Pre-event Note: Coffee Festival Singapore 2016 on 9-12 June at F1 Pit Building

It's festival galore! Other than Negroni Week which is happening right now, the Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 will also be showing from this Friday 10th to Sunday 12th of June at the F1 Pit Building with over 100 exhibitors. While we have had coffee festivals in the past, this is the first time it is so organised with big brands like DBS presenting and The Straits Time hosting it, so you know it's going to be a great experience. Get your tickets from Sistic here.

Personally I am a great fan of specialty coffee and delicious brews (in fact, would be so good to have some right now!) and was glad to hear that other than 'hipster' cafes, roasters and other coffee and food companies will also be there. There are so many things happening, I couldn't possibly list all of them, so read this Straits Times article to find out all about it.

We did a #SGCoffeeFest Trail last weekend in order to have a mini preview of what's to come during the festival itself! It was loads of fun.

First stop: Oriole Coffee at 96 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238163
Together with a much-needed latte (which I always get whenever I want a coffee in town) sampled some of their delectable brunch offerings such as the crabcakes, eggs benedict, salmon rosti and the crowd favourite being the Oatmeal with Berries. What's cool about Oriole is that other than winning at competitions, they also produce their very own dairy-free milk and Taisho cold brews.

They are also running a contest on their Facebook Page:

Second stop: Coastal Settlement at 200 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508529
We took the super cute and cheery Kombi Vans again, this time to the far east all the way at Changi. The slow and steady ride was just what we needed to digest the food from the first stop. 

The interior of Coastal Settlement needs no introduction. Filled with vintage furniture amidst greenery, its the perfect place for families to have brunch.

I love this scene - a family that reads together... know all about the news together.

We sampled a feast from Coastal Settlement - I really enjoyed the truffle fries, fried portobello mushrooms and the wagyu beef cubes. The rest of the food are a little too heavy-handed in terms of flavours for me. Some of them will be available at the Coffee Fest!

Third stop: PAUL Bakery at Raffles Green
They will be launching a new puff pastry, the Salted Caramel Choux, from this weekend onwards at all PAUL bakeries, and I am so happy to say that it tasted AWESOME. This is definitely a must try! There's also going to be a specially created Banana Cinnamon Crumble Tart for the Coffee Fest, which unfortunately tasted weird for me, so perhaps skip that :P

Fourth and final stop: DBS Marina Regatta 2016 at Marina Promenade
We chanced upon the annual Marina Regatta, which makes it a must-go during the tour. There was a giant inflatable water slide (biggest in SEA), water activities as well as of course the dragonboat races happening between schools. I really liked the beach that was brought to the Marina as well.

We all had a really good Saturday morning on the SG Coffee Fest Trail with all the food, drinks and fun! We also received a goodie bag from Shiseido, who will also be having a booth at the Coffee Festival to pamper your skin (when drinking coffee isn't enough). Looking forward to seeing the full suite of exhibitors this Thursday during the media preview. Get your tickets to the Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 now.

Thanks to Food News PR and SG Coffee Fest for the invite!

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