Cafe Salivation

One of the TechLadies’ team meetup at this vegetarian cafe at Little India, Singapore. It features Western-style food such as pasta, lasagna, pizza and etc. An interesting item in the drink menu caught my attention and one of my teammates tried it too. The sugarless sweet potato latte. There is no trace of coffee but very strong sweet potato smell, even after mixed with the cinnamon powder.

The presentation needs a lot of improvement as the place and cup holder look very redundant and the table is quite small to put so many things on it when the food is served. We shared the potato skins which is strong with spices taste.

The pizza looks quite good and big in portion. It is not supposed to be in thin crust but we requested it to be thin crust instead. It can be shared with a few people.

Another great dish good for sharing is the spinach lasagna which I cannot manage to finish it all by myself. I did not expect it to be such a big portion and we did not think of sharing it initially. Generally, it tastes good but a little too cheesy for me. It is really filling.

Address: Cafe Salivation, 176 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218607.

Black Ink

It has been a while since my last food review. I think it needs some balance between food and travel blogs and my learning journey in Python. Of course, I do not want to make my readers feel boring about programming language and miss out the good food in Singapore!

A throwback event back in September 2018 when I received a voucher from the On Coffee Makers which has been promoting coffee culture in Singapore over the weeks through the Facebook Page.

I made a random choice out of the list given and I picked Black Ink because it is at the East side. It is convenient for me to travel nearby than far for a cup of coffee. And, this was a free coffee!

It took me a while to walk from the Bedok MRT station to the cafe. If you know where this cafe is located, then you will not ask why I chose to walk.

It is located at Swan Lake Ave, inside the Opera Estate, 2 bus stops away from Bedok Interchange. I think there is no bus stop inside this area. Most people here are staying in the terrace houses.

I was served by a girl at the counter when I saw her the coupon via my Facebook messenger. She did not aware about the coupon and asked me to wait for her supervisor.

The owner of the cafe came and he could not assist further as the coupon was not yet allowed to be used at his cafe even though, it has stated its start date. He did not hesitate to honor the voucher for me and asked what I would like to have.

The coupon was meant for coffee only and I chose my favourite latte. If you want to change to use soy milk, additional cost is applied. And ya, soy milk is cheaper than milk I thought.

I do not want to look cheapskate so I decided to order the butter croissant from the menu. They adopted the eatsy mobile application to allow customers to order food from their mobile phone and make payment cashlessly and they were having promotion or cash rebate at that time. So, why not!

Here you go, my latte and croissant were served shortly after that. The croissant is normal but crispy, flakes all over the plate, and the latte tastes just right, like any other specialty cafe.

However, the atmosphere there is good, it is quite quiet neighbourhood and the cafe is not crowded even I went there during weekend. It is a good place for study and small gathering. I think quite a number of neighbours visiting this cafe during the weekend as the friendly owner talks with them, just like they are often meeting up there.

I did not try other food from this cafe and reviews from the Internet looks good. Probably, I will consider to try here again next time when I want to organize a little study group.

Address: 29 Swan Lake Ave, Singapore 455718.

Wimbly Lu

From dim sum, we moved on to another place for coffee or dessert. Again, we took bus to Kallang Bahru. I wanted to bring my friend to one of my favourite cafes. The Wimbly Lu which is located at Tyrwhitt Road, is a quiet cafe, suitable to sit down and talk with small group of people. The cafe offers wide range of food and drink. It serves alcohol too.

It was no crowd when we walked into the cafe and my friend chose to sit at the table in front of the kitchen, the same table which I used to sit during my last visit with my client.

Personally, I like to sit at this table. It is located toward the back of the cafe, which is less crowded. This table is quite bright with the high ceiling, cooling and more importantly, it is quiet.

My friend wanted to eat ice cream and I suggested to my friend to take the waffle with ice cream. We ordered double scoops ice cream and chose the salted caramel and chocolate truffle with chocolate syrup as the topping. I did the drawing on the waffle with the syrup.

