Beegurt – Thomson V Two

16/10/2014 – Yogurt with honeycomb is usually unheard of in Singapore, but with the recent openings of dessert places, it is now glad to know a new place that specializes in that has surfaced – Beegurt.


Beegurt’s specialty is, of course, yogurt with honeycomb (probably the first in Singapore as well), though normal yogurt with toppings are also available.

At the point of visit, there was a week-long 1-for-1 promotion. The Yogurt with Raw Honeycomb ($6.80) comes with 2 toppings (I chose Fruit-Os and Caramelized Biscuits). The yogurt is creamy, sour and the honeycomb is sweet and sticks to the caramelized biscuits! The sweet and sour combination makes this a enjoyable dessert to have!
IMG_1215Yogurt with Raw Honeycomb

Being at the Upper Thomson / Sin Ming area where the crowds are at makes Beegurt a great dessert place to chill out at if you want to avoid the ice cream parlours, so why not give this place a visit?

Food: 7.5/10 (great yogurt with honeycomb)
Ambience: 7.3/10 (simple)
Comfort: 7.5/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.6/10 (great service)

11 Sin Ming Rd
#01-21 Thomson V Two
Singapore 575629
Operating Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs, Sun), 12pm – 1am (Fri, Sat)
Tel: +65 9247 1598

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Pantler – 198 Telok Ayer St

14/10/2014 – When Sophie Bakery closed recently, the Telok Ayer shophouses had one less place for the people who work nearby to get their breads and pastries. Luckily, there is a new patisserie that opened recently along the Telok Ayer shophouses!


The drinks menu in Pantler. Coffee here comes from Dutch Colony Coffee Co., tea coming from 1872 Clipper Tea Co. and cold-pressed juices from Let Them Drink.

Butter used from their pastry are of the highest grade, such as this Almond Croissant ($4), which is made using French A.O.P butter. The almond flavour is rather strong and the freshness of the croissant further enhances its taste.
IMG_1191Almond Croissant

The Cassis Mont Blanc ($8.50) consist of mont blanc, a dessert made from sweetened chestnuts, surrounding the centre consisting of whipped cream, cassis (liqueur made from blackcurrants) and blackcurrants. Being a sweet dessert, the mont blanc also tasted rich and creamy, the cassis giving an earthy taste and the sweetness is escalated further by the blackcurrants.
IMG_1193Cassis Mont Blanc

This place serves a great variety of bakes and cakes that appeals and cater to the office workers since they are open before and after office hours! If you are working around the Tanjong Pagar / Shenton Way district looking for pastries and related eats, this place is one not to be missed!

Food: 7.8/10 (great bakes)
Ambience: 7.5/10 (nicely decorated; rather dim)
Comfort: 7.5/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.5/10 (great service)

198 Telok Ayer St
Singapore 068637
Operating Hours: 8am – 7pm (Mon – Fri)
Tel: +65 6221 6223
Website: or

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The Mama Shop – 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace

1/10/2014 – 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace used to housed the former Police Operational Headquarters. With the move to Police Cantonment Complex not far from here, this place become vacant but got occupied for office usage few years back. With a small amount of snack shops and takeaway kiosks available there, it’s no wonder a retro-looking cafe that pays tribute to the past will be opened there – The Mama Shop, which is opened by MediaCorp actresses Felicia Chin, Sora Ma and 2 other friends.


The menu. Currently at its soft launch, it only features waffles, burgers, certain pastries, cakes (sourced from online order bakery The Ugly Cake Shop) and a small selection of drinks but come the official launch next week, do expect them to introduce more items into their menu!

For a start, complimentary wheel snacks and iced gem biscuits are served!

