MY AWESOME CAFÉ | Where to eat: One the ground level of a Telok Ayer shophouse, at the premises of what once used to be the Chung Hwa Free Clinic is a café that fuses the clinic’s original façade and form, juxtaposed with restored and reclaimed furniture, fittings and fixtures. Primary school desks and fans from the ’70s, three-volt, eco-friendly, hanging bulbs, a TCM cabinet and bric-a-brac just adds to the café’s hipster vibe. What to eat: The open at 7am and bake their breads in-house, the rustiguette (a traditional baguette, used to make their sandwiches, $12-$14) and the buttery croissants (served with ham and cheese, smoked salmon or avocado, $6.50) come highly recommended. Made with vegetables regularly flown in from select vendors in Australia is the My Awesome Salad, a mix of mesclun with smoked salmon, chicken breast, duck rillettes, avocado and tomato ($15, $18 with added brie or goats cheese). The vegetarian version of the same features red pepper, grilled eggplant, a boiled egg, tomato, avocado and brie or goats cheese ($15). Service was lacking and felt rushed when we visited, which we hope is only a teething issue.