Seven & Ate

Address: 78 Horne Rd, Singapore 209078.

Seven & Ate is a new cafe which replaced the Bao Makers, which is located near by the Lavender MRT station. Along this road, there are several cafes to hop if you around there for the whole day.

I visited the cafe along with three other colleagues on the Friday’s evening after work. It was the Chinese Valentine’s Day which is also known as Chap Goh Mei in Cantonese. On this eventful day, normally the Chinese single ladies will head to the river with the mandarin oranges to throw them into the river. It is said the right man who pick up the mandarin orange will find the lady and their relationship will blossom.

Unfortunately, in Singapore, I think if we were to throw the mandarin oranges into the Singapore River, the next thing we would get was a summon from the police officers, not a Mr. Right.

The waitress told us this was their new menu and plenty of the food from the menu are sold out. I was wondering how nice was it until some of them sold out. One of the food on the menu which remained same was the Pork and Oyster Burger.

I googled for this burger reviews as I tried it with having done my research. They say the burger comes with Honey Mustard Pork Patties, Fried Oysters, Onion Sour Cream and BBQ Sauce in between two buns. Well, the pork patties were really juicy and the fried oysters were crispy and fresh. The burger bun was soft but crispy from the outside. It came with the nacho chips served on the side.

Next, my colleague ordered the Spiced Blackened Chicken. It was nicely presented with garlic and sliced orange. Perhaps, it called blackened chicken, the chicken meat was grilled slightly darker but it was not too dry.

Next, I tried a small bite of the Duck Confit served with red wine sauce and red wine poached pear. It was soft and delicious, just that it looked quite small portion.

Lastly, it was the Hot Wings. I has about six wings with the chili paste spreaded across the wings. I did not try them, however, my colleagues said it was spicy.

Overall, the food is quite nice presentation, plenty of rooms for improvement if they want to change their menu again next time. The ambiance of the cafe is a little a bit noisy since it is a drinking place too. It is not spacious, probably cannot hold a big group of people. The cafe is decorated with old musical pictures and several instruments, so I am hoping to see a live band in the future with small groups of people enjoying the night.


Richmond Bakery

Richmond Bakery, Tasmania, Australia.
Address: 50 Bridge St, 7025 Richmond, Tasmania, Australia.

We did not complete the whole Bruny Island trip because partial of the road in the island was closed for construction work. Half way through the road down to south, we decided to make a U-turn and head back to the port and board the next ferry back to the mainland. There was a long queue for the ferry because it was approaching off work time.

While waiting for the ferry to begin its journey, we googled for our tea break location. We have plenty of choice and we chose to head down to Richmond, which is a city rich of the historical buildings.

Upon reaching the mainland, we drove to the Richmond Bakery to have our tea break with all my friends. It was raining drizzling when we reached the bakery shop and a few couple of people sitting inside the shop having their teas and pies.

The bakery shop did not have many choices left for us to choose. We placed our ordered and tried each of almost everything that they are still serving. It included pies, scone, muffins and cakes. As for drinks, we tried their hot chocolate, hot teas and one of their cold drink.

It is a lovely top view picture of our tea time at Richmond Bakery. Again, these are shared among us. The taste of all the above is just normal. If want to compare the pies with Jackman and McRoss, I will say, let drive all the way back to their bakery and eat there instead.

Thinking that we shall have a decent meal for dinner that night, we did not spend too much time eating here and drive back to our home to prepare dinner. We have bought some pizza dough and we can make our own pizza from the oven.

Perhaps, in my next visit to Tasmania, I shall travel to this place to see the historical building and the beautiful scenery in this quiet town.

Wimbly Lu Chocolates

Address: 166 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207570.

It is my second visit to this cafe which is located near to Lavender MRT stations and closely nearby to other famous cafes such as Chye Seng Huat Hardware and VXX Cooperative at Foch Road.

It was an unusual evening for my friend to off work before 7pm for her shift. She called for dinner and I suggested to meet up at Lavender MRT station. I brought her to this quiet cafe which I discovered with my colleagues days ago.

She ordered the Cottage Pie and I ordered the Aglio Olio with Bacon for myself. She liked it. I liked mine too. Simple, small portion and delicious. It allows us to have some snacks or desserts after the main course. That is the main purpose.

We ordered the fried sweet potato as snacks. It looked like overly fried when it was served. The lighting at the cafe at night it slightly dark and it may not be suitable to take great pictures of the food.

