Yogart Artisan Yoghurt At Burlington Square On Bencoolen Road

Yoğart Artisan Yoghurt located at the ground floor of Burlington Square, adjacent to Sim Lim Square has its shop front facing the side of La Salle.

It offers both Frozen Yogurt (froyo) and Popsicles. And Waffles too.

Popsicles
Popsicles

There were 4 flavours for Popsicle; Mango, Yuzu, Berry and Chocolate.

Toppings & Sauces
Toppings & Sauces

I tried both the Froyo and Popsicles.

Yogart has a similar approach to Ilao Ilao. It has a Bliss (termed Sanum in Ilao Ilao) which you will choose 3 fruits, one bites (equivalent to crunch in Ilao Ilao) and a sauce.

The available fresh fruits were Watermelon, Kiwi, Rockmelon, Blueberry, Strawberry and Mango. While Bites available were Oreo Crumbs, Caramelised Cookie, Digestive Cookie, Almonds, Granola and Nuts & Oats Cookies. Lastly the sauces available were Dark Chocolate, Rum & Raisins, Coco Bianco, Summer Berries, Pretty in Pink and Tangerine.

If you don’t prefer the Bliss, you could opt for Small Cup (1 or no topping), Medium Cup (2 topping) or Large Cup (3 toppings).

I went for the Bliss. I chose Digestive Biscuits with 3 fruits of Watermelon, Rockmelon and Mango and lastly the sauce was Pretty in Pink (a Guava sauce)

Bliss
Bliss

I find the entire creation a little on the sweet side. I prefer it a little more sourish.

Yuzu Explosion Popsicle
Yuzu Explosion Popsicle

I am always attracted by Popsicle and I tried the Yuzu Explosion. The Popsicle was creamy, smooth and a little more sweet than sourish. I wouldn’t mind it a little more sourish while sweetness level remains.

Yogart Artisan Yoghurt provides a good alternatives to the froyo scenes with nice creamy, smooth froyo and popsicle to combat our sweltering weather.

Yoğart Artisan Yoghurt
175 Bencoolen Street, #01-56 Burlington Square Singapore 189649
Tel: +65 6238 0135

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Yo%C4%9Fart/839114106151360?fref=ts

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 1200 to 2100; Sunday 1200 to 1800

Getting There

By MRT: North East line – Little India station

By Bus:
– alight opp Burlington Square along Bencoolen Street 64, 64, 131, 139, 147, 166, 857

– alight opp Prime Centre along Middle Road 56

– alight after Sim Lim Square along Rochor Canal Road 23, 48, 57, 66, 67, 170, 851, 960, 980

Rating: 7/10

HarriAnn’s Delight At Bugis Junction

HarriAnn’s Delight is a Kopitiam serving traditional coffee. It is located at a corner of Bugis Junction, ground floor, outside BHG departmental store, facing Victoria Street. It is kind of hidden, not very obvious.

There are mainly seats with no air-condition.

Set A5 with Bite-size Kueh and Ondeh Ondeh
Set A5 with Bite-size Kueh and Ondeh Ondeh

HarriAnn’s Delight offers 6 tea/breakfast set and 4 main meal sets with a Special of the day. Out of the 6 tea/breakfast sets served at HarriAnn’s Delight, I tried 2. The first I tried was the Set A5. It consisted of 4 pieces of Bite-sized Kueh and 3 Ondeh Ondeh (Chocolate, Yam and Gula Melaka, one each). The kueh were soft and it didn’t stick to my teeth and it has a strong enough coconut fragrance but unfortunately, they tasted very much the same with no strong distinct flavours. After trying the two other original flavours, the Chocolate and Yam, I still prefer the Gula Melaka. A pity that the Gula Melaka is a little too diluted.

Set A3 with Chiffon Cake (Orange or Pandan)
Set A3 with Chiffon Cake (Orange or Pandan)

The second was the A3 set with tea/coffee, 2 eggs & Chiffon Cake, choice of Orange or Pandan. The Chiffon Cake was soft and a nice orangish aroma.

