Monday, May 20, 2013

The Reading Room

Mondays have become unofficially ‘cafe day’. Since it’s our only off day and with both the girls in school, we are free to explore the different cafes in Singapore. So far, we have been to a few in Tiong Bahru, Beach Road, Orchard, etc.

Last Monday, Kless recommended The Reading Room (TRR). It’s situated along Bukit Pasoh Road. The look from outside may not be too inviting, but once we entered the cafe, we were immediately greeted by the old deco in the place, especially old telephones.

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Hearsay from the staff, the boss of TRR especially like old phones but sadly, none of them are usable.


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If are like to read a book while enjoying your afternoon tea or coffee, this is the perfect place to just pick up a book of the shelves and you will be lost in time for hours. Or pick up one of those card games / board games, you and your friends will easily have a wonderful time.


What about a game of chess on a mini board? Ask my wife and she will vouch that I am totally in love with such wooden stuff.


Interesting decos found in every little corner.





My usual cup of latte. Even the accompanying cookie is the old-fashioned ‘flower biscuit’.


Look what I found hidden in a corner? Walkman! If you have never seen one before, you are definitely not my era.


Or one of these? I’m not sure what is the actual name but it’s those film thing where you can insert a round film and toggle the switch besides to change your view.



Some of the books are for sale if you found something interesting.


If not, you can just be like us, bring a book and settle into one of the comfortable armchairs or sofas.

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Or if you are feeling stress, they have a special wall for you. Directions for use provided.


It’s a happy cafe and I can foresee myself going back more often.


The Reading Room
19 Bukit Pasoh Road, S(089833)
Tel: 6220 9019
Opens daily from 11am to 2am

They are also available for corporate events, private parties, film/photography shoots, art exhibitions, book signings, etc..

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