We Are 14!

Celebrated our 14th anniversary last weekend.

We would usually go for a holiday as a gift to ourselves. But due to his work schedule, our trip would be early December instead. So we had a comparatively much smaller celebration over the weekend. I am not complaining since it would mean we are having a winter holiday!

Last year we did not go for an anniversary holiday as well because it was too close to our family trip though it was a short (I do not have enough days of annual leave!!).

On Sat, we went for afternoon tea at our favourite hotel. Ever since our first visit in 2009 (a dinner on our 4th anniversary) even before it was officially opened, this hotel topped our list of places for celebrations.

Dim Sum Afternoon Tea
at
Cassia
Capella Singapore

Dessert Time

Stayed for another 30 minutes after our meal, chatting while sipping the hotel’s handcrafted chinese tea (needed more tea to help us digest).

A very relaxing afternoon tea indeed. Delicious dim sum served by very attentive staff. Anyway, Capella’s service has always been superb. Whenever we needed anything, we would be attended to within a couple of seconds. And our teapots were constantly filled throughout the 2-hour afternoon tea (we drank a lot of tea by the way

After leaving Cassia, we still felt bloated so took a stroll around the hotel.


I craved for some sparkling and some rosé so hubz bought a rosé champagne to pop that night.


The next morning hubz surprised me with a bouquet which was delivered to the café we having brunch at – Wildseed Café & Bar.

A fabulous weekend of celebrations indeed.

Cafés in Perth

Bar Botanik
North Perth


Zamia Cafe
Kings Park

One of our favourite cafés in Perth


Sayers
Leederville


Peninsula Tea Gardens
Maylands

Till now this is still my favourite afternoon tea venue. Love the tranquility while enjoying those sweets, paired with the sparkling.
This time round was much better than the last 2 visits as there were no crows trying to befriend us and no rain.
It just felt so relaxed to be enjoying the Swan River view and basking in the late afternoon sun at about 10°C.


Gordon Street Garage
West Perth


The Tenth State
Crawley


Bread in Common
Fremantle


Hush Specialty Coffee
Fremantle

3D3N in Taipei – Cafés

Our first stop upon arrival, a less than 10-minute walk from our hotel.

Truffles Aroma


Come Buy Tea, Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store


Musikafee, Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store


Sugar Pea Café
Serves wholesome meals


Very Good Café


Awake til sleep

Visited this interesting local café + bar on our last night which was 5 mins by foot from the hotel. Thought we would just grab a coffee before returning to hotel after a hotpot dinner & some window shopping. Did not expect ourselves to stay for a good 3 hours, each of us downed a liquer coffee, a latte (owner’s treat) & a cocktail, and only left after midnight.

Year end (2018) Trip – HK – cafés

We were thinking of another short trip as my office would be closed for Christmas – New Year holidays.

Wanted some cooler weather and not too far from us, it would have to be Hong Kong. Since our last visit was in March 2016, we did not mind going there again.

As we had our annual family Christmas party on Christmas Day, we took the red eye flight and arrived in HK at 5am!

We would visit HK every 2-3 years to satiate our cravings for HK local food. But this time round, we did it a little differently. Slotted in a few cafe trips instead of the usual local food trail whenever we were there.


Halfway Coffee


Tiffin, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Festive afternoon tea


Hazel & Hershey Coffee Roasters


The Coffee Academics Causeway Bay (Flagship)


Common Ground

Café hoppers

The Grounds of Alexandria


Vaucluse House Tearooms

Afternoon tea at the historic Vaucluse House estate


Establishment Garden


Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café


Celcius Coffee Co.


Dunbar House

Sunday afternoon tea


Leura Gourmet Cafe & Deli


Wisteria Place Leura


Reuben Hills Café


Henry Lee’s Redfern


Coogee Pavilion

Super love this awesome place


Gertrude & Alice Bookstore and Cafe


Bondi Hardware


Audley Dance Hall Café


Earthwalker & Co.


Three Blue Ducks


Black Star Pastry


COOH Alexandria