50 Fifty No Stress Cafe | 피프티

Reminiscent of a warehouse and appearing somewhat like a garage amidst reformation, the high-ceilinged 50 Fifty Cafe in uptown Apgujeong is hip and trendy with a rustic Junk-Style appeal. Diners can choose between smoking and non-smoking seating areas to enjoy a truly stress-free meal amongst the company of friends and tasteful lounge music. Kick backContinue reading “50 Fifty No Stress Cafe | 피프티”

Bloom and Goûté | 블룸 앤 구떼

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower.”  Nothing else better invokes purity of thoughts than innocence of youth. In this rustic foliage of greens and florals, William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence springs to mind. Off the beaten track on Gangnam-Gu’s Garosu-Gil is my favorite cafe by aContinue reading “Bloom and Goûté | 블룸 앤 구떼”

Coffee Chu | 커피츄

What’s good here? Blueberry and peanut churros! A churros specialty cafe  was exactly what I was keeping an eye out for. Opened by the CEO of Pledis Entertainment (Afterschool, NU’EST, Son Dambi), the cafe is decked out in signed paraphernalia from their artistes. If you’re looking for a particular cafe on Sinsa-dong, blink and youContinue reading “Coffee Chu | 커피츄”

A Twosome Place | 투썸플레이스

Exploring Apgujeong Rodeo Street led me to CGV Cinema at Sinsa-Dong, Gangnam-Gu. This dessert cafe used to be A Twosome Place by 51k, owned by actor So Ji Sub, until the 1st of January this year when this was turned into a normal Twosome Place cafe. Linked directly to the cinema, you can purchase coffee andContinue reading “A Twosome Place | 투썸플레이스”

Angel-In-Us Coffee | 엔제리너스커피

For the ultimate convenience I tamed my hunger with breakfast from Angel-In-Us Coffee! It’s one of those coffee-chain giants but not as common at every corner as Tom n Toms or Caffe Bene.   Had me some Honey and Cheese Thick Toast! And a Blueberry Smoothie.   엔제리너스커피 Hongdae xoxo, Viktoria Jean

Kona Beans | 코나빈스

Hot Chocolate before heading homewards – ain’t I glad Kona Beans Cafe (as well as many coffee chains along Hongdae) are open 24hrs to keep us well-fed on coffee and happiness. Kona Beans is heavy on the Hawaiian theme, considering they use a premium Hawaiian roast. There are actual trees in the middle of theContinue reading “Kona Beans | 코나빈스”

Cafe Organic | 카페오가닉

Junk and instant food is the bane of my existence and yet I’m a sucker for anything that’s quick, ready-to-eat and hence highly-preserved. In a bid to have something less artery-clogging for a change, I had been eyeing this beautiful cafe at its Hongdae location all afternoon. Cafe Organic is a double-storeyed healthy alternative toContinue reading “Cafe Organic | 카페오가닉”

Cafe Da Vinci Coffee | 다빈치 커피

Nestled in the artsy-fartsy district of Hongdae (my favourite place in Seoul) is Cafe Da Vinci Coffee, where works of the celebrated artist come alive within these four walls. In this area, there’s practically a coffee-house at every turn. Cafe Da Vinci’s intricate wall art and clear polystyrene sheltered patio caught my attention. The primacyContinue reading “Cafe Da Vinci Coffee | 다빈치 커피”

Hello Kitty Cafe | 헬로키티카페 홍대점

Two years ago I was wildly excited to come into Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae. Two years later, I’m mildly amused by how ugly their kitty-shaped waffles have become. The insanely pink stand-alone building is still a popular tourist attraction (cue an aggressive horde of multi-lingual Kitty fanatics), and always will remain a novelty thisContinue reading “Hello Kitty Cafe | 헬로키티카페 홍대점”

TOKYO DIARIES 東京旅日記 II

HONOLULU COFFEE 第2日目には私たちは昼食に寿司を持っていた後に、私はホノルルカフェでコーヒーを楽しんだ。 Afternoon coffee at Honolulu Café after a hearty sushi lunch. This pretty café from Hawaii is located at the food and restaurants level of Diver City, Odaiba. I had the Nutty Hawaiian Kona Frost (ナティハワイアン コナフロスト), a frosty blend of hazelnut and macadamia with a tinge of coconut juice and some espresso.Continue reading “TOKYO DIARIES 東京旅日記 II”