The Peanut Prince ($4.50) is probably The Mama Shop’s take on peanut smoothie. It is full both on flavour and taste, but could do with a bit more sweetness.
IMG_1001The Peanut Prince

For Takoyaki lovers, the Okaasan Waffles ($4.90) is a must order. The waffles are crispy and the mix of the savoury seaweed chicken with the takoyaki sauce and bonito flakes, makes this an slightly less filling alternative to the octopus balls while achieving the same taste.
IMG_1010Okaasan Waffles

The Messy Messy Nice Nice Mama Burger ($10.90) consist of a New Zealand beef patty with melted gouda cheese and caramelized onion mushrooms, topped with grilled buns and served with tofu sticks. The tofu sticks are great and crispy. The bun, on the other hand, is too hard to cut into. The beef patty tasted not too bad and is briefly enhanced by the gouda cheese and the mushrooms.
IMG_1013Messy Messy Nice Nice Mama Burger

Located at a more secluded corner of town, this place may be hard to access via the main road, though there is a back gate from People’s Park Complex that leads to 195 Pearl Hill Terrace. If you are around the Outram Park / Chinatown area, why not visit this place for a quiet respite?

Food: 7.0/10 (great waffles and drinks, good burgers)
Ambience: 7.6/10 (nicely decorated)
Comfort: 7.6/10 (ample seating and well spaced)
Service: 7.6/10 (great service)

The Mama Shop
195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace
Singapore 168976
Operating Hours: Unknown; Not fixed
Tel : –

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Ice Queen – TIDES

23/9/2014 – With nitro cream becoming increasingly popular, it also becomes available in more places. It is also less surprising to know that there are places that not only serves nitro cream, but also enhance them. Ice Queen is a new nitro cream parlour that replaced a jewellery shop that enhances their nitro cream via giving them the toppings and ingredients required to replicate similar dessert counterparts.


Ice Queen sells a variety of nitro creams that comes by itself or comes with toppings and ingredients beside it.

The Chendol ($6.90) is a Salted Gula Melaka nitro cream that comes with sweet red beans, pandan jelly, attap seeds and coconut cream. The Salted Gula Melaka is great and tasted rich. The flavour gets more dense with the coconut cream. With the red beans, pandan jelly and the attap seeds, the rendition here does taste like the local dessert!

The Mango Sticky Rice ($6.90) is a mango and cream nitro cream that consists of coconut milk, sticky rice and fresh mangoes. Intrigued by what is the topping used, the staff said that it is mung beans! Crunchy as it tastes, it is a great compliment to the well flavored sticky rice and the mango nitro cream, which is sweet and rich in flavour, even richer than the Chendol’s Salted Gula Melaka!
IMG_0806Mango Sticky Rice

Opening within an ideal location at East Coast (as it is opposite popular old school coffeeshop cum bakery Chin Mee Chin Confectionary, one can head over there to have a cup of Kopi and a slice of cake before coming over here to cool down), this place does seem to have its potential. If you are near the East Coast / Marine Parade / Joo Chiat area, you know where to get your nitro cream scoop!

Food: 7.6/10 (great nitro cream)
Ambience: 7.4/10 (nicely decorated; rather dim)
Comfort: 7.4/10 (ample seating; no tables)
Service: 7.5/10 (great service)

Ice Queen
218 East Coast Road
#01-02 TIDES
Singapore 428915
Operating Hours: 12.30pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun)
Tel: +65 6440 8098

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Chic-a-Boo Fried Chicken – hillV2

23/9/2014 – Originally opened as a stall in a coffeeshop at Ang Mo Kio, Chic-a-Boo Fried Chicken, who is also run by Aston’s, decided to relocate to the newly opened hillV2 with air-condition, plenty of seatings and NETS top-up facilities.




