The story of Dimbulah Coffee is a remarkable one. It sounds like the secret dreams of some jaded desk-bound executives we know. A high flying professional (with no coffee farming or f&b experience) decides to buy a piece of land in Cairns, Australia. He transforms it into a coffee plantation. In 2002, he leaves his job and goes full time into the coffee business, opening the first Dimbulah in Singapore. They are able to boast of a “from plantation to cup” concept. With full control of the variables, they have produced a Dimbulah taste as “chocolatey and with a lingering sweetness”. They now have about 10 cafes in Singapore. Dimbulah Coffee @ Tanjong Pagar Centre is their latest outlet.
Cakes are a type of food that occupies a special place in our hearts (and our stomachs). On special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, we celebrate with a cake. Even on normal days we search for the list of top cake cafes in Singapore. We go to these pleasant places to escape from the humdrum of daily life. Sometimes a slice of cake costs more than our lunch at the food court. But a beautiful cake in a peaceful setting never fails to brighten our spirits. Even better when it tastes as good as it looks. These days, thanks to the opening so many cake cafes in Singapore, we are spoiled for choice. Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) list of our favourite cake cafes in Singapore.
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.
PS Cafe Fullerton is the newest PS Cafe to open in Singapore. It is the seventh and the largest PS Cafe in Singapore. They have certainly come a long way since their early days when the cafe took up just a corner of the Project Shop. We always look forward to new PS Cafe openings not because of the food (as they tend to serve similar types of food), but because of their impressive interior designs. In terms of decor, we think that PS Cafe Fullerton takes the cake. We take you on a tour of the biggest and latest PS Cafe before we show you what we had for lunch.
If you are deciding whether to go Nesuto Patisserie to try their famous cakes, the answer is a simple one – yes. This minimalist cafe in Tanjong Pagar serves those beautiful looking cakes that are light and yummy. The kind that we have come to expect from good Japanese-French patisseries. But there is one thing you need to know before you head over to Nesuto.
Today’s post is about desserts and coffee at an Italian restaurant, Brunetti Tanglin Mall. We did not know about much this restaurant, but it had the most obscene display of desserts. Cakes of all shapes, gelato, cookies, macaroons – all types of desserts we can think of was there and in abundant quantities. There must be a million calories of sweet things in the display case. We suggest you flip through the photos below very quickly, or you might gain weight just by looking at them.