Our dinner spread
We have been seeing people post pictures of food from FIX and figured that we should give it a try 🙂
This is a cafe that is found inside the HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse (something like SAFRA Clubhouse but its for the Police and SCDF personnel). It is an overhead-bridge-walk over PIE from Toa Payoh Central. If you come from the Balestier side, it is quite near from Wheeler’s Yard.
Despite being an open-air venue, the fans were strong enough for us to remained cool throughout the meal. In fact, it was rather windy! The decorations were also quite interesting, with metal pipes as design for the bar counter, and metal scaffoldings between benches. Above us were lightings made with bicycle wheels! Situated next to the pool, it was quite a lovely place to hang out for a few hours.
Beautiful latte art
We were in the area again and wondering what’s new for dinner. And as usual, I noticed some gorgeous waffles photos on Instagram, and checked that a new cafe has just opened along Kim Keat Road, near to Balestier-Whampoa area. This is just at the end of the road from Wheeler’s Yard!
Nestled within Hanson Court (a block of revamped studio apartments), Regroup x Scoop Therapy is a duel Cafe & Ice Cream Bar concept, which is also the 3rd branch from the very popular Group Therapy Coffee. The entire cafe is behind a glass wall and the glassed space welcomes much natural sunlight and the whimsical décor within complements the colourfulness of their homemade ice cream. There are a couple of alfresco seats but I seriously doubt anyone would want to sit so near the road.
Famous Fried Oyster
After so many years of working in this area, I finally discovered Whampoa Market and Food Centre!
There were 3 blocks – Blk 90 caters to the evening crowd, Blk 91 is more for day crowds (only the fish head steamboat plus a couple of drinks stall opened on both evenings that we were there), while Blk 92 is the wet market.
We finally made it here after seeing so many of it all splashed over social media!
It was relatively quiet on a weekday late afternoon, and we had the whole sofa to ourselves. We enjoyed a Flat White ($5), a Blueberry Yogurt Tart ($6), and a Elderflower Soda ($4.90).
The flat white was not bad, but La Ristrettos Coffee Boutique and Yahava KoffeeWorks were still better. I didn’t really like the tart because I had bitten on 2 really hard bits (of fruit I think) in a tiny mouthful of tart. The Elderflower soda was quite fragrant and not too sweet.
It was a nice place to chill out, in fact, we were so chilled out that we fell asleep…
- Location: 28 Lorong Ampas S(328781)
- Website: wheelersyard.com
- Hrs: 10:30am – 10pm (Tue–Thu, Sun), 10:30am – 110pm (Fri-Sat)