Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Indulge your Palette at Cups N Canvas

Cute Cute brought his lioness one day to have a simple lunch of fish and chips at a humble kopitiam in Toa Payoh. He wanted her to try what was arguably the best fish and chips on the island, and at a fraction of what you might normally pay at fancy restaurants.
Cuchi gives a perfect 5 out of 5 pawprints for this simple dish
outstandingly executed by Uncle Michael who charmed her
at the same time with his cute British accent.
The humble dory (or catfish to be exact) retained its delightfully
fresh, flaky flesh in the hands of the master. The traditional
English batter rendered a crisp exterior topped with a sprinkle
of herbs. Drizzle some Heinz malt vinegar over it for that
tangy kick.

Wok Inn Fish & Chips stall is owned by Uncle Michael Molina
who worked at a fish & chips stall in London for 9 years.
Located at Block 125 of Toa Payoh Lorong 2.
So imagine the lions' delight when they stumbled upon a cafe that had an equally mean dish of fish & chips. It was a crispier version of the one at Toa Payoh. But they wanted to make sure that it was no fluke; that the quality was consistently maintained. 

Come on, I'm craving for fish & chips! Meow!
Cups N Canvas is an art studio cum cafe. Artistic types can
try their hand at painting, sketching and printmaking. Courses are
also available for the little ones.


Other half of the huge space is closed to cafe patrons when art classes are in session.
Space is opened for dining when
art classes are not being conducted.

Decent Long Black: Smooth and Light.
Cafe Latte is pretty good. Nicely frothed and robust. 

Pick from their list of beers or ciders. Great accompaniment
to fish and chips. Cuchi loves this pink cider.
Another drink with a gorgeous colour is the
Sweet Potato Latte.
A little too milky for Cuchi but order it if you're in love
with purple. The sweet potato flavour was really mild and subtle.
 It's a signature drink alongside the Sticky Date Shake
that the lions did not get to try.
Fish and Chips was good the second time round but did
not have the wow factor of the first visit. Oh well...
But the lions will order it again for the extremely
Homemade Tartar sauce. This baby alone is worth the
price of the dish.
Red Hot Chick fettucine was decent but not outstanding.
Order the mushroom and bacon carbonara instead.
Slurp up the generous amount of finger-lickin
creamy goodness.
Brunch fanatics might want to order the All Day Breakfast
of bratwurst, sauteed mushrooms, roasted potatoes, grilled tomato
and greens with a complimentary glass of juice.
Highly recommended dish according to Miss Honey Wine. 
Looks like paintings of furry friends is popular here.
Including the feline ones. Meow!
A great place to hold private parties and to catch up with friends over
good coffee and food.

Here is our review for Cups N Canvas:

Food Quality: 7.5 pawprints out of 10
Coffee Quality: 7.0 pawprints out of 10
Ambience: 8.0 pawprints out of 10

For those who are interested in going there, here is the address:

Cups N Canvas
139 Selegie Road,
Singapore 188309


  1. Arrrrgh, cant seem to get rid of the small phantom images appearing .....

  2. Sat there for their fish and chips once. Can't say much about the fish as it wasn't my main, the fries were totally awesome.

  3. And I see you like felines too, don't you?

  4. Hi Amasou,

    Yup the hubbie is totally in lurv with felines. I was brainwashed in the end hohoho ... Lost our first feline 3 years ago. Still too devasted to get another

  5. Moved to PoMo Mall, at 1 Selegie Rd #01-20/21! It is also renamed Mr Fish & Chips at Cafe Wok inn, and as always it is super delicious!