The Broers Café is a charming little place. Kiat from Broers Café is a charming great dude. Han is the affable quiet chap. Here, Kiat shares his incredible passion for the acidic beverage, some of the challenges in setting up his own café, and what keeps him going.
Just as I am about to begin on my post, I have realized a sort of trend in our recent window posts. They are mostly young Singaporeans coming out from their day jobs to set up their own businesses…
We’ve had the chance to talk to a lot of young Singaporeans who’ve chosen to walk the road less travelled lately, and Lynda Lye, owner of Little Odd Forest is one of them.
The interesting trend among these Singaporeans is how they often tell us, “Don’t do what I did,” yet somewhere in their journeys, there are many nuggets of wisdom for us (even younger) Singaporeans to learn from and continue to be inspired by.
A wooden, blue aeroplane hangs from the ceiling above the door, rocking gently to the tune of a warm afternoon breeze. The plane spins lazily, revealing a line of words in neatly painted script; “Woods in the Books”.
We’re sure that many of us still have vivid memories of the various bitter concoctions that our mothers would brew, for long hours, whenever we were sick. Despite our frantic attempts to brush off and rebuff their advances, we would eventually give in and be cajoled into downing that nasty-tasting mixture. More often than not, we would recover soon enough. Perhaps it’s the awful taste or the lack of scientific endorsement, but as we grew up, we started to drift further and further away from traditional Chinese medicine, preferring to put our trust in the “tastier” and seemingly more efficient Western medicine instead.