The previous week, we paid a visit to another night org cafe in Johore Bahru, Faculty of Caffeine. Little did we know that Faculty of Caffeine was opened by the same good people behind the recently blogged, The Replacement.
Located along Jalan Trus in the vicinity of IT Roo Cafe (which serves up good ole’ Hainanese Chicken chop), the cafe itself is small and dark – a stark contrast from the somewhat large sitting capacity for a cafe and white wash walls of The Replacement.
Flat White (S$5.00+) 7% GST, but no service charge
If you’re looking for a cafe that’s not too packed yet serves up the perfect cuppa, look no further than Sarnies cafe.
First, it’s along Telok Ayer Street, right smack in the Central Business District. People who spend 5 days a week in the CBD would likely choose alternative venues (The Lokal Cafe along Neil Road is a sister cafe of Sarnies); second, it’s fairly ‘old’ in cafe-speak and third, there’s decent seating capacity (if the weather holds up and you don’t mind outdoor seating – they do have quite a number of seats outside).
Flat White (S$5.50)
Located at the foot of a HDB block in the Bukit Ho Swee estate is Sin Lee Foods. It is one of the newer entrants to the retro indie cafe scene in Singapore. But I’m not complaining. Sin Lee serves up pretty decent cups of coffee and its proximity to home makes it all the merrier.
The coffee, while nothing mind-blowing, is always served with a meticulously done up latte art. Perfect for Instagram. If memory serves, they use blends roasted by Papa Pahleta.
Pictured above: Symmetry Eggs Sur Le Plat
Thinking of where to have brunch for the weekend? Look no further than Symmetry, located near Bugis. In Singapore’s context, 1 year is considered to be a long time when you’re talking about the longevity of cafes. These days, it’s quite normal to see cafes open their doors for business and have them shuttered for good in the short span of a few months.
Symmetry, has defied those odds and for good reason too. The 3 brunch items that we tried were good – good enough to plan for a return trip.