Set on indie-cool Haji Lane, this split-level crossover boutique started from a “passion for Midcentury Scandinavian furniture classics as well as for design and art,” says former stockbroker Sandra Chu, who co-owns the space with two architect friends. The ground-floor furniture store, A Thousand Tales, sells one-of-a-kind teakwood pieces inspired by Scandinavian designs—which can be customized and matched with your choice of fabric—and displays them alongside artworks by Japanese sculptor Sumio Suzuki. An open wooden stairway leads upstairs to Café Fables, where you can order coffee and savory-sweet snacks—matcha red-bean cakes; banana omelets—among an ever-changing furniture collection of mod-style sofas, armchairs and sideboards. Drop by in the evening and the café turns into Bar Stories, a lively 50-seat watering hole that serves up stirred-or-shaken drinks; order the raspberry sake martini or the mojito sorbet.
55 Haji Lane,
Telephone: +65 6298 0838