We both ordered the latte and slowly enjoyed the waffle for that afternoon. The coffee and dessert are just normal, however, I simply love the ambiance of the cafe which is suitable to spend time with friends.

Address: 166 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207570.

Caffe Bene

Caffe Bene, Sunway Velocity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A girl friend of mine reminded me to look for another friend to get the facial cream she bought from China. I asked my friend before this on how to manage the scars and pimples on my face.

She told me this worked pretty well on her face and she bought a new one during the one for one promotion. So nice of her! And, I am going to try it pretty soon.

Alright, back to my blogs’ updates.

As you can see the background of the picture above, yes, I took the picture while writing this post. My visit to Caffe Bene in Malaysia is countable, however, I think this maybe my first or second time. I looked at the menu and I could not find some special from the menu to try.

You know, whenever, I do not want to pick a new thing to try, I will always go for Latte. However, my friend ordered Iced Coffee Latte, so I have to order something different than his. I ordered the hot Mocha and he added a sliced of Peanut Buttter cake to share with. The cake is rich but not too sweet, yes, it is still sweet, it goes well with my cup of Mocha. Everything is well balanced, however, I would love to be given more options to reduce the sugar level.

The ambiance of the cafe is pretty good especially we sit at one corner and it gives us a lot of privacy and space to talk.

It has been quite long since we last met and I always wanted to share with him about my stories with my client who liked sometimes ago. I have been sharing it with some girl friends and their feedback almost the same and I wanted to see from the guy’s point of views toward this matter.

Besides sharing our updates with each other, we planned to visit our girl friend in Suzhou this year end. I am planning to go for a long trip after my project is completing.

Cups N Canvas

Cups N Canvas, Selegie Road, Singapore.
I love this art cafe which is located at Selegie Road, Singapore. The cafe is comfortable, quiet and relaxing. I did not explore the art area, I am not an artist and not good on that too. I chose the stool seats at the back of the cafe, just right before the backyard or the outdoor seats. On the hot and sunny day, it is best to choose staying indoor.

My friend highly recommends me to try the specialty drink of this cafe, the Sweet Potato Coffee. I first heard of it was when I was in Holly’s Seoul, South Korea. I did not try back then in Seoul.

The sweet potato coffee sounds odd and tastes as sweet as you added sugars on it. It is a good combination and taro will make you feel full. Let us have a top view of the drink to conclude the posting today.

Address: 139 Selegie Road, 188309 Singapore.

Eight Ounce Coffee


I was in Mid Valley when I returned home recently. It has been quite a long time I did not visit Mid Valley. Funny thing is when I was working in Mid Valley, I did not find it interesting to explore the place as I went there 5 days of a week. Now, I miss the place so much. The food and the convenience that I enjoyed while working in Mid Valley except the poor transportation arrangement.

Another cafe in Mid Valley, the Eight Ounce Coffee cafe’s drink selection is pretty limited and so does its seating because it is located at the corridor between Mid Valley and The Gardens Mall.

As usual, I ordered the coffee Latte and nothing much to shout out here. For hot drink, they serve us with a cup of plain water too. My friend ordered a cake, Oreo with Mint.

Address:  The corridor between Mid Valley and The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

JENERIS By Ahren

I was at KL Sentral to meet up with my friend who sells some kuih raya (cookies) and after that I walked around the newly built Nu Sentral and just stopped by at the cafe called JENERIS By Ahren which is located closed to the LRT station. There was some crowd when I visited the cafe and most of them were having breakfast.

And again, I am not sure what to order so I asked them to recommend and I got Rose Latte. I personally like to drink latte, however Rose Latte tasted slightly bitter to my taste bud. It is okay to be a little bitter for coffee but it is still not my cup of coffee 🙂

No complaints as I was their to borrow WIFI at expensive price.
jeneris by ahren
Address: Lot CC-14, Concourse Level, Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.