Loysel’s Toy #7

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Penny University

This is a pretty little cafe in the East Coast, not sure if there’re many others like this around there, and so it’s definitely a gem for all those who stay in the East. It serves coffee and desserts, as well as breakfast and sandwiches, and is an all round nice place to chill – I spent more than 3 hours there with Evie, and saw many others who were working there with their laptops.

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Honey-infused Greek Yogurt with Granola & Dried Fruit Topping ($6) – The yogurt with granola was nice. Yogurt wasn’t too sour, which is the way I like it, but I did wish I had slightly more granola topping. I thought it was a decent portion for its price, but then again it’s one of those items that’s hard to write about because literally anyone can remake this at home, even if you didn’t have much of a culinary flair.

Skinny Latte ($5.50) – It bubbled slightly, which based on my coffee-drinking experience, usually means that the milk was slightly overheated. But other than that it was good. I think they use beans from Liberty Coffee.

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French Toast with Fresh Fruit, Maple Syrup & Cream Cheese ($8) – Evie ordered this. She said it looked pretty and that the berries were sour. We initially couldn’t tell if it was cream cheese served with it cause it was rather tasteless. Overall, I think Evie enjoyed it. I can’t comment on whether it was fluffy or eggy cause I didn’t try it, plus I don’t particularly fancy french toast.

If you do decide to pay them a visit, try the Toasties! I didn’t order them this around, but we sat near the kitchen and I saw many orders of toasties being served, so they must be good! Also, the owner (well, at least I assume he is) recommended us to try the Turkish Eggs, and also the sandwiches. They also sell a variety of desserts. I have yet to try them but they do look really yummy. Hopefully this helps you make your ordering decision when you visit!

402 East Coast Road

Tel: 90213959

http://www.pennyuni.com

Cups N Canvas

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Back: Mango Orange Juice ($5.80) & Cucumber Mint Iced Tea ($5.80)

Front: Carrot Cake ($6)

The cucumber mint iced tea was probably the winner of this lot. It was really refreshing and didn’t have too much of a raw cucumber taste. It was a tad bit too sweet for my liking but I enjoyed it nonetheless. There was nothing exceptionally good or bad about the carrot cake but it was worth the $6 just cause it was huge.

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Sweet Potato Latte ($4.80) – This drink was one of the recommendations. It looks, tastes and sounds really unique. Pam said it tastes like bubur cha cha, and didn’t really appeal to her tastebuds (she rates it 1/5). I guess unless you’re feeling adventurous, or want something rich and sweet, or feel like having bubur cha cha then maybe this isn’t for you.

I didn’t get to try the coffee this time, but I might return to try it again if I’m around the area. Another thing that sounds interesting to try is the ice blended sticky date pudding drink. Overall our experience there was enjoyable, especially because the service was good and it wasn’t too crowded.

139 Selegie Road

Tel: 68846855

Tom Dixon Popup Pizzeria

I’d been anticipating this event since the day I heard about it. There aren’t enough popup restaurants in Singapore – I think it’s such a cool concept! This popup event was put together by Xtra and Kith Bistro, Xtra provided the furniture and accessories while Kith catered for the food and drinks. The furniture and accessories were designed by Tom Dixon and hence the event was called “Tom Dixon Popup Pizzeria”.

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I thought this was probably the highlight of the event – the chef makes all the pizzas to order in the display window

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The menu for the night – affordable

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Tom Dixon light fixtures

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Salmon Pizza (top) & Pepperoni Pizza (bottom) – my friends and I really enjoyed both pizzas. The crust was, in my opinion, perfect. It was thin and crispy but not too crispy that it falls apart when you bite into it. The toppings were very well paired and given in just the right amount. I don’t usually eat smoked salmon or sashimi but this salmon pizza was really yummy. By the end of the night, three of us girls finished 12 out of 16 slices of pizza, telling of how good the pizza was.

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Each diner had a wooden slab, kind of like a cheeseboard, and disposable wooden utensils as a place setting. It was simple but fitting to the theme.

We really had a good time at the popup pizzeria, though we didn’t buy anything designed by Tom Dixon. I was just slightly disappointed and perplexed at why we couldn’t takeaway the leftover slices of pizza. The waitress told us that the there was strictly no takeaway because they didn’t have pizza boxes. I understand that they didn’t want to let people come in and order whole pizzas to takeaway but I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t let existing customers who have obviously eaten their fill takeaway leftovers, despite the fact that I said that I didn’t even mind taking them away in a brown paper bag. But other than that, the evening went pretty well.

Since the pizzeria no longer exists after tonight, I can’t give any address for it. However, if you’d like to visit Kith Bistro, you can go to:

9 Penang Road

#01-01E Park Mall

Tel: 63388611

You can check out my other visits to Kith by typing “Kith” in the search function. It’s definitely high up on my list of my “go-to” places.

Riders Cafe #8

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Royal China #2

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Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh #2

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Yi Sheng Hokkien Mee

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Blk 6 Jalan Bukit Merah

#01-13 ABC Brickworks Food Centre

 

Omakase Burger

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200 Turf Club Road

#01-05 The Grandstand

Tel: 67632698

Mellben Seafood #2

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211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8

#01-11 to 15

Tel: 63533120

Canopy Garden

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1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1

Bishan Park II

Tel: 65561533

上海小杨生煎

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