Dean & DeLuca at HillV2

Dean & DeLuca is a New York cafe and store that opened in Singapore in 2012 and it has three outlets here – in Orchard Central, Far East Square and HillV2 – serving all-day breakfast and stocking gourmet treats from overseas. It was my first time visiting the smaller HillV2 outlet, which opened last year, and I was excited to find granola from Brooklyn’s Early Bird Foods & Co!

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Free The Robot Cafe in Telok Ayer

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My friend with Baileys’ cute behind.

How much is the doggie in the window? Sorry, but he’s taken!

Baileys, who has his own little window at Free The Robot cafe, will make you do a double take while strolling along Telok Ayer Street. He has his own Instagram account, by the way.

The cafe by day transforms into a cocktail bar, Bitters & Love, at night.

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Ginzawa at Palais Renaissance

We’re fans of chirashi and wagyu beef so we decided to try Ginzawa at Palais Renaissance, formerly known as Sushi Kuu, which offers set lunches all week long.

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Mak’s Noodle at Westgate

Wanted to eat something healthy as usual and remembered the good reviews for the congee at Mak’s Noodle! There’s both indoor and outdoor seating at the Westgate outlet.

The staff are extremely on the ball. I was waiting for my companions for about 10 minutes and was asked four times if I was ready to order. The food is also served within minutes.

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Aloha Poke in Amoy Street

Aloha Poke has been on my to-visit list since I read of its opening in October! Raw fish, salad and brown rice too? Yum!

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