Bucktile St Cafe is cloistered in a landed property estate. The cafe is at the ground floor of Faberhills Apartment along Faber Drive and it is next to the AYE. According to the cafe, the name is an anagram derived from Bucket List.
I didn’t find it difficult to get there. Pretty accessible from the AYE bus stop, within 5 minutes of walk I arrived at the cafe.
The cafe offers beyond pastries and cakes. The menu is almost 20 pages thick though it is at A3 size, printed only on 1 side with only words and no photos. I think it is too complicated. If you are keen to view their menu, click here.
The cafe is very much simple. I like to think of it as some European, some vintage mixed, a little like a home too. You can view more of the cafe via Bucktile St’s Instagram account @bucktile.st. It has a pretty big space, definitely good for group hangout.
I was at the cafe for tea, after lunch so planning to have cakes and coffee. There was quite some selection over the display counter with cakes like Carrot Cakes, Blue Velvet Cakes, (I like the vibrant blue colour), Earl Grey Cakes, Rainbow Cakes and a few more which I can’t remember.
After much contemplation, as all the cakes look so enticing, I ordered an Earl Grey Cake and a Cappuccino.
The Earl Grey Cake has a rich Earl Grey fragrance. The cake layers were dense and moist. I tasted some coconut shred in the cake too. It was quite well done though I would prefer a little less cream. Maybe a three layers or even two would be great.
The coffee was decent with a full body, high aroma and acidity. It has some spice hint.
Personally, I think Bucktile St Cafe is after all a fine choice for coffee and cakes.
Refuel Cafe, established at Bedok Reservoir Road, has a very apt name and theme as humans need to refuel ourselves with food like the vehicles require refuel with petrol.
Not only is the decoration and the ornaments placed in the cafe, the theme is also extended into the menu with “Full Tank”, “Fuel ME Up” and etc.
For desserts, it wasn’t on the menu, neither was it on the display, but you need to look out for the list which is placed beside the cashier.
As it was a hot afternoon, and I need a cold iced drink so I ordered the V-Power Soda, Passionfruit. It was amazingly refreshing. The combination of the Passionfruit and oregano was fabulous.
For main, I ordered a Pulled Pork Burger which has shredded pork in BBQ sauce and topped off with lemonly slaw between a sesame bun. The combination was delectable. I like the dish as there was lots of vegetables.
When I was almost finishing, I was eating only the pork and the bun, it tasted like an ang moh Char Siew Bao. Lol. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, it was just how I felt.
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The cafe is a nice quiet cafe to hang around with friends over good food and drinks. Pricing of the dishes were at a very reasonable level, quality and standard of food is high, I will certainly be back for more. Since this round I did not try the dessert, I shall have it on my next trip.
Beegurt a shop specialises in Frozen Yogurt with Honeycomb, located at a corner at Thomson V Two. It is pretty easy to locate it. It is located a few shops on the right of the now defunct Oz Specialty Coffee.
The shop sells only frozen yogurt with various toppings and one of featured topping that is the Raw Honeycomb. Something different about Beegurt is the fresh topping they used. It was frozen; very refreshing when eaten together with the frozen yogurt. I like it very much. It reminded me of the Frozen Pineapple I ate at Cheung Chau Islang, Hong Kong.
Menu was simple, you choose either the Beegurt’s Special that has Raw Honeycomb with 2 toppings, Small cup (1 topping), Medium cup (3 toppings) or Large Cup (3 toppings).
I was there with my brother. My brother, very conservative with what he eat, did not choose the Beegurt Special but went for the Medium cup. I like trying new stuff so I went for the Special. The yogurt it sweeter than IlaoIlao and it is as smooth as IlaIlao. For those who doesn’t like sweeter yogurt would prefer this. I like the combination of Frozen Yogurt and the Raw Honeycomb.
Beegurt has a small space with a few simple tables and chairs for dinning in. It is very much for takeaway. It has nice delish yogurt but I feel that it is a little more pricey than IlaoIlao. I won’t mind having it for the Raw Honeycomb sake.