The atmosphere in the cafe at night is slightly noisy than the afternoon time as there are more people visiting the cafe, however, it is a great place to have dinner for two, chill out with couple of friends, enjoy the music and the cozy environment.

So, if you are planning to bring your date out, do consider this cafe for a good dinner without burning your wallet.


Wimbly Lu Chocolates

Address: 166 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207570.

After a Vietnamese lunch nearby this cafe, my three colleagues and myself wanted to have something sweet for the day and we ended up at this cafe, Wimbly Lu Chocolates.

The location of the cafe is surrounding by those budget hotels and other famous cafes such as Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Tiramisu Hero and VXX Cooperative which is located at Foch Road and it is not far from the Lavender MRT station.

We ordered the Lemon Meringue Pie and the Waffle with Single Scoop Ice Cream. I could not remember the name of the ice cream but they do have have rum and raisin ice cream as they serve alcohol.

The crispy and hot waffle topped with chocolate syrup and a scoop of our choice of ice cream, which tastes similarly to the butter cookies is really nice and satisfying. I just feel I want more waffles!

For the beautifully presented Lemon Meringue Pie, it is mild sweet, just nice and acceptable. We liked both of our desserts.

The atmosphere in the cafe during our visit was quiet and there was just a few people only. Low noise, cozy, and relaxing ambiance. I almost wanted to apply work from home but continue to stay in this cafe to do work. I am not sure if Wi-fi is provided, maybe can check it out next visit.

It is definitely a place to be recommended.


Clinton Street Baking Co.

Clinton Street Baking Co.
Address: 31 Purvis Street, Singapore.

For the first time I organized the team lunch for my team, thanked to my boss who assigned me to take this role from my colleague who is now my ex-colleague. With a specific amount of budget, we are still able to enjoy a beautiful western lunch with a group of 10 people. It was a farewell lunch too with my ex-colleague which I planned on the last week before last day of service.

While I thought they would try the restaurant’s recommended, famous and popular waffle fried chicken and pancake, it seemed that they are not really keen into these “famous” and “popular” food which most of the food lovers go for. Lucky enough, the restaurant serves more than waffle fried chicken.

I googled the restaurant and someone recommended to try their buttermilk biscuit bread. I tried the Egg Benedict because I want to try their buttermilk biscuits. It is slightly salty for my taste bud. It was filling with two poached eggs on top of the thick chicken ham and buttermilk biscuits.

However, the guys in my team needed more or bigger portion of food. It is American food, the portion seems big to me, hahaha…


Nadeje Cake House

Nadeje Cake House, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Address: SK-09, 2nd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It was quite disappointed during my visit to the Nadeje Cake House in Kuala Lumpur because the service at Mid Valley was not good. My previous two visits in Malacca were good and their staff were attentive. However, my third visit in Mid Valley did not turn out to be a pleasant. The waiters are foreigners and they are not as attentive as those local ones I met in Malacca.

Mistakenly, I ordered the cold Iced Cafe Latte with cream when I was so cold in the cinema before this. It was nothing great about their drink, maybe it was not their specialty. The background is the original favour crepe cake.

All of our cakes were mistakenly swapped with the table next to us who ordered three cakes as well. We took all the pictures of the caked before we were told they have made the mistakes. The above cake which we thought it was tiramisu but in actually, it was dark chocolate.

All cakes are same price, so to the waiters, it is fine, not a big deal to make such mistake. However, as a diner, my dining experience turns bad and I did not get to enjoy the cake I want to try.


Whisk, Outpost

Address: G139, Ground Floor, Old Wing, One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, 47800, Malaysia.

After umpteen years didn’t visit One Utama, today is my first time stepping into this shopping centre after the free MRT ride from Pusat Bandar Damansara to Sungai Buloh, I disembarked at Bandar Utama MRT.

I was introduced to this little cafe, Whisk, Oupost. It is located next to Starbucks Coffee. The interior of the cafe looks vintage, used wooden tables and chairs. The compound is rather small and limited walking space or it looks crowded when everyone is sitting inside the cafe.

I was a bit shocked when I stepped into the cafe and found there was no pastries served at the counter. It was totally emptied. Then, I walked further into the cashier counter and found they were serving cakes too. We ordered a cake called Granny’s cake.

It is a nice cake to try, the taste is just okay and not too sweet. It goes well with my Iced Latte. Just a little comment, I find it a bit pricey for a little cuppa of latte. If I were to compare with the Starbucks next door, probably I will prefer to go Starbucks next time, at least I can collect my loyalty points and free wifi too.