It's like 00's NYC all over again. Here in Singapore a cool cafe opens weekly. In an eyeblink, we've gotten The Pigeon Hole, Loysel's Toy, Sarnies, Orange Thimble, Drips, Smitten and undoubtedly a few others while I wrote this post. If you're an office-less worker like me the Pigeon Hole is remote-bot heaven. They have comfortable tables, coffee and free wifi. After 20 minutes of work and 40 minutes of net-surfing I dug into their signature chocolate bread-and-butter pudding. It's described on the menu as velvety creme brulee topped with chunks of fluffy buttery croissant and chocolate chips. I wonder, is that really a croissant on top or pieces of you tiao? The latter, I hope - that would be cooler.
I wouldn't guess they'll win awards for their coffee. It's pretty standard in my anointed opinion. I like a coffee that can punch me in the eye and leave me a bit stunned. Sarnies is that place. However, for vibe and comfort, Pigeon Hole fits the bill.
It's kinda artsy and designy, if you follow me. The first time I went there was a photo exhibition of cool people, the kind that probably would never talk to me. I mean, let's be honest, I don't really have much to say either so it would be an awkward silence.
To the girl with the tight boots in the hot climate, I would start the conversation with something like this: "Hi, which way is the library?" and it would crumble from there.
But I digress. I like this place. They were playing an old-school soundtrack that included Bjork, Morrissey with a dash of Radiohead. No complaints there. I've worked there a few times since then and always get the pudding, it's a perfect fifteen minute respite from work if you take your time.52/53 Duxton Road