Crazyworld Café 瘋狂世界 is a café on Temple Street in Chinatown. It is also a venue for music showcases by visiting and local musicians and singers; from time to time, it also housed exhibitions. This is one of the places we’ve always wanted to go, and never really got to. A few weeks ago, I found out that they will be shuttering and realised that if we don’t visit now, there won’t be another opportunity.
We went on a Tuesday afternoon. The kitchen was closed till 4.30pm that afternoon, but drinks were available. Later, we ordered their signature Crazy Wings (because “you haven’t visited till you try these wings”) and yes, I liked them and the dip. It was quiet when we reached, but people soon started arriving. The wall behind the tables is plastered with farewell wishes and notes of memories about the place, and I could see why this is a place people would miss. This café doesn’t have fancy décor or expensive furniture, but it was cozy and the atmosphere was unpretentious, real. It felt lived-in, even if this isn’t exactly a house.
Their last day of operations is this Friday, 1 March 2013. If you can spare some time, do drop by. They have stopped taking reservations, but walk-ins are still welcome (see their Facebook for operating hours). There will be a farewell gig featuring 插班生 the Freshman this Saturday from 2-4pm; tickets are $10 at the door.