This former mechanic’s workshop is now a courtyard cafe apt for socialising, the perfect spot for weekend brunch or ‘Granny’s lunch’, as the locals like to call it. For a long, conversation-fuelled meal, you can’t go wrong with dishes such as agnolotti with butter and sage, or a pizza fresh from a wood-fired oven. Rosti sources its seasonal ingredients from well-known local suppliers.
This kitchen is a hot favourite with its modern takes on classic Roman dishes – think spelt macaroni with lamb, and tiramisu with iced mascarpone. Pair these with a biodynamic Italian red.
Flip through some of the beautiful, design-led photo books at this specialist store on the main drag. A photographer’s heaven, it also hosts small exhibitions showcasing the work of local lensmen; you can purchase prints here too.
Make sure you check the calendar of this arty events space for live drawing sessions, cabaret shows and poetry slams. Look out too, for movie screenings accompanied by dialogue sessions with local indie directors.
– TEXT BY HANNAH STUART-LEACH
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This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.