Archive for the ‘1.4 Cafes’ Category

Berthold Delikatessen – Hidden gems at Arcade @ Capitol Kempinski

It’s unbelievable how crowded everywhere is on the weekends when we are supposed to be practicing social distancing. It’s like being let out of a two month jail sentence (circuit breaker) and we’re trying to catch up on lost time. Recession, job cuts, what recession?

Anyway, I was supposed to meet a couple of friends at Clinton Street Baking Co along Purvis street last Saturday. Lest you think I’m calling the kettle black, this was the first time I was out in town on a weekend. But due to a botched up booking, we had to quickly scramble for a new place to have lunch. But where, because every potential cafe would surely be fully booked, especially given a lower seating capacity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Arcade at Capitol Kempinski

Photo Source: www.kempinski.com

I was at Raffles City so I kinda found myself gravitating towards Capitol Kempinski, while my friends who had already arrived at Clinton Bakery started throwing up other alternatives. Luckily I remembered that there is this chic stretch directly next to the Capitol Theatre that usually has a low footfall. This place is called Arcade @ Capitol Kempinski. It’s actually an extension of The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.

On hindsight, no wonder the place looks so sophisticated. I’ve always thought that this place deserved more airtime. The area exudes a contemporary yet slightly whimsical vibe, thanks in part to a balcony overhang seating area for each restaurant. So much potential!

Better yet, the prices of the restaurants here are very attractive! There are 7 restaurants here. Each of them feature a weekday set lunch. For example, La Scarla Ristorante has a set lunch promo going at $19 for a 2-course meal. That’s a very affordable price for a prime location like this. Unfortunately, because of the upscale decor, most people shy away from Capitol thinking that it would be expensive to dine here. Certainly that was the first reaction from my friends when I suggested this place.  Doesn’t help too that it’s slightly hidden from the main road, and I don’t recall seeing any marketing of this place.

Berthold Delikatessen

Photo Source : www.kempinski.com

Read more »

Koi Bubble Tea is available at Jewel Changi Airport for walk-in takeaways!

Currently, shops selling predominantly beverages are not supposed to be open due to the Circuit Breaker / Lockdown in Singapore. This means that most bubble tea shops are closed, unless they are located in a hawker centre/coffee shop or located within an outlet that also happens to sell food. So I was most surprised to see a queue at the Signature KOI shop at Jewel Changi Airport after visiting Fairprice Finest.

Signature KOI at Jewel Changi Airport (1)

I went closer to check it out and it’s true, you can buy KOI bubble tea for takeaway yourself, no need to rely on delivery! That because this is Signature KOI, it means that they also sell other food such as cakes, macarons and pastries. Lucky me too, because it seems they only restarted operations today! If you follow me on my Instagram, you would have seen my instastories about it!

Read more »

Gather – Creperie cafe serving galettes at Raffles Hotel

One of the in cafes that everyone can’t wait to have a try is Gather. Of all the cafes in Singapore, Gather probably has the most sought-after address, being located in Singapore’s iconic and world-renown Raffles Hotel. A very convenient location too, being just a stone’s throw away from Raffles City Shopping Centre and City Hall MRT Station. Click here to find out what to eat around the City Hall area.

Gather at Raffles Hotel - Galettes (1)

Off the Bone Galette

Read more »

Cafes that are open this Chinese New Year

For those of you who need a cuppa before facing the onslaught of relatives, or those of you who have dutifully done your house visiting, or even those of you who don’t celebrate Chinese New Year, this list of cafes that are open during Chinese New Year is for you. Enjoy the festivities, and share this article if you find it useful! You may also find this article : What is open during Chinese New Year useful. It contains the operating hours of supermarkets, shopping centres, kopi and the places and even clinics that are open this CNY! If you need kopi/teh or bubble tea, it’s in that list!

Popular Cafes that are open this Chinese New Year

Read more »

Cafe opening hours for Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020

Cafes open this christmas

Here is a list of cafes that are open during the festive Christmas and New Year period. Merry Christmas everyone!


Add me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you want to be kept up to date with the latest happenings in the food and lifestyle scene in Singapore!


Cafes in the East

Cafes in the North East

Cafes in the West

Cafes in the North

Cafes in the Central

  • The Better Half 24/25 Dec: 10am – 5.30pm
  • The Bravery Cafe 30 Dec: Closed | 24 Dec: – 1 Jan 9am – 6pm
  • OTC Cafe 24 Dec: 11am – 3pm | 25 Dec: Closed | 31 Dec: 11am – 3pm | 1 Jan: Closed
  • CSHH Coffee: 24 Dec: 9am – 10pm | 25 Dec: Closed| 30 Dec: Closed | 31 Dec: 12pm – 10pm | 1 Jan: Business as usual
  • The Annex: 24 Dec: 9am – 7pm | 25 Dec: Closed| 30 Dec: Closed | 31 Dec: 12pm – 7pm | 1 Jan: Business as usual
  • PPP Coffee 24 Dec: 9am – 10pm | 25 Dec: 9am – 10pm | 30 Dec: 9am – 4pm | 31 Dec: 12pm – 10pm | 1 Jan: Business as usual
  • Common Man Coffee Roasters  24 Dec: Close at 4pm | 25/26 Dec: Closed | KL: Open as usual
  • The Populus Coffee & Food  Open throughout Christmas and New Year
  • One Good Trade Open throughout Christmas and New Year

No information (most likely open)

  • Strangers Reunion
  • Lola Cafe
  • Kith Cafe
  • My Awesome Cafe
  • Bacha Coffee
  • PS Cafe
  • Penny University
  • Dutch Colony
  • Free the Robot
  • Bee’s Knees
  • Curious Palatte
  • Camaca
  • Carpenter and Cook

%d bloggers like this:
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...