It seems that frozen yogurt is about to take Singapore by storm.
Beegurt 11 Sin Ming Road, Thomson V Two, #01-21 Singapore 575629
Tel: +65 9247 1598
All of us know what is the world famous German Bratwurst is but what about Currywurst sold at Mr Berlin located at One Shenton Way.
Currywurst is actually a German street snack of German Bratwurst usually cut to bite size with curry sauce added and curry powder dusted.
At Mr Berlin, the selection is limited. Though there are about three types of sausages, if you want Currywurst, the selection is either Pork or Chicken. There are three level of spiciness. To complete a meal, you can choose to have it with fries or a bread roll. For view of the menu, click here.
I chose Pork sausage with the lowest level of spiciness (termed as Berlin Calling). I prefer fries to bread roll. The texture of the sausage is a coarse with small lumps of minced meat. It doesn’t taste like the sausages I am familiar with. The curry sauce is sweetish and the lowest spiciness level is not at all spicy for me. Mind you, I don’t take lots of spicy stuff either. The french fries is the shoe string fries. It is fried to a good level of crispiness and yet I can taste the potato of the fries.
Though I enjoyed my lunch, I find that the price is a little steep. Indulging once in a while is still pretty fine, I suppose.
The number of Ice Cream Palour is growing tremendously in Singapore. The type of ice range from soft serve to gelato and the latest trend nitro-cream. Flavours are getting more and more funky too. Since I love Ice Cream and from time to time, I crave for them so I decided to collate a list to facilitate my choosing.
Mootime FB: https://www.facebook.com/Mootimesg 8 Jalan Legundi #01-05 Singapore 759274
Tel: +65 9643 1799
Monday 1800 to 2200; Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 1200 to 2200; Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday 1200 to 2300
The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Cafe Website: http://thedailyscoop.com.sg/
369 Sembawang Road #01-05 Sembawang Cottage Singapore 758382
Tel: +65 6754 1233
Monday – Thursday 1100 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 2230; Sundays 1400 to 2200 NAHMJ’s Favourite: Salted Mr Brown
Udders @ Serangoon Gardens Webiste: http://www.udders.com.sg/ 1 Maju Avenue, MyVillage, #01-11 Singapore 556679
Tel: +65 6634 5839
Sunday to Thursday 1200 to 2300; Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays 1200 to 0000
Oblong.Ice.Cream @ Serangoon Garden
10 Maju Avenue Singapore 556689
Sundays – Thursdays 1200 to 0000; Fridays – Saturdays 1200 to 0200 Must Try (also NAHMJ’s Favourite) : Red Velvet Waffle
Udders @ Bukit Timah Webiste: http://www.udders.com.sg/ 17 Lorong Kilat, #01-08 Kilat Court, Singapore 598139
Tel: +65 6466 1055 Sunday to Thursday 1200 to 2300; Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays 1200 to 0000
Island Creamery @ Serene Centre FB: https://www.facebook.com/IslandCreamerySG 10 Jalan Serene #01-03 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
Tel: +65 6468 8859 Sunday to Thursday 2300 to 2200; Fridays, Saturdays and Eve and Public Holidays 1100 to 2300
The Daily Scoop Ice Cream Cafe Website: http://thedailyscoop.com.sg/ 43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-78 Chip Bee Gardens Singapore 278115
Tel: +65 6475 3128 Monday – Thursday 1100 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 2230; Sundays 1400 to 2200
41 Sunset Way #01-04 Clementi Arcade Singapore 597071
Tel: +65 6463 3365 Monday – Thursday 1100 to 2100; Friday – Saturday 1100 to 220; Sundays 1400 to 2100
8 Fahrenheit FB: https://www.facebook.com/8fahrenheit.singapore Ngee Ann Polytechnic, OurSpace@Blk 72, Singapore Monday – Thursday 1100 to 1900; Friday 1100 to 1800; Closed on Saturdays and Sundays (Open till 1700 during poly’s school holiday)
Rabbit Owl Depot, an ice cream palour, considerably tiny is nestled opposite National Library. The highlights is of course ice cream. For the rest of the food offered, click here.
