The concept store is located at 45 Maxwell Road and it occupies a space of more than 980 sq ft on the ground floor.
There are several unique features of the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop. Firstly, it is the first bookshop here to offer only Singapore books. These are books written about Singapore, books written by Singaporean authors or books published by Singaporean publishers. The bookshop will not only stock books by Epigram, but those from other Singapore publishers, along with URA books and literature – in all, more than 400 titles will be stocked at any one time.
Another unique feature of the coffee bookshop is that one table will be allocated to an author or artist during opening hours. The author/artist can use the space to write or draw, share a drink with customers, or simply use it to gain inspiration. Visitors to the coffee bookshop can also get their books signed by these content creators.
For those seeking a brew (coffee brew, that is) with their books, the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop will serve the full range of speciality coffees by Huggs Coffee, ranging from espresso-based to Sumatra coffees (local-style coffee), along with convenient bites such as pastries, wraps, sandwiches, cakes and sweets, and wholesome lunch sets.
The design of the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop also differs from other book cafes. Facing the coffee counter, for example, is an 11m-long bookshelf that isn’t merely a display area for books, but also lends itself well for Instaworthy moments.
With its location near Maxwell Food Centre and Ann Siang Hill, the Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop makes it an ideal place to be a one-stop shop for readers interested in picking up Singaporean literature, or tourists who want to pick up a memento of Singapore, or those who simply want a good mug of kopi and a good read.
Read local, drink local – it’s time for everyone to hold Singapore in their hands.
The Lounge Bar, located on the second floor of the beautifully restored shophouse and tucked away on 76 Duxton Road, is curating Singapore’s finest Savoie inspired cocktails. With access to over 40 herbs flown directly from the stunning French Alps, The Lounge Bar is the Lion City’s first drinking establishment offering such a dedicated selection and bringing a little slice of the alps to Asia.
“It is a great privilege to showcase the work of artisans and small batch producers as their motives are different. There are some wonderful examples of generational heritage among the selection at The Lounge Bar. This makes for a great experience for our guests, especially when we share their story, their inspiration – it always adds a little extra magic to each cocktail! – Anant Tyagi, Owner The Lounge Bar
In a league of its own, The Lounge Bar cocktail program of herb-inspired concoctions is a delicious, if somewhat potent, ode to Chef Gillon’s hand-selected herbs.
Here's a couple of the bar's cocktail creations:
Sariette – Imagine an aromatic blast of rosemary, thyme the moment you pick up this Islay led cocktail. A generous dram of Smokehead whirled around with Montenegro, Branca Mentha, Campari, Carpano Antica formula and Angostura Bitters is sublime.
Hyssop – if you’re craving a slightly bitter pour, look no further. The carefully calculated formula of this minty herb with high tannins with infused rum, St Germaine liqueor, Peychaud Bitters, pillow soft egg-white, a dash of lime juice and simple syrup – simply addictive.
Agastache – this thoughtful creation is a complex mix of this licorice, almost star anise flavoured herb, with beautifully distilled pisco. Add the slightly smokey Pierde Almas Mezcal, Aperol, whisked egg white, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, sage syrup and you’ll reach new highs!
Visit the bar for more unique cocktails to try. In addition to the bar’s signature selection, the classics have been embraced and elevated to greater heights with the help of craft spirits.
The Lounge Bar is an intimate, elegant and warm den inviting guests to find their favourite spot and settle down with a luscious cocktail. Be it a girls night out, a romantic couples evening or whisky with the lads, the modern design suits all occasion and parties. Two chesterfield sofas have been placed for slightly larger groups while a handful of low tables is perfect for more private drinks. High stools at the bar gives guests direct view of mixologists muddling, blending and shaking away as the pour perfectly executed cocktails.
Hailing from Tokyo, 1 Michelin-starred ramen house, Hototogisu, has opened their 3rd third outlet at Paragon.
The new branch, Ha-Oh Hototogisu, boasts a spanking new distinct menu which has been developed by Master Chef Yamamoto, who has specially flown in from Japan and spent weeks in Singapore to prepare and curate new flavors for this outlet.
