I love Telok Ayer for its many shophouses and coffee shops. It has a rustic feel to it (though it’s obviously re-made and cleaned up). Even better, Telok Ayer is just a short walk from my office. I enjoy going to lunch here (Gayatri Indian restaurant, Korean restaurants, Urban Bites Mediterranean food).
My dragon boat teammmate introduced me to My Awesome Cafe which sits right next to his office in Telok Ayer.