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Wimbly Lu – Upper Serangoon, Singapore

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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.
We were greeted by an array of chocolates, truffles and tarts.
Wow nice and bright.
Some seating inside.
Small corner to entertain the hyper ones
Love this concept of showing off the food preparation!
Their signature Root Beer Float Cake on display
View from where I sit….
Sky roof!
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.
My latte $5. Pretty well extracted. Technique is pretty good for milk steaming.
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

Jie Bakery (杰传统面包咖啡屋) – Kovan, Singapore

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I am writing about this confectionery because of how they re-branded themselves and still sticking to making traditional bread that I ate when I was a young boy. As a child, I always love the loaves which has colourful swirls that are so attractive! Maybe that’s why I love bread so much… Hmmm…

Situated along the busy food street of Upper Serangoon Road which connects to Hougang, Sengkang and Punngol, there is no lack of traffic here… literally. So if you’re around that area, pop by and check them out.

Many buns and breads to choose from…
Lovely colourful loaves are still my favourite though!
Value-added service. For those who would love margarine, peanut butter, kaya or jam to go along, ask them to spread for you so you can just eat it immediately or the next morning. Saves you time in preparing brekkie!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5. Thumbs up for keeping the tradition and no preservatives used in the baking! Price has escalated quite a bit, maybe because of the rental.

Location: 953 Upper Serangoon Road.