I visited a new cafe over the weekend. I first spotted it about a month ago and its quirky name caught my attention-- Selfish Gene cafe.
Sitting on the ground level of a shophouse, the layout of this casual eatery was long, with what used to be an airwell in the middle, letting in some natural light. But the structure of this place also meant that whatever noise is made tends to get echoed. So, be careful not to chat too loudly! I also loved the two tables I spotted with old sewing machine table legs.
I first came across teapots with long handles in Japan and I thought it made the most sense! One didn’t have to stick one’s finger(s) into a tiny loop and support the weight of the entire hot teapot that way. So, when my tea at Selfish Gene was served, I was most glad it came in a tea pot with long handle instead of the loop ones we usually see around here. My personal preference was for tea leaves instead of tea bag, but I was happy with the rich aromatic flavour.
Thanks to my sweet tooth, I obviously have to order something sweet. So, I had the chocolate cake which I pretty much enjoyed. I would love it even more if it was ice-cream there on the side instead of whipped cream (ice-cream weakness!).
On the whole, a simple and laid back place where I would enjoy a lazy weekend afternoon at :)