Loft in Paradise
Story by Ros Atrisya
Photos by The Loft Cafe & Ros Atrisya
If you’re looking for a quiet place to watch the world pass you by, one where you can lounge and spend long hours in, The Loft Cafe is definitely the place to be. Located in the heart of Chinatown, this quaint little cafe was launched in 2012. The Loft Cafe is housed on the second floor of a modernised shop-house which was started by its founder, Timothy Wong.
“I’ve always wanted to create a second living place for all my customers because eventually, most of our customers become friends and that’s a very nice feeling,” says Timothy.
When asked about his idea of an ideal comfy cafe, he says that it would be a place that one would always want to hang out at; almost like your second home. “We do have customers who visit us on a daily basis, just for a cup of coffee or simply just to take time off,” he adds.
This quaint little cafe has a very simple set-up, with comfy sofas, warm and light-filled It is coupled with a series of white tables and chairs, which complements their cosy and homely concept perfectly. They even provide a variety of reading materials for their customers to browse through.
Timothy sees the cafe as a place for friends and families to chill at, together with a good cup of coffee and good food to warm their bellies on a lazy afternoon.
The Loft Cafe focuses on making comfort food for their cafe hoppers. They also ensure that they uphold the quality of their dishes by having their kitchen team prepare the ingredients from scratch. The best part of it all is that all of their desserts are made in-house!
For a small cafe, they have a pretty extensive menu with a great variety of options ranging from all-day breakfast platters, freshly made waffles and pancakes, flatbreads, salads and desserts. Some dishes you must try if you visit are the Loft Moo-Wich, Pancakes and Waffles. Their Summer Shibuya Berry Toast is also one of Singapore's best, having been featured on a renowned food and travel blog, Lady Ironchef. Apart from the food, they also serve a wide selection of beverages. From specialty grade coffee roasted by Dockyard Coffee to a gourmet tea selection from Comptoirs Richard.
The cafe is more than just a place for food and coffee. With their vast array of books, magazines and free wi-fi, it is definitely a go-to place for a study sesh or even just for a chill afternoon. Apart from that, it also adopted a WiQi wireless solution, which allows their customers to charge their phones via wireless charging.
The Loft Cafe is regarded as a cosy place to hang out at or if you just need a safe haven. Go ahead and grab a table overlooking the hustle and bustle of Chinatown and unwind over their signature Summer Berry Shibuya Toast. We promise you it is totally worth every single calorie!