Much has been said about this place, and I’m probably very late in the game, but I was simply wowed by the ambience as I stepped in. Not wowed in the sense of St Paul’s Cathedral kind of ‘floored’, but wowed in the sense of stepping into a very cosy, warm setting where I feel I can curl up in a corner with a good book and a pretty slice of cake, sipping tea for hours.
|ornate. idyllic. alluring|
Fairy lights, near the glass roof that spanned a good half of the cafe, dangling whimsical mobiles of birds and kites made from scrapbooking patterned paper… quite a wonderland indeed.
|glass roof – pitter patter go the drops atop|
My sis-in-law is a huge fan of the place, and has been there more times than I can imagine, but she had no clue why it was thus named. A quick search reveals that the quaint title is actually a combination of the owners’ names (they live above the shop! I know cos I watched a CNA documentary on it heh).
The hubs thought it had a New York feel (I suppose it was the glass roof), but I thought it was quite European… in any case, other-worldly. It’s good to escape from the shiny solid surfaces of Singapore sometimes, for however short a time.
We had two cakes for dessert, and both were lovely. They have exciting concoctions such as root beer cakes, but the traditional brownies and cheesecakes were yums too.
What was lacking in terms of baby chairs, they made up for in terms of children’s books! Nothing warms my heart towards a cafe more than a good selection of literature – for the little ones and the not so little ones.
We had a great time, especially since we were conveniently seated next to the water dispenser, which was an interesting metal thingymajig, rather than the usual plastic canister. It just makes for a much more pleasant dining experience when you can tell that significant thought and investment has been put into the surrounds.
|Loves of my life|
The girls really enjoyed themselves, digging into cake and hamming it up for the camera. We were glad we managed to find seats on that crowded Saturday evening! Staff are a-plenty, so service is not comprised by customer volume. The key challenge is that area remains the parking! Good luck!