Strolling down Yong Siak Street with my little family on a Saturday. I chanced upon this shopfront with a row of vintage looking bicycles (in mint colour!) and a swing. So like being hynotised, I walked straight to the shop and fell in love with the space planning at Plain Vanilla Bakery. Before I know it, I had a cuppa of chai latte in my hands and people watching. Kai Le was so engrossed playing the train set and rocking horse available at the bakery. What attracts me most is the centralised alignment of the shop. The long deep shop space is being divided into two spaces, one outdoor seating and the other air-conditioned with its hardworking kitchen and ordering counter. There is also a wall of display shelving that houses gourmet goodies and tableware for sale! I realised nowadays more cafes are having communal seating (maybe to encourage Singaporeans to open up more, keeping our kampong spirits). Plain Vanilla is having a series of gatherings on weekends at 4pm from June 8 to July 21. For more details, click here.
//Photographer Guo Jie of Beton Brut. Design by Outofstock.//