When was the last time you saw a spittoon in service in Singapore? For us it was probably in the 70s hidden under a well-used marble-topped table in a traditional coffee shop. So it was a surprise to see this previously disgusting thing in full display outside The Guild Singapore. This new Keong Saik Road bar and restaurant is a collaboration by “Hong Kong’s highest rated and largest independent craft brewery”, Young Master Brewery and Chef Vinny Lauria.
Wildfire Burgers 313 Somerset is a cafe and bar with a tantalising offering of burgers from Triple Bacon Burger and Truffled Mushroom Burge to Westholme Wagyu Shabu Burger and Vegetarian “Pulled Pork” Burger. It has special deals from time to time. Currently, it has a 1-For-1 Weekday Promotion. From 12 noon to 6 pm on Monday to Friday, order 1 Shabu Shabu Burger and you get another one free and there is also 1-For-1 on all draught beer.
We have not seen the word “coffeehouse” used in a long while. We associate the word with the cafes of the 70s such as the Skillets Coffeehouse in Supreme House. At that time it was used to denote a trendy Westernised restaurant. Then in the 90s the description fell into disuse. Coffeehouses were no longer in fashion. But like all things fashionable, they (like bell bottoms) do come back. Atlas Coffeehouse is located in Singapore’s equivalent of the Flatiron Building in New York City. While not as tall as the one in NYC, No 6 Duke’s Road is also a building with a sharp corner at the junction of Bukit Timah and Duke’s Road. The star occupant at this building is Atlas Coffeehouse on the ground floor. Almost in the middle of nowhere, we were surprised to see a bustling cafe with full occupancy on a weekday morning.