2. Cardigan Club Cafe
More new openings on Fortess Road. First off, a quirky new outlet called Tea Party emailed to say they are excited to bring their ladies-only “private afternoon tea parties” to a “unique” new space at 85 Fortess Road.
Okaaay. And meanwhile, the French-Vietnamese Cardigan Club Cafe opens next Tuesday July 9 for breakfast, lunch and dinner, doing a kind of streetfood indoors thing. To highlight its colonial influence the cafe brings a handpicked selection of “the best dishes Vietnam has to offer” but serves them in a rustic French environment. Intriguing, no? Expect Franco-Viet baguettes, market rice, noodles and such like.
And apparently the owner, Minh Chi, left Vietnam on a fishing boat at the tender age of 6 months – but her “passion for the cuisine never left her”. We’ll be straight in the door I reckon. 133 Fortess Road
Next: free gigs at the station…