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)
Wifey was meeting her friends at Arbite so I took a trip to The Coffee Daily and waited for her there. We had been wanting to come here but were distracted the last time. So this time I was determined not to be distracted and went straight to The Coffee Daily.
I had heard a lot about this place, about how it started with a few friends, and had been meaning to visit. Fate has it that it changed hand before we visited, and this is now the second owner. But they kept the name and most of the deco.
There is a long, tall table in the alfresco area and more seats inside with air-con. Not much interior deco was done, and they left the rustic look-and-feel with cement floors and plastered walls, giving the place a nice, old-school charm to it. It helps, of course, that the surrounding environment is also within a quaint neighbourhood..
So I took a one-day leave and ventured all the way to the East for Sitex 2014. Nothing much to see, but I managed to buy a pair of Timberlands from Timberlands Outlet sale in another hall. Haha…
So while waiting for wifey to end work, I travelled all the way from the East to Everton Park. This area has grown to include many of the artisan cafes that Singaporeans flock to. And with The Pinnacle@Duxton just opposite the road, you can be sure that there’s bound to be huge patronage. But most of them closes quite early, around 6-7pm so it was quite a challenge for us to try them out, since we stopped work at 6pm.
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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.
Newly opened at Orchard Gateway
“Life is too short for bad coffee”, says the big signage at Joe & Dough, and the available sofa seat was beckoning to us. We figured that to have the courage to put up such a signage, the handcrafted coffee must be pretty good right?
“We specialize in Tarts!”
We were one-third through the Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail (that’s another entry altogether!) and chanced upon this cafe! Enticed by the word “homemade waffles”, we decided to stop here for a short break 🙂
Note: Kooka Cafe has ceased operations in Singapore.
With some time to spare after watching the musical Next to Normal by Pangdemonium, and before meeting our friends, we decided to go la kopi 🙂
Strolling along Purvis Street, we saw this little Kooka Cafe with a single outdoor table. Inside this cozy little cafe, there were about 10 tables or so. There’s this very relaxed feel about this place, great place to just chill out and enjoy your drinks!