Both a cafe and art gallery rolled into one, this homely cafe tucked in one of the lanes amongst the Kampong Glam heritage area serves up Liberty Coffee and artisanal desserts and provides a space for the art practitioners and the creative ones.
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Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Artistry is a cafe which hosts local musicians and art exhibitions along Jalan Riang. After reading great reviews on Artistry online, I decided to make a trip down to try it out. Artistry is about a 5 minute walk away from Bugis MRT.
It was pretty quiet on a weekday afternoon, my friend and I had the whole cafe to ourselves. Due to the ever-changing menu Artistry has, what we ordered is no longer available at the moment. However, the pastas we ordered were well seasoned with the right amounts of flavor. The coffee and tiramisu there is delightful too. There are tea selections and crafted beers for you to choose from, if you’re not a fan of coffee.
Overall, Artistry is a great place with great food, coffee and ambience. It would be nice if they served cocktails too!
The concept is refreshing, and so, so bourgeois. Really, an art gallery and cafe rolled into one. Being a professed lover of art and having a proclivity for sipping on coffee all day errday, I decided to visit this cafe for my two great loves.
This cafe certainly did not disappoint. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in a culturally rich area, the location certainly matched the overall vibe. The decor is, obviously, artistic, and the coffee is not half bad, befitting of the 3rd wave.
The cafe was quiet on the weekday that I went, and I assume it to be some kind of a hidden gem, although I could be wrong about this. In any case, prices are not too steep for the package it offers, and definitely worth a visit.
My friends and I were excited to go here after reading all the amazing reviews, but when we reached we were disappointed. While the decorative ambience was nice, with various artworks displayed around the place, it was too cramped and crowded for my liking.
It was also a very confusing process to place our order. Besides seeing the main courses on the signboard outside, there was no sign of what was available. Only upon going to the counter were we informed that they only had two portions of fries left, and that everything else was unavailable.
Considering that we went at 2pm, I don't think it was unreasonable to assume they were still serving lunch. I feel it would be better if they upload news that they're running out of stock on their Facebook page at least, so as to prevent people from making a wasted trip down.
Hidden amongst one of the lanes around the Kampong Glam area, the place though small, was well furnished with a stage at one corner and a long table running along the middle of the shop space. The walls were hung with artworks which could be purchased.
Their menu wasn't very extensive, to my disappointment, with only a yogurt with muesli under the 'all day breakfast' category. (what a bummer). Then the menu consists of the usual pastas, sandwiches and caffeine.
Do give their paninis a shot! Toasted to a crisp, the ciabatta bread encases melted cheese and hot mayo along with the meat. (We had turkey with mango chutney) Their duck confit pasta is also recommended, although a tad oily in my opinion.