12th June 2014
Jalan Besar area has a plethora of cafes for the café-hopper, the Bravery Café is one of the many along with Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar and Windowsill Pies. The café’s raw aesthetics and interiors were the brainchild of the folks at Hjgher who also did the branding for Bravery as well as prominent projects like the UFactory, the Singapore Art Books Fair and Pollen.
Design aside, the casual café was a venture by the people who ran The Plain at Duxton as well as Ronin. Together with the creative minds at Hjgher, the space, a former “karang guni” shop was transformed into a café that challenges the stereotypical norms of a café. The walls of the café was covered with seven layers of paint and reduced to a distressed state, the raw quality of which was intended to make the café seemed like it has been there for a long period of time (and probably paying homage to its historical context) while still giving it a contemporary look.
One of the signature coffees at the Bravery is their Lavender Latte (5.50 SGD). Unfortunately, it is not my cup of coffee. While I enjoy Lavender-infused tea, I find the lavender within the coffee too perfume-like for my taste and in conflict with the coffee.
66 Horne Road
Weekdays 9am - 7pm
Weekends 8am - 8pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)