Wimbly Lu – Upper Serangoon, Singapore


Seriously if not for my buddy that I will never find a place like this to chill over some cakes and coffee. Tucked in a row of shop houses within the neighborhood of Jalan Riang, this bistro is gaining a lot of popularity even though it’s quite a distance away from the main road of Upper Serangoon. The difference about this place is, the location is totally inaccessible and yet they can get really crowded. So we headed there for some coffee and managed to find a parking lot just in front of the place!

Frontage
Frontage
On the floor in front of entrance.
On the floor in front of entrance.
We were greeted by an array of chocolates, truffles and tarts.
We were greeted by an array of chocolates, truffles and tarts.
Wow nice and bright.
Wow nice and bright.
Some seating inside.
Some seating inside.
Small corner to entertain the hyper ones
Small corner to entertain the hyper ones
Love this concept of showing off the food preparation!
Love this concept of showing off the food preparation!
Their signature Root Beer Float Cake on display
Their signature Root Beer Float Cake on display
View from where I sit....
View from where I sit….
Sky roof!
Sky roof!
Menu under the glass table top.
Menu under the glass table top.
So I ordered. Came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cake tasted like a root beer brownie. Very interesting and goes well with the ice cream.
So I ordered. Came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cake tasted like a root beer brownie. Very interesting and goes well with the ice cream.
My latte $5. Pretty well extracted. Technique is pretty good for milk steaming.
My latte $5. Pretty well extracted. Technique is pretty good for milk steaming.
Wow they have Little Creatures ales here! Little Creatures is from Perth, Australia and very very popular in Australia.
Wow they have Little Creatures dark and pale ales here! Little Creatures is from Perth, Australia and very very popular in Australia.

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: Overall pretty good. Didn’t try the mains but should be good. The cakes and coffees are pretty good.

Portion: Average.

Service: Very good.

Ambience: Cosy, well air-conditioned, a little crampy but still manageable.

Price: The cake is $6.00 and latte is $5.00. You can check out their menu and opening hours here (http://www.wimblylu.com/WL-menu.pdf)

RTE: Yes, but first, need transport!

Location: 15 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987. Tel: 6289 1489

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The Five Rabbits Bistro & Bar – Pasir Ris, Singapore


Never knew this place existed until I was looking around Pasir Ris area for a nice place to chill out over dinner with a friend. Reviews for this place on some sites were not very encouraging so I decided to check this place out myself.

This restaurant I heard was set up by 5 buddies but the partnership broke up and now left with 2 partners only. Located at one end of Pasir Ris Park, I thought this place has a very nice location, stand alone by themselves over one corner. Pulled into the carpark and it’s free parking, how lovely is that! Was there early, hence we had the choice to choose a lovely table with a nice view of the grass patch and sea.

View from carpark
View from carpark
Front view of the restaurant
Front view of the restaurant
Restaurant view
Restaurant view
Inside seating which doubles up as a function room for private parties
Inside seating which doubles up as a function room for private parties
View from my table
View from my table
Pizza was not bad, love thin crusts ones, lower carbo!
Pizza was not bad, love thin crusts ones, lower carbo!
Generous filling
Generous filling
Grilled ribs and chicken combo. The meat just falls off the ribs and chicken was well-seasoned.
Grilled ribs and chicken combo. The meat just falls off the ribs and chicken was well-seasoned.
One for one before 8pm
One for one Hoegaarden 3pm-9pm
Brownie with ice cream. Not too bad but tasted better.
Brownie with ice cream. Not too bad but tasted better.

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: 4.5/5. For  the entree I ordered, they were not bad. Not as bad as the reviews I read elsewhere.

Portion: Slightly above average.

Service: 4.5/5. Service was actually quite good. Maybe because we were there early and not so busy. We were well attended to though.

Ambience: Nice place for a date or chill out. They have non-smoking section which is good. Song selection is not bad but will have a cycle of bad songs.

Price: Dinner for 2 with drinks was around $110. Thanks to the one-for-one beer deal. food not too expensive also.

RTE: Yeah why not? Good place to catch up with friends!

Location: 201 Pasir Ris Road. Tel: 6581 0842. http://www.5drunkenrabbits.com/