A home away from home...
Conceived by husband and wife duo Dustin and Iris Ramos, Monument Lifestyle celebrates a home away from home. Originally from California, Iris and Dustin wanted to bring a piece of home to Singapore. They first started with the best San Francisco roasters so they fly in SF coffee every month from California.
They then brought in all time classic homeware like PF Candles, also from Los Angeles and also started by a wife and husband duo, as their key staples. Gorgeous and hilarious greeting cards from Oregon and tea from Samovar were just some of the musts they also brought in from day one and continue to have to this day.
While 50% of Monument is a cafe, the other is a market place where they stock local designers and change them up every 3-4 months so locals and tourists alike, can always discover something new. At present, some of the amazing brands featured are Mo Maya, Hat of Cain and August Society.
In 2021, Monument brought in Schmear Bagels to be in house. They were crushed when their (and many others) favorite bagel joint Schmear closed in Sentosa. Their goal was to pair the best SF coffee with the best New York style bagels in Singapore. Not exactly the dating app, but Monument is now bagel meets coffee or apparently what folks are calling the most hipster joint in the Williamsburg of Singapore.