The Set A ($7.90) consist of 2 pieces of fried chicken (mixing of flavours of fried chickens are allowed; 1 piece of Special and 1 piece of Hot & Spicy fried chicken are chosen), 2 selection of side dishes (sweet potato fries and TCO salad are chosen), 1 corn muffin and a drink of your choice. The Special chicken is the KFC equivalent of the Original chicken, except that the skin is more crispy instead of being salty. The Hot & Spicy is the KFC equivalent of the Crispy chicken, with the former being slightly more spicy. The fried chickens are marinated nicely but are not thorough as some parts are more flavourful than others. The sweet potato fries are normal while the TCO salad has a zesty, tomato and sour taste to it.
IMG_0770Set A – 2pc Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries, TCO Salad, 1pc Corn Muffin and soft drink

The Fish Burger ($4.90) is rather mixed. Despite the fish fillet tasting good and comparable to other fast-food chains offering the same item, the bun leaves much to be desired
IMG_0766Fish Burger

With no other fast-food restaurants within the mall, residents of Hillview now has a fast-food place that is within walking distance from their home. If you are near to Hillview / Bukit Panjang / Bukit Timah / Bukit Batok, why not give Chic-a-Boo a visit?

Food: 6.9/10 (good fast-food)
Ambience: 7.3/10 (nicely decorated)
Comfort: 7.8/10 (ample seating and well spaced)
Service: 7.3/10 (good service)

Chic-a-Boo Fried Chicken
4 Hillview Rise
#02-12 hillV2
Singapore 667979
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 10pm
Tel : +65 6710 5605

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Les Patisseries – Block 186 Toa Payoh Central

12/9/2014 – Toa Payoh has yet another bakery to its neighbourhood. Les Patisseries is opened today by 3 pastry chefs that graduated from At-Sunrice and Shatec. They also run a website to receive online orders prior to this.


The menu here consist mainly of cakes and pastries, but also include drinks such as coffee and tea, waffles, all-day mains, brunch and dinner options.

Coffee heres originates from Pacamara Coffee Roasters, the second cafe to use the Thailand blends so after OZ Specialty Coffee. This Flat White ($5) tasted strong and firm that had a medium acidity.
IMG_0613Flat White

The Fraisier ($5.50) is a French strawberry shortcake that has a layer of sliced strawberries covered with immensely rich cream and topped with a juicy strawberry. The Tiramisu ($7) cake here is made one by one, rather than being made as a whole cake and cut into slices. The huge amount of mascarpone cheese and cream managed to balance out its flavour with the strong coffee taste, which makes the one here a better option as the coffee taste isn’t too overwhelming.
IMG_0618Fraisier & Tiramisu

The Pain Au Chocolat ($3.20), also known as a chocolate croissant is greahere is not only flaky, but slightly crispy as well! The rich chocolate taste is also evenly spread across the pastry.
IMG_0620Pain Au Chocolat

Being at the heart of Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh MRT station is within 3-4 minutes walking distance), it will definitely be able to attract the crowd. There is already a crowd on the first day, mostly made up of the lunch crowds and passerbys who probably didn’t know of its existence. If you are around the area, do give this place a support!

Food: 7.7/10 (great cakes, pastries and coffee)
Ambience: 7.4/10 (nicely lit)
Comfort: 7.6/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.4/10 (good service)

Les Patisseries
Block 186 Toa Payoh Central
Singapore 310186
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Tel: –

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Holy Cow Creamery – Block 292 Yishun St 22

2/9/2014 – Cafes have been very scarce in the north, until recently a new slew of cafes started to open up there. Holy Cow Creamery is one of such that has recently open in Yishun.


The menu. Ice cream is their specialty here, but they also sell waffles and drinks.

The Waffles with Elvis ice cream ($7.50) is a nice combination to have. The waffles is crisp, not too soft and tasted not bad. The Elvis ice cream has a very rich taste of banana and peanut butter.
IMG_0181Waffles with Elvis ice cream

Now that there are more cafes opening in the newer estates, people who live around the area will be able to visit them. If you are around the Yishun area, you can now enjoy a ice cream parlour right at your neighbourhood without having to travel far!

