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Tai Cheong Bakery & Cafe

This post was first published in 2016.


A couple of months ago in 2016, we were just blogging about the arrival of Tai Cheong Bakery in Singapore.

 

Tai Cheong Bakery and Cafe Singapore | Holland Village

Tai Cheong Bakery in Holland Village

I am sure many of you would have known by now, that they are here to stay! Yay!

You could probably imagine our wide-eyed salivating faces waiting eagerly in line for the delicious egg tarts once again. Here’s the thing, it’s even better now because they serve Hong Kong cafe food, on top of the nomnom egg tarts. We don’t know about you but there’s just something about (authentic) Hong Kong cafes and its lovely, lovely food… Read on. . .

Bread Yard Singapore

If you don’t already know, we’re big fans of waffles and pancakes. So we are always on the lookout for good waffles/pancakes in Singapore. Featured a really delicious looking pancake on instagram one day and told ourselves that we had to check it out.

The cafe was located at some corner on the outside of Galaxis. Place was simplistic and quiet the Saturday afternoon we were there.

Singapore Brunch Places | Bread Yard

Norwegian

Norwegian smoked salmon, seared asparagus, eggs, fresh greens and hokkaido bread.

Price: $13

Singapore Cafe | Bread Yard

Flat White Coffee

If you are looking for pancakes that carries a sweet buttery taste, this is probably not the place for you. But if you love yeast, then might be worth giving this place a try. Guess we didn’t consider that this was a cafe that prides themselves on their bread making skills. Their pancakes had a hint of bread flavour to it (okay their menu stated that they use wild yeast but we were too hungry to register that).

Singapore Pancake Places | Bread Yard

Candid Bacon & Grilled Cheese Pancake

Price: $9

Can’t say that we were blown away by the food, but it does a unique take on pancakes and definitely one of the more price-friendly aka affordable cafes in Singapore!

Bread Yard

Address: Galaxis, 1 Fusionopolis Place #01-23/24, Singapore 138522

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Fridays: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturdays: 9:00 – 2:30pm

 

Bread Yard Website

Bread Yard Facebook Page

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23 Jumpin’

The Commerce @ Irving is a new building in the Tai Seng area where quaint cafes have been popping up. Heard about 23 Jumpin’ and decided to go check it out on a weekday night.

 

Singapore Cafe | 23 Jumpin

Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Pasta

High quality white buttons, bacon, topped with grated parmesan cheese

Price: $12

Pasta serving was just nice, amidst all the cheese and creamy goodness, so it was not too overwhelming. Wouldn’t say it was a fantastic dish, but good enough for its price.

Cafes in Singapore | 23 Jumpin

Bangers & Mash

Bratwurst sausage, real mashed potato, onion brown sauce

Price: $8

Pretty small serving of one bratwurst sausage cut up and placed atop a bed of mashed potatoes, drenched in onion brown sauce. But it’s only $8 so I would think it’s worth it, just probably not enough for sharing. Sausage was juicy and tasty, and mashed potatoes was a good complement to the savoury brown sauce.

23 Jumpin Truffle Fries

Truffle Fries

Fries, truffle oil and bits, topped with parmesan cheese

Price: $12

Fries were served piping hot and fresh, truffle taste was pretty significant. Was the best dish we ordered! Pretty addictive as we could not stop helping ourselves to the shoestring fries laden with truffle.

23 Jumpin Mushroom Pizza Waffle

Mushroom Pizza Waffle

Classic Belgian waffle, savoury high quality white buttons, covered with mozzarella’s love

Price: $14

Supposedly the signature dish of the café, but was somewhat disappointing. Waffle was soft underneath the pizza topping. Topping was pretty mushy, and waffle should have been at least a little crispy to hold it all up, but it was not.

 

23 Jumpin’ is a small café, with kitchen separated with only a curtain, so you will end up smelling like a pot of oil if you dine in. There is limited outdoor seating (only two seats maybe?), but didn’t look very inviting. Lighting in café was pretty dim too. We would probably drop by again for the Honey Paprika Wings, pity it was sold out when we were there!

