T.A.Z Cafe and Bistro— A place for your Paw Buddies to meet New Friends.

I’ve decided to visit this newly established dog-friendly cafe as I had always wanted to dine with my three lovely dogs. Besides, it is always good to bring them all out to mingle and play right? Yes, there are many dog cafes available in Singapore. But why T.A.Z? 

T.A.Z Cafe and Bistro was found by a kind-hearted and hardworking woman,  Adeline Ho. She is a major sucker for all kinds of dogs. Like Literally. She practically picks up most stray and lost dogs on roadsides and bring them home to raise and take care of them. This lead to the cafe titled as T.A.Z, which is named after three of her dogs- Teddy, Ah girl and Zealous. She is the chef of this cafe as well. From cooking delicious human and dog foods, to baking extremely cute cakes. 

Whats makes this cafe unique is the fact that, T.A.Z cafe always host private events such as birthdays and even raise awareness for dogs by collaborating with various dog adoption drives!!! So, be sure to help save all these poor puppies~ 

The Interior

The layout of the cafe is fantastic and ideal for all dogs to come along and play as there is a huge space for them to run around.

And if you notice, all the brown chairs are accompanied with a white chair. I reckon that these white chairs are specifically for all your paw buddies! How thoughtful is that? 🙂 

Wall decals~

Comfortable seats~

Besides having a big and air-conditioned area, they even have a VIP room catered to any of your groups’ celebrations or requests!

For food wise, I would not comment much as I did not order any food that day. My ultimate goal was to let my dogs have fun. So, the owner herself made a specialty for them: Sweet potato, meat and carrot bits.

They do look  pretty appetising for dogs yea? Definitely smell good too.

And here’s Adeline giving treats to all the dogs. Haha. They are so obedient! CUTE~


Meet Teddy the Poodle!

I bet it tasted really good that Clover finished the whole plate!

Amenthyst, the love of my life. ❤
Enuff said about the food and place.
Retail services are available too! You need pet shampoos, dog tags, apparels? You can get them right after your meal here! No need for the hassle to buy from other places. Woo-hoo~

All dog lovers, do visit T.A.Z cafe and give it a try! Remember, your purpose of visiting a dog cafe is to let your paw buddies meet new friends as well as to enjoy themselves in a new environment by stepping out of their comfort zone at home. 😀 It is always good to socialise. 


[[LATEST UPCOMING EVENT]]

HOWL-O-WEEN BUFFET PARTY—– 26 October 2014

READ AND REGISTER AT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/551445688321537/

Keep yourself updated with their latest adoption drive or promotion by ‘Liking’ their fb page: https://www.facebook.com/taz.cafe.bistro


T.A.Z Cafe and Bistro
10 Jalan Leban, Thomson
Singapore

Tel: +65 9027 6109/ 9234 1926

Adriano Zumbo Patisserie—Macarons Fever.

Macarons, a french confection that is meringue-based, have been ranked as one of the top dessert choice world wide.
Having said that,  many cafes/bistro/bakery had attempted to make these colourful and lovely-looking sweet. Even Mcdonalds have their own macarons!

Besides Ladurée (paris), there are many good competitors that sells macarons at much more affordable prices.
For example: in Singapore— TWG tea, housed with  a variety of macarons that are of unique tea-based flavour.

So, in Australia there is…..

Discover Sydney’s best Macarons—- ADRIANO ZUMBO
Zumbo, shot to fame from reality TV show, Masterchef, is now a country-wide known chef for his exotic sweet creations. Exotic, as in literally crazy, unimaginable and unexpected flavoured macarons, or to be exact, ZUMBARONS

PRETTY MACARONS— IRRESISTIBLE~

Wide Selection of exquisitely designed cakes and tarts…

Lemon meringue tart~


From left to right: Hazelnut Praline, Lime and Mandarin, Choc pop, Salted Butter Caramel, Malted milkshake and Toasted marshmallow.

My favourite—- MALTED MILKSHAKE! Trust me, its the best among all!


