I am a mother – I have a child or two – but really don’t want to write endlessly about soft play areas and what to do with your children on a rainy day. I would much rather write about clever fashion finds and beautiful things that can be fun and frivolous and are not necessarily child friendly. Please God let there be some places in Singapore where you do not bring children! This blog is one of them.
Now that I’ve got that off my chest, it may help explain why I only very rarely can bring myself to brave the unimaginative confines of the angmoh haven that is Tanglin Mall – and in fact where I am now as I write this. However, sometimes it is just darn useful and on my latest foray in to the mummy ‘maul’ today, I have found refuge in the form of the new coffee/cake offering, Brunetti (where Oomphaticos used to be). Well done and well run, you are in charge of placing your order at the cake/food counter so at least are not waiting for ages to be served.
The cakes all look delectable but I can only vouch for the dark chocolate Florentines which were about an 8/10. Earl grey tea – what else goes with a Florentine so perfectly? – was good but what I am ordering next time without shame will be their Italian hot chocolate which is super short and strong. None of the watered down, over sweetened milky version that I am so used to (and which they also do – make sure you order the right type).
The outside seating is just across from Traders Hotel where there is a rather basic, but OK, penned-in play area that would keep children under three amused for at least one coffee-quaffing moment. (See, I am already writing about child-friendly finds without even meaning to..it’s time to leave this place and cook dinner for my eight mahjong khaki who I am clanking tiles with tonight in our weekly game, which has become a ritual I love and look forward to.)
Oh, and Brunetti also has free wifi with no complicated passwords or pin numbers to ask for. Love.
Brunetti, Level 1 Tanglin Mall
Hot chocolate image courtesy of Foodspotting