Laurent Bernard at Wessex Estate is one of my favourite joints for chilling out on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Wessex Estate, to me, is one of Singapore’s best kept secrets. I like the tranquil surroundings and large fields dotted with preserved black and white colonial styled bungalows from the pre-WWII era.

Every time I head down to Wessex, I feel as though I’m talking a walk down memory lane, back to the days when Singapore was part of the British colony. The rustic, bohemian vibe provides the perfect atmosphere for a quiet afternoon, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Laurent Bernard, previously known as The Chocolate Factory, specialises in chocolates and desserts of impeccable quality. Its hot chocolate is the best I’ve tasted in Singapore and the chocolate souffle is beyond divine. Unfortunately, the chocolate souffle is only served on certain days at this particular outlet. Nonetheless, you can find the elusive souffle at Laurent Bernard’s other outlet at Robertson Quay as it is served there everyday.

Besides Laurent Bernard, I’m a big fan of Colbar as well, which used to be a canteen for the British troops based at Portsdown Road. More on that charming little cafe another time.

Here’s what I wore for a casual coffee date with the hubby.

Inner black tank: Dorothy Perkins (3 for $29!)
Bunny Print Tee: ClubCouture
Orange Jeans: Zara
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Here’s a close-up of the bunny print tee from ClubCouture. I love how the bunny resembles my favourite bunny fashionista, Fifi Lapin.