Artistry @ 17 Jalan Pinang

Side of Artistry/Chemistry which also serves as Artistry's entrance.

Side of Artistry which also serves as Artistry’s entrance.

Artistry is a café AND art gallery that is dedicated to art. Now, don’t be confused by the sign “Chemistry” on the shophouse that houses Artistry. Artistry is actually by Chemistry, a design consultancy and both are situated in the same building. Along with serving great food & coffee, Artistry showcases both local & international artwork that changes every week.

Alfresco seating of Artistry.

Alfresco seating of Artistry.

Interior. Artwork being displayed in the café/art gallery.

Interior. Artwork being displayed in the café/art gallery.

Another view of the interior.

Another view of the interior.

Aesthetic
If you ever walk by Artistry, you’ll always instantly recognise the grey walls on the side of the shophouse, along with the black & white wooden planks of Artistry’s outdoor seating area. The striped tables & seats outside merges very seamlessly with the striped walkway patio.

On the inside, the place creates a art gallery atmosphere, with wall wash walls & concrete floors. The main focus here are the artworks on display, with spotlights bringing attention to each and every art piece. Artistry itself tries to blend a café space with an art gallery, immersing customers in a creative yet simple environment. It is all done quite well, and I find Artistry to be one of the cafés in Singapore that stands out because of its uniqueness. A large & long communal table on the inside of the café creates a place where people can come together & connect. (I do notice quite a few cafés having this sort of large communal table in the middle of their space. Is it becoming a trend?) There are a few small tables & seats at the edge of Artistry, that also serves as a small stage for musical performances and the like.

Desserts from Artistry.

Desserts from Artistry.

More desserts on top their counter.

More desserts on top their counter.

Artistry's weekend brunch menu.

Artistry’s weekend brunch menu.

Second page of their weekend brunch menu.

Second page of their weekend brunch menu.

Food
Apart from being an art gallery, Artistry is also a café that serves very good food, desserts and coffee. I would highly recommend you make a visit to Artistry for their brunch menu which has some items only available on the weekends. Most of their artisan desserts are made in-house, though they do also have pies from Windowsill for sale here. (Their pies really get around, huh?) Their food are all also served on beautifully hand-crafted pottery. 

Another great thing about Artistry is that they are one of the few cafés in Singapore that do not charge GST or service charge, which is no wonder why Artistry can get really crowded sometimes.

Pot of Peppermint Tea  My friend made a mistake of ordering hot tea on a hot day. I didn't try this, but it's quite a nice pot they serve it in, along with the hand-crafted pottery cup.

Pot of Peppermint Tea
My friend made a mistake of ordering hot tea on a hot day. I didn’t try this, but it’s quite a nice pot they serve it in, along with the hand-crafted pottery cup.

Gingerella Ginger Ale  This is from All Good Organics, which is from New Zealand. I spotted this while making my food order. Artistry also sells some other drinks, like lemonade from All Good Organics. I definitely would go back to try their locally roasted Liberty coffee since I didn't managed  to on my first visit.

Gingerella Ginger Ale
This is from All Good Organics, which is from New Zealand. I spotted this while making my food order. Artistry also sells some other drinks, like lemonade, also from All Good Organics.
I definitely would go back to try their locally roasted Liberty coffee since I didn’t managed to on my first visit and their coffee seems to have garnered quite positive reviews.

Home-made Granola & Yoghurt Ice-cream ($10) Base of Greek Yoghurt, Mix of Toasted Oats, Raisins, Hazelnuts, Cashews, Almonds, Maple Syrup, Grated Coconut. Topped with Yoghurt Ice-cream & Berries Compote Another thing that my friend ordered. I did try this, and it was pretty nice. Anyone looking for a healthy meal would love this.

Home-made Granola & Yoghurt Ice-cream ($10)
Base of Greek Yoghurt, Mix of Toasted Oats, Raisins, Hazelnuts, Cashews, Almonds, Maple Syrup, Grated Coconut. Topped with Yoghurt Ice-cream & Berries Compote
Another thing that my friend ordered. I did try this, and it was pretty nice. Anyone looking for a healthy, light meal would love this.

