SG Cafe Hopping

SG Cafe Hopping

Featuring Strangers' Reunion, One Man Coffee (Upper Thomson), Chock Full Of Beans, Atlas Coffeehouse, Brawn & Brains Coffee (Guillemard), Non Entrée Dessert Cafe, Old Hen Coffee Bar, The Bravery, The Communal Place, NOM - Bistro & Bakery
Jonathan Lim
Jonathan Lim

I recently checked out FANGKO+, an Indo-western cafe located along Hongkong Street (opposite Clarke Quay Mrt). The cafe has a nice decor with fairy lights, and the pricing for their food and drinks are really affordable!

I really liked the Smash Chimken, which was really crispy, addictive and filled with lots of heat! You get to choose your preferred spiciness level of the smash chimken, which ranges from level 1 to 12! Level 6 was just nice for me, maybe I’ll try level 12 the next time! You can even customise your chimken to pair with Indomie or Blue Pea Rice etc.

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Another notable dish is their 忘不了 Waffle, a mix of classic, red & blue velvet with condensed milk, parmesan cheese & melted marshmallows topped with an ice cream of your choice. Loved the combination of crispy, sweet and savoury in this dessert!

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Cheesy oven baked elbow pasta simmered in mala sauce with mushroom and bacon topped with half boiled egg and parmesan cheese. This was so damn delicious, that we finished the whole bowl within minutes! With the stringy and salty melted cheese, the spicy mala added another dimension of flavour to the dish. Together, they made for a lively and unstoppable party of flavours! Highly recommended!

Featuring the Kopi Shake from Singapore Coffee, their most popular creation that certainly tasted as good as it looked!

It is first pre-blended with both evaporated and condensed milk, then shaken really vigorously before being poured into a cocktail glass, and topped with cocoa powder for the finishing touch. Taste wise, it was creamy, smooth and really aromatic with a rich chocolatey aftertaste!

Really love the decor of this place too with its aesthetic interior! Definitely a nice place to chill at!

OCD Cafe, previously located in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio, has recently moved to their new location at Jalan Besar. Their new space is much more spacious, and they even provide books for you to read while chilling!

They have added fried food to their menu now, with the Lollipop Chicken being one of them. The fried chicken was really crispy and the taste of the fries reminded me of those from a certain fast food chain!

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Tried both the Original & Yang Nyum flavours and I much preferred the latter flavour that was sweet and mildly spicy, the former paled in comparison as the flavour could have been stronger.

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Sourced from home baker @batterday.sg, this was a really delectable dessert! The interior was soft and moist while the exterior was crunchy, paired with smooth and creamy vanilla ice cream! Would recommend sharing this, as it can get a little too rich.

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Pint & Dine is a cafe by day, bistro by night concept that recently opened at Kensington Square. I highly recommend trying their Drunken Clams (from their cafe menu); love the light yet flavourful broth, and also the sweet and juicy clams! It is served together with flavoured rice.

Kaca Coffee house is a cosy cafe located at Bedok North that specialises in handmade Taiwanese desserts, fruit teas and claypot rice.

The most sought after dessert here is the Bubble Tea Hotpot. It’s not only instagram-worthy but also a really good sweet treat as well! This unique Bubble Tea Hotpot consists of a choice of any 5 toppings (taro balls, fruits, jellies, red bean, chendol etc) and a base of either Milk Tea, Mango or Durian Snow Ice. Each ingredient comes in generous portions and my favourite is the chewy taro balls! The ingredients blended really well with our choice of base - Milk Tea, and it’s not too sweet which I love! This is the perfect dessert for people from any walks of life.

Mother Dough Bakery had been on my to try list for quite sometime and i finally checked her out recently.

I really enjoyed the Almond Croissant in particular; it was flaky, buttery and filled with fragrance from the frangipane paste and perfectly roasted almonds! Will definitely return to try her other bakes soon!

The items here are currently only available for takeaway due to the upcoming circuit breaker measure, so do adhere to the social distancing rules in the queue.

I also tried the Brownie ($4.50) and Banana Bread too, and i’d definitely recommend the latter which was light, fluffy and moist! Can’t really comment much on their coffee since i don’t drink coffee, but i’ll definitely be back again to chill over a pastry and/or tea.

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While the Cloud Beta V.01 is the more popular item, i actually liked the Choc more, which uses the same shortbread base, topped with a blend of milk & dark chocolate mousse, and caramelised banana filling. Overall taste was rich but not too cloying.

Constantly on the hunt for good eats! Instagram: @jonnyboyeats

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