Singapore February 2015 Part 1 - Chye Seng Huat Hardware
In an alternate universe where I’m a million times more selfish than I already am, I’ll probably skip sharing about this place for the sake of hipster-ity (is there such a word). I’ll be like, NO ONE MUST KNOW THIS. IT IS MINE AND MINE ALONE! *bratty rage*
But we’re not living in that universe, and everyone knows I’m 110% always open to sharing new things to my readers. And one of my latest cafe discoveries in Singapore is Chye Seng Huat Hardware. My boyfriend, being the coffee snob (haha, half-kidding) that he is, often tells me to check it out every time I’m in Singapore. Unfortunately, I’ve never stayed in a hotel in this area, moreso explore the vicinity of Lavender Station. Orchard has always been my comfort zone, so I almost never go anywhere else when I’m there.
Coincidentally, the JRunway team responsible for flying me in Singapore last February, booked me at a hotel which is only about a minute away from the cafe.
So I went everyday. NO REGRETS.
My 3 first words since I was born. (Shokugeki no Souma reference, hello)
The facade of the cafe before opening. Really unimaginable that there’s a cafe here if you didn’t know anything about it beforehand.
Had an iced latte first thing in the morning on my last day. Still dreaming about it until now.
Mine’s and my brother’s. Perfect on a warm Singapore day.
Before heading back to the hotel to get my luggage in time for my flight, I managed to walk in on David shooting for his blog! So I tagged along for like 5 minutes…
…and got another latte. WHAT IS THIS ADDICTION
I whale eat baristas!
The interiors of the cafe.
I wish I had this whole island at home. With award-winning baristas, okay?
Another day, another visit to CSHH. Had to take this OOTD shot of my brother because he was so happy with his Gentleman’s Choice leather NBs. How come these things never come in women’s sizes…
I think my brother got to try some of their food. Ugh, I’ll try the strawberry cream cheese next time.
Right-o. My family’s addiction to coffee most likely started with mom’s morning habits.
Just when you thought they can’t go any hipster.
Hot lattes against their awesome-looking tables. Yes, I’m even gushing about their tables.
My brother got another drink. Someone can’t get enough of this place.
It’s a hardware life.
Colors I’d love to have in my future home.
Where my brother and I splurged on different kinds of coffee beans. It’s right beside the cafe!
They also sold coffee equipment and coffee books.
On the second floor…
…is another store! Sadly, it was still closed at 9AM. The goodies inside reminded me a lot of the stores in Haji Lane.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware is at 160 Tyrwhitt Road, a 15 minute walk from Lavender Station. Hopefully I can get to visit again next week, when my whole family visits my brother (who’s been staying in Singapore since October last year)!
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