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Cafes in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

ワンダアカフェ Wonder Cafe

IMG_3174Met up with our niece at this quirky cafe. Gotta say, the portions here were certainly very generous and yummy too!

We managed to wiped clean everything which was a real surprise to us, considering the amount of carbs involved.

Heard from our niece that this was one of the favourite places among her schoolmates, and we could certainly taste why 🙂


  • Location: 3-31 Ryoanji Nishinokawacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8016, Japan 〒616-8016 京都府京都市右京区龍安寺西ノ川町3-31 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest Station: Randen Kitano Line Myōshinjii Station 嵐電北野線妙心寺駅 (1 min walk)
  • Hrs: 11am – 9pm (Wed-Mon, closed on Tue)

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金鳳茶餐廳 Kam Fung Cafe @Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2016-12-10 18.16.38We had wanted to try the polo bun with butter and milk tea here, but alas, by 6pm, the polo buns were already sold out. Since the minimum order was a drink per person, we decided on:

  • 原裝凍奶茶 Iced Milk Tea (HK$20): This was served cold without ice, and it was smooth and strong and not overly sweet. Since there were no ice cubes, the tea remained flavourful throughout. A really lovely cup of milk tea!
  • 熱檸啡 Hot Black Coffee with Lemon (HKD$20): Hubby did not add any sugar to his drink, so it was a very interesting blend that was aromatic, bitter and sour.

Being near to closing time, it was relatively quiet and we had a relaxing time chilling in the little bench seats with our drinks, in this little quaint place.


  • Location: 灣仔春園街41號春園大廈地下 G/F, Spring Garden Mansion, 41 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai (Google Maps)
  • Nearest MTR: Island Line Wan Chai Station 港島綫灣仔站 (Take Exit B2 and walk 4 mins)
  • Hrs: 6am – 7pm
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​南美咖啡 Nanmay Coffee @Taipei

2016-10-30-14-40-25While our parents were resting in the hotel after our 淡水 Tamsui trip, we went for a quick date at a nearby cafe.

南美咖啡 Nanmay Coffee is a 2-storey cafe started in 1956 and was the first to import raw coffee beans to roast them in-house to sell to customers. There were many nostalgic items in the cafe and the whole atmosphere seemed to transport us back to the 60s. Many of the customers were old folks and we seemed to be one of the youngest customers here, haha!

Perhaps their customers came here after visiting the 天后宫媽祖图書舘 Tin Hau Temple opposite.

Anyway, we were seated comfortably on the second floor with a nice view of the temple, and had the following:

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Café 55 @Lorong Stewart, Penang

We were checking out another series of street art, and were very impressed with the scale and number!

We were also quite impressed by the heat in Penang, and found the nearby Cafe 55 by Coffee Atelier open.

Hubby decided to try a Black Kim Guan Coffee (RM7, inclusive of 6% GST and 10% service charge), which was made from coffee beans roasted in the traditional Penang style. Not bad for a local coffee.

I decided in the Iced Lemon Tea (RM10 nett), for this place served Gryphon tea which is also easily available in Singapore. The iced lemon tea was very intensely sweet and sour.

We enjoyed the relaxed and cosy atmosphere here, and the not-too-freezing air conditioning that was at the right cooling temperature. Oh, the free WiFi was wonderful too 😛

Do check out the area leading towards the restroom, where there is a small art gallery, as well as an area explaining the history of Kim Guan and coffee.

This place also serves breakfast, pastas, sandwiches, tapas, salad, and desserts. However, we were still very full from our hotel breakfast, so we did not try any food here.


  • Location: 47-55 Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10300 Penang, Malaysia
  • Contact: +60 4261 2261
  • Hrs: 8am – 9pm
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Just Want Coffee @Everton Park

We popped over to Just Want Coffee for coffee, as we had read good reviews online 🙂

Hubby tried Ethopia ($7 nett), which had a soft citrus acidity, sweet Jasmine body, with aromatic mango tea finish (according to the menu), and I decided on a Tiramisu ($7).

The coffee indeed had lovely citrus notes to it, and it was very aromatic! The aftertaste swirled inside our mouths, and it was absolutely delightful!

The Tiramisu had a “high rum content” warning in the menu, and it truly lived up to its warning. Served freezing cold, it was yummylicious!! Super high!!!

There was free WiFi available, and an air purifier right by the entrance, so we hid here away as the PSI index continued to climb… There was also a collection of books here, and I read the very funny The Three Little Pigs Lah (favourite Singlish tales) peppered with Singlish all over!

Note: Only cash payment are accepted here at both places. You can help yourselves to the jugs of water at the station next to cashier counter.


  • Location: 1 Everton Park #01-27 S(081001)
  • Hrs: 8.30am – 6.30pm (Mon-Thu), 9am – 8.30pm (Fri-Sat), 10am – 6pm (Sun)
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The Clueless Goat @Goldhill Centre

We are not clueless!

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!

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[closed] ReStore @Tanjong Pagar

Note: ReStore has ceased operations at this location.

A cafe and a furniture shop!

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 🙂

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The Little Prince Creamery @Toa Payoh

Beautiful decorations

Beautiful decorations

Happy couple!

Happy couple!

Kettle-hunting led us to Toa Payoh and we decided to nua somewhere to rest our aching arms and legs… It is hard work trying to prepare for renovations! Ok, this is just an excuse for us to try out another cafe, though my arms are really aching…

We really liked the decorations of this place. Painstakingly drawn by marker pens, even the floors had the parquet floor design! All the tables and chairs had marker-drawn edges. We also liked the staircase that seemingly led to this “second floor” and there was another staircase from the “first floor” at their Little Prince Cafe at Somme Road, thus having this special connection between the 2 places! This black-and-white space really make us felt like we were in another world 🙂 Continue reading

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C.A.N Cafe @Upper Serangoon

Many quotes here

Many quotes here

Hanging menus!

Hanging menus!

We actually wanted to visit Lola Cafe near Kovan but it was filled with people and we didn’t want to wait an hour for seats. So we took a bus back towards Serangoon to look for another nearby cafe and when we got off, I spotted this C.A.N (Christa & Naomi) cafe that I recalled G recommending to me! Without hesitation, we walked straight into it.. Haha!

The very first thing that caught our attention was the very retro decorations! From old-fashioned ice-kacang (dessert made of shaved ice) machine and typewriters to license plates and street name signage, plus the cosy-looking seats, this looked like to great place to hang out!

Unfortunately, there were some minor renovation works on-going, so we were asked to sit at the front while they clear the mess at the back, so it was the comfy sofa with rather glaring sunlight for us.

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Cafe Hopping Series: Old Hen Coffee Bar @Rangoon Road



Our next stop was a 20-minute walk away, which was good because at least we got to digest some of the food in our tummies 🙂

We walked along the small lanes, spent some time taking pictures with JY’s Polaroid camera… It was very hard work and I was so afraid of dropping the camera 😮 stressed! But fun! Haha! She took a really nice picture of us 🙂

Hubby was also pretty good at it, and of course, I was the half-past-six one, concentrating very hard on trying to focus without even thinking about the background, argh! I wasted film 😦 but JY was very encouraging lah… Hahaha!

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