Dawn isn’t just any pretty cafe. They’ve got pretty darn good pastries too. Sprouting unassumingly along the Clarke Quay stretch, you’ve got to keep your eyes peeled to find this unconventional storefront with its name in small print. Quickly becoming one of the more popular cafes that’s populating on our social media feeds, there’s that unfinished aesthetic and charm to it that draws the curious gaze of ongoing passerbys.
This hole-in-a-wall is decked with beige derelict walls, alluring travertine tables and sleek wooden furnishings – strangely reminding us of a Daniel Arsham show. The beverage menu is straightforward as is, standard coffees brewed from single-origin coffee beans from El Salvador, a seasonal selection of slow pour coffees that showcase different tasting notes, cold brew tea, and home-made sodas.