There are many owl ornaments and a few rabbits were placed nicely throughout the cafe. And they have rabbits customized chairs too. Since it is a depot, Rabbit Owl Depot serves their ice cream out of a yellow container.
After trying three flavours from the dozen or more selection, I ordered a Snowflake Waffle set which comes with a scoop of ice cream and an additional scoop. I have the Earl Grey and Coconut. The waffle was nicely done with a golden crisp. It has a slight eggy fragrance though I find the waffle a little too airy as a result it was lacking of a little substance. It would be perfect if the waffle is a little denser.
The ice cream fare better. It was creamy, not too airy and has a nice flavour scent, particularly the coconut ice cream. In it, there were tiny coconut bites which intensify the aroma.
Getting There By MRT: Downtown line or East-West line – Bugis station
– alight at North Bridge Road Commercial Complex along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 851
- alight after Beach Road along Rochor Road – 48, 57
- alight at Bras Basah Complex along Victoria Street – 2, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960
- alight at St Joseph Church along Victoria Street – 130, 133, 145, 197, 851, 960
– alight at Hotel Grand or at Bugis Station along Victoria Street – 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 980
Twenty Grammes a newly fabricated ice cream palour along North Bridge Road serves not only ice cream & waffles, there are coffee from Papa Palheta and Windowsill Pies and cakes from some cakery.
But I was only keen to try the ice cream. I will give the waffle a try at my next visit. For something unique, I was recommended for the the Honey Butterscotch and the Walnut Butterscotch. I tried both and find that it tasted similar due to the Butterscotch. The honey one was sweet than the Walnut one so Walnut Butterscotch was my choice. The other scoop was the Triple C (Coffee, Chocolate and Caramel).
Most of the other flavour that I tried, the feel is that the flavours were trapped, somehow it wasn’t released into the tastebud. It lacked of creaminess and it was on the sweeter end and it was somewhat chewy.
Getting There By MRT: East-West line – Lavender station
– alight at bus stop at or opposite Stamford Primary School – 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 80, 130, 133, 145, 175, 197
– alight at Hotel Sultan or at Textile Centre – 107, 107M
– alight before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197
PickMeUp Cafe, at East Coast Park, is at the newly built Parkland which was occupied previously by a golf driving range. If you still have no idea where it is, along the East Coast Service Road, look for Parkway Parade which is acrossed the ECP expressway and you should be able to locate it easily.
I was there with my brother on a Saturday night and maybe it was still a pretty new place so it was still quite quiet. There were ample parking lots available.
On the exterior of the cafe, the design resemble a garden on one side and on the other side, it was a little playground for kids; while the interior was modern, sleek and simple, pretty spacious.
The menu in PickMeUp Cafe revolves around ice cream and waffles (both sweet and savoury). There are some bread on the counter as well.
We tried various flavour and finally settled for a coffee crunch, single scoop. I was surprised to know that the ice cream comes with a topping. I choose museli.
There are three different types of waffles, the usual buttermilk, peanut butter and miso waffle. I was keen to try the Miso Waffle but my brother usually resist such usual flavour. So we went ahead to get The Manuka which has a buttermilk waffle, a Greek Yoghurt Gelato, and various toppings. I requested to replace it with a scoop of Strawberry Yoghurt Gelato and they agreed. I like such flexibility.
The waffle has a crispy edge and a fluffy pancake like texture, not the eggy or buttery kind. It was decent. We find that their fruity flavour ice cream fare so much better than the non-fruity ones. The other flavour which my brother like it during the trying was the Honey Melon.
It is a nice addition for a cooling treat after activities at the park. A nice cosy cafe to rest and relax before going home.