The Glasshouse @ CHIJMES – Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar in a Glass Container

Visitors to the historic CHIJMES would have noticed a new addition in the vicinity – a compact glass container tucked away from the array of restaurants and bars.

The Glasshouse – not to be confused with the Fish and Co. outlet which closed last year – prides itself on serving specialty coffee and artisanal sourdough toasts. With light spilling in every corner, and the therapeutic aroma of coffee wafting through every now and then as a new cuppa was being brewed, it’s not hard to see why this cafe is on its way to becoming one of the must visit spots in town.

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If you’re a regular and on the lookout for variety, good news. The Glasshouse serves beans from different roasters on a rotational basis. For non-coffee drinkers, you can take your pick from a range of teas and chocolate beverages.

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Food wise, The Glasshouse keeps it simple – unsurprisingly given the incredibly compact nature of the cafe. Artisanal sourdough toasts are paired with savoury toppings like smoked salmon, avocado, and banana and butter.

The Classic Salmon ($8), which pairs two slices of smoked salmon with herbed cream cheese, zucchini, radish and dill, is a must try. Definitely appreciated how the freshness of the zucchini and radish cut through the saltiness of the smoked salmon.

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For the Avocado and Dukkah ($7), the cafe had already run out of dukkah spice by the time I made up my mind about ordering a second slice of toast, so I just rolled with it. I imagine it would have lent the avocado slices a much needed kick! Shall head back to try it again sometime, hopefully in its intended rendition.

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With WiFi and powerpoint outlets, it’s not difficult to see why remote workers would take a fancy to The Glasshouse. It’s even shown up more than a couple of times on the Instagram Stories of a friend who works in the area.

Ironically, though, the place filled with so many customers who had to resort to standing around to enjoy their coffee when I visited – so much so that I ended up leaving right after finishing my meal to make way for the newcomers. Hopefully the crowd winds down a little in the coming months and patrons can enjoy a quiet, leisurely afternoon with a book in hand!

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Address: CHIJMES 01-K11
Nearest MRT: City Hall
Contact: 
Opening Hours:
7.30am – 5pm (Monday to Friday)
8.30am – 6pm (Saturday and Sunday)

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