We were nearby to visit a very popular TCM clinic, and needed to rest for a while, and trusty FourSquare suggested here.
So we walked and walked, and when we were about to reach, hubby said “That looked like G, who just went into the cafe.” I was just saying “nah”, and slided open the door to find G right in front of us… And what was even more coincidental, he was with my Secondary school classmate! Small world, huh?
We got ourselves an Iced White ($6), Scotch Tea ($6), and Apple Crumble Cake ($6.50), and settled in with a quick catch-up… And getting introduced to all kinds of good food in the East.
Overall, drinks here were not bad, and the apple crumble cake was surprisingly light. It was quite a lovely place to nua, especially when we had the sofa seats by a corner 🙂
Also… I might have given the staff a scare when I looked so in pain trying to get up.. To the staff who rushed to open the door for me, a big thank you! Really appreciate it 🙂
We decided to stroll around the area for something light, and then we saw the SuagrApp sticker at one of the shops.
Oh yar! We could check out the app to see if there was anything interesting nearby.
And so we used the app and found this place! We tried the tapas – Prawn Alioli with Lemongrass & Coriander ($9.80, but only $1 with the app) and Stir Fried Button Mushroom with White Wine Shallots & Kaffir Leaf ($8.50), and were happy with our food! They were really generous with the fresh prawns and the mushrooms were delicious too!
Stir Fried Button Mushroom
The live band (The Passerby) began their performance slightly before 8pm. We enjoyed ourselves very much with the good food and the great music, loved the ambience!
However, the staff seemed to be in a hurry to chase us away, wanting to clear our plates when we were not done with our food. The minute we finished the pasta, he swopped in to clear the pasta, the sharing plate and all the unused serviettes, so we had to end up requesting for more when we were done with our mushrooms.
Drinks seemed rather expensive here, but there was no service charge or Goods Service Tax.
It was a rather nice place to hang out, would have been better if the service had not been so zealous. Do note that the live music is available only on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Location: 289 Farnborough Road S(509747)
- Website: kakis.sg
- Hrs: 4pm – 12am (Mon, Wed-Sun), 10:30am – 12am (Fri-Sat)
Being out in the ulu-ness of Changi Village meant that we finally got the chance to try out Chock Full of Beans!
Spongebob Latte Art
Apparently the latte art here is very good! So hubby ordered a regular Cafe Latte ($4.50), while I decided to go for a Iced Earl Grey flavoured with Rose Grapefruit ($7).
Hubby got a spongebob latte art! It was so cute, he was reluctant to drink his latte… Haha! The coffee, while smooth, was lacking in strength. I couldn’t really taste the earl grey too, but the drink was quite nice overall.
With 7% GST but no service charge.
One of the more popular foods at the Changi Village Food Centre would be the nasi lemak (Malay coconut milk rice) and there are many stalls selling that. During our stay in Changi Village, we tried 2 of the more popular stalls – International Nasi Lemak and Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak.
We ordered the same ingredients (egg, ikan bilis, otah) so that we can compare. Honestly, we couldn’t really tell which one was better, and we very much preferred the Nasi Lemak Kukus at Upper Thomson, haha!
Of note, at Mizzy Corner, it would be better to order the chicken, egg and ikan bilis set ($3.50) because almost all the sets were $3.50 (egg, ikan bilis with another item), but ala-carte chicken wings actually cost 50 cents more, so it was more value-for-money.
International Nasi Lemak
Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak
- Stall: International Nasi Lemak
- Location: Changi Village Food Centre #01-03 S(500002)
- Hrs: 9:30am – 3:30pm, 6pm – 12am (Weekdays), 9:30am – 7:30pm (Sat), 9:30am – 12am (Sun)
- Stall: Mizzy Corner
- Location: Changi Village Food Centre #01-26 S(500002)
- Hrs: 7am – 4am
Iced and Hot
We wanted to go to the Changi Museum, but decided to pop by for some coffee and snacks at the Bark Cafe first, which is just beside the museum 😀
Hubby had a Iced Cafe Latte (~$5) while I decided to try the Bark’s Honey Lemon ($4.50)… yes, feeling a bit under the weather right at the start of our holiday 😦 That did not stop us from ordering the Bark Cafe’s Specialty Chicken Wing ($8.90 for 3) and the Smoked Duck Mini Burger ($16.90) to share.
Smoked Duck Mini Burger
The drinks were alright, but I thought it was a rather expensive tiny cup of Honey Lemon for that kind of price…
Bark Cafe’s Specialty Chicken Wing
Food-wise, we enjoyed the crispy chicken wings, and the sliders were pretty much standard fare.
We liked the quietness of the place though, and it was a nice little place to hang out during the late afternoon, when the weather was fine, as it was all alfresco dining, so it could get pretty hot.
- Location: 1000 Upp Changi Road North S(507707)
- Website: www.thebarkcafe.com
- Hrs: 11am – 1am (Sun-Thu), 11am – 2am (Fri-Sat)