The Owl has flown to the Courtyard. The Owl Cafe operated as a pop up store of sort along a narrow corridor in the National Gallery Singapore. Earlier this year it moved into the space vacated by the Padang Cafe and took on a new name. Courtyard Café National Gallery Singapore located on the ground level of Supreme Court Wing is a casual diner serving Straits Asian food, good coffee and a selection of traditional kuehs.
There are not many Mexican restaurants in Singapore. Mexican cuisine is also not something that often comes to mind when the time comes to decide where to eat. As it has been some time since our last visit to a Mexican restaurant in Singapore, we thought it was time to have some Mexican for lunch. We headed for the El Mero Mero Mexican Restaurant in CHIJMES, just across the road from Raffles City.
A new cafe, Glasshouse CHIJMES has sprouted out of nowhere in the grounds of the former CHIJ. As its name suggests, Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar is a petite cafe offering coffee and light food out of a glass box. It is an interesting place which we had to check it out.
Shop Wonderland is a cafe and floral studio on Telok Ayer Street. Its immediate neighbour is the ever crowded Sarnies Cafe. The cafe is located on the ground floor. The flower shop lives upstairs. We had brunch at the Shop Wonderland cafe on a weekend. We were curious to see what the floral studio was like but unfortunately it was closed.
The Peach Garden OCBC Centre Chinese restaurant is an impressive place. It takes up a large space on the 33rd floor of the OCBC Bank’s head office building along Chulia Street. If the spaciousness of the place does not take your breath clear away, the clear aerial view over Singapore probably will. We were there for a sumptuous dim sum and Peking duck lunch.
The Autobus Cafe is a new restaurant in OUE Downtown Gallery that also sells high-end bicycles and associated peripherals. The ground floor cafe is located at the junction of Shenton Way and Maxwell Road. There are attractive bicycle racks outside. Cyclists can park and eat very conveniently at The Autobus cafe. We were there for brunch on the weekend and quite a few tables around us were occupied by folks suited up with flashy and very tight lycra cycling gear.