Ang Gu Kueh
Ang Ku Kueh

I tried their Yellow Bean Paste Ang Ku Kueh too. Alternative, you could choose the Peanut ones. The bean paste is lightly sweetened. That’s the way I like.

There were much raving about its Laksa so I was curious to find out how it fare so I ordered a set and it came with a drink. I opted for Iced Honey Lemon. I didn’t quite like the Honey Lemon as it left an unpleasant aftertaste that linger for quite a while in the mouth. As for the Laksa, it was creamy and full of sweetness with decent amount of prawns, fish cake slices and Tau Po but a little lack of the Laksa fragrance from the Laksa Leaf.

Overall, HarriAnn’s Delight is a nice place to have kopi break or a quick lunch. I am keen to try their Curry Chicken and Polo Bun next.

HarriAnn’s Delight
230 Victoria Street #01-01A Bugis Junction Towers, Singapore 188024
Tel: +65 9736 7449 / 6273 0852 / 9191 7277 / 6238 1200

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/Harrianns

Opening Hours

Daily 0800 to 2100

Getting There

By MRT: Downtown line or East-West line – Bugis station

By Bus:
– alight opp Bugis Junction along Victoria Street – 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 197, 851, 960, 980

– alight at Bugis Station along Victoria street – 2, 32, 33, 51, 61, 130, 133, 145

– alight at Bugis Junction along Victoria Street – 2, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960

– alight at North Bridge Road Commercial Complex along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 851

Rating: 7/10

And Why Cafe At Bali Lane

And Why, a cafe at Bali Lane, sandwiched between Stateland and Honeycomb has a New York Deli concept which was well executed in all aspects. From the interior design to the menu to the waiters’ uniform. And Why is bought to us by the folks of I Am. They use very intriguing names. Interesting! Since it is by I Am, so this is another Halal Cafe. Definitely great news for our Muslim Cafe Hoppers.

One Part of the Cafe
One Part of the Cafe

And Why does something very different to their coffee. They do not serve Espresso based coffee, something that we are very familiar with. For pure Espresso based coffee drinkers, you might be disappointed. Instead two brew method were available; the Chemex and V60. And there are 3 beans to choose from; Panama Boquete SHB, Sumatra Mandheling Gayo and Guatemala Puerta Verde. They provide a good mix of choices and I like this concept. One good point about And Why is they do provide milk or soda water, at least for now, if you do need them to mix with your black brew coffee. In addition, you will find the Cold Brew on the menu too.

Coffee
Coffee

If you do not prefer the Black Coffee, there are Mocktails and other hot beverages such as Tea and Chocolate and Sparkling or still Water.

Food-wise, you will find mainly Sandwiches and Salad. There are also pastries, Cheesecakes and Muffins too. For the Sandwiches, there are 3 selections of bread, the Foccacia, Italian Bread and the Baguette.

Now the big question. How does the food and drink fare? Was it good?

Lobster Mobster Sandwich
Lobster Mobster Sandwich

When I saw And Why’s menu, immediately, I knew what I wanted. It was the “Lobster Mobster” Sandwich. I have it with Italian Bread. Each sandwich comes with a side of either Salad or Chips. I chose Salad, a healthier choice, though I prefer Chips. When served, I find the portion a little too small. I am sure most will not be filled after a portion but it was good for me. The open sandwich filling of lobster was well mixed with rich mayo and lots of chopped celery and onions were added to enhance the taste. I like such strong tasting food. But I find that I should have requested for Foccacia instead as the herb taste was a little too strong for the lobster filling.

Sumatra Manhedling Gayo, Chemex
Sumatra Manhedling Gayo, Chemex

Now, the coffee. I always like Sumatra Manhedling. So when I spotted Sumatra Manhedling Gayo on the menu, I was pretty excited. I always enjoy the earthly, heavy body of this coffee. Likewise this coffee has this characteristics. But somehow, it was a little too acidic then the usual. Not too sure why.

