Sophie Bakery

X and I love our breads so much that we tootled along to Sophie Bakery at lunchtime without batting an eyelid. My favorites are the croissant and the cheese bun.

Sophie Bakery
167-169 Telok Ayer Street, S(068618)
Open Mon-Fri: 730am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 730am-5pm



Move over, McDonald’s, ‘cos the real happy meal is here. I swear, this slice of chocolate cake can trigger enough endorphins to drive a nestful of ants absolutely nuts. Barely two forkfuls later, I stopped counting calories and started babbling in oohs and aahs. Though X and I both agreed that the beverages at Patisserie G had more oomph, spending quiet hours in this sunbathed environment was quite a relish.

179a Telok Ayer Street S(068627)
Open Mon-Fri: 12pm-7pm, Sat: 12pm-4pm

Teppei Japanese Restaurant

My first omakase experience required reservations to be made two months in advance. Try calling today, and they’ll say it’s fully booked until next year. It’s little wonder, since Teppei offers probably the most value-for-money omasake meals in town. Sashimi was served with fresh wasabi, and time stood still as the boxful of uni made its grand appearance.

Teppei Japanese Restaurant
1 Tras Link, Orchid Hotel, #01-1863, S(078867)
Open daily 12pm-230pm, 6pm-1030pm
First dinner seating at 630pm; second seating at 830pm
Call 6222 7363 for reservations

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

Matt’s The Chocolate Shop

Matt’s Chocolate Fudge Cake was a slice of sheer happiness, a sure remedy to any Monday blues. Now, now, I need to stop licking my fingers and start planning on infiltrating into Matt’s kitchen. Who’s with me?

Matt’s The Chocolate Shop
44 Amoy Street, S(069870)
Open Mon-Fri: 12pm – 7pm, Sat: 12pm – 3pm (order collection only). Closed on Sun & PH.