So, when I first saw this tearoom, it was love at first sight. ♥
Looksee Looksee is a reading room and tea salon designed to spark inspiration and creativity. It’s an extension of The Lo and Behold Group’s relocated office which now occupies several shop houses along the Beach Road. The place features a contemporary design with elements of lush greenery and chic aesthetics.
It was so great and generous of them to open and share this space with the public, don’t you think?
The company teamed up with a local brand A.muse Projects to offer a handcrafted and unique blend of premium tea to visitors. They offer flavors through a “tea pairing” concept where right elements are combined to enhance the tea experience. Selection of flavors changes every month so you’re always in for a surprise.
We had a brewed Sencha tea paired with milk chocolate.
Tea and chocolate are a match made in heaven! The sweetness of the chocolate balances the bitterness of the green tea. I guess the same is true with other pair selections since, in British afternoon tea tradition, teas are normally accompanied with something sweet like pastries and cakes.
The tearoom operates in a ‘tipping’ concept so you pay what you feel your drink is worth. They only accept cash.
Here, you’ll also find book collections curated by leaders across Singapore’s creative industry – generally about interior design or food and beverage.
There’s no wifi in case you’re wondering. But I think that’s because they want their visitors to fully immerse in their own creativity and not get distracted with social media. If you fancy hanging out here, you can bring your own book or laptop to do some work. When we visited, there were two groups of young fashion entrepreneurs who are maximizing the pretty place to photograph some clothes and shoes for their online shop.
Needless to say, you can stay for as long as you like even long after you finish your tea. :)
Looksee Looksee is near the ever-trendy Haji Lane and many other cafes and restaurants. If you find yourself needing a shelter from the scorching sun, or in our case, the pouring rain, hang out here for some quiet time.