Singapore has many hip cafes in quaint locations but Windowsill in the Woods at Horne Road will probably take the Incongruity Prize. Located opposite the Jalan Besar Stadium along a row of old shop houses with a few interesting neighbours, it has a whimsical exterior which reminded us of children fantasy world. Windowsill Pies stands out of its surrounding because the shopfront just looks so different and interesting. Continue reading →
Walking into Otto Locanda at Maxwell Chambers from the bustling streets around Tanjong Pagar station is like stepping into a different world. The Tanjong Pagar-Maxwell area is generally very busy with lots of people rushing about as it is at the intersection of Anson Road-Shenton Way commercial areas. Otto Locanda is an Italian-style informal eating establishment and it is like an oasis of calm old world charm. There is a relaxing homely feel to the place with predominantly wood furnishing. There are interesting shelves lined with vintage items, olive oil containers, books and tableware. There is also an intimate bar area. Continue reading →
There are many reasons to visit Seoul, South Korea. There are historical sights to see, the food is good and the shopping is wonderful (especially skin care products for the ladies). But there is one thing we have to do when in Seoul – savour the desserts. Today, we would like to share with you two such places which really stood out during a recent trip.
Is it a grocer, bakery, patisserie, fromagerie, bar, cafe or restaurant? Jones the Grocer tries to be all of the above; and at Ion Orchard, they even have an outdoor dining area. They carry a wide range of foods including cheese, wine, specialty coffees and teas as well as gifts & hampers. We think it is simply a good place for brunch.
A waft of freshly baked bread greeted us as we entered the cafe of the Artisan Boulangerie Co (ABC) located at Killiney Road. A large selection of breads and pastry was on display at the long counter just as you walk in. At 11 am on a Sunday, the business at the cafe was brisk. This seems to be a well patronised haunt for residents in the area, with many tables occupied by families with young children. The atmosphere was pleasant and warm, the staff were efficient and attentive. Tranquility, however, is not what you come here for. Continue reading →