Looking for a place to chill in the company of good friends, enjoy some great drinks and great food in a comfortable environment? Well look no more! Flee Away Cafe, a newly-opened centrally located in the heart of Rochor area on the corner of Dunlop Street in Singapore, is a cozy spot to have a pleasant experience! It's an old-school place, particularly interesting considering its location. What I loved about it was how seemingly effortlessly the place looked cool. Clearly someone went through a lot of trouble to make it so, yet it's not pretentious.
Flee Away Cafe at No. 70 Dunlop Street, is a quaint and beautiful heartland cafe that recently surfaced in the Rochor/Little India area. Every element in the cafe falls into place with great harmony, creating a tranquil and composed ambience. It is the haven for a quiet escape, accompanied by a well-thought drinks and charming food. Whether you want to have a quiet place for a peace of mind, have a quick bite or enjoy a long lazy meal watching the day goes by, Flee Away Cafe is the place to be. Its old school retro interior is a strong draw, especially when it could be enjoyed in a peaceful and slow-paced environment of the cafe. Indeed, that's why it has been named as "Flee Away" cafe, a quiet escape place for one to go to.
Flee Away Cafe is one of the likely to stand out from all the newly opened ones in Singapore. Its retro-looking decor, with all vintage stuff such as school collectables and knick knacks gathered from various sources, reminds me of many childhood memories. The vintage-inspired interior enhance the cafe's unique and retro feel, taking you back to a golden era whilst you sip your coffee in nostalgic comfort.
One could almost miss this very quaint new cafe at Dunlop Street. However, one look at the 'hot-air balloon' signage humming away at the entrance, followed by a big coloured aeroplane inside, and you’ll know the day has lead you to somewhere good.
You would be able to feel this serenity for yourself the moment you enter the cafe. The welcoming sight of the woody brown tables and fresh white walls, as well as the individual vintage pieces that put a graceful finish to the interior.
Stepping into Flee Away Cafe, I was instantly hit by nostalgia with its resemblances to the times of my childhood at home, being brightly-lit and filled with a friendly vibe. The first thing that caught my eye about this vintage decor were shelves of toys which I used to play with when I was younger. These items really brought back some wonderful memories of primary school to me.
The orange aeroplane hanging in the middle of the cafe adds a whimsical touch.
I was thinking whether this was the eponymous Flee Away's Aeroplane!
Flee Away Cafe is a lot about evoking the nostalgia in you with its items around you. Mainly targeting the baby boomers and around, one would be especially thrilled to find some of the old school toys and displays still existent in this technologically evolving country.
The various knick knacks on display all around the cafe are certainly very enticing.
What's so special about Flee Away is that the entire cafe follows an old-school theme. If you're form the 80s and 90s, you'll totally love this place. It aroused my nostalgia from my younger days so much. It brought me back all the way to my primary school days where five stones and pick up sticks were the games we played every morning at the school courtyard before the bell rung.
Shelves full of knick knacks from yesteryears. So nostalgic and i wonder if children in Singapore still play with such things or have they been brought up with ipads and iphones?
Flee Away Cafe oozes plenty of nostalgic charm, from old school toys and gadgets to vintage signage. It's definitely worth a visit to relive and reminisce on your childhood memories.
I say it’s a must to head there to relive the childhood moments and memories. Go with your friends or family, that would appear more priceless it seems. Grab some photos, and admire it some years down the road again. Pictures speak a thousand words, here are a few more.
Many of the things which we have used / played during our childhood days kind of disappeared or changed. But upon visiting Flee Away Cafe for lunch last Saturday, it felt like a walk down the memory lane and alot of items we once have now appeared right before me.
You can sit at these retro-looking cinema chairs and watch the world goes by!
At Flee Away Café you can enjoy delicious coffee drinks in their cozy environment or sit with friends and enjoy frozen drinks or beverage of choice. If there is one dish that you must try in this cafe, be sure to try their signature dish, Le Char Kuey with a choice of various fillings. I ordered one with laksa filling, and i must say that the gravy was just nice, thick and robust, a burst of a little spicy, sour and sweetness in every mouthful.
The staff of Flee Away Café is very friendly and makes your experience there a much pleasant one. You can enjoy fabulous food and drinks with friends while listening to great music in a comfortable ambiance. So when in Rochor area, look out for Flee Away Cafe! It is located in a central location in downtown where you can almost watch the entire town pass you by – if you stay long enough.
Ending off, I would say that this is one of the cafes with the most creative concept in Singapore, something different and special and yet touches the heart of customers. It is definitely not easy running a cafe selling Singapore classics. The owner's keen efforts to pay tribute to one's childhood days clearly pays off. Singapore earns a vintage cafe true to the concept - Flee Away Cafe has a story to tell and doesn't hide it behind gimmick and Pinterest-lovely decor. The nostalgic and "Singapore in the good old days" ambience of the cafe really makes up for it and plays a huge role in drawing customers.
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