The very idea of having a hair saloon and a café together seems crazy. You must thinking what I am thinking – What happens if there is extra ‘ingredients’ in my pasta?
Owner CK assured me that the hygiene standards are in place, and the hair cutting area is a distant away. Plus, having such combinations is a common sense in other countries. So bored boyfriends can surf and have their tea while their girlfriends have a makeover on the other side.
This used to be a huge CD shop, which has given way to a very homely place merging hair services and food temptations.
You may have seen Hairloom and Caramel in some fashion or entertainment magazines. It’s a colourful area of mismatched furniture which blended well together. The décor comprising of kopi tiam tables, upholstered chairs, hand-decorated walls and transformed sofas given new covers, is cutesy, whimsical and quirky.
The owners, huge fans of Japanese food, spun up some West-meets-Jap menus with the likes of Soy Sauce Chicken Breast Salad in Plum Sauce Dressing, Unagi Sandwich with Crispy Seaweed and Japanese Mayo, Bacon Sandwich with Sliced Cheese and Japanese Mayo, and Chicken Spaghetti in Goma Sauce. Customers found the new take and experimentation hugely refreshing.
The major selling point is the Cupcakes – always different and delightfully pretty. Custom-make yours for some occasions like birthday parties and weddings. You may have special flavour requests like their sinfully good Apple Crumble Cupcake, shhh…. Don’t say I told you.
So Zar Pa Lang, It’s definitely one of Singapore’s most stylistic café.
Hairloom and Caramel Cafe, 100 Beach Road #01-50/52 Shaw Towers Tel:+65 6295 2188
Opening Hours: Mon–Thu: 12pm – 8pm; Fri–Sat: 12pm – 10pm (Closed on Sun & PH)