Tiong Bahru Escapades: Forty Hands, Books Actually & Drips Bakery

19 Jun

Finally found a good time to meet up and do a very late post-birthday celebration for Juan!

Our choice of place was Forty Hands for some late lunch.The place is really quite inconvenient for those not driving and unfamiliar with the Tiong Bahru housing estate. I was pretty much lost trying to find my way there, didn’t help that the weather was crazzzzyyyyy…till my make up was melting.

The place was pretty small and we only managed to find a seat at the ‘backyard’ that could accommodate all 9 of us, so the ambience was not the best.

Menus at the counters:

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My Jamaican Pork Sandwich & Skinny Latte (check out the poison bottle which contained my syrup!)

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Headed to Books Actually which was just opposite the cafe to do some random shopping.

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The vintage section at the back of the shop was where we spent most of our time. Felt like we time-travelled back to the 70s or 80s (:
I must say, the shopkeepers weren’t giving us very friendly looks just cos we were in there for too long.

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It’s been a while since I saw an Ice Cream Van in housing estates!

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So many other eateries to explore in this lane alone.. one of the must do things soon..

Our personal tour around the neighbourhood by Jevon! And I don’t know why everyone was colour coordinated in red & navy that day ‘cept for me pfft

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Our next stop: Drips Bakery!
Good choice for us to just chill and catch up with each other. It wasn’t too crowded so that was great (:

A customer actually brought her parrot out for a ‘stroll’.. you can do that for birds?!? *gasp*

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Juan’s make-do birthday cakes: Cinnamon Pear Tart, Raspberry Crumble and Strawberry Tartlet.

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Two thumbs up for the desserts!

The cafe’s ambience was so great that we spent almost 2 hours hanging out there catching up with one another. We shared our aspirations, the big and the small. From practical dreams of home ownership to fancy desires of owning a parrot. We laughed with each other and at each other. We had fun as usual, and then some. I’m so thankful for this bunch of lovelies..Till the next, you all will be missed !

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