Hello Baileys! | Free The Robot @ 118 Telok Ayer

By 18 January, 2016Brunch, Food
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Hello, this is doge Baileys!

Hello, this is doge Baileys!

I came to be acquainted with the owners of Free The Robot / Bitters & Love recently, and being the superficial person I was, fell in love with the handsome star of Free The Robot… their dog, Baileys! I was so smitten with his cherubic puppy-like face that I had to make a trip down specially for him, never mind the ERP fee and that it’s rather hard to park, haha. (FYI, he only makes an appearance on some Thursdays!)

They're open on Saturdays too!

They’re open on Saturdays too!

The delightful illustrations at Free The Robot were done by a friend of the owners!

The delightful illustrations at Free The Robot were done by a friend of the owners!

{ Free The Robot }

Address: 118 Telok Ayer Singapore
Opening Hours: Tues – Sat, 830am – 430pm
Tel: +65 6438 1836 | Facebook | Instagram

Robots, robots everywhere - near the payment counters, on their cups, and their walls!

Robots, robots everywhere – near the payment counters, on their cups, and their walls!

Free The Robot – cafe by day, turns into bar Bitters & Love by night! It’s actually sectioned out, so the cafe is one half of the restaurant and the bar is the other half. Free The Robot (FTR) seats around 25 – 30pax inside comfortably, and business seemed to be pretty good and brisk during lunch hour. With the boarded up facade (the entrance is really just a small door), this place makes for a good hideout place from the maddening lunch crowd around the area!

The draw of this place isn’t just Bailey’s though – FTR, though small, is actually full of photo opportunities for your Instagram feed or Facebook albums – from the drawings on the boarded front entrance, to the concrete walls inside the cafe, the wooden tables… the only tough thing to do was to find that prized seat in front of your favorite part of the wall mural!

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The menu's rather reasonable, at $5 for a sandwich to $14 for a big breakfast! And where else can you find a wagyu burger for just $12? *licks lips*

The menu’s rather reasonable, at $5 for a sandwich to $14 for a big breakfast! And where else can you find a wagyu burger for just $12? *licks lips*

You order & pay at the counter, then grab a seat with a wooden cup bearing your table tag!

You order & pay at the counter, then grab a seat with a wooden cup bearing your table tag!

Baileys: "Where's my mummy?" Baileys even has an Instagram account of his own, at @whereisbaileys!

Baileys: “Where’s my mummy?”
Baileys even has an Instagram account of his own, at @whereisbaileys!

Cold Pressed Juices! I love ginger almost anything. Apple Ginger was a great wake-up juice! Love that the balance was just right - not too much ginger, but enough to provide a certain kick.

Cold Pressed Juices! I love ginger almost anything. Apple Ginger was a great wake-up juice! Love that the balance was just right – not too much ginger, but enough to provide a certain kick.

Avocado Sandwich!

Avocado Sandwich!

Truffled Fries (sides)

Truffled Fries (sides)

FREE THE ROBOT BURGER - Homemade Beef Burger, with sunny-side egg, pickles, tomato, melted cheese and bacon - all for just $12!

FREE THE ROBOT BURGER – Homemade Beef Burger, with sunny-side egg, pickles, tomato, melted cheese and bacon – all for just $12! I loved this – I don’t usually like tomato, but it complimented the burger so well! And I’LL TAKE ANYTHING THAT COMES WITH AN OOZING EGG YOLK. P.S – You can specify how well you want your burger to be done!

Recommended: Pan-seared Shoulder Beef Tenders Salad with Sous-vide Egg (Additional $3, but YUMS!) and Avocado (another additional $3!)

Recommended: Pan-seared Shoulder Beef Tenders Salad with Sous-vide Egg (Additional $3, but YUMS!) and Avocado (another additional $3!) P.S. If you find the beef too raw for you, you can specify how well done you want it to be too! But this was perfect for me – and I love the raisins!

Dine in, or to-go... your choice!

Dine in, or to-go… your choice!

FTR serves coffee as well!

FTR serves coffee as well!

Baileys stole the hearts of everyone at the cafe! But he's only there on Thursdays mostly. Nawwwww!

Baileys stole the hearts of everyone at the cafe! But he’s only there on Thursdays mostly. Nawwwww!

Thank you Reenie for checking out this place with me! It was a rainy Thursday well spent ; )

Thank you Reenie for checking out this place with me! It was a rainy Thursday well spent ; )

Bitters & Love's entrance is actually at the back alley - and you can identify it with a drawing of Baileys by the entrance!

Bitters & Love’s entrance is actually at the back door of FTR – and you can identify it with a drawing of Baileys by the door!

Thursday afternoon with @reeniepoh & @whereisbaileys at @free.the.robot (which becomes @bittersandlove bar at night)! Beef burger for $12 where to find?!? Wearing the #LoveBonito romper you’ll be seeing me in very often! #lbootd #evonnzootd

A photo posted by Evonne Ng ★ 琳 (@evonnz) on

Amazingly well stocked bar!

Homemade Umeshu on Tap!

Homemade Umeshu on Tap!

I am really curious about how Siam Diu tastes like hahahahaha

I am really curious about how Siam Diu tastes like hahahahaha

Wall art at the entrance of FTR, obviously for a fun photo taking opportunity! That's my Gin Tonic, which was huggeeeeee. Thank you Ernest!

Wall art at the entrance of FTR, obviously for a fun photo taking opportunity! That’s my Gin Tonic, which was huggeeeeee. Thank you Ernest!

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Baileys: “Won’t you pop by soon?” ; D

Photos taken with the Olympus OMD EM-5 MKII + 12-40mm f/2.8 lens.

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