May 26, 2014

Carpenter and Cook

We went down to the west side for a meeting with SkinFood and thought that we should pay a visit to Carpenter & Cook, one of the most talked about vintage cafes in Singapore since we're near there. It's located at an obscure location and it can be inconvenient if you don't have your mode of transport. But as we were rushing for another meeting in town, we could only spend an hour there.

'Carpenter and Cook is a vintage home store and artisan baker cafe serving fresh home-made baked goods and confectionary and selling vintage furniture and home decors.'
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I was pretty awed when I stepped into the cafe, the interior and settings were incredible, I loved the rustic vintage ambience. For a brief moment, I felt like I wasn't in Singapore. The vintage adornments and furnitures enhanced the romantic and intimate setup. Although there were plenty of knick knacks and decorations, the setting was really comfortable and spacious, I could literally fall asleep on the chair because the mood was so calm with soothing aroma of tea and coffee blend. Looking at the entire setting, one could tell the effort and thoughts invested in every single detail of their decor, display and confectionary. I've never been so impressed with a cafe, normally I'm either won over by delicious food or amazed at a particular cafe settings but never both. Carpenter and Cook has an incredibly raw quality of merging the best of both worlds.

We had Strawberry Shortcake Tea, Caramel Walnut Cheesecake and The Queen of Hearts' Tart (Passionfruit Meringue).

Caramel Walnut Cheesecake was very sweet and quite heavy so we didn't manage to finish it in the end.

I loveed their Passionfruit Meringue, it's light and tasty plus it had a tinge of sourness which made it even more appetizing.

I didn't take many photos as we had to rush off but I will definitely find time to visit again and do a detailed review the next time.

19 Lorong Kilat
Singapore 598120

Opening hours:
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10am - 10pm
Sundays: 10am - 7pm
Closed on Mondays

How to get there:
Nearest MRT stations: Clementi or Bukit Batok
The buses that stop along Jalan Jurong Kechil:
61, 66, 77, 157, 173, 174, 970, 985
The buses that stop along Upper Bukit Timah Road:
67, 75, 170, 171, 173, 184, 852, 961
(info provided by

On a side note, I'm wearing a comfortable knit upcoming on Elska, it has these perfect little colored hearts which is really adorable, I don't usually wear these things in public but lounging at home, it's all about cozying up and churning my inner childlike nature which is really effective in evoking creative and productive thoughts.

'The creative adult is the child who has survived.'
Ursula K.
One of my favorite quotes of all time. (:

Till next time!


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