Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar

There’s a new Papa Palheta establishment located at Tyrwhitt Rd, within walking distance of Lavender Food Square. The joint is named Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar (CSHH) to pay tribute to the hardware heritage of the site and vicinity.

CSHH Coffee Bar is bright and spacious, the music and air-con are set at the perfect level and the staff is friendly and attentive. I can see myself hanging out here for hours.

my grandma’s old place had metal grilles like that

CSHH Coffee Bar

the island coffee bar offering a 360-degree view of the baristas

retail rack against the wall

love the old window grilles

nut paperweight

We ordered a ham omelette, a raspberry muffin and a slice of banana cake. Anya had a freshly squeezed apple juice and I had a mini espresso with milk.

I think Anya must have liked the omelette because she ate almost all of it and left me very little. The raspberry muffin and banana cake were both quite yummy.

Anya attacking the raspberry muffin


mini espresso with milk

some complimentary lemon madeleines

ham omelette with grilled tomato, toast and greens

plain-looking but delicious banana cake

Anya digging in

When we went to the back to use the washroom, we spotted the curving staircase. There used to be something similar in my grandma’s old place so we just had to climb up.

The sink and counter in the toilet are very different from the usual and after washing her hands, Anya exclaimed, “Everything in this restaurant is so beautiful!”

blast from the past

“why is the staircase like this??”

from above

Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar is at 150 Tyrwhitt Rd and is open from 9am to 7pm, Tuesday to Thursday and from 9am to 10pm, Friday to Sunday. Closed on Monday.

Check out OK! BANANA for some happy photos of CSHH Coffee Bar.