Rack & Brew Café


What do you get when you combine trendy clothing with a chic café?

The answer is an exciting new innovative business concept!

Rack & Brew as the name suggests is geared towards people who appreciate the latest in fashion, distinctive coffee and an eclectic menu of delicious and wholesome food. Located in the centre of Gadong, a stairway takes you up to the café on the first floor and to the boutique on the upper level. Customers will be able to satisfy their craving for stylish clothing and sensational food –all under the same roof.

Effortlessly cool, this is the type of place where art, design, culinary innovation and culture merge. The owner, Dolys Chai explained that, “This is a lifestyle business which was designed specifically for the young and the young at heart – it is aimed at bringing together the two things which they are passionate about.”

Photography by Janet Tan

It’s a haven for fashionistas.
The boutique part of Rack & Brew is minimalist with an industrial décor look that is reminiscent of Chapel Street in Melbourne, which incidentally, is where the owner spent her university days. Displayed on the hangers is a range of simple and sophisticated designs in black and white. This type of women’s wear is certain to capture the eye of discerning buyers as it is suitable for both the office and smart casual occasions. Dolys explained that the range of quality apparels and accessories in the boutique were specifically selected and sourced from Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand.


An intriguing menu awaits you.
This café is committed to the customer’s enjoyment and therefore pays extraordinary attention to details and ingredients. A great deal of time and effort went into the research and development of Rack & Brew’s modern style western menu with its enticing local twist. The curry pasta is a definite favourite, drawing from the best of both worlds. And the Soft Shell Crab Eggs Florentine with is tantalising mix of crab, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce is a sheer joy to savour. Lastly, dessert lovers will not be able to resist the gorgeous carrot cake and other decadent delights.

If you love shopping and hunger for great food, check out Rack & Brew in Gadong.

This article was published in the October 2015 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!