23 Jumpin’

Address: The Commerce @ Irving
1 Irving Place, #01-25
Tel: +65 9137 5697
Operating hours:
Mondays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesdays to Sundays 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
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How to get there from Tai Seng MRT (nearest):

3 min walk (220 metres)

Take station exit towards Irving road, head south onto Irving road then turn right onto Irving Place after 20 metres. Destination will be on the right after 150 metres.

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Sun Ray Cafe

Located along the stretch of shops at Brighton Crescent, this cafe looks pretty mysterious from the outside as the glass is tinted pretty dark. Once you open the door, you will be greeted by a pleasantly bright and nicely-furnished cafe. Well, they did say don’t judge a book by its cover. 😛

 

And if you love pets, you will be happy to hear that it is NEA-licensed to have pets within their grounds! But if you are not a fan of pets in general, not to worry, the cafe is separated into two sections, so you’re safe!

Singapore Cafe | Sun Ray Cafe

Sweet Potato Lemongrass Soup (Soup of the day)

Price: $6

How often do you get this combination in your dishes, much less your soup? Was a pretty interesting take on a soup flavour, and it was surprisingly tasty and delicious! Akin to a creamy potato-y version of Tomyam soup. Definitely the sort of taste you’d want, especially when Mr. Weather decides to turn blue.

Singapore Pet Cafe | Sun Ray Cafe

Nachos Potato Wedges

Price: $12

Wedges were fried to perfection, served piping hot so it was good to indulge yourself in. Anything with nachos cheese tastes good, but if you are not sharing this dish, you might swear off cheese after this!

 

Nachos cheese sauce was given in abundance, not the stingy drips and draps you’d usually get.

Pet Cafes in Singapore | Sun Ray Cafe

Nachos Potato Wedges

Came in a pretty generous serving too! Communal dish, definitely.

Cafes in Singapore | Sun Ray Cafe

Saffron Butter Prawn Risotto

risotto with saffron thread, white wine, cream, butternut pumpkin and butter prawns

Price: $16

Did not expect this dish to come looking like a plate of salad. Pumpkin risotto was pretty fragrant and sweet, but I am definitely not a fan of food that has elements of sweet when it should really just taste savoury. :/ If you are a fan of pumpkin and risotto, this is your to-go!

Sun Ray Cafe Dory

Dory

dory fillet, truffle fries and tartar sauce

Price: $14

Fried fish had a thin layer of batter and a whole lot of fish meat, so it was good! However, after a few bites, it left a ‘siap-siap’ after taste. Could be either the oil used or the batter itself. Was served with truffle shoestring fries, mediocre.

 

Big Brekkie (Sorry for the lack of photos for this dish…)

oxford sausages, grilled back bacon, sauteed mushrooms, baby potatoes skewer, garden greens, cherry tomato confit, choice of poached, sunny or scrambled eggs.

Price: $18

Not a good idea to order their breakfast if you’ve a hearty appetite. Although its name stated otherwise, it was nowhere near big. Sausages were pretty tough, and poached egg was so-so. Adding an additional sunny side up would cost you another $2.50… #justsaying. Wouldn’t be a filling dish if you’re famished.

 

Probably wouldn’t visit this café unless I am in the area on weekends (so that I can see the dogs since it’s a dog-friendly café) because it’s not accessible for those who don’t drive. If you do drive, there is limited parallel parking right by the street. Would perhaps go for a drink/soup and some light snacks if I were to revisit.

Sun Ray Cafe

Address: 79 Brighton Crescent, 559218

Opening Hours: 

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Fridays, 11:00 am to 12 midnight

Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12 midnight

Sundays, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Sun Ray Cafe Facebook Page

Sun Ray Cafe Website

How to get there from Serangoon MRT (nearest):

Walk to the Serangoon bus interchange and take bus 70 towards Yio Chu Kang Terrace. Alight after three stops (4 minutes thereabout) at the bus stop before St. Helier’s Avenue and walk for about 5 minutes. Head north on Yio Chu Kang Road towards St. Helier’s Avenue, then turn left onto Serangoon Gardens Way. Destination will be on left when you turn left at Brighton Crescent.

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