L’etoile cafe

We were en route to the civil service club when we chanced upon this new cafe – at the corner of Owen and Dorset roads. It looked charming from the outside, and reminded me of a petite European street cafe – with air conditioning.

Inside, diners are greeted by the cashier’s counter, which sits alongside the confectionery display. We ordered their coffee, which was aromatic and strong. Nice brew that compared well to more established coffee joints.

Furnished tastefully with simple Ikea furniture and cocooned with acid jazz piped music, L’etoile seems and feels like an ideal chill out space for residents and visitors alike.

Will return to sample their food.




Forty hands at Yong Siak street

Decided to check out this coffee joint in Tiong Bahru. It’s at Yong Siak street round the back of Chay Yan street.

The brew is likable and tasty. Aroma is beautiful. Snacks such as banana cakes, tau sar pao etc. are also available. Coffees range in prices, but average $5. If you pay with HSBC credit cards you get 10% off.

Love the homey feel about it – it’s like stepping into a quaint little joint in Paddington street (Sydney).

Highly rated 🙂