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Cafe Fest 6 and 7 September 2014 : You Going?

Love your cafes? Then make sure you check out Cafe Fest next weekend! Below, Material World gives you more details about who’s participating and what awesome stuff you can expect to find.

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Cafe-lovers, hate that there are just so many cafes to check and so little time? If so, welcome to the world’s first-ever cafe-hopping event: Cafe Fest! Conceived by public relations professionals Gabriel Tan and Sarah Lek, the event is expected to host over 4,000 cafe enthusiasts by The Waterfront Promenade. Starting at 10am on Saturday and Sunday, attendees can look forward to live performances by bands like 53A, The Sessionists and many more.

Maison Ikkoku (Photo credit: Cafe Fest)

Maison Ikkoku (Photo credit: Cafe Fest)

Participating Cafes:
(Details extracted from http://www.cafefest.sg and provided by organizers)

Speculoos Apple Crumble Tart by Bloomsbury Bakers (Photo credit: Cafe Fest)

Speculoos Apple Crumble Tart by Bloomsbury Bakers (Photo credit: Cafe Fest)

1. JIMMY MONKEY
Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar is an Australian-style cafe with a fully integrated bar and lounge. The cafe lives up its name, the staff are as mischievous and somewhat, wild, as the Monkey in its name. At this festival, Jimmy Monkey will be offering a new blend from his brand new hand built Slayer Machine, and this blend will be off-the-menu.

2. OZ SPECIALTY COFFEE
The cafe is also the first to directly import coffee from Pacamara Roasters in Bangkok, Thailand, which is found to have the most perfect body, flavour and aroma suit for the local palate. There will be specially created coffee brews from Oz Specialty’s bottle cold brews (with & without milk) for $4.

3. MAISON IKKOKU
Maison Ikkoku offers a menu of gastronomic delights which include an all day breakfast, gourmet sandwiches and specialty coffee. At the festival, Maison Ikkoku will be introducing new blends.

4. I AM …
I AM … is a Muslim-owned café helmed by three brothers. They are located just before the entrance of Haji Lane and impossible to miss, especially with the large black-and-white mural of one of the many bridges and canals in bicycle-friendly Amsterdam. This Amsterdam-themed café serves up nutritious European Halal cuisine.

5. TOBY’S ESTATE
Toby’s Estate started in the coffee plantations of Brazil, Guatemala and Colombia, where founder, Toby Smith learnt to grow, roast and cup coffee at the source. Want something unexpected? Then you have to try its 等一個人咖啡.

Other participating establishments include Bloomsbury Bakers (who will be selling a Speculoos Apple Crumble Tart), Cake Love, Smitten Cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters, Tiong Bahru Bakery, The Providore and Hatter Street Bakehouse & Cafe.

A two-day cafe-hopping pass costs $20 (limited time flash sale) and $26 (VIP pass which gives you extra goodies). You may purchase your tickets here.

 

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3 thoughts on “Cafe Fest 6 and 7 September 2014 : You Going?

  1. Cafe Fest 2014 was a bit of a let down to be honest. I understand that the organisers put lots of love, passion and effort into this event but personally, I felt quite disappointed and I think that opinion is a consensus. For reasons why I feel this way and for advice for next time (if there ever is a next time) I’ve written an article on my blog:

    http://feuillettte.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/2014-cafe-fest-the-worst-and-the-best/

    The organisers did apologise and are attempting to address our concerns though so that’s the up-side.

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    • Sorry to hear you had such a bad time at Cafe Fest! Well, this is the first year of the festival so I think we should give the organizers a chance to improve on it. Maybe next year, it will be better. We also have to bear in mind that this was put together by 2 people who are actually not event organizers by profession so hopefully everyone will give them another chance. 🙂

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      • I wouldn’t go to the extent of saying that I had a bad time – the second day of the event was actually quite enjoyable as there were less people, less queues and the food didn’t run out halfway. I also love the concept behind the event and commend the organizers behind Cafe Fest for coming up with this idea and following it through. And I’m with you in terms of hoping that everyone will give them another chance because it would be nice if this happened again next year albeit improved according to the public’s suggestions.

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