Coast & Co

Part bike shop, part cafe, Coast & Company is home to a collaboration between local bicycle brand Coast Cycles, and independent coffee boutique Papa Palheta. Located in Siglap, the client envisioned it evolving into a hub of communal activity within the neighbourhood.As both a bike shop for enthusiasts and a cafe hangout for the uninitiated, we needed to seamlessly incorporate the various functions of this multi-programme space. For a democratic atmosphere, we chose the concept of a cafe surrounded by biking activity. Approaching from the main entrance, one sees the cafe first and foremost, with the repair workshop in the background. Large windows line the left wall for a view of the side lane where customers can test ride the bikes.

The space also has a first floor side door for easy access to the workshop, and a gallery-like showroom on the upper floor with its own garden to create the perception of a ground floor space. Keeping in line with the brand identity and to create a muted backdrop for the bikes, the general aesthetic is raw and minimalist, with a spattering of greenery.