Hidden Gems along Telok Ayer Street
Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012
Everyone talks about the dull business district, but nobody’s told us how good the CBD folk really have it.
With gourmet coffee, affordable breakfast sets (that start as early as 730am), and multi-label boutique shopping, we are 100% jealous of you lucky people in the Telok Ayer area!
Here’s our guide to navigating this charming street:
Telok Ayer’s secret foodie weapon. Mean coffee, delish sandwiches, and gobsmackin’ affordable breakfasts every weekday from 730-11am. With quality produce from grass-fed beef, hormone and antibiotic-free chicken, and bacon that’s cured in-house – this cozy joint is a must-try!
136 Telor Ayer St, Singapore 068601, p. 6224 6091, Mon-Tue 730am-5pm, Wed-Fri 730am-11pm
What do office workers do on their coffee break? They duck into swanky boutiques for quickies. Once just a top online retail store, Doorstep Luxury has expanded offline… and into Telok Ayer. Find handpicked brands from around the world like Kara Ross (NYC), Temperley London, Oscar de la Renta, and Cambridge Satchel Company.
127A Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068596, p. 6896 1661, Mon-Fri 11am-6pm
Who doesn’t need chocolate in their lives? Satisfy your dessert craving with divine handmade French chocolate. Choose from decadent chocolate truffles, chocolate cake, or an indulgent chocolate tart (our pick!). Salivating yet?
179A Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068637, p. 9088 2736, Mon-Fri 12-7pm, Sat 12-4pm
You’d be forgiven for thinking this place is a junkyard. But true vintage and antique hunters know that good things come to those who scour – and with the A+ service from sweet owner, Juzer Saifee (who miraculously knows where everything is), you might just come away with a one-of-a-kind coversation piece for your home.
128 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068597, p. 9662 4461
We’ve already talked about their coffee, but if you drop by The Muffinry without picking up these star products, we’ll just come right out to say it – it’s sheer blasphemy! Flavours include Apple Blueberry Crumble, Green Eggs & Ham (yes, really), and Spiced Carrot, but our absolute favourite? Banana Walnut and Chocolate Chips. Moist, not too sweet, and perfectly melty chocolate surprises – be sure to eat warm.
112 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068581, p. 6509 6462, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Don’t call it hipster before letting SPR MRKT prove its chops. This casual gourmet dining (we know, it’s hard to wrap your head around) not only serves up some good lunchtime nosh, it also has takeaway snacks and a retail corner of lifestyle products. Another bonus: they serve special Saturday brunch! Great incentive for the poor souls stuck in the office on a weekend.
2 Mccallum Street, Singapore 069043, p. 6221 2105, Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm
Image: SPR MRKT