New café Chu and Co is made for those who ever wondered what it’s like to brunch and chill in a Kampong. Foodies on instagram have been buzzing about the vibes at this place.
The stripped-down and laidback space is perfect for chill afternoons with the squad in a back alley. Befitting of the rustic vibes, it’s located at a Lichfield Road near the far-flung Serangoon Garden area.
It’s hard to miss, with a mix of vibrantly coloured and rustic wooden furniture just strewn outside in the back alley. The shop itself looks time-worned, with exposed concrete and old school tiles plastered all over.
Out of all the fittings though, the most eye-catching one is Chu and Co’s adorable mascot Bailey who looks so fluffy I’m gonna die.
Chu and Co operates as a bakery and café in the day, then transforms into a gelato lab at night. The bakery serves up quite a wide array of bakes, with an old-school display case full of goodies that range from sourdough to hearty toasts.
Bread lovers would enjoy the affordable and interesting varieties such as the Sourdough Milk Toast (S$8) and Sourdough Brioche (S$10).
Of course, a café trip isn’t complete without coffee. Chu & Co offers affordable coffee options like Lattes (S$5) and Flat Whites (S$5) for a nice dose of afternoon caffeine.
If you’re in the mood for brunch fare, Chu & Co also offers toasts such as the Avocado Tartine (S$12) and Eggy Mayo (S$7).
For heartier options, there’s the Salmon Rillette Brioche Bun (S$7.50). It would fill you up with its combo of silky salmon and fluffy brioche.
For those with sweet tooths, the pastry options at Chu & Co are also quite varied. If you fancy something buttery, a Red date Scone (S$5) might feed your cravings. Otherwise, a slice of Lemon Cake (S$5.50/slice, S$39/loaf) can scratch the itch.
Chu & Co just oozes rustic vibes and slightly throwsback to the atmosphere at Kampong Lorong Buangkok, the last Kampong in Singapore.
Truly a rare find nowadays, in the modernised concrete jungle that is Singapore.
Chu and Co
📍 15 Lichfield Rd, Singapore 556835
🗓️ 8:30am–4:30pm (Thurs–Tues)
The guy who will go on a 30 minute monologue about artisan coffee when you ask if they want Starbucks.