Food: 7.7/10 (great waffles & ice cream)
Ambience: 7.6/10 (nicely lit)
Comfort: 7.3/10 (ample but cramped seating)
Service: 7.5/10 (great service)

Holy Cow Creamery
Block 292 Yishun St 22
Singapore 760292
Operating Hours: 11am-10pm
Tel: –

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Mootime – Victory 8

29/8/2014 – Mootime is a new 5-day old ice cream parlour that opened at the recently completed mixed development Victory 8!



The cake selections

And the ice cream selection

The menu here is simple.

Unfortunately, the waffle batter is not ready when I went, thus I ordered the Brownie with Gula Gao Gao Melaka ice cream ($7; $3.50 for Brownie and $3.50 per scoop of ice cream). The Brownie is, despite being heated up, too hard to cut into. The taste, however is great and it is not too crumbly. The Gula Gao Gao Melaka ice cream has a strong taste of Gula Melaka and is sweet but melted too easily.
IMG_0093Brownie with Gula Gao Gao Melaka ice cream

Though the food here definitely needs some improvement, it will have time to do so as it is only days into its opening. As cafes or ice cream parlours in the north are still quite scarce at this point of time, this is one place that should definitely be visited if you are around the Sembawang / Yishun area, before/after having White Beehoon at You Huak Restaurant or shopping opposite at Sembawang Shopping Centre!

Food: 7.2/10 (good brownie and ice cream)
Ambience: 7.0/10 (simple)
Comfort: 7.3/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.3/10 (good service)

8 Jalan Legundi
#01-05 Victory 8
Singapore 759274
Operating Hours: 12pm-10pm
Tel: +65 9643 1799

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Envy Coffee – Nexus@One-North

19/8/2014 – As one-north, a high-tech R&D business park located in Buona Vista, continues to expand, the retail outlets that are contained within the buildings of the business park increase. A new building within the Fusionopolis hub, Nexus@One-North, welcomed a cafe few months back – Envy Coffee.


There is a breakfast selection while the pasta selections are available only during lunch hours from 11am-3pm. Cakes here are supplied from The Bakery Chef

Liberty Coffee’s Speakeasy blend is used for the coffee here. The Flat White ($5) has a strong and robust taste that is low in acidity.
DSCF4631Flat White

The Beef Lasagne ($10.90) come with fine layers of pasta and cheese that is covered in tomato sauce and is served alongside chips and salad. The lasagne is flavorful and excellent but unfortunately overpowered the taste of the beef.
DSCF4634Beef Lasagne

This cafe is great with the lunch crowd, especially since its proximity to neighbouring workplaces. If you are around the Ayer Rajah / Buona Vista / one-north area on the weekdays, give this place a visit.

Food: 7.3/10 (good food and great coffee)
Ambience: 7.5/10 (nicely lit, warming)
Comfort: 7.5/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.5/10 (great service)

Envy Coffee
1 Fusionopolis Link
#01-04 Nexus@One-North
Singapore 138542
Operating Hours: 7.30am – 6pm (Mon – Fri)
Tel: +65 6710 4005
Website: or

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The Dream Cafe – Block 163 Lor 1 Toa Payoh

22/7/2014 – Amidst the rising amount of cafes that are opening in Toa Payoh, The Dream Cafe quietly opened last year.




The menu here consist of ice cream, waffles, hot and cold beverages such as coffee and tea, and light snacks.

Do not miss out on the Belgian Waffles here! The Belgian Waffles with Salted Caramel Almond ($7; waffles + 1 scoop of your choice) is a great choice as the waffles had the right amount of crisp to match with the softness of the waffles, though the batter was a bit dense for a Belgian Waffle. The Salted Caramel Almond ice cream is sweet with a distinct almond taste.
IMG_2061Belgian Waffles with Salted Caramel Almond

Being in a quiet part of Toa Payoh despite its proximity to the central hub, this place does serve as a great place for people who wants a quiet environment to enjoy their desserts or drinks or to study (as it opens until late).

