A cafe within a boutique? Now that’s retail therapy…
Reluctantly said yes to spending a day with an over-enthusiastic shopaholic or worked out an appetite after a gruelling day of GSS shopping? Fret not as we’ve got you covered. From fusion fare at a museum shop to artisanal toasts, a lifestyle boutique and manicures at a social enterprise, these brands are working together to bring a fresh and innovative experience to the table.
Have a look at our top multi-concept shop-and-dine boutiques – plus a bonus boutique film theatre – and maybe you’ll be persuaded to add a couple more hours to your shopping spree…
Hearty burgers and amazing coffee creations in a chill location with an unpretentious vibe – if this doesn’t compel you to make a reservation at Working Title, we don’t know what will. Presented by The Black Hole Group, the cafe (pictured top) also sells quirkily printed shirts and the famous Black Hole Coffee Blend that is served at the cafe. Do not leave without trying the Perfect Baconator burger and Dirty Bandung latte.
Working Title, 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745, p. 6291 4529
The Social Space
Equipped with a cafe, lifestyle store and nail salon, there are loads to do at this socially conscious lifestyle boutique. Home to a curated list of social enterprises – tea bar, cafe, florist, refillery and nail salon included – the Social Space is quite a gem. After losing yourself between the handcrafted jewellery by Boheme Style Nomads, beautiful terrariums from Fayy Terrariums & Gifts and handwoven batik clutches by Frankitas, fill your tummies with delish smoothie bowls topped with fresh fruit from the nearby market or an aromatic cup of chamomile lavender tea latte.
The Social Space, #01-14, 333 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 080333
Gallery & Co.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a cultural experience at Gallery & Co. Possessing a global perspective with a distinct Asian slant, this museum shop provides a unique platform spanning art, design, culture, dining and retail, to inspire curiosity and a sense of discovery. And it’s also one of our fave boutiques here at Honeycombers. Browse through designer collectables and prints, homewares, fashion, and cool children’s products, or hop over to the cafe for fusion fare like otah tacos, ginger soy salmon and beef bulgogi tacos.
Gallery & Co., #01-17, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, p. 6385 6683
Our Second Nature
This cafe-boutique hybrid scores top marks for aesthetics, ambience and a subtle aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Focusing on comfortable everyday wears, Our Second Nature’s collection comprises a splash of mustard, red, navy and purple palettes together with a distinct original print from a London-based designer. The menu at the cafe is as minimal as the decor but sufficient for a quick pick-me-up. What we absolutely adore is the fact that almost everything – right down to the ceramic coffee mugs – is locally created.
Our Second Nature, #01-66, 43 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278115
Step inside Brunches and encounter a dining experience unlike any other. This eclectically designed cafe features unique vintage collectables sourced from all around the globe. Notice something you like that has a price tag attached to it? Go ahead and make a purchase. The large menu offers a variety of dishes like mains, all-day breakfast, nibbles, high tea with freshly baked bread, and dessert.
Brunches Cafe, 96 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218381, p. 8685 8488
In Good Company
This is undoubtedly one of our favourite local collaborations. Located at Ion Orchard, In Good Company (IGC) and Plain Vanilla Bakery come together to bring us the best of both worlds – shopping and dining of course – in a modern setting. You can even turn it into a family affair as IGC also carries a kid’s and menswear line. Treat yourselves to aromatic organic coffee and tea, fresh salads, savoury tarts, deli-style sandwiches and signature cupcakes from Plain Vanilla.
In Good Company, #B1-06, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6358 2018
With over 50 local and international brands in store, it’s safe to say that Kapok is a hub for independent labels. After discovering the new rules of cool from the likes of A.P.C, Commune De Paris, Saint James and Paraboot, hop on over to Café Kapok for speciality coffee or a hearty bowl of Truffle Yakiniku from Tanuki Raw.
Kapok, #01-05, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969, p. 9060 9107
If your idea of a good time tends towards coffee, the beach and quality goods, this is the right place for you. Relax, unwind and refuel at Monument Lifestyle, a concept space that highlights men’s casual and beachwear as well as accessories and grooming essentials from sought-after brands like S’well. Imperial, Happy Socks and P.F Candle Co. The café at the back serves Four Barrel Coffee, Samovar Tea and Chai, artisanal toasts, croissants and scrumptious sandwiches.
Monument Lifestyle, 75 Duxton Road, Singapore 089534, p. 63048077
The Screening Room
No, there’s no shopping here but The Screening Room at 12 Ann Siang entices with a boutique film theatre accompanied with delectable signature cocktails and bar bites. After Hours, The Shawshank Redemption, Eddie The Eagle, Hidden Figures and Good Will Hunting are just some of the amazing flicks that have been screened here. That’s not all: The Screening Room will also hold live screenings of The World Cup football matches, so add this to your hit list to mix up your sports bar sessions…
12 Ann Siang, 12 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069692, p. 6221 1694
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