It was lovely to step into the quaint little coffee house, Collective Brewers, along the rather quiet Changi Road on a weekday afternoon. The interior was spacious with very ample sunlight flowing in. We could also catch a whiff of the aromatic coffee being served to other customers.
While we came specifically for the Cold Drip coffee, we saw a ton of awesome hot food on the menu; think pastas and burgers.
So here’s sharing some simple thoughts on what we liked about Collective Brewers – yes yes yes, their coffee please.
Tucked away in the iconic former Singapore Badminton Hall, Brawn & Brains provides a nice and fresh twist to the older surrounding buildings. The clean interior of the cafe allows for ample natural light to stream in – making great Insta-worthy moments.
We were greeted by a full house on a weekday lunch hour. That did not stop us from stepping in. We were welcomed by fresh bakes on display, as well as savoury lunch options. The neat interior with greyish tones makes it an ideal cafe for a nice comforting meal; you bet we were in love.
The Katong district used to be home to countless of prestigious residential estates up to the mid 20th century. It was later taken over by the government and rebuilt to what we see today – donned with Peranakan-inspired shophouses, and in them lies many hidden gems and secrets. The famed Katong Laksa is located in the vicinity too.
And in the recent years, the number of cafes we can find at Tanjong Katong or Joo Chat is increasing. It is undoubtedly a prime spot in the eyes of cafe owners, and we can see new themed establishments emerging in the area. We are often jealous of the dining choices that residents living there can get; well, it is almost impossible to run out of food options if you live in that district. But anything for food; we are always dining out at Tanjong Katong and Joo Chiat!
For those who need some help, here is a Guide To The 13 Cafes In Tanjong Katong And Joo Chiat. It might take some time to conquer them all, but it will be fun.
Run by the folks behind Awfully Chocolate, Sinpopo Brand is a nostalgic café along Joo Chiat Road and it encompasses everything a good cafe should be – welcoming and cosy, comforting local food with a twist, and exceptionally interesting desserts and drinks. And what Sinpopo impressed us with the most is the attention to details and all its subtle nostalgic touches – evident from the interior and dishes.
Stepping into Sinpopo, their love for all things retro is evident from the design, and it will surely invoke a sense of nostalgia. We were particularly drawn to the menu design too! You will see why when it is your turn to dine there.
Of special name-cards and customised menus modelled after old school attendance books, an old television, songs from the 80′s and 90′s, vintage chairs and tiles, and a kitchen that whets your appetite with comfort fare that we grew up loving, here are some of the things we love so much about Sinpopo Brand.
If sipping cocktail is something you love, can we interest you with a Cocktail Making Workshop with us at Changi City Point? It will be a fun day out, and a great chance for us to meet you lovely readers who have always been with us through our gluttonous journey!
Come August, our team is partnering Changi City Point in bringing you a fun-filled cocktail making workshop at Table Manners, one of the outdoor alfresco dining restaurants at The Oasis, where we get to hang out together over chats and drinks.
50 readers will be invited to join us on 16 August 2015 from 4pm to 6pm, and we will be watching several cocktail demonstrations. This Cocktail Making Workshop is exclusively for Ladyironchef’s readers, and is completely free of charge.
Here is what to expect, and how to win entries to this event:
Changi City Point is a three-level mall conveniently located beside Expo MRT Train Station. Hailed as one of Singapore’s largest premium outlets precinct, Changi City Point has a significant number of global retail brands under its roof.
What most people do not know about Changi City Point is the existence of a hidden gem called The Oasis; we love that place. The serene sanctuary is tucked away at a far corner of level one and surrounded by beautiful lush greenery. It is home to four established restaurants and bars, namely FIVE Izakaya, MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill, RessRoom and Table Manners.
The Oasis at Changi City Point offers a temporary escape from suffocating city crowds and is perfect for after-work drinks, lunch dates and family outings. From now till 16 August 2015, spend S$10 at Changi City Point to stand a chance to win a 3D2N Studio Terrace staycation at Capri By Fraser, Changi City and other exciting prizes. In conjunction with Singapore’s 50th National Day Celebrations, each tenant is also offering a special SG50 promotion.
Read on more to find out what each restaurant has to offer and what prizes are up for grabs.
If you are living around the Bedok area or anywhere in the East of Singapore, you have to try FATCAT Ice Cream Bar at least once in your life. They have a variety of interesting ice cream flavours and other beautiful desserts to choose from.
You might have seen the popular Charcoal Waffles with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce in our previous Unique Waffles Guide in Singapore but FATCAT Ice Cream Bar definitely has a lot more to offer. Lime Mojito Spheres? Raspberry Banana Chocolate Truffles? Yes to all!
We’ve always griped about the fact that cafes are all about unhealthy food that are packed with sins, and all that talk about balanced diets almost does not exist. Most of the time, all we get is some sad-looking arugula on the side that honestly looks less appetising than grass, and we have reached the point of giving up on having our dose of fibre at cafes.
Then, Fresh Fruits Lab (FFL) at Changi Road came along, and we found hope all over again. This cafe is all about inculcating fresh fruits into their food and drinks! Well, as its name suggests, it prides itself as a heaven for all fruits lovers.
The whole space is fully utilised, with colours everywhere, and very artistic. Quirky displays fill the cafe, and we love how it feels like a hippy laboratory with the many apparatus on display. Even the drinks are served in test tubes and conical flasks!