Coffee break at Orange Thimble cafe, Tiong Bahru

We stopped by for a coffee and cake break at Orange Thimble cafe, Tiong Bahru not because we needed to eat or drink, but simply to satisfy our curiosity.  The Orange Thimble cafe is an attractive cafe on Eng Hoon Street.  We had to see what the inside looks like.

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Dal.komm Coffee Singapore opens in Centrepoint

The new Dal.komm Coffee Singapore cafe opened in Centrepoint recently. Just as  Katz’s Delicatessen became well-known by hosting the famous scene of Meg Ryan’s contrived happiness in When Harry Met Sally, Dal.komm Coffee is well-loved by fans of Korean drama hit – Descendants Of The Sun (DOTS).  According to their website, the cafe was launched by Danal, a mobile payment company. The name comes from combining “Dal” from Danal and “komm” which is “come” in German to form the phrase “come to Danal”.

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Bird Bird at Frankel Avenue

Bird Bird at Frankel Avenue

Bird Bird at Frankel Avenue

Bird Bird at Frankel Avenue is a restaurant by Chef Bjorn Shen of the fashionable Artichoke. He opened Bird Bird House of Thai Chicken in Ann Siang Road back in 2015. Bird Bird House had mixed reviews but its fried chicken was popular. Bird Bird’s move to Frankel is not just moving to a new location but moving into a new concept – one which concentrates on fried chicken. Bird Bird at Frankel Avenue is a simple American-style fried chicken restaurant.
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TOP New Cafes Singapore 2016

Inexpensive romantic restaurants

The year 2016 started off slowly, but the slew of new cafes opening in 2016 picked up steam as the year progressed. Now that 2016 is almost over and 2017 is just around the corner, here is The Ordinary Patrons’ list of TOP New Cafes Singapore 2016, a look back at the best new cafes that we tried in 2016.

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Caffè Vergnano 1882 – New Cafe in South Beach

Caffè Vergnano 1882

Caffè Vergnano 1882

Coffee is an afterthought in many restaurants, and even some cafes, in Singapore. That is definitely not the case at the newly opened Caffè Vergnano 1882. Founded in 1882, Caffè Vergnano is Italy’s oldest family-owned coffee roasters. The traditional Italian dedication to serving a good cup of coffee is evident in the beautifully appointed Caffè Vergnano 1882 at South Beach  – from the range of equipment and accessories for making coffee to the expertise and care of the baristas in making coffee one cup at a time. The Italian cafe bar also serves some nice food to go with their good coffee.

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Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh

Ji Xiang Confectionery

Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh

Ji Xiang Confectionery in Everton Park specializes in traditional Ang Ku Kueh. We think they make one the best ang ku kuehs money can buy in Singapore. Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kuehs are made fresh on the premises in batches. Ji Xiang ang ku kuehs are not all “ang” – as they come in many colours with different fillings. It is not unusual to see a queue at Ji Xiang Confectionery. Sometimes when you reach the front of the queue, certain varieties of the ang ku kuehs would have run out. On a recent visit to Ji Xiang Confectionery, we managed to buy most of the different varieties of ang ku kuehs available. Continue reading →