4 places you should pop by when at the Haji Lane area

It’s no secret that the Haji Lane area is a crowd-favourite for scouring vintage clothing, bars and interesting knick-knacks. The ever-changing neighbourhood has seen the arrival and departure of many stores over time, and each visit can bring about something different to explore.

The next time you’re heading down to the popular spot, make sure to pop by these four places for what to eat, do and shop.

FLAME VINTAGE

According to FLAME VINTAGE, they are not to be mistaken for a thrift store. The vintage clothing shop has almost 8000 followers on Instagram, and recently shifted base from Jalan Pisang to Haji Lane. You can expect racks and racks of stylish windbreakers, sweaters, graphic tees, jerseys and even snag your own customed-dye shirts.

The recent V FEST event which features a line-up of other vintage vendors including FLAME VINTAGE might have ended in February, but keep a lookout for the next opportunity to get your hands on some cool vintage pieces.

Address:
67 Haji Lane Singapore 189260
Opening hours: 12 pm – 9 pm (daily)
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Windowsill Pies

Image: Windowsill Pies

It can be easy to walk right past Windowsill Pies because of their unassuming storefront, but the crowd-favourite pies are something to give a taste.

Previously known to many as Windowsill Pies In The Woods, they focus on a signature buttery and flaky crust for their pies, and you can choose from a variety of flavours like the Grasshopper (mint chocolate), Classic Pecan, Morello Sour Cherry and Banana Almond & Cognac. Whilst reviews online show mixed feelings for different pies, who knows, you might find a flavour or two to your liking.

And as much as it would be delightful to enjoy a nice tea break at their three-storey shophouse, they’re sadly currently only doing takeaways. If you’re planning to swing by, you might want to head there earlier to avoid being greeted with sold-out flavours later during the day.

Address:
17 Haji Lane Singapore 189210
Opening hours: 11 am – 5 pm (Tues – Sun, closed on Mon)
Telephone: +65 9772 5629
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Goodluck Bunch

Image: Goodluck Bunch

Just a two-minute walk away from Haji Lane is where you’ll stumble upon Goodluck Bunch.

Located on 26 Bali Lane, the boutique retail store features a mix of brands from all over the world that are both well-known and discover-worthy; browse through racks of authentic Patagonia, Champion, Kangol, Kavu and more.

Pop by the store to check out their recent shipments for spring/summer 21; look forward to brands like Gramicci, Danton and Kangol.

Address:
26 Bali Lane Singapore 189862
Opening hours: 12 pm – 9 pm (daily)
Telephone: +65 6292 4889
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Meomi Cat Cafe

Image: Meomi Cat Cafe

If you’re feeling a little sluggish after all that walking around, playing with some adorable felines might just perk you up. Head over to Meomi Cat Cafe on 668 North Bridge Road, which is just a two-minute walk from Haji Lane.

The quaint but cosy space houses around nine cats; you can try to familiarise yourself with their cute little faces by browsing Instagram. Expect to find the cats lazing on the variety of play and resting areas decked around the cafe — don’t be alarmed if they get close to you — it seems like some of them are pretty friendly too!

Due to the limited capacity and space for visitors due to the pandemic, we recommend making a reservation beforehand. And if you would like something to remember your visit by, grab some of their quirky cat souvenirs home.

Address:
668 North Bridge Road Singapore 188801
Opening hours: 11 am – 8 pm (Thurs – Sun, Closed from Mon – Wed)
Telephone: +65 6296 0339
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Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Take a stroll down the streets of Haji Lane and the neighbourhood for some shopping, eating and cat-admiring.

Feature image taken from Meomi Cat Cafe 

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Carlissia is the type of person to order an iced beverage even while freezing cold and saying the cold never bothered her anyway.

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