It took us a while to visit The Bravery Cafe because we have heard mixed reviews about it. Some people mentioned that the seats are uncomfortable (which is true to an extent), while others commented that there is nothing outstanding and it is just another new cafe.
However, after our first visit to this cafe in the Lavender neighbourhood, we find ourselves returning whenever we are in the vicinity and in need of a caffeine boast.
A lovely weekday afternoon, a quiet day to unwind and relax, a trip to W39 Bistro and Bakery in West Coast. We’ve heard a fair bit about this neighbourhood gem in the West, and a recent trip made us understand why it is well-loved for many reasons.
The rainbow cake is a brilliant creation with multi-coloured layers, and if there was a beauty pageant for cakes, the rainbow cake would win hands-down.
Whether you like it or not, this is one cake that will steal the show at a party or draw the crowd to a cafe. We have a simple and easy rainbow cake recipe for those who want to try baking it at home. But for the rest of us who are more talented at eating than baking, here is a list of cafes that serve rainbow cake in Singapore.
Neko no Niwa, Singapore’s first cat cafe, is officially opening today. Located at Boat Quay, the cafe is named Neko no Niwa, which means ‘cat garden’ in Japanese.
For the uninitiated, a pet cafe is a theme cafe where you pay a time-based fee to watch and play with the residing pets while you have your drink and desserts.
When we were in Seoul earlier this year, we discovered many cats and dogs cafes, and it made us wonder why no one thought of opening a similar concept in Singapore, Now there is finally a place for cat lovers to gather. Neko no Niwa has 13 resident cats, and it is charging S$12/pax for the first hour, and S$5/pax for the subsequent 1/2 hour block. Now, we hope someone will open a dog cafe in Singapore next!
Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa
54A Boat Quay, Level 2
Tel: +65 6536 5319
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & PH: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 2pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place
Photo by Furry-Photos. Nicholas specialises in pet photography and he is based in Singapore. For more information, email him at email@example.com (Note: this is not the contact for the cafe).
Updated on 6 Oct 2014: Restore Living is no longer in operation.
Restore Living is a vintage furniture shop and cafe which is tucked in a shop house along Tanjong Pagar Road. Freshly baked bagels, homemade waffles in a nice and quint cafe surrounded by vintage furniture – it is the formula for a perfect afternoon. All the vintage furniture in the shop is available for sale. If you are looking for a new addition for your place, you can choose your favourite piece and bring it home.
The Duxton Hill area has seen a revival in the recent years, and there are many new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in the neighbourhood. If you work in the area, or if you are looking for a new weekend brunch spot, one of the places that you should check out is Department of Caffeine.
I have been to The Coffee Daily near Serangoon Garden Estate several times in the past few months. It has quite a few good things going for it: the cafe serves a pretty good cup of coffee; the staff are always friendly, genuine and welcoming; it is a cosy place with free wifi to revise for your exams, or to catch up with friends.
Dining out is getting increasingly expensive, and it is difficult to find an affordable restaurant in Singapore which offers decent main courses for under S$20. Which is why Lola’s Cafe at Simon Road deserves a mention. Almost all the dishes on the brunch menu (10am – 3pm) and dinner menu (6pm – 10pm) are priced below S$15 nett. For a wallet-friendly meal, note down Lola’s Cafe.