SINGAPORE VENUE

The Moon

Mosque Street's all-in-one bookstore, cafe and events space

For a casual all-in-one space to do your reading, working and coffee-drinking, newly opened The Moon on Mosque Street is an attractive option. In a three-storey shophouse in Chinatown, the multi-concept lifestyle space combines a bookstore, cafe and event space that at its core practices inclusivity and collaboration.

Founded by a pair of entrepreneuring 20-somethings, The Moon was started as a safe space to include more diverse voices. The retail selection sets itself apart from other local independent bookstores with a greater selection of titles from female writers, independently published authors, and people of color. Local publications like longform print magazine Mynah Magazine are also stocked.

After you’ve picked out a refreshing new read, have a cuppa at the cozy cafe. Apart from the standard coffee selections ($4-$6, by Quarter Life Coffee Roasters), there are savory tea blends ($5 for a pot) like chamomile, blackforest, and peppermint blue pea; each comes with a narrative snippet to put you in the reading mood. And in line with its ethos of inclusivity, specialty drinks made to be dairy-free and dietary friendly are on the menu as well—like the turmeric latte Haldi Doodh ($6-$7), matcha lemonade ($6), and banana, oat, maple and blueberry smoothie ($7). Seasonal cakes are rotated with vegan and gluten-free options available too.

Upstairs, curl up on the cushy sofas in the twinkly-lit reading room, which turns into an events space for creatives and culture seekers to make their own. The only thing there’s no space for here is negativity.

Venue Details
Address: The Moon, 37 Mosque St., Singapore, 059515 Singapore
Phone: 9871-1839
Website: www.themoon.com.sg
Area: Central, Chinatown
Open since: September, 2018
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight
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