Old-School Diner Steeple’s Deli To Move Out Of Tanglin Shopping Centre After 40 Years
Tucked away in a corner of sleepy Tanglin Shopping Centre is old-school Western diner Steeple’s Deli. Step into this place and it feels like time has stopped; the charming wood-clad counters, vintage chalkboard menus and homely comfort food all hark back to a nostalgic old-school era.
Steeple’s is well-known for its hearty sandwiches — the Reuben and Cuban sarnies are particularly popular — and retro milkshakes in flavours like chocolate peanut butter. But come the end of this year, the deli is moving out as Tanglin Shopping Centre has been sold en bloc to an Indonesian-owned property development company.
“They have not given us a firm date to move, but they told us it’s roughly by the end of this year. It’s stated in black and white that we have to move out,” says Johnny Tan, 27, the third-generation owner of the family-run deli.