kith

acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group.

a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common language, customs, economy, etc., usually endogamous.

Named for our philosophy and intimate atmosphere, Kith is where good coffee and delicious fuss-free fare, rally in a compelling invitation: to come together and enjoy. We hope to avoid the norm of coffee giants today by keeping it all simple and sincere in everything we do.

coffee

Crafted as a bridge between Australian and Singaporean tastes, the distinctive blend is neither too weak nor strong, and boasts a rich and deep coffee flavour, without a bitter aftertaste. The high-quality coffee beans are sourced internationally and specially roasted by a local supplier, who roasts gourmet coffee for international brands.

food

Our food menu consists of home-cooked original recipes using select ingredients, carefully sourced simple delicacies like freshly baked breads and pastries, daily crafted sandwich specials and artigianal Japanese ice-cream.

design

 

Identity
Three elements hold the Kith identity together; the shape, the texture and the signature.
The shape of the logo comes from the interestingly irregular shape of the current shop space, reduced to scale. The texture is a representation of the classical check pattern used to symbolize the fabric of a community that come together for a common purpose. A specially created font was created for the Kith signature; simple, strong, and sans unnecessary ornaments. The signature is the only primary element that will remain constant; over time both the shape and the texture elements will change in tandem with Kith’s growth.

 

Interior
It was not just a matter of coming up with a Kith Cafe, but creating a complete Kith experience. This meant no fancy lampshades, mass-manufactured furniture, or unnecessarily printed materials were to be used in its interior. Instead, the focus was on delivering an unassuming space that could support Kith’s honest philosophy and ethos.

The custom-made furniture for the seating area was designed to be flexible and movable, to break down personal space barriers and encourage customers to interact. To maximize floor space, most modular blocks can double as either a table or a bench; and even used to seat two people instead of one as needed. This way, the small space can accommodate a group of up to twenty.

Emphasis was also placed on relaying the sincerity and openness of the cafe: open wrought iron shelves openly display the storage of fresh produce and most of the outlet’s inventory. In line with the informal atmosphere, the space is adorned by one sole piece of “decoration” – a handwritten menu on the chalkboard wall, where old specials are casually wiped off with new ones scribbled on daily.

Find out more about Kith’s branding and interior design studio - HJGHER

 

Recognition


“Top 5 Cafes,
Bars & Restaurants
in Singapore”

Monocle Magazine



“Good honest food,
locally roasted coffee &
a casual chic”

Wallpaper


“5 Stars - Best in Service
What more could a
patron ask for?”

Her World


“Chic and fam-friendly,
for good joe
and sarnies”

LUXE City Guides
Singapore


“Where neighbourhood families
and fashionable couples
convene for breakfast”

Travel - NY Times


“Top 10
All-day breakfast places
in Singapore”

Epicure Asia


“Silver Award
for the Spatial Category
in Retail 09”

HKDA 2009