Saturday, November 23, 2013

Carpenter and Cook

Everyone knows my love for hipster cafes so even when I'm in Singapore, how can I resist checking out one of them?

My childhood friend Chen Hui who's studying medicine in Brisbane is doing her rotation (not sure if that's the right term) at the Singapore General Hospital for three weeks. Se just arrived mid-week so when my boss gave me an off day yesterday, I decided to hop over across the Causeway to visit her!

After a lot of Googling and debate, we settled to have tea at Carpenter and Cook, a super hip joint and highly recommended by a few Singaporean food blogs.

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Random photo of their bathroom latch.

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Asos V-neck tee; skirt from Sutera Mall; Topshop Oxford bag

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The cafe is located along Lorong Kilat (alight at Bukit Timah MRT, took bus no.66, eighth stop at Opp BLK 19). You wouldn't miss it - in a row of unassuming shops, this cafe is smack right in the middle with an exterior that stands out.

I like how the decor is inside - they sell a lot of secondhand/antique stuff like typewritters, luggage, mirrors and interesting wall clocks. I ordered the spinach and mushroom quiche w/ a side salad and lemon cream tart accompanied with hot chocolate while she had the meringue cake and sea salt chocolate tart with Sakura tea.

The cake is amazing - so fluffy and light! The lemon tart is lovely too but the chocolate tart was too salty for my liking. Maybe cos I'm not a big fan of chocolates? By the time we finished our food, it was around 3pm and the crowd was really pouring in by that time and we even had to share tables with other customers. Would've love to stay longer to chit chat but there were a few more parties waiting for tables as well so we had to leave to make way.

I really love how the cakes and bakes were displayed, reminds me of the Parisian and Italian cafes that we always see on TV. The place makes me happy.. pity it got too crowded and noisy. Definitely a must visit if you're in the area!

P.S. This is my 700th post! *blows confetti*

Love,
xiang yun

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