Waffle with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
G has recently shared his Wunderlist of to-try-food with us, and now, we don’t need to Google so much to find food to eat 😛
Anyway, we decided to come to The Workbench because we saw that waffles are sold here! So we had…
- Waffle with Salted Caramel Ice Cream ($8.20): We loved this! The waffle had a pleasing buttery fragrance and was very crispy on the outside! The salted caramel ice cream was very flavourful and we loved the generous amount of almond bits; we were eating almonds every mouthful 🙂
- Iced Latte ($5.50): It was just alright…
- Hot Chai ($4.50): Too sweet 😦 Could hardly taste the chai.
Prices are nett, so very reasonable. Water is free and self-service. We will come back for the waffles 🙂
We are not clueless!
We had thought about coming here for quite a while (it opened in Feb 2015), but somehow, we were always distracted by other food options in the area, and also a bit apprehensive if a cafe who calls itself clueless, has any clue about making good food and drinks? But here we were today!
This is a simple setup much like other cafes, with simple tables and chairs, ordering and payment at the counter, eat and go type of cafe. The interior is brightly lit and roomy enough to not give a ‘pressurizing’ feel. Overall a very homely feel and we enjoyed the ambience very much.
Our first thoughts were that the prices were very reasonable in this location, and there was no GST or service charge. Small wonder that it was fully packed!
After a satisfying dinner, it was time for drinks! We decided to try out this small little cafe at Orchard Gateway. We were promptly seated and served with iced water, good service for a change!
Not a real carrot but a real cake
I had the Chocolate Chip Chai ($6.80), while hubby had the Carrot Cake with Flat White set ($9.90, carrot cake/cheesecake/flourless chocolate cake with choice of coffee, 3pm to 9pm).
The tea smelt chocolatey but definitely tasted like a light Chai tea, haha! Hubby was quite satisfied with his flat white, despite the lack of beautiful latte art, as it was quite aromatic, smooth with a slight nutty taste. The cake was cute with a icing carrot right at the top, but the taste was so-so, we much preferred the drinks 🙂
The iced water was topped up regularly by the staff, which we really appreciated! This is a nice corner stop for tired shoppers to take a break and watch other busy shoppers busy by!
We were quite tired today, having spent the last few nights chasing northern lights and taking a late flight back to London, so today was supposed to be a chill out day.
We continued to roam around after lunch, checking out some shops in the Soho area, and then we saw SACRED Cafe, which is a New Zealand style artisan coffee bar, in front of us. It looked popular, so we headed in… Haha!
This is a cosy place which has both indoor and alfresco areas (which also meant smoker-friendly :(). It has piped-in music and free wifi so you can see people with a laptop and a latte occupying tables around.
We also saw stairs leading downstairs so we were guessing there is also basement seating, or it may just be a toilet. 🙂
Small but busy place!
We started our staycation holiday with a good breakfast at Kovan, in part to break up our journey to Changi Village, in part to fulfill our previous disappointment of not getting a seat in this popular cafe. Changi Village is really really far you know…
We reached around 10.30am and managed to get a table!
Full Monty Breakfast
The Cafe Latte ($5) and Chai Tea Latte ($5) were not too bad, while the Full Monty Breakfast ($15) and Avocado Eggs Benedict ($15) were delicious!
We especially enjoyed the eggs benedict that was done just right, with the runny egg yolk oozing out as we cut into it… It was oh-so-yummy!
With a full breakfast, we were ready for the rest of the day 🙂
- Location: 5 Simon Road S(545893)
- Website: lolascafe.com.sg
- Hrs: 10am – 11:30pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 12am (Fri-Sat)
Note: ReStore has ceased operations at this location.
A cafe and a furniture shop!
We were milling around the area and discovered a still-open cafe nearby! At first glance, ReStore looked more like a furniture shop than cafe 🙂 Turned out that they do serve waffles, coffee and tea, as well as restored furniture!
This little space was filled with tables and chairs of various sizes and styles, with an additional row of chairs hanging by the walls. Seemed slightly cluttered and a little squeezy, and I didn’t feel particularly safe sitting under the chairs, but it was quite empty when we reached, so we managed to find a nice spot to chill. It was a Berry Good Waffles ($9.80), Skinny Latte ($5) and Straits Chai Tea ($5) for us 🙂
We had originally wanted to visit this place before we got sidetracked and went to C.A.N Cafe instead, so here we are today to try it out!
The decoration was rather rustic with simple chairs and tables (and simple toilet).
The menu was rather strange and n the sense that some teas were listed under “caffeine addicts”, while others were listed under “tea”, so I guess Earl Grey does not contain much caffeine? Anyway, I opted for the Chai Latte ($5) instead of the Thai milk tea ($7) because the former was hot while the latter was cold. Hubby went along with his usual Skinny Latte ($5).
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 😱
After satisfying my porridge craving, it was time to satisfy hubby’s craving. We decided to go to The Orange Thimble!
Not too sure what to make of this place. What we did like was that there were more private seating inside the cafe, so we had an entire corner to ourselves 🙂
The walls were lined with paintings of street views in Tiong Bahru, and we thought that they were just lovely; apparently these pieces were painted entirely using stylus and Samsung mobile phone, Wow!
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 2, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Woke up bright and early to have breakfast at 7:00 so that we can some time after breakfast to check out the rest of the hotel. We liked the beautiful flowers that were blooming in the little gardens! Then we realised another advantage of arriving at the beginning of breakfast time – we would definitely get hot food! However, breakfast was only ready around 07:15, so it might be a bit difficult if one was in a rush…
Categories: Bhutan, Travel
Tags: chai latte, chicken, coffee, Dochula Pass, egg, festival, mushroom, potato, spinach, Thimphu, toast