Café de Nicole has many things going for it. Not only is the Instagrammable joint a floral shop and café, it's pet-friendly to boot, and its resident pet is an adorable, docile British shorthair named Laoban ('boss' in Mandarin). The multi-faceted locale is photoworthy even from the outside, with its floral arch and glass shopfront. Indoors, twinkling chandeliers and hanging flower baskets provide a classy yet laidback vibe.
The dishes served at the café are aesthetically pleasing, with flowers picked fresh from the florist corner to accompany its gorgeous silverware. We tried the afternoon tea set for two, and it comes with a photogenic three-tiered stand ($59) and pot of tea, but the price of the afternoon tea set is steep for its standard fare of finger sandwiches, mini muffins and tea cakes. We did, however, enjoy the unique popcorn tea from Japanese-inspired brand Roji – an offshoot of local tea brand Gryphon tea company. The café also has other more affordable offerings like the picture-perfect rose latte ($7.90), soufflé pancakes (from $15.90) and cheese filling ravioli ($13.90).
There aren't enough pet-friendly cafés in Singapore where you can bring your furry friends indoors, so this makes for a great brunch spot if you're looking to enjoy a day out with your beloved fur baby.