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

Nam Nam Noodle Bar | Windowsill in the Woods | Swee Choon Tim Sum

As the first half of 2013 stealthily crept past, I pondered over my parched well called savings, and came to accept that I can’t always have everything I want. For example, bacon. But I can learn to be grateful for what I do have, like half a bottle of anti-aging serum, and thankful to every auntie/uncle who mistook me for a student. Either I looked young, or terribly dumb. Hope it’s not the latter.

Nam Nam Noodle Bar
252 North Bridge Road, #B1-46/47, Raffles City Shopping Centre, S(179103)
Open daily 8am-930pm

Windowsill in the Woods
78 Horne Road, S(209078)
Open Tue-Thu: 11am-930pm, Fri: 11am-1030pm, Sat: 10am-1030pm, Sun: 10am-930pm

Swee Choon Tim Sum
183-191 Jalan Besar Road, S(208882)
Open daily 6pm-6am

香港: 澳洲牛奶公司

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.

別被它的店名給騙了,澳洲牛奶公司可是間典型的茶餐廳,點餐除了要快和準,用餐也不能慢吞吞。由於酒店只隔了一條街,所以我們一大清早就來了,不用排隊真好。必點招牌是西煎雙蛋,此外熱奶也很鮮甜。下次我要嘗嘗他們的燉鮮奶喇!

澳洲牛奶公司
佐敦白加士街47號地下
Open daily 730am-11pm

The Coffee Shot

These days, my cravings tend to center around economical hawker fare like Laksa, Char Kuey Teow and Chwee Kuey. Perhaps that’s the mark of a Singaporean: I never get sick of local food. And salmon… and coffee… Well, you get the drift.

So my heart skipped a beat with every morsel of the Otah Pizza, reminiscing childhood visits to a hawker stall which specialised in Otah – spicy, non-spicy, fish, prawn, squid. Maybe setting up a hawker stall isn’t as hip as opening a cafe, but who’s stopping local fare from elevating to the air-conditioned arena?

The Coffee Shot
103 Lavender Street S(338725)
Open Mon, Wed-Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 9am-7pm

Hong Kong: Teakha

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.

In a country where everybody seems to be in a hurry, nestling in a cosy cafe becomes a quiet luxury. Teakha is a tiny waterhole in Sheung Wan that slows time, serving a dose of sanity amid the untameable city.

Teakha
Shop B, 18 Tai Ping Shan Street,Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Open Tue-Sun: 11am-7pm