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TRIED & TESTED: PORTRAIT HAARLEM

April 14th, 2014

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In former stables at the Raamvest in Haarlem, Portrait recently opened its doors: a concept store run by three friends. And we are equally pleased with their taste, sense of design and collection! The huge space serves as a shop and a cafe and is open every day (except on Tuesday) from 10am to 5pm. We see a man sitting near the window reading a newspaper with a cup of coffee, a group of friends chatting in the cool bamboo chairs and a couple of guys are sitting on the long reading table. But, as Rogier, one of the owners, says: ‘come on weekdays and you will find people working here behind their laptops’. That’s something Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: PS CAFE SINGAPORE

April 13th, 2014

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When I asked for recommendations on Singapore, the PS Cafe was the address you said I absolutely couldn’t miss in Singapore. So ofcourse I went there to take a look for myself and I completely understood why. PS Cafe is located in Dempsey Hill, an area known for its fine dining restaurants (such as The White Rabbit and the new Pidgin). Somewhat outside the main restaurant hub, you will find the PS Cafe in a lush green environment. If you walk down the path that brings you to the entrance you’ll feel Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: CHYE SENG HUAT HARDWARE SINGAPORE

April 11th, 2014

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The heritage district of Jalan Besar is definitely an upcoming neighborhood. You’ll now find a few cool cafes and shops (like Konzepp) in between huge hardware stores. Shops where you can buy anything that has something to do with cars or technique. Chye Seng Huat Hardware was also a hardware store. But a few months ago it was transformed into a place where Papa Palheta roast its beans, where you can drink coffee on the ground floor and where they organize workshops upstairs next to a great shop which was, unfortunately, closed during my visit. You can Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: EXTRA VIRGIN PIZZA SINGAPORE

April 9th, 2014

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Just like Wheeler’s Yard this spot isn’t really located in the center of Singapore (at United Square), but as I described earlier, the homemade Strawberry Basil Soda was to die for. So delicious. And since your day evolves around food in Singapore I had to try something of their menu, although I already had lunch at another address. So I’ve tried the panna cotta with chocolate and that was really good too. Extra Virgin Pizza is a new style pizzeria: no red/white checkered tablecloths, but a sleek interior with nifty details. You can go

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TRIED & TESTED: RUSHCUTTERS SYDNEY

April 2nd, 2014

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At Rushcutters you will find everything that I love in a hotspot: it is located in a large industrial warehouse, the floor-to-ceiling windows are always open, the food is perfect and the design unbeatable. Rushcutters is divided into several areas: a casual cafe with those floor-to-ceiling windows, a take-away bar, a communal table in the back of the restaurant and ofcourse the restaurant itself. I went there to have breakfast (frittata with mushrooms and a tea) and it was really good. You can go here by yourself or with friends. At night they Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA SYDNEY

April 1st, 2014

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A complete cafe-experience with a stunning design. The Grounds of Alexandria was one of the places I wanted to visit as soon as I landed in Sydney because I wanted to see the interior of this fantastic cafe. Not knowing that it’s definitely more than just a cafe: it’s an experience complete with a terrace, a take-away coffee corner, a market on Saturday, yoga-lessons, a new building in development and a pig named Kevin Bacon. Whenever you’re there it’s always full of people: with or without kids. Kids love it here too because of the animals and the tiny little animal farm on site. When I visited there was a line of people waiting for their good coffee, but I didn’t join them because I wanted to have breakfast here. I’ve ordered eggs on toast with banana cake with it and I didn’t have to eat for hours after that: I was stuffed – in a good way because it was al so delicious. The manager gave me a tour of the property and I’ve learned that Read more…


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NEW SPOT: DEN PLETTEDE GRIS COPENHAGEN

March 25th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like Henrik Vibskov. This is the Danish fashion designer’s first coffee bar.
  2. If you like to visit Christianshavn, where Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: LEMON MIDDLE ORANGE MELBOURNE

March 22nd, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The take-away coffee bar in the front of the restaurant. Near Mina-no-ie, in the district of Collingwood, you’ll find Lemon, Middle and Orange. If you stand on the other side of the street you will notice a modern building in between old warehouses and garages. The building is designed by John Wardle Architects and he’s the owner of the property as well. So upstairs they design the most ingenious houses (for example: this house was awarded with a Robin Boyd Award and it’s every one’s dream to live there) and downstairs there’s a cafe they designed too. Lemon, Middle and Orange is a place where you can have breakfast and lunch or grab a coffee to go. You can order inside, but Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: YO-CHI YOGURT MELBOURNE

March 21st, 2014

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Normally you think of a yogurt bar as a small, narrow space, but Yo-Chi yogurt is located in a huge building. In the neighbourhood called Carlton, where you will also find the cool Baker D. Chiroco. It’s an area where many young families live as well as students because the University is here too. Anyway, back to Yo-Chi. After the success of their establishment in Balaclava, they opened this one a few months ago. In the back you can grab a cone and choose one of the many flavors. All of them being 98% fat free and made of natural ingredients, some of them or gluten-free, vegan or dairy-free. Choose the Signature Tart for a natural flavor or go Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BARRY MELBOURNE

March 20th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The counter made of wooden drawers. Barry is a new cafe in Northcote, a district in the north of Melbourne. It is actually located in between Fitzroy and Brunswick and the boy who works here told me it’s an upcoming neighbourhood. Barry is the place for a coffee-to-go where you can read the newspaper while you wait, or for breakfast or lunch. I’ve tried the fried eggs and it was so yummy. A really Read more…


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