Zumbo provides tutorial classes as well! Learn how a bake perfect macarons and  marvelous desserts and pastries! Read more on: http://adrianozumbo.com/

Adriano Zumbo
Shop 1, Cafe Court

The Star 80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009

 Opening Hours – Patisserie Monday | 11am – 10pm Tuesday to Thursday | 11am – 11pm Friday & Saturday | 11am – Midnight Sunday | 11am – 9pm

 

My Sweet Memory—- Cakes, Latte and even Stationery!


Everyone knows well enough that in Aussie, shops do not open till late. When dark falls, the city are usually referred to as ‘Ghost town’–Silence, that’s it. The only thing you can hear is probably the sound of wind.

Well, having been living in this new city- Sydney for about 3 months or so, it is not the case like a ‘ghost town’, but rather, a busy and vibrant city even till late. And yes, this specific DESSERT cafe that I am about to recommend, opens till midnight! Now, this is a huge plus point. You can have something sweet after a sumptuous dinner and not worry that: ‘There are  prolly no desserts anywhere to be found after 8pm.’

The Sweet Memory— an asian or rather, a KOREAN cafe that entitles you to fine quality coffee, a wide range of appetizing CAKES, and also an area of retail sections on adorable stationery. I mean, if you know korea well enough, you’ll prolly know how cute and unique their stationery are. 

The Interior

Just look at the delicious selection of cakes! And trust me, one slice of  is so DAMN HUGE!


If you are craving for something savory, they serve a a range of sandwiches, quiches and pies too. Many choices just to suit your daily cravings. Isn’t that great? 🙂

 
The chandelier lighting—- one of the impressive interior design that makes me fell in love with this place. Just look at that marvelous creation of using potted plants, wired stars and lights hanging together! 

 

The FOOD
Even though I only tried just one type of their cake, it pretty much sums up my review that ‘ I WILL COME BACK HERE’!! And for those that are fans of matcha/ greentea, give their greentea ice blended a go! It’s their signature beverages. Of course, if you are feeling cold, you can always have the hot green tea latte that I tried. Taste equally awesome! 

 The AMBIANCE
You can never go wrong with the choice of wooden furniture! My sweet memory is able to provide a comfy and soothing ambiance. Classic and lifestyle aspects were delivered, whereby they separate their business into two components: DESSERT and STATIONARY.

The PRICE
Good value for that slice of cake.— approx. $7? You can just share it with your friend. The coffee and green tea latte is average pricing. Norm. So, still good to come and give this place a try!

 

My Sweet Memory (M2)
Town Hall

95 Bathurst St. Sydney NSW 2000

For more information, check out the website. http://mysweetmemory.com.au/
Many outlets available, so more choices catered! ^^

Peter’s of Kensington—‘Pinkish’ Retail Therapy.

Reason why we decided to give this small cafe a try.— The so-appetizing looking cakes/tarts~ ^^

The interior.
A quarter of Peter’s is occupied by this quaint, little cafe. Besides going ‘GAGA’ over Peter’s, you will be surprised how this cafe is a perfect place for a SATURDATE.

Even though it might seem like a big mess over the ledge (where the sale items were), but the idea of hanging those airplanes and hot air balloons… Splendid. Not only these hot air balloons give the place a dreamy feel, it also reminds me of ‘UP’ the movie…  
Using plates, utensils and cook wares as decorations, that is something unusually beautiful as well.


Just look at this Strawberry Tart, doesn’t it make yoour craving/devour mode onz?!

It is too  irresistable so we made a wise choice to have a taste of this marvelous creation. I mean it, MARVELOUS. Of course, a flat white to go along with it. Am a total coffee/tea junkie.

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After having said so much about the cafe itself, just a few preview of what this whole ‘Peter’s of Kensington’ is about. Why I am so ‘cray cray’ over it…

Because they sell literally EVERYTHING! From home supplies to books to toys to beauty products to gifts! Everything for any occasion. Especially if you are a person that loves to bake, you got to visit Peter’s.

For all travel buddies~


So cute and exquisite clocks! Which is your favourite?

