No visit to Wood & Steel is the same – the owners of the café shift their furniture around like they’re playing The Sims. That’s because each piece of furniture here, from the custom-made denim chairs and paintings to the motorbike parked upstairs, is for sale. Once they’re sold, the café – or some parts of it – will be redecorated all over again. Wood & Steel owes its newfound fame to brothers Ierfan and Adam Azriff – the former an interior design graduate; the latter a barista. Ierfan designs all the furniture at Wood & Steel and uses the two-storey building as a showroom, which also doubles as a café run by Adam.
The duo spurns the clichés of a bog-standard café by introducing a unique industrialist decor: Paintings and murals splash across the walls downstairs while a wood-dominated setup – overrun by lighting fixtures made from steel pipes, cushions, and windows tinted with images of John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe – crowd the upper floor. You might find the same vibe resonating across other coffee outlets like Feeka and Thursdvys because Wood & Steel designed some of their furniture too.
The food menu isn’t extensive – the coffee and the signature stuffed chicken are standouts – but it does nothing to dampen the casual ambience Wood & Steel is so expert at creating. Have you ever loved a chair at a café so much you wanted to bring it home? Now you can.
|Venue name:||Wood & Steel|
33G Jalan PJU 5/20E
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun, 9.30am–11pm|