Food: 7.4/10 (good waffles, great ice cream)
Ambience: 7.5/10 (nicely lit, warming)
Comfort: 7.5/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.3/10 (great service)

The Dream Cafe
Block 163 Lor 1 Toa Payoh
Singapore 310163
Operating Hours: 1pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Fri)
Tel: +65 6258 3120

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Seriously Ice Cream – Block 4 Everton Park

25/7/2014 – Everton Park has welcome another cafe to its premises, one that it lacked of – an ice cream parlour. The owner, Daniel Teo, used to own a boutique shop at Haji Lane.


There are 12 flavors of ice cream available here, which also includes a mystery flavour that is being introduced every day.

The menu here. There are plain and savory waffles here to complement with your ice-cream, as well as coffee and tea.

Besides being an ice cream parlour, there is a retail section that sells various accessories (that probably came from his previous venture at Haji Lane)

The Plain Waffles with Brownies Points ($7.20 for waffles + 1 scoop ($4.50 for waffles + $2.70 for 1 scoop), +$0.80 for premium flavour) was rather mixed. While the plain waffles is soft, it tasted much like its flavour – plain, and is briefly enhanced by the syrup. The Brownies Points ice cream is much better though, as the brownie flavor is much thorough and there are also brownie bits inside.
DSCF4400Plain Waffles with Brownies Points

Being a 4-day old cafe during the day of visit, they will definitely have time to improvise on the existing food items and introduce newer ice cream flavors. If you are dining in the Everton Park / Tanjong Pagar / Outram Park area and wanting to chill, give this place a visit!

Food: 7.1/10 (great ice cream, waffles needs improvement)
Ambience: 7.4/10 (simplistic)
Comfort: 7.3/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.5/10 (great service)

Seriously Ice Cream
Block 4 Everton Park
Singapore 080004
Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon, Wed – Thurs, Sun), 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sat)
Tel: +65 9621 6889

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Sin Lee Foods – Block 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee

1/7/2014 – Sin Lee Hup Kee used to be a coffeeshop here that is famous for their lor mee and prawn mee. Unable to find a successor to their business, the ex-owner sold the coffeeshop to the current owner. The current owner, Sin Lee Foods, also runs Batter, a small crepe joint at National University Hospital, that sells sweet & savoury crepes. Since we’re around the area, why not visit Sin Lee Foods on their first day?



They have reused the outdoor seatings left from the former owner to provide alfresco seatings.

There is definitely a variety of items to choose from the menu!

Papa Palheta’s Throwback blend is used for their coffee here. The Flat White ($5.50) is chocolatey, high on acidity and left a slightly bitter aftertaste.
IMG_1791Flat White

The Big B ($18.90) is the typical big breakfast that comes with scrambled hen’s eggs, streaky bacon, mushroom ragout, thick sausage, roasted russet potatoes, vine tomatoes relish, parmesan arugula salad and thick cut French country toast spreaded with mayonnaise. These were executed nicely, with the mushroom ragout being a personal favourite for being creamy, and the streaky bacon being the least favourite because it was too dry for my liking despite being crispy and savoury.
DSCF3699Big B

The Iron Grill Waffles of the Day ($13.90) are waffles topped with a Hokkaido Milk ice cream, fruits & berries. The ice cream is milky and flavourful, the fruits & berries are fresh and the waffles is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a distinct buttermilk taste.
DSCF3701Iron Grill Waffles of the Day

The service and environment here is warming as well. A great attempt at preserving a part of the former’s memory still as the outdoor seatings and the signage of the former has been kept despite most of the fixtures of the former coffeeshop being gone. Although it is slightly more expensive than other places of its type and location, why not give this place a visit if you are around the Tiong Bahru / Bukit Ho Swee / Havelock area?

