P.S. Cafe at Ash Park – No Children Allowed

I hope no one throws bricks at me, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if no teens were allowed either and then it would be a truly adult place. I would love a place for old fogies like myself, but I guess it’s the teens who have the most buying power, mostly with large amounts of pocket money and supplementary cards to their parents’ credit cards. I am just guessing that this is the case, otherwise I can’t see how they can afford these pricy meals.

Strangely I am not too affected by tots as most people are. The cute ones can charm the socks off me even if they are a tad spirited. I don’t have kids, but I am not the one groaning when children are seated near me in the plane.  When they cry I just feel sorry for the poor mites who must be more scared than I am to be in this weird contraption that flies and gives ear aches.

I also find that teens can be noisier and more annoying than children when they are in a huge group – especially the boys. I was similarly guilty of being in a world of my own, obnoxious and oblivious to my surroundings when I was a teen myself. My teenage self would be shocked at how accustomed I’ve become to solitude and sitting in silence.

P S Cafe no kids

photo by bookjunkie

P S Cafe no kids

photo by bookjunkie

P S Cafe Ann Siang Hill

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

You have to climb up a winding flight of stair to get up the little hill to P S Cafe and take in the awesome view.

photo by bookjunkie

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6 Responses to P.S. Cafe at Ash Park – No Children Allowed

  1. Kaho says:

    Wow, interesting! Some kids do give different atmosphere if they are not well behaved. In Indonesia sometimes you see nannies running after children who don’t want to sit in a chair and eat. My kids have created scenes, not often though. At that stage, it wasn’t enjoyable to take my kids to a restaurant because it was exhausting. Having kids and being exposed to many different types of children, I understand why some places would have to have restrictions.

    • bookjunkie says:

      your kids are angels 🙂

      The scene you described with the nannies running after kids would be the one the restaurant probably wants to avoid. I wonder what kind of feedback P S Cafe has received since they implemented this.

  2. I agree with the “teens having the buying power”…I am amazed at how much cash my daughter’s friends have when we go out shopping. Sometimes, though when I’m with a lot of teens at a Starbuck’s or wherever, it makes me feel kinda hip (a feeling I don’t seem to get often these days 🙂

  3. Crystal says:

    I’m torn over this sort of thing.

    As the mom of a young child, especially one from a Western country where leaving a child with a helper just isn’t an option (unless you’re super wealthy, which I’m not) I’m of two minds about this sort of policy.

    1-My gut reaction is to be angry. My daughter is far less of a problem than most teens and a fair number of adults I’ve encountered over the years. Without exposure to nice restaurants, how are we to teach our children to behave in them? I’m not saying that it’s appropriate to let a child run wild in any establishment (and am fine with management reserving the right to ask a family to leave should they let their kids do so), but the off the bat assumption that kid are ill-mannered and shouldn’t be somewhere is off-putting.

    In the US, if a location had this policy, they immediately were off the list for myself and any other stay at home mom-exactly what were we supposed to do with our kids when we went there? Tie them up outside like puppies? There would also be a TON of negative media coverage and backlash. Even with a helper, when I’m breastfeeding #2, it means that it’s not a place I can go.

    There are environments where kids aren’t welcome–they’re called bars. Not all bars are noisy.

    #2–Part of me, on the other hand, doesn’t mind a place where kids aren’t allowed here in Singapore, where it is common to have help. But if you’re limiting kids, make it 18/21 and up. Why allow teens, who are far more obnoxious than small kids? That’s still a sticking point.

    I think that regardless, I am unlikely to ever patronize them as a conscious objection to this policy.

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