joo chiat

You’ve read our profile of Jerome Chee (The Projector’s marketing manager) and his home-based cafe concept, entitled sullen cafe, in our May issue. joo chiat

Jerome Chee”Home” to Chee is a spacious terrace house located along Joo Chiat Place, which he shares with the rest of The Projector crew. Here, Chee shares with us his recommendations on the must-visit spaces in his  neighbourhood:

Breakfast paradise

“Mr & Mrs Mohgan’s Prata at Onan Rd – the undisputed best prata in the universe. The prata is fried on a wickedly old cast-iron griddle contraption that is in full view. The coffeeshop still has an old-school charm about it.”

7 Crane Rd

Sweet spot

“Birds Of Paradise Ice Cream in Katong. Very simple yet outstanding gelato (known for their botanical flavours such as pandan and white chrysanthemum – the (thyme-infused) cones are handmade daily.”

63 East Coast Rd, #01-05

Trinkets and cats

“Cat Socrates in Katong for their eclectic selection of quirky bric-a-bracs (note: there’s also an adorable cat that lives in-store)”.

448 Joo Chiat Rd

Kooky discovery

“House Of Peranakan Restaurant at Frankel. A charmingly gaudy restaurant (there are classy marbled wood tables and regal dining chairs but there are also very cheesy crystal dolphins and questionable interior design choices) with top-notch authentic Peranakan fare.”

210 East Coast Rd

Go-to cafe

“Hei Kim at Changi Road – it’s a rather charming cafe that also serves as another one of our unofficial Projector offices.”

285 Changi Rd