A few weeks ago, Linds was telling me about how excited she was because a new cafe had opened nearby her house. She later also told me that the food was really good and I should come and eat with her there. I wasn't really interested because how good can cafes' food get, right? It's usually pasta and sandwiches I thought.
Fast forward, within the span of a few days, I've been to this To-gather cafe twice already and I'm already thinking when is the next time I'm going back there. Few days ago, Linds and I were thinking of where to eat and so we just decided on this cafe since it was also near her house.
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The surroundings of To-gather cafe hardly allows it to fit in. Dusty fruit stalls and pet-shops with bird cages outside them are it's neighbors. The chic wooden slate tables and chairs for outdoor dining and the bright pastel blue sign gives the cafe an inviting feeling for potential diners.
Peering in through the glass doors, you'd see a long dining table for large groups, and smaller cozy booths for a more intimate conversation and cafe experience.
What I really like about this cafe is the small detailed touches that are put in to give the perfect finishing touches to the entire design of the place.
Linds' gorgeous litas <3
I also really like the wood-and-brick design of the counter.
My sparkly mermaid locket is from: www.instagram.com/wontyouburnbitch
She can customize keychains, ear studs, bracelets, and even necklaces for you! You can add your picture in it and I find that these meaningful items makes the best accessories or presents.
Just 2 days ago, met up with Yan and Linds at To-gather cafe again for dinner. I was raving to Yan how good the Mexican Quesadilla was and she too was like: "Really? That good?"
We had to camwhore with Yan's awesome selfie camera- (it's perfect it edits away any blemish or flaws)-after our dinner. It was great to meet both of them together again and I swear we couldn't stop laughing throughout the whole dinner, and most of the time, I don't even know what was funny.
Look, flowers! :-P
No, we didn't plan to match our outfits but we somehow ended up wearing the same colour.
Now that you've managed to go through all our camwhore pictures, time for food!
The 'little touches' I meant earlier on are things like the cute wooden toy chair used to display the cafe's namecards, the little blackboard to tell you the soup of the day, the cute wall accessory of 4 stick people just chilling out (lol). Cafe lovers would probably appreciate little details like these and for me, I really quite like it.
To-gather cafe also has a small selection of sweet desserts like Matcha Red Bean cake, Chocolate Lava cake, and Caramel Chocolate Pear Mousse.
At the back you can see a small alcove, that is actually a play area for kids! How thoughtful and perfect for a cafe located in a residential/housing area.
Selection of Gryphon teas
Another adorable wall ornament
"the best things in life are unseen, that's why we close our eyes when we kiss, laugh and dream" not to mention the meaningful quotes printed onto the walls at random angles
Mexican Quesadilla (6pcs)
Grilled chicken slices with tomato salsa dip
These quesadillas would probably be the main reason why I would keep revisiting this cafe. It's super delicious and cheap at $5.90 for 6 pcs. The wrapping is crisp and the filling of grilled chicken slices, cubed capsicums(or chillis) and melted cheese is too delicious to describe.
The tomato salsa dip is probably one that I like the best as of now, it's tangy sweet tomato cubes and blended perfectly with the mix of spices and bits of cucumber and onions. It is an excellent appetite whetter and I recommend this as a MUST TRY if you visit To-gather cafe.
Pan-fried Salmon Fillet
served with lime butter sauce, mashed potato and seasonal vegetables
It was pretty good, the sauce was very tasty and delicious and the mash potato went well with the slightly salty salmon. I would say that for $11.90, it is totally worth every dollar.
For dessert, I had the:
Apple crumble with Vanilla gelato
It was just okay, nothing special. Linds also tried the Matcha Red Bean cake previously and she said it tasted pretty bland, so I don't recommend trying either of these desserts.
And just like that, each time we went there, 2-4hours flew past without us even realizing it. Because the place was so comfortable, the atmosphere felt so relaxed, we could just stay there for ages talking and laughing.
And because I'm starting work next Wednesday, I'm feeling kind of nervous, wish me luck! Looking forward to the last long and lazy weekend and have a great Chinese New Year. :D