Out & About: Coast and Company

A collaboration between Papa Palheta and cycle workshop retail, Coast Cycles, Coast and Company is unlike other hipster cafes that have mushroomed over the past year.

The space is divided into two, where about 70 per cent is a cafe and the rest is a bicycle workshop/retail store. So, if you're an avid cyclist and need a place to chill while you wait for your wheels to get serviced, this is one place that you must check out. You can also purchase a custom bike while you're at it. But be warned, prices start from $2,800 for a locally-designed, Taiwan-made Coastliner. 

The place has a great minimalism vibe and it also benefits from natural sunlight. Basically, taking photos in Coast and Company is like being in a real life VSCOcam filter (S3, if any of you guys are wondering. heh). Playlists vacillate between Arctic Monkeys and Bloc Party indie rock, to moodier tunes in the blues rock and deep jazz genres. Best part? There's an alley right beside the space where you can take instagram worthy #OOTD shots. 

The Asian-inspired main dishes are not too bad. Nothing particularly inspiring but we did like the Green Curry Stew ($15).  However, the snacks and cakes are quite noteworthy and lovely. Our favourite has got to be the Almond Peanut Butter Toast ($7). The peanut butter is handmade and then, for that extra crunch, almonds are sprinkled on top of the toast.  

Coast and Company is located at 54 Siglap Dr