Anywhere Travel Guiding 2011 – Three

THREE – 15th Jan 2011 (Sat) – 4pm-ish @Lavender

I went a-wandering to seek out Sarah (our first meeting! more surprises in the near future!) and ended up in this somewhat off-the-beaten-track spot. It happened last week after the Jones lunch, but I didn’t want to blog about it before the place had officially opened!

Loysel’s Toy is a new little coffee joint by the same people behind Papa Palheta at Bukit Timah Road and I got a sneak peek at this hidden gem. Check out Sarah’s post and pix about Loysel’s Toy, I think it’ll be a really nice place to hang out on a lazy weekend, with good friends and a cuppa and some baked goods (courtesy of Sarah herelf! You should see the yummy pastries all over her blog… I tried it for myself, yum~)

So while there, it started to POUR. Good ol’ crazy weather we’ve been having lately so I was stranded there for a bit, so I pulled out a card:

Disclosure: sometimes i cheat and keep picking until I get a suitable card... there are 60 to pick from anyway, so I'll get through everything eventually... (anyway thanks guys for the hot earl grey tea!)

This was apt as Loysel’s Toy is located at located at 66 Kampong Bugis, Sam Tat Building. Where in holy hell is that you ask? It’s right along the Kallang river, and right next to Kallang Riverside park – it’s a very chill out area, and quiet without being too inaccessible! I walked from Lavender MRT and with the great cool weather we’ve been having, it was a nice walk.

How to get to Loysel's Toy
how I got there and my doodled highlights of what's around there
The cafe is right behind those trees on the right. Weird thing about this building? I wish I had a proper camera, because there's this picture of a mustached girl right on top of the T. Yes, a mustached girl. Someone was definitely on crack
I took these pix after it stopped raining, hence all that 'additional' water. That's a boat on the water, and on the left one often sees Dragon Boaters.
You cross that bridge on the left to get to Sam Tat Building. It was a very wet day, I totally should have worn my boots out.
It rained a dog that day...

This poor darling dog was lost in the park and caught in the pouring rain. A kind passerby alerted us to its plight and we brought it over to the cafe, where it stood upon the stoop and shivered and quivered and didn’t make a peep. Poor baby~ We towel dried it and called the SPCA… I hope someone took it in because it had no collar so we suspect it got abandoned there as there aren’t any houses nearby for it to run away from, it’s a really sweet dog!

I hope to visit the place now that it’s officially open! And while I’m posting about it here, I’m secretly hoping not too many people go there so it’ll stay nice and quiet and cosy…

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