The stars of their new menu are their Crab Ramen and Iberico Shoyu Ramen which are both exclusively available only at their Paragon branch.
Hototogisu Ramen was founded in 2006 by Chef Yamamoto in Tkyo, Japan. His resolute and meticulous persistence to his craft has earned him numerous world-class accolades.
One-Ninety, the modern Asian brasserie at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, is now open after a botanical transformation. The new dining destination in town is poised to tease and please with its Asian twist on wholesome ProvenÃ§al cuisine.
The ambience of the restaurant is an extension of the heritage-botanical inspiration that very recentlytransformed the hotel’s rooms and suites. The same tropical influences now effortlessly infuses the menus that feature fresh, seasonal and daily-sourced produce.
“The light, natural colours and textures echo our lush surrounds while feature Peranakan tiles celebrate our unique heritage,” says Peter Draminksy, Regional Vice-President and General Manager. “The elevated all- day dining space pairs perfectly with One-Ninety’s exciting menu designed to introduce new and unique epicurean experiences that delight, furthering our mission to ensure superior dining, exceptional service and, of course, authentic Four Seasons charm.”
Newly minted Restaurant Chef Kamarl John leads the culinary brigade and was previously from Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square. Most recently he was with Adrift by Michelin by celebrity Chef David Myers, in Singapore. Having spent the last year in the city state and around Asia, Chef Kamarl is constantly fascinated by the vibrant food heritage of Asia and even more so with the Lion City. From the nation’s instrumental role as a key entrepÃ´t on the Spice Route in the 17th Century which naturally made it a melting- pot of culture and cuisine, even to this day.
Showcasing the culinary craftsmanship driving the cuisine at One-Ninety, every meal begins with Artisan Sourdough with Seaweed Butter. Sourced from artisanal mills in Hokkaido Japan, the flour is only produced upon each order. Ground by hand and blended to our specifications, each loaf is baked fresh daily in their very own ovens.
“My Philosophy when it comes to food is to use quality ingredients and let these shine by balancing them with clean fresh flavours. This creates an experience where the guest leaves happy and appreciative of natural,wholesome cuisine that excites and comforts all at once,” shares Chef Kamarl.
These are a few of their signature items on the menu:
Foie Gras Toast, Black Winter Truffle - A classic French combination with Creamy Foie Gras & fragrant Périgord Black Winter Truffles on lightly toasted Brioche.
Seasonal Seafood Tower - Featuring some of the finest quality seafood from Southeast Asia, Japan & North Atlantic Ocean in Europe. Highlights include Hokkaido Scallops, King Crab, Blue Fin Tuna and responsibly farmed Maine Lobster in Singapore. Served with their house-made sauces such as Calamansi Aioli & Young Ginger Vinaigrette, which are infused with some of Singapore’s mostrecognizable ingredients.
Blue Lobster with Yuzu Kosho Butter - Wild Blue Lobsters caught in the North Atlantic Ocean waters between England and France are pan roasted then served with homemade cultured Yuzu Kosho Butter which is poured table side.
Snapper Bouillabaisse, Spicy Daikon, Lemon Grass - This traditional Provençal fish of market-fresh roasted Red Snapper, Clams, Tiger Prawns and Bouchot Mussels in a broth of potatoes, garlic, ripe tomatoes and a bouquet of herbs and spices, is made extra special with spicy daikon and lemon grass.
Iberico Pork Presa, Star Anise, Pineapple Chutney, Celeriac Purée - The Presa is a specialized muscle within the shoulder that is tender and juicy. The marbling of fat that runs through the IberianPork has earned it a reputation as the “Wagyu of Pork” and its high concentration of healthy, oleic acids is balanced with sweet and sour pineapple chutney spiced with star anise, complemented further by celeriac purée.
Patrons / Guests can also look forward to One-Ninety's Semi-Buffet Lunch / Brunch.
An all-day dining venue situated at the crossroads of Telok Ayer district, 51 Soho lends itself perfectly as a space for both work and play. Their offerings evolve through the hours, and reflects their human-oriented approach.
