12 Aug '16, 12am

Instant hit: Singapore's first vending machine cafe draws queues

SINGAPORE: It's 7pm and Ms Abery Tay has been waiting in line for about 20 minutes for her dinner at VendCafe, the newly opened vending machine cafe at Block 320C Anchorvale Drive in Sengkang - and there are at least five people ahead of her in the queue. Ms Tay, 25, headed there after work in the hope of trying its claypot chicken rice, one of the dishes on offer at the cafe, as she said it seemed unique. "Usually in convenience stores, you see dishes like spaghetti, but not claypot rice," she said, adding that she expects it would taste "similar but not as fantastic" as those at hawker centres. Long queues were seen at VendCafe when Channel NewsAsia visited on Thursday evening (Aug 11), with a steady stream of people purchasing food since about 5pm. Some waited more than an hour, while others decided to head off after waiting a while. At one end of the cafe are two vendi...

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