What's new on the cafe scene

Smoking Hot Coffee.
Smoking Hot Coffee.PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
Brotherbird Coffeehouse.
Brotherbird Coffeehouse.PHOTO: KENNETH LIM
Lucid.
Lucid.PHOTO: LUCID
Alchemist.
Alchemist.PHOTO: ALCHEMIST
Cafe de Muse.
Cafe de Muse.PHOTO: CAFE DE MUSE
Gather.
Gather.PHOTO: EUNICE QUEK
Brown Butter.
Brown Butter.PHOTO: BROWN BUTTER
Double Up.
Double Up. PHOTO: DOUBLE UP

New cafes are drawing people who are working away from the office, with back-to-basics food

With the coronavirus outbreak pummelling the food and beverage industry, cafes have not been spared a decrease in footfall.

Ms Andrea Tan, 24, co-owner of newly opened Lucid cafe in Hamilton Road, reports a drop in sales by up to 40 per cent on certain days. Lucid had a soft-launch opening on Jan 21, then closed for 10 days for renovations before re-opening on Feb 13.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 01, 2020, with the headline 'What's new on the cafe scene'. Print Edition | Subscribe