Food: 7.8/10 (great food and coffee)
Ambience: 7.6/10 (nicely decorated)
Comfort: 7.5/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.6/10 (great service)

Sin Lee Foods 新利合记
Block 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Singapore 162004
Operating Hours: 10am – 9pm (Tues – Sun)
Tel: +65 6377 3170
Website: –

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Tian Kee & Co. – Block 12 Dakota Crescent

28/6/2014 – Tian Kee & Co. used to be a 54-year old provision shop that was operated by an old couple. The current owner immediately wanted to take over the shop when the previous owners decided to retire. The current shop, a cafe, retains the original name of the provision shop it previous occupies and part of the original decor.


There is a small selection of bakes and cakes here. Unfortunately, the ice cream section was not fully set-up and the brunch menu was not up on the day of the visit.

The drinks menu here is mainly focused on coffee, with a small selection of tea.

The coffee here uses blends from Dutch Colony Coffee. The Flat White ($5) is full-bodied and has a low acidity but is slightly burnt and resulted in a slight bitter taste, a taste that is less apparent in their blends.
DSCF3643Flat White

All of the cakes here are supplied by popular online bakery Cat & The Fiddle. The Mao Shan Wang ($6.50) cheesecake comes with generous amount of Mao Shan Wang durian meat, and tasted creamy and indulging! This is a must recommend for durian lovers!
DSCF3639Mao Shan Wang

The Banana Chocolate Muffin ($3.50) is heated up when it was served. It is fluffy and moist with a rich banana taste. The chocolate bits complemented the banana taste as well.
DSCF3640Banana Chocolate Muffin

Although currently most of the food there are pre-made from other places, they have a brunch menu coming up soon and the nostalgic environment and the humble service here will definitely attract people to visit. If you are around the Dakota / Old Airport area, don’t give this place a miss!

Note: As of July onwards, they have started serving all-day brunch menu.

Food: 7.0/10 (good coffee, great bakes and cakes)
Ambience: 7.9/10 (nostalgic environment)
Comfort: 7.7/10 (ample seatings; equally spaced out)
Service: 7.6/10 (great service)

Tian Kee & Co.
Block 12 Dakota Crescent
Singapore 390012
Operating Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Tues – Thurs), 10am – 9pm (Fri – Sun)
Tel: +65 9106 6616

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The Hideout – Block 32 Cassia Crescent

28/6/2014 – The Old Airport estate has been an enclave of cafes in recent times. The Hideout, a 2-week old cafe, that is situated next block to Maple & Market, is one of the newest addition to this quiet estate.



Besides specializing themselves in ice creams & cakes, a small selection of coffee (from Vittoria Coffee) and tea are available.


The Blackforest Shortcake ($4.80) is rather normal. The chocolate taste is just nice, but the top layer felt more like cream cheese than whipped cream. The tinge of cherry taste is absent as well, making it feel less like a black forest cake.
DSCF3633Blackforest Shortcake

The Buttermilk Waffles with Italian Cookies & Mango Passionfruit ($11.90) is also rather disappointing. The waffles is slightly crisp and soft, but the buttermilk taste was less apparent. The Italian Cookies and Mango Passionfruit ice creams tasted chocolatey, fruity and sweet, but are otherwise rather normal.
DSCF3634Buttermilk Waffles with Italian Cookies & Mango Passionfruit

A great addition to this neighbourhood as this place did not had a ice cream parlour (though there is another Korean ice cream parlour that opened recently quite near to Brawn & Brains). The service staffs are friendly though they could have handled orders better. If you are around the Old Airport area looking for something to chill in the hot weather, this place is one suitable place to visit!

Food: 6.5/10 (acceptable waffles and shortcake; need improvements)
Ambience: 7.5/10 (nicely lit)
Comfort: 7.5/10 (ample seatings)
Service: 7.1/10 (great service but need improvements)

The Hideout
Block 32 Cassia Crescent
Singapore 390032
Operating Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon, Wed – Sun)
Tel: –
Website: –

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