Shrove Tuesday: Frivolity And Indulgence

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108) Shrove Tuesday


Prior to Shrove, I was actually doing some food hunting and exploring the neighbourhood of Toa Payoh Lorong 4 after my coaching. Happened to chance upon this Cafe and with time in my hands that afternoon, I decided to lepak here and do some school work too. Not too sure if it’s the effect of the cafe’s name or coincidence, but the among of patrons on a normal Tuesday afternoon is pretty high volume. Within my stay of 35mins, there were at least 30 pax. that came and left. Imaging each just orders a latte ($4.5), which wasn’t the case, and multiple that in a day!

Anyway, what’s Shrove Tuesday?

“Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent. It’s a day of penitence, to clean the soul, and a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins. But there’s more to Shrove Tuesday than pigging out on pancakes or taking part in a public pancake race. The pancakes themselves are part of an ancient custom with deeply religious roots.”

Inline with pancakes, Shrove Tuesday Cafe hot sellers are their Waffles and Gelato and also their award winning Organic Coffee Beans. I personally had a latte. Although it could have been more gao (concentrated) and body was a little light, but the overall taste was nice and smooth. They do serve mains as well and based on the title, I was actually tempted to order!

The interior was rather refreshing and cozy as compared to neighbourhood. The aircondition was cool and I managed to cool off and shy away from the blazing hot afternoon sun! Perhaps, that’s the reason for it’s high traffic as everyone just wanted a little pampering before heading back to their offices.















94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4


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