I am an avid hunter of eccentric and unique hidden shops, restaurants and bookstores.
This is one of my favorite restaurants, one that I go back to repetitively each time I crave comfort food.
Hillside Corner is placed beside my lovely hairdresser's place, and that was how I stumbled upon it.
The owner has a soft spot for cats, so her shop is filled with feline paintings and knick-knacks, and funky batik paintings from the past. The ambiance is calming, the lights are soft and warm and the smell of baking cakes fill the space.
I absolutely love the broccoli soup there, it is the epitome of comfort food. Paired with a refreshing celery apple juice or a roselle drink, it makes the perfect meal for any time of the day. A warm carrot cake tops it all off, leaving a dreamy taste lingering in your mouth.
Or you could opt for an adventurous meal with black pepper udon, accompanied with some tea to cool down your slightly fiery tongue and finish it off with an apple pie.
For tea, go with some of the scrumptious and terribly British scones, with homemade lemon curd and heavy cream. Served with a steaming hot pot of chamomile tea, your evening is complete.
The service is quick and friendly, the staff is kind and considerate and they also hold baking workshops for children at the end of the year.
No wonder it's a favorite in the neighborhood. A definite must-go, don't you think?
Psst, the food is a steal if you look at the prices. Totally worth every cent.