Bugis in Kampong Glam is already known as one of Singapore’s best districts for a hangout, to grab a coffee and take in some art or music. On a quiet corner along Jalan Pinang, Artistry is combining all of the above in a warm, inviting creative space with Singapore’s best coffee (from Liberty Coffee), walls hung with works by established and emerging artists, and regular live music and open mic nights. Even the excellent food is served on handmade pottery!
The creative community in Singapore’s Kampong Glam is growing faster than ever, and there’s a new addition to this explosive scene. Artistry is tucked away in the Bugis area, renowned for its rich heritage and up-and-coming status as one of Singapore’s creative hubs. Behind Artistry’s unassuming, converted shopfront down Jalan Pinang is an open, light-filled space scented with the aroma of locally roasted Liberty Coffee. Then there are the walls, adorned with stunning works of art by domestic and international artists. Clearly, Artistry is many things – a cafe, an exhibition space and, on your way over to the professional baristas busily brewing up the good oil for the locals, you may even be regaled by live music performed by up-and-coming or established musicians.
Clearly, Artistry is a prime example of the hybrid hangout/cafe and exhibition/performance spaces that are coming to define creative communities around the world. And the connection between the exhibition side of things and good food and coffee is not simply coincidental. For instance, Artistry’s lovingly crafted food and desserts, such as the red velvet cake, crab burger, and southern fried chicken (in Singapore!) are served on handmade pottery. There’s no doubt that this Bugis gem along Jalan Pinang is set to become another cornerstone in the new creative Singapore.
Artistry is the best cafe I have ever been too. It is so awesome. You can’t go wrong here.
It’s good and it’s such a pity for good Cafe to close down.
one of the go-to brunch places! great food as always :)