Loysel's Toy & Raw KitchenTuesday, July 26, 2011
I realised there's an interesting phenomenon in Singapore's cafe scene recently. Increasingly, more and more cafes are being housed ...
I realised there's an interesting phenomenon in Singapore's cafe scene recently. Increasingly, more and more cafes are being housed in obscure office buildings located far away from the heart of the city.
In Kampung Bugis alone, there are two quaint cafes in a refurbished standalone office building facing the Kallang River - Loysel's Toy and Raw Kitchen. I can't explain it but there's an alluring old-school charm about this place which I love.
Loysel's Toy, run by the same people behind Papa Palheta, was named after Edward Loysel de Santais, an engineer in the 1800s who was dedicated to the production of a magnificent coffee machine that made over 1000 cups of coffee an hour. In the same vein, Loysel's Toy aims to produce a good cup of coffee for every customer.
Jw is an avid coffee lover and he felt that like Papa Palheta, Loysel Toy's coffee is excellent!
The chocolate cake here is heavenly! I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least. The cake is rich and moist. If I'm not wrong, dark chocolate is used, hence the sweetness is not overwhelming and there is just a slight hint of bitterness. I wolfed down the whole cake, leaving just a small slice for JW. LOL!
Here I was, looking innocent and demure before I gobbled up the cake ravenously. :P
After that, we ventured to the second floor of the building, where Raw Kitchen is now located.
My parting photo for this post - my outfit for the day:
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Have a great week ahead!