So I took a one-day leave and ventured all the way to the East for Sitex 2014. Nothing much to see, but I managed to buy a pair of Timberlands from Timberlands Outlet sale in another hall. Haha…
So while waiting for wifey to end work, I travelled all the way from the East to Everton Park. This area has grown to include many of the artisan cafes that Singaporeans flock to. And with The Pinnacle@Duxton just opposite the road, you can be sure that there’s bound to be huge patronage. But most of them closes quite early, around 6-7pm so it was quite a challenge for us to try them out, since we stopped work at 6pm.
I first walked along the estate to check all of them out, haha… Then I went to the one which closes early, Nylon Coffee Roaster.
This is a simple space started by a couple of coffee lovers. Here’s what’s written on their website:
A space born out of the love and passion for coffee, with a simple underlying goal: to source, roast & brew amazing coffees from around the world, to the best we think they should taste and share them with you.
Within the simple space, there are only 4 chairs, and a long communal table. Customers are expected to stand around, enjoy their coffee, chit-chat a bit, and be done with it. Simple. Equally simple is their coffee menu, with only Black, White or Iced (Black or White). Since this is such a hot day, I ordered an Iced White ($4.50) and sat on the only vacant chair beside the X’mas tree to enjoy my simple pleasure. While sipping, I could see enthusiastic coffee lovers came in and asked about their equipment and beans. This is truly a good place for coffee lovers to gather and exchange notes. And definitely for leg-sour people like me to nua a bit…
Next up on the Everton Park trail is The Provision Shop.
This is an eatery cum cafe jointly opened by hotelier Loh Lik Peng and Chef Anthony Yeoh of French diner Cocotte. Interior is quite old school with the chairs and tables and old posters hanging on the industrial-looking wall.
Since I was here in the late afternoon (and well before dinner time), I was the only customer around. Got myself a Latte and an Apple Tart to whisked the time away…