Eggs Benedict ($23) Two Poached Eggs, Artisanal Sourdough, Tender Beef Cheeks Braised For Eight Hours, Hollandaise, Wild Rocket Artistry's Eggs Benedict is definitely one of the more pricier Benedicts that I've had. Of course, what sets is apart from the rest is the inclusion of beef in the dish. The tender beef cheeks works very well with the poached eggs & hollandaise sauce. It's in my top five of Eggs Benedicts that I've had.

Eggs Benedict ($23)
Two Poached Eggs, Artisanal Sourdough, Tender Beef Cheeks Braised For Eight Hours, Hollandaise, Wild Rocket
Artistry’s Eggs Benedict is definitely one of the more pricier Benedicts that I’ve had. Of course, what sets it apart from the rest is the inclusion of beef in the dish. The tender beef cheeks works very well with the poached eggs & hollandaise sauce. It’s in my top five of Eggs Benedicts that I’ve had.

Artistry Crab Burger ($20) Jumbo Lump Crab, Artisanal Squid Ink Buns, Truffle Fries This was one of the things that I was looking forward to ordering at Artistry and I was not disappointed. It was delicious, the crabmeat patty was crisp on the outside, moist on the inside. The whole burger tasted great with every bite. The truffle fries were also good (you can have a choice of Cajun or Truffle), my friend could not stop taking fry after fry.

Artistry Crab Burger ($20)
Jumbo Lump Crab, Artisanal Squid Ink Buns, Truffle Fries
This was one of the things that I was looking forward to ordering at Artistry and I was not disappointed. It was delicious, the crabmeat patty was crisp on the outside, moist on the inside. The whole burger tasted great with every bite. The truffle fries were also good (you can have a choice of Cajun or Truffle), my friend could not stop taking fry after fry.

Red Velvet Cake (Think it was $7) Another popular item from Artistry. I've constantly seen this on reviews and so it was a no-brainer to try this. The cake was pretty good. Quite moist and what makes it unique is the grated coconut on top, which worked really well with the cake. The cream cheese was perfect & the red color of the cake was divine.

Red Velvet Cake (Think it was $7)
Another popular item from Artistry. I’ve constantly seen this on reviews and so it was a no-brainer to try this.
The cake was pretty good. Quite moist and what makes it unique is the grated coconut on top, which worked really well with the cake. The cream cheese was perfect & the red color of the cake was really eye-catching.

PB & J French Toast ($14) Brioche French Toast, Stuffed with Peanut Butter & Raspberry Jam, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Ice-cream, Berries Compote My friend & I were actually pretty full, and were going to pay when I decided to glance at the menu again. Immediately, I remembered wanting to try their French toast and decided to order it. This was another dish that I had constantly seen on Instagram and it's another MUST to order at Artistry. Their French toast tasted really good. Just the right amount of sweetness. The mix of peanut butter & raspberry was awesome. Who doesn't like PB & J?! The vanilla ice-cream was perfect on top the warm toast.  (Not sure why, but French Toast seems to be becoming the new up-and-coming brunch item)

PB & J French Toast ($14)
Brioche French Toast, Stuffed with Peanut Butter & Raspberry Jam, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Ice-cream, Berries Compote
My friend & I were actually pretty full, and we were going to pay when I decided to glance at the menu again. Immediately, I remembered wanting to try their French toast but had forgotten earlier. This was another dish that I had constantly seen on Instagram and it’s another MUST to order at Artistry.
Their French toast tasted really good. Just the right amount of sweetness. The mix of peanut butter & raspberry was awesome. Who doesn’t like PB & J?! The vanilla ice-cream was perfect on top the warm toast.
(Not sure why, but French Toast seems to be becoming the new up-and-coming brunch item)

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Artistry is definitely one of the cafés in Singapore that is a must to visit. Not only do they serve fantastic food, but they’re also a great art gallery space. I really like the space & concept of Artistry and it’s a refreshing addition to the numerous cafés here. I do highly recommend their weekend brunch, but don’t be surprised to find the place packed to the brim. I would definitely go back again for more of their food and also to try their coffee.

Rating

Food
8/10
Aesthetic
8/10
Price
6.5/10
Service
7/10

Artistry

17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
(Nearest train station: Bugis)
Contact: 6298 2420
Opening Hours:
Tue – Sun: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
http://www.artistryspace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/artistryspace

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