The Pops Cafe – Funan

The opening of Funan had brought along yet another wave of new dining options to the City Hall neighbourhood, with the likes of local and overseas brands such as Afuri, PPP Coffee and Wong Kee Wanton Noodles setting up their shops there. Opened by the folks behind The Populus Food & Coffee Co., The Pops…

the kins’ – BIJOU

It had been a while since the Pasir Panjang neighbourhood had lost their specialty coffee joint with the closure of On The Table (opened by the same folks behind Lola’s Cafe and Dumpling Darlings; that is until the opening of the kins’ at BIJOU. Located within BIJOU, the kins’ is the latest F&B establishment to…

Cheeky – Neil Road

Taking over the former premises of now-defunct Botanist is yet another cafe, this time named Cheeky. The Outram Park neighbourhood had seen quite a number of cafes and bars moving out of the late, including popular names such as Botanist and Hustle Co. which have had their presence made in the scene a couple of…

Brawn & Brains Coffee – East Coast Road

Brawn & Brains Coffee had been a spot we had been visiting for quite a while ever since its inception at 100 Guillemard Road; we were naturally excited when the folks behind the cafe opened up a second outpost situated at East Coast Road. Situated at East Coast Road right beside 328 Katong Laksa and…

Colombus Coffee Co. – Upper Thomson Road

Newly-opened at situated at Upper Thomson Road, Colombus Coffee Co. is the latest addition to the cafe scene alongside established third wave coffee movement cafes such as Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters, One Man Coffee @ Upper Thomson Road, Habitat Coffee and other cafes, being located just beside Les Patisseries. Colombus Coffee Co. is opened by…

Market Valley – River Valley Road (Closed)

(Market Valley had since ceased operations.) Market Valley is a somewhat new-ish cafe that had recently sprouted up along River Valley Road just a few shops down from Butterknife Folk. Perhaps targetting the office crowd in the area, Market Valley is a cafe with few seating spaces that seemingly is primarily designed more for takeaways…

Grazie – Blk 34 Whampoa West (Closed)

(Grazie had since ceased operations.) We had previously visited Grazie on a few occasions when it was a stall at Serangoon Gardens Market & Food Centre; Grazie had since expanded its operations and had moved into a new space of their own at Blk 34 Whampoa West. Taking over the previous location of Oh My…

1KS – Keong Saik Road (Closed)

(1KS had since ceased operations.) Run by the folks behind Park Bench Deli at Telok Ayer Street, 1KS replaces the now-defunct The Daily Roundup at The Working Capitol. Having visited The Daily Roundup quite a couple of times, the interior of 1KS is pretty recognisable having most of its furniture and fittings retained with a…

jiaksimipng Foodnotes – July 2017

The jiaksimipng Foodnotes series is essentially a monthly review of selected places that we have dined at which are worth a mention but skipped on the blog for various reasons (e.g. personal commitments, lack of coverage for a full-length post etc.). Do check out the January, February, March, April, May and June edition of the…

Five Ten – South Bridge Road (Moved)

(Five Ten had since ceased operations; the folks behind Five Ten now runs The Salted Plum at 10 Circular Road. Click here to read more about The Salted Plum.) Five Ten is a new establishment that had recently taken over the grounds formerly occupied by now-defunct CATO along South Bridge Road, serving up comfort food…

Lunar Coffee Brewers – Downtown Gallery

Things have been getting interesting for the folks working around the Central Business District, especially with new tenants moving into Downtown Gallery recently. Situated in the same building as VENUE by Sebastian, Lunar Coffee Brewers is situated at another end of Downtown Gallery. Lunar Coffee Brewers is run by the same folks behind Atlas Coffeehouse…

Old Hen Kitchen – Owen Road

The folks behind Old Hen Coffee Bar had recently opened yet another concept, named Old Hen Kitchen. Taking over the former space of Knockhouse Supply Co. at 127 Owen Road (which is now situated at Neil Road housed together with Botanist), Old Hen Kitchen is just a short distance away from Old Hen Coffee Bar…