Located in the heart of Kampong Glam in Singapore, La Marelle is a French fantasy themed cafe and boutique by a French design company. La Marelle collaborates with over 40 international artists for their quirky, unique and beautiful inventory featuring bags, iPhone cases, necklaces and stationery. Only two collections or 500 pieces are launched annually and each artwork is pain-stakingly hand-drawn before they are printed onto the products for sale. Their boutique is what sets them apart from other cafes. Its' colourful, quirky and whimsical interior is very intriguing and is bound to put you in a good mood. I was very taken by their beautiful decor particularly the murals on the walls and ceiling. Singapore is the first to have its very own La Marelle cafe and it is definitely a great addition to the local scene. If you are a fan of cute stuff and artsy, La Marelle is the place for you.
La Marelle actually means Hopscotch in French.
Situated inside a vintage shop house at the corner of Baghdad Street, LaMarelle café is focused around the French fantasy theme. After a whimsical staircase filled with many pretty pictures, you finally arrive at a fancifully-decorated café. The café is playfully quaint with bright colours all around which truly gives you a happy and soothing ambience.
The place has it's dreamy-poetic kind of ambiance. The artistic aura of the cafe gives a glimpse of France in Singapore. I adore the illustrations on the walls, the ceiling light plus the good music. It's an escape place indeed out of the stressful nature of this small country.
Those who have a soft spot for handcrafted art pieces may simply adore these quirky and whimsical creations. Why not grab the opportunity to own a limited edition La Marelle product?
Be enchanted by the beautiful blend of fuchsia, blue and green colours and artsy murals that sream fairytale. The cheerful interiors and furnishings definitely makes the cafe inviting and the large windows open up lovely views of the area.
I love that almost every part of the café is intricately decorated whether with cute paintings or picture-worthy items like the bags or even just the pretty colours of the walls. Even the 3rd floor is just as cozy, if you are considering bringing a bigger group of friends.
All croissants are stuffed with scrambled egg and salad, and served with nachos and salsa on the side. There are 4 types to choose from; Mexico, Italian, French and German. What tells them apart is the choice of sausages and sauce.
Decked out in vibrant shades of pastel blue, green and pink against a backdrop of playful murals, this hidden café by French artists is sequestered in a second-floor corner overlooking a busy alley in Kampong Glam. It's possibly one of the cutest-looking café in Singapore. It is not very often that you get to be in a fairytale-like setting or in a dream fantasy, other than in our imagination, thanks to all the fairytales that we used to read or hear when we were children. What if you could relive those memories or enter a fairytale?
It’s refreshing to see somewhere with so much original attitude in Singapore. It’s not often you find something so imaginative here. I find it’s a great place to surround myself with creativity that can foster creativity in my own work!
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