Sarah’s Loft – Customised Cakes, Rustic Teacakes, and Assorted Cupcake Boxes

I first chanced upon Sarah’s Loft’s pretty cakes on Instagram and since then, I’ve been hooked on her visually arresting creations. Peruse any list on Singapore’s top cake shops and bakers, and you’ll be hard pressed not to find this household name.

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While Sarah’s Loft does not have an official retail store (Shop Wonderland having sadly closed a couple of years ago), you can order a variety of set boxes, cakes, and dessert tables for your next house party or afternoon tea!

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MOONSTONE Bar @ Amoy Street, Tanjong Pagar – Unpretentious Indomie in a Hipster Bar Setting

Indonesian comfort food gets a modern upgrade at MOONSTONE Bar, a quaint noodle place cum bar situated along Amoy Street. Helmed by Keith Koh and Anthony Utama, the latter of whom also owns the famous Tamade Cafeteria in Bali, this new entry to Tanjong Pagar’s robust kaleidoscope of food joints and watering holes is where you can expect to find street food staples with a couple of twists.

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When in Kyoto: % ARABICA Arashiyama @ Ukyo Ward – Touristy and Overrated? Iconic Kyoto Coffee Shop Overlooking the Togetsuko Bridge

Togetsuko Bridge. Tenryuji Temple. Bamboo Forest. These are just some of the must-see spots for any tourist worth his or salt at Arashiyama, Kyoto. But for coffee aficionados, there’s one more item on the checklist – %ARABICA.

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Opened in 2014, %ARABICA is the brainchild of Kenneth Shoji,  a coffee farm owner and coffee machine distributor whose love for coffee sprouted during his time in the “unique fusion of beach hippie culture” in Venice Beach, California. Since then, the coffee chain’s minimalist stores have sprung up around locations ranging from historic to iconic, as well as fashionable cities like Shanghai and Abu Dhabi.

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Korio @ Far East Square, Telok Ayer – Grilled Sandwiches and New York Inspired Brioche Donuts

A fairly new entrant to Far East Square, Korio has been taking Singapore’s F&B scene by storm with its mouthwatering grilled sandwiches and New York inspired brioche doughnuts.

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On my first visit to Korio’s hole-in-the-wall sized kiosk one weekend afternoon, nearly all sandwiches were sold out, and the display case was wiped clean of doughnuts. It took me another visit, also early on a weekday, to finally score those legendary sweets. Looking at the large crowd and 1-hour waiting times, one could easily forget that eating out ever took a hit from 2020’s coronavirus pandemic!

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Kiroi Freshly Baked Cheesecake @ Bukit Merah Lane, Queensway – Jiggly Japanese Cheesecakes Baked Fresh in the Heartlands

When it comes to cheesecake, no one does it quite like the Japanese. Soft, fluffy, and jiggly – these cloud-like darlings are lightly-flavoured, and don’t make you feel too guilty for indulging in a little post-meal sweets.

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While chain bakeries pop up relentlessly across Singapore, Kiroi Freshly Baked Cheesecake goes against the grain by staying true to their humble roots as a small-scale bakery.

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