Artistry

Artistry is perhaps one of the most underrated cafes around. I’m a huge fan of their blueberries, ricotta and bacon pancakes, peanut butter and jelly french toast, and truffle fries. That sea salt chocolate fudge cake is deliciously rich and moist too. Do note that the pancakes are only available on weekdays before 12pm and after 2pm.

Artistry
17 Jalan Pinang S(199149)
Open Tue-Sun: 10am-7pm

The U Factory

The U Factory will be stationed at Gillman Barracks from now until 26 Jan, featuring works from local designers and a Monocle pop-up store. Psst, it carries magazines like Cereal and The Travel Almanac at non-inflated prices!

The U Factory
37/38/39 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, S(109452)
Open Tue-Sun: 11am-7pm

Singapore Art Book Fair 2013

Armed with a polka-dotted brolly, we braved the erratic weather for a session of book therapy at Gillman Barracks. It was the inaugural Singapore Art Book Fair, jointly organized by BooksActually and HJGHER. As the fair celebrated the renaissance of printed material, our back muscles were simultaneously reawakened by the mounting weight of our loot.

The wonderful people from Dominie Press showed us how to make the sleeve of a hard cover book. This craft calls for nimble fingers!

St. Kilda Galleon Cafe

Thursday Travels is a weekly column featuring sights and sounds from my wanderlust adventures. Come, fly with me, and we’ll explore strange cultures, exotic eats and everything in-between.

One of our most satisfying meals took place here in this crowded and vibrant cafe at St Kilda. X raved on and on about Eggs Benedict while I polished off every last morsel of the Buttermilk Pancakes with Free Range Bacon and Maple Syrup. Simple dishes executed impeccably make the most comforting of foods. I can’t wait to be back.

The St. Kilda Galleon Cafe
9 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, 3182
Open daily 7am-5pm

Melbourne: Captains of Industry

Thursday Travels is a weekly column featuring sights and sounds from my wanderlust adventures. Come, fly with me, and we’ll explore strange cultures, exotic eats and everything in-between.

Melbourne is speckled with cafes like chocolate chips on a chocolate chip muffin. We figured that we wouldn’t go wrong with a flat white – after all, it originated down under. X was happy to stock up on Uppercut wax as I sneaked peeks into the workshop (read: made-to-order suits, bespoke shoes and leather bags). And that chalkboard menu, it shifts whenever new diners enter, that’s how they roll.

Captains of Industry
Level 1, 2 Somerset PL, Melbourne
Open 9am-5pm daily; Barbershop is closed Sun-Mon.