There is a part of me who loves discovering new, obscure cafes – not those frequently splashed over Instagram.
From the appearance alone, you would not expect to find such a café here, located at a quiet Upper Aljunied HDB estate un-obstructively on the ground floor.
The place has an interesting name as well – “Make Your Own”, which is actually a D.I.Y. workshop studio, recently expanded with a workshop café concept.
This is the kind of place for you to do some activities (say even corporate events), and have coffee.
Workshops available include including terrarium, copper lamps, modern calligraphy and more, with a retail section offering DIY terrarium items.
They have a small menu selection – all vegan friendly, eggs and dairy free. Coffee is served with organic soymilk.
In terms of drinks, the recommended ones are the Mint Mocha ($5.30), Artisan Blooming (Flower) Tea ($4.80), and Yuzu Lemon Cold Brew Tea ($3.80).
Didn’t get to try the coffee as I went too late in the day, but the Yuzu Lemon Cold Brew Tea was refreshingly smooth, and thankfully not overly citrusy or sweet.
Also offered are a couple of homely light bites such as Vegan Triple Chocolate Brownie ($4.00), Vegan Choco Walnut Banana Muffin ($3.80), and Vegan Mushroom & Veg Tofu Frittata ($5.80), and Cranberry Coconut Scones.
The Frittata is baked with mushroom and vegetables, with a blend of silken and firm tofu that gives a taste resemblance of scrambled egg.
Perhaps this is not the kind of place you will go out-of-the-way just to have a cup of cuppa, but if you intend to have a reprise, get involved in such kind of crafts, this could be the café to spend a leisure afternoon at.
Make Your Own Café
Blk 4 Upper Aljunied Lane #01-06 Singapore 360004
(closest MRT: Woodleigh MRT – to transfer bus 100/135/155 at Exit A, alight at 3rd stop, recommended MRT: Serangoon – to transfer bus 100 at bus interchange, alight at 7th stop)
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm (Mon – Wed, Fri – Sat), 10:30am – 6:00pm (Sun), Closed Thurs