Located in East Past Park, East Coast Commune is more hip chic than hippie commune. The new cafe in Marine Cove is a family friendly space with inviting interiors, good coffee and palatable cafe fare.
TAP Craft Beer Raffles City is a modern pub that serves a range of craft beers on tap and food to eat with the booze. At $10++ a pint throughout the day, TAP seemed like the place to go for a drink and some quick bites on a hot day.
Shima restaurant at Goodwood Park Hotel was the first teppanyaki restaurant in Singapore, set up in 1980. It is also said to be the oldest Japanese restaurant in Singapore. We tried the Shima restaurant teppanyaki semi-buffet with unlimited servings of chicken and beef tenderloin during the end-December holidays.
Ottoman Turkish Delights at Bussorah Street is a delightful Turkish bakery and confectionery. It was one of the places we stopped by when we did a walkabout of the Singapore Kampong Glam area during the December holidays. There were many folks like us walking about in the area near the Sultan Mosque. Local tourists, discovering new places which we had hitherto not noticed before.
Parallel Coffee Roasters Cafe at Duxton Hill was where we ended up for coffee after our lunch at Beng Who Cooks along Neil Road. The cafe has a peaceful environment. The coffee was good and reasonably priced. The pastries however are unikely to win any prizes in a beauty contest.
Nine thirty in the morning is a good time for brunch and Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate is a good place to have weekend brunch in Katong.