In short, 51 Soho encompasses all that is needed in a day for work and play.
An airy light-filled space framed by alfresco-facing ceiling-high windows facing the hustle and bustle of 51 Soho's central downtown location; a stylish full-fledged coffee and cocktail bar full of character in both its form and beverages; thoughtful menus that progress to support hour-to-hour culinary requirements; and that modern-day essential, complimentary high-speed wifi – these are the foundation for the new heart of this vibrant neighbourhood.
51 Soho is designed to foster a social experience. The goal is that you feel that you’ve found the place and the people that you’ve always been searching for.
Natural materials such as brick and wood dominate the interiors vis-à-vis the walls, the bar and the furniture; black steel panels add an urban edge. Up-close observation reveals a delightful and highly Instagram-mable surprise: the patterns alternate between geometrical inspirations to charming cut-outs of birds, teapots and cups.
At 51 Soho, whether you need a quick lunch alone or to entertain a 10-person group of drinkers, the space and staff are quick to respond to your needs.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the hours in between: the menus of 51 Soho seamlessly meets the ever-changing culinary requirements you might have in a day.
Breakfast options are easy and delicious. The Breakfast Overnight Oats ($9.90) rich with berries and other seasonal fruits or a fresh-baked Croissant with Ham and Cheese and Scrambled Eggs ($10.90) satisfy a lighter appetite whilst those who believe in eating like an emperor in the mornings would be delighted with options like the Big Breakfast, ($14.90) a platter which includes sausage, hash browns, pan-fried tomatoes, sunny side-ups and an English muffin with marmalade.
Lunch at 51 Soho is a study in how to elevate the one-bowl meals. Fulfilling the community’s needs for speed, taste and wholesome nutrition, a vast plethora of carefully prepared options – protein and carbohydrate, toppings and add-ons – allow for creative customisation of the meal according to individual constitution and needs.
51 Soho’s dinner menu is a development of the motif tying the breakfast and lunch menus – the familiar is elevated with premium ingredients, thoughtful preparation, and a witty, tongue-in-cheek hat-tip to local culinary preferences.
The golden sunlight that gilds the custom-built bar running almost the entire length of the space brings out yet another fact of 51 Soho. Drinkers will find their attention especially commandeered by the cocktails.
A beautiful list of classics, with a twist, is available but it’s the five 51 Soho Specials that will linger in the memory. Original recipes one and all, the Specials are nonetheless rooted in meticulous research and development. Resounding especially strongly was the history of punch drinks and shooters (or shots) – their celebratory nature; the flexibility of the basic recipes; and the stories – apocryphal or not! – that surround them. In fact, both Difford’s and Vice notes that historically, punch was the drink of choice for high society.
The 51 Soho Specials are a contemporary materialisation of cross-cultural references. Chinese rice wine, plum wine and bamboo wine form the base of the Specials. These, each with its own centuries-old heritage and character, have long since been lost to the serious drinker.
Singapore's first and only French restaurant dedicated to serving authentic soufflés and casseroles is now open in the heart of Duxton Hill!
Celebrating French classics and boasting Parisian chic, Soufflé serves a delectable array of light, airy soufflés in both savoury and sweet varieties, including Comté Cheese Soufflé, as well as time-honoured classics such as the Grand Marnier et Orange Confites Soufflé. For a taste of regional French favourites, savour their range of traditional casseroles, such as the hearty Boeuf Bourguignon, Parmentier de Canard and Poulet Basquaise, fresh from the oven!
Enjoy a quiet moment of solitary bliss with one of their dishes, or order a variety for sharing amongst a group of loved ones. To accompany your meal, they also offer a lovely array of carefully-curated wines direct from France. C'est vraiment délicieux!
Tokyu Hands has announced that they will open their newest branch at the upcoming Jewel Changi Airport. This will be the chain’s fourth branch to open in Singapore.
Tokyu Hands is a Japanese department store and offers their customers hints on enriching their daily life through their wide range of products and various events. .Shoppers at Tokyu Hands can expect to get their hands on a range of items from Japan including high-quality living ware, hobby, lifestyle products and more.