Brunch at Symmetry Cafe

Brunch at Symmetry Cafe

Lots of indie cafes have been popping up around the island and Symmetry Cafe is one of them. Located along Victoria Street, this cafe serves pretty decent yummy items.

Café by day, restaurant bar by night, Symmetry is nestled in a serene spot within Jalan Kubor. Taking inspiration from both the Australian casual dining culture and French cuisine, Symmetry presents a unique dining experience with an emphasis on sharing.

Don’t miss out on this striking green door when you drive past the building. The frontage is pretty tiny and you may miss out on it!

The cafe was packed to the brim when we arrived, thank god for reservations. Do reserve a table in advance, don’t say I never warn you! :P

Pretty illustrated menu!

We opted for the safer dish Eggs Benedict (S$20). The eggs were perfectly poached with luscious looking whites and yolk. Most poached eggs are runny inside with slightly stiffer whites but this was extremely wobbly and runny all over. To be honest, I haven’t had such good poached eggs in a while. The muffins were topped with mushrooms to give a nice aroma and texture. Together with the crispy bacon and delish hollandaise sauce, the whole dish was perfect. Full marks!

Waffle (S$14) was warmly served with generous portions of berries, ice cream, bananas, peanut butter and nutella! The mixture of sweet, sour and savoury toppings was well-balanced.


The interior of the cafe looks rustic and artistic, this reminds us of the cafes in Melbourne! The ambient is great but can be extremely cramped. We were seated near the counter and the staff kept getting in and out of the kitchen and bumped into me almost half of the time. Do request for a seat closer to the window where you can get good lighting for better photos! :)

Left the cafe with bloated and happy tummies! :D

Symmetry
9 Jalan Kubor #01-01
Singapore 199206
Tel: (65) 62919 901
www.symmetry.com.sg

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles at Great Ocean Road, Melbourne

Hope I didn’t bore you too much with my Melbourne trip haha! Lots of things to share! :)

The Twelve Apostles is a major attraction in Great Ocean Road. According to the Australians, currently there are only 8 apostles left but the name Twelve Apostles still remains as a significant identity to the attraction. We dropped by at Lavers Hill for a quick lunch and took some photos before moving on to the destination.













A coffee a day keeps the cold away. Hehe! :)

It wasn’t planned but we decided to try out the 12 Apostles Helicopters since I haven’t been on a helicopter. We paid about AUD140 for a 15 minutes ride. A tad regret not trying the hot air balloon. Oh wells. An excuse to go Melbourne again! :D

The flight was um… scary. :/ It was raining the whole day and we could feel that the wind was making the heli sway throughout the flight. But I gotta admit it was all worth it though. :) The 12 Apostles, London Arch were all in perfect view. :heart:






Happy Boss :)





We climbed, walked and got caught in the rain just to catch a glimpse of this beautiful scenery. The hours and hours of drive is totally worth it. The lovely breeze and beautiful ocean view was spectacular. Listening to the waves crashing along the coast is extremely calming, soothing and makes me forget all my worries. Such a pity that we had to leave early as it started to pour heavily. We made our way back to our cottage and called it a day. And so… our adventure continues to Melbourne City.

Check out my other posts on Melbourne:
:heart: My Thoughts on Airbnb
:heart: Road Trip along Great Ocean Road
:heart: Johanna River Farm and Cottages at Great Ocean Road, Melbourne
:heart: The Twelve Apostles at Great Ocean Road, Melbourne

Apps & Sites for Home Inspirations

Apps & Sites for Home Inspirations

We will be getting the keys to our new flat at the end of the year after a 3-year wait. Decided to pen down inspirations and whatnot for the new home. :) There are endless inspirations and ideas which you may find on the internet. Ever since we decided on our theme Industrial Scandinavian, I have been doing lots of research. These are some of the websites and apps which I would love to share with fellow new home owners! :D


Decor8
www.decor8blog.com
www.facebook.com/Decor8blog
This blog shares the latest top trends, inspiring interiors and ideas for creative living, be it for home or shops. They feature lots of product reviews, store and home tours, DIY projects and trade show coverage.


Design Sponge
www.designsponge.com
www.facebook.com/DesignSponge
You may browse through home tours and DIY projects on the site. They also feature home makeovers with before and after photos. If you are feeling crafty, try their DIY projects to create personalized furniture.


Home & Decor Singapore
www.homeanddecor.com.sg
www.facebook.com/HomeandDecor.Singapore
A local website which is extremely insightful. You may also find portfolios of interior designers where you can add them to your moodboard. There are also various articles worth reading.


House Beautiful
www.housebeautiful.com
www.facebook.com/HouseBeautiful
Other than providing ideas for home decor, this site also provides food recipes, expert kitchen tips, designer tips, home tours and interesting color moodboards.


House & Home
www.houseandhome.com
www.facebook.com/HouseandHomeMagazine

This is an insightful website where you get to learn about the hottest new furniture, fabrics & accessories and discover dramatic makeovers. Watch their H&H Online TV to get expert tips on design, renovation and DIY projects. Also available on the App Store and Google Play.


House to Home
www.housetohome.co.uk
www.facebook.com/HousetoHome.co.uk
Not to be confused with House & Home, this site is a one-stop-shop for all your home decorating needs. Great for decor enthusiasts.


Houzz
www.houzz.com
www.facebook.com/Houzz

This nifty website/app allows you to create an account and ideabooks to keep your inspirations and ideas neatly, almost like Pinterest. A simple search on “Scandinavian” and I get millions of inspirations with that theme. Also available on the App Store and Google Play.


Lookbox Living
www.lookboxliving.com.sg
www.facebook.com/LookboxLiving
Similar to Home & Decor, this local site provides inspirations, resources, interior designer’s portfolios and product listings.


Martha Stewart’s Home Design
homedesign.marthastewart.com
www.facebook.com/MarthaStewart
I am sure Martha Stewart is no stranger to inspiring designers and people who love decor. There are tons of DIY projects for decor enthusiasts. You may also find endless tips and tricks on space planning, DIY decorating, homekeeping solutions, so on and so forth.


Matchbook Magazine
www.matchbookmag.com
www.facebook.com/MatchbookMag
A monthly online publication that covers past and present fashion, decor, arts, travel and culture.

Honestly, the list is endless. There are many more sites which I have found but there are too many to be listed here. Google is your best friend. Have fun exploring! :)

P/S: All photos are from Houzz.