Categories: MUSIC
November 27, 2017
| On 11 months ago

Choice Cuts Goods: Vinyl Music + Coffee? Sounds Like The Perfect Sundate In Katong

By Iqmall Hayat

Once a secret hideout for all who possess a penchant for anything funk- and soul-inspired in Serangoon, Choice Cuts Goods has relocated to Katong, specifically in MOX — the co-working space for like-minded designers, creatives, makers and crafters.

Hoping to create the same communal vibe it had at the old location, the folks behind the vinyl store are opening their doors for any occasion that calls for drinks, coffee and great music.

In the avalanche of cafe spots around Singapore, only a few will come out of the rubble unscathed. Choice Cuts Goods, brought to you by the DJs from Matteblacc / Blaccsmith, is definitely the exception.

With a curated selection of vinyl records for sale in rows that any self-indulgent collector of all things 80’s to 90’s hip-hop music would drool over, this is a place you have to check out.

Minimalistic in design, all the furniture in the store is cut, bolted and lacquered with their own hands – very apt in a building full of DIY-heads. Looking at what they’ve built, I can trust that they have a way of creating things.

Aside from the expertly-crafted furniture, the coffee is an equal work of art. The coffee aroma is strong here and wafts through the humble store whilst sharing the same waves as vinyl music.

I’ve not come across many places that serve a Piccolo. Essentially a short black filled to the brim with milk, its distinctly strong flavour leaves a lasting impression. And Choice Cuts Goods has got that pick-me-up down pat.

Peep the book wall filled with classic titles as well as books on types of vinyls. I picked my weapon against boredom with this issue of Frank151. The publication used to be the whistleblowers of anything dope before the Internet blew up.

The vinyl selection is what people come for and struggle to leave behind. The guys in the store are a knowledge bank of all things hip-hop. If you have a burning desire to discuss all things culture, community and music, these guys are the Yoda to your Jedi.

To vicariously complete this experience while reading this, I beg you to do a quick YouTube search and play Marvin Gaye’s I Want You. It was the soundtrack of one of my more memorably pleasant afternoons with a good read, a cup of perfectly brewed coffee and vibes from a simpler era.

More than a coffee place, it’s a focal point of culture which breeds conversations and kills screen time. An untouchable vibe with mellow music, amazing coffee and knowledge seeping through, Choice Cuts Goods is the perfect place for a lazy afternoon kickback or Sundate with yourself.

Prices: Starts From S$4

Choice Cuts Goods: 451 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427664 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tues to Thurs, Sun) , 12pm – 11pm (Fri & Sat), Closed on Mondays | Facebook | Instagram

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