Comparatively, going to Bukit Timah that day seemed like a piece of cake...quite effortless The company and food were the draw! I was on my way to lunch and coffee with a dear friend. I really love the decor of this cafe.. The furniture used are all restored and you are able to purchase them too! You will be smitten by what this cafe has to offer, just like how my friend and I were!
The downside of this place is that it can get very noisy when it is packed. Also, the service staff may appear to be somewhat curt and 'cold' when you ask for food recommendations. We received a rather hostile vibe from her. Plus, it is after all a a cafe cum vintage fitting outfit, so there are not many tables available. You may have to use the big communal table (seems common these days at such cafes) so your heart to heart talk may be overheard by other table mates
But really, you will be won over by the vintage items they have stocked in the shop and those pretty tarts and cakes waiting for you in the display shelves!!
For full review and more photos, visit http://providence1974.blogspot.sg/2012/08/tete-tete-with-carpenter-and-cook.html.
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Tea)
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