Rediscover old school kampong vibes at new café Chu and Co

by Evan Mua
chu and co cafe review

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.

Photo: @yongweikai/instagram

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.

Photo: @cassakating/instagram

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.

chu and co avocado tartine
Photo: @cweizhi/instagram

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).

chu and co salmon rilette

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.

Photo: @crazeforlesswaste/instagram

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)

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