Following the ‘third wave’ cafe boom in Singapore, countless cafe guides have been written on this emerging cafe trend with no set criteria. Some cafes might have excellent food, amazing ambiance, but ultimately coffee that tastes like brown crayon water, and it’s really hard to decide what is a ‘good’ cafe without agreeing on one consistent criteria.
In this caffeine fueled article, I’ll be presenting my guide based on one factor only: how good the coffee is. New cafes are popping up daily as well, but most will probably be using bean suppliers from either Nylon Coffee Roasters, Common Man Coffee Roasters, Liberty Coffee, Papa Palheta or Dutch Colony. Cafes under the same company will be grouped together, since the coffee blend and roasting standard is almost identical.
As with all foods and beverages, different people will have their own preference of coffee, but I will try to present the individual coffee flavours at each cafe so you can decide what you like. In the end, you will have to decide what type of taste you prefer but most Singaporeans at this stage of our coffee culture go for a more balanced, easy drinking variety of coffee with milk.
A great guide for getting new cafe ideas, this is for the Singapore cafe-hoppers.
“Rolling to Feng Shui Inn, Forest”
Welcome the auspicious Year of the Goat this Chinese New Year 2015 with a wide array of delicious Yu Sheng options, prosperity offerings, celebratory menus and yummy takeaway goodies at Resorts World Sentosa.
Spend time with your loved ones by kick-starting a year of peace and harmony with enjoying scrumptious offerings at Resort World Sentosa’s premium celebrity restaurants.
“A Tasteful Meal”
Because it was recently presented with the gold plaque Authenticity of Italian Food certificate, an award given to only 32 Italian restaurants among the thousands in Singapore, Pepenero (which stands for Black Pepper) got our attention in the search for the country’s best Italian restaurants.
“Delectable Winter Menu”
Established since 2000, the stylish Italian restaurant Senso has ruled at Club Street with its impeccable service in the provision of a fine dining experience featuring authentic Italian cuisine. Senso’s menu typically undergoes a seasonal rotation so that the freshest ingredients from Italy and around the world can be procured at the cheapest.
“A Hidden Gem”
Lately many Japanese restaurants in Singapore seem to have jumped on the Omakase (お任せ) bandwagon offering their patrons an additional dining option over the regular menu. Having sampled quite a number of them — Teppei included where we surprisingly managed to get seats — I would say it’s a very competitive market with everyone offering an impressive array of dishes which will definitely not disappoint.
“Happy Tummies, Happy Wallet”
I am hardly a fan of Nasi Padang and it is never in my lunch rotation because they always empty my pocket more so than cai png. I remembered paying $8 for 3 miserable portions of dishes atop a plate of steamed rice.
Ouch! Naturally, I took with great delight when Ah Hoi’s Kitchen at Hotel Jen introduced its new 12 at 12 Nasi Padang Set Lunch (It’s $12 nett- I have to emphasis) starting from now till 30 Apr 2015. Wow!
For $12, you get 12 different Nasi Padang dishes and also if coming in a group, the 12th person dines free.