The service in And Why was friendly and warm. And what I really like about And Why is that they provide a very good introduction to the menu. While I was enjoying my food, they even posed for a fun photo upon a request from a customer. I enjoyed that sight. I am keen to try other sandwiches from And Why when I am in the mood for sandwiches. And I am sure I would be trying the Sumatra Mandheling with the V60 at my next visit.

And Why is the name And Why? Hehe!

And Why
31 Bali Lane #01-01 Singapore 189867
Tel: +65 6291 0993

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/andwhyatbalilane

Opening Hours

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday 0800 to 2000; Friday – Sunday 0800 to 2100; Closed on Wednesday

Getting There

By MRT: Downtown line or East West line – Bugis station

By Bus:
– alight at or opposite Plaza Parkroyal along Beach Road – 100, 107, 107M, 961, 980;

– alight before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197;

– alight at bus stop near Bali Lane, along Ophir Road – 48

Rating: 7/10

Wilder Cafe At North Bridge Road

Wilder Cafe has taken over the space of De’Pop Culture Cafe and transformed into a cool, hipster look. From a colourful theme to an industrial theme. The two looks are a far cry.

A view
A view

You will see cemented wall with some plastering looks on it and chairs with metallic frame. As lots of wood material were used, it resulted in a softened industrial theme.

And now, it is a Halal Cafe, good news for all Muslim Cafe Hoppers. One additional choice added to the scene.

Menu
Menu

When I was at Wilder, it was in its soft launch and was serving only its Brunch dishes. When I saw this uninteresting Brunch Menu of 4 items, and some desserts and beverages, I wanted to turn my back and walk away. But I thought I should give it a chance.

Prawn and Corn Fritter, avocado, homemade tomato salsa topped with egg
Prawn and Corn Fritter, avocado, homemade tomato salsa topped with egg

I settled for Prawn and Corn Fritter, Avocado, Homemade Tomato Salsa Topped With Egg. Something which I don’t usually go for as I don’t really enjoy fritter because fritter consists of mainly starch. After my first mouth, I was astonished by this dish. The fritter was filled with sweetness from the corn and chopped onions. It was moist and soft with a crispy outer even though it was seated on a bed of Tomato Salsa. The salsa and avocado gave a refreshing feel to the dish.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

The coffee served at Wilder is of medium acidity, medium body with a fruity flavour note. I don’t usually prefer the more acidity coffee but I could accept this as the fruity hint was pretty toned down. I believed they were using a blend with maybe some dark roast beans in it.

I am keen to try more of their food. I will return when they are fully launched.

Wilder
749 North Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore 198717
Tel: +65 9632 5962

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/wilder.sg

Opening Hours

TBC

Getting There

By MRT: East-West line – Lavender station

By Bus:
– 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

Rating: 7.5/10

Olivo Bistro & Bakery At Aperia Mall Kallang

Olivo Bistro & Bakery was rebranded from Ren Gastronome, previously located at Paya Lebar. Now it is at the Aperia Mall at Kallang, Level 2.

Interior
Interior

The interior design of the bistro resembles of the Mediterranean Style.

Menu in Tablet
Menu in Tablet

Olivo Bistro is pretty hi-tech. They provide a tablet at each table for diners to place their own order. They offer wide range of selection; pastas, pizza, sandwiches, burgers, soup, salad, dessert and etc. They serve a wide range of alcoholic drinks too.

Weekdays Promotion
Weekdays Promotion

If you are dinning during weekdays’ lunch, you may want to take note of the daily promotion. On each day, when you order food from the designated category, you are entitled to a free soup. But you need to remember to add it into your order. Once you select your food, you are directed to the next page, scroll down to look for “Promo Soup” and add it into your order. And once you are done, remember to proceed to order summary, to click “Confirm” so that your order is now on its way to the kitchen.

Besides the Weekdays’ lunch promo, there are also some other on-going promotions such as the Happy Hour promo and so on.

Tomato Soup
Tomato Soup

My promo soup was the Tomato Soup. It was a creamy, smooth and tangy tomato soup.

