Sarnies @ Telok Ayer Street (Sugar)

Telok Ayer, with its smattering of heritage sites and converted shophouses, presents itself as a neighbourhood of hidden gems – quiet and unassuming, yet filled with pleasant surprises for those who venture there.

Last weekend, as part of my review for Sugar, I embarked on my own journey into this quaint part of town – right into the fabled grounds of Sarnies. A brother and sister venture from Down Under, the cafe prides itself on its healthy, wholesome offerings alongside a blend of classic coffees and off-the-menu concoctions, so my expectations were high. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa @ Boat Quay

Image Cake, cats and jazz by the window on a lazy weekend morning; it sounds like a scene straight out of a Korean stationery set. Yet this purr-fect slice of heaven exists amid a stretch of bustling F&B and pub joints along the scenic route of Boat Quay.

The cat cafe concept is no stranger to Asia; hundreds of furry-themed franchises dot Japan and Korea, with even a sheep cafe of bleating, four legged darlings drawing patrons by the dozens.

So does Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa (which is Japanese for โ€˜cat gardenโ€™) live up to its cutesy, cuddly counterparts in the East Asia? Thereโ€™s only one way to find out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

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Krispy Kreme @ Income at Raffles Opening (Invite)

Having bound myself to a desk job for the past eleven months, thereโ€™s nothing that I crave more than a sugar rush every day. There’s something about the sweet, sweet taste of a sugary treat that makes it so gratifying amid impending deadlines. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Luckily for office dwellers at Singaporeโ€™s Central Business District, Krispy Kreme has opened its second outlet at Income at Raffles, meaning that doughnut-craving customers around Raffles can get their fix any time, whether itโ€™s a quick snack between meetings or an after work binge. As expected, Krispy Kreme’s second store opened to much fan fare, including a public teaser and a couple of social media campaigns that builtย up to itย (more on that later!).

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