Department of Caffeine

On Saturday, we managed to roll out of bed for brunch before the sun set. X grumbled about the petite servings, but I was enjoying the buttery cranberry scones way too much to empathise. And did I mention that the crème chantilly was beautifully specked with vanilla seeds?

Department of Caffeine
15 Duxton Road, S(089481)
Open Mon-Fri: 1030am – 730pm, Sat-Sun: 0930am – 730pm


From Blair to Everton

For a post-Strangers stroll, we wandered along Blair Road and turned down Everton Road. We met with two adorable cats, and dreamt about living in one of these architectural heritage buildings… Until the call of nature rang for a quick reality check.

Strangers’ Reunion

One might use the word cozy on Strangers’ Reunion. But as I sat there, cornered, with my overlapping legs awkwardly contorted, I pondered over the tipping point between coziness and squishiness.

Nonetheless, good coffee and satisfying desserts do give enough reason for a return trip. Perhaps, with hope, I’d be able to secure a table with chairs of full height.

We love: coffee and waffles (extra maple syrup please!).

Strangers’ Reunion
37 Kampong Bahru Road S(169356)
Open Wed-Mon: 9am – 10pm

The Space Program

The Space Program is a project initiated by Foreign Policy Design Group, in collaboration with Unlisted Collection and supported by National Heritage Board.

Quite a mouthful, huh? Well, that basically means there is now a pop-up store at the lobby of New Majestic Hotel, selling everyday items related to the Singaporean culture.

Carefully curated by Foreign Policy Design Group, you can expect books, art prints, DVDs, and even freshly roasted coffee beans from Papa Palheta.

I especially loved how the display shelves were constructed using stacked washboards. Very innovative and nostalgic!

I was elated to see the latest issue of apartamento here as I had been searching high and low for this. It was featured for a short fiction story set in olden Singapore.

The Space Program is happening from now till 11 October at the New Majestic Hotel. If you’re interested to see how contemporary popular culture can also be uniquely Singaporean, then you won’t want to miss this.

The Space Program
New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh S(089845)
Open daily from 11am-7pm

Highlander Coffee

Highlander Coffee has been around since 2006 — a mighty lil store committed to roasting quality beans, training local baristas and teaching people how to appreciate good coffee. Kudos to their dedication and hard work all these years.

Our coffees were medium-bodied and nutty with a very smooth texture, lovely.

Check out their website for more information on professional barista courses and coffee appreciation workshops.

Highlander Coffee Singapore
49 Kampong Bahru Road S(169362)
Open Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm, Closed on Sun and Public Holidays