Pesto Pasta
Pesto Pasta

Since I was there on a Thursday, promotion was for Pasta and Pizza, I ordered a Pesto Pasta with add-on Prawns. You can select from the list of add on. I find the dish, especially the prawns a little too salty. But what I like is the pine nuts that were added to the pasta. The nuts not only provided the crunch, the nuttiness blended very well with the pesto sauce.

Triple Chocolate Cake
Triple Chocolate Cake

I hardly end my meal without a dessert and I ordered the Triple Chocolate Cake. The three layers, top of white chocolate mousse, middle of bitter sweet chocolate mousse and bottom of dark crunch is certainly a rich cake. It is best to savour the three layers together.

Latte
Latte

Olivo Bistro didn’t have my favourite Cappuccino so I went for Latte. The coffee was a low acidity, medium to full body with nutty and chocolaty flavour.

The pricing at the Olivo Bistro was pretty reasonably with pretty decent food, coffee and desserts and the service was friendly and warm. I might pop by again to try other items.

Olivo Bistro & Bakery
8 Kallang Avenue #02- , Aperia Mall Singapore 339509
Tel: +65 6341 6933

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/OLIVO-Bistro-Bakery/968726263142649?ref=br_tf

Opening Hours

Daily 1030 to 2200

Getting There

By MRT: East-West line – Lavender station

By Bus:
– alight before or after Kallang along Lavender Street 13, 61, 67, 107, 107M, 133, 145, 175, 961

– alight at Lavender station along Kallang Road (in front of V Hotel Lavender) – 2, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 80, 107,  107M, 133, 145, 175, 197

– alight at Lavender station, next to ICA – 2, 12, 33, 107, 107M, 133

Rating: 6.5/10

AEIOU Cafe At King George’s Avenue Lavender

* Updated with revisit on 30 Jan 2015

AEIOU Cafe is located along King George’s Avenue perpendicular to Lavendar Road, around Jalan Besar,. It has a very cute Dino as its mascot. You can find this little mascot literary at every corner of the cafe. I first notice it on the cup and then a wooden plate.

Counter
Counter

As I was chatting with a friend of the cafe owner whom helped to set up the cafe, I found that this little Dino loves Chocolate and it is signifying life, carefree and child-like so the theme is extended to the cafe and you can find colourful cute ornaments and cushy bright pillows with cute characters displayed throughout the space.

A Cosy Corner
A Cosy Corner

The entire cafe is filled with lots of cute ornaments made from the oil drums.

They have customise-made their cups and plates too. Lots of effort has been put into the every details and of course the food they served as well.

Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup

I ordered a Mushroom Soup. It was served with 2 slices of Garlic bread which seems to be baguette. The Mushroom Soup was drizzled with quite some truffle oil and when served, I could smell the wonderful truffle aroma. The Mushroom Soup was slightly creamy and has tons of blended mushrooms in it. A very flavourful bowl of soup. The only complaint I have was there were some fibrous stuff in it that was a little unpleasant.

Osmanthus Jasmine Cake
Osmanthus Jasmine Cake

I wanted the Yuzu Jasmine Cheesecake but was unavailable that day and so I settled for the Osmanthus Jasmine Sponge Cake. The sponge cake was awesome; soft and fluffy, lightly sweetish. It would have been perfect if the Osmanthus were stronger.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

Finally, my cup of Cappuccino. AEIOU is one of the rare cafe that chose to serve a dark roast instead of the medium or light roast. The coffee was robust with full body, low acidity and a nutty and nutmeg spice hint.

I revisited AEIOU cafe after its official opening with my Mom as they have their full menu up.

Good news for Vegetarian Cafe Hopper, AEIOU serves quite a good selection of Vegetarian dishes. And good news for Tea Drinkers, they have a about 2 pages of different Teas.

Spring Villes
Spring Villes

We ordered a Side Dish, Spring Villes. We enjoyed this dish most among all our other orders. This is an adapted version of the Vietnamese Roll. It is a made up prawns, greens and interesting some brightly coloured edible flowers. It tasted great with the Sourish Peanut dip. It was absolutely awesome.