Welcoming the Easter Bunny~

The FOOD

  • Strawberry Custard Tart: Two words, Marvelous Creation. I need to emphasize this alot of times because it is! I have no regrets giving it a go. The strawberry coated on top has a little jelly, combined with the soft custard cream and the crispy exterior tart… What can I say? Just buy it! Damn it! 🙂
  • Flat White: No sugar required. Milk and Coffee blended just right.

The PRICE
You pay only $3.50 for a flat white and $8.90 for that big slice of tart! Where can you find such an affordable cafe in Sydney? Rare, I tell you. Rare.

The AMBIANCE
Needless to say, small but comfy. Clustered but homey. Hot air balloon and airplanes for sale.. A mess that brings the whole vibe of the cafe to be dreamy.

FYI: Peter’s is a huge store that sells everything and anything of high quality products that you need and want. Just like a big ass warehouse! Located at Kensington, you can easily spot them as it is the only baby -pink-painted buliding standing  right there.
If you are too lazy to spend about 2hours there, you can always purchase their goods online: http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Public/Default.aspx

Peter’s of Kensington
57, Anzac Parade
Kensington NSW

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays – CLOSED

Paramount Coffee Project.— Sticky Date with Peanut Butter Waffles.

Named, ‘Paramount Coffee Project’, it gives you the idea that this cafe is probably linked to the film production: Paramount Pictures.

To a certain extent, it is. With it’s logo looking like the mountain and the peak surrounded by stars, and also a wall poster of it, it seems like this cafe is themed according to the well known film production.

The interior of the cafe is huge,– like a wide warehouse. There is an immediate hipster vibe and really high ceilings which I love about.



As you walk further in, they have a ‘pitstop’ for bicycles and a layout of bicycle parts which I think is for sale.

Having a coffee here alone doesn’t seem to be that lonely after all, as you get a choice of a variety of free magazines you can look into.


The FOOD

  • Sweet Peanut Butter Waffle with Caramel Popcorn: Top rated as Sydney’s best waffles, I couldn’t agree more. The first bite was indeed heavenly and sticky! Am not really a fan of peanut butter, but this taste just right. Topped with the ice cream and popcorn, now that is something new. I never knew popcorn and waffles can go so well together. Worth getting fat from this. But if you are person that loves FLUFFY waffles, this might not be the best one for you. Its rather hard, more of crisp kinda waffle.
  • Soft Shell Crab Burger: Have you ever heard that there is this combination of burger?! And the crab, is definitely super soft! This is the best dish among all. If I ever re-visit this cafe, this will be my first choice. Not really a burger person, but this is one special dish that brings signifies this cafe. You don’t usually get to have this kind of burger. The onion ring does not taste like ordinary onion rings. It taste like tempura-style. GREAT! A bite to heaven. Literally.
  • Crabmeat, pickles and toasted sandwhich: I did not really get to try this dish. But according to my friend, its liek a modern japanese combination dish. Unique and a good choice for Brunch.

The PRICE
Maybe it is abit pricey for the portion served, but overall some might think its worth it. After all, is a cafe in Aussie.— you pay for what you want. 

The AMBIANCE
Am a sucker for high ceilings, so what can I not love about this cafe?! This cafe gives a feeling of home and comfort. Fine breeze from the open windows just make the whole coffee experience a totaly relax mode onz.

Paramount Coffee Project
80 CommonWealth Street
SurryHills
NSW 2010


A group photo to end this post~ #throwbacktohappythursday

Chur Burgers— Voted one of the Best burgers in Sydney.

#1. Thursday Dinner Club by Urbanest Cleveland Street. 
@ Churs Burger

This was a great night to mingle and meet new people and make new friends, which I did! Credits to The Urbanest Team for planning this weekly event. 🙂 Kudos!

What’s more? As a major Foodie myself, It was an additional bonus for me to be able to discover the existence of this new place for dining.

So,  as the name of the place speaks itself, this is non other than a BURGER cafeteria. What do they serve? Burgers! Duhh. But also some sides to go along with it– French Fries were Terrific! 

