Gabriel with Friends: on the last day of July.

Because it was just like any other Wednesday (where I have a random 4-hour break between work sessions and free time at night to meet friends) To celebrate the dusk of July Harry Potter’s birthday, I decided to meet up with friends.

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The first was Kenneth, who’s my weekly chill-in-the-day buddy because he’s unemployed Looking For Himself, where we had a fantastically cheap lunch at Seah Im Food Centre and then moved to Costa Coffee for our usual drawing/sketching (him) and manga reading/blog post writing/normal book reading (me).

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Catching up on the latest Naruto of the week, together with a super huge chai tea latte (that was actually not too bad, if I remember correctly).

After that (and a work session), I braved rush hour traffic and headed to Holland Village to meet two of the other three members of my Jurong gang.

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After a brief, not that great (as per usual) dinner at Everything with Fries, we headed over to d’Good Café, because what kind of lifestyle blogger would I be if I didn’t at least squeeze in one post from there?

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The decor of the cafe is quite pretty, with random rabbits running around and one particularly popular section that has some turf and a few swings.

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Aaron demo-ing the swing set.

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The azuki matcha cake that one of us (I can’t remember who) had. Even for a fan of both ingredients, I don’t remember this being all that good.

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I also had the egg pudding thing, which seems to be a pretty popular item that I see plastered all hipster-ly all over Instagram nowadays. It was decent but, again, not all that memorable.

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My matcha latte. Not as good as either Starbucks’ or McCafé’s (well, there’s something you don’t hear everyday).

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We took turns on the swing which appears to be way more for hipster cred and a nice quaint feel than any sort of actual comfort. Thing was rocky, to say the least.

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Aaron sampling his latte.

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Wei Jian’s turn on the non-swing seats.

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Here, you can see some of the rest of the café. The place has another floor above it with an al fresco (i.e. humid and sweltering, knowing Singapore’s weather) area.

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Having heard so much and seen so many pictures of d’Good Café, I was a little disappointed. The food was nothing to shout home about (and pretty pricey too) and, with the exception of the style-over-function little spot with the swings, the rest of the decor was just your run-of-the-mill coffee joint. Don’t think I’d go back there too soon, especially not with the inexplicably high amount of traffic the place sees.

d’Good Café
273 Holland Avenue #02-01/02 Singapore 278992
Opening hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-10pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am-11pm

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