The Social Space (Chinatown)

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The Social Space is a socially conscious multi-concept store, featuring a Tea Bar & Café, a fair trade retail area and a nail salon, all promoting a greater awareness for sustainability, an appreciation for providence, and more accessible conscious living. The mission of The Social Space is also to provide a platform for individuals who face a higher barrier to employment opportunities due to circumstances beyond their control, and equip them with varied skills sets that will allow them self-sufficiency in the long term. The Social Space hopes to encourage its community to be more socially conscious in their daily lives by walking the talk. From the choice of product we use and sell, to the services we offer, down to the people we hire, The Social Space aspires to dispel the perception that social enterprises offer sub-standard products and service. We aim to showcase high-quality, fair-trade, eco- and socially-conscious products and services that will affect change to you, the community and the planet.

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We had the Eggplant and Avo & Eggs Double Toasts with Lemonade — total price at $21. The eggplant was warm and done pretty well. Overall okay dishes, nothing exceptional, but we did love the ambience of the cafe!

Would love to try out the smoothie bowls on burpple beyond some day!

From The Tapping Tapir. Good leh. For once I didn't think such resold drinks were a rip-off.

we got the 1 for 1 set of smoothie bowl + lemonade for $19 (gst included). ordered tough nut and tropicana. both are really refreshing with really sweet/fresh fruits! smoothie was on the slightly watery side but the bananas thicken up the consistency so it’s still really easy to eat! the lemonade was also neither too sweet nor too sour- a p good balance to the bowls!! q a satisfying portion for breakfast :) also after you’re done u can go take a look at their eco friendly store and zero waste section (amazingly CLEAN toilet too i love)

This bright blend of red dragonfruit, papaya & banana in soy milk had such a thick consistency🤩 - not just loaded with ice🙄 The honey drizzle was also a great switch-up from my usual nut/cookie butters! 🍯

However, I do find the bowls small for their original price at $12 each.

This cafe is always crowded on the weekends, so we finally managed to find a space on Monday late morning. The crowd is a lot less, but the space is also limited, so going at off-peak hours is a lot more comfortable. The menu is slightly pricey, so likely will only go with the Burpple deals. The drink can be upsized but will be the regular price, minus $2.

The double toasts were generous, but the drinks weren’t amazing. We had the avo egg and salmon cream toasts, a coffee and tea latte. We enjoyed the ambience, and the meaningful, well-curated pop-up shop. However, the ambience only works if it’s not very crowded. Nevertheless, was a pleasant experience!

Food: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10

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