Caffe Vergnano 1882

A while ago, I got to enjoy some much desired me-time in London! Originally from France, the British branch of Caffe Vergnano 1882 sits right across from Chancery Lane station, a short walk away from the likes of Prufrock and Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. Everybody else was shopping at SOHO or Oxford CircusContinue reading “Caffe Vergnano 1882”

London Lovin’: Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

If you’re heading to Chancery Lane Station, you will find this neat little café hideout on Leather Lane, a short 5-minute walk from the subway station towards Holborn Viaduct. Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is one of London’s most talked-about cafés on Yelp, TripAdvisor and many travel tip sites, and indeed the place servesContinue reading “London Lovin’: Department of Coffee and Social Affairs”

Bankeråt Cafè, Copenhagen

I was mad enough to fight the snowstorm in a bid to hunt down Bankeråt Cafè at Ahlefeldtsgade. And every damn effort was worth it! I fell right in love with this little dark room and its creepy ambience. There were taxidermied animals hanging all around, with decapitated doll head light fixtures and funkier window-ledgeContinue reading “Bankeråt Cafè, Copenhagen”

The Living Room, Copenhagen

Cafè culture in Copenhagen is amaaaazing! Touched down in the morning at 6am, slept for 3hrs, until the silence of the hotel room made me so darn restless. So, I embarked on the list of coffee-places I wanted to visit! First stop: The Living Room @ Larsbjørnstræde. The street is lined with indie cafès, vintageContinue reading “The Living Room, Copenhagen”

Passion Tree Cafe, Brisbane

It’s 36°C in Brisbane & I’m mad happy to find a cafè with shaved ice, desserts and cold cold coffee! Incredibly spacious with comfy throw pillows along wall benches, the cafè is popular amongst local Koreans and Asians. We found the place on a warm Tuesday afternoon, drawn to the sweet aroma of macarons. TheirContinue reading “Passion Tree Cafe, Brisbane”

ReStore – Vintage Cafè SG

Don’t be fooled by this cafe’s ‘furniture warehouse’ exterior! This well-hidden jem of an indie cafè in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Road is vintage-themed and oozing with old-school charm. Its pre-loved cafeteria/kopitiam chairs are even for sale! We were glad to realise that all lattes, including its mocha, caramel and cinnamon specialties, come with a choiceContinue reading “ReStore – Vintage Cafè SG”

Living out of a Suitcase

Guess what?! I’ve decided on a long solo trip to Incheon!! Wildly excited about cafè-hopping in Hongdae, Gangnam, Itaewon and Sinchon. Even more psyched about taking dance classes in Korea. Plus I will be doing what I do best: living out of a suitcase! Perhaps I will meet Krispy, dance partner Rasoo and blast! dancers inContinue reading “Living out of a Suitcase”

[MELBOURNE] oo2. Caffe e Torta

Upon touchdown I had managed to catch a good nights’ sleep (albeit, due to time difference, it was 3am Melbourne time when I finally crashed), and even woke up for hotel breakfast early next morning. Late afternoon, I ventured into the CBD area with hopes of locating Hardware Societe which was further out past Collins Street,Continue reading “[MELBOURNE] oo2. Caffe e Torta”

Cafè-Hopping: Working Title SG

Stumbled upon {working title} at Arab Street whilst wandering along Haji Lane and Bali Lane before kicking ass at Muay Thai on a Monday morning. They share a place with a hostel, and the cafè’s small but cosy. Iced latte was okay, nothing fantastic; there’s also a selection of tummy-fillers like their ice-cream cookies whichContinue reading “Cafè-Hopping: Working Title SG”

Cafè-Hopping: Loysel’s Toy

All-day breakfasts, cakes and muffins, a selection of cappucinos, lattes and flat-whites, and a great hangout to catch up over some coffee — what’s not to love about Loysel’s Toy? 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01 Sam Tat Building, Singapore 338987