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People & Places Cafe [Johor Bahru]

Quick post on this super instagrammable cafe that I visited in JB during a quick daytrip to JB. It’s called People & Places, and according to my friend who has been to JB countless times, this is a very popular cafe especially on the weekends. Food in general is also above average. And as with most things in Malaysia, the cafe food is cheaper than in Singapore, which is always appreciated!

I have to agree that this cafe as many instagrammable opportunities because of the layout and decor. There are lot of plants around, there is a special cosy seating corner and there is also a long flight of stairs leading to the 2nd floor where you can take overhead shots of the cafe too. We spent 10 minutes eating and drinking but nearly 1 hour taking pictures, we were that crazy! Scroll down for all the nutty pictures that we took!

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The super popular pancake. It’s not bad but not the best. Would have liked a sweeter topping to drizzle over as the pancake was a little dry. Also the bitter veggie garnish totally did not go with the pancake, although it made for a lovely shot… The drinks were good though, no complaints there.

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25 popular cafes in Singapore and their opening hours this Chinese New Year 2019

25 popular cafes in Singapore and their opening hours this Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year to all my readers! For those who need a daily dose of caffeine, hope this guide perks you up and gives you the stamina to chiong through all those CNY visits, and the alertness to swiftly fend off any awkward questions that tend to be asked at this time of the year! Please share this post because sharing is caring! And read my cafe reviews here.

Also read my post on Chinese New Year 2019 opening hours for supermarkets, shopping malls, food courts, cafes and restaurants. If you want opening hours information for kopi places like ToastBox and Yakun, you’ll find it in that link.

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Christmas 2018–Healthier Christmas goodies and home catering set meals from Cedele

Cedele and I go back nearly 2 decades. I’ve been buying their stuff even when they were just a tiny shop called Bakery Depot in Siglap in the early 2000s. Those were the days and how Cedele has grown into a chain with numerous outlets all over Singapore. And the thing that has kept Cedele on my radar all these years is the fact that they are one of the few chains that emphasises using healthier or more wholesome ingredients, while still being relatively affordable. And also it’s very difficult to find sandwich and salad options in the heartlands, sad to say.

So I’m glad to report that you can get all your Christmas goodies like Logcakes, Christmas Cookies, Panettone etc from Cedele. I am told the Panettone lasts only 3 days because it does not have any preservatives in it, unlike many others sold elsewhere that might be flown in from Europe but contains additives to make them last. I’ve also tried the Gingerbread Men and I must say it has a light, crisp and natural taste to it, as compared to some versions which require some effort to snap apart (which I tend to think means there’s a lot of sugar in it). I was gifted 2 packs of those Gingerbread Men but I am most likely going to buy more because they’re so good!

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How To Launch A Hipster Cafe

OMG. We are totally at this stage for cafes in Singapore right now! Except maybe the vegan/ vegetarian part and the 419 variations of coffee. After all those eggs benedicts and all day breakfasts, it would not be that bad a thing if cafes started focussing on serving up healthier stuff.

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Source : http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2014/05/27/how-to-launch-a-hipster-restaurant-a-simple-guide/

Just in case you wanted to visit such a hipster cafe in Singapore, you may click here.

St Marc Café

A couple of months back, my father mentioned the opening of a new cafe at VivoCity. He’d heard about how good it was from his colleagues so he imparted the knowledge to me with much enthusiasm. I made sure to have it checked out during my next visit to VivoCity but I was not impressed by what I saw. There were quite a number of those fake plastic models of the ice creams and desserts they served, and this is something I do not associate with cafes serving good coffees and desserts! I must admit I had judged a book by its cover, but who doesn’t when choices are aplenty but money isn’t?

Then it so happened that my colleagues and I were at VivoCity after an event so we just stopped at St Marc Cafe for a quick break. I ordered a Royal Milk Tea without too much expectations. The drink turned out to be a pleasant surprise! The milk tea was unlike any other milk tea I have ever drunk in my life! It was very thick, had a bit of a caramel flavour and was just extremely delicious in taste. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of it as I didn’t have my DSLR with me that day, but if you ever go to St Marc Cafe, you have to try the Royal Milk Tea! If I’m not wrong it costs $6!

Fast forward to 2 weeks ago, I was kindly invited by Sixth Sense Communications to join in a media tour of the latest highlight at Marina Square : The Dining Edition. The Dining Edition is Marina Square’s new gourmet dining zone and was renovated to a tune of $15m. The 50,000 sq ft area boasts 16 exciting mid-to-upscale restaurants, bistros, café bakeries, patisseries and coffee joints and the eclectic mix is made up of both local and international brand names.

This was when I was reacquainted with St Marc Cafe again! We had the opportunity to try 2 of St Marc Cafe’s best loved items, the Choco Cro as well as the Little Fuji.

St Marc Cafe - Choco Cro

Choco Cro

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