One Sunday morning, I took a walk down Siglap Drive to visit Coast and Company. An assortment of three, it’s a cafe, a bicycle workshop and an experience store, under one roof.
This new cafe in the east is part of the Papa Palheta group, so cafe hoppers who have been to Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee (a feature on that cafe will come later) will quickly notice the similarities, down to the modern and clean interior design. Even the crew aprons are similar.
The cafe isn’t large, so there’s definitely going to be some wait during peak hours. Going there early would be wise, and also check with the staff if tables are already reserved.
You’re likely to spot cyclists in this little cafe, coming here for meals and coffee, with their bikes lined up neatly outside.
The layout of the venue isn’t as exciting as Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee – if you get a seat in the main area, you’ll catch the baristas at work or look into the street outside. Otherwise, one solitary table at the corner offers a view of the workshop and the retail space.
Don’t these cups look familiar?
Overall, I appreciate the minimalist touch and subtly uneven textures in this cafe. It’s a very laid-back environment.
Some tea cakes and muffins, to go with the drinks.
I met up with two good friends at the cafe and we shared two mains. The menu, created by Willin Low of Wild Rocket, is a blend of local and western flavours.
Coast Breakfast ($15). A decent comfort breakfast, but just typical eggs, toast and sausage. Serving size is less daunting than the Huat Breakfast at CCSH Coffee (although that one is a really deal if you have a big appetite).
Sour Cream Cheese Toast ($8). Thick and crispy toast topped with generous amounts of cream cheese. With an indulgent glaze of honey (and some honeycomb bits) all over, this is of course very sinful, but we didn’t care. Probably going to order it again next time.
The rest of the menu:
Beef Rendang Hotdog ($14) – Hotdog with pork sausage and beef rendang, served with chips.
Chapalang Salad ($15) – Mesclun salad with bak kwa, sakura ebi and goma dressing.
Almond Peanut Butter Toast ($7) – Brioche toast with Almond-peanut butter, honey and almonds flakes all over.
Green Curry Stew ($15) – Chicken drumstick, potatoes and carrot in green curry, served with a slice of baguette.
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A small retail space can be found towards the back of the cafe, selling some bags, T-shirts and of course, there are some bicycles on display.
The Coast Cycle Workshop at the back. The experience store can be found on the second floor (entrance at the front).
And just a few steps away: The restrooms… which obviously had some sort of concept.
While the cafe itself is a nice spot for photos, the lane just outside is also rather picturesque.
If you’re taking a bus to Siglap Drive, Service 32 (from Bedok) and 42 (from Kembangan) will stop nearby Siglap Drive. Or you can take a 15 minute stroll from Kembangan MRT. Walk until you see this bikes parked neatly and a store display for the coastliner. Then you’ll be at the right place.
Coast and Company
54 Siglap Drive
Closed on Mondays. Open from 10am on weekdays, 9am on weekends.
For more information refer to their Facebook page.