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Choupinette & L’etoile Cafe

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Cafe Hopping is probably the in thing these days in Singapore. Rainbow cakes, fancy latte arts – you name it, you get it. I’m not a fan of either, neither am I a fan of cafe hopping. I just want to sit in a comfortable cafe and ROT. And I did just that today.

Started off the day with brunch at Choupinette @ Bukit Timah. Situated at the corner of a row of shophouses, Choupinette is a place where you may have walked by several times without paying much attention to it. I’ve been to the area several times but never thought to enter the restaurant. But I’m glad I did today!

Choupinette is a French-style cafe that immediately strikes me as comfy and quaint.


The decor is simple and it’s hard to feel down in this bright and cheery place.


They serve a wide variety of French food and also all day brunch! Prices are around $25+ for brunch and it includes fruit juice and hot tea/coffee/chocolate.


Meet A, one of the friends I’ve met this through this blog (kinda). A is also learning Korean 😀 I realise that most of my close friends speak Korean xD I guess it’s easier to talk if you have a common interest? I’ve known A for a few years ago (time flies).


My eggs royale! Poached eggs and smoked salmon on bread, with salad on the side.


A’s Eggs Benedict!


I think I can’t ever write a food blog because my vocabulary will be very limited – it’s either not yummy, yummy or mad yummy. And in this case, it’s mad yummy!! 😀 😀

(It better be, so expensive!)


Loved every single bite. It’s just awesome to have good food, good company and soaking in the homely atmosphere.

I don’t know how people cafe hop, because I need to digest lol.

Decided to introduce A to L’etoile Cafe, which is now my favorite cafe!

Situated within walking distance from Farrer Park MRT (exit D … I think??), L’etoile is kinda out of the way but definitely worth the extra effort to walk under the hot sun to get there hahaha. When I first went to the two-storey cafe, I was immediately reminded of cafes in Japan. The same “feel”!!

A had some work to complete, so I just read my book (: It’s a nice view if you sit near the windows, but DAMN HOT in the afternoon. This is why Singapore can’t really follow the big windows-no curtains-open space with fans style – it’s just too hot.


A’s lemon tea and my lemon honey soda.


L’etoile Cafe has EXCELLENT pastas and they do change their menu every now and then. Currently, the salmon cream pasta and seafood tomyam pasta are worth a try!!

(obviously I didn’t eat again, but these photos are from a previous trip!)


Looks super good right? ^^



The interior (: I love how every table is different! There is also this “loner” table for 1. hahahaha. I’m always amused when I see it. Maybe one day I’ll go hahahaha.


Truffle fries! This is super good and we almost finished it all hahaha


A much needed break


607 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269708

(walking distance from Botanic Gardens MRT)
L'etoile Cafe
160 Owen Rd, Singapore 218953

(walking distance from Farrer Park MRT)

Share your favorite cafes in Singapore 😀

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  • Reply
    3 July, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Ooh, have been seeing reviews of those two cafes and been wanting to try! Both food and ambiance look good~~
    (Also, in this hot weather, he’s wearing LONG SLEEVES?! Lol.)

    • Reply
      5 July, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      The foooood!!(: hehe

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    5 July, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    thanks for this review! i live nearby and did not even know they existed !
    by the way, are you dating A ?
    from your earlier post, i thought you were dating the korean ?

    • Reply
      5 July, 2014 at 9:47 AM

      Hahahahaha i thought i mention that A is a friend? Lolol I’m not dating anyone (:

      • Reply
        5 July, 2014 at 10:46 AM

        got lah, got lah.
        you were celebrating how-many years anniversary ….

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