Placing Your Order In Sign Language Will Get You A 10% Discount At This Cafe

You can order in English – or sign language if you prefer – at Puzzles.

If you order in sign language, you’ll get an additional 10% discount.

Don’t know how to speak sign? Don’t worry, as there is an instruction board at the counter to guide you. The servers will be super appreciative that you tried to converse in their language, so take your time.

A beginner’s guide to sign language that you’ll find at the counter (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

A Cafe With A Cause

Puzzles, a cafe that serves up pizza bombs and other snacks, was started by two Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduates, Suzana Slemat and Shazlina Sulaiman, who wanted to shed some light on the struggles that deaf people face when interacting with service staff.

Founders Suzuna nad Shazlina (Image Credit: Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Suzuna and Shazlina first came up with the idea after interacting with a group of hearing impaired children, and realized that the children were afraid of using sign language in public. After coming in first runner up in a start-up competition, the two girls were offered a space in Ngee Ann Poly’s Ourspace and a $5,000 grant to help kickstart the initiative. 

Puzzles mostly employs hearing impaired students, who are able to gain some working experience and earn some pocket money. The sign language guide and discount helps encourage interaction between the hearing impaired the regular customers.

While majority of customers are students and school staff, there are also regulars from the deaf community who enjoy visiting the cafe because of the servers who speak the same language. It seems like word has gotten out!

Pizza bombs are served! (Image Credit: Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Ordering in sign is a pretty interesting initiative in itself, but the food is reason enough to keep returning.

Food From The Heart

Puzzles is known for their pizza bombs, which is pretty much a pizza served in balls instead of the typical flat circular slices. Super convenient to eat on the go, especially when you’re rushing to your next class!

Grab a pizza bomb for an explosion of flavor in your mouth (Image Credit: Puzzles SG)

Pizza bomb toppings (or fillings in this case) are constantly on rotation, which means you’ll never get bored by the selection. You can expect flavors like salted egg, Hawaiian, chilli crab, beef satay, black pepper chicken, and cheesy spinach.

Other than pizza bombs, there are all sorts of snacks and desserts to sate your appetite in a long lecture. Think glazed chicken bites, brownies, meatball puffs, and mac and cheese.

Sometimes, they will have an all-day breakfast menu going on, with offerings like breakfast buns, roti johns and the super popular hashbrowns.

Sweet treats to brighten up your day (Image Credit: Puzzles SG)

For now, Puzzles only operates in Ngee Ann Polytechnic during term time as that’s when they get most business. Puzzles takes a break during school holidays, but is still open for catering orders.

Suzana and Shazlina has plans to continue operating Puzzles for two more years, and hopefully expand to other tertiary institutions. Soon, you might even be able to see Puzzles at other universities and polytechnics!

Till then, you’ll have to make do going to Ngee Ann Poly for your pizza bomb fix while learning some sign language on the side!  

Puzzles
Address: [email protected] Ann Poly, 535 Clementi Rd, Singapore 599489
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm (during school terms)
Website

Also read 10 Quirky Mooncakes That Break Tradition With Flavours Like Bubble Tea, Chilli And Salted Egg Yolk

(Header Image Source: Images from Puzzles Instagram)

 
 
Also Read
11 Artsy Events And Tantalising Eats For An Exciting End To January

It's finally 2018! We're back in January, the "Monday" of the year. We're all feeling sian but no worries, we've got some artsy AF events and great food for you to make it through the rest of this huge "Monday.

5 LAN Shops In S’pore That Are Dirt Cheap – Starting From $1/Hr

LAN gaming shops can be found all over Singapore. We found the best and cheapest ones for those of you who are looking to get your PUBG game faces on.

6 Places You Can Go When You’re Done With Dinner But You Still Want To Lepak

If you're looking for a place to settle down so that you and your friends can carry on your conversation comfortably, we've found you 6 places.

11 Electrifying Events And Delectable Foods To Turn Your November Into Yes-vember

November is a relatively lull month, so we've compiled a list of events and food for you to eat and party your way through to make it to December.

This Insta-Worthy Acai Joint Will Bowl You Over With Their Berry Good Acai Soft Serves

Many of you have probably tried acai bowls, but have you tried an acai soft serve? These ones by Beriwell are the perfect way to beat Singapore's heat!

East Meets West At Birdfolks, Where American Fried Chicken Is Served With Kopi

If you're sick of KFC, Popeyes, and 4Fingers, come meet the newcomer in the fried chicken market in Singapore, Birdfolks!

Someone Finally Opened A Durian Specialty Cafe, And It Serves More Than The Typical Puffs And Cakes

Simply called Mao Shan Wang Cafe, this durian cafe is opened by Four Seasons Durian. It serves durian flavoured treats that are both sweet and savoury.

Because Flat Whites Are Boring, This Cafe Serves Up Latte In A Gorgeous Lavender Hue

This gorgeous concoction can be found on the menu at Abbie's Coffeehouse at Havelock II. The drink is creamy and light, with bits of sweet potato.