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The Delicious Appreciations of Pick Yin

Not exactly predictable.
Has enough brains for codes
(but can be completely clueless on other more important matters).
Likes her Joe (and her man?) black, her chocolate dark and her food spicy.
“Quam bene vivas refert, non quam diu.” — Seneca

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Sunday, December 30, 2012


Henry Congressional



Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Date: 30 December 2012
Time: 2330 hours
Drink: Kiasu Stout (Jungle Beer)
Atmosphere: Recovery from slam hour
Playlist: The owner's, on endless loop

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

It seems like only yesterday when I first stepped in here, on a drizzly weekday. Quickly taken in by the best espresso in town and the funny quips of the owners, many visits came after.

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Over two heavy wooden communal tables, spiked periodically with strong caffeine, craft beers and homely bakes straight from a non-existent kitchen; new friends were made, meetings held, war became peace.

A kitchen floor plan discussed, pendant lights chosen, emails exchanged, sketches drawn, photos uploaded.

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Behind the Spirit, as we almost keel over dangerous dosages of espresso, Vijay and I learned to appreciate the efforts behind a perfect cup, beyond seemingly easy latte arts.  

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

As I watch the owner and crew persevere towards its final hours, regular customers and a dog continue to stay behind, spilling over to the sidewalk outside. Friends and family slamming the place, stripping it off its last drop of milk, clean glasses, anything edible on the menu, down to two cups worth of coffee beans.

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

Henry Congressional

What makes a good café? Perhaps one where people refuse to leave and come knocking on the days it's closed. One that will continue its legacy long after shutting its doors.



5 Comments on Henry Congressional

Heartfelt. I cannot thank you more for being part of this place. It is nothing without you and VJ's laughter, smiles, fashion and endless need to feed us! love (:

Posted by Anonymous Denise, at Dec 31, 2012, 2:27:00 AM  

Gorgeous photos! Looks like a terrific place. Why is it closing?

Posted by Anonymous Y, at Dec 31, 2012, 6:20:00 AM  

Denise: People in the food industry never eat well. That's why it's our job to feed you guys. :D

Y: This is a pop-up place on an en-bloc site. Thanks for the compliment!

Posted by Blogger PickYin, at Jan 2, 2013, 10:51:00 AM  

gorgeous place! seems like a terrific place to just chill and take a sip when it's raining...too bad it's closing :(

Posted by Anonymous Jilly, at Jan 16, 2013, 3:25:00 PM  

Jilly: There will be a new space by the same owners. Follow them on Facebook. :)

Posted by Blogger PickYin, at Jan 18, 2013, 4:33:00 PM  


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