THE FOOD

  • Beef with Cheese Burger- For this particular burger, it wasn’t as fantastic that I expected it to be. The beef was quite a disappointment as it ain’t that juicy. But, Thumbs up to the cheesy on top, it feels like a lava practically flowing in your tongue down your throat. Well, I only had one burger so it  is not really fair for me to just critique the overall food quality over here. Maybe I’ll give the pork burger a try the next time round, it looks Fab! After all, it is still voted one of the best burger place in Sydney! There’s got to be something that is orgasmic!
  • Sides- I did not get a chance to take pictures of the side dishes but I had a good try on their French Fries and Sweet Potato Fries? It was Terrific!!! Hot and Crispy— taste just absolutely perfect. 

THE PRICE
Average. $10 for a burger that is probably the size of your hand? It would be more comparable to a man’s hand size tho. Pretty Big I would say? Sides were at $5 each. So yea, average. 

THE AMBIANCE
Hmmmm… not too nice for a place to hangout for long tho. The space was limited and compac. The place was so packed and crowded that you could hardly hear the person you are talking to. Maybe it is more suitable for– eating a burger and just get out of here.

Chur Burgers
48 Albion St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, 
Australia

Operating Hours:
Monday 11.30am- 5pm/ Tues-Sat 11.30am-10pm/ Sunday Closed.
FYI: eat@ ChurBurger.com.au

Looking Forward to next week’s dinner club? Where do you think we are going? 

21st Polka Dots and Stripes Party: Just Black, Blue and Pink Please~

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In exactly one week’s time.—– Dawn’s 21st; second party of the year.

Date: Saturday, 11 January 2014
Theme: Polka Dots and Stripes
Dress Code: What’s stated above and just in black, blue or pink
Venue: Pasir Ris Aloha Loyang, Bungalow 9 

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Just about a fortnight before the actual party day….
The making of the backdrop.— this is very important to me.
Spent almost half a day cutting and pasting these circles up into a realistic curtain-like back drop and also, painting and writing those ’21s’ and ‘dawn’ on each of it.  

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Sacrificing almost all my time of the day, I did it. Not that I did this backdrop, but the fact that I did my part as a best friend to make the event venue absolutely to the THEME. ^^ As much as it was time consuming, I enjoy putting up all these little artpieces of mine up (especially for such birthday events).

Well, if your notice, my role/ job during Dawn’s party was pretty much similar to that of Hweemay’s. Make up & Decorations…. That’s what I am good at!

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Aloha Loyang, one of the most common chalet in Singapore that one would open a party at. However, Dawn’s BUNGALOW 9— it’s my virgin moment there. It is a HUGE-ASS place!

The Exterior- gorgeously decorated with the helium balloons.

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The Interior.
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#FLASHBACK>>>>Hweemay’s Party: BRILLIANT Idea of outdoor LED lightings.

Dawn’s? Super COOL and INNOVATIVE of outdoor tent-age! Like Literally, out at the backyard/ BBQ area.

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A wide spread of home cooked food by her mum! Well, no Dessert table this time.

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So-called ‘MODEL’ pose with the birthday girl.

And, goofing around with the other two members of SUPERCUTIES.

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Cake-cutting time.– the most important moment of the whole event.

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What’s the most memorable part of this special day?
I’m not embarrassed (LOL!) but to admit to the fact that I fell down twice on this day. I  was clumsy and ridiculous. Trust me.

Scenario 1:
I was having a great time catching up with my Awesome clique of guys (the image above). My butt was on a chair while I was laughing so hard over the most embarrassing and stupidest joke ever in my life. So hard that my stomach hurts, so hard that my eyes start to tear and lastly, so hard that I fell backwards of the chair and tumbled/ flip over like a somersault on the hard grounds of pebbles.  

Scenario 2:
Because I just had the thought of wanting to talk to Jason at the BBQ pit and the night was dark. After conversing for almost three sentences, nature calls. Thus, I did a 180 degrees turn, lift my left foot up, followed by my right foot, where it lands no where but an endless ground (it felt endless at that point of time)—– a HIDDEN DRAIN. Yes, I fell into a drain!

Embarrassing much? But, I am not afraid to share it, because it is this mishap that makes the occasion worth remembering. ^^