Posts Tagged With: tea

Gemmills @Amoy Street

2016-05-04 18.12.52We popped over next door to Gemmills for some drinks after our delicious burger at Burger Joint.

Well, we had initially wanted to have drinks only, but plans are always subject to changes 🙂

  • The Duck Rillette ($10 nett) was like a paté, which reminded us a little of tuna mayo, but with a much more intense flavour. It went very well with the bread, and the crunchy pickles was refreshingly sour.
  • The Quiche ($8) was pretty standard in our opinion, quite nice but without the wow factor.
  • 2016-05-04 18.06.37Hubby enjoyed his Flat White ($4), which was strong and acidic.
  • Unfortunately, I felt that the Aurora’s Lemon & Ginger Tea ($4) was a bit weak, and I could barely taste any hint of lemon.

Iced water is available for free, and the service was friendly and pleasant. There was no free WiFi though.

We did enjoy just lounging around, enjoying the music and food. What a lovely way to end our mid-week!


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NOTCH咖啡工場 站前店 NOTCH Coffee Factory @Taipei

2016-01-12 12.16.31 A cafe spanning 4 floors, this was a generous place in terms of space and free wifi and charging points. The minimum spending is 1 drink, and some tables have minimum pax rules. You can spend the entire day here, as evidenced by plenty of people studying, working, or in discussion with their laptops.

2016-01-12 11.40.22The 拿鐵 Latte (NT80) here was not bad, and I found the hot 南法莊園 Lavender and Grape Tea (NT70) quite nice, though I thought that some syrup might have been used. The sweetness of grapes was very distinct and not too artificially sweet, and as one sips the tea, the lavender fragrance fills up the entire mouth, very nice!

Despite the crowd, it was not a noisy cafe, and it was lovely to just laze around. When we were done, we only had to leave our cups at the collection point, leaving the space free for others to use.


  • Location: 台北市中正區信陽街6號, No. 6, Xinyang St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10047
  • Nearest MRT: Taipei Station 捷運台北站 (Exit 8)
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  • Hrs: 7:30am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 8am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
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無名黑鐵咖啡 Nameless Coffee & Roaster @Taipei

2016-01-07 17.42.26We were back in Taiwan again!!

This trip was planned, or rather the air tickets were bought, as part of our crazy planning when budget airlines were having sale. Haha… But Jetstar had to change their flight details and we ended up landing in Taipei only in the afternoon. So we took our time (and rest) and only wandered out in the evening to a local night market 南機場夜市 Nanjichang Night Market. En route to the night market, we chanced upon this very interesting coffee and roaster cafe just along the road. The cafe front was nondescript, the kind that you would missed and just walked past it without even realizing. But it so happened that someone just walked out with a paper cup in hand and I turned my head, and the signboard attracted me – 無名 Nameless. It’s like a certain No Signboard seafood in Singapore! Haha…

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Murphy’s @AMK

imageAnother cafe in the heartlands with non-oily batter Fish and Chips as its signature.

2016-01-03 14.07.34Well, we were here for tea break (though everyone else appeared to be having lunch at 3pm).

  • Nymph of the Nile ($5): Organic white peony tea with Persian pink rose and Egyptian basil, I like the lightness and flora tones of this Gryphon tea 🙂
  • Latte ($5): A nice cup of coffee of moderate strength and mild acidity.
  • Summer Berry Yoghurt Tart ($6.50): The thin layer of chocolate at the base helped to balance the tartness of the berries. Not too bad, but the sponge layer was a bit too dry.

We liked the ambience of this little cafe, and spent the hour or so theorising who might be the parents of Rey… Hahaha!

Note: Water is freely available by the side, and there is no service charge or GST.

  • Location: 532 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2459 S(560532)
  • Hrs: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
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Collective Brewers @Changi Road

2015-12-20 12.44.33We 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 🙂


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Paul Bakery @Westgate

It was a full loop, where we took the shuttle service from IMM back to Westgate, and decided to end our night at Paul Bakery, which was just next to Cafe Crema.

We got ourselves a lovely 2-seater by the corner, and we liked the pleasant environment!

Hubby had an original Shakerato ($7.50++), which was served with whipped cream. This version was quite nice, though not as strong as the one we had in Hong Kong.

My Rosemary Lime Iced Tea ($7.50++) was very refreshing, and quite light in flavour.

Most of the tarts and cakes were sold out by 9pm, so we settled for a Raspberry Tart ($7.90++). We enjoyed the nice balance of sweet and tartness, and the pastry was deliciously buttery.

Note that iced and warm water was served for free, which was great, because we were so thirsty despite our drink 😛

With this lovely supper, we ended our day trip to the West 🙂


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Tak Po @Smith Street

Hubby had read about this supposedly famous dim sum in Chinatown, so we decided to check it out! It was rather crowded on a Friday evening, so instead of joining the queue and waiting for a table within the air-conditioned shop, we chose to take the last remaining outdoor seating. Food was served very quickly, and the staff were also very efficient at clearing the plates; they pop by to pick up the empty plates at least 3 times while we were eating. We also liked that we could order some items such as carrot cake, and custard bun by pieces instead of the usual by the trio style.

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Woodshed Cafe @Rangoon

Woodshed Waffle

Woodshed Waffle

We had some time to kill before Father’s Day dinner so we wander around on FourSquare and Sugar, and landed up in Rangoon Road. This cafe is right at the end of the road, and we could easily have missed it.

The interior decor is simple but there are lots of space around since the tables were sparsely placed. That gave diners privacy and we could see some were just studying and some were reading.

Ordered a Woodshed Waffle, Iced Latte and a pot of Tea to wither our time away… Waflle was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Latte and tea were the usual stuff. We liked the serenity of the place, with soft lighting, soothing music and lots of space, both in mind and body…


  • Location: 204 Rangoon Rd S(218451)
  • Hrs: 12pm – 10pm (Tue-Thu), 12pm – 11:30pm (Fri), 10am – 11:30pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun)
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The BetterField @Waterloo Street

Tupelo Honey Fig White Tea

Tupelo Honey Fig White Tea

Flat White

Flat White

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

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


  • Location: 261 Waterloo St #01-23 S(180261)
  • Hrs: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 11am-10pm (Sat), 11am-8pm (Sun)
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P.S. Cafe @Dempsey Hill

It seemed like a trip to Dempsey Hill without visiting P.S. Cafe would seem like an incomplete visit, since everyone raves so much about it.

Fresh Mint Moroccan Tea, Iced Wildberries Tea and Coconut Bakewell Tart

Fresh Mint Moroccan Tea, Iced Wildberries Tea and Coconut Bakewell Tart

So this became our last stop prior to dinner, with an order of hot Fresh Mint Moroccan Tea ($7.50++), Iced Wildberries Tea ($9.50++) and a slice of Coconut Bakewell Tart ($13++).

The first impressions were that the service crew really need to stay alert even during lull periods. Hot tea was served in a plunger without a cup, and the tart was served with no forks. We had to eat with our hands, perhaps? The cup appeared shortly after tea was served, but the forks never did, so eventually we had to try to locate a staff, which proved to be rather difficult as well, since they do not seem to want to make eye contact with the customers *faintz*

The iced wildberries tea tasted strangely like dried Chinese logans, but I liked that it wasn’t overly sweet, and the tart berries gave a refreshing twist to the drink. Hubby’s mint tea was very minty indeed! The soft tart was definitely coconuty, but I thought it tasted rather powdery. There was a very thin layer of berry-flavoured bits near the base, but did not make much difference to the taste.

This was not a bad place to chill, but we definitely preferred HOUSE.


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