All posts tagged: brunch


Manchester’s Vintage Finds

With a friend at the end of our 19-day Europe journey waiting to be our guide in Manchester, our last stop proved to be a perfect finish. After our train pulled into Piccadilly Station, we rolled our luggages over to Ibis Hotel on Princess Street — a short 10 minute walk under the sun, last seen in Paris. Then, it was time for brunch. The amazing Genia made special reservations for us at Richmond Tea Rooms, a traditional English style tea room with a Tim Burton inspired interior. We had the best seats in the house. The glasshouse. Richmond Tea Rooms Address: Richmond Street, The Village, Manchester. M1 3HZ Tel.: 0161 237 9667 Riding on the same quirky flow, we went on to Northern Quarter — the city’s creative space with tons of cafes, delis and retail stores. But what I loved most was this building, which held a mish-mash of lifestyle goods. (Pretty much like the old Heeren on Orchard Road.) Think vintage typewriters, cameras, old-school arcade game machines, every kind of accessory and a poster shop that …


Cafe Review: The Lokal

“Lokated” on the sleeves of Duxton along Neil Road, The Lokal serves up Aussie-style brunch items in a laid back environment carefully decked out in 50 shades of blue — a nice visual distinction from the majority of third-wave cafes in Singapore. The Space Apart from cushioned seats that line the perimeter of the cafe, a communal table sits out front at the entrance — a homely corner that looks absolutely deserving of a feature in a home & living magazine. Walk further in and grab a place at the back if you’re in for a live culinary show from their open-concept kitchen. The three counter seats get you an unobstructed view, together with lovely chat with the Chef. (PS. His daunting glare washes away with a friendly hello.) The Food Available from 9am till 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend brunch menu comprises healthier options like granola, quinoa and smashed avocado on sourdough. Clearly, we went to the dark side and had a meat-off with our picks from the selection of wholesome burgers and sandwiches. …

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Cafe Review: One Man Coffee

Upper Thomson Road is one street sprawled with more food spots than dots on a dalmatian and while it’s not the most accessible location at the moment (to me, accessible means an mrt station located nearby), it is a place I would like travel to more often, especially for their newest coffee joint – One Man Coffee. At first glance: A quirky witty logo, cartoons and coffee? – I think I’ll like it here. I did.  Sharing four walls and an alfresco area with Crust Pizzeria, One Man Coffee shines in the chirpy space along with the rising sun and goes to bed by the evening, when delightful pizzas come out to play. The limited seating may pose a problem when the promising cafe rises in popularity (probably some time now, since I visited it a week after their opening) but I really hope they don’t clutter the currently comfortable space with more tables to lose its cosy charm. Lucky for us, we arrived the first day they introduced brunch specials to the menu. One …