The Social Space – Beautiful Cafe With Bali Vibes, And Socially-Conscious Retail Store At Kreta Ayer
A “socially-conscious multi-concept lifestyle store”, The Social Space has taken over the corner unit left behind by Les Délices at Blk 333 Kreta Ayer.
This is a gorgeous and elegantly done up café with Bali vibes (I would say), which also features several social enterprises under one roof.
(On another note, the wall mural was indeed painted by an artist from Bali.)
There are ethical products and fashion items, a refill station (for soaps and cleaning products), and a soon-to-be-launched The Nail Social.
The Nail Social is known to offer vocational training programme for underprivileged women, and uses only non-toxic and cruelty-free products.
Perhaps sustainable living and social enterprise are terms that are still foreign to many of us, but great that people are taking those baby steps.
Other than tea from artisanal tea producers Amba Estate, there is a small selection of Cold Brew Coffee supplied by 1℃ which is developed by “Elderpreneurs” Richard and Bee Yan.
The food menu is currently limited as it is still opening days, with offerings of Open-Face Toasts and Smoothie Bowls.
The toast varieties ($7 onwards for single portions) includes Toasted Banana with Peanut Butter, Avo with Egg, Roasted Mushrooms and Crème Fraiche, Macerated Strawberries and Cream Cheese, along with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese.
The Roasted Mushrooms and Crème Fraiche ($8) was a straight-forwarded combination of earthy roasted mushrooms and melted cheese over sour-toast toast.
Quite delightful actually, though the portion would most likely be suitable for those watchful of their diet.
The smoothie bowl of Matchanana was a pleasant surprise, with lovely smooth texture. The taste of bananas came up very strongly, with hints of coconut milk and hint. The matcha though, could have taken on an overly secondary role.
Another thing that caught my attention was the cups the coffee is served in.
These are done by Center Pottery, a Singapore-based social enterprise that works closely with people with special needs and use pottery to promote mental health and well-being.
All the cups and saucers made by the beneficiaries, are also available for purchase.
A beautiful space, with beautiful hearts.
The Social Space
333 Kreta Ayer Road #01-14, Singapore 080333
Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Mon, Wed – Sat), 9am – 6pm (Sun), Closed Tues
April 20, 2019