Wimbly Lu at Jalan Riang – Gem of a Cafe decorated for Halloween

Wimbly Lu.  Sounds like a character from a Roald Dahl book, but it’s actually a combination of the owners’ names.

Yet another gem of a place, recently discovered, all because of my favourite 2 dollar local magazine, 8 Days. It’s sandwiched somewhere between Serangoon and Braddell within a housing estate and they specialize in chocolate.  I love ulu places. It’s pretty close to the Nex Shopping Mall.  You can’t miss it.  Look out for the red and cream Beetle.

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The estate.

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The cool Beetle.

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I just love the ornate logo. I can imagine the work that must have gone into this.

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Just adored the Halloween Decorations that were up in this beautifully decorated cafe.

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The features that stood out included the warm lights, the sky light and the exposed brick walls.

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The furniture was not matchy matchy and there were many vintage pieces.  That was nice.  Some of the old style furniture we even have in our home, so definitely made the place feel even more homey. The service was warm and what I loved best – totally unpretentious.

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The flourless orange cake was very moist, chocolate cake tasted like it was filled with actual melted chocolate.  We actually preferred the orange cake, perhaps as it was lighter. The fresh cream – definitely not from a can, went so well with the cake.

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And what was famed to be Prince William’s favourite dessert, the Eton Mess was our favourite with the sourness of the cranberries and the sweetness of the meringe and fresh cream.  Really good stuff.  No wonder he had this served at his Royal Wedding.

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The Cafe Latte was nice although I preferred it a bit stronger. These days I really like a strong espresso base and I love seeing that magic golden crema.

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Here are some reviews of the place:

Soshiok reveals how the owners bought the shophouse so that they wouldn’t be slaves to increasing rent. Read more about the owners Wee Bin and Luciana, in this article: Wimbly Lu’s artisanal chocolates and ice creams

Augustman talks about how Jalan Riang is becoming a Food enclave. On the Map: Hidden Finds at Jalan Riang.

And here’s the official Wimbly Lu blog.

And a snap of the menu and prices.

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8 Responses to Wimbly Lu at Jalan Riang – Gem of a Cafe decorated for Halloween

  1. Pingback: #89. Little Independent Cafes & Book Stores | Singapore Actually

  2. Lady J says:

    What a cool find… Doesn’t look like it belonged in Singapore.. hehe

  3. plumerainbow says:

    Your post alone is enough to pique my interest, will certainly check it out!

  4. Crystal says:

    Adorable…we’ll need to check them out!

    • bookjunkie says:

      The place seems kid friendly as there were a number of children hanging out at Jalan Riang. The restaurant next door too (Jules).

  5. Pingback: Wimbly Lu: The Pretty Little Chocolate Cafe at Jalan Riang | Singapore Actually

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