Drury Lane is a cafe that is situated along the entire row of shop houses stretching through Tanjong Pagar road. It’s actually a few steps down from Quarter to Three, another cafe nearby. The name “Drury Lane” derived from the nursery rhyme “The Muffin Man”, which is a testament to the muffins they offer in the cafe. Perhaps another reasoning behind their name is from a street in London, which is probably why their eye-catching exterior is painted bright red, similar to London’s red phone booths.
I actually came to know of Drury Lane through a sudden boost of Instagram photos a while back. I felt compelled to visit the place, as it seemed really popular. I finally came across the place when I was heading to Quarter to Three, and hence, planned to finally check out Drury Lane later in the week since I already knew where it was.
Drury Lane has a very cosy atmosphere. Unlike the horde of cafes in the district, Drury Lane seems much more quiet & peaceful, which is nice. Lots of wooden elements are used in the cafe, with interesting hanging lamps made from jars/containers. The decor here is quite minimal, with a few knick knacks here & there, and chalkboard signs of their daily specials & brews. The place has two levels, the kitchen on the first with a few seats and further seating on the second level.
Drury Lane offers a menu selection of sandwiches, eggs and all-day breakfast. They also have a some specials on the menu, such as the “Salmon Miso Pasta”. The food here has a nice homely feel, unlike those mass productions from commercialized places. Their selections are also unique enough to make Drury Lane stand out from the numerous cafes of the area. Aside from their food menu, they also have a counter filled with some bakes of the day, ranging from muffins to bread & tarts.
What I like about Drury Lane is that it’s one of the more affordable cafes out there. So if you’re looking for a good brunch that won’t burn your wallet, give Drury Lane a visit. They also don’t charge service fees or GST!
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Drury Lane has already been around for quite some time now, so if you haven’t paid them a visit, you really should. I really like the place, it’s not only unpretentious but quiet & relaxing as well. (At least during my visit.) The food is good & really affordable, a rarity these days. Also, do quickly grab those “Pay as you Wish” muffins as they’ll probably fly off the shelves like hot cakes!
94 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088515
(Nearest train station: Tanjong Pagar)
Contact: 6222 6698
Mon: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Wed – Thu: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm