Catch a whiff of the exquisite scent of freshly roasted coffee beans and fresh-out-of-the-oven pastries from 12 homegrown cafes at the world’s first-ever café- centric event, Café Fest, happening on 6 – 7 September by The Waterfront Promenade.
The two-day event is slated to provide over 4,000 café-hopping-lovers with a unique lifestyle experience by the bay that they’ll not soon forget.
Along with Instagram-worthy coffee latte art and delectable sweet treats from specially selected Singaporean cafés like OZ Specialty Cafe, Jimmy Monkey, I am, Maison Ikkoku, Cake Love, and Toby’s Estate, Café Fest is also brewing up a whole host of exciting activities to accompany your cuppa joe.
From 10am-8pm on Saturday and 10am-7pm on Sunday, weekend warriors and cafe- hoppers alike can look forward to lively performances from musical acts from bands such as 53A, Marc X Hashy, The Sessionists and many more. That’s not all, friends and families will also have a chance to pit their hopping skills against one another in an old-fashioned coffee sack race along with many other fun games and activities.
The world’s first café-hopping street, was conceived by two public relations professionals and part-time cafe hobbyists, Gabriel Tan, 29 and Sarah Lek, 26, who share a passion for cafe culture, coffee and the café community.
“Each time we visited a café, we were always amazed by the enthusiasm of cafe owners and the amount of effort they’ve put into their art. Their hard work has contributed to the emergence of Singapore’s unique cafe culture, which has made its presence felt by locals and foreigners alike. We hope this event would bring people together through good food and coffee,” said the pair.
While admission is free-of-charge, festival visitors have to purchase café-hopping passes from the Café Fest website (www.cafefest.sg) and selected participating cafes to enjoy the wide variety of drinks and treats at the event. Passes are priced at $20 (early bird) and $30 (VIP Experience).
For more details on the festival, please visit www.cafefest.sg or follow them on Facebook (Café Fest SG) and Instagram (@cafefestsg).