All cat cafes have this magical power that relegates intelligent ten-fingered human beings to defenseless cat slaves, cooing submissively at our feline masters and being bowled over with each split-second display of cuteness. Evidently, the stars have aligned and our future is clear: cats will take over the world one day.
Meomi Cat Cafe
668 North Bridge Road, S(188801)
Open daily 11am – 10pm
The event took place last weekend at the National Design Centre, showcasing goods and products that are proudly made in Singapore. It’s wonderful to hear how independent makers are so passionate about their crafts and in maintaining quality. Find out more about them at makersofsingapore.com
I brought home a bottle of passionfruit jam from GSH Conserves and I love how the ingredients simply read “passionfruit, lime and sugar” – no preservatives or artificial colourings. Now I have it every morning with bread, and coffee brewed using Liberty Coffee beans.
As VIP members of the Procrastinator’s Club, we took it upon ourselves to sit and wait for the closing date of Singapore Biennale 2013 to draw dangerously near before finally heading down to the museums. Personally, the most memorable works include radioactive chandeliers, sugar diamonds and the rural Burmese classroom. We could only hope that Singaporean artists would have more notable artworks to showcase the next time around.
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.
17 Jalan Pinang S(199149)
Open Tue-Sun: 10am-7pm
Over a week ago, I was drifting soullessly along Rundle Mall Street in Adelaide because I hadn’t had a decent cup of coffee in days… until I spotted, ten meters away across the street, a familiar black parasol that spelt “Toby’s Estate”. My heart pirouetted as we quickened our steps towards our first cup of awesomeness after what felt like eternity.
Which is why I thought it’s about time to visit this tiny cafe down Haji Lane that offers the same Australian coffee. Besides serving consistently good coffee, which my co-workers would gladly attest to, they also have a humble but promising menu. We shared the Grilled Cheese Toasties and a Breakfast Banh Mi. So good, they’d rid of any Monday blues in a jiffy.
23 Haji Lane S(189216)
Open Mon-Wed: 8am-8pm, Thu-Fri: 8am-12am, Sat: 10am-12am, Sun: 10am-8pm