The chicken breast and fish goes really well with the ginger dressing!

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Creamy on the inside with savoury bits of Jamon, these croquettes have a thin crunchy coating that tastes great with the garlicky alioli. Come to think of it, everything tastes great with alioli! :)

Ciel Patisserie serves cakes that are more than worth every penny; pleasing to the eyes, palate and wallet. The Fuji, perhaps their most unique creation, is a green tea cake with lychee gelee. Their Strawberry Shortcake is very well-executed and to-die-for. Grabbing cakes and drinks in this small but lovely cafe could very well be one of life's simplest pleasures. Given its location, Ciel is indeed a hidden gem.

Previously an old provision shop, Tian Kee is now a lovely cafe that amazingly retains nostalgia in the idyllic Dakota neighborhood. Complete with familiar toys, a kiddy ride outside that still works and no air con, this might just be the perfect spot to relax (until the crowd fills it up). Coffee is light, beans sourced by Dutch Colony, and the cakes are elegant. GO, before it's too late!

Known for their cakes and pies, The Royals Cafe has been around for a while now, and is a safe bet for affordable food that satisfies. Go for their most popular dish, Mee Siam, with fragrant hints of lemongrass, and lime that brightens it up. End off your meal with a slice of the Chocolate Truffle cake if you're feeling indulgent!

Dish cost $17.90.... in the end paid $22 cuz of GST n service charge. Useless, no service and food wasn't that 'grand'.

This really hip-looking cafe shows no trace of its past; probably the only thing that is obvious was the signboard that is retained from the previous tenant. It takes over an old coffeeshop that had started here ever since the estate was around, which also used to house a rather famed Prawn Noodle stall in here. Other items such as the artwork in the cafe featuring old calendars and a weighing scale in its toilet also gives a nod to the past. Despite so, the menu is rather western, featuring salads, all-day brunch and desserts as well as coffee made using the Throwback blend by Papa Pahelta. Go for the waffles if you are here; the Buttermilk is fragrant at its best even though its not even stated in the menu, and for those interested in savoury waffles they also serve them with Fried Chicken, which is also one of their specialties.

Barossa prides itself on serving favourites from Down Under. Their signature dishes include the Rib Eye Tasting Platter, Wild Wild West Burger, Barossa Bangers Platter and more. Chill out and relax with the handcrafted lagers and ales from Archipelago that they serve.

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Enjoy authentic Swiss fondue, and imagine yourself in a Swiss chalet. La Fondue is the only restaurant in Singapore that specializes in fondue, allowing you to indulge in coating your food in drippy, gooey cheese. You'll get an assortment of vegetables, meats, and bread to go with your pot of cheese! Go for their chocolate fondue after, if the richness doesn't get to you. There is just something special about sharing food like this on a romantic date.

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If you're lucky enough to find a seat in this cafe tucked away from the crowds of Upper Thompson Road, go ahead and take advantage of the free WiFi, while enjoying their Belgian liege waffles and a good cup of coffee. They also offer affordable breakfast platters and sandwiches, made to satisfy. They stay open till 11pm - a great after-work haunt!