[Manhattan] Five Points

Of course we couldn’t pass up a chance for brunch in the SoHo district whilst we were in Manhattan. After whittling down our options, we settled on Five Points. When we got there one Sunday morning the place was absolutely brimming with people. Even with a reservation secured by one of our brunch party (restaurant-savvy New … Continue reading

Spathe Public House

If you’re like me, you’ll have no idea how to pronounce the name of this place. According to Google, it’s “spayth” – think “space” with a lisp. Spathe Public House first made its blip in my food radar with its “Mammoth Signatures” concept. Who doesn’t love ordering plates of food twice the size of your … Continue reading

Carpenter & Cook

This kooky little cafe tucked away in the Upper Bukit Timah neighbourhood of Lorong Kilat is certainly no stranger to being reviewed.  When we got to Carpenter & Cook one Sunday afternoon, we were greeted simultaneously by the chatter of diners, the clinking of cutlery and the aroma of oven-baked goodies the moment we pushed through … Continue reading

[Seoul] Butterfinger Pancakes

One of the pioneers of the thriving brunch scene in Seoul, Butterfinger Pancakes is as popular amongst the American expat community as it is with Seoulites. It seems online reviewers of Butterfinger Pancakes are rather enamoured of the diner-style decor and all-day breakfast concept, and having visited this eatery twice I have to agree that … Continue reading

The Bravery Cafe

The area straddling the borders of Serangoon and Lavender, long known for being an industrial estate, used to be practically deserted on weekends. The streets remained largely devoid of people when we visited last Sunday afternoon, but tell-tale signs – indie shopfronts and the near impossibility of finding parking lots on one’s first try – … Continue reading