The Pigeonhole is a book cafe that promotes local arts. Although much loved by the community, they ceased operations in December 2012.
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User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 5 user(s)
Not too bad
I came here with high hopes in velvet ropes (I am a shameless fan of the cab) and I was disappointed and you can’t put the blame on me (I don’t like akon though).
I honestly expected highly of this place after seeing the review, I expected it to be a classy indie place, I expected food to be quirky and strange and brilliant, I expected I expected I expected.
I went in to music that my friend was enjoying, that I could be less pleased with. The furthest punk rock I can go is A Day To Remember and even then I’m not too devoted a fan too. Is it even punk rock? Okay god knows but in a nutshell – the music here is an acquired taste so bring your own earpieces.
I ordered a pasta in a bowl and an apple juice. The waiting time was a good 20 minutes maybe? They had a lot of good reads and interesting material lying around their table so I kept reading them to drown out the playlist and it didn’t work, but at least I picked up a couple of really good quotes and pictures from their table works.
My drink came here and man I never had a better apple juice. Could be the hunger getting to me, but even that wasn’t truly enough to get me hyped for my pasta. When it came, it engulfed the immediate area with its aroma and these two guys on a table near us ordered it after. But like a girl in thick makeup, it disappointed me. Terribly.
The first few bites were fine. More than fine, I loved it. But afterwards it gets tiring and I wonder why am I still scooping it into my mouth. I think it’s impossible to finish. The sauce and shredded cheese is great but no one can survive through that dish without hating cows afterwards so I honestly, honestly, do not recommend it.
They also don’t sell better alcohol (shame) and I always think music goes with drinking so I’m never coming back.
update: rest in loving peace, pigeonhole. I will miss your pasta and apple juice.
A place for memory making
My first memories of this place include me lounging on a beanbag on the floor, sipping away from a bottle of Toffee Apple Cider. It wasn’t the light bulbs streaming from the ceiling or the cozy décor that allured me to frequently patron The Pigeonhole, but their team’s strong and passionate desire to support anything local – arts, literature, music or film. Many of the gatherings that I had attended were held here, and I am confident to say that all of my friends including myself definitely had an enjoyable time.
Unfortunately, The Pigeonhole’s last date of operation is set for 29 December 2012 due to several circumstances. Be sure to check out their homely hideout before you miss the chance to or leave a donation at http://www.indiegogo.com/thepigeonhole?c=home to keep their dream alive!
Quirky Place to Chill
The first thing that struck me about the Pigeon Hole is their use of furniture. One day, you might be sitting at a vintage sofa, and another, you might find yourself sitting by a desk that you used when you were in primary school. Their choice of furniture is quirky, and it provides a great ambience to chill.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a large selection of food at Pigeon Hole, though they have been trying to introduce it into their menu recently. However, their selection of drinks is wide, including coffee, tea, wine and cider. My favourite drink has got to be the Brown Latte, which includes some chocolate milk (I think). It’s aromatic, and has great flavour, perfect for any occasion.
Meet new people or hide in a corner! (Whichever you prefer)
I love the concept that Pigeonhole has adopted.. Singapore is in dire need of more of such cafes where people here are easy going, open to conversations and laid back. More importantly, they support local bands and once in a while, open their doors to upcoming bands from neighbouring countries and as far as Australia.
The cafe is a mixed of everything but somehow it doesn't clash. The management team has done a great job lining up endless events every month. There's definitely an event here for everyone. No matter how introvertedt you are, you'll still be able to find an event that pigeonhole is/will be hosting and actually go for it.
Food menu here is not extensive and they only offer 4 'mains' if I'm not wrong. A wide range of beers and ciders! Just pray that they aren't out of stock when you are there.
By day, it's a great place to spend a lazy afternoon and by night, on certain dates, be prepared to hear bands jam it out and whip your hair back and forth.
I love this place! Just 10minutes walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT and if you drive, there's a multi-storey car park just 5,minutes away.
The pigeonhole: A nice place to hole up
This is located along the up and coming streets of Duxton at Tanjong Pagar, a second hand book store that sells books while offering some of the best cider around in Singapore at affordable prices. I suppose, the best word to describe it would be homely. It is a place obviously comfortable in its own skin, comfortable with having books ranging across varying topics from Sigmund Freud to religion to fiction tucked in little nooks and crannies. It quickly puts people at ease, with couches and low tables placed at various places without a perfectionist tendency to have everything matched to the last detail. It is comfortable with a little mess and isn’t afraid to show it.
Being an avid book lover myself, I was quickly lost within the pages of some book and sipping absentmindedly from the cider at your side constitutes a lazy lovely afternoon.