Another one bites the dust, y’all. Just this year alone, we’ve had closures from the likes of Kenny Rogers, Chili’s, Dazzling Cafe, and Pablo Cheese Tart. It’s tough to survive in our fickle and ever-changing F&B industry, we get it. So if you’ve got a particular brand in your heart, you’d best visit it as much as possible before it, too, exits our shores abruptly. #everyoneleaves
The latest concept to shutter is Dome Cafe, an Australian franchise with over 100 across the globes. Once a hangout spot for a cup of coffee in between meals, the casual bistro faltered when a surge of hipster cafes came in, offering specialty brews and trendy foods.
It’s slated to close its final outlet in Singapore on the third week of June, so anyone who wants to say goodbye can pop by Parkway Parade, as the menu brings back “fan favorites” like the Original Club Sandwich ($16) and iced mocha with ice cream ($6.90) over the next month or so.
“The food and beverage scene have (sic) evolved tremendously since the first Dome Cafe opened in Singapore over twenty years ago,” said Rebecca Lim, Managing Director of Suntec F&B Holdings Pte Ltd, the F&B arm of Dome’s holding group, Ministry of Culture. “We, as a group, have to progress with the times to stay relevant in this competitive industry. We will be channelling our resources to concepts that are aligned with the interests and welfare of the customers we serve.”
And so, the countdown to the third week of June begins.
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