This Salad Is No Quack (Duck Confit Salad)
This Salad Is No Quack (Duck Confit Salad)

We have a Salad too, “This Salad Is No Quack”, which is basically a Duck Confit Salad. The dressing for the salad is a simple olive oil. The flavours comes mainly from the oranges. A side Honey Mustard sauce was accompanied with a good portion of Duck Leg. It is very much like a Main Dish to me. My Mom enjoyed this but I find the Duck Confit too salty even when it was eaten together with the salad.

Moo-licious Cheeks (Beef Cheek Tagliatelle Pasta)
Moo-licious Cheeks (Beef Cheek Tagliatelle Pasta)

Lastly (technically not our last dish), we shared a Main, Moo-licious. It is a Beef Cheek with Tagliatelle Pasta with balsamic vinegar. The sourish Balsamic vinegar went well with the Beef but not with Pasta. We didn’t enjoy this dish.

Blueberry Lemon Meringue
Blueberry Lemon Meringue

Finally, it was time for dessert. Among the mainly choices, we have the Blueberry Lemon Meringue. The cake was a little too dense while the Meringue was icy, it didn’t melt in the mouth. The Lemon flavour was stronger than the Blueberry. I wish it was better balanced. Personally, I felt there are rooms for improvement.

Thai Iced Coffee
Thai Iced Coffee

l tried their Thai Iced Coffee this round. I tasted like our Kopitiam Iced Kopi that has a slight sourish tinge.

AEIOU Cafe -

There are some changes to the cafe, lots of paintings were hung on the walls.

AEIOU
AEIOU

AEIOU cafe has pretty interesting food selection on its menu which is a little different to the cafe scene. And also the cakes were unique in flavours. But I think there are still rooms for improvement.

AEIOU Cafe
111 King George’s Avenue Singapore 208559
Tel: +65 6291 2698

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/aeioulife?ref=br_tf

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Thursday 1000 to 2200

Getting There

By MRT: East West line – Lavender station

By Bus:
– alight opposite Pek Chuan Building along Lavender Street 13, 67, 133, 145

– alight at Hock Send Building along Lavender Street 13, 61, 67, 107, 133, 145, 175, 961

– alight at Lavender station along Kallang Road – 2, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 80, 107,  107M, 133, 145, 175, 197

– alight at Lavender station, next to ICA – 2, 12, 33, 107, 107M, 133

Rating: 7/10

Toothless Bear Cafe & Bar At Haji Lane

Haji Lane is already very hip and now they have a hippy cafe & bar named the Toothless Bear Cafe & Bar.

It has mainly Al Fresco dining. Nice casual, people watching while enjoying food and drinks along the hippy street.

You will find either Set Lunch Menu or Ala Carte Menu. I wasn’t in the mood for pasta or sandwiches so went with the Ala Carte. Beside food, the main highlight, which I feel about Toothless Bear is the alcohol drinks.

Poulet Roti
Poulet Roti

I have the Poulet Roti, thought it would be Roasted Chicken but turned out to be deep fried. It tasted like it was marinated with simple ingredients such as dark and light soy sauce with probably a little oyster sauce too. The salad is awesome. I like the dressing. What I like most is the mayonnaise sauce and the chilli sauce. This is the best combination for my fries.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

The coffee could have been better. It was light body, low acidity with low aroma. I couldn’t really taste the flavour note due to the cocoa dusting. Somehow, I thought I tasted some black tea hint.

Toothless Bear Cafe & Bar is an absolutely cool place to be in for drinks rather than food. Food is decent but not great. It is a good alternative, if you want to find something new, or rather something else from your usual.

Toothless Bear Cafe & Bar
20 Haji Lane Singapore 189213
Tel: +65 8138 7654

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/ToothlessBear/info

Opening Hours

TBC

Getting There

By MRT: Downtown line & East West line – Bugis station

By Bus:
– alight at or opposite Plaza Parkroyal along Beach Road – 100, 107, 107M, 961, 980;
– alight before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197;
– alight at bus stop near Bali Lane, along Ophir Road – 48

Rating: 7/10