Singapore’s first monochrome 2D cafe at Jalan Besar

This 2D cafe is inspired by a popular K-drama series, W-Two Worlds.

Kassandra Kasman

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Published: 22 March 2022, 12:59 PM

Cafe Monochrome is Singapore’s first 2D cafe that is designed with black and white illustrations, creating a flat 2D concept. The cafe was inspired by the hit K-drama, W-Two Worlds for the sketch-like inspiration.

The comic-like cafe concept is popular not just in Singapore but also in various countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan.


Drinks are also served in sketched cups. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/ CAFE MONOCHROME


Most of the cafe’s paintings are hand-painted and drawn from scratch. 3D objects such as the furniture and fake plants blend in easily with the aesthetic of the cafe as it is flattened out and coloured in black and white to create the 2D illusion.

The cafe serves Asian-Western fusion foods which are reflected in both its main and dessert.

Some include the Truffle Cream Pasta and Yuzu Butter Chicken which costs $20 each, and Youtiao Ice Cream, an Asian spin-off to the typical waffle and ice cream for $7. 

It is located at 216 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207749 and is open from 10am to 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, and 10am to 10pm on Thursday and Friday.

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