Group Therapy

This cafe, tucked away upstairs in a stretch of old shophouses in the Duxton area, is no stranger to most.

(Clock-wise from top-left) The discreet little 招牌 below the fire-red letter box /
cute Times Square style sign along the stairway / spaces / table-tops

Can’t help by feel that it says “hipster cafe”, every angle you turn. Which is a good thing I suppose! I liked the chill feel, right in the heart of old town Singapore, or at the edge of the CBD, depending on how you look at it.

Love the clock

The main dining area is not large, but the high ceiling somewhat compensates. The place is famous for filling up fast, and they don’t take reservations for weekday lunches at least, so get yourself there early, especially if you’re in a big group. 

Friendly owners and staff, an interesting albeit slightly pricey menu of food and drink. But the quality is commensurate, and we all know how expensive F&B rent can be.

My friends and I enjoyed the dishes we ordered above. My ham and cheese sandwich in particular, was a very delicious rendition of this simple staple.

Quaint decor – lots to look at.
Little things that add to the ambience of a cafe.

Once, I stopped by just for coffee and to read a book. Ahhh… The sitting room area is quite conducive for alone-times!

Also, there is just something about old shop-houses that makes you want to spend time there, cling onto every tile, and let the history of the place (renovated or otherwise) seep into your soul, as if it helps to marginally negate the overwhelming effect of horrific condo construction everywhere.

Spartan yet not so

I guess Group Therapy epitomises the hipster cafe in many ways. Must say a distinctive feature that sets it apart from the rest, is its spacious ‘sitting room’, in a country where every square foot of real estate is just costly, costly, costly.

This is just one nook of the spacious ante-chamber to the main dining room. It makes for a great waiting area where you can relax whilst waiting for a table, or where friends chat over drinks (I observed a large group of university kids peeps doing just that).

Ok, who wants to lunch with me there next? 🙂

  1 comment for “Group Therapy

  1. May 2, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I want!!! 😛

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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