

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Many cafés in Singapore deliver in terms of aesthetics but we dare say that finding one that boasts marvellous interiors and brilliantly fuses the best of two very different cuisines is on a whole different level.

Helmed by the team behind Birds Of A Feather over at Amoy Street, Halcyon & Crane is a new café that recently opened up in The Paragon, Singapore, whose menu focuses on Modern-European dishes with a touch of Sichuan flavours. Most of their dishes feature a myriad of Szechuan spices and while rich, aromatic and authentic in flavour, Halcyon & Crane keep their dishes fairly healthy with the use of wholesome grains and fresh fruits.

Hankering for a memorable brunch in the heart of town? Here’s why you should make sure to pay Halcyon & Crane a visit the next time you are in the area.

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Fresh Fruits Lab Z – Kids Dine For Free At FFL’s Second Cafe In The West Of Singapore

Fresh Fruits Lab FFL Collage

Our favourite Fresh Fruits Lab (FFL) is back at it again. They have opened a second cafe—Fresh Fruits Lab Z Edition—in Clementi just behind NUS.

The new outlet is nothing short of amazing. Just like their previous branch, they stick to the core of incorporating fruits into their menu as much as possible, being kid-friendly, and serving up absolutely delicious food at even more reasonable prices than before.

Fresh Fruits Lab Z

We already know what’s great at their first branch, so what is it about The Z Edition that makes it fantastic? A bouncy castle for kids during the weekends! And on top of that, there are some tweaks to the menu and here is everything we love.

From now until 30 Nov 2018, kids below 8 dine for free during weekends at Fresh Fruits Lab Z when you quote ‘ladyironchef’. Every order of a main course comes with a complimentary kid’s main (from the kids’ menu).

Calling all mommies: this is also the next brunch spot you must bring your kids to for a jolly good time!

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19 Cafes In Singapore That Open On Mondays To Perk Up Your Back-To-Work Blues

Cafes That Open On Mondays

Hardly anyone enjoys the idea of returning to work on Monday after an entire weekend of pure relaxation and fun. But such is life, isn’t it?

Thankfully, there are more ways than one to alleviate said Monday blues and one of the best ways we know how is to treat ourselves to a solid cafe meal. Taking into consideration the full-works, from artisanal coffees, teas to a plethora of over-the-top cafe grub, if there was ever a way to cheer us up on a dull workday, those would surely help.

Here is our guide to 19 cafes that open on Mondays for you to treat yourself on a dreadful, soul-crushing Monday.
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Daily Affairs – Tasty Stews & Decadent Rice Bowls With A Side Of Good Vibes

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Located just a stone’s throw away from Newton MRT Station, Daily Affairs is a humble, non-pretentious cafe that serves up comforting nosh with a side of good vibes. The place is dimly lit but it brings a warm and cosy feeling, making it a great place for a nice and quiet chitchat session with your friends and family.

The cafe prides themselves on using fresh herbs that they grow in their own backyard—something not commonly seen in most cafes. The food served here is really affordable, is of great quality and is actually pretty darn heartwarming.

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[Closed] Scissors Paper Stove – Tuck Into Asian-Inspired Tapas & Cocktails At This Beautiful Cafe

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Inspired by their Melbourne travels, owners Januver and Chomel started Scissors Paper Stove to celebrate the diversity of Asian culinary techniques and our communal dining culture.

Their menu focuses on a neat range of tapas that are great for sharing among friends and family, as well as other homemade recipes and a small selection of desserts. The cheerful space is perfect for any occasion—whether you are in the mood for a morning pick-me-up or some booze to unwind after a long day.

While some may say that Asian fusion tapas served in colourful tingkats and Asian-inspired cocktails—think vodka with amaretto, milo and condensed milk—sound too much like a marketing gimmick, we applaud the team’s creativity in using familiar Asian flavours to create something new. READ ON

Oriole Coffee + Bar: Brunch, Coffee, Booze, Live Music & S$1++ Har Cheong Gai

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A well-known gem for quality brunch item and strategic location near Somerset MRT station, Oriole Coffee + Bar has recently expanded their menu and upped their game in the local cafe and bar scene.

Whether it is gourmet coffee that you are craving or alcohol for you to indulge in during a night out with your friends, Oriole Coffee + Bar posits as one of the best spots in town for you to have a meal at and chill out. Founded in 2008, this diner has an interesting concept as it transforms from a hipster cafe during the daytime to a snazzy bar by dusk.

Oriole Group Shot

We’ve been frequenting Oriole Coffee + Bar since its opening and we have to say that their food and coffee are consistently good—if not, getting better and better over the years—and it is one of our favourite cafes in Singapore.

From now until 31 May 2018, diners who spend S$35++ with Mastercard are treated to Oriole Coffee + Bar’s signature Har Cheong Gai at only $1++! Do note that the promotion is only valid from Monday through Friday, 11am to 3pm, excluding eve and day of public holidays at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard outlet.

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Shop Wonderland – This Whimsical Floral Cafe Will Teleport You To Wonderland

Shop Wonderland

Nestled within Singapore’s fast-paced Central Business District lies a beautiful botanical cafe. Step into Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio—a dreamy and whimsical floral cafe that will teleport you to a magical wonderland.

As opposed to the other artisan cafes lying along the Telok Ayer stretch, Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio is more than just a cafe with pretty desserts and there are many reasons why you should visit right now.

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5 Food Places At Seletar Aerospace Park – A Hidden Dining Enclave In The North

Seletar Aerospace Park

The Oval at Seletar Aerospace Park is often dubbed as the “Dempsey in the North”. Located in the far-flung area of Singapore, this lifestyle dining enclave is home to several eateries housed in refurbished colonial bungalows.

The rustic vibes from these grand colonial buildings exude a tranquil English countryside charm where visitors are able to enjoy some quiet time away from the mayhem of the city.

Whether you are looking for an adventure to discover new OOTD spots or a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle, here is what you can find at The Oval At Seletar Aerospace Park. READ ON

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