We were here for some supper, but unfortunately, the kitchen has closed, by the time we reached after 9pm. Nevermind, the drinks and cakes were still available 🙂
- White Cold Drip ($7 nett): Pretty standard drink.
- Iced Blueberry Mint Tea ($7): This was refreshing, and enjoyed the sweet and sour combination.
- Carrot Cake ($8.90): We found this to be quite sweet, but they were very generous with the walnuts!
Cold water was freely available at the counter near the restroom. There were also some magazines available for browsing. It was quite a nice place to chill out, but a pity that we did not manage to try out the food.
We were pleasantly surprised that there was a Coffee Edition of Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge after its renovations, and we decided to try both the Royal Heritage Afternoon Tea and the Not-An-Afternoon Tea Coffee Edition.
For $42++ per person, each set came with choice of one Mocktail and a selection of coffee/tea, and 3 tiers of 13 small bites.
For Mocktail, I had the Golden Lady, which was a refreshing iced TWG Rose Boudoir tea with delightful tones of lychee fragrance. Hubby had the Iced Copacabana, which was like milk chocolate that was made up of Brazil expresso, cream and milk.
Tupelo Honey Fig White Tea
The Better Field was tucked away at a relatively quiet corner and it was fairly crowded when we visited on a Sat evening.
We ordered a Flat White ($4.50), Tupelo Honey Fig White Tea by Tea Forté ($4), and a Secret Thai Chilli Chicken ($14.50) to share.
Secret Thai Chilli Chicken
The 8 pieces of chicken drumlets were deep fried, with chili sauce and coriander leaves all over them. The overall effect was mildly spicy and I loved the taste of coriander! Unfortunately, I found some white hair / very long chicken feather in one of the drumlets, urgh!
The coffee was quite mild and not acidic, and it had a lovey aroma! I also loved the light fragrance of the tea, and the slightly sweet taste.
Overall, quite a nice and affordable place to chill out, especially when all items were nett price. We also read that there were some special off-the-menu drinks, but we were too full to try… Guess we gotta come back again 🙂
Note: No GST and Service charge
After a long stay at home (yeah been sick for @ very long time), we are finally out of the house again!
Nice Latte Art
Worst poached eggs ever
Since I have to collect my new passport, we decided to have breakfast at the Bugis area 🙂 We heard that the coffee at Loysel’s Toy is pretty good, but the food is less so, hence we decided to share the Big L Breakfast ($17), a Strawberry Rhubarb Teacake ($3.30), while hubby has his Flat White ($4.50).
We had the worst poached eggs ever, where the first liquid that oozed out of the eggs were not runny, but uncooked egg white… Yucks! There were also not much egg yolk to speak off, making this really not value-for-money. The teacake was quite dry as well.
Luckily, the coffee was quite nice, as it was smooth and aromatic, hence the trip was not completely wasted. There were newspapers available, so we spent about an hour here, relaxing and catching up on the n ews.
Note: There was no GST or service charge included in the bill.
- Location: 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01 Sam Tat Building S(338987)
- Website: www.loyselstoy.com
- Hrs: 9am – 6pm (Tue-Fri), 9am – 7:30pm (Sat-Sun)
This little shop caught our attention while we were looking for lunch. But there were only 2 tables available and completely filled with people, so we decided to grab lunch first before coming back to try our luck.
At $3.80 a piece, the Chicken Pie was not exactly cheap, but it was quite delicious! Slightly spicy due to the generous amount of black pepper, the fillings had whole chunks of chicken along with onions, corn, peas and carrots. The flaky pastry skin was delicious without being overly buttery.
Banana Walnut Muffin
Nice enough that we decided to try the muffin too! Got ourselves a Banana Walnut Muffin for $2. As I bit into the muffin, I could smell and taste the sweetness of the bananas! The top was slightly crispy with crunchy walnut bits, and the rest of the muffin was moist with a generous amount of bananas. The best part was that it was not super sweet, so we didn’t feel jelat after finishing it.
What a great way to finish off our meal 🙂
- Location: 91 Bencoolen Street Sunshine Plaza #01-51 S(189652)
- Hrs: 11.30am – 8pm (Closed 8, 18, 28 of every month)
We decided to come have some famous wanton noodles!
For $4, we got a plate of noodles with 4 fried wantons, 2 soup wantons, and some char siew. The noodles here were indeed QQ, and the fried wantons were very crispy, but we didn’t think too highly of the soup wantons or dumplings ($4), as the meat was rather bland and they were too generous with the fillings 😛 So it’s best to stick with the fried stuff!
- Location: 91 Bencoolen Street Sunshine Plaza #01-53 S(189652)
- Hrs: 9:30am – 9pm
Latte as usual
We made reservations for Sunday 9am… It was an early brunch 🙂 We had wanted to return here to try the food after a lovely night out previously.
We arrived at 9am sharp and were the first customers… And remained as the only customers for the next 30min or so. The kitchen only starts at 9.30am, so we had plenty of time to browse the menu.
What we saw from bar counter
We had initially wanted to go to Artistry, but they had stopped serving coffee, so after a quick hunt for other still-open options, we ended up at Symmetry Cafe.
It looked more like a bar, but at least coffee was still being served 🙂 So hubby had a Cold Brew ($7) while I had a White Tea – Nymph of the Nile ($8).
While waiting for our drinks, we were served with a glass of grapes on crushed ice… Very pretty!
Dining in the dark
As part of the special day, we decided to have an unique experience 🙂
NOX Dine in the Dark has an unique concept. Customers are led to a completely dark room to have a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound, in total darkness!
Its a cafe cum hostel
It is a special day today! It almost became ultra-special when the both of us were feeling a little under the weather and almost couldn’t go for our date 😨
Anyway, we decided that we would go ahead with our dinner plans and just chill prior to that. So we were actually chilling out at the National Library, trying to browse some books for the upcoming trip (Ok, maybe not that chill…) when we decided to go and really chill at some nearby cafe.
That was when I remembered this Sugar app and yippee! I bought my first item on Sugar – $2 cafe latte at (working title), and that was how we ended up here.
That was also how we realised that there were really many, many cafés in this area, with more being renovated and coming soon 😱