Really Cafehopping

Gonna start off the post by saying…

MY HOMEGIRL JAZREEL IS BACK FROM PARIS AFT 6 MTHS!! *hugs and tears* lol ok not that drama but it’s so good to see her after so long. So the 3 of us (cher, jaz & i) decide to go cafehopping before jaz goes back.

By cafehopping, we really went to a few cafes in a span of 5hrs! like usually people hop 2 cafes or 3, but we went to 4!? of course we din eat at ALL of them, just went for what’s signature there.

First stop,

COMMON MAN ROASTERS

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Had been craving for their beef cheeks! but we din had that, order the pancakes and full breakfast set to share!

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The pancakes were really good! super fluffy and all the garnish complimented it really well! the crunchy sweet garnola, warm bananas, the berry sauce..mmmhmmmm

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Full breakfast! love the spinach and mushroom! actually love everything on the plate except baked beans, totally not a fan. Eggs not as dope as the day i went with jo but still good ^^

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After brunch we decide to head over to a neighbouring cafe…

TOBY’S ESTATE

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I’m not a major coffee drinker (i hate coffee) but jaz and cher are. Jaz daringly ordered a long black, which i cannot comprehend how can anybody down sometime so BITTER!!! i literally get shivers and the side of my jaw ache from the bitterness and acidity of the coffee *bleahz*

so i jus ordered myself a chai latte, which in my opinion is nicer than starbucks; spicier but not overpowering. love it!

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At this point of time we were a bit food coma-ish but still to we head over to our 3rd stop..

DEPARTMENT OF CAFFEINE

Took the bus and walked really long in the heat before we made it to the cafe X_X

only ordered their waffle and quiche to try, and drinks of course cos the weather was crazy hot! elderflower lemonade for me, vanilla yoghurt smoothie (need some getting use to the taste) for cher and long black (again~ but this is better than toby’s) for jaz.

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A tad disappointed with it cos it’s suppose to be meatloaf quiche, but i swear it’s spam/luncheon meat inside. Also they didn’t warm it up before serving so it was a bit meh~

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But kindda manage to redeem themselves with this waffle. Super fluffy! lik i usually don’t like waffles unless it’s Merely’s but this is good! everything went very well together, except that they say is banana rum waffle, we din taste any rum o.O

oh! we also saw drea chong at the cafe! star-struck moment cos she is so pretty with a bit of air of elegance, can’t believe she is only jaz’s age!

After filling our tummies for the 2nd time, we made room for desserts at..

MAPLE & MARKET

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Took a cab from chinatown to mountbatten cos it’s a bit inaccessible from where we were. Kindda like the vibe of the shop; got the homely cosy feel! anyway, DON’T ORDER THE STRAWBERRY GREEN TEA! it kindda tasted like medicine =/

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Ordered the Victorian and Popcorn caramel cake. Ok honestly i think the cakes were so-so only. Actually if u think about it, a lot cafes these days are just selling concept only; like their food are either ok only or really cannot make it. Speaking of these, cher and i had lunch at cups ‘n’ canvas the other day. Honestly the food is meh~ i think i cook better pasta. even the sweet potato latte was a bit overrated, tasted more like potato milk =( if u’re looking for lunch with that dhoby gaut area, i’d recommend Tea Party at SMU (LOVEEEEE their aglio olio), Aroy Dee near Wilkie Edge and Fortune Center which has a variety of nice cheap food.

But ya so i was saying, some cafes should step up on their food quality.

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But anyways Maple and Market offer baking class so i guess u can check them out if u’re interested.

Then, if u think we’re done, u’re wrong! considering the amount of food we ate so far, what we’re having for dinner is a bit atrocious..

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MOOKATA!!!! crazy right!? i’m also amazed that we still had space for it. But anyway we bus-ed back to Boat Quat for Tom Yum KungFu. Cheap and nice, generous serving of lard (fried lard!!!) A much better experience than the last mookata i went.

*sidetrack*

i don’t know why MooJaa has such good reviews but in my opinion it’s a bit sucky? lik the ordering is quite incovenient (have to connect to their wifi then go their site to order and somehow only 1 phone can connect) and one of the staff was super rude and annoying. My friends and i were 1st timers there so we weren’t sure bout everything and she was lik “huh u all dunno have to order through this?” then kindda impatiently help us with the connecting. when taking drinks order, some of us didn’t want but she insisted all must order if not all don’t order (wtf? ) then when all that was done, i went to the toilet and i saw and heard her bitching to her manager about our table. Just gave her a glare and asked the manager nicely where’s the toilet. But at least the manager was nice after that. lik we still had problems trying to order from the site so she just took our order straight, even tried to compensate us with a serving of papaya salad.

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BUT in conclusion i will never go back to Moojaa cos it’s quite expensive for mookata buffet ( 8 person eat, still comes up to 40++?!), jus go Tom Yum Kung Fu, you jus order your food in sets (3 of us eat only $17 eac) or golden mile.

Yeap that concludes our eating expedition, with us going home smelling like bbq but satisfied!

now i’m looking forward to KBBQ with them next wk =P

p/s: the detoxing diet this wk was a torture but the results is visible! like i no longer have back fats (lol!) collar bone and jaw lines more prominent and complexion seems brighter, worth it~

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