Artistry Cafe Singapore

While I have noticed that peers and tourists gravitate towards the murals in Haji Lane when in the Kampong Glam area, I have not really seen anyone slow down and enjoy a cup and meal in Artistry.

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Hard to miss as it’s located just along Jalan Pinang, the cafe proves to be an intersecting point for coffee enthusiasts, creative minds and foodies. Artistry is a space which celebrates emerging talents allowing their quaint space to be filled with pieces of different artists, giving them exposure to locals, travellers and tourists. Continue reading “Artistry Cafe Singapore”

Artistry Cafe Singapore

Good Time at d’Good Cafe

One of the things I enjoy doing when I go to Singapore is to do a “coffeeshop hop”. What does that mean, exactly? Simply, explore the coffee scene in the city. It was also a good exercise on getting my shutterbug mode on, which I have been missing so much. It’s been a while since I last took out my camera for a spin.

I went to Singapore recently (January 18 to 23), and I was able to go to several coffee shops while I was there. Most of them, I was able to document, but there were some instances when I’d just take a cup for takeaway. The first one I went to was all the way in Holland Village–d’Good Cafe.

Situated just a few steps away from the Holland Village MRT station exit, d’Good Cafe is a bit hidden if you don’t keep an eye out on the coffeeshop. How would you know if you’ve finally found it? Simple: just look for the narrow door, with the equally narrow stairs.

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Good Time at d’Good Cafe

Toby’s Estate in Pasig

My first encounter of Toby’s Estate was in Century City Mall. It had a quaint space, just enough to seat around 6 people comfortably–bar style at that. It was one of those third-wave cafés that had a more high-brow feel compared to the others which were more cozy and quirky. No worries, the quality of beverages and food is still great.

I just found out recently that Toby’s Estate opened shop in Pasig, discreetly positioned along one of the less busy streets of the Ortigas Business District.

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Toby’s Estate in Pasig

You can feel it in the way home

I never understood the fuss about Valentine’s; why some people have to be bitter, why some couples burn so much cash to have the “best Valentine’s Date”. I’m not judging anyone, though. I make it a point to spoil myself from time to time. I could only imagine what I’d do for someone special. Anyway, yesterday I thought it would be all about me. I was so wrong.

I went to school to take a quick stroll and do some reminiscing.

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You can feel it in the way home

drinking coffee is not a bad habit

While some of my peers go out on Fridays or Saturdays to clubs and bars, I find myself in a quaint coffee shop tucked away in the Ortigas Home Depot. It didn’t use to have a sign, which was part of its charms, I believe. It had always been part of a ‘lifestyle shop’ slash interior design consultants space, Edition Lifestyle Store. But, yes. It now has a sign. Putting themselves more out there, or something.

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drinking coffee is not a bad habit

Beyond Pad Thai

A trip to any country, or even any city, is not complete without trying out local dishes. In many ways, Bangkok was a gastronomic pilgrimage, offering a variety of dishes…most of which were just too spicy for me. Still, enjoyed everything I was able to try.

For our first dinner, we explored what’s in the vicinity of Amari and we ended up trying out this food stall along the street. For such a small stall, they cook their dishes fast and surprisingly their food is quite good. How nice would it be for our street food to taste as good, and be as safe to consume. Note, I am using the term ‘safe’ very loosely.

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Beyond Pad Thai

I Need A Decent Morning Brew

How I wish that there is a quaint coffee shop near where I work with quality coffee. Don’t get me wrong, I love Starbucks, and the iced coffee of McDonald’s, and I can survive with Coffee Bean. It’s just that, how I wish coffee shops like Craft are more spread out in the metro. They’re simple, direct to the point, whimsical in some ways, they get the job done. Never mind the non-extravagant interiors. The bareness of it all adds to the experience.

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I Need A Decent Morning Brew