The buzz: Vintage furniture and homemade bagels? Former neighbors Hwee Min and Meg seem to have got the hybrid café concept down pat.

The vibe: The minute you step into this one, you know that it’s not your run-of-the-mill furniture store. The atmosphere is refreshingly laidback and the owners have granted a touch of whimsy to the place with chairs propped on the walls, low lighting and raw cement flooring.

The goods: No doubt, the main stars are the 50s-style dining chairs ($180-590), as well as stools upholstered in colorful, quirky fabric. Study tables, short cabinets and marvelous-looking shelves offer a pleasant blast from the past. The café’s sinful treats like strawberries and whipped cream ($8.80-9.80) and bagels ($5.50) present a separate indulgent experience altogether.

Why you’ll be back: If pre-loved items intrigue you, you’ll want to spend some time here. Best to come on the weekends because we all know how congested (human) traffic can get at Tanjong Pagar during office hours.

Venue Details
Address: Restore, 124 Tanjong Pagar Rd., Singapore, 088533 Singapore
Phone: 6222-3510
Area: Tanjong Pagar
Open since: March, 2011
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 11am-7pm; Fri 11am-8pm; Sat noon-8pm; Sun noon-5pm
Nearest trainTelok Ayer
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